After twenty-five years of renting houses in Ocean Sands, Corolla NC we finally decided to fulfill our dream of building our own home- ultimately for retirement- but also to be a rental in summer months. After interviewing three different builders, we knew we had made the right choice. Entering Mike’s office we saw his many completed house designs proudly displayed like children’s graduation pictures on his wall- each one distinctive in its own way.  He spent hours with us determining our hopes and dreams, likes and preferences we wanted included in our new home.  It was so much different than sitting with others who had three or four models to choose from.  He then took the survey of our challenging property on a flag shaped lot with views to the back and side and designed a home to our specifications.  We were working with a fixed mortgage budget and they tried very hard to give us the most house for our resources.  I come from a long line of family builders and so saw new possibilities all along the way for adaptations and improvements.  Mike took each suggestion and gave us the specific change order to accomplish exactly what we wanted.  There were no surprises which was important in using our resources wisely. During construction we even made a large change in situating the master suite for the best views, as it was evident it would add value to our home. At the same time, we were able to include design features as we went including; a specialty Pennsylvania blue stone fireplace which we drove down from our home state, the addition of windows to the great room and a beautiful glass back splash in the kitchen.  Mike was always available for choices of flooring, tile, cabinets, lighting, mirrors, and colors to offer an opinion when asked, while encouraging us to make our own decisions.  When I asked but didn’t take his suggestions I often wished I had since he has a wonderful eye for congruence in design features and colors.  As a result we have a beautiful new home that is exactly what we wanted and dreamed of building.  Friends and neighbors agree it is spectacular. We have a unique custom home that is exactly what we wanted with solid construction.  Others recognize it also as our house is fully booked for the summer rental season!  My only regret is that we don’t have unlimited resources to be able to design and build another home with Michael York.  He helped to make what might be a stressful experience into a delightful creative hands-on process. 

-Scott & Carol Loomer