This was the first home I have had designed and built specifically for me and, thanks to Mike, it was a terrific experience. I did a great deal of research on home design and construction and came up with a number of ideas that I wanted Mike to incorporate. Mike listened to me patiently and then proceeded to implement or improve on the good ideas and gently talk me out of the not-so-good ones. He came up with a beautiful design that includes a striking exterior with gables and columns and an equally stunning interior with soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams and a central stone fireplace in the great room. My home has brought countless compliments from friends, neighbors and even strangers passing by. I enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend Michael York to anyone embarking on the construction of a new custom home.

-Paul Jacokes ~ Surf City, NC


I just wanted to thank you for doing such a great job designing both of our houses in North Carolina and Virginia. As I visit the house in Corolla, I don’t see anything I would change. The house in Virginia Beach is spectacular, the niches, barrel ceiling and many other details really make the house. In our recent 60 mile per hour storm, the house didn’t budge. In fact, we didn’t even lose a shingle. Many thanks to you and House Engineering for that. Your greatest attribute is your ability to listen to the client. Don’t lose that quality, it is hard to find in a designer. Please feel free to use me for a reference anytime. Keep up the good work.

-B. Gray Randolph


The three most important qualities we look for when seeking professional help are the professional’s technical ability, personal integrity, and his true caring for what is best for his client. When we met with Michael York, we were comfortable that we had found a man with all three of these crucial talents. As our project progressed, Michael continually impressed us with his dedication to make sure every detail was considered and properly addressed. He continually coached us on why things needed to be certain ways, repeatedly showed us pictures and drawings of what our project would look like when completed, and constantly educated us at every turn as to the possible ways to design things to meet our goals. His patience and subtle humor made it a pleasure to work with him. In short, he made our dream home a thoroughly enjoyable and wonderful experience. We would heartily endorse anyone planning a new home or other structure to seek out Michael York, as we are positive that he will give them the same care, consideration and competence that he provided to us.

-Robert & Marleen Greer


To anyone considering new construction or remodeling, it is our pleasure to highly recommend Mr. Michael York. They live up to their word and keep their promises. They treated us with respect and kindness throughout our remodel project. Their skill and knowledge about construction show through in the beautiful job they did on our home. We are very proud of what they have done to make our house a much more beautiful and functional home and it was a very difficult project. Just ride by the yellow house on the beach road at # 602 in Kill Devil Hills and you can see for yourself the quality construction both inside and out. We love our house and our new friends and everyone that worked on our house. Thank you for a job well done!

-Bill & Linda Matthews