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Andy & Trina Barham

From the moment we sat down in our first meeting with Elliot with EMK construction Inc., till the day we moved in our beautiful new, one of a kind EMK home, Elliot was a complete, full service builder in every aspect of the process in any and all matters of building our home. He was timely, honest, trustworthy, compassionate builder who ALWAYS held our families best interest at heart. I would highly recommend Elliot to anyone who is looking to build or remodel a home. You will find no builder who will build the highest quality home the way that Elliot does. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Elliot!!

I have received quotes from a couple contractors, why are the prices so different?

This is something we hear a lot. Basically, every contractor builds differently, uses different vendors, has different overhead costs, etc. We at EMK Construction are proud to say that we strive to exceed building code minimums, to ensure you have a sturdy, safe, and energy-efficient structure. We also make sure that EVERYTHING is included in our price, including plans, labor, materials, landscaping and anything else that should be included, there are no hidden costs. If you are talking to a few different contractors, make sure you ask if there will be any additional costs as the job goes on. When looking at quotes, make sure you are comparing “apples to apples”, and the specs are the same. You also want to make sure your contractor is licensed and insured.

Do you offer a warranty?

Even though it’s not required by North Carolina, we do offer a one (1) year warranty on all labor and materials. After the year is up, each item is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, which varies.

After we sign a contract with you, how soon will work begin?

We can typically begin work within 2-3 weeks after signing a contract. This is usually due to town/county permitting requirements.

What is your square foot price?

We don’t have one. Each job and jobsite is unique, therefore we cannot give you a price per square foot. We are truly a custom builder.

What do you specialize in?

We specialize in all residential building and remodeling. We give the same attention to detail in a deck we’re building as we do in a custom home, and everything in between. This is something we are very proud of. No job is too big or too small! Some of the many projects we’ve done are kitchen and bathroom remodels, screened in porches, decks, detached garages, outdoor living spaces, and additions.

Should I have all the building plans for the project ready before the initial meeting?

No, this is not necessary. Elliot can discuss your needs, budget, and if what you want done is structurally possible without the plans there. Once that is done, he can help you finalize the plans for a more concrete price.

Do you charge for estimates?

No we do not. We feel that coming out to talk to the customer and looking at the project is a courtesy to the customer that they should not have to pay for.

Pete & Tami Hilton, The Preserves, Chapel Hill.

“There are lots of good contractors here, but if you want integrity, you’ll want to call EMK Construction, Inc.”We did and have not regretted a moment of it!

Joyce & Regina Martin, Fuquay-Varina

We love our new home addition! We searched for over a year before finding EMK Construction. We were looking for a builder that could stay within our budget constraints and at the same time, build a quality addition. Thank you EMK! The quality of the building materials used, the workmanship and attention your team of friendly, skilled craftsmen paid to details and your company’s attention to customer service was outstanding.

Pete & Tami Hilton, The Preserves, Chapel Hill

When my husband and I were looking for a contractor, a church member told me about EMK Construction. ‘There’s lots of good contractors here, but if you want integrity, you’ll want to call EMK.’ We did and have not regretted a moment of it! Elliot and his staff were great at easing our minds and it made our transition less stressful just knowing that they were on top of things.

Jim & Jacie Welch

When we were looking at homes in Clayton, we were overwhelmed by the number of nice homes we saw. They were all nice, but none of them stood out until we entered our EMK home. We were blown away by the attention to detail and thought that was put into our home. Elliot and his crew built a house that made us say, “wow” upon entering it. From the cabinets to the floors, to the light fixtures and the hardware, the quality of products used was very appealing. EMK is a gold-winning, Parade of Homes builder and it shows! We love our home!

Dave & Robin Azzopardi

We are very satisfied with our new EMK home. The quality of our new home exceeds my expectations. Such detail to trim work…I mean even the closets have finished detail moulding. Elliot and his staff are very prompt and courtious. We are in our new home about a month…but I have yet to find a flaw in EMK’s craftsmanship. I have to mention this…Even at our closing, Elliot thought of our little girl with a “My new home” coloring book and crayons to keep her occupied! I thought that was great. I would recommend EMK to anyone looking for a home. Thanks EMK.

David & Mary Ellen Mottola, Cary, NC

EMK Construction did a tremendouse job building our pool house. We loved the personal attention and professionalism displayed by Elliot and his crew. We highly recommend EMK for your next remodel or addition!

C.B. Dabbs, Holly Springs, NC

Dear Elliot;
I was writing a lengthy testimonial about our experience with EMK Construction, when after several paragraphs it because clear to me that it can be boiled down to the following; honesty, integrity, quality workmanship and a complete dedication to customer satisfaction, before, during and after the construction of our new home. Thank you for a job well done.

Remodels & Additions

EMK Construction also provides custom remodels and additions. We will construct basement/attic finish-offs, sunrooms, kitchens, large & small additions. We offer a free estimate to ensure the project will be within the homeowner’s budget. And our designer can work with the homeowner to design a space that will suit their needs.

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Why deal with the hassle of traveling when you can vacation in your own home

A well planned outdoor living space can make your home more comfortable, enjoyable and valuable. It can become the center of activity for parties and families, or it can become an oasis where you escape the bustle of the household.

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New Homes

EMK Construction is also an award-winning custom home builder. You can find our homes all over the triangle; including Chapel Hill, Garner, Cary, Apex and Clayton. For many years we were on the builder team in the Forest Oaks neighborhood of Smithfield and the Flowers Plantation neighborhood of Clayton.

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