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Carolina Country Builders

1459 Redbud Road
Pittsboro, NC 27312


Service area: 45 miles

Service Area: We work in Chatham and Orange county NC primarily although we have been known to work in Wake County NC as well.


Carolina Country Builders is a small volume design-build firm working to promote the design and construction of quality custom residential buildings employing Green Building Best Practices. We work on new homes, additions and renovations. Passive solar and green building strategies are integral to our work. We provide consultation services and periodically train professionals, and the general public in renewable energy and green building strategies.

Since our beginning we have consistently remained on the leading edge of technology promoting environmentally appropriate construction.


Carolina Country Builders has been a NC leader in solar home design, construction, and training since the late 1980’s, and made the transition to green building in the early 1990’s. Our work has been for many years and continues to be at the forefront of solar home construction and green built homes in Orange and Chatham County, NC. Carolina Country Builders built the first home to reach a Gold Certification level in the HealthyBuilt Home program based in the North Carolina Solar Center. The company also won the National Energy Value Housing 2005 Silver Award Moderate Climate from the NAHB Research Center for a home completed in 2004. In more recent years we have completed green certified homes through the Home Builders Association of Durham Orange and Chatham County green building program (associated with NAHB)


PAUL KONOVE has extensive experience in passive solar home design and green building. He was chair of the North Carolina Solar Energy Association (1986-87 – now the NC Sustainable Energy Association – NCSEA) and co-founding the NC Solar Center (established at NC State University). More recently, he has taught green building for the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, assisted in organizing numerous NCSEA solar and green building tours around the state of North Carolina, and will present "Green Renovations and Additions - a case study" at the NAHB National Green Building Conference to be held in May 2010 in Raleigh, NC. JAY BAUER - site manager has been working with Carolina Country Builders for five years. Through close contact with Paul Konove Jay has learned in the field what is required to oversee and build high quality, low energy green certified home. He has attended numerous local training sessions on green building and in 2010 will be co-presenting with Paul Konove at the NAHB national green conference.

Our mission is to promote the design and construction of quality custom residential buildings, employing Green Building Best Practices. From our beginning in late 1985, we have promoted the design and construction of quality passive solar / energy efficient projects in a variety of styles, costs, and settings. Nearly all of our new home projects and most of our additions have been designed and built with passive solar.