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Featured Designer: J.W. Dalrymple (Leland)

J.W. Dalrymple Residential Design Associates, Inc.


Now that you’ve decided to build your new home, you’re about to embark on an exciting journey that leads to not only your ultimate sanctuary, but perhaps to the most important investment you’ll make. You have lots of ideas and questions -- and perhaps some concerns. Relax. You’ve come to the right place.

It is the aim of J.W. Dalrymple Residential Design Associates, Inc. to guide you -- step by step -- through the multi-faceted and complex process of designing your home. We’ll work closely with you to interpret your ideas and wishes into a workable plan for a home that fits your site and budget, enhances your lifestyle and provides a comfortable and safe environment for your family.

Houses today are very technical structures and building code requirements are strict. We stay up to date on cutting-edge, efficient and environmentally friendly construction materials, as well as all the latest building code changes -- national, state and local -- to ensure your home is the best it can be. We communicate with your builder to help control costs, and we coordinate with energy specialists, interior designers and structural engineers as needed.  We’ll be with you every step of the way until construction is completed.

What to expect:
JW Dalrymple Residential Design Associates, Inc. specializes in new home design, renovation & addition design, and light commercial design. In addition to patient guidance, friendly expert advice, and help in making crucial decisions about your new home, you can expect your completed plans to include:

 ► Site Plan
 ► Detailed Foundation Plans
 ► Detailed Floor Plans
 ► All Elevations
 ► Exterior & Interior Wall Sections
 ► Construction Details
 ► S
chedule of Materials
 ► Specific Structural Information
 ► Insulation & Energy Requirements
 ► Room Finish Schedule
 ► Door & Window Schedules
 ► Electrical & Plumbing Schedules

First steps:
So what now? Start by taking a look at some of our representative work in the photos below. If you like what you see, give us a call. We’ll set up a casual, informative meeting where you can ask all the questions you want. We’ll help you understand the design and construction processes, from getting what’s in your mind down on paper, to all the material options, to site and budgetary considerations. You’ll no doubt want to call a few of our references and check out the work and credentials of other designers, which we encourage. Ultimately, it comes down to experience, talent and knowledge. We can offer you all three, which probably explains why repeat clients represent a large portion of our client base, and over 90% of our business is generated through word-of-mouth.

About the designer:
J.W. "Willie" Dalrymple, CPBD, AIBD, has been a custom residential and light commercial design professional for over three decades. Having grown up learning about the construction industry from his father, who was a residential contractor, the transition to design was a natural move. After working a number of years for architectural and engineering firms in North Carolina, including one of the state’s largest and oldest architectural firms, Willie made the decision to establish his own firm. The company specializes in the design of custom homes of all styles and sizes. Project lists also include a large number of high-end renovations and additions as well as small commercial buildings. Completed projects have been built in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties in eastern North Carolina, locations in western North Carolina as well as South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Willie has qualified by examination for the designation of Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD), awarded by the National Council for Building Designer Certification (NCBDC).  He is certified by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America in New York, NY.  He is an active Professional Member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), which offers seminars and other educational opportunities and requires a minimum number of continuing education units each year. Willie is immediate past President of the NC Society of AIBD.

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