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Chad Collins Accredited Master Builder

Chad D Collins 2014 NAHB Certified Green Home Professional of the Year (3)

Award winning Custom Home Builder Chad D. Collins, AMB, CMGP, CAPS, is an active unlimited licensed general contractor and new home builder in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Since 1997 he’s transformed clients’ dreams into elegant, fashionable, timeless homes while building a reputation for skilled craftsmanship, superior quality, and incomparable client service. Chad has focused his professional career with an emphasis in sustainable Green home construction, home remodeling and additions in the Durham, Hillsborough and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.

Chad’s commitment to excellence has earned him numerous top housing industry awards, including the coveted Triangle Sales and Marketing Council’s MAME Building Company of the Year in both 2007 and 2008. The National Home Builders Association Certified Green Home Professional of the Year in 2014 and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham County Builder of the Year in 2014. For a complete list of Chad’s industry recognition please visit our Awards page.

From the outset of his career, Chad quickly impressed others with his professionalism, integrity, and astute operations and management skills. While in high school and college, Chad worked part time with home improvement retailers and building material suppliers, which opened opportunities to work for regional and national home builders throughout much of the 1990s. Chad capitalized on his experiences to acquire considerable industry knowledge and to forge strong relationships.

Chad distinguished himself by developing processes, tools, and quality-driven teams that cut annual costs, reduced project completion time and decreased attrition. As a result, Chad advanced to increasingly responsible positions. Evidence of his talent for coaching and leading teams is that some of the team members he developed continue to work with him to this day. Following that success, Chad played an important role in helping a national home building company establish operations and a market presence in the Triangle area. His efforts in closing just under $6,000,000 in custom homes in a single year earned Chad the “2001 Builder of the Year Award.”

As a Custom Home Builder, Chad understands that building a new home or remodeling your home is a creative and collaborative process. Chad strives to provide a total team effort dedicated to fulfilling clients’ dreams and desires from concept to completion. His success is measured by the satisfaction of his clients. If you are searching for a general contractor or new home builder in the Durham, Hillsborough and Chapel Hill area, look no further than Chad Collins and Collins Design-Build.

In addition to Chad’s Unlimited Building License issued by the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors Chad is also a licensed home inspector and a Certified Lead Abatement Contractor in the state of North Carolina. In 2018 North Carolina Governor Cooper Appointed Chad to the Home Inspector Licensing Board.

Contact Chad via phone at 919-422-2818 or by email chad@collinsdesignbuild.com

Chad’s Professional Designations include:
Accredited Master Builder
Certified Master Green Professional
Certified Aging In Place Specialist

Link to 2019 Triangle Business Journal Cover Article about Chad TBJ Article

Emilee Collins REALTOR®

There are many steps in the road to buying or selling a home that rely on the expertise of many professionals. I am with you at the center of the road—getting to know the home that you would like to sell or learning of the home you wish to buy. I manage timelines, gather the appropriate experts for each situation and advise on factors that are crucial to the decisions you make throughout the process.

Building relationships in the community is the cornerstone of an exceptional business model in real estate. I am a member of the best real estate industry organizations in the Triangle area–The Durham Regional Association of REALTORS® and The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties. I began the Charter Organization of The Professional Women in Building of Durham, Orange, Chatham Counties. I currently serve as President-Elect for The Rotary Club of Downtown Durham and an Ambassador for the Hillsborough/Orange Chamber of Commerce.

I have spent the last 22 years working with national banks, mortgage companies and real estate firms navigating the ever-changing landscape of the investment, lending and real estate markets. I earned my NC Real Estate Broker License in 2006. I have earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation (GRI), the Seller Representative Specialist designation (SRS), and I hold the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation (SRES®) to be specially qualified to address the real estate needs of those age 50+.

Contact Emilee via phone 919-730-7040 or by email emilee@emileecollins.comcollinsdesignbuild.com


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