About Us

The Kirkwood Builders Advantage.
The Premiere Clayton, NC Homebuilder

The Kirkwood Builders Promise.

Most builders boast about their extensive building resume. Some of them are second and third generation builders. A few of them were former project managers for national building companies. The others have been around the business as subcontractors or suppliers before building. This is definitely not the road Kirkwood Builders took.

Art and Teresa Kirkwood along with the finest subcontractors in the industry make up Kirkwood Builders. They met twenty-eight years ago. Art was a student at Shaw University, Teresa at NC State. After graduation they worked in many different industries, none of them construction.

Teresa has always had a great eye for detail, and Art was the people person. In 2003 they founded Kirkwood Builders, Inc. with almost no construction experience. The company started with a simple philosophy; exceed all expectations.

That philosophy and hard work has won them great respect in the industry. They believe that not being from a building background gave them more of a homeowners view. This view has helped create great customer relationships. Art and Teresa try to make each house feel like a custom dream home, no matter what price range.

Built For You

We carefully listen to your goals for your home build, and use those goals to create an actionable house design that will be a tailor-made fit to your lifestyle.  

Award Winning

Kirkwood Builders is one of the most award-winning builders in the Triangle area.  We are a consistent “Best of the Best” winner on the parade of homes tour.

Home Automation

You dream it, and we will automate it.  With all of the recent innovations in technology, we aim to create a house that is as connected as you are.   

Local Build

We are local, so this ensures that your home build will have all of the attention that it deserves.  We will build on your land, or we will help you find a lot in your desired area.


We have been building in the area for over 15 years.  We have a full portfolio of completed houses in the area that you can go take a look at.   


We take every opportunity to use the highest quality products, and building techniques to ensure that you have a superior quality home that is built to last for generations.


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We look forward to getting started on your project!