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"Build It Right" Video Series

October Recap | #BuildItRight


October’s in the books. One month closer to finishing a number of Hornet Homes. Here’s a look back.

Trim Is In | Episode 017


We start the day learning about a futuristic wall switch created by TiO. The trim and hardwood is in at #2039Cartier. And we pick out some amazing tile for our upcoming projects at DalTile.

Floorplan Design | Episode 016


Today fit in a quick stop by #612Campus. We had a great meeting with our sales guy Aaron to work through some budget numbers. And we have officially started the floorplan process with my brother and his wife on their new home. Oh and a little surprise at the end! P.S. Quick thank you for the support from Design Build Doug

Elizabeth Begins | Episode 015


Framing is getting rolling out on our #3001Hudson project. We’re getting two homes started on Elizabeth St. We check on a build gone wrong. Plus we have a nice surprise at the end!

Concrete at Hudson | Episode 014


Our turn-down slab is getting poured at #3001Hudson. We do a final insulation check before sheetrock is installed at #2039Cartier. We see a familiar face at the local Ferguson vendor luncheon. And we check out a couple lots for some potential clients.

Insulating Cartier | Episode 013


We’ve got foundation prep at #3001Hudson, insulation at #2039Cartier, and there’s a new project on the horizon.

September Recap | #BuildItRight


September was a blast! And October is shaping up to be even better.

Visit By MawMaw | Episode 012


We see my friend Ernesto out on the job site. Spray foam insulation starts at #612Campus. Plus my Maw Maw stops by for a visit and shares a little about my Paw Paw.

Looking for Lots | Episode 011


Homes are starting to get dried-in out at our #Oakdale3 projects. We hope to pass our framing inspection at #612Campus. And we are always on the lookout for what projects are coming up next. We stop by four lots to see if any of them make sense for a Hornet Home.

Ready for Roofing | Episode 010


Our #Oakdale3 projects are moving along well. The first of three (Byrum) is ready to be dried in with windows, doors, and roofing. The other two projects are almost there. Plus we celebrate a long awaited closing at our #Reeves2 project.

The Show Must Go On | Episode 009


Feeling a little under the weather today. But there is still work that must be done!

Hurricane Florence is Coming | Episode 008


Hurricane Florence is in route. And for some reason we’re out here starting two houses!?! We check in on the crawl at the third build of the #Oakdale3. Plus we get to spend a little time at Charlotte’s annual 21st Century Building Expo.

Slabs are In at Oakdale | Episode 007


We begin the day checking on all three of our foundations at #Oakdale3. The crawl space walls prove to be a little dangerous. We check in on the electrical progress at #612Campus. We’re stoked to welcome our first sales professional to the team. And we wrap up the day with a little waterproofing back at Oakdale.

Bring on the Low Voltage | Episode 006


We start the day off with some low voltage and electric placement at #612Campus. We finally have our back door at #2039Cartier. We’re out laying block at one of our #Oakdale3 projects. And we wrap up the day with a little visit to our friends at Melt-In Your Mouth cupcake shop!

The door wasn’t installed? | Episode 005


Back at it fresh off a short break for #LaborDay. We start the day trying to clean up the #612Campus job site a little bit. We check on why our back patio door still isn’t installed at #2039Cartier. We swing through and check on the poured footings at one of our #Oakdale3 lots. And we wrap the day up dropping a couple signs in the dirt at our new Elizabeth Rd lots we just closed on last week!

Underslab Plumbing at Oakdale | Episode 004


Our schedule was packed from start to finish today. We stop in on a number of projects like #Oakdale3 #612Campus and #2039Cartier But we also add a couple new projects to the mix! Plus we wrap up the day with a surprise I can’t wait to show you.

Solar Panel and Dump Trailers | Episode 003


Today we start the day by looking fear in the face! We add a solar panel to a safety camera we have on our #612Campus site. We then stop by our #2039Cartier project to see window installation. We come back through Campus for a meeting with the framer and plumbers. And we wrap the day up with a visit to look at some dump trailers to help deal with trash removal at our projects.

Installing Water and Sewer Lines | Episode 002


In our second installment of Build it Right, we check on the stairs at our #612Campus home, the window/exterior door install at #2039Cartier, and the water/sewer installation at one of our #Oakdale3 projects. During the day we swing through Uptown to learn about a new company to Charlotte called Ribbon. And we wrap up the day with a one year check up at our build for Miss Beverly.

Final Site Clearing at Oakdale | Episode 001


In our first installment of Build it Right, we check on some final clearing being done at our #Oakdale3 projects. We meet with the water department about potential tap fees. And we get a cool tour of Carter Lumber’s Charlotte operation.