Craven Gardner has been designing, building and remodeling high quality homes for over 25 years. Craven has proven experience in a variety of architectural styles and genuinely enjoys diversity in both exterior and interior design.
Craven believes that quality is in the details and begins with the initial consultation meeting. With a perceptive ear, Craven listens to his clients, formulates solutions and shares ideas and insight from his many years of experience.
Everything revolves around the client and their expectations. Craven and his associates work hard to earn the confidence of their clients often leading to lasting friendships.
Craven Gardner Design & Build currently caters to people planning to build or remodel in the Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Newport, Beaufort and “down east” areas of Carteret County. Our clients hail from many different places. We take pride in working with local clients and those from nearby and distant cities and towns.
Design-build is unique…a builder and designer collaborate at some level. Working with Craven is especially unique because your builder and designer are one in the same resulting in a process that is exceedingly consistent and constant. Whether your design is created by Craven or you already have a set of plans, Craven Gardner can continue the process with the design-build approach.
Craven Gardner will meet with you at his studio or your home to get to know you. While informative, meetings with Craven are always casual and unassuming. It’s during this time that initial goals are set…general rooms layout, architectural style, budget, etc. You may know exactly what you want but most only have vague ideas. Craven will help you sort things out by closely listening to you, asking the right questions and sharing ideas of his own.
The design is developed in phases. Thoughtful design ideas are proposed along with cost benefit analysis. We will establish the home plan that is uniquely yours and a budget that fits your finances.
An exceptional home is designed to suit the property in the best possible way… so site conditions are evaluated in the beginning. Views, topography, lot size restrictions, local rules and regulations and privacy are among priorities. Site design and architectural design are developed simultaneously.
We are passionate about architecture. While space planning and functionality are first and foremost we also place high priority on architectural style. Some architectural styles are simple, some are more ornate, but all are identified by certain eye catching design details. So, which style? ...We believe that your home should reflect your personal tastes. Together we’ll discover the perfect fit for you and your family.
Competitive bidding is ongoing to ensure you get the best value for your investment. Comprehensive material lists are created to be quoted by multiple vendors. Subcontractors bid on the work based on detailed drawings and work descriptions.
The fully transparent Line-Item Specification serves as a guide for both design-builder and client. You get to choose what you want and adjust the scope of work as you see fit during construction.
Quality expectations are high. Craven personally oversees all phases of construction. Constant communication is provided assisting in selections, implementation of design features, keeping on schedule, and staying within budget. If you have questions, Craven and staff are available to answer them.
Interior design is the art of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and furnishings. When interior design is considered during the overall design-build process, extraordinary spaces are created. Some interior design elements can only be achieved if planned during the initial design phases.
You can count on us to be there for you long after your home is completed.