Loyd Builders

February 19, 2024

Tim Clarke

Expert custom home builder in Raleigh-Durham, NC specializing in luxury homes, renovations, and unique living spaces since 2000.

For over 25 years, Loyd Builders has been creating stunning luxury custom homes throughout Apex and surrounding areas that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living.

Founded by Mike Loyd in 1995, Loyd Builders aims to turn clients' home visions into reality through outstanding design and construction quality.

Reputation for Quality Craftsmanship and Service

As a seasoned real estate agent and a personal fan of Tripp Loyd, the founder of Loyd Builders, I've had the privilege to witness firsthand the unparalleled craftsmanship and service that Loyd Builders brings throughout The Triangle.

Their consistent recognition in awards and accolades over the years is a testament to their dedication and excellence in the custom home building industry.

With over two decades of experience in the custom home building industry, Loyd Builders has earned a stellar reputation for quality craftsmanship and service.

They are known for their inspired design, high-end finishes, and exceptional customer service.

Homeowners have consistently praised Loyd Builders for their commitment to constant communication, transparency, and collaboration throughout the design and building process.

This dedicated approach makes the experience of building a custom home with Loyd Builders not just stress-free, but truly enjoyable.

Here's a closer look at their journey of excellence.

A Legacy of Awards and Recognitions

Recent Achievements

  • 2023 Best of West Wake Diamond Awards – Best Builder (Gold) – Cary Living Magazine
  • 2021 Readers Choice Diamond Awards – Best Builder (Gold) – Midtown Magazine
  • 2020 MAME Awards – Best Custom Home Design for Homes 3501+ Square footage, Best of the Best – Custom Builder

Notable Past Awards

  • 2019 Maggy Awards – Best Custom Home Builder of Western Wake
  • 2018 Parade of Homes, Gold Winner “The Sweet Spot”, Sweetwater Lot 413
  • 2017 Builder of the Year Award – HBA of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties
  • 2016 MAME Award – Best Product Design (For a Detached Home $1M+)

A Decade of Excellence

  • 2010-2019: Loyd Builders amassed a significant number of awards, including multiple Gold Winners in the Wake County Parade of Homes, and recognition for Best Outdoor Living Space and Best Custom Home Design.
  • 2001-2009: The early years saw Loyd Builders setting a high standard with multiple wins in the Wake County Parade of Homes and the prestigious MAME Award for Best Landscape Design “The Wynchester”.

Loyd Builders' impressive track record of awards and recognitions over the past two decades speaks volumes about their commitment to excellence.

As a real estate agent, I am proud to recommend Loyd Builders to anyone looking to build their dream home.

Their proven track record of quality craftsmanship, innovative design, and exceptional service ensures that every project they undertake is nothing short of extraordinary.

Notable Communities

As a seasoned real estate agent in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area and the founder of the Tim M. Clarke Team, I've had the privilege of witnessing the remarkable craftsmanship and innovation of Loyd Builders firsthand.

Their dedication to creating luxurious living spaces is evident in neighborhoods like Greythorne, Avalaire, and the serene Colvard Farms in Durham.

Each community boasts custom homes that seamlessly blend elegance with functionality, offering homeowners an unparalleled living experience.

Their dedication to creating luxurious living spaces is evident in neighborhoods across the region, including:

Greythorne in Raleigh:

  • This neighborhood stands as a testament to Loyd Builders' commitment to excellence. Each home is designed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring each property not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the discerning buyer. The outdoor living spaces feature pools, hot tubs, and fireplaces, offering luxury living at its finest.

Shadow Creek Estates in Raleigh:

  • As one of the Triangle's newest and most luxurious communities, Shadow Creek Estates stands out for its exceptional quality and grandeur. With prices starting at a cool $3 million, each residence is a testament to Loyd Builders' commitment to delivering unrivaled luxury. Here, homeowners can enjoy expansive, meticulously designed homes that redefine opulence.

Avalaire in Raleigh:

  • Avalaire is another prime example of Loyd Builders' expertise. The homes are sophisticated and elegant, offering homeowners an unparalleled living experience. From the interiors to the lush, landscaped gardens, every aspect of this community exudes luxury.

Colvard Farms in Durham:

  • Situated in a tranquil setting, Colvard Farms is a testament to Loyd Builders' ability to blend natural beauty with luxury amenities. The custom homes here are designed to enhance the outdoor living experience, with features such as expansive patios and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Bella Vista in Raleigh:

  • Bella Vista showcases the classical elegance that Loyd Builders is renowned for. The community is designed to cater to a variety of lifestyles, offering a unique blend of luxury and functionality.

The Registry in Raleigh:

  • The prestigious atmosphere of The Registry is a testament to Loyd Builders' commitment to creating exclusive, high-end communities. The homes here are designed with a keen eye for detail, ensuring each property meets the highest standards of luxury living.

Wakefield in Raleigh:

  • Wakefield is a family-friendly community that showcases Loyd Builders' versatility. The homes here are designed with families in mind, offering spacious interiors and outdoor spaces that cater to a variety of lifestyle needs.

Renaissance at Regency in Cary:

  • The sophisticated charm of Renaissance at Regency is another testament to Loyd Builders' expertise. The community offers a unique blend of luxury and convenience, making it a sought-after destination for discerning homeowners.

Newstead Manor in Raleigh:

  • Newstead Manor is an exclusive enclave that showcases the best of Loyd Builders' craftsmanship. The homes here are designed with a keen eye for detail, offering homeowners a unique blend of luxury and sophistication.

Sweetwater in Apex:

  • Sweetwater showcases Loyd Builders' innovative approach to design. The community offers a unique blend of modern amenities and traditional charm, making it a sought-after destination for homeowners.

Sunset Lake in Fuquay Varina:

  • Sunset Lake is a serene lakeside community that showcases Loyd Builders' commitment to creating tranquil, luxurious living spaces. The homes here are designed to enhance the natural beauty of the setting, offering homeowners a unique blend of luxury and tranquility.

Sunset Lake Village in Holly Springs:

  • Sunset Lake Village is another lakeside community that showcases Loyd Builders' expertise. The homes here are designed to make the most of the picturesque setting, offering homeowners a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Abbington in Apex:

  • Abbington is a vibrant community that showcases Loyd Builders' commitment to creating family-friendly living spaces. The homes here are designed with families in mind, offering a unique blend of luxury and functionality.

Village of Wynchester in Apex:

  • Village of Wynchester is a testament to Loyd Builders' ability to create communities that cater to a variety of lifestyle needs. The homes here are designed with a keen eye for detail, offering homeowners a unique blend of luxury and convenience.

Bella Casa in Apex:

  • Bella Casa showcases Loyd Builders' commitment to creating luxurious, family-friendly communities. The homes here are designed with a keen eye for detail, offering homeowners a unique blend of luxury and functionality.

Luxury Home Styles and Customization

Loyd Builders specializes in luxury Traditional, Craftsman, and Transitional style homes. Sizes typically range from 4,000 square feet up to over 8,000 square feet on larger estate lots.

Every Loyd home is completely customized to the client's lifestyle and aesthetic vision. Their in-house design team works one-on-one with each homeowner to create a unique living space.

Loyd's sophisticated Design Studio provides endless options to personalize each home through finishes, fixtures, and high-end smart home technology.

Construction Process

Loyd Builders self-performs much of the construction using their own team of trade partners perfected over decades. Homeowners can expect excellent communication and transparency throughout the 10-14 month build.

The company is known for exceeding code standards when it comes to durability, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. This results in comfortable, healthy homes built to last.

Loyd conducts thorough inspections and walkthroughs at each stage of construction to ensure flawless results matching the homeowner's expectations.

Buying a Loyd Home

Loyd Builders constructs luxury custom homes in Apex's most prestigious communities including Shadow Creek Estates, Avalaire, Bella Vista, and more.

Pricing typically ranges from $1.5 million up to $4 million for larger estate homes. Exact cost depends on size, features, finishes, and location.

Loyd Builders has relationships with over 30 preferred lenders to help buyers finance their dream home. They also offer guidance on budgeting and managing cost.

The builder's website showcases photos and videos of past projects to provide design inspiration.

Guidance from Local Real Estate Expert

As an agent who has sold several Loyd homes, I highly recommend them for luxury custom builds. Here are my insider tips:

Take time to understand their proven construction methods and premium materials - quality is their focus.

Invest heavily in the design process - Loyd will incorporate special touches that make your home unique.

Consider long-term resale value when selecting finishes and materials. Smart upgrades will preserve value.

Inquire about their smart home tech integration - this is an area where Loyd excels.

Ask about energy efficiency and indoor air quality features that improve home health.

Use any leverage you have as a buyer, especially on spec homes or lots they've held for over 6 months.

With over 25 years perfecting their craft, you can trust Loyd Builders to deliver a finely-crafted living space that artfully blends indoor and outdoor living spaces for optimal enjoyment.

Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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