Mangrum Building

January 2, 2024

Mangrum Building creates luxury custom homes in Raleigh, blending inspired design with superior construction for one-of-a-kind living spaces.

For over 15 years, Mangrum Building has been creating beautiful, quality custom homes throughout Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham and surrounding areas that seamlessly blend inspired design and superior craftsmanship.

Led by founder and president Jay Mangrum, Mangrum Building aims to turn clients' visions into reality through sophisticated architecture, high-end finishes, and exceptional service.

Reputation for Quality Design and Construction

With over a decade and a half of experience, Mangrum Building has established itself as one of Raleigh’s premier custom home builders.

Their reputation for inspired architecture, premium materials, and customer satisfaction is unmatched.

Homeowners consistently praise the builder’s constant communication, transparency, and focus on collaboration throughout the design and building process.

Many describe working with Mangrum Building as an enjoyable, seamless experience.


Each of these communities offers a unique blend of style, comfort, and convenience, making them highly sought after by discerning homebuyers.

  • Enchanted Oaks in Raleigh: Here, Mangrum Building has elevated the standard of luxury with their custom homes. These homes are a testament to impeccable design and construction within a serene and enchanting neighborhood.
  • The Hamptons at Umstead in Raleigh: Renowned for its proximity to William B. Umstead State Park, this prestigious community offers a perfect balance of nature and opulence. Mangrum Building's homes here reflect a commitment to luxury that harmonizes with the surrounding natural beauty.
  • The Barony in Raleigh: This exclusive neighborhood features grand estates that are nothing short of architectural masterpieces. Mangrum Building's influence here is evident through their sophisticated designs and high-end finishes that cater to the most refined tastes.
  • Glenlake South in Raleigh: An urban retreat, Glenlake South is adorned with elegant homes by Mangrum Building that offer luxury amidst the convenience of city living. Their homes here are distinguished by their attention to detail and superior craftsmanship.
  • North Hills in Raleigh: At the heart of Raleigh's vibrant atmosphere, North Hills is an upscale area where Mangrum Building's homes stand as a symbol of modern elegance. The integration of luxury amenities and accessibility makes this neighborhood a top choice for those seeking an urban lifestyle without compromising on comfort.

With years of experience and a deep understanding of the Raleigh-Durham Triangle

Custom Home Design and Personalization

Mangrum Building offers luxury Traditional, Craftsman, and Transitional style homes. Sizes typically range from 3,000 square feet up to 5,000+ square feet on larger estate lots.

Every Mangrum Building home is completely customized to the client’s lifestyle and aesthetic vision. Their award-winning in-house designer works one-on-one with each homeowner to create a unique living space.

The builder’s sophisticated Design Studio provides endless options to personalize each home through finishes, fixtures, and integrated smart home technology.

Construction Process

Mangrum Building manages the entire construction process while partnering with licensed contractors, overseeing quality control throughout the 10-14 month timeline. Their focus is on using top-tier materials and superior craftsmanship.

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

Buying a Mangrum Building Home

Mangrum Building constructs stunning custom homes in Raleigh’s most prestigious neighborhoods and communities including North Hills, Wakefield, Falls River, and more.

Home prices typically range from $750,000 up to $1.5 million. Exact pricing depends on size, features, finishes, and location.

The Mangrum Building website showcases photos, videos, and floor plans of completed projects to provide design inspiration.

Guidance from Local Real Estate Expert

As a real estate agent who has called the Triangle home for over 30 years, I've helped countless clients navigate the process of building a custom home.

Having worked with Mangrum Building for nearly two decades, I can wholeheartedly endorse their expertise in constructing luxury residences of unmatched quality.

My top tips for maximizing your experience with Mangrum Building are:

Communication is key - be clear about your budget, timeline, and design priorities early on to allow their team to guide you effectively.

Provide decision-making authority to a single point of contact to streamline collaborating with tradespeople.

Simplicity over complexity - resist the temptation to over-customize out of personalization preferences alone. Consider long-term functionality and resale value.

Strategize upgrades - allocate budget towards high-ROI upgrades like gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and outdoor living areas rather than obscure niche features.

Leverage existing inventory - substantial cost savings can come from modifying floor plans for spec homes or lots they already own rather than a 100% custom build.

Scrutinize allowances - pay attention to what is and isn't included in the base pricing to avoid change orders swelling the final price tag.

Mangrum Building rightfully stands behind their reputation for design excellence, construction quality, and customer service.

By investing fully in the process while keeping practical considerations in mind, you'll be rewarded with a home bringing you joy and comfort for decades to come.

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 - their team will actualize your most ambitious ideas.
  • Consider long-term resale when selecting finishes and materials. Smart upgrades will preserve value.
  • Inquire about their tech integration - Mangrum Building stays on top of smart home trends.
  • Ask about energy efficiency and indoor air quality to 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 15 years perfecting their craft, you can trust Mangrum Building to deliver a finely-crafted living space that flawlessly blends world-class design and modern functionality.

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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