BuildSense transforms American building and fosters delightful, healthy, and sustainable living. The BuildSense Team has been serving families in the greater Triangle Region of North Carolina since 1982. They have received consistent recognition as one of the best builders in the area, and as a national leader in smart and sustainable building and business practices. Their projects regularly earn local, state, and regional design awards. BuildSense has grown to become the most capable, responsive, and experienced custom residential design-build company in the Triangle. BuildSense, Inc. is an independent unlimited licensed General Contractor and BuildSense Architecture, PC is an independent architecture firm. Together, the team offers exceptional design-build services or works in collaboration with partner architects and designers to deliver the highest quality projects to their clients.

Our Team

Randy Lanou - LEED AP, MCGP
Partner | Company Lead
Making things, Family, Sailing, Travel, Modern Architecture, Critters, Craft Bourbon, Old Tractors, Motorcycles
Leon Meyers
Partner | Operations Lead
Lucky Dad
Erik Mehlman - AIA, CGP
Partner | Design Lead
Family, Food, Fun, Friends, Films, Fitness, Football, FAlliteration
BuildSense transforms American building and fosters delightful, healthy, and sustainable living.
Kendall Glaze
Business Manager
Tree-hugging, Craft Beer Enthusiast
peter Bumgarner
Site Lead
Born to Fish
Evan Lane
Project Manager
Forever renovating my home
Ronnie Lindley
Site Lead
Proud Grandpa
Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, Chatham Counties
Nyx
Ruby Reeves
Project Manager
Overly competitive at board games
Don Black
Site Lead
Would Rather Be Fishing
Energy Star Partner
Quito
Keith Newlin - CGP
Project Manager
No spoons in the knife drawer
Jim Doran
Site Lead
Irish Jim World Traveler
American Institute of Architects
Abhaya
Nancy Hardin
Selections Coordinator
One Tough Lady
Scott Metheny - CGP
Site Lead
Aspiring Athlete, Concert Goer, Dad in Training
National Green Building Standard Advisory Board Member
Darla
Michael Hayes
Project Manager
Second Grade Spelling Bee...3rd Place
Marshall Dunlap - LEED, AP, BPI Certified
Site Lead
Should've seen my mohawk
US Green Building Council
Oscar
Morgan Parrish
Design Build Staff
Runner, Maker, and Cookie Baker
Ryan Stamey
Site Lead
General Topics Enthusiast
High Performance Building Council of the Triangle
Rosalita
Jill Goodman
Accounting Consulant
Mom of Three
David Larkins
Site Lead
He's like a shirt with two pockets
Rotary International
Chrystal
Krystine Foster
Administrative Assistant
Multi-tasking Maverick
Mel Smith
Site Lead
Rehab Addict (Buildings, Boats, Cars, Motorcycles)
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Barksdale
Phil Culberson
Carpenter
Avid Hunter
Joel Braxton
Carpenter
Loves Golf and Beach Music
NC State University College of Design
Indiana
Mark Culberson
Carpenter
Harley Road King Rider
Brad Culberson
Carpenter
Barbecue Artist
Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
Peach
Danny Edwards
Expediter
Drag Racing
Chris Bumgarner
Expediter
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NC Sustainable Energy Association
Zeus
Anne Abney
Expediter
As Seen On TV
George Thorpe
Expediter
Happy Go Lucky
Triangle Clean Cities Coalition
Camino
Joe Sink
Expediter
Wood by Day - Clay by Night
Building Enclosure Council
Max
Petty
Wilson