J.T. Lewis Builders, Inc.
Custom Home Builder Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC


Jennifer was a pleasure to work with in all phases of the home building process. Her attention to our unique and sometimes out-of-the-ordinary requests, her eye for quality and value in every aspect, her selection of quality-minded and dependable sub-contractors, and her great sense of humor and perspective, all made our home building a joy.

Jennifer’s attention to detail was reflected in her consistent and active presence on the job site. She has high standards for her subcontractors, yet we saw her work with them in a mutually respectful and collaborative way. The major subs who worked with Jennifer share her commitment to quality, dependability and service. They too always gave a little more to do things well. Their approach and positive attitude really made a difference in quickly and thoroughly resolving some of the little glitches that will always show up in the process and even after a home is built.

In our experience, we see Jennifer as a person who wants her homes built right, built well and built beautifully. She took a well-deserved sense of pride and joy in helping our dreams become reality, and she shared with obvious satisfaction those large or small parts of the project that demanded extra skill or creativity and that turned out above everyone's expectations. If Jennifer sees something that can be made better within budget and time constraints, she makes it better, and reflects a pride in adding value for her customers.
We recommend Jennifer highly and without reservation.

Richard & Janet Csarny (pictured top right)

Jackie and I moved to Chapel Hill after 8 years on an overseas assignment.

Although we have relocated and lived in 14 different places, this was our first attempt at building a house. We cannot say enough about the positive experience we had with Jennifer Lewis. Beyond the well-built structure, Jennifer captured the nuance of what we were looking for as we attempted to blend many of the features of our other homes into a custom-designed residence. The attention to detail and easy two-way communication were superb. Several of our friends asked us why we were going through the tedious process of building -- that it would be a nightmare. We found working with Jennifer and her subcontractors to be just the opposite: it was a fun, pleasant, rewarding experience from day 1. We continue to marvel at the lovely "dream come true" we now live in, thanks to J.T. Lewis Builders’ expertise!

Charles Paterno

We wanted to take this chance to thank you for all you've done for us. Even though our stay in Chapel Hill was very short, we have no regrets about coming here and building our house with you.

The building process could have been difficult, but you made it so much fun for me. Your crews were professional and supportive and always very friendly towards our girls. Please also thank Ronnie for always coming to rescue whenever we had questions or needed help around the house. Without the expertise of your staff and crews we would not have the well-built house we call home.

Most of all, we'd like to thank you for all your patience and guidance. We've worked with other builders before, but obviously none of your caliber. You helped us greatly in building our dream home. Our only regret about leaving this area is leaving our home behind.

In fact, our experience with you was so positive, we've decided to build another house in Kansas! Hope you don't mind if we take some of your wonderful ideas with us to our next house. We're crossing our fingers and praying that our next builder will be as exceptional as you. You do set a high standard for all other builders to follow.

Thanks again for helping us bring our visions of our dream home to reality. We wish you all the best and continued success.

Ian, Mary, Ashleigh & Lauren Chuang

After my wife and I decided to buy a retirement home in Chapel Hill, we looked at a number of houses (old and new) in the area. We bought our house by J.T. Lewis Builders the day we first looked at it. We have been extremely pleased with the house – its design, the quality of construction and the overall attention to detail. J.T. Lewis and Ronnie Mann have been very responsive and pleasant, and take obvious pride in the quality of their work.

Ed Roach

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