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Barnette Builders is recognized as one of the premier home builders in the North Carolina High Country region. Because of the quality of owner John Barnette's work, he has been accepted as a preferred builder in the area's finest developments including Elk River Country Club, The Headwaters at Banner Elk, Grandfather Golf and Country Club and others. John takes great pride in his work and equal care for his clients. Long after the last coat of paint has dried, John and his home owners remain close friends. His attention to detail and creative techniques make each home a unique masterpiece. He takes great pride in his follow up after completion of the home, which has resulted in multiple building assignments from repeat clients.

John's wife Audrey - an interior designer - runs the office for the company. Under her supervision, budgets are kept and regular reports are provided to the home owner. In addition to the record keeping, Audrey often assists home owners with their interior design, color selections and even furniture purchases. She is available to oversee the delivery and set up of complete personal effects so that when the home owner takes possession, the house is ready for its new occupants.


Building Dreams By Design

Barnette Builders is recognized as one of the premier home builders in the High Country of western North Carolina, an area that includes the counties of Watauga and Avery. The area is known as one of the most sought after resort and second home destinations in the eastern United States. With offices in Banner Elk, adjacent to the upscale master planned community of Elk River Country Club, Barnette Builders has been actively involved in the construction of homes throughout the area's most prestigious developments. With sizes ranging anywhere from 1,200 to over 10,000 heated square feet, Barnette Builders has the ability to build for any budget. Regardless of the investment, the attention to detail is second to none. We invite you to explore this web site, see some of our homes and hear some of our home owners share their experiences through their video testimonials.