The Poythress Team

Hard work, honest relationships, clear communication and proactive planning are qualities that contribute to the success of most builders, and when the builder is successful in both commercial and residential markets, these qualities take on added significance. Terry W. Poythress has established his reputation as a successful commercial and residential builder by applying these qualities in all his projects and with all his customers. For more than 42 years he has worked in the construction industry, and his experience, complemented by unwavering adherence to sound business practices, has placed Poythress Commercial Contractors and Poythress Homes Inc. among the top building companies in the Triangle area.

Born in Henderson, NC, Terry and his family have lived in many parts of the country as a result of his dad’s work as an engineer with Stone Webster Engineering out of Boston, MA. He graduated high school in Stoneham, MA and over the years continued his studies in project management and marketing.

Prior to starting his company in 1992, Terry worked as a project manager for two construction companies. He spent 10 years with Flour Daniel and five years with Pizziagalli Construction. “While employed with them,” he explains, “I developed the desire to go into the building business on my own. I was successful as a project manager and all of my background at this point was in the commercial market.” At this time, however, the residential market in the Triangle was booming, so Terry also decided to take advantage of the growth in that arena. “I like working with people, choosing plans with customers, and having the flexibility to alter plans if needed.”

Poythress Homes Inc. has built quality homes at Preston, Regency, Amberly, and Cameron Pond, in Cary; Weston Estates and Meadowmont in Chapel Hill and many other fine developments. Terry has won numerous awards in the Wake County Parade of Homes, which includes the winner of one perfect score. He is active in the Home Builders Association, is a member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of directors of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce. Terry prides himself in finding new and innovative ways of doing things. “We are very open-minded about technology and using better methods to achieve our goals.” he notes. By keeping the qualities of honesty, integrity, and proactive involvement at the forefront of his businesses, Terry will surely continue to be a pacesetter for years to come.

The Poythress Family: Terry (Owner),
Carol (Designer), and Steve (Vice President)

Green Home Builders of the Triangle

As a member of Green Home Builders of the Triangle, Poythress Homes employs building techniques and materials that result in homes that consume fewer resources and less energy, facilitate better indoor air quality and provide a more durable product that requires less maintenance over time. Our homes undergo a 3rd-party-verified certification program based on the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) — a consensus-based industry standard that provides four levels of certification that include bronze, silver, gold and emerald. In order to achieve a certificate for one of our homes, we must enroll the home in the program, complete a scoresheet to show sufficient goals are being met in each of the program checklist areas, include those components during construction, and work with a third-party verifier who checks to ensure that adequate goals have been met. All of this ensures that a Poythress built home has met rigorous industry standards that exceed most homes on the market today.

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Live Green

Poythress Homes is a certified Live Green builder. This means our homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to non-Live Green homes. Our Live Green certified homes have undergone a process of inspections, testing and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability. Rest assured that with a Poythress Live Green certified home, you and your family will reap the benefits for many years to come.

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