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Airlie Homes is a North Carolina custom home builder located in Wilmington, NC. By drawing from elements of the fully custom ‘craftsman’ builder while utilizing systems and processes typically reserved for bigger production builders, allows us to provide our customers with a streamlined, interactive home building experience. Our goal is to deliver our customers with a fully custom home for far less than our competition.

Founders, Mike Santilli and Tyler Gunn, graduated from East Carolina University’s Construction Management Program. Together they have more than 17 years in the industry having worked for large corporations as well as small local businesses. Their diverse experience has allowed them to mold a company that blends the communication and flexibility of a custom builder with the cost savings of a production builder.

Get started today. View the Client Guide for information on the home building process.

For more information contact Mike at (919) 412-9965 or drop us a note here.



It’s much more than a job, it’s a passion.






Visit their website for info and virtual tours https://www.buyhorizonnewhomes.com/




Creating energy efficient custom homes to suit your needs and lifestyle.

As a family-owned and operated business, Horizon Homes of Wilmington has one main mission in mind: to design homes that suit homeowners’ individual needs and lifestyles with quality materials at an affordable price.

Working as a team, Robin Hackney designs and builds the homes and Deans Hackney develops the land and lot side of the business. Their company provides top-notch customer service, green building options, custom and individualized home designs, and a buy-local mindset.

Robin is a Green Certified Professional with the National Association of Home Builders, and every home is designed with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind. This means working with trade partners to offer customers quality energy efficient and environmentally friendly options. Horizon tries to choose products found locally or semi-locally to support other Cape Fear businesses and the local economy. Plus, more than 75 percent of their materials are American made, some of which come from North Carolina. All materials are durable with style-driven accents, which create a lasting quality for homeowners.

Horizon Homes’ floor plans are customizable and energy efficient. Robin meets with every customer to design their home to suit their needs and lifestyle. Offering standard amenities like double garages, screened porches, custom state-of- the-art kitchens, hardwood flooring, and granite countertops are just a few of the “upgrades” Horizon considers as standard. With their “It’s Included” mindset, all homes have 9-10 foot first-floor ceilings with crown molding, 42-inch kitchen wall cabinets, plus an upgraded energy efficient 15 SEER heating and air-conditioning system. To add to the energy efficiency of the home, radiant barrier roof decking and blown cellulose insulation in the walls are also standard features.

Interested buyers can get started with customization right away on the Horizon Homes website, where they can compose their new home “Wish List” and submit it directly to Robin. The “Wish List” is the starting place for every Horizon Homes build. Robin customizes the designs to meet the customers’ needs and budget. Horizon Homes has an interior designer that works with the customer during the selections stage to make the whole process easy and fun.

“Our philosophy is to give the customer exactly what we would want in our own home,” says Robin. “Every customer deals directly with us during the entire process from home design, selections and construction. Our ‘it’s included’ philosophy makes it easier for our customers to see exactly what they will have in their home for the price.”

Let us help you build your dream today!! – Robin & Deans Hackney








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