About Us

Our Story

Exeter Building Company was founded by three long time friends who love Raleigh, enjoy home building and wanted to create homes where people could build memories.

John Heidel, John Finan and Alex Yost are long time area residents and trace their friendship to a Raleigh neighborhood in the 1980’s. Today, Exeter builds custom luxury homes Inside the Beltline and in premier neighborhoods.


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Built for you

Each home begins by selecting a homesite and then picking a plan that is uniquely matched to the site and the neighborhood. All kinds of great people buy Exeter homes and each one has specific interests and needs.

This gives us the opportunity to work on diverse projects and customize according to buyer preferences. We build custom luxury homes on our own sites or we can build on a site you may already own. Because you may need something that is available sooner, we also build homes that you can acquire during the construction process or once they are completed.

Making it easy

Your home is important and building it well is what we do. To simplify the process and make it go smoothly, we have a full time designer who is the expert that will help you.

Her role is to work with you from the start to select the colors, treatments, fixtures and finishes that will make the house your home. Working with an expert will ensure that you get a great home, simplify the selection process, and keep you on track and on budget.

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Working with Our Team

The Exeter Building Company team brings together a combination of home building expertise, design skill and business management. You will work with John Finan to select a plan and create the specifications for the home. During the building process, you will work with an expert project manager to oversee the project and a designer who will help you to make the choices and selections that will make the house your home. Throughout the process, they will manage the project to deliver the home where you can build memories.

Our Specialty - Inside the Beltline

If you’re looking for a great location in Raleigh, Inside the Beltline could be the very best choice and Exeter Building Company specializes in building luxury custom homes Inside the Beltline.

You can see Exeter Building Company homes on Ridge Road, Manning Drive or at Catalano Place. Exeter has homes under construction now for move in soon or you can work with Exeter to design and build your own home.

Build on your own lot or choose an Exeter site. With several great Inside the Beltline locations available, you can choose the best site for your home

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