It was in the year 2000 my wife and I looked for a builder to contractor to build our retirement home on Lake Pinewild. Since I represented 5 different builders during my real estate career, I wanted to make sure I choose a quality builder that had our best interest in mind. After 34 years in the business, I knew there were good and bad contractors.

We came to Pinehurst and talked with several builders, but it wasn't until I was referred to Step-One Design Builders, met Dan Degre, and looked at the properties Step-One had under construction, we knew who our builder would be. After spending time with Mr. Degre, we realized his architectural degree from Boston University would benefit us in "tweaking the house plan we wanted to build. We were right

Dan Degre offered much more than we ever expected. His material specifications were top grade. He offered many ideas in making our plans more livable from a day to day living standpoint He made all the changes my wife and I wanted to build our dream home. And during construction, he never allowed a sub-contractor to cut any corners.

The custom homes Step-One has built in Pinewild has helped make our community one of the top buying choices in Pinehurst. My wife and I highly recommend Step-One Design Builders.


Jess Krall