We won Best Contractor in Durham County and Orange/Chatham County for 2019! We have won Durham for the first time, won back-to-back titles in Orange/Chatham and have won 3 of the last 4 years! Thank you to all and any who voted!

We won BEST CONTRACTOR in Orange/Chatham County in the 2018 INDY Best of the Triangle Awards.  We have won the award for the 2nd time in 3 years, and we are grateful for all who voted!

We ran an ad in the INDY June Best of the Triangle Issue thanking our voters for bestowing such a high honor.

The McCarthy Project was featured on LaCantina Doors’s blog in the #TuesdayTrendSpotter feature.




We won “Best Kitchen Over $80,001” at the 2017 HBA ROC Awards show for our kitchen addition project on Gimghoul Rd in Chapel Hill.  We have won the award back to back years.

Actual Size Builders thanks all readers who voted for us as Best Contractor in Durham and Orange%2FChatham County for 2017!

Actual Size Builders ran an ad thanking our voters in INDY Weekly in June 2017.

D1Well, we didn’t win and defend our title this year, but we were TOP 4 FINALISTS for BEST CONTRACTOR IN DURHAM COUNTY AND ORANGE/CHATHAM COUNTY for 2017.  We thank our many voters who got us there, and we vow to return to compete for another title in 2018, hopefully in both categories again.




Actual Size Builders was voted BEST CONTRACTOR 2016 in Orange and Chatham Counties by Indy Week voters!  We are honored to be deemed the premiere building contractor in the area, and we thank our many voters for making it happen.

Indy Week Best of 2016 Results

We were featured in the Chapel Hill High School Football Media Guide for the 2016 season.  Check it out below:


Actual Size Builders was hired by a client to build two curved garden benches, 12- and eight-feet long, using ipĂ©, a South American hardwood. Bending the dense hardwood required more than 20 clamps, with dozens of screws to join together the multiple pieces.  Check out the illustrations from our article in Fine Homebuilding Magazine: bench Bench_Detail-1 Bench_Detail-2

Trevor Johnston Illustration + Digital Art _ Garden bench Here is the article that was posted in Fine Homebuilding Magazine that goes along with the illustrations above.  We would post a link to the full article, but it is only viewable if you are a member or subscriber.  Read more here: curved benches article FHB

Here is our article, also featured in Fine Homebuilding Magazine, regarding our full-house renovation at the McCullough residence.  Check it out here: Reassembly_required o_bd15c9e1455238f2_001 o_bd15c9e1455238f2_002

Another article featured on Green Builder Media regarding our renovation project at the McCullough residence can be found HERE. century3