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Why you should make your next home a Castle:

Building Trust

Castle was founded by the husband-and-wife team of Mark and Elaine Guice, custom home builders who have been helping to design and build custom homes in the Asheville area since 2004. Along the way, they’ve earned the trust of countless subcontractors, suppliers and, of course, hundreds of happy customers. Mark is a Licensed General Contractor in both NC and SC, and Elaine is a Certified Interior Decorator. They are full members of the National Association of Home Builders and the Asheville Home Builders Association. By always standing by their word and doing the right thing, they’ve gained the respect and trust of everybody they’ve worked with.

100% Custom Homes

At Castle, we believe that every client is unique… so cookie-cutter homes just won’t do! We build custom dream homes, and that process begins with a personal consultation to learn exactly what your dream looks and feels like. Then we design right in line with your budget, starting with a custom blueprint–not some pre-made plan. Once your high-quality finishes are selected and construction begins, a dedicated project manager keeps everything organized, on time and on budget, ensuring that your specific vision becomes a beautiful reality. You are unique, and your home should be, too. That’s why every Castle is custom.

Local Knowledge

Castle founders Mark and Elaine Guice are area natives, both born and raised in these mountains. Their knowledge of the local terrain, neighborhoods, suppliers, and permitting processes is unsurpassed. They have the local connections to make your Castle dream home come to life. As your partners in perfection, these local principals work with you personally through every step of the process, from consultation and blueprinting to building and finishing. Mark and Elaine are always on the job, making sure that you get all of the best with none of the stress. Thanks to their skills and local know-how, Castle custom homes are better by design.

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Carolyn & Pat, Homeowner in Asheville NC 

From start to finish, Mark and Elaine were honest, knowledgeable and professional. We won't hesitate to use them in the future.

Benjamin & Clara, Homeowner in Mills River, NC 

Homeowner in Mills River, NC

We enjoyed working with Mark and Elaine. The whole process was effortless. Great people and a great company!

Mike & Amy, Homeowner in Asheville NC 

We can't say enough great things about Mark and Elaine. We couldn't be happier with the finished product. Thank you!

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From initial consultation to final walkthrough, Castle is with you all the way.

Castle Homebuilding & Design is a full-service firm dedicated to taking the stress out of creating your dream home. Right from the start, we’ll guide you through the infinite custom home building choices and handle all planning, permitting and project management for you.

Owners Mark & Elaine Guice, both Asheville natives, communicate with you directly: unlike the huge construction companies, you won’t get shuffled off to others once the work begins. These local Asheville custom home builders pick up the phone when you call, and respond quickly to any communications from you.

How we work, together:

  • An initial consultation will determine what you’re seeking in a dream home. We take the time to listen, and offer professional advice on design and style choices, with the ultimate goal of helping your vision become reality.
  • Once we’ve formulated a clear idea for your Castle, planning and budgeting takes place, and we begin to draft a floorplan just for you. You’ll have complete control over all choices, from colors & appliances to flooring & finishes.
  • A blueprint review gives you an opportunity to see your dream home coming to life on the page, and to make any revisions you’d like to see.
  • After any requested modifications are made, a final plan signoff acts as a green light for excavation and construction to begin. We pull all the necessary permits and deal with the various government agencies on your behalf.
  • A dedicated Project Manager keeps you updated while Castle is building your dream home. Our highly-skilled craftsmen will construct a top-quality home you can be proud of.
  • The final walkthrough ensures that you are completely delighted with your one-of-a-kind custom home. Welcome to your Castle!

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