Repost from the Triangle Business Journal

Top Green Builder: Bost Custom Homes

Top Triangle executive: Rex Bost

Top executive’s title: President

No. of Triangle employees: Eight

Number of units sold in the Triangle in 2016: Seven

Describe your company’s accomplishments in 2016. We broke ground on our first spec home since 2007 in Carolina Crossings while starting and finishing luxury custom homes across the Triangle in Chapel Hill, north Raleigh, Wake Forest and the Jordan Lake area. We delivered seven homes to clients with an average sales price of $1.68 million and completed three remodeling jobs to boot. We also negotiated a deal with the developers of the Avalaire neighborhood to construct the model home and sales center, a $2.2 million home that will be open to the public in October for the Wake County Parade of Homes. We invested extensive thought and expertise into the design of this model home and many of the innovations will be reflected in our homes moving forward.

Name three optional features or amenities most often requested by Triangle homebuyers in 2017. In-wall mounted toilets that do not touch the floor, central home vacuum systems and large multi-panel folding doors that open up the house to outside.

What are your predictions for the Triangle residential market in 2017? Demand will continue to grow for blended outdoor and indoor living spaces, as highlighted by increased interest in large folding panel doors and retractable screens. Perhaps a tradeoff of less heated floor area will be exchanged for additional outdoor area. Alternative materials that are healthier for humans and the environment will continue to grow in popularity, as indoor air quality becomes a growing concern among more buyers. Demand for basements and formal areas are in the decline, while bright, open kitchens with plenty of entertaining capabilities will continue to be important to buyers.