Building a Family Tradition of Excellence

In 1976, Richard Tilley Sr. and his father, Roy Tilley of Fuquay Varina, started Tall House Building Company. The company was founded on a dedication to excellence and honesty in every relationship and project they undertook. After thirty plus years of success in the NC residential home market, Richard is continuing the family tradition of building excellence with the establishment of Tall Traditions Building Co., LLC  in 2008.




About Richard Tilley Sr.


Richard's love and skill for the building business was nurtured in high school and refined in college where he learned the details of the residential building business while working hands on. After graduating from Guildford College in 1972 with a degree in business management, Richard worked with local builders and Realtors until 1976 when Richard and his father started Tall House Building Company. For 32 years Tall House Building Company, under Richard’s leadership, rose to the top of custom builders in the Triangle area and three (3) times was voted the best in North Carolina and the recipient of innumerable awards and honors.

Richard and his wife, Fayeson, live in Raleigh. Richard is heavily committed to continuing building his business and personal life on Godly principles and character. Richard has served as a deacon, elder and on several building committees in his church as well as on the Board of many Christian non-profit organizations, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Camp Oak Hill and New Life Camp.

Past Clients

Richard has been honored to build or remodel homes for some of the finest families in the Triangle area including:

  •     Brad and Ameshia Turlington - Weston Banks Wealth Partners
  •     Jim and Sue Thompson - Local pharmacist
  •     Anna and Cliff Benson - Fore the Lord Ministry
  •     Rick and Kathy Chiulli - Local surgeon
  •     Glen and Karen Coats - Local radiologists
  •     Beth and Johnny Evans - State Area Director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  •     Brenda and Ron Gibson - Former executive, Highwoods Properties
  •     Bob and Dot Hughes - Commercial developer
  •     Karen and Larry Kelly - Former Co-Owner, Piedmont Air Conditioning
  •     Verle and Nancy Klein - Admiral (retired), United States Navy
  •     Pat and George Lamb - Past President, UPS (United Parcel Service)
  •     Anne and Danny Lotz - Local dentist, and founder, AnGeL Ministries
  •     Fielding and Kim Miller - CEO at Cap Trust
  •     Rex and Carol Thomas - Commercial realtor and developer
  •     Dee and Dave Swanson - President and CEO, RH Donnelley
  •     Don and Milena Walston - Owner, Howard Perry and Walston Real Estate
  •     Kristin and Scott Wingo - President, CEO and Co-Founder of Channel Advisor

Memberships & Affiliations