Tall Traditions takes a consulting approach to each customer's project making sure that their needs are met and exceeded throughout the entire building process.  We thrive on details and use a computerized job cost estimating tool that efficiently manages and tracks your project's progress and costs.

Custom Home Building

We've been building custom homes for residents of the Raleigh, Durham NC area since 1976. We handle all aspects of custom home construction from consulting on plan design, site selection and lot placement to construction and project management. We know that building a custom home can be stressful endeavor and we aim to use our experience to make the process enjoyable for our customers.

Our home is extremely well-built and we thank Richard for that. He stayed “ontop” of everything. You can not find a better builder or person around. I am thankful for the chance to work with him and his crew.
— Former Customer (2009)

Remodeling & Additions

Remodeling work has always been part of our business and we're eager to work with homeowners who seek to make improvements to their existing residences. We have extensive experience with NC building codes and know what it takes to modernize and improve existing residences. We aim to maintain and enhance the style and character of the original home as it is transformed to meet the new and emerging needs of its homeowners.

Not one day in building our home did I question their suggestions or think we chose the wrong company to build our house. Every person that worked on our house was polite and friendly. Every person was an expert in their field .
— Customer (2009)

Building Consulting and Project Management

Even before customers are ready to "break ground", Richard Tilley's thirty-plus years of experience in all phases of custom home building is invaluable to homeowners as they plan their custom home or renovation project. During consulting engagements, our team of experts and professional craftsmen will work with you to develop creative solutions that work within your timeline and budgetary constraints. 

Historic Preservation & Restoration

We've worked with homeowners to restore and preserve older homes in several of the areas older areas including Raleigh's Glenwood-Brooklyn, North Hills, Country Club Homes, Lakestone, Drewry Hills and other "inside the beltline" neighborhoods as well as Durham's Treyburn and Chapel Hill's Governor's Club subdivisions.  As the Tall Traditions' name implies we are sincerely dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality work of those that came before us.  We have a strong appreciation for historical architecture and love to see older homes improved and restored to their former glory. We can work with customers to find engineering and design partners that have a shared vision for preservation of our area's historic residential gems.

The team worked professionally and diligently to renovate our historic home while respecting our tight timeline and budget. The level of service and attention to detail was unparalleled.
— Customer (2008)