November 4, 2013 / By Trusst Builder Group
Trusst Builder Group is a builder with a stellar reputation for creating high quality homes at high value, affordable prices. As builders in Wilmington NC and Leland NC since 1992, owners Shawn Horton, Keith Keller, Sandy Wood and Joy Gurley have built homes and neighborhoods throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Today, their flagship communities include Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe and Hearthstone, all located in Leland in Brunswick County.
Trusst Builder Group is unique in its ability to construct custom-quality homes without the custom price. Trusst includes the special features homeowners want – such as granite countertops, stainless appliances, hardwoods, high efficiency heating and air conditioning, fireplaces, wood shelving, sound systems and much more – as standard in all of its homes.
Trusst Builder Group has built more than 2,000 homes in the Cape Fear area and a great majority of the homes in Brunswick Forest. And each of these Trusst homes has a common characteristic: a foundation built on quality, value and trust. In a time when many builders have downsized and curtailed spending, Trusst Builder Group has grown steadily and expanded its use of premium features as standard finishes. Trusst’s success is a testament to the loyalty of its customers and the quality of its homes.
In addition to its featured neighborhoods, Trusst Builder Group offers its exclusive House Calls program in which homeowners can select from a portfolio of award-winning home designs to be built within the neighborhood of their choice. Trusst Builder Group has homes underway in Waterford, Magnolia Greens, St. James Plantation, Winding River Plantation, and Palmetto Creek. Homeowners are so enamored with Trusst Builder Group home designs and floor plans that within the past 12 months, Trusst has sold as many homes in other neighborhoods as they have in their own.
One of Trusst Builder Group’s most popular neighborhoods is Hearthstone, a charming community of beautiful brick homes on 86 home sites just off Lanvale Road in Leland and 1/4 mile from one of the fastest growing retail centers in Greater Wilmington – The Villages at Brunswick Forest.
Hearthstone was originally developed as Springstone in 2007 and 12 homes were constructed on the site. In 2012, Trusst Builder Group purchased the neighborhood and immediately began making site improvements, including a new name and logo, new signage, new pool and bathhouse, new and expanded entrance and interior landscaping, and expansion of common areas for residents’ enjoyment.
Conveniently located just 1/8 mile from the Lanvale Road/Hwy 17 intersection, Hearthstone is an easy walk or bike ride away from The Villages at Brunswick Forest, a 160-acre town center comprised of more than 500,000 square feet of retail and professional services. Tenants include New Hanover Regional Medical Center, BB&T, CVS, Lowes Foods, Port City Java and a variety of neighborhood service businesses.
Sales at Hearthstone are brisk, with just 35 homesites remaining.
“Hearthstone is an affordable custom home,” said Debbie, a new homeowner who recently moved into her Chase floor plan home with her husband Pete. “There was simply no comparison to the other homes we looked at. We couldn’t believe all the
“Hearthstone is an affordable custom home. We were particularly impressed that all of the features you see in the model homes are exactly the same features and finishes you will receive in your own home, regardless of which floor plan you choose and at no extra cost – everything comes standard. Everyday I tell my husband I love living here, I love my house.”
amenities it came with. We were particularly impressed that all of the features you see in the model homes are exactly the same features and finishes you will receive in your own home, regardless of which floor plan you choose and at no extra cost – everything comes standard.”
“Everyday I tell my husband I love living here,” Debbie added. “I love my house.”
Hearthstone allows homeowners to choose from one of 13 beautifully designed, brick home floor plans ranging in size from 1,630 to 2,397 square feet. Each home features three bedrooms, two or three full baths and many feature a spacious flex space over the attached garage. All plans feature the same craftsmanship and attention to detail that Trusst Builder Group builds into each of its homes in other communities, but for a better than “competitive” price.
Home prices range from $244,500 to $294,500. Standard features in all Hearthstone floor plans include exotic hardwoods, stainless appliances, granite countertops (kitchen and master bath), vented gas fireplaces, tile showers, screened-in porches with smooth finish ceilings, alarm system, an integrated, sound system with four unique zones, extensive landscaping and a brand new pool and bathhouse.
Buyers can tour four beautifully furnished model homes in Hearthstone. The featured floor plans are the Mason (2,366 square feet), Chase (1,653 square feet), Kindle (2,198 square feet) and Slate (2,381 square feet). The model homes are available for viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Homes Specialist Stephen Crager staffs the Welcome Center at Hearthstone and is readily available to provide tours of the model homes and neighborhood.
Each Hearthstone home is built to customers’ specifications and choice of finishes. The Trusst Builder Group Design Center is conveniently located at Hearthstone and enables homeowners to view the products and finishes available to personalize their home, including cabinetry, brick, roofing materials, paint, granite, hardware, tile, hardwood floors and wallpaper. New Homes Specialist Ann Munna works closely with homeowners to assist them through the selection process.
Trusst Builder Group has an exclusive marketing alliance with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to market all Trusst Builder Group homes, including Hearthstone and its exclusive House Calls program. Brunswick Forest and Compass Pointe, however, continue to market their own properties.