Building Trusst and Fulfilling Dreams as the Best Custom Builders in Wilmington NC

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April 6, 2013 / By Trusst Builder Group

For the custom builders in Wilmington NC group, Trusst Builders, the mission is simple: to provide homeowners the best value by building high quality homes with a superior level of service. Since 1992, owners Shawn Horton, Keith Keller, Sandy Wood and Joy Gurley have built homes and neighborhoods throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties. And each Trusst home has a common characteristic: a foundation built on quality, value and trust.

Trusst Builder Group is a 2012 partnership of Trusst Builders and Hearthside Builders, each with a long history in southeastern North Carolina. The collaboration enables the firm to deliver greater efficiencies, quality and value to each of its homeowners. Together Trusst and Hearthside have built more than 2,000 homes in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, and more than 80% of the homes in Brunswick Forest.

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 air conditioning, fireplaces, wood shelving, sound systems and much more – as standard in all of its homes.

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.


Hearthstone is a charming neighborhood of beautifully designed brick homes featuring the same craftsmanship and attention to detail that Trusst builds into each of its homes in neighboring Brunswick Forest.

At Hearthstone, more costs less. Standard features include hardwoods, stainless appliances, granite countertops, tile showers, integrated sound system, screen porches, landscaping, irrigation and much more. Neighborhood amenities include a stately entry, extensive landscaping and a brand new pool and bathhouse.

Hearthstone features 88 homesites off of Lanvale Road in Leland, just minutes from downtown Wilmington and across the street from the Villages at Brunswick Forest retail center. Home prices range from $244,500 to $289,500.

Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest is a master-planned community just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington, NC and one of the most extraordinary communities in southeastern North Carolina.

Trusst Builder Group has built more than 80 percent of the homes in Brunswick Forest. Trusst’s award-winning home designs can be found throughout the Belshaw, Parkview, Gardenwood, Villamar, Ashwood, Shelmore and Jefferson Landing communities.

Trusst offers three single family home collections – Carolinian, Cape Fear and Floridian – as well as a variety of patio homes and townhomes. Model homes are available for viewing daily by visiting the Brunswick Forest Welcome Center.

Ashton Place

Ashton Place is a charming, gated neighborhood of just 97 homes conveniently located in the heart of Leland, NC and just minutes from downtown Wilmington, NC. Sidewalks wind throughout the community, providing safe and easy access to a beautifully landscaped community park dotted with bronze sculptures, pergolas and lush plantings.

Ashton Place offers 3-bedroom home designs in a wide variety of open floor plans ranging from 1,250 to 1,950 square feet. Features include covered porches, patios, attached two-car garages, extensive landscaping and low POA dues. Golf, shopping, medical facilities and restaurants are all within 15 minutes driving distance or less. Home prices start at $139,500.00

Compass Pointe

The newest addition to Trusst Builder Group’s portfolio of neighborhoods is Compass Pointe in Brunswick County. A resort community just south of Wilmington on Highway 74/76, Compass Pointe features a compelling mix of amenities and services, including swimming, walking trails, kayaking and a soon to be constructed golf course. Trusst is introducing new townhome and single family designs, with four model homes now under construction.

House Calls

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 St. James Plantation, Winding River, Magnolia Greens, Waterford and Palmetto Creek.

Parade of Homes

The 27th annual Parade of Homes provides a perfect opportunity to see the best that Trusst Builder Group has to offer. As a Diamond Sponsor, Trusst will feature several homes in the Parade, including its featured “Association House” in Hearthstone. The Association House is the Slate floor plan and features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and flex space in 2,381 square feet. Homes are open for viewing April 27 – 28 and May 4 – 5 from noon to 5 p.m.

Coldwell Banker

In 2012, Trusst Builder Group formed an exclusive marketing alliance with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to market all Trusst Builder Group homes, including its exclusive House Calls program. Brunswick Forest and Compass Pointe, however, continue to market their own properties.

To learn more about Trusst Builder Group, tour the model homes at Hearthstone and Ashton Place today from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit

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