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WhiteBridge Kitchen ONSLOW BAY HOMES
Custom Home Builder for Southeastern, NC

Onslow Bay Homes is a High Quality Custom Home Builder serving all of Southeastern, NC. We are centrally located just outside of Wilmington, NC in Hampstead. The company's objective is to provide top quality custom built homes at more affordable pricing. 

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Marc Hartley, founder of Onslow Bay Homes, has over 20years in the building industry and a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management from ECU.    The constrution industry started early for Marc.  In Kinston, NC High School Summers involved working for subcontractors in the custom home building environment.  An early mentor was a college graduate, local trim carpenter , with a Math degree; this job showed Marc the relationship between school and work.  

After high school, Marc enrolled at ECU.  During a summer break, Marc moved to Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, NC and subsequently started a small home remodeling company to pay the bills.  Realizing a career in the construction industry, Marc left Wilmington, NC and returned to ECU to enroll in their nationally acclaimed Construction Management Program.  In just a few years, Marc graduated with a near 4.0 in his Construction Management courses and returned to Wilmington, NC to work for a custom home and multi-family builder.  Building custom homes in Wilmington alongside Multi-Family projects expanded Marc's knowledge into the commercial industry.  

In 2002, Marc moved from Wilmington, NC and building custom homes to Raleigh/Durham, NC and took a job as a Project Manager/Estimator for a prominent Commercial/Industrial Contractor.  Having served on ECU's nationally competetive construction management estimating team helped secure this position.  Marc proved to be extremely successful in the highly competitve commercial public and private bid sectors bidding and managing multi-million dollar projects while staying on budget and schedule.  The position allowed him to hone his estimating and project management skills which have led to the fundamental success of Onslow Bay Homes today.  

In 2004,  Marc returned to Wilmington, NC to take a position with local home builder Bill Clark Homes as a Project Manager.  Marc was continually recognized for meeting schedules and budgets within his position.  Two years later Onslow Bay Homes was started with the help of his wife Andrea Hartley.  Getting started in one of the toughest housing markets of all times prompted the development of our strategy for success;  to provide custom homes at affordable prices without sacrificing quality or professionalism.  By incorporating his exceptional estimating skills learned in the public and private bid sectors, Marc is able to estimate plans with tight numbers verses just estimating a price based on the homes square footage.   Six years later in what might be the toughest housing market ever, Onslow Bay Homes is still proudly serving our communities (Wilmington, Hampstead, Topsail Beach, Jacksonville, NC).  

Marc’s innovative approach to custom home building, allows him to build custom homes that people can not only be proud of, but homes that can provide instant home equity. The home is usually our biggest investment so why not start with home equity from day one? By keeping prices low, Marc is giving people the opportunity to save money and build their financial futures.

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