When my husband Ted and I moved into our brand new, custom built, canal front home in Pine Knoll Shores in January, 2014 we were ecstatic with its quality. Sammy Ballou had listened to our dreams and made them happen. He designed and built a house that exceeded our expectations. Regardless of where each item was on the budget; whether it was an item where we’d decided to cut costs or one of the things we were really splurging on, like the wide plank oak floors, Sammy made sure it was top quality and installed correctly.

Despite my constant changes I changed the color of the front door at least 3 times, Sammy was always patient and willing to make it happen. He watched our budget almost as much as Ted did and often cautioned me when I was getting a little crazy, “That will be pricey.”

Sammy made building a house fun. It was definitely a team effort. I hear other homeowners complain that they never saw the builder. I know Sammy was at our site almost every day during the total time of construction. I know he came quickly every single time I called with a concern. He had good subcontractors but he personally inspected and/or supervised everything.

I know other good builders but none like Sammy Ballou. Not only is he really good at what he does but he is available, patient and willing to keep coming back until his client is happy. I can’t imagine ever giving up my Sammy Ballou dream home but if it happens, I sure hope he’s still building. Meantime, if anybody asks me for a recommendation, Sammy Ballou is number one!” ~ Ted and Marian G.

Sammy Ballou is a personable, responsible, experienced and expert general contractor. As out of state homeowners, we were fortunate to find someone so trustworthy. Sammy gave us exactly what we wanted and also made many excellent, money saving  recommendations. He completed our large 7-month renovation on time and under budget. ~ Hunt and Julie B.

When beginning our renovations on our second home, I was sure I’d never find any builder who shared my vision. After meeting with Sammy, from SF Ballou Construction, I knew right away that this was my builder. Throughout the process he was open to my suggestions and went above and beyond to give me just what I wanted. Even though friends and family (including my husband) didn’t think it was possible to do the things I wanted to do, Sammy made it work. Likewise, when I wanted to change or add, he was very honest regarding the cost versus the advantage of the proposed change. From our initial meeting, reviewing his drawings, meetings throughout the process, to our finished product Sammy was top notch, always available. We are thrilled with our new and improved home and are so thankful that we used SF Ballou Construction for our project! I am still trying to get him to Virginia to remodel our permanent home there! ~  Margaret K.