We have two preferred builders that have developed plans to help simplify the building process, but you are welcome to use your own builder. If you do choose your own builder, the developer requires a $5,000 lot premium. You can submit plans for your custom home for approval to our Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Custom plans require a $600 fee, which is paid to the Crest Mountain Homeowner’s Association. Our preferred builders are here for your use if needed and they can provide you with key local knowledge of the building codes, slope development issues and municipal fee requirements. If you elect to use your own builder, we require a meeting with them to review our protective covenants and to obtain licensing, insurance and other standard building contractor requirements. All homes are required to be a minimum Silver level for Green Built NC homes. Details about our preferred builders and the pre-approved home plans are available online. In addition to the preferred builders, we do have on site engineers, architects and other construction related professionals here to assist you.