Searching for a construction company that can handle your next home construction project?

Look no further than Thomas Brent Custom Homes, LLC in Chapel Hill, NC. We provide a wide range of dependable and cost-effective home construction services. Please feel free to read through our clients’ testimonials to get a better idea on the quality of services that we offer.

Peter G. and Marcy E. Voelkel

To Whom It May Concern,

T. Brent Voelkel and Thomas Brent Custom Homes, LLC. have recently completed a substantial renovation job for us at 3301 Transylvania Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina. The scope of the work was extensive - demolition and upgrading of 4 existing bathrooms as well as the kitchen area. Brent started the work on June 15th, 2009 and completed the scope of work 90 days later on September 15th, 2009. We are thrilled with the final results. Not only does the finished product look fantastic, but more importantly, Brent successfully completed the work under budget and on time, based on the initial project and time frame. His sub-contractors were thorough, knowledgable, and flexible enough to handle unforeseen problems that always seem to pop up in renovations. Brent's experience in building homes over the last 15 years was crucial in understanding the complexities of details involved with renovating a 50 year old house. Please feel free to call me at 919-789-9289, if any questions might arise.


Peter G. and Marcy E. Voelkel

Carl and Leslie Braam

Dear Brent:

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciate for the fine job you and your associates at Thomas Brent Custom Homes did for us on our project to finish our attic at 506 Parkview Crescent.

The project was of very high quality, on time and within the estimate you provided. The site was left very clean and all waste materials removed. We would have no hesitation in recommending you for other work.

Again, it was a pleasure to have Thomas Brent Custom Homes finish our attic and we will certainly consider your company for future projects.


Carl and Leslie Braam

Doug and Sue Balog

To whom it may concern:

In the summer of 2010, we selected Thomas Brent Custom Homes to enclose a screen porch and convert it into a sun room which opens off our kitchen. The construction involved:

  • Replacing screened walls with windows and a half wall that matched home exterior.
  • Insulating the entire structure including existing porch roof and floor.
  • Applying bead board to the interior walls and ceiling.
  • Interior tiling of the floor.
  • Entrance reconstruction from the existing house to increase ease of traffic flow.
  • Adding a new Heating & Air Conditioning Unit with separate zone.
  • Painting.

Thomas Brent Custom Homes worked closely with us on the design, listened to our input but also made some good suggestions to improve usage and reduce costs. The whole project was done on schedule and within projected costs. Brent Voelkel was actively engaged in the project from start to finish and always made himself available for any questions or concerns.

While home construction, even minor work, can be stressful and disruptive to the current home environment, the team at Thomas Brent made this very easy. Our new sun room is now one of the family's favorite rooms in the house on a sunny day and we look forward to many years of great usage.

We have, without hesitation, recommended Thomas Brent Custom Homes to anyone needing home improvement help.


Doug and Sue Balog

Stacy and Robert Stein

Dear Brent,

  We are writing to let you know how very pleased we are with our home. We knew this was the house for us the moment we walked in. It is the perfect layout for our needs - which is difficult to find in a spec home!   We have found the quality of construction to be exceptional and your attention to detail is outstanding. Together they make our home special and elegant.

  Your friendly and professional demeanor is refreshing. You have always made yourself available when needed and you have periodically checked on us to see how we were doing. Not many people can say that about their builders!

  You don't build houses - you build homes!

  Sincerely, Stacy and Robert Stein

Dorathea L. Foote and Ronald P. Glazier

To Whom It May Concern:

  As recent clients of Brent Voelkel with Thomas Brent Custom Homes, we were very pleased with the process of building our home with Brent. Even though this was the first home that we have ever built, Brent guided through the process with ease. We are both very detailed people and wanted to be involved with every aspect of the building process as it went along. Quite frequently, he would call us to ask our opinion on how we wanted something done before proceeding with the work. He wanted us to be happy with the end product. Mostly, we would commend him on his attention to detail and his ability to choreograph the subs so that they were not running into one another.

  Brent Voelkel is a “hands on” builder with usually only one or two project in process at the same time. He was on the site for the most part, every single day, supervising the work of the various sub-contractors. Brent is also very good about maintaining as clean and safe a construction site as possible. He hires very talented professionals and ensures that their work lives up to his and his client’s expectations.

  Our plan was to have our house be certified as an energy star efficient home and it passed the certification tests the first time around with scores well below the required number. Having now lived here for approximately 5 months, we can attest to having low energy bills which is proof alone that our house was extremely well built.

  Brent is very knowledgeable in all of the facets of building a well constructed home. He has high expectations of his sub-contractors and will have something redone in order to make it right. Because he is on the job for much of the time, there was very little that needed to be reworked.

  We couldn’t have done the design part without the assistance and input of Mary Voelkel, who has an eye for interior design. She too, made the building project enjoyable.

  Unlike most of our neighbours, we did not have a lengthy punch list once we moved in as there wasn’t much that needed attention. We love the house and in a matter of a few days after moving in, realized we were “at home”.


  Dorathea L. Foote and Ronald P. Glazier