Meet the Builders

Chris Cates and Watson Caviness

Recognized as one of the "Top 100" Builders in the nation for the 5th year in a row by Builder Magazine, Caviness and Cates Communities is making their way to the forefront of the home building industry. Founded more than 10 years ago by Watson Caviness and Chris Cates, Caviness and Cates Communities has quickly become a leader in new home sales. With a dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, the employees and trade partners of Caviness and Cates go to great lengths to make sure each home is built to exceed the expectations of the individual homebuyer.

Graduates of University of North Carolina Wilmington, licensed general contractors Watson Caviness and Chris Cates founded the company to become one of the largest and most prominent home builders in Cumberland, Hoke, and Harnett counties. With new home communities in the Fayetteville, NC, Clayton, NC, Beaufort, NC, Greenville, NC, Jacksonville, NC, Knightdale, NC and New Bern, NC areas. the company founders' hopes have become a reality.

Knowing the concerns and desires of homebuyers, Caviness and Cates Communities has a strong commitment to excellence, builds Energy Plus homes for energy efficiency, and encourages homeowner involvement throughout the building process.

Caviness and Cates provides a variety of home designs, home warranties that extend beyond industry standards, and a winning team. These qualities illustrate why Caviness and Cates is a leader in the home building industry.

Top 100 Builders in the U.S.

Top 100 US Builder

Builder Magazine has named Caviness and Cates Communities one of the Top 100 Homebuilders in the US for the fourth year in a row. Builder Magazine, the information source for the home building industry, has been generating their "Top 100 Builder" list in the United States for the past 29 years.

Our company has achieved back-to-back ranking as the 53rd most successful builder in the nation, closing on nearly 500 homes in 2011 alone.

Along with the Builder Magazine honor, Caviness & Cates has also ranked 64th of 235 of the largest homebuilders in the country, jumping 2 spots from the previous year on the "Housing Giants List for 2011." The Housing Giants List is produced annually by Professional Builder Magazine, a leading publication resource in the country's home building community for over 74 years.

"We are very excited to be on the list again this year", stated owner Chris Cates, "It's a real testament to the hard work of everyone in our company. I believe that our continued success in this challenging market is due to our constant focus on providing quality built homes, exceptional value, and superior customer service. Caviness & Cates stands behind every property we build, and every customer that we sell to. We strive to be the best across the board."