Meet the Builders

Chris Cates and Watson Caviness

Our Roots

Founded in 1999, we have grown from building a few homes a year to being listed as one of the nation's "Top 100" Builders. Our success has been achieved by building a team of employees that understand customer service and trade partners that value a quality product

The Foundation

Our customer is our foundation. A home is one of the larger purchases made in life. Tied to this investment is more than a dollar figure; there are opinions, beliefs, emotions... A sense that we as the builders, will treat their home as a priority, and that the voices of our customers will be heard and respected. Our business depends on our customer’s happiness and our foundation is based on that guarantee.

In the Backyard

With a home office centrally located to the areas where we build in North Carolina, we live and build in our own backyard. We handpick our neighborhoods and have formed strong relationships with the most reputable subcontractors and product vendors. Most importantly, we encourage our future homeowners to participate in every stage of our building process. From visiting neighborhood model homes to selecting finishes in our Fayetteville Design Studio, it’s all within a short drive.

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Top 100 US Builder

For The Long Haul

We have had the good fortune to be recognized for the 10th consecutive year by Builder Magazine as one of the "Top 100" Builders in the nation. Although this list has been an industry staple for over 30 years, what it symbolizes to us is the strength and stability of our company. We aren't going anywhere... We intend to be here to build and continue to support our current homeowners in to the future and beyond!

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Company E-Book

Download our company ebook to quickly explore what Caviness & Cates has to offer. Find out our building process, where we build and more!