It’s Different Around Here

When you choose One27 Design, you’re choosing a team that is personally invested in something. We believe that building the home of your dreams is an opportunity to invest in your future, and that’s something we take personally.

Our Values

Our core values are the driving force behind everything we do. Whether it’s building relationships to building houses, we believe in doing business the WILD way:

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Will
to Win

We are self – starters with an unwavering drive who compete to achieve success.

I

Intentional Adaptability

We consciously embrace change, though mutual flexibility, strategic innovation, and purpose-driven versatility, to advance our people, products and services.

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Live Compassionately

We have a humble and responsible approach to how we serve each other and our community.

D

Disciplined Execution

We expect operational excellence through safety, accountability, and an efficient, fast-paced environment.

Our Team of Experts

Our team of passionate individuals are highly specialized in each aspect of the design build process, bringing you a curated team of the best in the business.

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Zach Stewart

President

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Matt Schelm

Design Build Manager

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Tia Wallace

Architect Design Coordinator

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Chris Porter

Project Coordinator

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Jennifer Proper

Listing Agent

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Zach Stewart

President

With over 20 years industry experience and a Certified General Contractor’s License, Zach knows how to get jobs done right the first time, every time. As President of One27, Zach provides leadership and general construction management for One27 Design, along with the rest of One27 companies. Before studying Construction Management at ECU, Zach grew up on a farm in Benson, which explains the pride he finds in a good day’s work.

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  • Favorite floor plan: The Willow

Matt Schelm

Design Build Manager

Matt partners with clients by managing our design-build process from pre-contract through closing. You’ll see him in client meetings, but he spends most of his time working behind the scenes on contracts, vendor coordination, permitting, and project management. Having grown up in the construction industry, Matt has worked in and knows every aspect of the construction process, from client service, to labor experience, and field management.

“Having a dad and grandpa who both owned small construction businesses, I grew up being taught to value people you do business with. The opportunity to build a client’s home is an honor, and I love getting to bring their dreams to life.”

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  • Favorite floor plan: The Cottonwood

Tia Wallace

Architect Design Coordinator

If it can be designed, Tia can do it! As our in-house architectural designer, Tia helps clients custom design every aspect of the home interior and exterior. Along with a graduate degree in architecture and six years of experience in the design field, Tia has a lifetime of experience helping her dad build and remodel homes growing up.

“My favorite part of designing a space is figuring out how someone will use the home, and how to fit it to their lifestyle. It’s like a puzzle figuring out where each piece goes.”

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  • Favorite floor plan: The River Birch

Chris Porter

Project Coordinator

As our project coordinator, Chris primarily coordinates sub contractors and vendors to ensure that each house is being built on-schedule and in accordance with One27 Design standards. His NC General Contractor License and background in multi-million dollar construction project management bring invaluable experience to our team to deliver on both quality and timeliness for every project.

“When I found out the One27 team was starting a design division, I was so excited. I knew I wanted to be part of building clients' dream homes with a team that does business with trust and integrity.”

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  • Favorite floor plan: The Wilson

Jennifer Proper

Listing Agent

Jenn is our in-house builders agent for One27 Design. As a previous teacher, her favorite part of the role is getting to educate clients on the new construction process and walk them through each step from start to finish. You’ll see Jenn at each of the client meetings, and hear from her at various stages of the process to keep you involved and keep the project moving forward.

“Moving is an important part of anyone’s life, and the process has an impact that can last a lifetime. I love getting to come alongside our clients and advocate for them through education on the process.”

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Our Story

To some, a home is just another brick and mortar product. To us, it’s the backdrop to your future, where a lifetime of memories will be made. 

When we founded One27 Design, we wanted to do things differently. Our passion is to deliver the home of your dreams without the process being a nightmare, which is why we invest time, energy, and effort in building the relationship first and the home second. 

That balance plays into everything we do. We believe that custom homes can be both dazzling and approachable; that cutting edge design and innovative features don’t have to come at the expense of comfort and familiarity. 

So have your cake and eat it too. Explore next steps today.

Let us take the stress out of a design-build home so you can get back to what matters most.

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