Richard Wallace Builder

Quality homes, incorporating thoughtful design, craftsmanship & attention to detail

rwallaceI was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, not far from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I grew up during a time when families across the country were realizing the American Dream of a house, car, and a steady job by the thousands. American life was on the move and as a young boy I watched as whole neighborhoods of new homes literally sprang up from farm fields. I saw firsthand the pride, excitement and security that home ownership brings to families and like many young boys I took a keen interest in the machinery of construction.

During high school I was involved in sports, student body politics and part-time jobs. After graduation, I went to work for a large commercial construction company doing everything from hauling materials to operating equipment. The seed was planted! I would be happily involved in the construction industry for the rest of my life. I went on to attend Wright State University where I studied business. I graduated, married my high school sweetheart, and moved south to obtain a Master’s in Economics at NC State University. I worked for governmental agencies and several commercial mortgage companies for a period of time after school. Eventually, though, I realized my heart was in building and left to start my own independent home construction company.

Since our beginning Richard Wallace Builder has built hundreds of homes, working to meet the exacting expectations of a broad spectrum of taste and lifestyles. Our portfolio includes primary residences, vacation homes, townhomes, and multigenerational homes.

Gregory, the oldest of our four sons joined the business in 2005, and as construction manager, oversees all projects. He brings with him a wealth of practical knowledge and experience gained from his years of working in all phases of single-family residential construction. Gregory’s appreciation of the Wilmington area and coastal lifestyle combined with our desire to expand our services initiated the relocation of our business, from Raleigh to Wilmington, in 2006.

Our company has enjoyed building residential homes for over 35 years. Our experienced staff of six is a close-knit family that shares an ethos of hard work, integrity and the willingness to go the extra mile in order to build you a quality home incorporating thoughtful design, craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our goal is to provide homes of exceptional quality that offer our clients lasting value, security, and enjoyment.