The Builder

Cress Bell, President of BELL CUSTOM HOMES, brings a unique passion to the art of custom home building. With the experience of building award winning luxury homes on the coast of California and North Carolina, Cress brings a fresh perspective of design and pursuit of innovation that give his clients a unique home and great build experience. "It’s more than a house, it’s your home!"

Our Mission

Building to a higher standard takes a superior team dedicated to their craft. We have extremely high expectations of ourselves which helps us exceed yours!

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • I can’t say enough about how gracious you and your team were with all of our changes to our home. The countless emails and phone calls while we were building from out of state. We appreciate the attitude, patience, follow through and respectthat you and your team showed us! Honestly, sometimes just the way something is phrased makes all the difference. Thank you, your Team and all those we never met along the way that helped make our home special for us and the transition to a new phase of our lives a smooth one!

    Dick & Barbara H.

    Custom Client

  • I have been in this business for 20 years and can say that I have not been around a more passionate Builder then Cress Bell. It has been a privilege to work alongside him as he provides his clients creative New Homes.

    Mark M.

    Regional Sales — Ferguson Supply

  • I really appreciate all of the effort they devote to my home... I would recommend Cress Bell to anyone - top notch work plus he is really nice!

    Carol E.

    Landfall Client

  • I’ve been in my home for just over two years now and I’m just as happy with everything as the day I moved in. The home is very well built and the custom features that were added make it a really special place to live. Cress Bell is a pleasure to work with, knowledgeable and very responsive. Since this was my first single family home they assisted me every step of the way, through the building process and beyond. Even two years later when I have a question or concern, I can still turn to the Cress for his input. If I had to say one thing to anyone thinking of building a new home in NC, it would be this: The only mistake you’ll make in choosing a builder for your new home would be not choosing Cress Bell.

    John M.

    Park Landing - Custom Client

  • Cress Bell has provided an unparalleled level of product, service and attention to detail. His continued commitment to us as homebuyers is extraordinary. I have asked friends, family and those in the house building community if they have ever encountered such, and the answer is no. His devotion to his home owners is extraordinary.

    Chet & Marie G.

    Landfall - Custom Client

  • When my wife and I went looking a new home in Wilmington, N.C., we had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with Cress Bell. The quality of the home we chose and the pride in the quality was evident in Cress Bell with every step along the way. Buying a new home can be a very daunting and frustrating experience. Our experience with Cress and his team was everything a great home buying experience should be…packaged with integrity, honesty, fairness and fun. Would we do it all over again? In a heartbeat."

    Jack R.

    Landfall - Custom Client

  • We had Cress Bell build our new custom home for us. We couldn't be happier with the entire process, from design to the final product. They were great to work with, responding to any concerns we had in a timely manner. We would recommend them to anyone looking to build a new home.

    Richard & Katie L.

    Autumn Hall - Custom Client

  • Cress Bell have been great to work with and we recommend Cress Bell to everyone. Responsive, Reliable, Quality act, fantastic follow through. It’s been a perfect home. We couldn’t have hoped for more!

    John & Tracey M.

    Autumn Hall - Custom Client

  • Working with Cress Bell and Paul Garcia, is more like working with family, rather than working with a business. Of course they have a business to run, but in doing so they genuinely care about their clients as people and they take great pride in the quality of the homes they build. Building a new home can be stressful; it’s especially rewarding when the process of building the home is as enjoyable as the final outcome.

    Diana & Mark S.

    Park Landing - Custom Client

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