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Joe Nicke (910) 233-5243
Wilmington AND CARY NC


The Designer



"Joe Nicke has become a fantastic design resource for our company. A great listener, thoughtful in his approach and prompt with his updates to our clients. Joe is a great problem solver and his attention to detail is always appreciated - it's a pleasure to work with him"

David Spetrino

Plantation Building Corp.

"Joe Nicke designed 6 homes for us in Live Oak Village, Kure Beach in 2012. The designs were excellent and we had contracts on two of the homes before we started construction. Joe is great to work with. He is receptive to our ideas and his experience and creativity are invaluable."

Tom Theisen

Windjammer Construction, Inc.

"I have been working with Joe Nicke for my planwork since 2005. I have found his work to be excellent!  His plans are accurate and easy to read. In addition, he completes the work in a timely manner. Joe has done numerous changes to my stock plans as well as custom designing dozens for plans for my clients. Anything other than perfection would be an anomaly for Joe."

Todd Helf

Coast Life Housing

Brunwsick Plantation

"Back in 2009, we had received Joe's name from a client that we had been working with. Our client was very pleased with the construction drawings Joe had created for them and said he made the experience ejnoyable and emotionally rewarding as well. From my understanding, Joe was professional and very patient with them, which were the credentials we were looking for in a new designer."

Dino Viscosi

Whitney Blair Custom Homes

About Me


  Hello, I’m Joe Nicke, and welcome to Build This... Home Designs. I began my design career in 2004 with a single project in Carolina Beach, NC, and I haven't stopped designing in the 14 years that have since passed. My portfolio continues to grow and expand as the years pass, and have had the opportunity to design custom homes across the state of NC, from Southport to Asheville. I balance my designs with an assortment of unique waterfront homes, single family homes in various renowned developments across the area, and mountain houses nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From designing your forever home, to an addition on your existing home, no project is to big or small. My designs have been recognized as Homes of Distinction, and have received accolades from The Parade of Homes in the Platinum, Gold, and Silver categories. I pride myself on what I do, and work tirelessly with each client to ensure their custom design meets their every wish, want, and need. My passion for home design and excellent customer service is driven by my love for my daughter, Jocelyn. She motivates me each and every day with her happiness, joy, and love for life. I strive each and every day to provide the best experience possible to my clients, and look forward to the opportunity to provide that for you.