Synergy Building Company was established in 2000. Our company’s vision was to develop a customer-focused team, centered on professional, honest, and responsive communication with our customers. Our team of knowledgeable and dedicated experts strive to make a positive impact by continually improving our process to deliver a home building experience that results in our customer’s dreams becoming a reality.

We are proud of the job we are doing at providing exceptional quality and innovative projects at a value driven price while ensuring beauty, comfortable living spaces, and a solid long term investment for your family.   

As we continue to improve the home building process, we also ensure our team continues to receive high level training in new home technologies so that we remain current in providing energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes for today’s changing lifestyles. Our approach to general contracting and construction  management values the importance of schedules, budgets, and quality craftsmanship, while emphasizing clear communication and cooperative relationships.


Rick Allen and his team at Synergy Building Company have proven themselves on a wide variety of building projects and know what it takes to ensure a positive process and a great outcome.  Exceptional job skills and organization are a large part of a successful company but, in addition, excellence as a company requires an attitude focused on providing exceptional customer service. We embrace opportunities for problem solving and proactively search for the best solutions when unique situations present themselves.. Through an open-minded, consultative approach, we identify challenges, generate ideas, evaluate the options, and elicit support from all business partners.  With this type of collaboration we are able to select a course of action, and successfully implement the best possible solution.  Your ultimate satisfaction with your home project is our goal!

About Rick

Rick Allen

Owner & President

Rick Allen has been a  successful business owner for over 25 years,  He grew up in Illinois, where he got his first taste of the construction business delivering drywall to construction sites for a family owned building material supply company.  He received his BA at Miami University of Ohio and an MSW at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Following his formal education, he worked at an agency in Eugene, Oregon where he supervised a large team of individuals dealing with child welfare concerns. After several years in social work, Rick returned to Illinois and purchased the family building materials supply business. He grew the company, and it became  a leading supplier in the suburbs of Chicago. The desire to use his  building materials expertise to build quality homes led him to broaden his focus. In 1995 , he moved to North Carolina with his wife and 3 sons  and entered  into a partnership with a skilled builder, named Tom Howlett . They had a mutual vision to build a company focused on quality, experience, and cooperation by teaming with owners, design professionals, and skilled contractors to provide an integrated approach to building.  Since then, “Synergy Building” has  successfully completed  many beautiful , energy efficient  homes and additions, while building positive experiences with owners and various construction professionals. Social welfare continues to be important Rick. He has acted on the board of directors for the Interfaith Council of Social Services and has been involved in many projects for the Community Land Trust network.

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