Mountain   homes Beautifully  Built.

Welcome to Brian Horner Custom Homes.

We are fortunate to call the mountains of western North Carolina our home. Our clients typically discover these beautiful smoky mountains and build their dream homes or vacation homes. We build homes of distinction for homeowners who want to connect to the natural surroundings with architectural elements.

We work with homeowners from across the country and pride ourselves in the way we communicate with our clients throughout the process, and deliver quality homes in a timely manner.

Get to know us here on the site, or call us to schedule a time to talk in person or remotely.

New Home Construction

We will help you build your mountain dream home.

Barnwood Finishes

A popular mountain element, barnwood adds instant warmth.

Sloped Lot Construction

We know how to build in the mountains.

Home renovations

Remodeling can change the entire look of your home.

Kitchen and Baths

Kitchen and Bath designs are our specialty.


Sometimes it is better to grow than to go.  We can help you decide.

What our Clients say

My husband and I hired Brian Horner Custom Homes to build our mountain home in North Carolina. Our 3-story floor plan was placed on a steep slope and close to a river. Brian easily navigated the floodplain setbacks and engineering required to build a solid hillside foundation.

During the whole building project, my husband and I were in Oregon, tying up loose ends for our move across the country; however, Brian provided great communication and progressed the job without us being on site. He checked in daily with progress reports, and always consulted us when there were options. For instance, according to the plans, the ceiling in the master bedroom was originally flat, during the framing, Brian noticed that there was room to create a custom detail. He took pictures and videos and explained the options. His suggestion ultimately gave that room more character. There were several things like this during the build that we didn’t think of, but Brian pointed out, and we are glad he did, because they added to our overall curb-appeal. His eye for esthetics and function really prove to be superior to the average contractor.

Brian’s company understood our goals and design ideas and implemented them in their work. Brian personally did some custom barnwood accents in our house that set the tone of our decor and added a beautiful feeling to our home.  My husband and I appreciate Brian’s exceptional attention to detail. His artistry shows in his work and he expects the same quality from his crew. I felt sincerely cared for as a customer and as a friend through the whole process. I am grateful to Brian Horner Custom Homes for creating our peaceful sanctuary

– The Townsend Family

Brian Horner is currently building our modern rustic home on Nantahala Lake.  It’s about 4000 sq feet with an A frame center, double master, duplicated lower level, high ceilings, big beams, and lots of windows built on a pitch lakeside.  From the start after meeting with Brian and just talking we felt that Brian and his crew would be the right choice for this job, and we have not been disappointed.  He is building us a solid house.  No corners have been cut and the exceptional quality of this home has been remarked about by several people in the know that have seen it.  Brian is honest, has impeccable integrity and always takes time to listen to our concerns.  He has responded quickly with action on any changes we’ve made and has been able to be quite flexible and patient with us on them all.  His carpentry crew are all hard workers that show up every day.  The job site is kept in impeccable order and very clean.  His subs are all top notch, experienced and insured and all seem to like and respect Brian which results in them also showing up to work every day and giving their all to get the job done.  His knowledge of home construction, extensive experience, and solid relationships with artisan contractors is top notch and we are very happy to have hired him to build our dream home. 

– Cindy Fraser

Brian and his team not only built my new home but also accented it with authentic Barnwood. He used  the wood to accent the kitchen island, Stove , exhaust hood, stairway banister and doors as well.  The wood added the additional touches to add charm and uniqueness to our build. I highly recommend Brian and his team, not only does he pay attention to detail but also Blends in the Barnwood that results in a unique look.

– Bob and Sue