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Ernest G. Crews Construction, Inc.

Ernest G. Crews Construction, Inc. believes in providing each client with value, service, and quality.

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30 Years of Quality

More than just a home builder

Ernest G. Crews Construction, Inc. originated in 1991 in Brunswick County, N.C., and has specialized in custom-building since 1994. Ernie has worked in the construction industry since he was 19 years old. He resides with his wife, Donna, in Ocean Isle Beach.

Ernie specializes in custom home building and has an unlimited residential general contractors license. He is a member of the Brunswick County Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders of the US. Ernie served as president of the Brunswick County Home Builders Association in 2006 and was also voted “Builder of the Year” by the Brunswick County Home Builders Association in 2006. He served on the Board of Directors for the Brunswick County Home Builders Association from 2008-2009. Ernie Crews was voted the #1 builder in Brunswick County several years in a row.

Our company builds within close proximity to our Ocean Isle Beach office. This area includes the golf course communities of Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sea Trail Plantation and Brunswick Plantation, as well as Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and the Intercostal Waterway. Due to the close proximity of every job site, Ernie is able to visit each project daily. It is a rare occasion to come into our office and see Ernie sitting behind his desk, but that does not mean he’s hard to reach.  

Ernie and his subcontractors are in constant contact with each other. Our local vendors go out of their way to make building a new home a pleasurable experience for our homeowners. Many of our homeowners are building their dream home over a long distance. Our vendors and subcontractors do everything they can to make this as easy as possible. Our electricians, plumbers, HVAC installers, framers, roofers, masons and painters have been working with Crews Construction since the business began in 1991. By using the same subs on a continuous basis, Ernie has created long-standing working relationships between himself and the subcontractors. He takes great pride in ensuring each job is done well. If a problem does arise, you don’t have to worry about who is going to take care of it, as Ernie handles this personally.

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Ernie’s profession is building high-quality custom homes, but his passion is creating happy homeowners. He is a firm believer in “word-of-mouth” advertising. Prior to building a home, Ernie provides a list of previous clients, bankers and business references to the prospective homeowner and encourages them to contact the people on the lists.  

Our professional team - Ernie, Rich, Ken, Cathy, and Donna - does its very best to make your building experience as pleasurable as possible. We can also help our clients when relocating to our area, whether they need a rental for several months or accommodations for a week. Call today for an appointment to make your dream home a reality.


We are so happy to have chosen Ernie’s company to build our home. From our first impression on, Ernie’s honest and forthright manner - and Cathy Brown’s supreme job of organizing - helped us feel comfortable throughout the process. My husband was involved in building for years, and he was very impressed with every aspect of our job. The weather was the wettest in years, and yet, our home was finished right on time. It has been three years since we moved in, and we are just as happy as can be with the craftsmanship of our home thanks to Ernie, his crew and capable subs.

Judy H. |  HomeOWNER

We just finished our house on Ocean Isle with Ernie and couldn’t be happier. Building a house can be extremely stressful, but they made this such a pleasurable experience. We did a lot of research before building and time and again heard nothing but great things about them. Ernie, Cathy and crew are the nicest folks to work with, and I can honestly say that we did not have one issue with anything. Our beach house is beautiful and amazingly built with such attention to detail. Cathy was so helpful and went to appointments with us to help pick everything out. The subcontractors always told me that it was a pleasure to work with Ernie and crew, and I can definitely say the same!!!

KEndall D. |  HomeOWNER

Asking Ernest Crews to tear down our old house and build a new one was a great decision. He listened to us and really went over and above. Our new house is wonderful and just right for us and our lifestyle. He and Cathy thought of things we would never have thought about and were right there with us the whole way. I would highly recommend this company to anyone thinking of building a new house!

Elaine L. | HOmeOWNER