Stone’s and Rufty-Peedin Receive Recognition

Not only is the new Stone’s Education Superstore a beautiful space, and a great learning environment for kids, it’s an award-winning building. Both Rufty-Peedin and Stone's have recently received additional recognition for eco-friendly design and construction, including a Cary Excellence Award, City of Raleigh Environmental Award, and Triangle Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award. Also, if you haven't already seen it, check out our new video showcasing Stone’s owners Carol and David Madison. Read More >>>

We love it when the Hilburn Exxon plan comes together

Yes, indeed Hilburn Exxon is moving along nicely. That bulky roll of plans you see is the architectural plans for the new convenience store and gas station located at 6700 Hilburn Road in Raleigh. It's a pleasure to work with the Dimitry and Whalen families to build their latest venture. Read More >>>

Stone’s and Rufty-Peedin Recognized Among Raleigh’s Best Environmental Stewards at 2014 Environmental Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. – The City of Raleigh recognized individuals and organizations committed to preserving the environment at its 7th annual Environmental Awards celebration at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Stone’s Education Superstore received the award for Green Design:Non-Residential for its sustainable retail building with features that extend visitors’ learning experience beyond the shelves. Rufty-Peedin Design Builders also was recognized for its role in cooperation with Maurer Architecture in the design-build construction of the building. Stone’s features 17,000 square feet of educational toys, games, books and teacher supplies – and a unique way for children and their parents to learn about renewable energy and sustainability. Visitors to Stone’s are greeted by a giant rooftop solar array, solar-powered LED parking lot lighting, and an electric car charging station. Upon entering the building, kids can delight in the store’s wares, yet also learn about its impact on the environment by watching video monitors displaying Stone’s real-time power generation and consumption. “This building showcases Stone’s remarkable commitment to renewable energy and sustainability,” said Steven Peedin, president of Rufty-Peedin Design Builders. “As an independent retailer, Stone's serves as an award-winning blueprint for other retailers interested in green building.” Sustainability goals were defined at the outset for this unique building designed of brick with a nod to historic train depots. “We’re thrilled that together Stone’s, Rufty-Peedin Design Builders, and Maurer Architecture have been recognized as stewards of the environment by the City of Raleigh with a 2014 Environmental Award,” said owner David Madison. Tom Earnhardt, host of the UNC-TV series Exploring North Carolina, gave the Environmental Awards keynote speech. City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane welcomed guests and presented hand-crafted awards made from repurposed wood or local fallen trees. More than 200 people attended the event. The Environmental Awards celebration is made possible through donations from sponsors who share the vision of environmental stewardship for the Raleigh community. For more information, visit the City of Raleigh’s website. Don't forget to connect with Rufty-Peedin on LinkedIn. Read More >>>

Dogwood Collective Opens Downtown

Fit-up is complete and our friends Dogwood Collective are open for business! We're excited for Kaitlyn Herold and partner/mom Stephanie (shown here). We'll have more photos soon. In the meantime, stop by the only women's boutique in downtown Raleigh, where classic style, unique trends and local designs all meet. Read More >>>

Randy Pearce Joins Rufty-Peedin as Superintendent

RALEIGH, N.C. – Rufty-Peedin Design Builders today announced the addition of Randy O. Pearce as superintendent. Rufty-Peedin is a growing commercial contractor specializing in design-build construction of retail, medical office, churches and industrial buildings. Pearce is a 25-year construction industry veteran. “Randy Pearce has strong experience managing subcontractors and is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of commercial building and general contracting. We’re excited to bring his skills and passion to our team,” said Steven Peedin, co-founder and president of Rufty-Peedin Design Builders, a local general contractor managing commercial site development, design and construction projects. Rufty-Peedin uses design-build methods to comprehensively manage all phases of the building process, including pre-construction site feasibility and selection, working as a liaison with local municipalities as well as managing cost modeling and design engineering. “Pearce has an excellent track record on design-build projects and brings an experienced perspective to the field,” said Peedin. Read More >>>