Residential Home Specialists Since 1986
AW Homes began operations in 1986 and is owned by Andrew (Andy) and Kathleen White.A family-owned business, AW Homes’ core principles reflect quality, commitment, honesty and reliability. Serving Moore County communities, as well as the surrounding counties of Hoke, Scotland and Lee.
AW Homes is a full service home specialist providing design, new home construction, renovations, additions, remodeling, existing home repair and maintenance. While we provide home renovation services and build additions and provide home repair service for any size existing home, we specialize in building custom homes under $500,000.
AW Homes is committed to establishing long-term relationships with each client. Lifetime enjoyment and customer satisfaction are among many of the stringent requirements AW Homes has for itself and that translates to quality and integrity with our customers. Every sub-contractor must meet specific requirements and both Andy and Kathleen white are intimately involved in every detail of the business, ensuring that everyone at AW delivers as promised. All services are guaranteed and a 1-year written warranty is standard with all new home construction.
At AW Homes, we are proud of the many custom homes we have built as well as the superior reputation we enjoy as reliable home specialists for additions, renovations and home repair. We enjoy high levels of customer satisfaction and we are driven to build long-lasting customer relationships. A home is the single largest investment we all make in our families and at AW Homes, we command the highest respect for your “home”.
Meet our Core Management Team
Andrew (Andy) D. White, President
A partner-manager with Golden Corral restaurants in Newton, Iowa, Andy realized that the demands of the restaurant industry were interfering with his responsibilities and enjoyment of parenthood and family. He eventually returned to his hometown of Southern Pines to pursue a career as a home builder. Andy defines himself as a people person as he enjoys working with all types of personalities, whether they are a client, subcontractor, office personnel, employee or a neighbor just around the corner. In addition to his love for building and being outside, Andy is an avid fisherman, hunter and conservationist. “Home” is more important than anything Andy does and AW Homes could not have a better leader.
Kathleen White, Business Operations Manager and Designer
Kathleen is especially keen and attracted to the creativity of the home building industry and is responsible for daily operations and intimately involved in the design process. A CPA by trade and passionate about the home construction business, Kathleen brings the perfect balance of budget discipline, home design and financial management to every job. Kathleen enjoys the ability to work alongside her husband, Andy. Kathleen graduated from NC State University with a BA in Accounting, and from there she went on to attend Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she received her MBA. Kathleen, a mother herself, understands the value placed on home in family life and brings those shared values to every customer relationship.
Paula McKenzie, Office Administration
After taking a break from the working world to raise her children, Paula returned and has worked with AW Homes approximately 12 years ago. With a degree in computer programming from Sandhills Community College, Paula handles the day-to-day management of the business, including financial matters and ensuring our sub-contractors and employees have what they need to complete their work in a quality manner.
Steve McKenzie, General Site Specialist
Steve works at AW Homes as a site specialist, assisting in coordination of materials and personnel at each client site for all new home construction, additions and renovations.Steve has been with AW Homes for 7 years and is a valuable part of the team. He is a big reason our job sites are always orderly and that sub-contractors have everything they need to complete their work in a quality fashion and on-time. Steve is also an accomplished musician and I guess you can say he makes “sweet music” when he works with our customers.
Preston Steele, Carpenter and Roofing Specialist
Working with AW Homes for over 20 years Preston is skilled in painting, framing, roofing, carpentry and trim work. We recognize roofing structures are an integral part of the quality of a home, that is why having a proficient carpenter who is also a specialist in roofing is critical to our customers. Preston is known for his attention to detail and commitment to project success. A native of Moore County, he is an accomplished archer and an outdoor kind of guy.
Dennis Sovereign, Lead Carpenter
Working carpentry all of his life, Dennis’ skill is undeniable in all aspects of home construction. He is especially skilled with interior finishes and trim work. And when it comes to special requests by our customers, Dennis is our “go-to” resource to ensure we can do everything possible to meet the needs of every customer. Aside from being one of the best carpenters in the business, Dennis is an expert wood carver and enjoys hitting the greens and chasing after golf balls.