Experience & Expertise

We offer a broad range of designs from simple to ornate, craftsman to ranchers, vacation homes or dream homes – our projects have covered every style and range and last from a few days to building a home from scratch. Whether you are looking for the nostalgia of a Craftsman, the flare and fun of a contemporary or the stately and refined lines of a traditional, we make your house a dream home.

Ray is a 2nd generation builder. It all started in the summer of 1965 when Ray had his first day of work. It just so happened that the first day of work was also his first day on a construction site with his father. This sparked something in him, and he continued working construction while he was in college where he furthered his engineering education. Dottie’s interest came from the first project she ever worked on with Ray and what would prove to be one of the most important: their own first home.

Since 1983, Marion based Burnette Construction has been a part of over 180 projects ranging from small renovations to a fully customized home built from the ground up. Each project receives the same detail oriented craftsmanship that comes with decades of experience.

Customer Experiences

The Gunn House

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I worked with Burnette Construction  for approximately three years  on a complex and comprehensive renovation and expansion of our house on Lake Tahoma.  The project took a long time because of phasing, since we lived in the house for the duration, and significant changes were made along the way as we saw the construction progress.
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The Wannamaker House

Ray and Dottie Burnette are an outstanding team and have helped us build the house that we dreamed of. They have the highest integrity and give great attention to quality construction. We have come to trust them completely in knowing that our interests and their interests are aligned.
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The Pruitt House

We had the good fortune of learning about Ray Burnette and Burnette Construction from a neighbor for whom Ray had built a beautiful vacation home. It was good fortune because we’d purchased a house that had unknown, but extensive, water damage. Luckily Ray was knowledgeable, patient, professional, and honest. Ray and his team were able to ascertain the extent of the damage to our house, design extensive remediation of the property, and make the repairs within the budget he stated at the onset of his work.

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Flexible and Cooperative

Burnette Construction is great at making design changes to fit the needs, and they are very flexible.

– Frank Pennell

Professional, Dependable and Fair

Ray, has been a valued friend and Contractor of my business for many years. I have found him and his company to be professional, dependable, and fair in all dealings. If I had need of a new house this would be the Man to build it. I have recommended his company to friends and family who were very well satisfied with the outcome of their projects.

– Toby Talley / President, Carolina Interiors

Superior Workmanship &
Competitive Price

I would recommend the services of Burnette Construction Company. Their honesty and integrity immediately impressed me. They took the time to discuss my concerns and respond to my questions. They did an excellent job, were on time, used quality materials, provided superior workmanship, and offered very competitive pricing. In fact they came in under the bid that they had originally given me. They have built a number of lovely homes in our development and owners are well pleased and speak highly of them. I am pleased to recommend them.

– Donna Autrey
The Arbor at Lake James, Nebo, NC

Eager to Please

Over the last 14 years, Burnette Construction has built 3 houses for our family. Ray and his crew care about the quality of their work and are eager to please. They had no problem making structural changes to the original plan. Since moving into my new home in 2007 there hasn’t been a simpgle repair or redo. If I ever have to build another house, I will use Burnette Construction.

– Shirley Fuller
The Arbor at Lake James, Nebo, NC

Outstanding Company

It has been a pleasure to work with such an outstanding construction company. Burnette Construction Company is a quality builder using only quality materials and methods for that first home or that new addition to your existing home. A good name in the construction industry can only be earned through honesty and integrity. Burnette Construction has earned that name.

– Jerry McKinney
The Chalk Building Components, Spruce Pine, NC