About MorningStar

Your Triangle-area Custom Homebuilders

MorningStar Homes is a homebuilder in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill specializing in full custom and semi-custom homes that meet the needs of our customers. With the ability to do everything from full design/build to construction of a pre-designed plan, MorningStar has the right solution for your upcoming homebuilding project!

The MorningStar Homes Difference

What sets MorningStar Homes apart from the competition? We pride ourselves on truly trying to listen to our clients and develop a great relationship with them so that the building experience is less of a stress on them. We believe that with our attention to your needs, our relationship with our Interior Designer and a complement of experienced sub contractors...we offer the best overall value in a new custom home.

We're also not a high volume production manufacturer of homes, and we pride ourselves on our working relationships with our customers. We spend a considerable amount of time prior to construction getting to know our customers, their needs and their wants, while turning their dream homes into reality.

History with Purpose

In 1998, Steve Jellicorse founded a small homebuilding company in Raleigh, N.C., based on the premise of building excellence through knowledge and experience. That company was known as MorningStar Builders.

In 2005, a decision was made to take this company to the next level by welcoming a peer homebuilder, John Lile. With this new partnership came a new name, MorningStar Homes, Inc., to reflect the birth of this new entity, as well as a new product line.

Since then, we've grown into award-winning custom homebuilders with a proven track record of beautiful homes and satisfied customers. As we continue to grow we saw Steve decide to retire from homebuilding in 2013. In 2017 Justin Lile returned to Morningstar and is working to take us to the next level.