Read below and see what past clients are saying about our work! To read complete testimonials please visit our Testimonials Page.
"My experience with Mark Bondurant and
Rare Earth Builders was the best building experience, yet! This was my
third project from the ground up and our healthy built home turned out
beautifully. Mark is a true gentleman and he surrounds himself with a
fine crew. The site was always managed well, clean, and efficient.
Each member offered creative and cost effective ideas while maintaining
a quality of workmanship far exceeding our expectations. The
efficiency of our home was put through a test this winter, and has come
through with flying colors........power bills still low, and all
systems in tact. We love our home, and we love the guys who built
it......I would and do recommend them to anyone I know."
plans in hand, we started asking around for the best builder to handle
our green building project. Mark Bondurant's name was suggested by our
architect and other people we knew in the area who had experience with
green builders. We interviewed Mark and were impressed with both his
knowledge and his integrity. We trusted him immediately and he never
let us down.
has a talented and personable work crew. They worked hard and were
easy to talk to. Mark seems to only hire the type of people who are
more like friends than normal laborers. They really take pride in
their work. One of best things about Mark is that he answers his
phone. In this day and age that is refreshing.
Our house was completed
in a timely manner and we are 100% satisfied with the results."
"Mark and his crew from Rare Earth Builders created an incredible
one of a kind home for me in 2004. In addition to all the great solar
features and designs inherent in the architectural plan, he and his crew
added an element of artistry and craftsmanship to the design that was
truly wonderful to see unfold, and which still amazes me as I look
around my home. I love the unexpected nooks and crannies and special
touches, such as curved window sills and arches over doors.
But beyond building and craftsman skills, Mark stands out in his
profession for his integrity, reliability and honesty. I was not able
to be around for much of the hands-on building, but felt totally able to
rely on his judgment and advice. He was easy to work with, listened
well, and gladly let me try my hand at anything I did have time for."
"Mark Bondurant and his Rare Earth Builders crew were recommended to
us by our architect when we wanted to remodel our retirement home in
Black Mountain. Seems they had worked on her home as well.
have been consistently impressed with the high degree of
professionalism, honesty and care that went into our project and are
completely satisfied with the entire process. We were absentee
owners during the project, living
some nine hours away by car.
We were in good hands the entire time
and the finished home is even more beautiful than we had imagined it
would be when we started.
and Joy McConnell
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"They rocked it. I hired Mark because we have a similar aesthetic vision.
We also both are committed to sustainability—within
reason and given cost limitations.
An added bonus is that he and
his team are incredibly nice folks whom I enjoyed spending time with
every day. Defying most home renovators belief, I was bummed when REB
finished our project. Our dog was even sadder than me. He now greets any
man carrying a toolbox as if he's an old friend. Surely they’re
carrying lunch scraps for him, right?
Because Mark and his team
left me with such an amazing addition to our home, I recovered pretty
quickly after they left the premises. Solid, tight construction and
serious attention to detail are hallmarks of REB. Plus Mark has a
wonderful aesthetic eye, adding details that never would have occurred
to me—including curved built-in bookshelves, plaster-textured walls, and
an arched doorway.
I’m considering further renovations just so I
can invite the team back for a while. Plus the dog would be
"The whole experience was life changing as I
learned so much in the process. Whenever I tell my friends that the
build was seamless and actually fun, they are amazed. I credit that to
your knowledge of the industry, your willingness to discuss even the
simplest detail, the time you took to help me make decisions and your
prompt attention and response to all calls and emails. Your crew was
polite, fun, professional, attentive, timely and always willing to
answer my questions."
-Victoria Ann Lamberti