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Our Story

We’re Terry & Kristi Thayer. We met and fell in love with each other while falling in love with renovation. This spark caught fire and grew into a true passion for building beautiful, award-winning homes.

Years later, we’ve built a family and a business we’re proud of. Together, we build more than 100 homes each year. We go above and beyond in our homes and service because we’re not some big builder – we’re a family who lives here, too.

Real estate gives us a unique opportunity to make an impact in the community we call home. We’re proud to improve neighborhoods and lives in the process.

People Love Thayer Homes!

“The home overall was of very high craftsmenship. We also love that Thayer is almost single handily improving our part of town. We get very excited each time we see a new Thayer house posted to be built near us.”

-Justin S. & Lea W., Thayer Homeowners

Meet the owners

We aren’t some huge corporation, and we’re not perfect. We’re real people who are 100% dedicated to constant improvement and to building your next dream home.

Terry Thayer - Read My Bio

My name is Terry Thayer and I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1995 from Rochester, New York.  I came here to explore opportunities for a better life. I grew up in New York as a carpenter and worked for my father, but I always had a passion to be an entrepreneur.  I wanted to put myself on the map, so I wasn’t living in the shadow of my dad.

I began my first entrepreneurial step as a subcontractor who worked installing siding for houses and also performing general carpentry.  I soon wanted to be in the role of the builder rather than working for builders.

In 2002 I broadened my work, going into business with a partner. We flipped houses, sometimes adding square footage or even doing tear down new builds. I’ve continued doing this for years, now with my wife.

Today, my wife Kristi and I own several businesses including new home construction, Thayer Homes.  I am a licensed General Contractor in the state of North Carolina. We also wholesale properties and will occasionally flip and develop land on a small scale.

My wife and I are proud of our business ventures.  We are especially proud that with a percentage of each of our company’s profits we support a selected charity or foundation. We are honored to support Habitat for Humanity and International Network of Hearts as our chosen charities to benefit from our businesses’ successes.

We are able to live a lifestyle in a way we designed. Kristi and I are truly living an entrepreneur life and are able to travel with the freedom and spending much more time with our children.

We would love for you to become part of the ever growing Thayer Homes family!

Kristi Thayer - Read My Bio
Kristi Thayer, is the co-owner of Thayer Homes. She is also a mother, wife, and a North Carolina native. Born and raised in the Triangle, Kristi has witnessed the tremendous change and growth that’s transformed the area into one of the leading cities in the US to move to. Kristi’s love for real estate with her passion for design is what lead her to this industry!

In 2005 she meet her husband, Terry Thayer. It didn’t take long to realize that with their passions for this industry together would make a solid team. In 2006, they started their journey as a team with Residential Remodels for homeowners and over the last decade have evolved to building new homes and much more. Kristi believes treating our new homebuyers like family is both a guiding principle and a way of life for our award winning team.

In addition, Kristi is a Real Estate Agent, a serial entrepreneur and believes in multiple additional streams of income. With over 15 years of Real Estate experience, her enthusiasm to help others grow and her investment in herself and education shows in her passion for coaching others to get them in the industry and thrive. In alignment with her life mission of having successful businesses, creating a legacy and making an impact, all of her businesses are For Purpose Businesses.

In her free time you can find her rooting on the Wolfpack, engulfing herself in business and self-development or traveling the world with her family.