First and foremost, a Silver Developers classic home is built to last. Because every home is built to the environment, site specific, and built with classic techniques and materials, it is a home that will truly last a lifetime. A house is far more than a home. It’s where life memories are created and shared. Attention to the smallest details, integrity and dedication to thinking outside the box is what Silver Developers is founded on. Write up your dream list, we’ll make that list become a reality!
Silver Developers is a construction firm based in Raleigh, NC. Licensed in NC, SC, TN, and VA as a Commercial builder. Vince DeFreitas, President of Silver Developers has acted as the general contractor and project managed the construction of over 100 residential & commercial projects. Vince is also licensed as a NC real estate broker.
Every home we design and build is based on site specific realities. The surrounding views, the lighting at various times of the day, the physical space and what is around it. Clear and open communication throughout the building process is what we are best at. Identifying issues before they arise and helping the home owners with the decision process be as seamless as possible.
We are members of the Green Home Builders of the Triangle and take our environmental responsibility seriously. We strive to be good stewards of the land we at least temporarily, call home.
We pride ourselves on working with the best resources and craftsman around. Many have worked with us for 10 years or more. We only work with craftsmen who have a personal involvement and commitment to a project. They know we are driven to come up with new ideas. We try and conceive every angle. We feel that our work is a constant learning experience. Once we stop doing that, it is just a job.
We like to tell our clients and prospective clients, you can work all year to get two weeks off and go somewhere else to relax and have fun. Why not make everyday of your life a holiday?
“We talked to several builders during our search for a property to build a custom home and Vince immediately stood out in his professionalism, organization and overall knowledge. We ended up with a design on a lot that needed review and approval by the Historic Committee. This was a long process that neither of us had navigated before. Vince did a great job getting us through the process and always proposed solutions as issues came up. I would recommend Vince to anyone looking for a builder that knows the business and can get the job done.” – Nick, Client
“I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to work with Vince DeFreitas and Silver Develpers for quite a few years. We have collaborated on a variety of unique, high end residences. His approach to each client is one of giving complete satisfaction in the final product. His pays attention to his client’s requests and desires and accommodates their needs to the fullest extent. When met with the challenge of a new product or construction method, he researches the situation and tackles it without being intimidated. Vince’s customers expect superior quality and he consistently delivers regardless of the situation. I look forward to a projects with Vince because I know the final product will be an exceptionally well built home with an attention to every detail. I trust him and his ability. I certainly have no hesitation when recommending him to my clients. I’ve been designing homes for over 30 years and Vince is one of my favorite builders. I’m proud to be associated with his business.” – Triangle Residential Designs, Colleague
“After meeting with six different contractors, hiring Vince to build our dream home was the clear choice. From the very first meeting Vince demonstrated high levels of integrity and communication and this was exactly what we were looking for in a builder. He provide us with that steady assurance and consistent presence and then follow through with meeting timeline projections that told us he was a true professional and an expert in his field. Working with Vince was an absolute pleasure. He has great attention to detail, project management orchestration, and has developed a skillful team of sub-contractors to work with to produce a beautiful product. When ever there was something I didn’t understand, he took time explaining it to me and always made me feel comfortable with my decisions.
We highly recommend Vince if you are building a custom home. You will not be disappointed! Just meet with him, see some of the houses he has build, and talk with some of his former clients and you will see for yourself.”
“Silver Developers LLC provided the complete house construction package, from planning to completion. Throughout this process Vince was outstanding, with a huge attention to details and quality. We built our first home with Silver Developers in 2011, our experience was so exceptional we are currently in design for our second home in Pittsboro! Very trustworthy!”
“We built our dream home with Vince in 2018/2019. It was our first custom built house, so we were totally new and didn’t really know what to expect. We thoroughly interviewed 3 potential builders and had preliminary discussions with at least 4 more. We called 5 of his references that we randomly picked of his list of about 20 and each customer raved about him and said they’d use him again. We also visited one of his houses that was in progress and he talked very openly about pricing and how much things cost and we were able to get a feel for his price point and what was a good fit for him – and it was a good fit for us. Also, he’s a super easy going, laid back, detail oriented person who is very much on top of things. We knew having a good relationship and chemistry with our builder was going to be important since we’d be talking to him nearly every day for 9 months.
So we think we were thorough in our selection process – and we’re deliriously happy with how things have turned out. Overall we were on time and (gasp!) UNDER budget. He was very patient explaining things and letting us know what decisions we needed to make and the deadlines in order to keep the whole timeline on track. Sure, there were a few minor things that were wrong but they were quickly corrected.
We’ve been in the house for 3 months and we’ve had no issues getting punch list items taken care of. We’re extremely happy with our house, and the entire process that Vince guided us through.
We STRONGLY recommend Vince and Silver Developers!”
“Vince at Silver Developers is great. We built along side of each other a couple projects. I’ve recommended his company to several clients. Good company and I appreciate the owner operator approach to building. Thanks Vince!”
“Vince was a great contractor. He is extremely organized and the new house was completed on time and within budget. He kept track of every dollar and kept us totally informed. We could not be more happy!”
Caroline Whitson, Client
“My husband and I were referred by my neighbors to call Silver Developers. LLC. Vince with Silver Developers worked with us from the beginning in developing our plans to actually building. We never had any doubt that the job would not be completed and met deadlines. It has been 3 years since our house was built and still call to ask questions and he is always friendly and willing to help. We love our house and we Thank Silver Developer. Kayla and David Brendlinger”
Kayla Brendlinger, Client
“Vince was great to work with on our new home construction. The part that stands out is his responsiveness and ability to get things done in a timely manner. Our home was built with very high quality, a geothermal HVAC system, Spray foam insulation, a tankless water heater all which made it very efficient. Update: After 8 incredible years in our home we have decided to move to CO. We called Vince to work on subdividing our property which he did and he listed and sold our home in a weekend for well over asking price. We highly recommend him!”
Mick Ribault, Client
“Silver Developers build our completely custom build home. It was a pleasure to work with Vince. We highly recommend them for your next project. The total construction time was about 10 months which for a 100% custom build home is very reasonable. Our home is build with ICF walls, Geo Thermal, steel roof and has a contemporary design. All together it was a pretty challenging project but Silver Developers pulled it off.”
Dave Vdwouw, Client
A Raleigh native since 1994, Vince attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in sports marketing and management while earning a varsity letter on the nationally ranked IU wrestling team. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean where he developed his appreciation for classic architecture and natural materials. His background is diverse, with his construction experience beginning with commercial sports facilities and events and gradually moving into residential development and construction. He has written in numerous publications, Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, run the NYC marathon and enjoys surfing and fishing on the NC coast. He is married with three children and active in many triangle organizations.
Years of Experience: 25
Education: Indiana University, B.S. Marketing and Management
NC Commercial General Contractors License #65930 (Classified as Unlimited Building Contractor)
Virginia Class “A” Building Contractor License #2705136576
NC Licensed Real Estate Broker #166896
National Swimming Pool Foundation License #27-3888-4
Member Green Home Builders of the Triangle
NC Registered HUB Business
Member HBA Orange, Durham, Chatham County
Volunteer and Non-Profit Current and Previous Affiliations:
Head Wrestling Coach Wolf pack wrestling club; Wolfpack Wrestling Club (wolfpackclubwrestling.com)
Board Vice chair and Chair of Rebuilding Together of the Triangle; Rebuilding Together of the Triangle | Repairing Homes. Revitalizing Communities. Rebuilding Lives. (rttriangle.org)
Board member Small Hands Big Heart United; Small Hands Big Hearts United – Nurturing our children’s compassion (shbhu.org)
Board Member Leadership Raleigh; Leadership Raleigh – Raleigh Chamber
Volunteer football coach North Raleigh Bulldogs; Home (nrwfathletics.com)
Volunteer football coach Raleigh Revolution: Raleigh Revolution
Volunteer Support Partner the Carying Place; Home – The Carying Place
Board Member Wrestlers in Business Network Triangle Chapter; WIBN Overview — Wrestlers in Business Network
Retreat provider Little Pink Houses of Hope; Home – Little Pink Houses of Hope
Board Member The Invinceble Foundation; Home (beinvinceable.org)
Volunteer Life Rolls on: Life Rolls On