About Us

Shaping the Future

Owner and General Contractor, Trevor Lanphear, has 21 years of building experience. Lanphear Builders prides itself in custom craftsmanship, knowledge, and expertise in the building profession.

Who We Are
“It’s not what you expect, it’s what you inspect!”

Lanphear Builders Inc. was founded in 2009 by Trevor Lanphear, owner & general contractor (NC License 69768). Trevor has been dedicated to the coastal Carolina market since 1994 after moving to Wilmington, NC from upstate NY. He worked his way up from a crew lead, to foreman and into a superintendent position gaining valuable hands on experience. Trevor worked for the Nick Garrett Development Group Inc. from 1999-2009 and oversaw projects along Figure Eight Island, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and surrounding areas of Wilmington.

Trevor Lanphear

Owner/Project Management

Married to wife Marina and still raising three out of four children…life is good. His fun hobbies include boating, hiking, reading and traveling when possible. Trevor oversees all aspects of the business and is on every project almost daily. With extensive hands on “wear the tools” experience of over 15 years and unlike many local builders, Trevor will often know more technically than the men performing the work. Add another 12 years of management, design and customer relations experience at the high-end custom home level, Trevor, along with the LBI Team have earned the respect and good reputation Lanphear Builders has had since incorporating in 2009. Honesty, integrity, quality, communication, efficiency, safety and pulling your own weight are expected and instilled on a daily basis.

Noel Tyrpak

Project Field Supervisor

My exposure to building trades happened early in life. From the age of six, my grandfather, a jack-of-all-trades, began to teach me about carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. When I was nine years old, I remember spending whole days in the summer watching and studying the construction of new homes in my neighborhood.  This flourished into the pursuit of receiving an education in professional construction management. I have an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Carpentry and Construction Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. The process and satisfaction of completing projects with excellence for homeowners is my daily drive. Along with a love of detailed carpentry and project finishes, I also love designing homes and projects. I am proficient in Chief Architect home design software and AutoCad. When not working, my wife Amanda, of fourteen years, and young daughter love to have adventure—locally and abroad.

Photo of work trucks for local Wilmington NC custom builder Lanphear Builders

Jim Clarke

Project Field Supervisor

Jim currently has over twenty years of construction management experience under his belt and loves the challenge of large, complex jobs. He has overseen several multi-million dollar projects over his career, each with unique and intricate details. Jim moved to coastal North Carolina a few years back with his wife. They love to host friends and neighbors for dinner parties. Before entering into the construction world, Jim was a professional fisherman and chef – making him quite a good friend to have.

David DesChamps

Estimator/Project Coordinator

David is a third generation Wilmingtonian and seasoned Construction and Real Estate professional with over two decades of experience in residential property appraisals, construction project management, and land development. David’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Business Analytics which provide the technical, problem-solving, and analytical skills necessary for success in today’s ever-changing construction field. David is a proud father of two children, and his spare time is spent on the golf course.

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Bill Vasey

Project Foreman/Superintendent

Bill is  a young father of one daughter and husband to wife Allison. Bill has a great personality and we’ve not met a person yet that doesn’t like him. Bill has over 10 years of experience in concrete and another 12 plus years as a carpenter. Bill’s strong points are loyalty, forward thinking and very good general knowledge in all phases of construction and trades. He is known for being easy going, meticulous, a great communicator and very organized when it comes to scheduling trades and ensuring the work is completed correctly.

Charles "Chuck" Hardwick

Maintenance/Warranty Division Manager

Chuck loves spending time on the beach in his 4 wheel drive, taking care of his dog and giving Trevor a hard time when the Red Sox beat his Yankees. Chuck has over 20 years of experience as a local painter. He was painting superintendent with Nick Garrett Development, has run his own company and led several other companies’ painting crews. Chuck no longer paints but rather loves carpentry now and has become a very good finish carpenter in the past ten years. His eye for the finished product is invaluable when completing a quality finish carpentry project or inspecting the quality of our painters as we complete our projects. Chuck’s painting knowledge and no-nonsense approach are relied upon heavily in maintaining our level of high quality finish.

John Tyrpak

Accountant & CFO

John is married to Jenny with 4 young children and we’re all wondering how many more! John loves golf and riding his Harley to unwind. John and Trevor together have put together Lanphear Builders’ systems of cost tracking, budget reporting, invoicing and overall financial health of projects and the company since incorporating in the midst of the recession in November 2009. John is an invaluable part of the company given his integrity and sound advice through the years on any and all matters, financial or otherwise. Weekly we complete project data entry and bill payments with reconciliation completed at the beginning of each month when invoicing. John is our go-to man for anything financial related to our projects or the company.

Leslie Barker

Office Manager

Leslie recently joined the Lanphear Builders team and brings 20 plus years of administrative experience
in Operations, Investor Relations and Management. She has a BA in Liberal Studies with English and
Communication minors from Concordia University Irvine. Leslie has been married to her lifelong partner,
Nathan, and has two grown children, Samantha and Zachary. She is a native from California, but has
loved east coast living in Wilmington for more than 12 years. In her free time, she enjoys family get
togethers, traveling with friends and family to just about anywhere, volleyball at Captain Bills and playing
tennis with USTA. Leslie is excited about the opportunity to work with Lanphear Builders and its
outstanding team.

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