All coursework completed through the North Carolina Builder Institute, whether for continuing education or just professional development, counts towards designations such as Accredited Builder (AB), Accredited Master Builder (AMB) and Accredited Remodeler, etc. The best part? The AB and AMB designations appear on your NC General Contractor’s license. That means when a prospective client searches your license online, they’ll see evidence of your hard work and knowledge!. For more information, visit

Congratulations to the following students on the designations they have earned.

Rusty Kling

CRK Builders, Inc.
Wilmington, NC

Accredited Master Builder

Rusty Kling has been building for more than 20 years. He is the owner of CRK Builders, Inc., a design-build company that specializes in custom kitchen and bath renovations and custom home design/implementation. Kling believe communication is key to success because it ensures accuracy, understanding and good execution of a project. He holds Accredited Builder and Accredited Remodeler designations from NCBI and is an instructor for the Institute.

Darrel Hamilton

Darrel Hamilton Builder
Jefferson, NC

Accredited Builder

After building homes in Georgia for over a decade, Darrel Hamilton Builder was created in North Carolina by husband-and-wife team Darrel and Donna Hamilton. The couple decided to make Ashe County their permanent home after buying a vacation home in the area. The Hamiltons now build unique mountain homes with beautiful views as weekend get-aways, retirement dream homes, or full-time residences.

Matt Scroggs

Scroggs Construction Services
Asheville, NC

Accredited Builder

Founded in 2016, Scroggs Construction is owned by Matt Scroggs and his son Nick. The duo specializes in home remodels and custom home builds. Using the experience from both father and son, a blended image of business operations and construction expertise was crafted into the award-winning company Scroggs Construction is today.

Russell Graham

Oasis Property Works
Mooresville, NC

Accredited Builder and Accredited Master Builder

Duane Scholz
Scholz Home Works
Flat Rock, NC

Accredited Builder and Accredited Remodeler

Fred Mead

The OPEX Group
Jamestown, NC

Accredited Builder

Fred Mead is an experienced leader with a focus on customer satisfaction, leveraging over 30 years of experience in construction, home building, and supply chain operations. His breadth of experience in construction includes heavy highway interstate and intrastate, international airport runways, construction materials, home building, and real estate.