The Outer Banks benefits from a number of talented builders, and Neal Contracting is one of many that proudly add to our local building heritage. Amidst this competitive atmosphere, Neal Contracting strives to stand apart in key aspects of the building process.
After attending Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of St. Andrews, Matt returned home to work in the family building business. Starting as a Carpenter's Helper on a framing crew, Matt spent the next twelve years learning his father's trade from the ground up. Along the way, Matt worked as a subcontractor in carpentry, both rough and finish, roofing, siding, as well as a project manager for charter school construction, eventually earning his Building Contractor's license in 2008 while operating his own Renovation Company with his wife, Rachel, in Raleigh. Matt spends most of his time in the field problem solving and directing his team. Matt's varied experience in new construction and complex renovation give him the much needed edge to produce one of a kind custom homes.
Matt currently serves as President of the Outer Banks Home Builder's Association.
Rachel graduated from James Madison University in VA with a degree in Public Relations and never imagined she would end up in the building business. After much consideration, Rachel obtained her real estate license in North Carolina which has enabled her to approach construction projects with a broad view of future value and mass appeal. Always available by phone or email, Rachel provides the core support to the company, managing client communication, finish selections, cost control, vendor relationships, and key design advice. Together, they work as a tight knit team with complementing skills, while simultaneously upholding the signature style and quality they are now known for.