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Bluewater Builders is a full service construction company catering to the individual needs of customers throughout the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

  • — We care about our reputation

    We build until your standards are met.

  • — We make your vision a reality

    We understand what it takes to deliver projects
    of the highest quality.

  • — Our Expertise

    Our knowledge and expertise has allowed us to build a culture of excellence. Tell us what you need,
    sit back, and let us design and construct.

  • — Our History

    Bluewater was founded in 1986 with the overnight
    success of its first subdivision, Bluewater Bay.

Our story

Before you make the commitment of a lifetime, call Bluewater Builders! Our owners have built residential and commercial projects throughout coastal North Carolina since the 1970s. Over the years, we have earned the reputation of providing quality workmanship and outstanding service in the construction community of Carteret and Onslow Counties.

Bluewater Associates was founded in 1986 to develop residential building lots in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Our first development, Bluewater Bay (80 residential lots), was a tremendous success selling more than $5 million in less than three hours. Compelled by this success, Bluewater Associates constructed an office that remains at its present location of 200 Mangrove Drive in Emerald Isle. Since that time we have had success in many residential developments such as Bluewater Banks (61 lots), Walnut Place (9 lots), Cape Pointe (42 lots) and Bluewater Cove (68 lots).

— Why Choose Bluewater Builders?

At Bluewater Builders, we stand behind our reputation and are ready to provide you upon request any or all of the following information. We look forward to hearing from you soon and will do all we can to make building your dream home an enjoyable experience!

— Our qualifications to build your home or commercial project.

— List of Client references who will relate their building experience.

— Bluewater Builders formal and written building procedures.

— Bluewater Builders system for tracking the home building procedure.

— Our guarantee of performance.

— Percentage of our business that comes from customer referrals.

— A free plan analysis and building quote.

Anthony Futral, President

— Who We Are?

Your local custom home builder

Sherrell Futral and Woody Warren founded Bluewater in 1986 with the overnight success of its first subdivision Bluewater Bay. They have continued to develop premier communities throughout coastal North Carolina; including Bluewater Banks, Walnut Place, Cape Point and Bluewater Cove. In addition to these residential developments, Bluewater Builders has built hundreds of custom homes for a private residences, as well as re-sale and rental investments.

Sherrell and Woody’s backgrounds in construction originated in the 1970s with their respective building companies. Over the years, the company has built a strong reputation of paying attention to details and being there for their customers throughout all phases of the construction process. For those out of town clients, Bluewater Builders staff stay in close contact with pictures and e-mail throughout the construction process.

Bluewater Builder’s business is one half vacation homes, the other half primary residences. While the larger share of the homes are upscale custom homes, the company handles a wide range of projects.

At any price point, building on the coast takes specialized expertise due to increased requirements for permitting and items such as storm water control, septic systems and structural requirements. These have made construction more technical, and Bluewater has some of the best resources in their field to handle these issues, and these include experienced personnel. Bluewater’s framing crews are comprised of long-term employees, not subcontractors. Some have worked with Bluewater for more than 20 years.

Long Term

We’re focused on building trusting relationships with our clients. We want to be your go-to for every project, not just today, but in the future as well.

Time You

Working with us means that every tile, coat of paint, and every minute detail will be done with care. Rest easy knowing we do it right from the first piece.


Just because you are relying on experts to get the job done, doesn’t mean you should be in the dark. Keeping you in the know is part of what we do.

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