We have just completed building a home with Matt. When we contracted with Matt in May, I thought I would be down on Oak Island supervising on a weekly basis, as we live in Greensboro and the commute to the Island is only four hours. I also knew that our youngest would be out of the house in India studying, so I would have a lot of free time. To make a long story short, two weeks after the contract was signed my mother was diagnosed with cancer. As the only daughter, I knew my time would be taken up with going to New Orleans to be with my mother and not the house. I was very nervous. While we have moved a lot and done a lot of renovations, this was the first home we were building and I could not be present as planned. Also, I had talked to a lot of friends who had built homes and picked builders with great reputations, only to discover terrible problems in the building process. There was nothing I could change at this point.


Matt was fabulous. Our punch list was incredibly short and he pointed out a few things that we did not even see. Our home is truly wonderful, beautifully built, very tight and truly perfect. We were only able to make three trips to the Island in the entire time it took to build our home and one of those was for the final punch list. We spoke to Matt twice a week by phone and, if I was not able to be there, my husband would handle the phone calls (which was frequently). After every conversation, a list of what was discussed was sent out and reviewed with new items added as we moved forward and old ones taken off. We became so good at covering issues by phone that at the end of the building process we were only talking once a week. Matt was very diligent in looking after us. He was at the sight at least four times every day and some days he would be there throughout the day (depending on what was happening at the house). He was thorough in identifying problems and fixing them before we even knew about them. He would tell us honestly what was happening. I was able to concentrate on my mother and know that Matt was taking wonderful care of us and our home. This was true even though our home is a small one and this section will be the guest house when we build our permanent home on the Island. I cannot say enough positive things about Matt and True North Builders. After our first visit, I truly did not worry about what was happening on the Island. I knew Matt would keep us abreast and handle with care and diligence any problem as it arose. I am truly looking forward to building our next stage with Matt in a few years. There is simply no better builder in the area - and all of this was done long distance. You will be making a marvelous decision if you choose Matt to do your home. We are thrilled.


With Regards,

Molly Yoder



We are greatly pleased to give this testimonial for Matt Scharf of True North Building Co, LLC.   Matt began building our home in St. James Plantation in the Fall of 2010 and completed it in February of 2011.   However, prior to moving to North Carolina from Upstate, New York, we had been corresponding with Matt and several other builders for many months. During this initial process, it was always Matt who either returned our phone calls or emails within a day’s time and sometimes within hours.   The responses to our questions were always thorough and easy to understand. This was the first characteristic that distinguished Matt from the others.

Upon moving to St. James, the decision of choosing a builder began full scale.   While developing a house plan, Matt was more than willing to meet with the designer and make sure all specs were covered, even before any contract was signed.   This was a tremendous help to us as we had never gone through this process before.   This was another characteristic that distinguished Matt from the other builders.

We soon came to realize that Matt was everything a person could possibly hope for in a builder.   He is a pleasure to work with, takes his job very seriously and is always looking out for his clients’ best interest.   Matt has the highest integrity, always doing what is right, and has an unmatched work ethic.   Whether you are building long distance or on site, Matt is there every step of the way to ensure you are a satisfied customer.   He will get the job done efficiently, on time, and the way you expect it.

We are tremendously happy and satisfied in our beautiful coastal Carolina home that Matt built for us.   Please feel free to give us a call or stop by if you are in St. James.


Mark and Judy Cuppernull

3499 Haskell Lane

Southport, NC   28461





To All

We just wanted to take the time to say a few words about our experience with Matthew Scharf and his building company, True North.


Matt has recently completed our home in St. James. Our experience with him has been nothing but first class all the way. He skillfully orchestrated the subcontractors, and translated our expectations into reality. We were able to participate in the process to the degree of our interest. His unique signature touches make our home stand apart from the ordinary. His attention to detail is outstanding.


We would both highly recommend Matthew as your choice for a home builder. His work ethic and integrity are of the highest caliber. He is approachable and willing to entertain all of your requests. His sub-contractor team is responsive and highly skilled.


Thank you Matt, and your team, for building one of the finest homes in St. James....for us!!


Rick and Jeanne Brown

4705 Southport Supply Road, Suite 105, Southport, NC 28461
(910) 294-1098
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