Right Building

We design sustainable and beautiful places for people who care.

Services we offer


  • Offices

  • Remodels

  • Consultations


Michael was our general contractor on a 1500 sq. ft. shop and in-law suite we built on our property in Oakley.

After the completion of a year-long project, my opinion of his work is pretty high, but he’s also just an objectively good contractor. He returns phone calls, showed up when he said he would, and delivers a product that passes inspections and looks great. He was willing to work within our specific budget constraints and desire for homeowner involvement, and the final cost of our project was right on target with what Michael originally quoted.

His sub-contractors were also high quality and spoke highly of working with Michael. Several of them I still call for maintenance needs with the new structure or our existing house. We couldn’t be happier with the work.” – J. Burt

Two years ago I was having a drainage problem. My driveway slopes down sharply from the cul de sac in front of my home and ends at my garage… 

Michael came up with the solution, arranged for more than one sub-contractor to perform the work and coordinated their efforts. Everybody who worked on the project was thoroughly competent and easy to get along with.  

Michael’s price was more than fair.  And the job was completed exactly when he said it would be… My drainage problem is gone. I trust this young man implicitly and heartily recommend Right Building for any project you might have in mind. – Dennis M.

You will absolutely reap the benefits of Michael’s commitment to quality work, combined with clear and transparent communication. I felt respected and listened to every step of the way.

I will be ever grateful I turned to Right Building to help me realize my home renovation vision, the results of which are more beautiful than I even imagined.

Although a complex project with a tight budget, it was so worth doing! Michael cares that his sub-contractors are people of integrity who bring a high level of craftsmanship to their work, and they enjoy working for him. – Conway W.

Michael Hurd, along with project manager Aaron Maret and a great crew, completed a renovation on my Asheville townhouse that included a kitchen remodel (walls were removed to create an open plan), popcorn removal from the ceilings, all new flooring, and a gorgeous master bath with a new skylight… 

… They were conscious of my budget, and came up with some clever solutions to the inevitable issues that pop up when working in an old house… 

… Using creativity and professional skill, Michael and Aaron collaborated with me to achieve exactly what I was hoping for. It’s a great house now! I really enjoyed working with them. – Paulette W.


We offer consultation for prospective home buyers, current home owners, and litigators. Examples:

  • a tour of your own home and a comprehensive but understandable explanation of the various systems within your home, how to care for it, what to look out for, etc.
  • consultation for a lawsuit with an insurance company
  • advice regarding purchasing a new home
  • advice regarding working with other builders
  • Home Inspection translations (see below)


We are based in Asheville, NC and our preferred construction projects are within 20 minutes of downtown Asheville.

Lead Time

6-18 months.
No rush jobs, low quality flips, corner-cutting, etc. We don’t do build poorly. Simple is fine, but low quality is not.


We charge for estimates on homes the customer does not own.


Beaver Lake remodel

Movement Studio

Passive Solar Home

Home Inspection Translations

Buying and owning a home can be complicated and there’s normally no orientation process. Want to have someone with decades of experience explain things in a friendly and understandable way?

We help prospective buyers make informed choices by explaining inspection reports, pricing and prioritizing repairs.

We help current owners understand their home systems for maintenance and optimal functionality.

We will walk you through your home and inspection report, explaining how the systems operate, how to best care for them and order of operations. Consider it a home owners manual explained live and in person. Usually takes 3-4 hours.

We do not offer certified home inspections.

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