Candlelight Homes, LTD, is a custom residential building company located in Chapel Hill, NC.  The founders, Alan and Sharon Gaines, have combined their experience, knowledge and talent to build some of the finest homes in the Triangle area.  Their uncompromising commitment to quality, attention to detail from start to finish and their passion to provide families with homes that will last, have been the foundation of their success for over three decades. Alan and Sharon are personally engaged with every aspects of the design and building process... with every home they build.


Alan, a native of North Carolina, is an Engineering graduate of NC State University. He started his building and development business in Raleigh,NC in the early 1980's. Throughout his 30+ year career, Alan has been involved with the ownership, design and development of ten subdivisions throughout the Triangle area... multifamily, single family and estate homes. With his experience in building hundreds of different style homes throughout the Triangle...Low Country, European, Southern, Contemporary and Traditional, and his collaboration with design professionals, you can be assured of his diversity and creativity.  If you can dream it, Alan and his incredibly talented team can build it.


Alan is a hands on builder...he directs the day to day operation for Candlelight Homes, as well as coordinates and manages all onsite construction.  His presence on the job site, as well as his selection of craftsmen and reliable resources, ensure that his high standard of quality is met.  Alan works closely with each client, listening  to the needs and dreams of each family, in order to coordinate the design and construction of the home that best fits their family's lifestyle, resulting in the HOME they imagined.


Sharon, also a native of North Carolina, studied fashion merchandising, then business at Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC where she grew up. After working in retails sales and management for several years, Sharon studied, worked with and was inspired by a well known Interior Designer in the Piedmont area. That inspiration and experience launched her career in design, which was a perfect fit with Alan's dream to build homes.  Serving as Candlelight Homes' Design Coordinator, Sharon collaborates with Alan on every custom residential project.  She works closely with each client in the selection process of exterior building materials and all interior decisions such as kitchen and bath design, cabinetry, appliances, plumbing, lighting, flooring, paint colors and much, much more. She is very involved, like Alan, on the job site working along side subcontractors, suppliers and other design professionals to ensure your selections are executed to meet your expectations.


Candlelight Homes would be honored to serve as your builder ...and help you build your new HOME...a home you will love to come home to.


Alan and Sharon presently reside in Chapel Hill NC.  They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.  They enjoy reading, listening to music, going to movies, walking, watching ACC basketball, spending time with their family and friends and being involved with their church..


Other Work &  Subdivisions:

Sunscape - Raleigh

Creekwood – Wake Forest

Steeple Chase – North Raleigh

Suncreek – West Raleigh

Sunpoint – West Raleigh

Woodwinds - Durham

Chimney Ridge - Durham

Parson’s Chase - Durham

Vintage Grove - Apex

The Legacy at Jordan Lake –

 Holland Park - Raleigh

Bridgepoint – North Raleigh

Sheifield Manor – North Raleigh

Scarborough Ridge - Garner

Duxford – North Raleigh

North Ridge – North Raleigh

West Lake – North Raleigh

Dunhaven - Garner

Summerfield North – North Raleigh

Falls View – North Raleigh

Cotesworth Downs – Wake Forest

North Chartwell – North Raleigh

Bent Place – North Raleigh

Wexford – North Raleigh

Fairlake – Wake Forest

Crenshaw Manor – Wake Forest

Carlye – North Raleigh

Stonewalls – Wake Forest

Ethan’s Glen – North Raleigh

The Preserve at Jordan Lake – CH

The Legacy at Jordan Lake. – CH

Alan Gaines


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