Our Company

The company was started in 1984 by Richard Lanning. We are a custom home building company specializing in fine homes. However, we do some light commercial building and speculative projects as well.

Richard Lanning, president of Richard Lanning Builders, Inc. was born and raised in Waynesville, N.C. He is married with two grown children. Richard has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Western Carolina University. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. He is also a current member as well as a past president of the Home Builders Association of Haywood County.

Projects completed by Richard Lanning Builders, Inc. have been featured in the following magazines:

Retirement Lifestyles
February/March 2006




American Bungalow Magazine
March, 2001




Southern Living Magazine
October, 2001




Builder/Architect Magazine
1995 Western North Carolina edition




Professional Builder and Remodeler




Richard Lanning Builders was also the Grand National Winner of the 1991 Best of Cedar Pro Siding and Decking Awards. This award was presented by the Cedar Pro Company to identify the Best Use of their product nationally.

This is to congratulate and commend you for the superlative workmanship you performed in building my design of the Madison residence in Waynesville.

Having not seen the project since last August, my visit there last week to inspect the finished building confirmed my belief that your skill and craftsmanship are of the highest order. The design of the house is unusually demanding and you executed it faithfully.

Of the more than a hundred large custom homes I have designed this one ranks at the top of the list for quality of construction and attention to detail.

I appreciate your cooperation and interest in the project. I look forward to further opportunities to work with you.”

Taylor Hardwick, AIA


Richard Lanning Builders, Inc.
Residential and Commercial Construction
Richard W. Lanning
1550 Sulphur Springs Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
Office/Fax (828) 452-2616
Mobile (828) 421-4547
Email richard@richardlanningbuilders.com
Project Manager brek@richardlanningbuilders.com
Office Manager jynks@richardlanningbuilders.com

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