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Builder set to open city showroom

 

Mark Ingle (center) with his crew on the front steps of an Ingle Builders home in Lincoln County.

Mark Ingle (center) with his crew on the front steps of an Ingle Builders home in Lincoln County.

 

 

ELIZABETH HEFFNER

Staff Writer

Ingle Builders will host their grand opening today to celebrate the opening of their downtown Lincolnton design center and showroom.

President and founder Mark Ingle began the business back in 1986.

“My interest in carpentry and construction started back when I was at East Lincoln High School,” Ingle said. “I took a brick laying and carpentry class. After I graduated, I got a carpentry job, and this is what I’ve done ever since.”

According to Ingle, the family-run company focuses on building custom homes across the county.

“We build anywhere from three to 12 homes per year,” he said. “It really depends on how expensive the homes are.”

Prior to deciding to relocate to Main Street, the company operated out of the Ingles’ home. Through the furniture and material donations of Carolina Furniture, Village Cabinet and Watson Carpeting and Tile, Ingle Builders was able to design the ideal showroom.

“One of the biggest time-consuming parts of the process is the selection of materials,” daughter Jessica Ingle said. “Our goal is to get the most popular materials under one roof. Hopefully that will give us a competitive edge.”

“I enjoy the atmosphere in downtown Lincolnton,” Mark Ingle said. “People can now pick out most of their stuff here. We have a visual of different ceiling heights and different types of siding. They can get their brick, shingles, stone and siding and match it all up here.”

In addition to Ingle Builders, Ingle also serves on the Executive Board of the Downtown Development Association, Chair of the Economic Reconstruction Committee and is a member of the Chamber’s Executive Board.

Ingle Builders’ grand opening will be held on Friday at noon at their 110 East Main St. showroom in Lincolnton. City Lunch and Southern Bakery Boutique will be catering, offering hotdogs and desserts. Those interested in more information about the grand opening and Ingle Builders should call (704) 735-9895.

 

 

Image courtesy of Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News

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