It is our vow to put our clients first, while never forgetting our commitment to creating the highest-quality delivery in the design-build industry. Our success is driven by our commitment to good service.
Focus Design Builders stands by our corporate mission:
“We provide sound and positive guidance throughout the complex processes of designing and constructing commercial structures. Focus Design Builders strives to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of our clients and to be a positive influence on those around us.”
At Focus Design Builders, we really mean it when we say the client’s needs are our number one priority. If you have a potential project you would like to discuss with us, or if you have any questions about our services, contact us today.
Paul Eitel has always had a passion for serving the people around him. Originally from Cameroon, Africa, he grew up in Texas and in Wake Forest, NC. Growing up with a strong Christian background, Paul Eitel has traveled to nearly every continent as a missionary, sharing the gospel of Christ with hundreds, and with a passion to help others change their lives for the better.
While initially drawn to a military career during his college years at the Citadel, Paul was offered a promising career at a respected construction firm in Raleigh, NC. Having worked summers in the construction industry since his early high school years, he was excited and confident that this was the path he was to follow. In his ten years as Project Developer, he enjoyed helping clients plan, design, and build more than 85-100 million dollars in projects.
As the years passed, Paul felt a strong desire to do something different, which led to the co-founding of Focus Design Builders. He lives with his wife, Lori, and their four children. Paul has had the pleasure of being able to travel abroad as a missionary, and of serving as the Wake Forest Fire Department Chaplain.
Craig Hedgepeth has over 25 years of construction experience, working his way through each level of the industry. While working in such varied roles as assistant superintendent, senior/general superintendent, and projects coordinator, he has developed a keen sense of his customers’ needs. His extensive experience in the build-out of a wide variety of commercial and residential projects allows Craig to bring his wealth of experience and knowledge to each of his projects.
Craig is the Chief Operations Officer in charge of operations for Focus Design Builders. He is responsible for the success of those employees working in the construction at Focus. Project oversight and adherence to budgets and schedules are a key part of his daily responsibilities, along with quality control and client relations.
Craig received his degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Construction Management from East Carolina University. He is currently a licensed General Contractor in both North Carolina and Georgia, with qualifications for general contracting in six other states.
David Williams, Jr.
David Williams, Jr. grew up in Wake Forest, NC. Earning his Bachelors degree in Geography with a concentration in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and his North Carolina General Contractor’s license, David has a rich background in construction.
In 1999, David formed and developed Williams Custom Building, Inc. He took the company from a startup—with an annual gross income of $110K—to a well-established, successful construction company with a gross income of $1.5 million before partnering with Paul & Craig to form Focus Design Builders. In addition to Williams Custom Building, David also owns and/or partners in many successful construction and real-estate companies including:
- Triangle Waste Service, Inc.
- 11 Investments, LLC
- W and W Properties, LLC
- Energy Efficiency Consultants, LLC
- Triangle Asset Group and Willfair, Inc.
David has taken part in every aspect of the residential side of construction, from home improvements through subdivision development and commercial development.
David and his wife, Rachael, live in Youngsville, NC with their two children. He takes pride in his hometown and serves his community through the Youngsville Fire Department as a board member, Captain and Safety Officer. Through these experiences, he has been able to help shape the department’s future.