ABOUT US

Cunnane Group Has Won 42 Home Building Quality, Design and Performance Awards since 1997.

Cunnane Group, Inc. is a family owned and operated homebuilding company that has been building homes and developing traditional style communities since 1984. The Cunnane Group strives to build a team of the highest skilled people and business partners at every level of the organization. Our team's approach results in the best possible combination of community planning, design and building.

Our goal is to create lasting value in all our homes and neighborhoods. Consistent winners of prestigious building and design awards, the Cunnane Group is known for providing quality and value. The company constructs homes with distinctive architecture in charming neighborhoods. The Carolina's best homes in the Carolina's best locations. 


Lance, Scott & John Cunnane and their sister Nadine Di Iorio having been constructing homes and developing communities together since 1987. "We went from being the youngest people in the room at every meeting to being on the older end of the scale in a flash" said John Cunnane. "The idea of having a lot of promise and potential is exciting but the wisdom and experience that comes with 30 years of homebuilding is hard to beat. When you are young it's about 'you' but as you age it becomes more about 'the team'. Our superintendents, engineers, sales people, subcontractors, tradesmen, suppliers and office personnel have all grown over our long history together. Some of the contractors that work with us have been with us since the 1980s."

The Cunnanes are fourth generation builders and contractors. Their great grandfather, FP Maribelli, and grandfather, GJ Pacchiana, both established large infrastructure contracting firms in the New York Metropolitan Area. In the late 1970s their parents, John T. and Elaine Cunnane began development work on their first community in Briarcliff Manor, NY. They later formed Cunnane Development Corp., building luxury homes and developing communities in Westchester County, New York. In 1991, Lance, Scott, John and Nadine assumed control of Cunnane Development.


In 1996 the four principals relocated to Charlotte and started Cunnane Group, Inc. Cunnane Group has developed and constructed some of the most beloved communities in the Charlotte Metro including; Ardrey, Ardrey Commons, Burning Tree, Bonnie Briar, A new neighborhood in old Davidson, Springfield Villas and Antiquity Cornelius. Since 1996 Cunnane Group has constructed over 1,500 homes in the Carolinas in the Charlotte, Raleigh and Charleston markets. The company has been consistently listed among the 20 largest residential builders in Charlotte and remains one of the few locally owned and operated regional homebuilders.

Nadine Di Iorio said "I drive through the neighborhoods we constructed and get a sense that we created extremely charming places to live. I feel like we have contributed to the community in the best way we know how and that's homebuilding."

AWARDS AND HONORS

Cunnane Group, Inc. has won the most prestigious home building awards presented to North Carolina & South Carolina Home Builders. They have won 42 quality, design and performance awards since 1997.


2015
Design Lens Award of Excellence
Homes by Cunnane Group at Antiquity, Cornelius NC
Design Trends, John Burns REC


2014
STARS Awards- presented to the Cunnane Group by The NC Homebuilders Assoc.
Best Website for a Builder or Developer
Best Product Design / Plan - ($350K to $450K) Providence Colonial at Cureton 


2011
MAME Awards presented by the Charlotte Homebuilders Assoc.
Community of the Year - Ardrey Commons - (w homes $251,000 to $500,000) Gold
Best Interior Merchandising - ($350K to $450K) Rea Model Ardrey Commons Gold
Best Product Design / Plan - ($350K to $450K) Rea Model Ardrey Commons Silver


2009
Parade of Homes Silver Award for Homes $400,000 to $693,000 The Romantic model at Antiquity 
Award presented by Charlotte Homebuilders Association

2009
MAME Awards presented to The Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Assoc.

Best Product Design for Home $350,000 to $500,000 (Antiquity model home) Gold
Best Sales Package by a Builder for a Community (Antiquity) Gold
Best Website (Silver)

2008
Best Website for a Builder or Develeoper

STARS Awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association

2008
Gold Award for homes $575,000 to $612,000 The Brick Colonial model at Cureton
Parade of Homes award presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association


2008
MAME Awards presented to The Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

  • Best Product Design Townhome Ardrey Commons (Gold) $350,000 to $500,000 (Front Courtyard model)

  • Best Interior Merchandising Townhome Ardrey Commons (Silver) $350,000 to $500,000 (Grand model)

  • Best Magazine Ad for a Builder "I Love That Neighborhood"! (Silver)


    2007 
    Ardrey Commons - North Carolina Attached Community of The Year
    STARS Awards presented to The Cunnane Group by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association

    • Attached Community of The Year "Super Star" Award (Ardrey Commons)

    • Best Landscape Design - (Ardrey Commons)


      2005
      STARS Awards presented to The Cunnane Group by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association
      ARDREY - North Carolina Overall Community of the Year

      • Community of The Year -(Ardrey)

      • Best Landscape Design - (Ardrey)

      • Best Interior Merchandising for a Model home $250k to $500k ("Gothic Tower" at Ardrey).

      • The Community of the year honor "Super Star" award (Ardrey)


        2004
        MAME awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Home Builders Assoc. and The Sales & Marketing Council:
        BUILDER OF THE YEAR 

        • Builder of the Year - Gold Award

        • Best Overall Community (Ardrey) - Gold Award

        • Best Product Design $300K to $450K ("Ardrey Folk Victorian") - Gold Award


          2003
          STARS Awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association

          • Best Attached Home Under $350,000 at Burning Tree

          • Best Attached Home Over $350,000 at Burning Tree


            2002
            Parade of Homes awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

            • Gold Award homes $335,000 to $375,000 (Burning Tree "Second Floor Master")

            • Silver Award homes $529,900 to $660,584 (Burning Tree "Grand")

              2002

              • The Cunnane Group was designated as the 12th fastest growing privately owned company in Southern Piedmont by The Charlotte Business Journal and sponsors PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Altson $ Bird LLP in the Fast Fifty. Cunnane Group was the only home builder recognized.

              2001
              The Cunnane Group virtually swept the product and design awards at the 2001 MAME awards recognizing the best homebuilding in Charlotte.

              • MAME Awards presented by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

              • Best Product Design/ Attached Home $150,000-250,000 Old Davidson

              • Best Merchandising/ Attached Home $200,000-$250,000 Old Davidson.

              • Best Product Design/Attached Home $251,000-350,000 Burning Tree

              • Best Merchandising/Attached Home $300,000-$350,000 Burning Tree.

              • Best Product Design/Attached $450,000-750,000 Burning Tree

              • Best Merchandising/Attached $350,000 and up Burning Tree.


                2001
                Parade of Homes presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

                • Silver Award in the $260,000 to $290,000. A New Neighborhood in Old Davidson 

                2000
                MAME Award presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

                • Best Product Design Attached Home $251,000 to $350,000 "A New Neighborhood in Old Davidson".

                1999
                MAME Awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

                • Best Product Design Multi-Family $200,000 to $250,000 (Adair Manor)

                • Best Interior Design Multi-Family $200,000 to $250,000 (Adair Manor)

                1999
                Scott Cunnane was the finalist in the Charlotte Excellence in Homebuilding Award for Adair Manor at Ballantyne

                1998
                In 1998, Lance Cunnane was named "Building Supervisor of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Charlotte Excellence in Home Building Awards. Lance was recognized for the Bonnie Briar community by his peer group in the metropolitan Charlotte area.

                1997 
                North Carolina Grand Awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association

                • In 1997 Cunnane Group, Inc. won one of only six Grand Awards of Excellence given by the North Carolina Home Builders Association in a state-wide design and quality competition. Cunnane Group's entry, The Town Homes of Bonnie Briar, was the only attached home community recognized. The NC Grand Awards are now recognized as the STARS awards.


                  1997 
                  MAME Awards presented to the Cunnane Group by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association

                  • Nadine Dilorio received the award from the Charlotte Home Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council (MAME) for "Best Product Design-Attached Homes-$150,000 to $250,000" for the Bonnie Briar Model Home.

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