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 We take pride in building and designing our clients' homes to stand the test of time.  Our custom remodeling and room addition projects are where we excel with visionary creativity to produce beautiful, livable spaces in your existing home.

"We'll make your building dreams come true."

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Designs of Distinction is a custom construction company specializing in New Home Construction, Remodeling, Room Additions and Renovations. The company was founded in 1989 by the current owners, Jerry Edmonds and Lana O'Meara and is located in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia.  Jerry holds contracting licenses in both Virginia and North Carolina.  The company primarily serves the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.  Whether it is Remodeling, Additions or New Home Construction, we build with your plans, ours or Jerry will custom design your dream home.  Lana specializes in helping clients with color and material selection or pointing you in the right direction to venture on your own path. Let us help you make the most of your current home with Remodeling, Renovations, Room Addition or Lana can cosmetically change your home with her infamous Home Lifts.  You won't believe the years she can take off with new carpet, fresh paint, kitchen countertops and appliances or furniture arrangement.

Jerry and Lana have the experience in New Home and Remodeling construction. With a husband and wife team approach, they specialize in the full spectrum of custom building and designing by working closely with their clients to determine their lifestyle needs. Jerry and Lana ensure a custom construction package from conception to move-in, focusing on critical details such as building design, quality construction, products and finish materials.

Jerry is a Professional Building Designer certified by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and previous owner of a building design firm. This skill allows Jerry to begin with blank paper to design that unique home for discerning Clients or modify existing plans to fit individual lifestyles.

Lana specializes in color and material selections to ensure a coordinated home from start to finish, inside to outside.  In 2001, Lana received a Homearama award for her interior design and decorating in their Heron's Watch model.   In 2007, Mystic Manor in Edinburgh Meadows won Best Home Furnishings.

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Mystic Manor Model, Homearama 2007

Take the tour of Mystic Manor on the Current Communities page of this site where you will find more tours of our homes.  You can see the evolution of Lana's work in the Photo Gallery Page progressing through the years to the Virtual Tours found on the Current Communities page.  All homes in the tours and photo gallery were coordinated and decorated by Lana.

Together, Jerry and Lana have created their own style of partnership building. Look for the Heron to see their work. Designs of Distinction proudly displays their signature Heron Weathervane atop many of their homes. Their entries in Home Show competitions have won multiple awards in the categories of Best Foyer, Best Family Room, Best Deck, Best Curb Appeal, Best Pool, Best Landscaping, Best In Show, Most Creative, Best Bath, Best Patio, Best Interior Merchandising and Best Home Furnishings.  They have won Stanley and REX Remodeling Awards for their superior remodeling and room addition projects.

Class A Virginia Building License
North Carolina General Contracting License, Limited Residential
Professional Building Designer, AIBD
          Tidewater Builders Association (TBA),
                Lana O'Meara served on the Board of Directors for 2013-2014 term
           TBA Builders and Remodelers Industry Council,
     Lana O'Meara served as the 2013-2014 Chair for the BRIC,
                 currently serves as the 2015 BRIC Executive Committee Chair
           TBA's Charity House Builder, "Charity's Pearl" in Homearama 2002 
 NAHBA, HBA, NAHBA Remodelers


Association Awards:   

    Multiple Homearama Home Show Participant and Awards

    1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007

    REX Remodeling Excellence Awards     

    1998 Nonresidential Renovation

    1998 Whole House Renovation   

    1999 Grand Award for Bathroom

    1999 Grand Award for Residential Addition $50,000.00-$99,000.00         

    2001-2002 Grand Award Residential Addition $50,000.00-$99,000.00

    2001-2002 Residential Remodeling/Addition $1000,000.00-$150,000.00

    2002 Stanley Award Homearama Peoples Choice Landscaping Bronze           

    2003 Stanley Remodeling Addition $50,000.00-$100,000.00

    2004 Stanley Best Outdoor Living

Virtual Tours:

Links to virtual home tours are found on the Current Communities Page of this site.

For more information on services or construction, call 757-547-8196.

Designs of Distinction 1222 Executive Blvd Suite #103 Chesapeake VA 23320

From I64:

           Exit Greenbrier South, pass Greenbrier Mall & Eden Way

           Turn Right at Traffic Light on Volvo Parkway

           Turn Left at 2nd Traffic Light on Executive Blvd

           Pass 2 streets (right side, left side).  You will see Wholesale Flowers on Left

           Turn Right into Executive Business Park (white and blue sign)

           Turn Left into the First Building's Parking Lot (Bldg 1222)

           Look for the Heron Sun Logo (Suite #103 faces Executive Blvd)