Sage Built is the central North Carolina’s premier luxury custom home builder with an extraordinary focus on quality and client satisfaction. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Sage Built has built custom new homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Durham, Pittsboro, and the Triangle area for over 20 years.
As a custom home builder, Sage Built is proud to be a subsidiary of Windjam Companies, a privately-held entity. Windjam Companies is comprised of several progressive, future-focused companies that exist at the cutting edge of the industry. Windjam Companies’ high level of integrity and dedication have made it one of the most respected leaders in the real estate development arena.
Windjam Companies have unlimited General Contractor licenses in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina with specialty classifications in commercial and residential building, highway and heavy construction, excavation, and public utilities (water and sewer). Recognized for creating premier residential master-planned communities, Windjam acquires land that may be completely undeveloped, partially developed, or fully developed. As the top luxury custom home builder in the Triangle, Sage Built enhances Windjam’s strong history of success and creating value.
"Our reputation is only as great as the last home we’ve built"
Rex Vick, Jr. - President
Rex Vick graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1993 with an emphasis in real estate, followed by an advanced degree in mortgage banking in College Park, Maryland. Obtaining his real estate broker’s license in 1991, before graduating from UNC, promoted his interest in real estate. He immediately entered the world of financing post-graduation, filling executive positions in three large national banks in North Carolina in his first five years out of school, as well as starting a regional mortgage banking firm in multiple states. Rex issued numerous construction lines of credit to some of the Triangle’s most respected homebuilders. Through these credit extensions, Rex fostered long lasting personal and professional relationships with these highly reputable builders, which continue to consult with Windjam Properties, and build in Windjam Development Group’s communities today.
Shortly before establishing Windjam Development Group, Rex developed a golf course and was partner in a golf course management company for the Carolinas. This spurred his interest in residential development and lead to the formation of Windjam Development Group. Shortly thereafter, he created a homebuilding company that would complement Windjam Development in its neighborhoods. As a result, Rex’s extensive financial network and intimate knowledge of the construction industry enabled him to form Sage Built, a residential building company. Sage Built’s team brings over 75 years of homebuilding experience to its homebuyers.
Rex has made it a priority to develop working relationships with his customers. His personal integrity and dedication to customer satisfaction has ensured a strong reputation for the Windjam Companies. In addition, his financial leadership allows for the effective management of client assets throughout each project, giving every client peace-of-mind knowing that their project is being handled with dedication, honesty, and experience. He is also a member in Capitol City Homes, which is a Top 15 homebuilder in the Triangle and is a former Builder Director on the Board of Directors for the Home Builder’s Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.
After the formation of Windjam Development Group and Sage Built, Rex established Windjam Properties in an effort to provide the highest level of new home properties sales and marketing. Banks and developers routinely call on Rex to strategically market and sell homes in the North Carolina market. Rex is committed to Windjam Properties becoming the area’s top real estate sales and marketing company for new residential construction and land sales in master planned communities. His leadership role in the sister company, Windjam Development Group, gives the company a strong advantage in land transactions as it allows them to resolve challenging development issues through their extensive contacts with local government agencies and community planners. His expertise in design and development starts in the early phases of the construction process, and at the appropriate time he integrates his advertising team and sales professionals.
Custom home builder Harry Krohn has worked in the construction field for nearly 30 years. Harry’s work experience and background in the building business is generational—he grew up as an apprentice with his father’s masonry and home building companies. Harry is a licensed general contractor; recognized by the North Carolina Brick Association as a Brick Value Builder; and a member of the Durham, Orange, and Chatham County Home Builders Association, as well as the Wake County Home Builders Association.
Starting out in Arizona, Harry studied both drafting and architecture and was awarded a top prize in an architectural drafting competition—the Arizona State VICA finals. After working for his father’s business for several years, Harry was given the reigns to run the family business. As a valued and dedicated professional in the industry, Harry was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tucson Masonry Association, serving three terms. Following his beginning in Arizona, Harry moved on to Minnesota where he gained valuable experience working and living in different weather conditions. This diverse background has given him a unique understanding of climates and building requirements ranging from the extreme cold conditions of Minnesota, to the hot, dry climate of the Arizona desert, and finally to the four seasons and humid conditions of North Carolina. Harry now puts this knowledge to work by implementing the principles and basics of energy efficiency in each home that he builds.
Upon moving to Raleigh, Harry began a career as a master brick mason and was responsible for constructing the first phase of the miles of brick sound barrier walls that run along I-440. In 1992, he began Homes by Harry Krohn, and established himself as an honest business man among the community, demonstrating both personal and professional integrity. He met local developer, Rex Vick, Jr., and joined forces with him to establish Sage Built. Now, as Vice President of Sage Built, Harry uses his extensive design-build experience to build the most exclusive luxury custom homes in the Triangle area—building homes that are consistently recognized as Parade of Homes Gold Winners.
In the highly-personal business of home building, Harry isn’t just another custom home builder—he makes it a priority to build positive, creative, and productive working relationships with each of the Sage Built customers.
Marketing & Sales Director
Rex Osborne has more than 20 years of experience as a North Carolina Broker specializing in marketing, sales, and land development. As a Broker with Berkshire Hathaway Carolinas Real Estate (formerly Prudential Carolinas Realty), Rex completed over 25 residential community projects and represented more than 115 custom builders in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, and Moore counties. In 2004, Rex was one of only seven Brokers to be awarded the “Zack Bacon Award” for professionalism, strong ethics, and character. Through the years Rex has received numerous agent and team of the year awards, as well as the Triangle Business Journal top-ranked agent in the Triangle in 2006 with over $55,000,000 in residential sales.
In his role at Windjam Properties, Rex heads the team in development management and sales. Using his years of experience in market research and analysis, Rex serves as a key component in developing market strategies and sales goals. Rex is a true team player, effectively bringing together building and sales teams to produce the best product for every buyer.
Jennifer was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’93) and her Juris Doctor degree from the UNC School of Law (’96). Jennifer completed coursework with the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business where she gained her graduate banking degree and Wharton Executive Leadership degree in June 2013.
Jennifer started her career in the general practice of law with the firm of Barber, Bradshaw, and Vernon in Pittsboro and went on to work for Investors Title Insurance Company in Chapel Hill as a Title Attorney. Jennifer joined a small law office in Siler City as a partner in February of 1998 and took over the business as a sole practitioner that July.
Jennifer operated her dual-location general practice firm in Chatham County with a focus in Real Estate Transactions and Development, IRS §1031 Exchanges, Business Law, Zoning and Land Use, Wills & Estates and Personal Injury while contributing much of her time to service in the surrounding community. Jennifer’s executive-level business education, leadership training, and career success will continue to enhance her ability to assist our clients in her area of expertise.
5711 Six Forks Rd, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609