Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Pinehurst’s Leading Custom Builder

Sage Built is a builder of energy efficient homes, which are significantly more energy efficient than standard homes. Sage Built homes require less maintenance, provide improved comfort and quiet, reduce environmental impact, and have significantly reduced utility bills. Our team brings over 60 years of home builder experience to its home buyers. Solid credit worthiness combined with meticulous attention to quality puts us in a category of our own. Please contact us for a free Design-Build consultation.

Rex Vick, Jr. – CEO/President

Rex Vick, Jr. is the owner and founder of Windjam Development Group, Windjam Properties, and Sage Built, collectively known as the Windjam Companies. He is also a Builder Director on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties.

Born and raised in Wilson, North Carolina, Rex has lived in the Triangle since 1989, and as such he feels a special attachment to the area and its growth.  He enjoys being an active member in the community by volunteering locally, coaching his daughters’ sports teams, and as a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Francis United Methodist Church.

Rex graduated from the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in 1993 with an emphasis in real estate, followed by an advanced degree in mortgage banking in College Park, MD. 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 was then presented with the opportunity to develop a local golf course and went on to become a partner in a golf course management company for the Carolinas.  This project spurred his interest in residential development and lead to the formation of Windjam Development. Shortly thereafter, it also made sense to create a homebuilding company that would complement Windjam Development in its neighborhoods. So, through his extensive financial network and intimate knowledge of the construction industry, Rex formed Sage Built, a residential building company. In the impersonal business of home building, he has made it a priority to develop working relationships with his customers, while his personal integrity and dedication to customer satisfaction has ensured a strong reputation for the company.

After the formation of Windjam Development Group and Sage Built, Rex went on to establish Windjam Properties in an effort to provide the highest level of property marketing and sales. He 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.

Rex is committed to Windjam Companies being the “developer and builder of the Carolinas”.

Harry Krohn – Vice President

Harry Krohn has been working in the construction field for almost 30 years. Having grown up mentoring with his father’s masonry and home building companies, his work experience and background in the building business is generational. He is a licensed general contractor, a Brick Value Builder recognized by the NC Brick Association, and a member of the Durham, Orange, and Chatham County Home Builders Association, as well as the Wake County HBA.

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, he eventually ran the company himself and 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 seasons and humidity 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 local career as a master brick mason and was responsible for constructing the initial miles of the brick sound barrier that runs along I-440. In 1992 he began Homes by Harry Krohn and established himself as an honest business man among the community, demonstrating personal and professional integrity. From there he went on to join forces with local developer Rex Vick, Jr. to establish Sage Built. Now, as Vice President of Sage Built, Harry uses his extensive design-build experience to build the most exclusive custom homes in the Triangle area, building homes that are consistently recognized as Parade of Homes Gold Winners.

In the sometimes impersonal business of home building, Harry doesn’t only build exquisite homes; he makes it a priority to build positive and productive working relationships with each of his customers.

Rex Osborne – Development Management and Sales

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 he was one of only seven Brokers to be awarded the ‘Zack Bacon Award’ for professionalism, strong ethics, and character. Through the years Rex has also 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 Sage Built and Windjam Properties, Rex heads the team in Development Management and Sales. Using his years of experience in market research and analysis, he is a key component in developing market strategies and sales goals. Rex is a true team player, effectively bringing together the building and sales teams to produce the best product for every buyer.