Custom renovation and design work.


At Classic Craftsmen, LLC, we pride ourselves in exceeding expectations on every project. Our attention to detail is unparalleled, and you will actually enjoy the renovation process. This is, after all, your home we are working on, and in. We specialize in the customer experience, and you will be glad that you chose Classic Craftsmen, LLC for all of your design/build needs.



Paul J Stavovy loves houses.


As a fifth generation builder, you can be sure that Paul has the knowledge, ability, and experience to exceed your expectations. His attention to detail is unparalleled, and you will be amazed at the results. Paul has built intricate high-end log vacation homes, nonprofit housing, and everything in between - knowing that each project is special in its own way and deserves the best.

Paul has built his reputation on the customer experience, and you will be pleasantly surprised that your renovation project can be fun, organized, and rewarding. Contact us soon to experience what working with a contractor should be like.


High End Custom

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As Owner/Builder/Designer at Classic Craftsmen, LLC, Paul makes sure that every project is completed to a level of detail that far exceeds expectations. You are trusting us to upgrade your home, and we take that responsibility seriously. By the time we are finished, you will be amazed at what your space can be transformed into!

Nonprofit Housing


As Executive Director of a local nonprofit, Paul works tirelessly to assure that all people have a place to call home. CFCLT believes that decent, affordable housing should be readily available to all in the Greater Wilmington community.  Learn more at


Historic Restoration

Historic downtown Wilmington

Classic Craftsmen, LLC is a preservation network member of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, and has over a decade of experience restoring historic homes to their original glory. From hand turning spindles on a lathe to match a turn of the century home, to recreating mantles and built in pieces, we make sure that your historic home is all that it was meant to be. From bungalows, to mansions, we know how to make an old house into your historic home.

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Rebuilding New Orleans


As the Construction Manager for Habitat, Paul oversaw the building of over a hundred homes in the New Orleans area after hurricanes Katrina and Rita decimated the Gulf Coast. The Musicians Village project was Paul's baby, and truly something to be seen. The outpouring of support for the residents of New Orleans has had a profound impact on Paul's life.

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In the workshop is where all of our custom pieces are built. We like to put a bit of custom into each of our projects, whether that be built-ins, cabinets, wine racks, or furniture. All of our business is an art, but this is where our true art pieces are made. Contact us today if you would like an original piece in your home.

Community Involvement

Leadership Wilmington 2016

Paul deeply cares about Wilmington and is very involved in the community. He is a member of Leadership Wilmington '16 which organizes "Work on Wilmington" - an annual day of service. He is also the vice-chair of the Cape Fear Housing Coalition, an executive board member of the 10-Year Plan End Chronic Homelessness,  a member of the Preservation Easements Committee for the Historic Wilmington Foundation, and Preservation Resources Network member.