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Meet Our Favorite Builders: Joshua Mauney



Josh is the founder and president of Paragon Building Group, Inc., a full-service design-build custom home builder headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Josh began working in construction at the age of 15 and worked many summers with a local general contractor. “Throughout high school, I worked in construction during the day in the summer and waited tables at Captain Stanley’s in Garner at night,” Josh recalls. His passion for quality and service and his love for the industry led him to East Carolina University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. In 2016, Paragon Building Group was invited to join the prestigious Southern Living Custom Builder Program, joining the South’s 100 Best Builders. Paragon is not only committed to delivering high-quality homes and a process that is second to none, but their team is also very involved in the communities they serve. In 2015, Josh was the recipient of the Presidents Award from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh – Wake County for planning and executing a commercial building alteration for The Green Chair Project. (www.TheGreenChair.com) This project represented a donation of just over $134K to aid The Green Chair Project in their mission of assisting Triangle-area families. Josh is also actively involved with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the Boys & Girls Club, Step-Up Ministries and Hospice of Wake County. Paragon has also completed several projects over the past few years for those in our community who are in desperate need of accessibility renovations to their homes but do not have the resources. Some of Josh’s additional community involvements and recognitions are listed below: 


2017 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advisory Council 

2017 Board of Advisors: Vernon Malone Career Academy 

2017 Board of Directors: HBA of Raleigh - Wake County

2017 Member: Johnston County Building Industry Association

Selected: 2015 Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 

Selected: 2015 East Carolina 40 Under 40 (Inaugural Class)

Selected: 2015 Cary Magazine “Movers & Shakers”

Selected: 2015 Leadership Raleigh Program (Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce)

2015 Chairman: HBA of Raleigh - Wake County Remodelers Council

2014 Association of Building Contractors Associate Member of the Year

Selected: 2012 NC Institute for Political Leadership

Forever Pirate Life Member: East Carolina University Alumni Association

Member: East Carolina University Pirate Club 

North Carolina Unlimited General Contractor License

Graduate Master Builder (GMB): National Association of Home Builders

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS): National Association of Home Builders

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB): National Association of Home Builders

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR): National Association of Home Builders 

OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer


Paragon Building Group offers design, building and remodeling services. For more information, visit their website.

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