Local Building Knowledge

Steve Henson has been a full-time resident building luxury homes on Bald Head Island since 2001. Steve is well-versed in the island’s architectural guidelines and regulations, and his years of experience enable him to easily navigate the logistics of building on Bald Head. HBC has built longstanding relationships with local architects, vendors, and tradesmen, and our commitment to those relationships fosters superior teamwork and support.  The Henson Building team, together with our vendors, suppliers, and business partners combine talent and reliability to provide exquisite results that stand the test of time with ease.


Quality Craftsmanship

At HBC, we have high standards for our work and understand the special requirements for building on the island’s oceanfront, maritime forest, and estuary properties. Coastal construction is our expertise, and our teammates are dedicated to the company, their trade, and our clients. We know what it takes to create an exceptional home, including custom cabinetry, exotic hardwood flooring, stunning paint and woodwork, and the very best finishes inside and out.  Stainless steel nails and fasteners, spray foam insulation and copper flashing, impact glass and 5 layers of protection around doors and windows are just a few examples of how HBC goes the extra mile to ensure our homes are as durable as they are beautiful.

Proven Professionalism

Steve Henson, Owner and Licensed General Contractor, will be your point of contact throughout your project, and he is dedicated to the successful progression and completion of your home. Steve has been a residential and commercial builder for over 30 years, and he takes pride in being available, attentive, and transparent when it comes to construction plans, costs, logistics, and timelines. Steve appreciates that building a new home is an exciting adventure and a significant investment for his clients, and he values the client/builder relationship. HBC offers end-to-end project management with unwavering integrity, during construction and long after your home is complete; after all, we’re not just your builder- we’re your island neighbors.


Steve Henson is a United States Navy veteran and holds membership in the Brunswick County Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders, and he serves as the BHI Yacht Club Commodore. Steve is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain, aviator, and avid outdoorsman, as well as an active member of the Bald Head Island community.