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Cory Thompson, Lead Designer & Founder

Cory, 33, has followed his passion for design and building since his childhood growing up on his families 500 acre cattle farm in Mt. Gilead, NC.  In 2006 he earned an Architectural Technology Degree and began his career at  BMH Architects in Wilmington, NC where he gained valuable experience in both large scale commercial and residential projects.  Following his work at BMH, in 2013, with his genuine interest in design and business, he founded 2x4 Designs to help homeowners and construction professionals with designing and building custom homes.

Today, with his diverse portfolio and 11 years experience behind him, he puts all of his design and construction experience to good use for his clients and enjoys the rewards of collaborating with clients to create meaningful homes and spaces through a honest design approach. 

Cory is also a licensed NC General Contractor.


Andrew Politte, Project Manager & Designer


Andrew spent much of his childhood living abroad in South America, the UK, and Asia. His parents being international teachers eventually landed in Charlotte, North Carolina where Andrew attended architecture school at University of North Carolina Charlotte.

After his studies in architecture he spent several years traveling the Southeast coast on a 33 foot sailboat named Bernoulli with his trusty dog Morgan as first mate. He’s crafty enough to live on a sail boat yet nimble enough to help our clients design unique spaces and enjoys all design challenges that come his way.

in the news

Thompson: Going Solo, By Design

Article from the Wilmington Business Journal, April 2015


"Among Wilmington’s community of residential designers, Cory Thompson might be called a high-tech chip off the old block.

Thompson, 30, who in January opened 2x4 DESIGNS at The Cotton Exchange, brings a blend of millennial verve and down-home sensibility to his work as he creates both trendy and traditional homes. 

Raised on a cattle farm in the Montgomery County hamlet of Mount Gilead, Thompson helped his father build sheds and fix the tractor. After high school, he worked construction jobs.

“After six months of construction labor I realized I was on the wrong side of the industry,” the boyish-looking Thompson recalled, flanked by a 3-D display screen and technical manuals in his new downtown office. “I was more interested in the professional, creative side of construction and design..." read the full article here.