Home Remodeler tears down Motel to build new!

As a home remodeler in the New Bern area – we’re used to working in existing homes, but this new home build actually began as a Motel. From motel to cleared land to a new home – check out how it went down!

Back in March of 2022 we started tearing down the old Trent Motel in Pollocksville, NC. The Trent Motel had seen better days and had not been restored after flooding from Hurricane Florence in 2018, so even though the Motel was such a great memory for so many in its heyday, it had to go.

Dirtworks took care of taking down the building piece by piece for us and getting the site cleaned up and ready for a new build. We actually had 2 new builds – but that’ll be a post for another day.

This home features vinyl siding, paintable shutters painted in Farrow & Ball Pigeon and brass hardware. We love the way it turned out. Stay tuned for photos of the inside!

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The land is ready for the new build!
Working hard on the new build!
Completed House by Bender Remodeling

Hurricane Florence did her best; this home’s first floor was completely destroyed and we remodeled it essentially from scratch; we’re thrilled with the results and glad Florence didn’t have the last word. Check out the slideshow in our Portfolio or check a couple of the shots out here:

We loved working with the homeowners on this project! An incredibly unique and beautiful home we had the honor of building here in eastern North Carolina.


Jack Bender Construction, Inc. is now Bender Remodeling, Inc. Same great staff and crew that you love to work with, just a new name.

We look forward to continue helping you with all of your home needs. Whether its a bathroom remodel, or a whole house renovation, we’ve got you covered!

Give us a call at (252)514-0345.



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