North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Architects Award Winner: Hood Herring Architecture PLLP

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hood Herring Architecture PLLP is a 2019 award winner for architects in North Carolina!

If you’re looking for a residential architecture firm in Wilmington who can bring your vision into reality, look no further than Hood Herring Architecture.

Hood Herring Architecture has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 architects in all of North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We worked with Hood Herring Architecture to help us design our custom waterfront home. We came to the table with lots and lots of ideas, and Tilghman Herring worked with us to incorporate our ideas into an amazing house design. Tilghman easily gets an overall understanding of his clients’ vision and then adds his own creative ideas, helpful advice and expertise to the project. We are thrilled with the functionality of our floor plan and the exterior presentation of our home. We highly recommend Tilghman.” – Beth and Rick S.

Not Your Average Architecture Firm

Tilghman Herring, Partner and owner of Hood Herring Architecture, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about his award-winning business and its outstanding online reputation.

The first question we had for Tilghman was what sets Hood Herring Architecture apart from their competition in North Carolina. Here’s his response:

“We are a hands-on firm. We give clients a lot of time and attention. Our clients get a personal experience.”

Tilghman went on to tell us that Hood Herring Architecture has been in a partnership for about 33 years.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Hood Herring Architecture and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Tilghman had to say:

“Other than civic participation in our community, we consider the fabric that goes into building each project. The public involvement and our architecture have enhanced our reputation.”

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

When asked about the Hood Herring Architecture secret to such a strong online reputation, Tilghman said:

“One thing we do is ask for reviews. I am there the whole way through the process. I accompany the client to the trades to help request certain designs, cabinet shops, etc. We do construction supervision, and there are few architects that do that these days.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Hood Herring Architecture has spread the word about who they are and what they do through their website and social media presence, which are run by Tilghman’s daughter.

Clearly, Tilghman understands a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Be persistent. Do small amounts consistently. Solicit client commentary. Stand by your product. Most of my clients have become my friends, so establish a personal relationship rather than just a client relationship.”


Congratulations to the team at Hood Herring Architecture PLLP for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tilghman, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Hood Herring Architecture PLLP in Wilmington. Visit their website today!