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We're a local Morgantown construction company providing services from concept to construction.

Chris Bailey is the owner and operator of Rising Sun Construction, a full-service design/build construction company with a crew of full-time employees.

Chris is an experienced master woodworker, builder, and renovator of fine custom homes. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Design from West Virginia University. His craftsmanship has been featured in homes and galleries from Washington D.C. To West Virginia.

Rising Sun Construction projects are meticulously designed, well-crafted, and energy-efficient, with tactile and welcoming finishes. We use natural elements, such as stone and wood, making our homes innovative and inviting.

Our Residential Build + Design services include sustainable design, deep energy retrofits, certified structural insulated panel installation (SIPs), new construction, timber frame construction, custom kitchens, interior woodwork, custom deck, and exterior woodwork.

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Accomplishments and Recognition


  • 2021 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Commercial Remodeling Project
  • 2021 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Non-Residential Project
  • 2021 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Remodeling Project Class II
  • 2021 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Remodeling Project Class V
  • 2021 Chris Bailey is NCWV HBA Local Association President
  • Certified Lead Safe Remodeler
  • Certified Structural Insulated Panel Installer (SIPs)
  • Deep Energy Retrofit Specialist

2020 & Prior

  • 2020 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Best Efficiency Project
  • 2020 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Best Residential Remodeling Class II
  • 2020 Builder Member of the Year (NCWV HBA)
  • 2020 Best of Morgantown (BOM) Finalist for Best Construction Company
  • 2019 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Best Residential Remodeling Class IV
  • 2019 Best of Morgantown Readers' Choice Finalist
  • 2019 Ranked #2 for "The Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in West Virginia" by General Contractors Magazine
  • 2019 Ranked #2 for "The Best Custom Home Builder in West Virginia" by Home Builder Digest
  • 2018 HBAWV Best of West Virginia Building Award for Best Single Family Home Class VI
  • 2018 North Central WV HBA two award-winning remodel projects
  • 2018 Presidential Award given to Chris Bailey by NCWVHBA
  • 2015 Builder Member of the Year (NCWV HBA)

What makes us unique?

At Rising Sun Construction, we do things a little differently, and we think it makes a difference to our clients. No matter the size of your project, or the budget of your job, we will always strive to surpass your expectations.

1. Client Management

We're told, time and time again, how much clients appreciate that someone from our company is always reachable. Over the years we've continued to refine our pricing structure. Our current paperwork schedule, contracts, timely change orders, and expense tracking help us to communicate costs and budgets effectively. For you, this means transparency and no last-minute surprises!

2. Talented Employees

The Rising Sun Construction crew are employees that live, work, and shop in our community. This means that our local team is able to deal with change orders quickly and easily and invested in the entire project's quality and outcome. Our loyal employees are hardworking master carpenters and finishers. Our clients report that our crew is kind, clean, responsive, and attentive to details.

3. Job Site Management

We take the stress out of your construction project. We want you to focus on granite choices, paint colors, or which room your child is going to claim...not worrying about showing up daily to make sure nothing has gone wrong. We are in constant communication with you, the homeowner. Your input is not an inconvenience to us; it's expected. When your project requires outside experts, your job site manager will seamlessly take care of managing subs.

4. Craftsmanship

If you're looking for a company with integrity that can provide custom, high-quality craftsmanship–we're your guys. We can do any aesthetic, from modern, to split level, to a timber frame. We look at our homes as works of art. We think the difference is honestly, just caring. You have to care about the details and always consider yourself accountable. That's what our crew is about. Collectively, we care about all the small details - from straight walls to trim. Even when materials are modest; we install them with the highest craftsmanship.