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Closer Look General Contracting, a North Carolina-based company, was established in 2005 by owner Phillip Oddo. As a leading provider of premier full-service home renovations, our team is dedicated to creating beautiful homes and delivering exceptional services. From the initial consultation to the final project, we guide our clients through every step of the design process. With a focus on material selections, permitting, scheduling, and pre-construction meetings, we ensure a smooth and seamless experience.

At Closer Look, we take pride in being a local company serving the community of North Carolina and beyond. Our commitment to integrity and excellence drives us to exceed expectations and deliver the highest quality and service. With deep roots in the area, we understand the unique needs and preferences of our local clients. Whether you’re in the bustling cities or charming neighborhoods, we are here to bring your vision to life. Experience the difference of working with a trusted and reliable local contractor – Closer Look General Contracting.

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Phillip Oddo

Phill grew up in New York, graduated with a BS in Construction Management and Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and moved to the Raleigh area in 1997. He has been around the construction industry since he was a young child, working with his father completing residential remodeling projects and repairs. Phill began his professional construction career as an assistant superintendent for a commercial general contracting company in Raleigh, constructing commercial sites, infrastructure and building projects. Before starting Closer Look in 2005, Phill’s experiences run the gamut from site construction to building construction as well as fit up, repair & maintenance. When Phill isn’t working, he enjoys adventuring & extreme sports, exercising, and getting rad with Heather and their three children.

Phillip Oddo

President & CEO
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Heather Oddo

Heather is a North Carolina native. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained her Master’s Degree from Wake Forest University. Her professional career has been as a counselor, and for the past decade she has worked in managed care. The construction industry is relatively new for her – she originally came on board with Closer Look to assist Phill with a business development project and her role has blossomed into marketing, organizational development and human resources. Heather is also a licensed real estate broker.  In her free time, Heather rides horses, competes in triathlons and other athletic endeavors, climbs mountains with Phill, and has all sorts of fun and adventure with their blended family (and dogs).

Heather Oddo

Chief Operating Officer / Marketing Director
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Nick Falcone

Nick is our Site Supervisor - if you have a project of any size going on, you can rest assured Nick will be there. He is a native of Connecticut but has lived here in the Triangle for nearly 25 years. Nick has been in the field of construction for most of that time, and brings a wealth of skill and expertise to his role here at Closer Look. He loves to be outdoors - boating, fishing, camping, and building things - and spending time with his wife and son.

Nick Falcone

Site Supervisor
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Chris Pahl

Chris keeps Closer Look going behind the scenes as the Production Manager and overseer of all things financial. Chris has over fifteen years of experience in commercial construction as a project manager and estimator. He has a thorough understanding of construction and prides himself on building strong relationships with clients. His favorite kind of projects are those that give opportunity for creative design. Chris is a Raleigh native and proud NC State graduate. He lives in Clayton with his wife, son, daughter and two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys cheering for the Wolfpack, discovering and enjoying new music, and serving his church in various roles.

Chris Pahl

Production Manager
Cienna Thompson

Cienna helps bring your vision to life as our interior designer. She strives to have a thorough understanding of her clients' needs and wants. Cienna is passionate about creating spaces that will have a positive impact on her clients' daily lives and prides herself on attention to detail. Cienna grew up in Virginia and graduated with a BS in Interior Design from Meredith College, and relocated to the Raleigh area after graduating. In her free time, Cienna enjoys reading, taking long walks with her dog, and spending time with family.

Cienna Thompson

Designer & Selections Coodinator
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