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M.E.T.S. stands for Masterpiece European Traditional System

Time-tested and superior to the haphazard and mass-produced staircases common today, the Masterpiece Staircase approach provides a uniform look, unique style, and stronger finished product.

  • Centering up riser to riser and stringer to stringer insures parallel and perpendicular members are true.
  • A combination of routed stringers, gluing, and wedging create a strong squeak resistant structure.
  • By centering balusters over stringers the entire balustrade system is stronger.
  • When we let-in a staircase we notch the post base to insure strength and longevity, as well as to eliminate the potential for it to loosen up over time.
  • Masterpiece Staircase and Millwork craftsman do all installations, from simple straight stairs to complex double-elliptical circular stairs. We understand that proper installation is critical, which is why our highly skilled and experienced artisans make sure the smallest details are done correctly. They take time to make adjustments due to the inevitable variations that occur in every building project.

Constructed correctly a staircase will last an untold amount of time. Day in and day out it will carry the weight of human traffic, bear the burden of objects being transported, and remain a focal point of the home.


Every Masterpiece Staircase meets or exceeds Standard Building Codes and International Residential Codes. We make sure the staircase is safe both in design and structure.


When possible, we use smaller risers and longer treads than code requirements. The reason is simple. If there are young children or older adults in the house it is easier and safer for them. We always make sure the staircase walks comfortably and that there are not any awkward or dangerous transitions.

Customer Support

Everything we do reflects on you. We understand that important fact. With each project you put your trust in Masterpiece. Which is why we make the process easy, efficient, and effective.

Today homeowners and buyers are more knowledgeable than ever before. Moreover they want to be involved in the building process. We want them and you to be involved. In fact, your involvement is essential to insure the best result.

Customer support begins with education. We believe knowledge gives you the power to make informed decisions. As you plan your staircase our artisans are available to provide direction, insight, and answers. We help you decide the design that best matches your aesthetic values, as well as practical needs.

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Custom staircases, millwork, doors, and furniture for builders and homeowners all over the southeastern United States. We work regionally in North and South Carolina and Virginia, but our company geography is growing as we speak.

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