Charlie and Caranna are a great team. Charlie’s 25 plus years construction experience and Caranna’s design expertise are a fabulous combination when building a custom home. Their specialty sub-contractors (range hood, mantles, closets, mudroom etc) are amazing and resulted in fine and unique accents for our home.
Charlie was very respectful of our budget and we did not deviate from that significantly. He was also very diligent about making “something right” if it wasn’t up to custom home standards. After we moved in and a couple of wrinkles took place, he jumped right in and fixed what was wrong. He didn’t disappear!!
They were both very patient with us as “newbie” home builders. It was a huge renovation project and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Charlie and Caranna are great people who we now call our friends…
Dawn and Don Whitmore
We can’t say enough great things about working with Charlie & Caranna on our total gut job of a home renovation in Beverly Woods! Caranna was our realtor & when we found a fixer upper in the spring – after swearing we’d never take on a remodel – she & Charlie walked through the property before we made an offer to give us input on whether or not the work that needed to be done would fit our budget. Once we got the home inspection back, Charlie advised us on what items were essential fixes & how much they’d cost. After we closed, Charlie’s team kicked off work immediately, demo-ing kitchen walls & a closet while installing support beams. Knowing that COVID had created supply chain issues in virtually every industry & trade professionals were in high demand heightened our anxiety, but while there were inevitable delays (there always are), we were shocked that the timeline was as speedy as it was! Charlie & Caranna communicated with us constantly throughout the project & were always available to answer questions, even on nights & weekends, which did wonders to calm our nerves. They helped inform our decisions as we went so that we could stick to our planned budget without sacrificing quality, safety, or looks. We’re so happy that we were able to give this house a new lease on life thanks to the fixer upper power couple of Charlie & Caranna. We still can’t believe that we get to live here, & we couldn’t recommend O’Melveny Brothers more highly!
– The Breedloves
“Our family moved from New York to Charlotte in the midst of Covid. To ensure a smooth transition, we wanted to find a home that was beautiful, welcoming, and well-built in a contemporary style. We looked at twenty or thirty houses, but nothing fit until fate accidentally delivered us to our beautiful, tasteful, sophisticatedly constructed oasis built by O’Melveny Brothers. Every detail of the house was brilliant and lacked nothing in either quality, or in esthetic. It felt like home from the very first moment. We have now lived in the house for almost two years, and as the house has settled, it has remained spectacularly comfortable and beautiful, continuing to surprise us with its well-thought out touches that ensure it’s longevity, durability, and efficiency.
We loved the construction and the O’Melveny team so much, we have since retained them to build us an equally superb guest house, and have been continuously working with them on numerous investment real estate projects.
What separates this company from others is its unmatched honesty, integrity, speed, and quality of work. Charlie and Caranna O’Melveny have become our friends and advisors in so many things Charlotte has to offer, as we continue to explore and thrive in our new life. Not too many people can say that they walked away from working with a builder, feeling a true connection, and building trust. We can.”
– The Blackhalls
“We recently worked with O’Melveny Brothers Custom Homes. My husband and I tackled a first floor renovation of our new home which included a new kitchen, master bathroom, wall removal and a large roof structure added over an existing patio area.
Throughout the renovation process Mr. O’Melveny met all set deadlines while keeping a tidy job site. He was at our home daily to oversee all aspects of construction from start to finish.
Overall, his professionalism stands above other contractors we have used in the past. We have recommended him to several friends and would use him in the future for any construction needs that may arise.”
Mary Margaret Williams
“Charlie’s building knowledge and persistent drive to get things done, coupled with Caranna’s experience in design and interior selections, created the perfect balance. Even though we have a decent knowledge of real estate and construction – we were always thankful for the patience C&C displayed to educate us. They provided resources to help us find the best mortgage & relationships necessary to make our family’s dream become a reality. Although we still have several months before our home is completed, we expect nothing but an excellent result based on what we’ve experienced thus far.”
– The Robinson Family
“We recently converted a bonus room over our garage to a bedroom and added a bathroom here in Charlotte. The project lasted from November 2018 to December 2018.
Everything was done professionally and appropriately and we really like the finished product. Charlie is an honest guy and knows his stuff. I have no hesitation recommending him.”
– Jack & Amal, South Charlotte
“Lisa and I are really looking forward to moving into our custom designed dream home. Working with Charlie and Caranna has been such a pleasure and they have been very courteous, responsive and professional throughout the entire process. We can’t wait to see the final product and the quality craftsmanship by O’Melveny Brothers.”
– J.R. Maxam