Our Custom Home Builders Will Help You Make Your Vision Into A Reality

Our team at Freshwater Custom Homes grew out of our original founders’ passion for renovation work. The husband-and-wife team remodeled their first home over twenty years ago, turning it from what they describe as “a dump” to a comfortable home they were happy to start their married life in. They enjoyed the project so much that they decided to go into this work full-time, and thus our company was born. Alan has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, giving him the experience and knowledge to meet your needs.

Today, our team offers not just top-notch home renovation services and luxury home building, but we also offer full interior design services. If you want to expand or renovate your existing home or make your dream home a reality by building it from scratch, just reach out to our Freshwater Custom Homes team to get started with your project.

One of the things we are most passionate about as custom home builders is just that– customization. We are always eager to work with people with creative visions, and we are excited to help you bring your vision to life.

We are proud to serve the Lake Norman, North Carolina area, and we want to help you make your home the best it can be. If you are interested in custom home building or renovation services, we encourage you to reach out to our Freshwater Custom Homes team to learn more about what we can do for you.

About Alan

Hi! My name is Alan Schmidt. Originally from Southern California, I grew up in the construction industry. My father owned a Landscape construction company, and I worked with him since I was a child. I loved going to the job site and seeing the building process. As a teen, I helped my parents renovate our family home. After my wife Karen, and I married in 1998 we renovated our first home together, which ignited a passion for building and design. We have been following that passion ever since. We moved to North Carolina in 2004 and now have four children and love living in and serving the Lake Norman community.

About Karen

My name is Karen Schmidt, owner of Freshwater Interior Design. My passion for design began over 20 years ago when my husband and I were renovating our first little home in Southern California. I began taking interior design classes at a local college, later received my degree and have been taking on projects ever since! My passion grows with every project I work on. I love to take spaces from beginning to completion, working with my clients every step of the way. I love seeing my clients’ faces light up when they walk into their newly designed space for the first time. It’s amazing how a well-designed space can make you feel, knowing everything has its place, functions properly and looks beautiful. It just makes our clients happy – and that makes me happy!