April Newsletter

April 2013 Newsletter

What’s New

Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is about to start another custom home! This new home will be built in Edgemoor, SC on 48 acres of wooded land. The floor plan is approximately 2600 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a bonus room above the garage. Features include an open concept kitchen, cathedral ceiling, built-ins in the great room, and lavish windows to invite views of the wildlife. Some modifications have been made to this Donald Gardner floor plan to accommodate our customer.

Donald Gardner “The Trinity”

Location of next custom home in Edgemoor, SC

Check out our new blog on our website to follow this build!


About Us

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in Charlotte and surrounding areas for nearly 13 years. As an entrepreneur, Mike has started several construction-related businesses, but building custom homes has always been his passion.

We at Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, believe that the process of building a custom home is a partnership between the home buyer and the builder. We pride ourselves in being fair, honest and trustworthy, while providing excellent customer service.

Take a moment to read the reviews of our most recent happy homeowners on Houzz.com!


Ask Mike

What is the difference between a production home and a custom home?

A production home is a home built with a similar style and floor plan to those of other houses in a development. The price is often the best selling point with production homes because of the volume of houses being built. Production home builders often purchase materials and contract for labor at reduced rates, and then pass on the savings to their customer. However, this comes with few options for the home buyers, and generally lower quality products.

A custom home is a home built to an individual customer’s specifications. This usually includes everything from lot choice to kitchen cabinet knobs and drawer pulls. Similar to buying a tailor-made suit, buyers of a custom home should expect to spend more.

Since buying a new home is typically the single largest purchase you will make in your lifetime, it is important to get a suit that fits you well and lasts a lifetime. The relationship with our customer is what makes building a home with Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations a unique and satisfying experience.

– Mike

To submit questions for our “Ask Mike” section, email Mike at info@CarolinaDev.com

Home Maintenance

Now that spring is underway and the weather is getting warmer, it is time to get outside! And because spring showers are inevitable, take those opportunities to begin your spring cleaning!

April Checklist:

Outside: Trim shrubs around walls, leaving at least 3 inches between any plants and your house. Remove tree limbs, branches, or debris that can attract insects. Maintain grading to ensure proper drainage.
Outside: Check roof for leaks. Check for damaged, loose or missing shingles. Check vents and louvers for birds, nests, squirrels and insects. Check flashing around roof stacks, vents, and skylights for leaks.
Outside: Clean and check gutters and downspouts for leaks, misalignment or damage.
Inside and Outside: Clean windows.
Inside: Check basement or crawlspace for cracks or any sign of dampness or leaks. Check for any evidence of termites or wood-eating insects.

Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC