The History of McSpadden Custom Homes
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Top Charlotte Custom Home Builder, McSpadden Custom Homes where Quality is Only the Beginning . . .
Cover story Builder/Architect Magazine 2008
By Lin Loflin
Doug McSpadden is no stranger to Charlotte, or to the media for that matter. His work has been featured by many of the leading custom home building journals including Today’s Custom Homes, Housetrends, SouthPark, Charlotte Place, Today’s Charlotte Woman, Urban Home, and of course, he is certainly no stranger to Builder/Architect. His company, McSpadden Custom Homes has been in the spotlight of local and regional papers for award winning work, and leading-edge directions. After 20 years of service, Builder/Architect re-connected to better understand the evolution of one of Charlotte’s wonderful success stories.
Q. Before we get started understanding you as a builder, tell us a little about your personal background
I grew up in Gastonia, NC as the third of four children. Strong Christian and family values were the center of our family’s life. These values and the character development I learned as an Eagle Scout were major influences during my younger years. I attended the University Of Tennessee School Of Architecture and graduated with honors in 1983. During the mid-80’s, I began gathering the credentials necessary to design, build, and sell my own properties. By the time I moved back to North Carolina, I had studied and sat for my real estate broker’s license and general contractor’s license.