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Phil Goodwin, Owner

Phil Goodwin is driven by a wholehearted passion for finely architected homes. Bridging the gap between architect and builder, he understands that expressing the architect’s vision of a masterfully orchestrated home depends on every single detail of construction. He is a master of details, and he believes that crafting a truly elegant and timeless home demands an extraordinary level of care in all things revealed, as well as all things hidden. He is a hands-on builder and is intimately involved with each and every one of the limited number of projects his company crafts each year.


His close relationship with the architectural community evokes the concept of the Master Builder, an important role that has all but vanished. He understands and respects the principles of classical architectural design and works harmoniously with architects during the construction process. He is an active member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and he serves on the board of the North Carolina Chapter. He frequently travels to study sites of architectural significance which have included the major cities and rural areas of England, France, Spain, and Canada.


He understands the importance of education and frequently takes advantage of continuing education opportunities. He is an active member of the Homebuilder’s Association of Charlotte, and he has earned an Accredited Builder Certification through the North Carolina Builder’s Institute. He holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Physics and Nuclear Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he also holds a North Carolina Professional Engineering license.


Supportive of historic preservation and rehabilitation efforts, Phil is a member of Preservation North Carolina and the Charlotte Museum of History, both non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting homes, buildings, and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina.


Committed to green building principles, Phil has earned the Certified Green Professional Designation sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. He understands the science of construction and embraces new technology that is rapidly changing the construction industry to greatly improve energy efficiency, indoor air quality, water efficiency, and environmental impact.

Matt Lockso, Executive Superintendent

MattThe first time you meet Goodwin Classic Homes’ Executive Superintendent Matt Lockso, you’ll immediately get a sense for the experience, talent and know-how he brings to every project. He got his start in the construction business over a seven-year stint as a carpenter’s helper, lead carpenter, and then project manager for a major remodeling company. He also owned and ran his own residential remodeling company for 10 years, handling everything from estimating, managing projects, and working with clients to scheduling and overseeing subcontractors. Since 2013, Matt has been a perfect fit for Goodwin Classic Homes for his uncompromising focus on quality, his attention to detail, and his calm, confident and rock-steady demeanor that has earned trust and admiration from clients and trades alike. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Matt has built or renovated homes in Myers Park, Eastover, Morrocroft, Quail Hollow, Carmel Country Club, and other Charlotte neighborhoods. This Hubbard, Ohio native graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. He earned his General Contractor’s license in North Carolina in 2001 and South Carolina in 2005.