At Goodwin Classic Homes, we believe that homeowners building or restoring their homes deserve improvements that are architecturally correct, soundly built, and exquisitely detailed. Our vision is to contribute to Charlotte’s architectural legacy by building or restoring heritage homes that are of enduring value for our clients as well as generations to come.

Guided by this vision, Goodwin Classic Homes provides a level of service and professionalism that is rarely found in the homebuilding industry. There are several unique advantages that GCH offers to realize this vision:

Owner Phil Goodwin is driven by a wholehearted passion for architecture and especially finely architected traditional homes. He maintains a close relationship with the architectural community, and he understands and appreciates the principles of good architectural design. His emphasis on teamwork and effective collaboration with architects, designers, and clients during the design and build process is a hallmark of the company.

Another advantage is Phil’s 20-year background as an engineer at Duke Energy – experience that contributed to a home building platform that is organized, process-driven, and precisely detailed. 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 understands that expressing the architect’s vision requires masterful orchestration of every single detail of construction.

To achieve this extraordinary level of care, GCH gathers teams of professional, thoughtful, and dedicated craftsmen and vendors to each project, and generous oversight is provided not only by the assigned project manager, but by the company owner as well. Such dedication requires that the number of projects we engage in at a time is carefully limited. Goodwin Classic Homes is an artisanal builder, not a production builder, and as with the thoughtful sculpting of any work of art, this advantage makes all the difference in the results.

Our clients recognize the difference, and the greatest compliment to GCH is when our clients call again and again for additional services. Our reputation is our most important asset, and we take great pride in developing relationships with our clients that are long lasting.

Whether new custom homes, renovations, additions, outdoor living projects, or restoration and preservation work, Goodwin Classic Homes is committed to providing exemplary customer service as well as ultimate quality construction.



Board Member and Officer – Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, North Carolina Chapter

Board Member – Charlote Historic District Commission

Unlimited License in General Contracting in North Carolina and South Carolina

Professional Engineering license in North Carolina

Green Professional Certification – The National Association of Homebuilders

Accredited Builder Certification – The National Association of Homebuilders



Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)

Charlotte Historic District Commission

Preservation North Carolina

Historic Charleston Foundation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Charlotte Museum of History

Homebuilders Association of Charlotte

Habitat for Humanity

The Nature Conservancy