A Legacy of Integrity and Trust

Personalized Custom Homes Just for You

60 Years and Over 3,000 Homes

One Family

Three Generations


Charlie Johnson, one of Lake County’s home building pioneers, was known for his innovative designs and his ability to build beautiful homes at affordable prices. Charlie Johnson started his career designing the first guided missiles for the NACA (now NASA) during World War II. He designed some of Lake County’s iconic buildings including the “Surfside Six” houseboat on Lake Eustis, located at the entrance to Tavares.

In 1980, Charlie Johnson passed the business to his daughter, Cheryl Johnson Ludecke, and son-in-law Carl Ludecke. Cheryl, an award winning designer, and Carl, a licensed building contractor, have grown the business into what it is today. Kristin Beall, their daughter, is also a licensed contractor. With more than 3000 houses built throughout Central Florida, they specialize in custom homes at any size and on-your-lot construction.


Building a home is an exciting and creative process. With long term relationships with architects, designers, suppliers and subcontractors, we build your home like it was our personal home. Whether you are looking for 1000 or 10,000 square feet, all our homes are customized for you. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our customers and are proud to have built multiple homes for many of our homeowners. Call one of the pioneer home builders in Lake County FL today and start building your dream home now!

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Thank you all for such a wonderful experience from start to finish! The entire team made us feel comfortable and confident throughout the whole process. All the way from selecting a builder to the final walk-thru. No other builder comes close! We love our new home! Thank you Charlie Johnson Builder.

– Jabbari Family

Working with Charlie Johnson Builder was a pleasure. The staff was very helpful and listened to our requests and help guide our decisions with their experience. We had a wonderful working relationship and we enjoy our home.

– Ed & Sharon Rowlett

My wife and I had Charlie Johnson Builder construct our house and it was the best move that we ever made. The quality of the construction has been outstanding and we have had zero major repairs. Every year, when we compare our house to the comparable houses in the Parade of Homes, we realize what a great house we got!

-Tim Hoban

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