Charlie Johnson, one of Lake County’s 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. Currently, Charlie Johnson Builder is considered the custom home builders Orlando locals trust and love. 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 the custom home builders Orlando locals trust today!