We are very proud of our reputation within the community and feel privileged to live in a place with such abundantly beautiful scenery and the community’s dedication to maintain it.
Founder and managing member of Lake James Custom Homes LLC, Gary has been building quality, environmentally and energy efficient homes on Lake James since 2006 (founding LJCH in 2009). As a third generation builder, Gary grew up with a passion for home building that reflects in all aspects of his work. He has built homes ranging in price from one hundred thousand dollars to over five million dollars, some of which have appeared in magazines and been awarded for their design, curb appeal and superior energy efficiency. Click here to learn more! When he is not on a job site, Gary can often be found hiking and taking pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even though he has traveled all over the world, Lake James has a special place in his heart. He, along with his #1 hiking buddy (a 5 lb black and white shitzu named Monster) have made close to 100 trips up Shortoff Mountain in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Gary loves to share the beauty of the mountains by guiding trips for friends and sharing his wildlife and landscape photography online.
Part owner and member of Lake James Custom Homes LLC, Keith joined the team in 2010. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management. Keith’s experience, professionalism and enthusiasm for homebuilding allows him to consistently deliver a quality product and maintain a reputation with the community for superior craftsmanship. Keith and his wife Catherine and two sons reside in Rutherford county just south of Lake James. Keith enjoys hunting deer, turkey, and “anything else that moves”! He is looking forward to sharing his passion with his two boys when they get older. The percentage of state land to public land which creates the natural environment around the lake is what impresses Keith most about Lake James.
Jeremy joined Lake James Custom Homes LLC in 2012. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Construction Management. Jeremy’s ability to understand client’s needs, manage budget and schedule expectations is what makes him not only a valuable asset to the LJCH team, but also what makes LJCH a competitive force in the industry. Jeremy and his wife Amy along with their two sons, Easton and Graham, live south of Lake James in Routherford county. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys deer and turkey hunting and spending time with his wife and boys. Jeremy’s favorite part of working around Lake James is the natural beauty of the state parks, the views of the surrounding mountains and the wildlife that can be seen in and around the lake.
Cathy’s strong background in accounting has enabled her to maintain accurate financial records, track accounts and oversee the daily finances of the company since she joined the LJCH team in 2015. She also manages office operations and many behind the scenes activities. She is the mother of two sons and two stepsons. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their two dogs (Luke and Bandit), watching Yankies baseball and going on road trips with her boys and grandchildren. Originally a New York native, Cathy enjoys the mild southern weather that can be enjoyed year-round in Lake James.