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The Team

Banister Homes, Inc. is an established custom builder specializing in new homes and dramatic renovations in historic Charlotte neighborhoods. Banister Homes takes pride in projects that fit seamlessly into historic neighborhoods while keeping the modern conveniences that make homes livable today. 


Extensive experience with major structural adaptations, additions, and renovations to older homes allows the company to tackle intricate and large projects.


In addition to additions and renovations to existing homes, Banister Homes builds new homes for sale and has a real estate broker on the team for client projects.


The company also specializes in energy efficient and certified green residential building, with extensive experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency, renewable and sustainable materials, water reuse and conservation, and indoor air quality.  Green building accolades include multiple Charlotte Business Journal and US Green Building Charlotte Green Awards.


Rod Spence and Ken Smith established the general contracting firm in 1999.


Ken Smith, President, General Contractor, Residential



Rod Spence, Vice President, General Contractor, Residential, Commercial



Ellen Smith, Real Estate Broker, Director of Design



Kathy Spence, LEED Accredited Professional, Director of Marketing and Sustainability


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