As a third generation Realtor® and builder, along with over 25 years' experience in custom home building, Jonathan Chiott (pronounced "shot") and his team bring beautifully crafted new homes to the Charlotte landscape. Jonathan comes from a large family and boasts his three children are his greatest accomplishment.
Jonathan's education in construction started at the early age of 13, when he began working for his father's home building company in Asheville. With broom in hand, he swept and cleaned up after construction crews. By the time he was in high school Jonathan was adept at such trades as framing, roofing and interior trim and had a clear working knowledge of all the primary elements of residential construction. After high school, Jonathan attended Appalachian State University where he earned degrees in both finance and real estate. Upon graduating he became a licensed real estate broker and general contractor, moved to Charlotte and began working in sales and marketing for a national home builder.
In 1994, putting his knowledge and experience to practice, Jonathan started his own company, Chiott Custom Homes. He began building in the Lake Norman area, expanding to South Charlotte and eventually settled "in-town" in the Myers Park, Eastover, and Foxcroft neighborhoods.
Though the company was growing and had already earned a reputation for skill and integrity, Jonathan desired something more and different. He wanted the company to truly be known for building custom homes. Understanding that most new trends start on the West Coast first, including those associated with home building, Jonathan and his father routinely traveled to California to stay ahead of the competition. They noticed that West Coast builders were tearing down old houses in highly desirable neighborhoods and replacing them with beautiful new custom homes. This practice, called infill, was something not often seen in the Southeast at the time, making Chiott Custom Homes one of the first companies to successfully introduce this process into the Charlotte market.
Jonathan and his team build a wide range of styles and sizes, varying from cottage style bungalows to larger transitional and modern homes. While roughly half of these are built specifically for clients, the others are designed and built to sell, rarely lasting long on the market.
"We're absolutely committed to building every home with the highest level of quality and value. Our focus is on the integrity of our homes, our team and our reputation. We pride ourselves on building homes and relationships that last a lifetime."
We value our clients and trade partners and that’s why we measure our success by their experience. Our relationships are staked on mutual respect, customer service, and satisfaction with the final product. Reputation is our company’s currency and we are only as good as our last client’s experience. Here are some testimonials from just a few of our valued clients and partners.
Our family’s experience with Chiott Custom Homes has been nothing short of exceptional. Jonathan, Todd, Ana and the rest of their team are incredibly responsive, extremely knowledgeable and simply a pleasure to deal with during something most people would expect to be a stressful process. They make it as easy as it could ever be. On top of their outstanding service, the Chiott Custom Homes product/end result is unmatched! We think so highly of the Chiott team that we are working with them again on another significant project. I think the biggest compliment we could give them is to use them again and also spread the word to anyone out there who is considering a custom home in the Charlotte area!
Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency are action words for Chiott Custom Homes. Our first custom home build during the pandemic was a first-class experience! Chiott Custom Homes delivered on time, on budget with care and excellent quality. The entire team, from office support to our fabulous project manager, Travis, treated our home build like it was their own and it showed; pride in workmanship, knowledge, care for the customer are reasons we would choose Chiott Custom Homes again without reservation. They believe in customers for life and we agree!
We had a fantastic experience working with Chiott Custom Homes. They are very knowledgeable and provide guidance throughout the building process.
We built our custom home with Chiott and had them involved every step of the way. Starting with the design of the home, they took part in working with us, our architects, and the design team. It resulted in a smooth construction process where our dreams on paper were turned into reality on-time and in-line with all expectations. Equally important, was our relationship with all of the people we worked with from their team, as well as their sub-contractors. Could not have asked for a better experience!
Jonathan and his team at Chiott Custom Homes built our current home in 2001. Our house is very large and full of custom architectural features. Despite our apprehension of building, Jonathan made the process not only successful, but enjoyable. Even this many years after, Jonathan has always been available to give us advice and direction. You will not find anyone as kind, knowledgeable and determined to attain your satisfaction as Jonathan and his team at Chiott.
After an exhaustive research of custom home builders, we decided on Jonathan and his team at Chiott Custom Homes. They completed our home on time, on budget and exceeded my quality expectations at every turn. There is no one more creative or resourceful when it comes to handling construction challenges and solutions. Chiott's attention to detail and insistence on quality over the entire project and sub contractors was clear from start to finish.
We LOVE our home!!!
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