"Our experience with New Old, LLC was outstanding. Mary and Troy bring the quality of old world craftsmanship to modern design. Their knowledge of architecture and detail, specific to the style of home you have selected to build, is something that really differentiates them. There is no detail that is overlooked when planning your home. Mary and Troy are great listeners and really are commmited to giving you the home of your dreams while respecting your budget. We had a hard deadline as to when we had to be in our new home and they did everything within their power to accommodate that. Many times you enter a new home and feel the need to, "make it a home." With New Old that isn't the case. New Old doesn't build houses, they build homes. It is a difference you feel immediately as you cross the threshold of your brand new home."
- Todd and Pamela Duvick
"We are the very lucky ones to have stumbled across a home for sale that NewOld, LLC completely remodeled. We marvel every day at their sense of design and craftsmanship. The wood-clad walls and ceilings, light fixtures, and cabinet pulls all come together to give our brand new home the feel of a timeless and loved old cottage. We'd love for everyone to have the opportunity and joy of living in a home hand-crafted by this amazing and talented custom home builder. Cheers!"
- Michelle and Richard Gray
"We had owned a small bungalow in a booming area of Charlotte for more than several years. From the moment we purchased it, we knew we would be tearing it down and starting from scratch. After researching several design build firms within Charlotte, we kept returning to New Old. Their style, and quality cannot be surpassed. From start to finish it was an absolute joy working with them as we never felt out of the loop, the quality was better than other homes being built within our neighborhood, and quite honestly it was a lot of fun picking out finishes and designing our dream home. Mary has an absolute eye for design and trends that quite honestly a lot of other builders do not have. From the moment you walk into our home, it is quite clear that it doesn't look like your run of the mill new build. Many of our neighbors and friends have mentioned that it is the most beautiful home in our neighborhood, which says a lot as there is tons of new construction going on around us right now. We highly recommend New Old and if we ever decide to build again in the future, they will be the only firm we would even consider."
- Amy and Rob Cole
"New Old, LLC built our custom home for us. From the planning stages all the way through the construction of our home they were excellent and a joy to work with. When we interviewed builders we were looking for someone who built the type and size of home we wanted, but more importantly we were looking for a company who was trustworthy and respectful. Our experience with Troy and Mary Ludemann, the owners of New Old, LLC, was only positive. The house that they built for us is beautiful, well constructed and full of custom touches that they are so good at. We have lived in the house for almost a year now and we still love it and would choose this builder all over again."
- Anne and Frank Letherby
"We built our custom home with New Old and have been living in our dream home for close to 2 years. There is absolutely no one else that we would have wanted to build with. For years, we had seen the homes that New Old had built and were in love with their work. When we decided to build our home, we knew that they were the only ones that we wanted to work with. Everyone at New Old was fantastic to work with from start to finish. They listened to our ideas and helped us every step of the way. We knew that we were in good hands throughout the home-building process and we have recommended New Old to others who have expressed interest in building a new home. New Old truly built our dream home."
- Jen and Brian Musgrave
"We hired New Old to build a custom home for us. We were very impressed with the quality of our home, their attention to detail, and their flexibility in accommodating changes and special requests along the way. We have so many friends who had bad experiences with their builder and would not recommend them. We had nothing but great experiences with New Old and highly recommend them!"
- Nancy Murray and Gary Gueltig
"We are so fortunate to have been able to work with New Old on two home renovations. Mary's taste, design talent, and knowledge of architectural styles is impeccable. Darren led our project and was always professional, timely, and met every challenge without hesitation. The workmanship is absolutely fantastic and we could not be more happy with the results!"
- Stacy and Scott Bennett
"We recently completed a 1700+ sq. foot addition on our home as well as extensive renovations to our existing home. We could not have been more pleased with New Old! Mary, Troy, Darren and the rest of the New Old team was top-notch on all fronts. We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them. It is very clear why they have earned their excellent reputation. They completely transformed our home into a beautiful custom home.
From our initial meetings, to our final walk-through, Mary and Troy provided tremendous amounts of time, excellent service and high quality craftsmanship. The New Old team was patient with our questions and continually offered creative ideas or tactfully edited our crazy ones! Mary and Troy's combined years of experience and differing areas of expertise combined to truly benefit our renovation/addition.
We continually checked in on the progress of our project and watched very closely all the work that was being done - asking questions at every turn. The project wrapped up right on time, no corners were cut and all the workmanship was of the highest quality.
Building can be a daunting and stressful process. They eased that stress and made it as seamless as possible. New Old assured us they would meet our expectations and they went above and beyond to exceed them. We love our home and give New Old the highest recommendation!"
- Caryn and Andy Johnson
"We hired New Old to build a new custom home for us in Myers Park, near downtown Charlotte. We initially encountered New Old during the 2011 Homearama (tour of homes), which featured many of the greater Charlotte area's top custom homebuilders. There was something about their product that stood out from the rest; even amongst the crème de la crème of custom homebuilders in the area. The unique design and attention to detail caught our eye. So, when we decided to build a custom home of our own a few years later they were our first (and only) call. My wife and I are usually the type of people that would interview many companies and do exhaustive research, but on this decision we went with "gut feel," and decided to move forward with Troy and Mary without even talking with other custom builders.
It was one of the best decisions we've made. They deliver an exceptional level of client service, making you feel like you're their only client. They have an "eye" for making your home look and feel unique and adding design elements that add a lot of character. For example, in our living room and kitchen New Old installed several large rustic wooden beams across the ceiling that were originally part of a tobacco drying barn located in Kentucky and built in the late-1800s. Mary did a tremendous amount of research and was able to provide us with the backstory on the beams and the barn they came from and we now have an interesting story we can tell our guests, etc. This is the type of unique-ness and high-service approach that I think likely sets New Old apart from the many other custom builders. In a nutshell - very high quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, strong commitment to client service and flexibility. Very pleased with the final product and looking forward to making many memories with my family in this exceptional house built by New Old."