Our Story

WHO IS EVANS COGHILL?

Evans Coghill Homes’  is a story that begins with charity, and is based on deeply held beliefs about people, and home, and the importance of serving others. It is a story about doing what’s right.

banks_folk_900.jpgDuring the construction of a Habitat for Humanity® home in 2001, Chris Folk and Alan Banks met as volunteers, and saw the potential for a partnership. It was then, while swinging hammers together in the hot summer sun that Folk, a General Contractor building homes in Charlotte’s most desirable neighborhoods, and Banks, a mechanical engineer who built a successful publishing business anchored in the home building industry, forged a friendship and an alliance. By borrowing from their grandmothers’ maiden names, Evans and Coghill, they put a title to their dream and formed their own home building company in 2001.

 Today, a decade and a half later, they are intentionally different by design. With an ever expanding team of competent and remarkable professionals at their side, they work to constantly create an experience that fits you and your needs. Of highest importance is honoring family, and they are passionate about giving back to their community. They are careful to guard the environment, and obsessed about designing relevant home plans in communities that fit their signature style and culture. These ideals have helped them maintain their status as one of the most respected home builders in the region, even as many around them were unable to survive the last downturn. To summarize, they hold three philosophies as the key to their behavior in each transaction: Lead with Integrity, Listen with Passion and Execute with Excellence.

An example of their commitment to leadership is the fact that partner will serve as president of the 13,000 member NC Home Builders Association in 2018. Add to that their participation in many community and local service organizations and it’s clear why they continue to thrive.

Getting the Home You Want 

They understand that today’s buyer in total, no longer desires vast, seldom-used spaces. Wine cellars and even home theaters have waned in popularity. They’re more conscious about their living environments and Evans Coghill has listened to those requests. We’ve responded by building homes with spacious family gathering areas, open, functional kitchens, and plentiful storage. We construct outdoor features that extend the visual space as well as the home experience. Offering all new home plans drawn and designed for the buyer who values space where it’s used most, they are filled with features that matter and details that dazzle, including built-in cabinetry, granite countertops, hand-sanded and finished hardwood floors, raised ceilings and custom trim work. Every Evans Coghill home meets the highest standards for energy efficiency with the Environments for Living® Platinum Certification, a program that offers homeowners a guarantee of heating and cooling energy use and room comfort.

Recognized by Peers

The pinnacle of  recognition came to Evans Coghill  in 2016 when they won the coveted Builder of the Year award in Charlotte. Builder of the Year is awarded to the home builder who excels in innovation, homeowner service, growth and leadership.  They humbly accepted this award from our peers and understand it our homeowners who inspire us to do what we do. A satisfied home buyer puts it all into perspective with this quote, “There’s just something about an Evans Coghill Home. You can just feel it when you walk through the door.”

A Solid Foundation Holds Strong

As timeless as their designs may be, Evans Coghill Homes remains an enduring home building company providing lasting value to its clients and they are proud of their longevity and reputation for integrity. The partnership that germinated on a job site to insure everyone can have a solid foundation to grow upon, has only strengthened over time as they continue to give back. One of the most important charities in their portfolio continues to be Habitat for Humanity®, in which a portion of the profits of every Evans Coghill home is donated back to Habitat, completing the circle of charity that is so central to their culture.

Interested in becoming an Evans Coghill home owner? You will find them in a variety of locations in and around Charlotte such as Cheval in Mint Hill, NC, Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC, Springfield in Fort Mill, SC, as well as infill neighborhoods in and around Uptown Charlotte.