Construction Today - January 2017 - 25
NY/NJ Focus | CHARLEW BUILDERS
Building With Passion
ON EVERY PROPERTY, CHARLEW BUILDERS CUSTOMIZES HOMES TO CLIENTS' NEEDS. BY BIANCA HERRON
n 1967, Charlew (Charles Lewandowski) Construction Company was incorporated as a family-owned business by
Charles Lewandowski Sr. along with his
sons, Lawrence Lewandowski and Charles
The company was founded on a commitment to value, craftsmanship and service
instilled in these brothers by their father,
Charles J. Lewandowski Sr. In 2009, Corey
Lewandowski, third generation builder,
now president of Charlew Builders Inc.,
continues the commitment to excellence
instilled by his family. Corey Lewandowski
says it is tremendously rewarding to continue a 50-year tradition of building custom,
quality homes for clients.
Today, Charlew Builders is one of the
leading homebuilders and developers in
the capital region of New York.
Charlew Builders continues its 50-year tradition of building custom, quality homes for satisfied clients.
"At Charlew, we are not just building
homes, but creating communities, and with
that comes environmental and socially
responsible factors," Lewandowski says.
Charlew has partnered with the conservancy group of Saratoga PLAN (Preserving
Land and Nature) on its previous development, Meadow Vista, located in Saratoga
Springs, N.Y. The outcome is The Rowland
Hollow Creek Preserve, an innovative
conservation subdivision project with
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"We always put our customers' needs at e center of what
we do, and wi eir valuable
input, toge er, we cra a
- Corey Lewando ki, president and owner
more than 45 acres and 3/4 mile of public
walking trails. The preserve project got
underway after many developers opted out
of buying the property.
Lewandowski, however, said he had a
clear vision for the property when he saw it.
And added that there will be more like it to
follow. "You will find this in every (development) in the future," he says. "Getting the
proper density and the proper price point so
the developer can still be profitable is key."
Lewandowski added trends in the housing
industry point to land preservation being
a driving force in the future. While he has
proposed the concept in other towns, he
says that they have not been quite as receiving as the Spa City.
"Through its history, Charlew has learned
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