Meet The Team
Family Owned & Operated in Naperville, IL
We live, work, build, & play in Naperville, IL. For over three generations, we have been honing our craft and passion for building luxury, custom homes for more than 80 years of combined experience in the Chicagoland area.
Small Team, Big Involvement
Our office is small, stylish, and feels like home. We like to think of it as a reflection of our team. Comprised of a father, his sons, designers, & project managers we tackle each project together and make sure each project is excecuted seamlessly.
Custom Build Everytime
At Charleston Building & Development, when we say custom build, we mean it. From a kitchen renovation, multifamily community development, or 10,000 sq ft single family home, our team approaches each project as unique, with endless possibilities that are only limited by our client's vision. We create functional floor plans that meet the everyday living needs of a family while remembering the importance of superior design and craftsmanship.
Let's Build Something To Get Excited About
We make it a priority to ensure that your project runs smoothly to ensure that your experience is not only positive but exciting and memorable. Taking the time to get to know our clients helps us create living spaces that truly reflect their individual needs, personalities, and style.
"We had a wonderful experience building our custom home with Charleston. The staff is professional, courteous, organized, and patient. Our home was completed a few weeks early and the quality of work is outstanding.
I strongly recommend Charleston Building and Development."
- Jen Greeno, Houzz.com
" Charleston building and development is a premier residential home builders in Naperville. We hired them to build our dream house and they provided us with a five star service in all phases of architecture, design, and construction. Their staff is very professional and friendly. Our friends used to tell us that building a house is a painful process but we had so much fun building our house with Charleston builders.
I will not hesitate to hire them again to build another house. "
- Ritesh Gupta, Houzz.com
" We are extremely pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship of our home built by Charleston Builders. From start to finish, Adam patiently answered our questions and provided honest guidance. He clearly outlined the timing and budget for the project and used his excellent project management skills to stay on track. The strong relationships he’s established with architects and sub-contractors helped make the process run smoothly. We appreciated his attention to detail and always felt like we were a priority to his business.
The entire team at Charleston Builders was responsive, courteous, and professional and made this overwhelming process worry free."
- Arian Mcierney, Houzz.com
MEET THE TEAM
Since 1998, we have been a family owned and run business in Naperville, IL. Our extended team is simply an extension of our family. We pride ourselves on taking the time to know each of our clients and their project needs to make the process of building a home an enjoyable experience.
With well over 80 years of combined experience in the development, home design, building, and renovation industry, we can tackle any project.
Larry Van Someren
Chief Executive Officer
Larry Van Someren: Chief Executive Officer
Larry Van Someren has been an active Naperville resident for the past 35 years. He was the owner and president of Air-Rite Heating and Cooling for 25 years. Larry sold that business and pursued his passion for building. Together, with his sons, he formed Charleston Building & Development. Charleston has built a variety of projects all over the Chicagoland Area. Larry has developed and built townhome projects, apartment complexes, senior living developments, and luxury custom homes. Charleston continues to build and develop these types of projects. Larry now oversees the overall business at Charleston Building & Development
Adam Van Someren
President Residential Division
Adam Van Someren: President Residential Division
Adam Van Someren grew up in Naperville and graduated from Benet Academy. He attended Purdue University where he received his bachelor's in Management. Adam first started working at Toll Brothers as a construction project manager overseeing home building in Barrington and Hawthorne Woods. At Toll Brothers, Adam learned the systems and operations of a semi-custom home builder. He joined his father and brother when Charleston Building & Development was formed. For the last several years, Adam has specialized in the design and build out of numerous multi-million dollar custom home projects throughout the west suburbs. Now at Charleston, he oversees the daily operations of the residential division.
Erik Van Someren: Presidential Large Projects & Development Division
Erik Van Someren grew up in Naperville and graduated from Benet Academy and later Miami of Ohio University. After receiving his bachelor's at Miami of Ohio, Erik started his own insulation company, which is still successfully operating today. Erik joined his father and brother to form Charleston Building & Development. He has been project manager for many custom home projects in the area. Erik has also been involved in many townhome projects as well as apartment complexes both as a subcontractor and a builder. At Charleston, Erik oversees the company's large projects and development operations.
Erik Van Someren
President Large Projects & Development Division
Nicole Weiland: Project Design Manager Residential Division
Nicole Weiland received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Illinois State University and has been working at Charleston for the past several years. While at Charleston, she has become known for creative color concepts and her organized design approach. Her work has been published nationally and she recently won the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association Gold Icon Award of Excellence for kitchen design. Nicole’s design knowledge has allowed her to become an expert on designing within a project budget. Nicole oversees the majority of design decisions that take place on the residential side of the business.
Project Design Manager Residential Division
Naperville Magazine Award Winner
Professional Remodeler Magazine Design Awards
Naperville Magazine Award Winner
Northern Illinois Home Builder Association