Meet The Team

The Charleston Building Team


Since 1998, we have been a family owned and operated 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: 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: 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 and started Charleston Building & Development. 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: President 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
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.

Nicole Weiland: Project Design Manager Residential Division
Nicole Weiland
Project Design Manager Residential Division


"We absolutely LOVE our Charleston Row Townhouse! The whole process from start to finish was handled in a professional and timely manner. The quality and high standards the team at Charleston have is evident in our completed home. It was a dream come true to design and work through the process with the Charleston team. Each stage was placed perfectly. Together they 'got' our vision and guided us toward our ultimate goal...a stunning beautiful classic home!"

- Maureen Merrill, 

"Working with Charleston was an absolute dream! We gutted the kitchen and dining room in our 60s era home and could not be more thrilled with the results. Their designer, Nicole, presented us with 3 completely different layouts for our kitchen remodel. We selected our favorite one and she then spec'd out every single detail. Execution was flawless and they anticipated nearly every issue before it came up. I'd also like to add that they came in under budget. In fact, they talked me out of a few pricey selections in order to make sure we came in under budget :) Highly recommend!"

- Meghan Russell,

"We worked with Charleston Building and Development on a custom home in Jefferson Estates. They were very thorough while working with us on specifications and details to ensure clients received exactly what they wanted in their new home. They were quick with responses to us and to the clients. During meetings Adam gave excellent feedback; which made our collaboration even more productive. We look forward to working with them on additional projects!" 

- Meyer Design,

Our Approach

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 with more than 80 years of combined experience in the Chicagoland area. 

Custom Built 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. 

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. 

Let's Build Something To Get Excited About 

We make it a priority 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.