Charleston Building & Development Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.