Forever Home Design, Build & Renovation Services in Lake Norman, NC

McMillan Builders specializes in Forever Home design, build and renovation as trusted builders and owner’s representatives in Davidson and North Carolina.

Why McMillan

Why Choose McMillan Builders for Your Forever Home

Client-Centric Approach

Our commitments to our clients are at the heart of what we do. From the first discovery call to the final handover, your vision, needs, and goals guide our work.

Innovative Universal Designs

We future-proof homes with adaptable, barrier-free designs like mechanical zoning, custom baths and caretakers quarters, ensuring they evolve with you. 

Range of Specialties

Our diverse portfolio spans from Forever Homes to historic restorations, our range of successful projects showcases our versatility and expertise.

National Standards

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) certification through NAHB proves our focus on national standards in creating accessible and aesthetically pleasing environments

Award-winning Firm

We build in the community we live in and serve. Building projects that have a meaning and purpose in people’s lives is very important to our company and mission.  

Local & Family Owned

We build in the community we live in and serve. Building projects that have a meaning and purpose in people’s lives is very important to our company and mission.  

Your Forever Home Experience

Your interests are our highest priority and our unified design & build team has proven our dedication to our clients since 2008, providing the most holistic and seamless client support experience possible. Beginning with our initial meeting and throughout our many clients’ projects and relationships, we’ve built the McMillan brand on meeting our commitments to quality, transparency, and customer satisfaction. They’re not just promises, but the foundations of every project we undertake. For us, building is not just about structures; it's about creating spaces where memories are made and futures are built for everyone in our community.

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Zero Energy Mechanical Phase

Zero Energy Home Build

Benefits of Forever Home Construction & Renovation 

Adaptable Living Spaces

Embrace the dynamism of life with homes that adapt to your evolving needs.

Barrier-Free, Universal Design

Accessibility is key in our designs, ensuring seamless movement for all ages and abilities.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Every detail in our homes is crafted to foster well-being and happiness.

Longevity and Heritage

Legacy spaces highlight personal heritage and are designed for lifelong comfort, adapting gracefully to life’s transitions.

Multi-Generational Living

Our homes are tailored for the changing dynamics of families, offering both privacy and communal spaces.

Eco-Conscious Living

Partnering with SEM, we lead in high-performance, zero-energy homes, reducing your environmental impact and enhancing comfort.

What Makes McMillan Forever Homes Different

At McMillan Builders, we specialize in creating 'Forever Homes' — spaces designed to grow with you through every phase of life. Adaptable Designs include barrier-free living, caretakers quarters, and mechanical zoning that accommodate aging-lifestyle changes. Our homes are crafted with the vision of lasting comfort, ensuring that your home is not just for the present but a legacy for the future.

  • Longevity

    Our homes are designed to stand the test of time, becoming landmarks of both personal heritage and community history.

  • Adaptability

    Life is dynamic, and so are our homes. They evolve with your changing needs, ensuring comfort at every stage of life.

  • Quality of Life

    By focusing on the finer details, we create environments that nurture well-being and happiness.

Universal Design and Barrier-Free Design 

Accessibility to increase quality of life is the cornerstone of our designs. Our homes are crafted to be barrier-free, ensuring ease of movement for all, regardless of age or ability. We consider every aspect of accessibility to make sure your home is a welcoming space for everyone. 

Built for Multi-Generational Living 

Understanding the evolving dynamics of families, our designs cater to multi-generational living. Our homes are versatile, ensuring privacy and communal living spaces where energy and experience can coexist, where every family member has a comfort zone, and where your home grows with your family.

High-Performance & Zero Energy Usage 

In collaboration with SEM, we're at the forefront of constructing high-performance homes that are energy-efficient and healthy. Our designs focus on reducing environmental impact while enhancing living comfort. From solar panels to smart home technologies, your home is an eco-friendly powerhouse, significantly reducing your carbon footprint and energy bills.

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Forever Home Builder Services

  • Owner’s Representation
  • Digital Twin Technology Development
  • Pre-Construction Agreements 
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Master Planning and Feasibility Studies
  • Indoor Air Quality, Moisture Management, Energy Efficiency Studies
  • Universal and Barrier-Free Design 
  • High-Performance and Zero Energy Usage Design
  • Civil planning/consulting to complete Site Work
  • Interior and Exterior Demolition
  • Construction Services
  • Residential Architectural Renovations
  • Structural Repairs and Building Restorations
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Our Proven Process for Building Your Custom Forever Home

At McMillan Builders, we understand that creating your forever home is a journey of imagination and precision. Our step-by-step process ensures that your vision becomes a reality with excellence and efficiency at every turn.



Your Dream, Our Blueprint

In the Visioning phase, we delve deep into your aspirations, dreams, and lifestyle needs. This is where your vision takes its first form. We listen, we imagine, and we begin the blueprint of a home that's uniquely yours, ensuring that every nuance of your dream is captured.


Schematic Design

Crafting the Contours of Tomorrow

In the Visioning phase, we delve deep into your aspirations, dreams, and lifestyle needs. This is where your vision takes its first form. We listen, we imagine, and we begin the blueprint of a home that's uniquely yours, ensuring that every nuance of your dream is captured.


Design Development

Refining Details, Honing Perfection

During Design Development, we refine each detail, honing the perfection of your space. We select materials, textures, and finishes that reflect your taste and fit your lifestyle. It's a collaborative effort where your input drives our innovation.


Construction Documents

Blueprints that Build Futures

Our Construction Documents are comprehensive blueprints of your future home. They are the culmination of vision and detail, the final, detailed instructions that will guide the construction phase. This documentation is meticulous, ensuring that every element is crafted to stand the test of time.


Construction Administration

Bringing Dreams to Life

Acting as your Owner’s Representative conducting construction administration, we oversee the transformation of paper into stone, of plans into presence. We manage the construction with an eagle eye for detail and a commitment to your timeline and budget. Your forever home is built under our vigilant supervision, ensuring that the result is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Your forever home is more than a residence; it's the backdrop to your life's story. Let's start crafting that story together, with each stage in our process bringing you closer to the home you'll love forever.

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Our Previous Forever Homes

Industrial Lake Front

Vintage Farmhouse Homestead

Davidson English Cottage

Craftsman Bungalow Lakefront Revival

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a starter home a Forever home?
Is it better to renovate or design new, if I want a Forever home?
How do you know you've found your Forever home?
What truly makes a home a Forever home?
What is the lifetime of a Forever home?
Do retirees sell their Forever homes?
What is the difference between a starter home and a Forever home?
Is it better to buy a starter home or save for a Forever home?
What age person should consider a Forever home?
How much money should you have saved to buy a Forever home?
Is it worth buying a 100 year old house for a Forever home renovation?
Can you live in a starter home forever?
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Mailing Address
99 Jackson Street #2574
Davidson, NC 28036

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