Why Choose McMillan Builders

Discover why McMillan Design & Build has been trusted for over 20 years to build forever homes for so many in North Carolina.

Why McMillan

The McMillan Difference

Optimal Building Practices

To us, quality is as much about what is seen as it is about what is unseen. It’s easy to notice our attention to detail, quality of design and outstanding workmanship. Behind the scenes, we focus on structural integrity, energy efficiency, longevity and quality control.

Architectural & Designer Collaboration

We can work with your current firms designing your home from the commencement of the design process or we can receive your finished plans and commence construction on your land. No matter what stage of the Design process we provide value. 

Local & Family Owned

From building our children's High School Artswing in Davidson, to the Veterans Monument in Cornelius or a Church memorial in Huntersville. 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. 

About McMillan Builders

McMillan Design Build was founded in 2008 by Michael McMillan, whose 25+ year construction career has a proven track record of creating masterful builds, unique luxury homes and innovative renovations of schools and church facilities. 

Our previous developments and commercial projects exceed $80 million, and can be seen throughout Charlotte, Myers Park and The Point 

Having developed sites for multiple builds in residential as well for commercial development, McMillan Design Build is poised to transition our expertise into commercial mixed-use development with our partners at VALTC.

Universal Design

“The concept of designing all products and the built environment to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life” -Ron Mace

We believe these considerations should factor into every kind of building design. We use national standards as well as best practices to create accessible and pleasing places for all. There is a benefit to building this way and we would love to show you the difference.

Michael J. McMillan Sr.

President of MCM-McMillan Builders LLC DBA McMillan Builders

Currently enrolled in the Cornell University Commercial Real Estate Development program, McMillan holds a CAPS III certification, a Master Contractor certification, and an NC Unlimited Licensed Building Contractor license since 1999, demonstrating his commitment to excellence, safety, and sustainability in the design and construction industry.

McMillan’s goal is to provide lasting value to all projects that he is involved in. Michael, his wife Kathleen, and their three children live in Davidson NC on a property that was designed and built in 2020 by McMillan Design Build. Michael served in the Navy in the Construction Battalion known as the Seabee. While in the reserves, he attended the University of Dayton in Ohio, prior to moving to North Carolina in 1997.

He is actively involved in Non-profit organizations, is on the Board of Directors at Pharos Parenting, National Exchange Club and Evening club of Lake Norman, and the Rotary Club of Davidson.A quote from John Ruskin has been a touchstone for Mike as a man devoted to quality, transparency and customer satisfaction:

Favorite quote: "When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for; and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, 'See! This our father did for us'."  - John Ruskin


Sustainable building with McMillan Provides Long Term Cash Flow Management.


Awards & Accolades

McMillan Builders Wins Two Silver Awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C. – "McMillan Construction Management (MCM) recently captured two silver awards during the Charlotte Home Builders Association’s 22nd annual Excellence in Remodeling Awards. This was a stunning debut for the firm, which is quickly becoming known for its detailed execution of creative designs."

“We are honored to have received these awards,” noted MCM Owner Michael J. McMillan Sr. “It was particularly rewarding to have been recognized in both categories we entered in what was our inaugural appearance in this competition. We were up against many of the finest firms in Charlotte. To have been honored to this extent is a reflection of the dedication, creativity and craftsmanship of our team.”

Award One - Home Addition

$260,000 - $400,000

McMillan Design Build managed to artfully marry a contemporary living space to a 1940’s brick bungalow in Chantilly. The addition preserved the home’s front elevation, and hence the neighborhood’s traditional streetscape.

The delightful surprise of a 1,000-square-foot contemporary addition crafted from Green Glazed Brick and featuring a cantilevered rear porch is just barely visible from the street.

A white EPDM insulated flat roof and storefront anodized windows add to the space’s modern look. The design allowed for the addition of two bedrooms, a full bath, utility room and a graciously sized and colorful playroom complete with extensive built-in shelving to lift toys and games up off the floor.

The addition incorporated the sustainable, durable and environmentally friendly building practices and design elements for which McMillan Design Build is known.

Award Two - General Home Renovation

$160,000 - $240,000

The Interior Renovation project consisted of updating the appearance and functionality of a home with “good bones” for a growing family. 

Unnecessary hallway space was eliminated, the master bath and closet were reconfigured, a powder room was up-fit, a study with pocket doors was created, and the kitchen was updated to include an AGA stove, butcher block top and a space-saving children’s swing-up table.

Universal design features like expanded door frames, a graciously sized walk-in shower, custom lighting design and access-friendly faucets ensure this project will function well for years to come.


Technology We Use

Matterport Virtual 3D Experiences

Matterport’s immersive digital twins provide a detailed, dimensionally-accurate view of sites from anywhere in the world in 3D. Explore featured spaces and collections across diverse categories - all curated by our experts and community members. With self-guided virtual tours, you can experience the history and adventure of the world at your own pace—from anywhere.

CoConstruct Features

McMillan Design Build’s model of doing business prioritizes transparency and keeping customers in the loop. With CoConstruct, an award-winning builder web-based platform, our clients have 24/7 access to the details of their project via their smartphones or computers–including budgets, schedules and materials selections. This higher level of interactivity sets McMillan apart and provides clients with an engaging, positive and memorable building experience. Client can easily track project schedules, timelines, budgets, and much more.

  • Bill & Purchase Order Management
  • Account Estimating
  • Option Selection Convenience
  • Sub Account Improve Efficiency
  • Track Job Site Progress
  • Effortless Proposals
  • TRack Expenses & Trade Orders
  • Improved Communications
  • Lead Management
  • Schedule Coordination
  • Easily Share Files & Photos
  • To-do List Tracker
  • Timesheet Management
  • Budget & Project Cost Forecasting
  • Risk-reduction Warranties
  • Quick Online Payments
  • Simplified Invoicing