For Vernon Knight and his full-service residential construction company, the Charlotte roots and family ties run deep.
A native Charlottean, Knight still lives in the same SouthPark home he grew up in, now with wife JoEl and his 10-year-old twins, Charlie and Suzy. His brother-in-law, Art Watson, and Watson’s son and nephew, work for Knight Residential Group. JoEl helps with accounting and operations. The family connection – and the loyalty and trust that comes with it – is a driving force behind the company’s success.
Knight founded Knight Residential in 2012, with the principles of integrity, honesty and superior work as cornerstones. His team has a combined 165 years of construction expertise, focusing on high-end custom construction in Charlotte and Kiawah Island, S.C.
“I’ve been in Charlotte all my life, and it’s important to represent my last name in the right way,” Knight says. “Everyone in the company shares similar values and aims to provide the best experience for our clients.”
Navigating today’s environment of supply-chain delays and ever-changing schedules is challenging, but Knight Residential relies on a can-do attitude and impeccable attention to detail. “Our business is not always easy,” Knight says. “But we maintain friendships with our clients and often work with them again. Being fair, working hard and delivering beautiful results – no matter the size of the project – is what we do.”