Although Artisan Custom Homes is a young company, its two partners - Jay Johnstone and John Shryock - bring valuable experience to their high-end homes in the greater Charlotte area. Artisan Custom Homes formed their custom home business using John and Jay's building skills and business experience. It has proven to be a successful combination of democratic decision-making and natural checks and balances. John acts as a construction manager and deals primarily with the home building process. Jay estimates homes, is a lead developer and handles many aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, accounting, legal matters and customer service.
Jay Johnstone graduated from Catawba College with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing. He has more than 20 years of experience overseeing all areas of residential construction, including: custom building, remodeling, creating additions to existing homes, as well as developing land. Jay holds his Unlimited General Contractors license in North Carolina and has supervised the construction of homes ranging in price from $500,000 to $4.5 million. At Artisan Custom Homes, Jay’s roles include estimating and purchasing items for each of the homes we build, as well as obtaining the most reliable and skilled subcontractors in the Charlotte area. He also works with Artisan Custom Homes's clients to design a home, not just a house, to fit their desired lifestyle, as well as to provide superior customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week
John graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has 25 years of construction supervision expertise. John started in the home building business by framing houses in Raleigh in the early 1990s and from there began supervising the building of 40 to 50 homes per year ranging in price from $250,000 to $700,000 for one of the largest high-end production home builders in Charlotte. He holds a North Carolina Unlimited General Contractors license. Today, John works as the Construction Manager overseeing projects that can be in excess of $3 million. He works as a liaison between client/architect/designer and builder to make sure that the project has consistency. He serves as supervisor to the project managers to keep Artisan Custom Homes projects both on time and within budget.