Artisan Custom Homes is a residential building company that specializes in high quality, custom-built, homes & renovations in the Lake Norman and greater Charlotte region. The company was created in July 2001 in Cornelius, North Carolina by John Shryock. John has since grown the company to span build locations ranging from the classic neighborhoods of South Charlotte, to the horse estates of Statesville and Sherrill's Ford, to the relaxing beauty on Lake Norman.

At Artisan Custom Homes we understand that in order to achieve success, we must exceed our clients' expectations. We strongly value our relationship with each of our clients and we are dedicated to making their home dreams a reality. For this reason, Artisan Custom Homes not only welcomes our clients to be involved in every step of the home building process, we encourage it! We believe that open, two-way, communication and client involvement allow us to tailor our process to meet each person's unique needs.

Artisan Custom Homes employs a team of, seasoned, building professionals who embrace the passion to build tailored, quality crafted, homes and to deliver a building experience that matches! We understand that quality must be crafted in from the very beginning, consequently, we pay close attention to the details that make a difference - floor plan flow, room functionality, best use of outdoor space and how to meet storage needs, among many other considerations. We are a full-service company which includes finding land, setting up financing, ordering and collaborating on floor plans and creating budgets which fit within our client's goals. Our clients also have the added benefit of our in-house design. Our design coordinator will help you find those selections which will translate your vision for your home, into reality. From beginning to end we use the highest quality materials along with industry-leading technologies and because of that, we are confident in the homes that we craft and know they stand the test of time.


John Shryock


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 handles all the sales for the company. In addition, he is the lead estimator on all projects; overseeing projects that can be in excess of $3 million. He works as a liaison between the construction team and the client to make sure that the project has consistency. As the owner of the company, John is constantly on the lookout for new opportunities and ways to grow Artisan Custom Homes. When John isn't in the office, he can be found cheering on one of his four kids at an athletic event with his wife.

Ron DuDonis

Construction Manager

Ron has worked in the construction field since early in his life. He moved to the Charlotte area in the early 90's after an enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a trim carpenter on many of the high-end homes and neighborhoods being constructed at that time. Ron received his North Carolina General Contractor Building license in 1997 and built log and timber homes throughout North Carolina. After 2008, Ron moved into residential Project Management and has built many multi-million-dollar homes for a variety of builders in the Charlotte region. He currently serves as the Construction Manager at Artisan Custom Homes where he oversees a group of very talented Project Managers and support staff. Prior to this role, Ron built many homes for Artisan as a Project Manager over the past 8 years. All told, Ron has 32+ years of construction experience and 25+ years of high-end, residential, building experience specifically in the Charlotte region. He holds a Master of Theology (ThM) degree and loves telling people about the hope found in Jesus Christ. Ron and his wife of 34 years have two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and an amazing dog named Cali!

Ann Henderson

Office Manager

Ann is a native to the Cornelius area and has lived here her entire life. She joined the Artisan team in June of 2021, doing part time administrative work. Ann quickly realized that this was a company and an industry that she loved being a part of. With over 25 years of experience in administrative work, she has joined the team full time. She is the glue that holds the team together and comments on a weekly basis that she loves coming to work! When she is not working, she spends her free time with her family and working around her house.

Allie Miles


Born and raised in North Carolina, Allie graduated from Western Carolina University- Honor's College with a degree in Interior Design. She has worked for multiple design firms gathering knowledge of the industry. Allie has a passion for new construction & remodels, leading the design for Artisan Custom Homes. She works in our in-house design studio to guide clients through the selection process & make their vision come to life. Allie manages design selections and coordinates all selections with the project manager. Her knowledge of the construction industry aids in the successful design of our clients' homes. Allie's top priority is to build a relationship with our clients and make the design process as enjoyable as possible. When she isn't designing spaces, Allie can be found doing renovations on her own home, with her husband and lab puppy, named Teddy.

Steven Meierdiercks

Project Manager

Derks graduated from the US Army's' Interior Electrician school in 2006, and later the US Army's NCO Academy Construction Supervision school in 2020. He began remodeling in 2004 with his family's business in New York. Derks moved to the Lake Norman area in 2015 and continued in the remodeling industry. He joined Artisan Custom Homes in 2020 as a Project Manager managing trades, schedules, clients and executing selections & designs. His passion for building is fueled by bringing a plan and vision to life which allows him to walk away each day with the visual progress & accomplishments that home building provides. When Derks isn't on his project sites, he enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his family and playing with his two young daughters. Derks also actively serves in the Army Reserve (17 years) as an instructor, teaching Electrical and Construction Supervision.

Jeff O'Neal

Project Manager

Jeff started in the home building industry in 1995. He worked as a trim carpenter learning the trade and then made the move to construction management. Working for a prominent home building company in the Charlotte area, he gained experience and knowledge of the home building process from start to finish. Jeff progressed through the ranks and became one of the lead builders with that organization. He has over 25 years of experience building residential homes. Jeff is a Project Manager for Artisan Custom Homes and uses his knowledge and experience to deliver incredible homes to Artisan's clients. He works with the clients, designers, and trades to bring their vision and dreams to life. Being able to see a project start with a raw piece of land and end with a beautiful home is what Jeff enjoys most about building. When Jeff is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and staying active outdoors.

Steve Mangum

Project Manager

Steve graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Construction Management. He started his career as an estimator and project manager in commercial construction for his first 8 years and decided that residential construction was his true passion. He has 25 years of experience managing in residential custom home building. Steve has been a project manager with Artisan for 10 years. He enjoys being a part of seeing homes go from planning and developing into our clients dream home. When he's not working, he enjoys tinkering on and customizing cars as well as spending time with his adorable granddaughter.

Cameron Strickland

Project Manager

Cameron is a Charlotte native and graduate from East Carolina University with a degree in Construction Management. His experience and passion for home building started at a young age by helping his father on construction sites in the Charlotte area. In his 23 years of construction management experience, Cameron has built many high-end and mid-range homes in and around the Charlotte area. Cameron enjoys spending time with his wife and son on the weekends, is an avid mountain biker and enjoys cooking gourmet meals for family and friends.


They're very easy to deal with. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend them to anyone. They listened intently and were willing to offer suggestions and take a concept and develop a custom home that we liked. I knew of times they would walk through the house together and draw on each other's expertise. I liked the way they worked together as a team. They made things very friendly and warm. I would feel comfortable recommending them to any of our friends. It can be an overpowering experience and they made that easier.

Mike & Wanda Briggs

Gastonia, NC

They went way out of their way to make sure we were happy. They went over the plans and guided us through, making it a very easy process. They offered suggestions, such as redesigning our entrance from the garage into the house to make it a more open area with no wasted space. They were very trustworthy. And any time we needed anything, we just picked up the phone and called them. They called us every single week to keep us up to date on everything going on from beginning to end. We knew everything that was going on. We speak highly of them to all our friends.

Mark & Michelle Laubach

Concord, NC

I've lived in Davidson for 25 years and we spent quite a bit of time researching and networking to find a great builder. We completed our home in Davidson with Artisan in May of 2016. We have been so thrilled with the quality of our new home and the professionalism of our builder. I would recommend Artisan to anyone considering a new custom home or remodeling project. We build our dream home and made lifelong friends in the process.

Highly recommend Artisan!

Michael L.

Davidson, NC

Artisan built our retirement home on Lake Norman. We were very pleased with the work & the people of Artisan. High quality, on time work and strong after finish service. I highly recommend

Robin R.

Lake Norman, NC


Artisan Custom Homes of Davidson was recognized with three awards in the Lake Norman Home Builders Association 2009 Best of The Lake Design Competition. The custom home builder won first place in the Speculative New Home ($1 million to $2 million) category, second place in the Best Green Home ($1 million to $2 million) category and second place in the Custom New Home (over $2 million) category

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John Shryock in Cornelius, NC on Houzz

John Shryock in Cornelius, NC on Houzz

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John Shryock in Cornelius, NC on Houzz

John Shryock in Cornelius, NC on Houzz

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