GJK Building & Remodeling is a whole home building and remodeling company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, outdoor living, whole house renovations and home additions.



Creating places & spaces for real life.
This is where living happens.

Gathering around the kitchen table, discussing college plans with your child. Cuddling in front of the TV watching a movie. Sitting around a fire pit on the patio where laughter and conversation flow among friends and family. Your home holds the spaces where memories are created. GJK Building & Remodeling designs, builds and remodels those spaces. From a new home that features all the touches that reflect your personality to an outdoor space that makes nature the host for evening entertainment, GJK Building & Remodeling creates beautiful places and spaces for real life.

Your vision…
your budget

Everyone has one or the other, and the majority of our clients have both: a mental picture of their new home or renovation AND a specific amount of money they’re willing to spend to make it a reality. At GJK Building & Remodeling – we think a differently. We look for innovative ways to do exactly what you want without compromising quality or your vision…all within your budget parameters.

Every project is a
passionate pursuit

Whatever the task, nothing extraordinary happens until you add passion to the mix. When someone truly loves what they do they invest more than their time. Gary Knowles started drawing designs for homes when he was 16 years old and he’s never stopped. Drawing and building something that makes a dream come true isn’t a job…it’s a passion. In fact, Gary still draws everything by hand because, according to Gary, “you can’t draw the detail or convey passion with a computer”. That passion is manifested in the quality of every finished home project, and that quality is backed by a full one year “wall to wall” warranty, ensuring you’re completely comfortable and totally satisfied with the finished results.

We take the job

Gary’s there for every build, from drawing each design by hand to on-site management, involved with every detail of your project, making sure that all those particulars you shared during the design process become a part of your home. If Gary wasn’t so adamant about being personally involved in every project his company would be bigger…but then, it wouldn’t be his company. Reducing the push to grow quickly is the only way Gary can be intimately involved in every project and that’s exactly what makes GJK so different. Personal attention to detail, a passionate pursuit for excellence and presenting a finished project that dazzles his client: that’s what Gary Knowles & GJK Design & Build is all about.

What we do


  • Gary Knowles and the GJK team were great to work with from start to finish! They were always professional, skillful and courteous. We love our newly renovated hall and master bathroom/bedroom! We will be calling on GJK for future projects!

    Sherri H. - Charlotte, NC

  • GJK did a wall unit built in for us. It turned out terrific. They were easy to work with and completely professional. The unit was built and painted in the shop and then assembled on site. I will use them again.

    George Korasick

  • We have worked with GJK Building and Remodeling for over a year and they are a great General Contractor. They always put the customer first!

    ARC Electric Company of Indian Trail

  • My experience with GJK Building & Remodeling was excellent. They kept to budget, were professional and courteous, and produced outstanding results. Garry is an architect as well as a builder so if you don't know what you want, he is willing to engage

    Ben C. – Charlotte, NC

  • Our screen room made us the talk of the street. Gary’s vision and design was magnificent and the room turned out even better than we ever imagined. Our cedar ceiling and stone fireplace are great. We are very happy and love showing it off!!!

    Jim & Donna – Waxhaw, NC

  • Goodbye ugly leaky pink and green bathroom, hello beautiful, bright new dream bathroom… Thanks GJK!!!!

    Becky - Huntersville, NC

  • We were very pleased with our design and construction with GJK, Gary and his crew. They really put us at ease and took all the guess work out of such a huge project. We love our addition! Kudos to the GJK gang!!

    Brent & Allison A. - Charlotte, NC