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About Us

The Southern Life Philosophy

Southern Life Custom Homes began as an idea sparked between three family members who decided it was time to offer the new home market an option that was not readily available to the typical new home buyer. We offer the public a professional custom home building experience for families who want to build on medium to large country lots. With well over 75 years of experience in the homebuilding and real estate industries, these three founders have created a company that will allow homebuyers a unique experience and create profitable projects for the company. Southern Life Custom Homes will allow a homebuyer to have a one-stop shopping experience relating to the sale of their existing home and the design and construction of the new custom home. 

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Founder Profile

Kevin McLemore

Kevin McLemore founded Southern Life Homebuilding Group in 2018. McLemore brings over 20 years of experience in custom home construction and sales, real estate management, and real estate brokerage. Since 1994, McLemore has been helping families buy, build and sell their properties. For his latest venture, Southern Life Custom Homes, McLemore's vision is to develop the company into a successful regional custom home operation. As Founder, his focus is coordination of all company operations and execution of the firm's business plan. He is a graduate of the University of NC at Charlotte and is a licensed real estate broker in NC and SC. 

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Co-Founder

Dan McLemore

Dan McLemore, co-founder of Southern Life Homebuilding Group, brings 35+ years of new home buying and selling experience to the company. Beginning his real estate career in the early 1980s, he managed construction operations for a regional builder in the custom homes market for the southeast. He also owns and operates a real estate brokerage firm located in Matthews, North Carolina. McLemore served in the United States Air Force and is currently a licensed real estate broker in NC and SC.

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President Profile

Randy Carder

Randy Carder, a founding partner of Southern Life Homebuilding Group, LLC, has been a licensed general contractor in North Carolina since 1988.  Carder has been working in the construction industry for nearly 40 years and has been specializing in custom homes for the vast majority of his career.  While working for some of the most predominant builders and developers in Charlotte, he has managed countless custom home and high-end real estate development projects.  In 2009, he and his wife formed their own company and have been specializing in high-end renovations and in-town custom homes. 

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Art Parker

After serving in the US Army with a tour in Vietnam, Art Parker returned to his hometown of Charlotte to build a profession and raise a family.  Educated at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in accounting, Parker enjoyed a 30 year career as a CFO/Controller for various small businesses. Mr. Parker is currently Chief Financial Officer and Broker-in-Charge of United Country Real Estate – The McLemore Group and is a licensed real estate broker in NC and SC.    

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