Our Story

Established in 1984, Charlottesville Area Builders is owned and operated by Mike and Isobel Sadler. They are the third generation of the family company, carrying on the tradition of custom home building that Mike's father and grandfather held so dear.

We believe that building a custom home can and should be a collaborative experience in which homeowners feel informed, heard, and valued. Our project schedule is intentionally crafted to offer every client attention and guidance throughout the homebuilding process.
– Isobel Sadler, Charlottesville Area Builders

Our Values

We have consciously decided to differentiate ourselves from other home builders by focusing on the quality of our construction. We aim to exceed industry standards, build homes that stand the test of time, and make our clients proud. Maintaining high construction standards and using only the best materials ensure that quality is ingrained in every step of our home building process, from start to finish.

Local Knowledge

We’ve been building homes and relationships in the Charlottesville area for nearly 40 years. We prioritize strong partnerships with local architects, realtors, suppliers, and tradesmen and are proud to support our community by working with skilled local businesses as we build your custom home. Our homes are built in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and extend to the six surrounding counties: Nelson, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, and Fluvanna.

Trustworthy Partnerships

We want your home to be memorable for all the right reasons. We’ll provide you with a fixed price and build-time estimate with no hidden extras. At each step of the process, you’ll get clear expectations and explanations from our team. We’ll devote as much time as it takes to build trust, understand your family’s needs, and create design solutions. 

Custom Design

Your new home should reflect your taste, lifestyle, budget, and overall vision. Our design and construction reflect our prioritization of your needs as we carefully balance form, function, and longevity. We’re fluent in a wide range of architectural styles, for many different types of families with different needs. We don’t work off a fixed set of floorplans, and we’re not limited to what we’ve done in the past. Our priority at Cville Builders is to ensure that every square foot of your home is discussed and has a clear plan. It’s our pleasure and passion to build homes that are perfectly suited to you. 

Sustainable, Safe Construction

We care about your health and the environment in which we build. The highest standards of workmanship are implemented throughout construction. Each of our qualified subcontractors have been selected for their attention to detail and commitment to excellence. We prioritize energy efficiency and eco-friendly resources and guide our clients toward homes that are not only beautiful but also healthy, low maintenance, eco-friendly, energy efficient, and safe. 

Rewarding Experience

Throughout the process, we’ll be at your side and help advise you on the many customization options that will make your dream home a reality. Building your home just the way you want it is our primary goal. Our aim is to build a strong partnership with you, offering unrivaled customer service with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of custom home construction.

Recent Recognition

  • Best Builder, 2023 Daily Progress Reader’s Choice Awards 
  • Best Builder, 2023 Best of Cville
  • 2023 Charlottesville’s Finest Award Winner
  • 2023 Virginia Top of the Trades Recipient