Before we create a home design, we like to get to
know you first and examine what you’re looking for
in a dream home. How will our first meetings go?
Read on.


Our Philosophy

The way we do things at Elite Design Group can be summed up in one sentence: “Listening is a greater gift than creativity.” J.J. reiterates this each day and it is this idea that distinguishes us from other design firms. Most designers and architects will meet clients and have a certain agenda or home design in their heads from the get-go. However, from your very first consultation with EDG, your needs and your wants take priority, and we will produce a design in real-time that reflects your ideas.

Custom designs in real-time

If you have a very clear vision of what you want your dream to be, you’ll be able to see a design on paper from the get-go. We believe in giving our clients a design that’s clearly based on their needs. It might be a rough sketch, but it’s important to us to be able to listen to your immediate feedback. This responsiveness makes us unique among design firms, and you can feel sure that your unique home design is truly bespoke.

wine cellar of custom designed home by elite design group

The process of listening

Even if you’re not sure what you want for your home design, EDG will listen. When we sit down with you, we don’t just ask you what features and amenities you want (although we do that, too) – we have a conversation about you, your family, and your personality. One of the benefits of getting a simple design during our initial consultations is so you can say, “No, I don’t want that,” so we can try another idea that you might love. That feedback is something we can build on


rear elevation with fireplace and pool custom designed charlotte home

Meet the Team

If you’re used to a buttoned-up environment, that’s just not us. Our laid-back attitude grows out of our true enjoyment in working together as a team. J.J. is the first to crack jokes, and we actually like hanging out together after work. We like to think that this team dynamic matches our client relations. The team at Elite Design Group prides itself on timely, quality work and taking care of clients, with a warm touch that’s in tune with the friendly Charlotte vibe that we all know and love.

jj barja EDG custom floor plan designer
wes barja EDG custom floor plan designer
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john EDG custom floor plan designer
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