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Eastwood Homes Overview

Charlotte, NC
201 to 500 employees
1977
Company - Private
Construction
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Eastwood Homes was founded by Joseph K. Stewart in 1977. It is the mission of the entire team at Eastwood to build homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while delivering unparalleled customer service. The company has seen a great deal of change over the years ... Read more

Mission: Driven by integrity and our core values, we build homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while delivering unparalleled customer service. Our purpose is to ensure our Customers, Employees, and Trade Partners will recommend us with confidence, inspiring every ... Read more

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Eastwood Homes – Why Work For Us?


Our Legacy

Eastwood Homes has been in the business of providing homes of exceptional quality at reasonable prices since 1977. The company has seen a great deal of change over the years, but their commitment to conducting business with integrity has never been questioned.

Our Growth

Eastwood Homes has experienced steady growth over their many years in the business. Expansions have been well-thought-out, stable, and calculated. Since the owner and founder is a Carolina native, his personal knowledge of the region has aided in the successful expansion of Eastwood Homes. Each of the 7 divisions of Eastwood Homes has a slightly different appeal, despite their relatively close proximity to the headquarters in Charlotte. Although you will find varying personalities across the regions, all divisions have the same mission – to build homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while delivering unparalleled customer service. Activities in all divisions are still monitored by the founder himself, providing a true hometown appeal to all communities.

Our Advantage

Eastwood Homes is a true "Hometown Business." Because we are based in the Carolinas, we are particularly committed to growth in the Southeast. We use our experience and knowledge of the area to select communities that suit your lifestyle. We have the ability to adapt to meet your needs because our decisions are made by people who understand the way you live. Through customer involvement from start to finish, you have the opportunity to participate in the decision-making for your new home. After all, who knows your dream better than you?

Eastwood Homes Founding Father

It is only natural that Eastwood homes are built with local lifestyles in mind. The founder of Eastwood Homes, Joe Stewart, was born and raised in the Carolinas. He attended Appalachian State University on a football scholarship, and then served his country as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

After completing his education and serving his country, Joe returned to his hometown and taught at a local college. But Joe had dreams of doing something much bigger. In 1977, those dreams led to the creation of Eastwood Homes. Joe’s goal was to build high-quality, yet affordable homes. He wanted to not only give customers the most home for their money, but also the most pleasant buying experience possible. And unlike national builders, he was determined to not be driven by Wall-Street profits, but by providing excellence in his homes and communities.

Forty-plus years and more than 15,000 happy homeowners later, Joe Stewart is still involved in the operations of the company. His son Clark joined Eastwood Homes full time in 2006 after completing graduate school, and spending every summer working in the business beginning at the age of 11. Together, Joe and Clark carry on the family legacy as a Homebuilder of Integrity.

The Stewarts take great pride in the company that they have developed. They walk through the homes under construction in each community on a regular basis. Their hearts and souls are rooted in th success of this company. It is their personal mission to provide homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while delivering unparalleled customer service.

Our Mission

Driven by integrity and our core values, we build homes of exceptional value and outstanding craftsmanship while delivering unparalleled customer service.  Our purpose is to ensure our Customers, Employees, and Trade partners will recommend us with confidence, to say our homes, and company, is"Built With Care."

Our Vision

"Owning our Success, Building our Future."

Respected as the industry leading homebuilder delivering superior homes through outstanding building practices and unparalleled customer service.  We create next level performance through visionary employees who live by accountabilities that raise the bar for every builder in the marketplace.  Winning every day is the only option at Eastwood Homes.

Come Grow with Eastwood Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the Southeast region and 44th largest homebuilder nationwide!

Are you looking for a Company where you can be an integral part of their continuing success?
Do you want to be part of an organization where quality products, quality service, and customer satisfaction are essential? 
Do you wish to grow personally and professionally? 
Do you desire to be part of an organization where feedback is encouraged and employee opinions are valued? 
To have a career with increased compensation, benefits and recognition? 
To easily achieve a healthy work/life balance?

We all want to work somewhere that supports us in our professional paths, while understanding the value of a good work/life balance. And let’s face it, companies can claim to offer a rewarding, enjoyable place to work, but when it comes down to it, one of the best indicators of a workplace is how long their employees stick around.  

We understand that and we’ve always been proud to share with our potential new recruits that many of our team members have been around for 10+ years. They’ve stuck around for many reasons, including that the owners of our company understand that life outside of work is just as important as the 9-to-5 life, and that it’s important to promote your team members when possible.

So, we decided to put some qualitative and quantitative data behind our claims. We took a look at our hire dates and realized that more than 10 percent of our team has been with Eastwood Homes for more than 10 years! Nearly one quarter of our team has been with us for five years or longer! Another interesting stat: we are growing and nearly 25 percent of our employees have joined our ranks within the past year!

We wanted to know “why.” Why have so many of us stuck around here for so long, in a time when it is common to move on to a new company after just a few years? We posed the question to some of our longest tenured employees and heard a variety of answers. We hope you’ll check out their reasons, in their own words, on our blog at http://www.eastwoodhomes.com/blog/why-we-choose-eastwood-homes.

If you’re looking for a company that values your contributions to the team and encourages you in your career growth, we invite you to check out our open positions on our career page. If you have any questions about what it’s like to be Team Eastwood, feel free to send myself a message here on LinkedIn, or reach out to any of our team members. We’re all happy to help!

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    "Great place to work, My manager was great and I couldn’t think of a better group of people to work with"

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    I worked at Eastwood Homes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid, smart, strategic company. Great work life balance philosophy

    Cons

    The worst thing about eastwood is that I decided to look for greener pastures and no longer an part of the EWH family

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Eastwood Homes Photos

Eastwood Homes photo of: Our team taking part in a 5K!
Eastwood Homes photo of: Team building for our Charlotte admin team!
Eastwood Homes photo of: We regularly recognize the outstanding performance of our team members!
Eastwood Homes photo of: Biannual company picnic - show your team pride!
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Eastwood Homes photo of: Having some fun with Maney from Kiss 95.1at our Charity Golf Outing benefiting Levine Children's Hospital
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Eastwood Homes Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Eastwood Homes (Charlotte, NC) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview and then I was called back in for an in-person interview with the hiring managers. I met with 3 different managers with which I may be working and they were all extremely friendly and personable. We chatted about our personal lives just as much as we chatted about my qualifications and it made me feel comfortable. After the interview I received a phone call several hours later to confirm that I had the job and to set up for my first day. It was a great process overall.

    Interview Questions

    • What had I done previously that would aid me in my performance at this job.   Answer Question
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Eastwood Homes Awards & Accolades

  • Builder of the Year, Home Builders Association of Charlotte, 2014
  • 2015 Builder of the Year, Home Builders Association of Charlotte, 2015
  • Best Place to Work in Charlotte (Rank 4th), Charlotte Business Journal, 2016
  • Best Place to Work in Charlotte (Rank 6th), Charlotte Business Journal, 2015
  • Top 100 Privately Held Businesses in North Carolina (Rank 52nd), Grant Thornton LLP, 2015
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