Advanced Renovations is now Alair Homes Charlotte:

We are excited that we have become part of the Alair Homes team. To view our latest work,
click here for Custom Homes, and here for Home Renovations.

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Our Process

Our Philosphy

Our passion is creating beautiful spaces for living that you’ll enjoy for a lifetime and, in doing so, build a relationship that will last just as long. From beginning to end, our process relies on a foundation of open communication, intelligent project management and extraordinary craftsmanship.

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Designed to Endure

For more than 15 years, Advanced Renovations has been working with Charlotte homeowners to transform the spaces where they live through quality craftsmanship and expert project management.

We believe a collaborative process is the heart of our design-build business, integrating the homeowner, contractors and designers into one team to bring your vision to life in ways that exceed your expectations.

The results speak for themselves, as our work has been recognized with numerous industry accolades, including 12 “Contractor of the Year” awards from NARI of Greater Charlotte, four “Best of the Lake” awards from the Lake Norman Homebuilders Association and induction into Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 List of Remodelers

With an in-house NARI Certified Remodeler and Green Certified Professional, we can also help you achieve design solutions that will not only enhance your day-to-day living experience but help to safeguard the world around you for many years to come.

Meet the Owners


Duane Johns

Duane entered the construction industry working on oceanfront estates in The Hamptons on Long Island, New York. His extensive experience with many aspects of high-end construction from carpentry, millwork and cabinetry to painting and home repair helped him cultivate a keen eye for craftsmanship and great appreciation for the skilled trades.

In 1996 he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife Stacy. After a successful stint with a local remodeling company, he discovered a kindred spirit in Roger Ketchum and soon partnered with him to form Advanced Renovations.

Duane is active with industry trade organizations and is a strong advocate for professionalism in the remodeling industry. He previously served on the board of directors for NARI of Greater Charlotte and is currently on the board of directors for the Lake Norman Home Builders Association and LKN Remodelers Council.

Duane is very active in his spare time as well, enjoying spending time with his two children as well as playing basketball and golf and engaging in a wide array of outdoor activities.


Roger Ketchum

Roger began his career in construction as a teenager in upstate NY working on log cabins for his uncle. After graduating high school, he built his own apartment in a building owned by his father, and soon thereafter constructed a similar one as a rental – and thus a passion for creating extraordinary living spaces was born.

Roger’s natural knack for all things building and renovation next led him to work as a carpenter, where he gained valuable hands-on experience in both commercial and residential building and remodeling. In 1994 he and his family moved to Matthews, North Carolina, where he took a job with a repair and remodeling company. Three years later, he teamed up with Duane Johns to found Advanced Renovations – the culmination of a lifelong dream to make each project he takes on the best it can be.