A Reputation For Quality - A Name You Can Trust

In 1967, Charlew (Charles Lewandowski) Construction Company was incorporated as a family-owned business with Lawrence Lewandowski and brother Charles J. Lewandowski, Jr. as principals. The company was founded on a commitment to value, craftsmanship and service instilled in these brothers by their father, Charles J. Lewandowski, Sr. Since 1967 Charlew has built and sold more than 3000 homes in 48 neighborhoods across the Capital Region, to become one of the largest homebuilders in the area.

Today Charlew continues to enjoy an outstanding reputation as one of New York’s premier homebuilders. In 2009, Corey Lewandowski, third generation builder, now president of Charlew Builders, Inc., continues the commitment to excellence instilled by his family.

More than 200 suppliers and subcontractors in the region participate in building a Charlew home. In addition to state of the art design and construction techniques, every Charlew home is built with energy conservation features that provide more comfort for every family, while protecting our natural resources. As part of our commitment to excellence and improvement, we build each home with your lifestyle in mind, then provide a comprehensive customer service program to ensure years of happiness for every homeowner. The Charlew commitment has grown to include improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Charlew takes special pride in the ongoing efforts and achievements of all our people in providing customer satisfaction. We are committed to further extending our philosophies and ideals to new communities throughout the Capital Region.

Charlew's Exclusive Limited Transferable Warranty

Charlew's building standards meet and, in many cases, exceed the accepted standards of our competitors, as well as national and local builders’ associations. Thus, we stand by the quality of every home bearing the Charlew name. In addition to any manufacturers' warranties for products contained in our homes – and as part of the Charlew Homeowner Protection Plan – Charlew provides a transferable Limited Warranty; up to 100% of the purchase price. Items covered under this Warranty include those detailed in the Accepted Standards Section of the Protection Plan and those listed on the Final Inspection Form generated at Orientation. The Charlew goal is to confirm that our standards have been met before the pre-closing Home Orientation takes Place.

FIRST YEAR BASIC COVERAGE

  • Defective workmanship
  • Defective materials
  • Defective design

SECOND YEAR MAJOR SYSTEM COVERAGE

Includes plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and ventilation systems installed by Charlew, as these systems are defined in the Plan.

10 YEAR MAJOR STRUCTURAL DEFECT COVERAGE

Defective workmanship, materials, and design in load bearing portions of the home that result in unsafe, unsanitary, or unlivable conditions.All coverages are for defects that fail to meet the Accepted Standards of Charlew as outlined in the Protection Plan, or the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Clear, effective communication is an important element of the builder/ homeowner relationship at Charlew . We have developed one of the easiest to understand and most comprehensive programs offered in the industry and are committed to continually improving it.