Watershed Builders is one of Charlotte’s premiere building companies, working toward providing clients with beautiful homes and unforgettable experiences. Watershed Builders has been in the Charlotte area for over 10 years now, but their story originated decades ago.
Long before Watershed Builders was helping customers create their dream homes, owner and president Dominick Thompson was learning the tricks of the trade that have made Watershed Builders the company they are today. When Dom was only a child, he would assist his father with building projects around the house. “We grew up pretty broke, so we had to fix things ourselves,” says Dominick. “I come from a long line of engineers, so I have a pretty good mechanical mind.”
Dominick quickly picked up the sense of satisfaction from working on tangible objects and witnessing the transformation over time. He took his talents and fascination for building things to the automotive industry, where he spent 10 years. However, working with cars left Dominick feeling unfulfilled, so he took his interests elsewhere.
“Admittedly, I’m a terrible student, and the traditional college route was never going to be a fit for me. I barely graduated from East Mecklenburg High School! I joined the Air Force Reserves at 29 years old, came home from basic training, and went to work for a luxury home builder.”
During his 12 years in the Air Force, Dominick was able to travel and work on projects around the globe. At the same time he gleaned insider information about the construction business. Dominick later earned his Construction Technology degree through the military. However, he says hard work and real-world experience are what has taught him the most. Since his time in the military, Dominick has taken the things he’s learned over the years to help families build the spaces they’ve always wanted through Watershed Builders.
As he puts it, the most rewarding parts are “the tangible results of hard work done well and the ongoing relationships with favorite clients.” Watershed Builders specializes in remodeling projects for commercial and residential purposes. In doing so, they work with interior designers and architects in the area to bring ideas to life.
Residential and Beyond
While Watershed Builders does deal in commercial work, they find working for residential areas to be the most satisfactory. Being able to impact the lives of the people they help directly is essential to Dominick and the rest of Watershed Builders. This sentiment has become more apparent since the birth of Dominick’s daughter, giving him a deeper connection to his work. “Now that I have a daughter, it just hits different knowing that we are really making a difference in the quality of people’s lives.”
Watershed Builders are now looking to expand their reach to help more people than ever. While still keeping their focus on mid-to-high-end interior projects, they are looking to acquire new construction and custom home building under their umbrella. By the year’s end, Watershed Builders wants to open their second location around Lake Norman. From there, they can reach Davidson, Huntersville, and Cornelius. If the expansion goes well, Watershed Builders plans to spread past Lake Norman and outside of Charlotte.
For more information regarding Dominick and the rest of the Watershed Builders team, their website and Instagram are the perfect places to connect with or see more of their work.