About Us

Arcadia is nationally recognized as the premier custom luxury builder in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Founded in 1994 with a commitment to providing the highest level of quality, expertise, and service in the industry, Arcadia’s reputation is well earned over decades of honoring that commitment.

It is not just our MISSION, it is our CALLING to build, serve and inspire our community by providing the finest custom building experience possible, while honoring God in all we do. 


Jeremy Schumacher, President and Managing Partner Graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 where he studied Business as well as Architectural and Building Technology. Jeremy was also a 4 year letter-winner and captain of the ECU baseball team. He spent the first part of his career in the architecture and design field before broadening his experience in the development and construction industry. He has spent well over a decade gaining valuable experience in land acquisition, entitlement and development along with sales, marketing and operations management in the residential industry. Jeremy oversees the company’s finances, sales, business development, land acquisition, administration, and strategic planning.

AJ Foard, Vice President and Managing Partner After graduating from Clemson University in 1998, AJ began his career in residential construction. Over two decades, he has worked his way up through the construction industry and earned the reputation as one the very finest builders in the Charlotte region while becoming an Accredited Master Builder by the North Carolina Home Builders Association and South Carolina Home Builders Association. In addition he is a Certified Green Professional by the NAHB and a LEED Green Associate by the USGBC. He is known for his impeccable attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of a better way. AJ oversees all construction operations for the company and collaborates on long term strategic planning.

Michael Salamone, Co-founder and Managing Partner Holds a BS in Business Management and Finance from the University of South Carolina and a MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. A Wall Street trader before coming to North Carolina, Michael co-founded Arcadia Homes with Robby Bowers in 1994. Michael provides decades of invaluable expertise and wisdom in the areas of finance, land acquisition, long-range planning and is continually involved in business development and strategy.

Robert Bowers, Co-founder and Managing Partner After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1985, Robby began his career in the residential construction industry. In 1994, he co-founded Arcadia Homes with Michael Salamone and for over two decades he established himself and Arcadia as one of the most respected builders in the Charlotte region. Robby is known for his construction expertise but also his seemingly easy way of developing relationships. Beyond construction, his community service and charitable efforts highlight his career. Robby provides decades of invaluable experience and wisdom to the company’s construction operations and is heavily involved in project management.

Jeff Ecleberry, Managing Partner Jeff studied architecture at Ohio State University and then went to work in other fields to broaden his skills in engineering, estimating and project management. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience after spending over three decades perfecting his craft in the high end custom homebuilding industry. His rigorous attention to detail and unparalleled level of care make him an invaluable member of the team. Jeff works with clients, designers, engineers and trades to develop the plans, specifications and budgets that ultimately turn our clients’ visions into their perfect home.

Nick Cunningham, Director of Commercial Construction Graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 where he studied Building Construction Management. Nick began his career gaining valuable experience in homebuilding, project management and customer service for a large national homebuilder. After years of excelling in residential construction, he chose to expand his experience by joining a large commercial general contractor where he spent the next decade evolving into a senior level manager overseeing dozens of projects throughout the Carolinas including large retail centers, industrial buildings, restaurants, car dealerships, office structures and upfits. Nick oversees all aspects of Arcadia’s commercial business including estimating, project management and business development.


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