Andrew Watkins, originally from Atlanta, GA, formed Custom Homebuilding to fulfill a life-long dream. As a child, he spent much of his free time drawing houses and building many different designs with Lego’s – hoping that some day he may be able to construct real ones with wood. Andrew got his wish when, at the age of 16, he designed and built a small cabin with his father’s help and only a few hand tools. Andrew’s ability as a builder has progressed considerably since then.
After relocating to Bath County, to settle down with a new wife in 1996, Andrew began working locally with Wayne Williams. Wayne was truly an inspiration in so many ways but mostly for introducing Andrew to the finer side of home construction and providing a foundation for Andrew to nurture his talents. “The good ones always leave”, Wayne said when Andrew explained to him that he felt it was time to go out on his own.
Since 1998, Andrew has been working hand in hand with many local craftsmen—dedicated to providing the best possible workmanship and customer service available in the industry. He remains committed to the study of building science and will continue to employ those methods into all the projects he and his staff engage. When asked where he receives his inspiration, Andrew responded: “By the steadfast example of integrity set by my father and a quote from Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
Andrew resides in Millboro, Virginia with his wife Aimee, and their three children, Max, Molly, and Georgia. When he’s away from work, Andrew enjoys cycling, photography, backpacking, and camping with his family.