Paul Kowalski Builders



Our expert team is here to help you with your project whether it's a complete kitchen remodel, a complete bathroom remodel, a home room addition, etc. We are the area's best renovation contracting firm to contact!

About Us


For more than 14 years, we have been delivering an elevated design-build experience to the homeowners in and around Charlotte, NC. At the most basic level, we are a talented team of industry professionals who believe in a culture of success through planning, communication, and documentation. It gives us joy to share the collaborative power of our team with our clients and in turn allow our clients to experience transformations we facilitate. We look forward to the opportunity to share the PKB experience with you.

Meet The Team

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Paul Kowalski

Owner/Licensed General Contractor

Client testimonials have called Paul and his team “high quality,” with “impressive attention to detail.”


After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1998, Paul moved to the Charlotte area where he still resides with his wife, Cathy and son Andrew. Prior to launching Paul Kowalski Builders in 2008, Paul worked for a large, regional builder for seven years as a Signature Builder of semi-custom homes.


In his spare time, Paul enjoys family, friends, crossfit, skiing, mountain biking, and cheering on his favorite football teams.

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Gennady Sen

Project Manager

Hi, I’m Gennady. I work hard to ensure that your project stays on schedule and ends with the result you’ve always envisioned. I am certified in construction management, I am Lead Safe Certified and have 22 years of industry experience.


Who Am I?

  • Call me Geno.

  • I’ve lived in the Matthews-Mint Hill area for about 3 years.

  • I believe that keeping promises and being loyal is important. Honesty and integrity is key to success.

  • My favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors and the Panthers.

  • I like spending time with my kids outside, watching them play sports.

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Juan Castaneda


Hi, I’m Juan and I am responsible for putting all the numbers together to create the estimate and cost for your project. Your budget is my responsibility and I take that very seriously. I like the challenge of tying new construction to existing structures.


Who Am I?

  • I have a B.S. in Technical Management with a concentration in Finance.

  • I'm originally from Manchester, New Hampshire.

  • In my free time, you'll find me playing ultimate frisbee. 

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Goldie Jang

Project Coordinator/Accounts Payable Specialist

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Eric Blythe

Production Manager

Hi, I am Eric and as Production Manager it is my responsibility to ensure that our incredible Project Managers take our client's design vision and craft it into reality. I love making ideas on paper come to life.


Who Am I?

  • I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC.

  • I have more than 25 years of residential construction experience, in many different facets of the industry and am proud to call PKB home.

  • Protein shakes, eating clean and drinking lots of water are important to me...even if I get picked on for it!

  • In my downtime, I most enjoy being at home with my family.

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Michelle Sutton

Senior Architectural Designer

Hi, I'm Michelle. I graduated from NC State School of Design and received my Masters from UNCC School of Architecture. I have 20 years of experience in both commercial and residential design and have extensive knowledge and experience in historic architectural design.

Who Am I?

  • Solving problems and delivering creative, unique solutions to clients brings me great joy.

  • When not working I enjoy cooking, family time and supporting my daughter's athletic endeavors.

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Jaclyn Swartz

Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) with a BFA in interior design from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).


I truly enjoy coming up with creative solutions that solve a homeowner's needs. I particularly like designing kitchens and baths. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, traveling, binge watching Netflix, relaxing with my boyfriend, dog, and cat, and watching Duke basketball.

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Project Manager

A Charlotte native and graduate of UNCC, Chris is proud to have grown up in the Queen City. Chris has 15 years of construction experience, 10 of which he owned his own residential design-build business and constructed homes, additions and renovations. He is dedicated to efficiently managing projects which exceed expectations in both quality and service. Chris is an avid sports fan and mountain cycling enthusiast and enjoys travel, adventure races, and the adventures of parenting four teenagers with his high school sweetheart.

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Tim brings with him 35 years of varied experience in both residential and commercial construction. He is originally from Grand Rapids, MI where he enjoyed a career as a licensed builder. Tim is trained in both OSHA and CEWA and offers valuable insight to our team. When not at the job site, you may find him playing the guitar or golf.

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Cathy has worked alongside Paul at PKB for many years and enjoys her role as the first point of contact for potential clients. Cathy finds that learning about their needs and how PKB may be able to help is both interesting and rewarding. When not working, she likes playing tennis, reading and sideline cheering at soccer and football games.

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Allison's father owned his own construction company and her mother oversaw selections and design so it's no surprise Allison ended up in this industry. 

Allison enjoys using creativity to create states of "better" and "happy." When not at work, she enjoys outdoor activities as well as painting, reading and family time. 

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Our Clients


Paul and his team did a fantastic job completely remodeling our kitchen and deck space. Attention to detail, flexibility with our plans, and caring about how it all came together. Very happy we chose to partner with PKB!

Richard B.