Making Baltimore better, one home at a time.


We are more than a home renovator. We are redefining the way people live in Baltimore by creating a product that fosters positive home life and strengthens communities. Headquartered in Baltimore City, the Charm City Builders team has its finger on the pulse of what's coming up next. We are known for acquiring and building homes in popular neighborhoods like Canton, Federal Hill and Fells Point, and have recently expanded our work to fresh new areas like historic Dundalk, and upper Fells Point.

We love this city.  



Why Charm City Builders?

We know you have options, here's why we're the best

More than just a construction crew.


The Charm City Builders team is unique. They apply old-world business standards to new-age production and they're helping to make Baltimore a better place. They put their heart into each property they find and they won't rest until you and your family feel at home. 

meet the charm city builders team



Tyler Banks

Founder and CEO

Tyler has been at the helm of Charm City Builders since its inception in 2008. His background in organized sports and the US Marine Corps (2001-2007, E-5 Sergeant) molded his work ethic and drive to do things right the first time. He is passionate and devoted to Baltimore City-- his favorite part about his job? finding new properties, seeing their potential and creating something new. Tyler works each day to improve the city he loves, block by block. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury University and lives locally with his wife and two sons.

Travis Lauchman

Director, property Acquisitions

The home buying and selling process is full of complexities that require a penchant for detail, communication, and client care that exceed expectations. Travis does all of this and more. During his time with Charm City Builders, Travis has gained a wealth of knowledge in all facets of residential real estate transactions with particularly specialized experience in catering city and state incentives to first-time homebuyers (such as the CHAP tax credit). Travis recently joined the Cummungs & Co. Realtor team. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Josh Reznick

Construction Manager

Josh, a passionate Baltimore native, enjoys restoring the history and pride to old Baltimore neighborhoods through the homes renovated by Charm City Builders. Before joining the Charm City Builders team, Josh served as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Force and worked as a Project Manager for a local Real Estate Investment Group. Being a third generation Baltimorean, Josh is an avid Baltimore sports fan who follows both the Ravens and Orioles closely.

Diana Smith

Director, Finance

Diana joined the Charm City Builders team in 2012 and has enjoyed growing with the business ever since. With more than 25 years of construction and accounting experience under her belt, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to grow and adapt with new technologies and accounting software. Organization is key in our industry, so Diana's spreadsheet skills keep us on our toes. When Diana isn't working to keep the 'boys' in line, she enjoys camping  and boating. 

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Candice Banks

Interior design

Candice is a talented designer who sees a home's potential before the concrete is poured and the walls go up. Candice is responsible for making sure our homeowners feel 'at home' in the space we are working on-- she is brought in to assess and choose finishes and design elements in our unfinished shells. Interested in making one of our homes your own through our design center? Contact us and we will review the choices you have when designing your Charm City Builders home.


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We believe in Baltimore.


Baltimore is a special city. Sure, we're home to great sports teams, a top world-wide athletic apparel brand, strong arts and culture districts and one of the nation's richest histories-- but there's more. Baltimore is represented in more than 200 different neighborhoods, all equally rich in culture and tradition. Inside those neighborhoods you will find homes (many of them row houses) that have survived the tests of time. We believe in restoring and preserving what makes those homes great; whether it be original marble steps, tin ceilings or original brickwork, we're going to restore it.

We landed in Baltimore after Tyler recognized the opportunity in our city’s crumbling architecture. Our start as a masonry business in 2006 was focused on city improvement and eventually led to more opportunity in the real estate arena. Even when the market crashed, we found that Baltimore embodied many of the characteristics we most admire as a company: grit, resilience, and the ability to reserve some playtime now and again to remain balanced. All of our employees have either recently lived or still do live in Baltimore City and are proud to be making positive change in our communities.
— Travis L.

Looking to Sell? Great. We're Looking to Buy.


The Charm City Builders team is passionate about making Baltimore and surrounding areas better, one beautiful home at a time. We know the home selling process can be arduous, especially if the home you're selling isn't your main residence. Let us take care of the details.


Why sell my home Charm City Builders?

We know you don't have time to spend on selling your home.

We offer simple, fast and painless cash closing.  

We do all the work so you can avoid Realtor commissions or attorney's fees.

Don't pay any more than you have to!

We buy when it's convenient for you.

Sell your home in 'as-is' condition without any costly repairs/inspections. 

Don't worry cleaning up.

We'll take care of the mess.

You'll be in good hands.

 We have 35 years combined experience in buying and selling homes. We have experience with probate, estate sales, short sales, foreclosures, tax sale, and just about any other transaction imaginable!

We want what's best for you and your home.

Our friendly team is understands what's best for your home. We'd love to restore it to its former glory so that another family can make memories of their own.

Our process is unique

Our home selling process couldn't be simpler. Upon being contacted by a potential home seller, we schedule an appointment to evaluate the property at the seller’s earliest convenience. Within one business day of the appointment-- and after the team has had a chance to discuss and preliminarily budget for construction-- we will have an offer ready for you.

Our offers are based exclusively on 2 things: the cost of the repairs required, and our expert opinion on the value of the home once the repairs are completed. Our years of industry experience have enabled us to finely tune our construction cost estimations and understand home values post-renovation.

Want to learn more about the process? Get in touch.

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Tyler was a great partner in the sale of our mother’s lifelong home after her move to an elder care facility. He treated the sale with care are made sure we were comfortable throughout the whole process. We are excited to see the house filled with a new family.
— Cate B