Meet The Builders

Copper Builders

Copper Builders was created in 2013 by Wade Miller, previously a partner in another well-known Charlotte custom builder, which he co-founded in 2007. Miller was named one of the Top 40 Professionals Under 40 by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2013.

Copper Builders, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a custom builder of new homes that has earned the envy and respect of other builders in the area. It’s no wonder, since day one, Copper’s focus has been on the customers they serve, the people who have entrusted them with the most important investment of their lives.

Copper Builders do not make promises to their customers, they make commitments. They will ensure that their customers are there with them through every phase of the construction, and that any concerns are promptly answered and explained. They want their customers to see the high quality and exacting standards that they put into every aspect of their luxury home. 

Every Copper Builders new construction development is located where their customers want to be, to live the life they dreamed of when they purchased their new home. Copper Builder locations take advantage of great schools, easy access to work and the city, and proximity to the conveniences that every modern family desires, like shopping and dining.

Copper Builders are honored and proud to share their homes’ beautiful custom architecture and functional layouts with their local community. In 2012, Copper Builders President Wade Miller, himself a Charlotte native, donated a custom-built home to a deserving local family. The build was featured on a Christmas special of TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and showed America what hundreds of customers already know – that a Copper Builders home is a dream come true.

Copper Builders is different from other builders not only because of their size but also their quality and attention to detail.  There are 6 employees and they provide a different level of service by personally meeting each client they build a home for. Meeting your builder makes the transaction more personal, allowing you to feel like it is your home, and not just someone else building it for you.   

More about the Founder and President…

Wade Miller – Founder

Wade Miller is a Charlotte native that grew up in Charlotte before traveling to Purdue University where he graduated top of his class in Mechanical Engineering. He then relocated back to Charlotte and worked for a National Homebuilder where he learned the business of new home construction. He then Co-Founded a custom homebuilding company which he later sold to his partner and then started Copper Builders. Wade’s accolades include: Top 40 Under 40 in Charlotte, the TV show Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Eagle Scout, and Graduating with Honors. Wade and his wife spend their free time enjoying hobbies including sailing, mountaineering, photography, and pretty much anything outdoors!

Tim Pratt – President

Tim Pratt moved to Charlotte in 2003 after graduating from Purdue University where he entered into the construction industry with a national homebuilding firm. During his time there, he held a variety of positions in construction management, cost analysis and land acquisition earning him many accolades while being involved in the construction of 100’s of homes in the Charlotte area. Tim brought with him over a decade of experience when he joined the Copper Builders team in July of 2015. Tim has been married to his high school sweetheart, Erika, for over 14 years and they enjoy spending their free time chasing their two young children, Nolan and Eva (and fury son Barley).

If you are looking for a builder who provides a level a service that goes above and beyond the typical service provided, then Copper Builders is your top choice. Go Copper!

Why Call Millbank Home?

Why Call Millbank Home?

Location is everything! Millbank is located within walking distance of downtown Fort Mill. As you may know, Fort Mill is located right on the North Carolina and South Carolina state line. If you enjoy all seasons of weather, the area itself experiences it all! You are also approximately 20 miles from downtown Charlotte and about 20 minutes from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The Appalachian Mountains are a 2-hour drive away and the Carolina Coast is a 3-hour drive in the opposite direction.  Millbank is also located close to all of the major universities in South Carolina. If you like a good college football game, you are not far from Clemson University or the University of South Carolina. If you have a boat, there are two major lakes you can undock and cast your sails! Lake Norman is about 45 minutes north of Millbank’s Community. Lake Wylie is also about 20 minutes away. Your boat has options!

If you prefer a more relaxed approach for traveling downstream, Riverwalk is located about 15 minutes from Millbank. River walk allows all those looking to unwind downstream on their kayak or tube. If you do not want to float, feel free to take a stroll down the walking path itself. The Riverwalk is approximately 3 miles  long. The walking path is big enough to bike on, or bring your dog along if you need a walking buddy. Finally, Riverwalk also has the famous Pump House. The Pump House is a southern restaurant located right in Riverwalk. Along with the amazing southern cuisine, the Pump House features an amazing view overlooking the Catawba River. Southern meals, southern views, and southern vibes, Riverwalk has it all.

Millbank is also located steps away from Fort Mill Golf Club. If you are looking to improve your golf swing, the Fort Mill Golf Club has plenty of green to practice on. The Fort Mill Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course that rolls through tree line fairways. The golf club is perfect for golf players of all levels. Members enjoy no limitation fees, preferred tea times, no initiation fees and has easy payment plans available.

Millbank itself is a 55+ active adult community. Millbank offers 6 different master down floor plans. Millbank is a maintenance free community. No more worrying about cutting the grass, trimming the hedges or watering the lawn! Millbank provides its residents with a stress-free environment. Also, cost of living is another huge bonus from other North Carolina counterparts. Taxes are approximately 15% better than what you might find in North Carolina, which means more money in your piggybank! Finally, the proximity to downtown Fort Mill offers an abundance of venues at your disposal. If you are looking to dive into local history, visit the Fort Mill history museum for a short history lesson about your new home. Along with being filled with tons of history, downtown Fort Mill offers vintage shops which are a blast from the past. Discover all Fort Mill has to offer. Visit “Local Scene” blog to get a more in depth look at all the benefits of your new community.

walk to town, golf, dining, shopping and more

short walk to down town

imagine how a great lifestyle feels at millbank



464 Academy Street

Fort Mill, SC 29715




Schedule a preview today and see for yourself why Millbank is so popular.


Debra Kasey, Broker

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty Charlotte - Ballantyne Office

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