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.

2019 Annual Events for Fort Mill

Annual Events Blog Post

2019 Annual Events for Fort Mill

The Greenway –

The Greenway is a protected, natural area which features hiking, biking, horseback riding and various events.

The 2100-acre greenway has forests, lakes and pastures.  It hosts special events like trail races, summer concerts, winter holiday market, goat yoga and a dog park.

Some signature events you can be a part of for 2019 are:

March 24th: Archery Tournament

March 30th: Blue Star Blitz

April 13th: Spring Horse Show

April 27th: Earth Day

May 5th: Archery Tournament

June 6th – August 15th: Summer Concert Series, every Thursday from June 6 to August 15, 6:30pm-9:30pm

June 7th-9th: Greenway MTB Classic

June 22nd: The Great American Campout

June 23rd: Archery Tournament

August 31st: Tree Shaker MTB Challenge

October 12th– October 27th: Fall Frolic, every Saturday and Sunday from October 12 to October 26, 10am-4pm

November 2: Springmaid Trail Race

November 9: Fall Horse Show

November 30th: Winter Wonderland Holiday Market 

Other Annual Events in Fort Mill and surrounding areas –

March 9: Beertopia-  Beertopia is a beer festival organized by grapevine. The goal of Beertopia is to assemble superior selections of craft beer for sampling by those who attend. The event has a limited attendance capacity of 1500 so make sure to reserve your ticket!

March 16: St Patricks Day on Main – The annual St Patricks Day on Main is held right down the road from Fort Mill in Rock Hill, SC. It is an event  live Irish music, a large Kid’s play area, photo booth and a ton of food and drinks available for you pleasure.

April 28th-May 4th: SC Strawberry Festival – SC Strawberry Festival is a 5 day event at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill, SC. The event showcases products like the Strawberry Festival pageant, Pick N’ Flick, golf tournament, pancake breakfast, car show and a number of eating contests.

August 24th: Summerfest – One-day festival help in York, SC. Check out the local vendors, food trucks, craft fair, classic car show, health fair, moonlight bike ride, golf tournament and more!

October 3rd-4th: Blues and Jazz Festival: Celebrate the roots of modern music with infectious rhythms, soulful sounds, high energy performances and much more at the Arts Council of York.

November 11th: Feis Chlobhair, Clover Highland Games and Scots-Irish Festival: This is the only blended Scots-Irish cultural event in the South. Rich with cultural and that showcases Scots-Irish arts, crafts, athletics, music and other honored customs.

November 2019: Carowinds WinterFest: Visit this magically transformed theme park. The theme park is transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment, cheer  and classic family fun. Right on the state line of NC and SC, this event is held through the holiday season. Live shows, holiday eats and festive activity are located throughout the park. On top of all of the holiday attractions, you can also enjoy the rides available with a holiday twist.

Local Scene

Local Scene

Fort Mill, South Carolina’s estimated population is 17,557 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Fort Mill, South Carolina is the 26th largest city in South Carolina based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

Originally called “Little York,” and later “Fort Hill,” Fort Mill eventually took its name from a colonial-era British fort and a grist mill that operated on nearby Steele Creek. … After the establishment of the Fort Mill Manufacturing Company in 1887, Fort Mill grew into a major center for textile manufacturing.


Fort Mill has grown in size over the last 20 years. Fort mill is a picturesque little town that is full of history. In the town itself, there are unique shopping opportunities along with your typical small town entertainment.


Entertainment and Activities:

Fort Mill has an abundance of activities for anyone and everyone. Fort Mill is an iconic, southern town. Fort Mill’s Main street offers unique shopping, dining, and cultural events. Because the city of Fort Mill is approximately 150 years old, it is rich with local history that makes it a charming southern town to live in.

From the Millbank Community, downtown Fort Mill is within walking distance. Whatever your pleasures are, this quaint southern town can provide! If you are interested in southern culinary, the Local Dish, Hobos, Improper Pig and Southern Sugar are excellent dining venues to visit. What about coffee? Fort Mill has the one and only Mud Puddle! This coffee shop offers exquisite cups of coffee that will fulfill any coffee connoisseurs dreams. Finally, Fort Mill also has its own local brewery called the Amor Artis Brewing. In you are interested in partaking in local craft beers, Armor Artis may be your place. We will go ahead and start your tab now.


  Within Fort Mill itself, there are multiple “villages” and town centers. These town centers include areas such as Baxter Village and Kingsley. Baxter village is easily one of the most popular areas in Fort Mill. Baxter Village has great places to eat, drink and shop all in one area right in the center of Fort Mill.  Local businesses, a library, YMCA.

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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