About Us

50 Years of Experience as a Maryland Custom Homebuilder

Greenspring Custom Homes is a family-owned and operated company. With 3 generations of builders in the family, we have over half a century of experience as a Maryland custom homebuilder. Our keen attention to craftsmanship is displayed in the more than 300 houses we’ve built around Baltimore. For every house we build, we devote the utmost care into handcrafting with extraordinary detail. By the time you move in, we want every room to feel perfect—ready to be filled with memories for a lifetime.

Craig Carlson
President

Craig is a veteran of Maryland homebuilding and has been building since 1980. Craig’s extensive knowledge of the building process allows him to help bring your ideas to life. He enjoys meeting with you and wants to understand every detail, especially the ones that you deem important. He makes sure that when you have a question, you get the answer.

Brenden “Boomer” Carlson, CPA
Controller

Brenden got his start as a Certified Public Accountant in a “Big Four” accounting firm before joining Greenspring Custom Homes. As the controller, he manages the day-to-day operations and strategies, such as purchasing and deciding which top contractors to use. This ensures that the best quality products are in your home at the most competitive price.

From Our Family to Yours

As a family company, we never lose sight of what’s important—that we’re building a home for your family.

The family legacy started with Craig’s father. “When I (Craig) was a little boy, my father was a builder and had his own company. I spent a lot of time with him and learned a lot through working with him. I love to build. I’ve been doing it my whole life. I really enjoy being able to figure out what people want in a home and creating that for them. That’s very exciting for me.”

Following in his father’s footsteps, Craig started his own homebuilding company, Greenspring Custom Homes. Eventually Craig’s son Brenden started working for the company as well, continuing the father-son tradition.

“I (Brenden) always wanted to work with my dad. We make a great team, and we bring different strengths that we capitalize as a company. I get to glean all of the incredible knowledge and experience that Craig has in the industry, and I get to bring a different perspective so we can stay on the cutting edge in what we offer. I’m a numbers-driven guy, and I love finding excellent products at competitive prices. This means we stay on budget to bring our customers the best value. As a builder, I enjoy having the unique opportunity to be a part of someone’s life, to build trust with them, and to give them something lasting—a place for them to be with their family and make memories.”

Maryland’s Best Value

Thanks to our deep roots in Maryland, we can help you navigate the various county regulations in a timely manner. We’ll let you know, for example, the type of septic system your lot requires, or if environmental regulations require tree planting after your home is built. Our guidance will save you time, money, and unwelcome surprises, so you can move into your new home as soon as possible.

Since we’ve been in Maryland our whole lives, we also have well-established relationships with local people in the industry. In fact, we still work with some people who did business with Craig’s father. We understand which locations in Maryland have the best value, and we pass that on to you.

Rest assured that when we give you your cost for the job, it is a rock-solid price, guaranteed not to move.

Handcrafted with Extraordinary Detail

These days so many things have become automated. Custom homes, however, are still handcrafted. And they need a high level of detail and finishing. We want trims to finish correctly, and we want the wood of the floor to meet the top of the stairs correctly. Our Production Manager, who builds fine cabinetry, has extraordinary attention to detail. This allows us to build your custom home with the exact details and finishes you desire.

The quality of our work is so important to us that we focus on growing our company in quality, not quantity. To ensure high quality that stands the test of time, we limit the number of homes we build at a given time.

From our family to yours, know that we care about what matters to you. Whether you want a great place to entertain or a cozy nook for relaxing, we’re ready to make that dream a reality. Our greatest joy is to see you excited about your finished house. We’d love to handcraft a beautiful custom home just for you. Contact us to learn more.