Our owner

I am Damon Rumsch, owner of Coral Construction.

I’ve been building and renovating Charlotte homes since 1981. With the highest quality and a commitment to impeccable service, I have assembled the best team of sub-contractors available in Charlotte to ensure your home is built with fine workmanship, within the agreed upon budget, and with respect for the established schedule. 

I place a high priority on customer service. This includes quick responses to your concerns as your project moves from excavation to framing to finishing, a respect for your personal property around the jobsite and a clear and up-to-date presentation of any changes as they arise during construction. I believe that avoiding surprises is at the core of excellent customer service. 

Professional background

 I was instrumental in founding the Remodelers Council of the Charlotte Home Builders Association in 1988 and created the Excellence In Remodeling Contest in 1989, an independently-judged award contest for renovation done in Charlotte. 

I have served on the Charlotte Historic District Commission for 15 years.

Personal background

Although I was born in Chicago, IL, I lived most of my life in my mother’s native home of St. Thomas, VI. When I was 13 my mother married my stepfather who owned a construction company called Coral Construction. I enrolled at UNC Charlotte in 1972 in engineering but graduated with a BA in English in 1976. I’ve made  Charlotte my home ever since. In 1983 I married Karen Geiger and we have 2 sons. Unfortunately, neither want to work in construction.


  • Coral Construction Incorporated in NC since 1981
  • Member of the Charlotte Home Builders Association 1988
  • NC General Contractor Lic # 22816 uninterrupted 1990
  • Bonded, Gen. Liability and Workers Comp Insured