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At Hallmark Building we realize not everyone is going to call us, and our goal is to make sure the ones that do are glad they did.

Hallmark Building Corporation was founded in 1994 by John Galarde of Charlotte and Wilmington, NC. Originally Galarde & Company of Wilmington, NC, Hallmark Building has expanded into the Charlotte, NC market as a full service residential construction, real estate and investment firm. The company's accomplishments include various awards from the Parade of Homes, Street of Dreams and Stewardship Awards for Responsible Land Development. The mission of Hallmark Building is to form a team dedicated to providing exceptional customer service as well as quality workmanship on all our projects. 

Trey Galarde, Construction Supervisor. Trey is a dedicated supervisor who thrives on the hectic pace of the construction business. Overseeing 80+ rehabs and rental turns in 2017, he exhibits a natural talent for leadership in the field and problem solving abilities. Customer communication and service lead the way for his future success in the construction industry. At an early age, Trey has already completed several successful real estate projects of his own while helping his father expand Hallmark Building into the Charlotte market.

Yates Galarde, Vice President Marketing. Yates is a graduate of Peace College and has been involved in the construction and real estate industry for over 15 years. As well as working with Hallmark Building on promotional projects she handled sales and marketing for 21 apartment communities throughout the Charlotte area. She has also worked as a project manager with Hallmark Building utilizing her exceptional customer service skills.

Jorge Gamez, Construction Team Leader. Jorge comes to Hallmark Building with more than 20 years in the construction industry. He has experience in many phases of construction from maintaining large apartment communities to completing small residential rehabs. Jorge is an extremely versatile craftsman and a valued asset when it comes to solving issues in the field. His courteous, calm demeanor puts customers at ease while he ensures their satisfaction.

John Galarde, President/Owner. John is a builder, real estate investor and developer with more than 20 years experience. He holds a NC Real Estate Broker’s License as well as a NC General Contractor License and has served on several county land planning and subdivision technical review boards. He has also served as President of his Rotary Club and is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for contributions to the community. John, above all, values professionalism and integrity... and agrees with Napoleon Hill when he said, “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success".