Our Story

About Lael Homes

Formerly known as Lael Building Group, Andrew and Kelly rebranded the business in 2019 to better reflect what they do. And building beautiful custom homes and remodeling well-loved homes is their passion. Their past clients have hired them to:

  • Build New Custom Homes
  • Create Custom Additions
  • For Bathroom Remodel
  • For Kitchen Remodel
  • For Complete Home Remodel
  • Interior Design
  • Add a Secondary Space
  • Home Renovations

There is no job too big or too small. Andrew and Kelly Lael will tackle any project with excellence and decades of experience. It’s why they are trusted and referred to others.

Thanks to the world of HGTV, there are high expectations of a home builder and interior designer. They are, after all, sharing access to their hopes, dreams, and their homes! The industry has long been compartmentalized and somewhat segmented, with clients being sent here and there to hopefully coordinate a final product that is a beautiful reflection of their investment. However, the Laels have been working together for over 10 years. Their skills mesh so beautifully that it enables a better partnership with the clients they serve. Kelly, as the interior decorator, understands the construction aspect of the business and can work as a liaison with the clients. And Andrew – with over 300 custom home builds to his name, has a well-established reputation for excellence and industry expertise.

The Lael Homes Difference

Traditionally, the process of home builders and remodeling requires a lot of leg work on the part of the home owner. While picking out furniture and window treatments can be fun (and Lael Homes will help their clients’ choose quality, complementary pieces), the not-so-fun part is choosing cabinets, counters, and hardware. The options can be overwhelming, but with Lael Homes’ one-stop solution, the choices can be simplified based on their clients’ lifestyle, needs, and preferences. Some of the choices Lael Homes will assist with include:

  • Selections of brick and mortar
  • Roofing choices
  • Room selections
  • Exterior details
  • Home interiors
  • Cabinet design
  • Granite
  • Tile backsplashes
  • Flooring
  • Light fixtures
  • Paint
  • Hardware for cabinets and drawers

The Team

Andrew Lael, Owner of Lael Homes

Andrew Lael

Custom Home Builder Since 1989

Andrew Lael has built his reputation on integrity and superior workmanship. With over 300 custom home builds to his name, Andrew is an experienced home builder who leads his team with commitment, excellence, and a higher standard.

Andrew’s experience, coupled with his wife’s vision, has made Lael Homes, formerly Lael Building Group, a successful, family-owned business for over three decades! Also, as concerns for environmental sustainability grow, Andrew is experienced in building green, environmentally-friendly homes.

Kelly Lael, Interior Designer and Owner of Lael Homes

Kelly Lael

Interior Designer Since 1990

Kelly Lael has an enviable eye for detail, color, texture, and is adept at finding the perfect accent piece. Kelly creates beautiful spaces that are the talk of the neighborhood! Moreover, Kelly’s commitment to creating her clients’ vision (not hers) has firmly established her as a trusted resource with impeccable taste. Whether her clients are looking for traditional, transitional, or contemporary designs – Kelly works closely with her clients to create warm, inviting spaces that exude style and function.

Kelly attended Salem College in Winston-Salem and is a member of the interior design society. But the industry is in her blood. Her family’s remodeling and interior design business gave her a foundation for her future career in the industry.

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Together, Andrew and Kelly have won Winston-Salem’s Parade of Homes. They are members of the local Homebuilders Association as well as the National Homebuilders Association. Additionally, the Laels are members of the Better Business Bureau and the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce.

The Laels have a great heart for community involvement. Some of the organizations they support include Women Who Care; Jett Legacy German Shephard Rescue; and they are a part of sponsoring a child for camp each summer with Camp Hanes in King, NC.

Sandy Rockett

Sandy Rockett

Office Manager

Sandy is the Office Manager for Lael Homes and is also a talented and experienced home staging expert. She has also worked for a granite, marble, and quartz business and has a great understanding of the home building and remodeling process. Sandy oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for researching product availability and pricing. She loves seeing projects come together! In her free time, Sandy enjoys working in the yard and playing with her grandchildren.

Denise Heidel

Denise Heidel

Social Media & Consulting

Denise is a freelance member of the Lael Homes team via her company, The Office Nerd Virtual Assistant. Denise manages the social media channels for the Laels and helps with various marketing projects and administrative functions. The Laels are dear friends to Denise and her husband, Wayne. “I think the act of creating a home is a noble profession, and Kelly and Andrew’s integrity is second to none. I love supporting their business!”

Joan Wehrmeyer - Bookkeeper on our team

Joan Wehrmeyer


Joan is our go-to gal for everything money! She should be contacted if you have questions about invoicing and billing. In her spare time, Joan loves to paint and draw — using mediums such as oil, charcoal, pen and ink. She’s a self-declared Leftover Queen who loves to cook. You can contact Joan at our office number, 336-546-7307. You can also email her at joan@laelhomes.com.

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Maggie May

Office Assistant

Maggie Mae is a 12-year-old Golden Retriever who was rescued in 2017. Her former life was less than pleasant, but she is a happy girl now. Maggie Mae, along with fellow office assistant, Sadie, offers canine office support to Lael Homes, but Maggie’s primary role is that of stuffed animal hoarder. She’s a much-loved member of the team and is masterful at applying her puppy-dog eyes in order to get extra love and affection from anyone who meets her.

Sadie the dog laying on fluffy carpet


Office Assistant

Sadie offers canine office support services to Lael Homes, along with fellow office assistant, Maggie Mae. Sadie was adopted from Jett’s Legacy German Shepherd Rescue and her primary role is that of Kelly’s shadow. Where Kelly is, you’ll find Sadie. She’s also very talented at holding down the floor for the team while they work, and is always eager for head scratches. Sadie is an important part of the Lael Homes team and is always happy to welcome guests and let them show her attention.