Charles is from Newton, NC and graduated from NC State. After graduation he recruited at State for the Textile College before joining Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co. In 2002, Charles co-founded Modular Designs of Charlotte which became a leading commercial flooring contractor in the greater Charlotte region. OfficeEnvironments acquired ModularDesigns in 2014. With over 25 years of experience in working with architects, interior designers, developers, property managers, and general contractors, in 2019, he became a licensed NC real estate broker and joined Carver Pressley Realtors.
Charles and his wife, Julie, have 2 children, Sam and Charlie. They enjoy tennis, camping, travelling, and hiking, Charles is active in the Kiwanis Club of Charlotte, where he is currently president-elect of this 100-year old service club that benefits local children.