Originally established in 1969 by Chet Helt, the firm has grown from its Charlotte roots to become a leading national architecture and design presence. In 2012 Tim Johnston took the reins of the firm with like minded goals of customer service, design excellence and project diversification.
CL Helt’s core capabilities encompass modern commercial, industrial, prototype maintenance/ rollout, hospitality and modern minimalist residential design. Our clients represent a wide variety of industries, locations, and projects – of every scope and scale. Our work is our passion, founded on expert design, creative solutions, and versatile expertise. We have the diverse ability and talent to offer not only exceptional architecture but also interior design, programming, master planning, space planning, feasibility studies, and code compliance.
Currently licensed in 46 states, we offer a powerful knowledge base of code requirements state to state – a significant consideration for developers, retailers, and franchisers designing in new locations.