About Us

Founder and Developer of Longview ~ Mel Graham

In 1978, Charlotte native Melvin F. Graham founded Graham Enterprises, one of the Carolinas’ leading real estate development and investment companies. Currently, Mel serves as chairman and chief executive officer. Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of the design, planning, construction, marketing, and operations of numerous projects, primarily in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

Additionally, Graham Enterprises has owned and operated numerous golf courses, retail centers, office distribution centers, mini-storage facilities, medical office buildings and various other types of real estate investments. Mel’s hands-on experience and wide range of real work ethics, all help position Graham Enterprises for unprecedented success in the 21st century. Those close to Mel often comment on his passion and tireless efforts to enhance the communities and cities he works in, and the numerous evangelical Christian and charitable organizations he both serves and supports. He also serves on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. Mel is the nephew of Billy Graham. He also serves on the board of Samaritan’s Purse, World Medical Missions, and Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Mel’s passion is real estate investment deals that are unique and add value to the community. Mel owns The Club at Longview and is currently developing a new section of homes there called the “Manor Homes at Longview”.

The secret to Mel’s success is relying on common sense. “I’d rather have a thimble full of common sense than a truck load of book sense” – one of his grandfather’s favorite quotes has been his way of navigating the real estate investment and development business. Raised in an environment where hard work meant getting the job done no matter how long it took and, where Sundays were for the Lord, he learned the basics that have kept him on track.