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Your Trusted Stair and Railing Partner Serving the United States

Carolina Stairs, Inc. specializes in manufacturing engineered prefab wood and composite stairs for the multifamily housing market nationwide. Carolina Stairs is in the Charlotte, NC region and has been in business since 1981. Carolina Stairs prides itself on delivering on customer commitments and won’t stop until each customer is completely satisfied.

Carolina Stairs offers a wide selection of interior & exterior stair and railing systems. Our stair products include everything from interior box stair designs to exposed treads and open riser applications as well as exterior breezeways and garden style applications. Stairs are offered in Southern Yellow Pine, Red Oak, Deckorators Composite Coastal Gray, and other special customer material requests. Railing systems are available in wood, aluminum, and steel providing a turnkey customer solution.

Carolina Stairs is committed to providing high quality engineered prefab stairs at the best possible price. This commitment to value has distinguished Carolina Stairs from the competition with multifamily general contractors, developers, and architects across the country.


Owner/President – Charles M. Johnson


Current Owner and President, Charles M. Johnson, purchased Carolina Wood Stairs of Concord in 1996. After graduating from Clemson University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science & Management, Charles gained 7 years of experience in the commercial building industry advancing from Assistant Field Superintendent to Project Manager. After purchasing Carolina Wood Stairs of Concord, Charles renamed the company Carolina Stairs, Inc. and focused the company on the multifamily industry. Charles has built committed relationships with many of the top general contracting firms in the multifamily industry. Charles lives in the Charlotte, NC region with his wife, Amelia, and three daughters. Charles enjoys time with family and the outdoors.

General Manager – Daniel Knisley

Current General Manager, Daniel Knisley, joined Carolina Stairs in 2018. Daniel is a finance and operations executive with more than 25 years of corporate finance and operations experience in both small businesses and large global companies. Daniel spent 20 years with Electronic Data Systems and Hewlett Packard companies supporting large global delivery organizations as well as multi-billion dollar customer IT outsourcing contracts. Daniel has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Liberty University and an MBA degree from Virginia Tech. Daniel lives in the Charlotte, NC region with his wife and 4 children. Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and serving in his local church


Operations Manager – Michael Corley

Current Operations Manager, Michael Corley, joined Carolina Stairs in 2017.

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