Gabriel Builders Inc.

Areas Served
Upstate SC and Western NC

Business Description
We started Gabriel Builders, named after our oldest son, in 1984. The President, Gus Rubio, brings to Gabriel Builders his experience as a Quality Control Manager for a Fortune 100 company. Additionally, we are licensed general contractors in both Carolinas, and one of the few Master Builders in the state. Most of our work is done on a design/build basis in conjunction with our network of talented architects, but we also work with clients who want to make modifications to pre-existing plans. We have been privileged to build homes for over 30 company presidents and CEO’s, successful professionals, savvy entrepreneurs, architects, a congressional figure and a professional athlete; people who, being able to choose any builder they like, chose Gabriel Builders.
As an award-winning builder, we believe that several characteristics have contributed to our longevity in the business: financial stability, competitive pricing, only the best in product and trade contractors, excellent customer service and a great warranty program. We also believe that delivering value is not just about a priced number; value is something that your investment delivers into the future. Our homes, and our team, will continue to deliver over multiple horizons of time with a 4-part warranty not offered by any other builder and an award-winning Quality Program.

Our clients can take comfort in our warranty, not only because it offers some of the most comprehensive coverage in the industry, but because we’ve been in this business since 1984. We know what it takes to last in this industry: hard work and integrity. Our financial strength, audited and verified by an outside accounting party, only enforces our foundation, ensuring our clients will be able to call on us well into the future. It’s no secret that the homebuilding industry has been tested over the last few years, and we are proud to be able to stand by our promises to our customers.
Greer, SC US 
Gus and Belinda Rubio 
52 Parkway Commons Way,
Greer, South Carolina,
United States, 29650 
(864) 879-3034 
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I was a window treatment specialist for almost 40 years. Styles come and go, standard fullness changes and local preferences vary dramatically. When I was a young student doing my OJT in a "drapery workroom", the standard for fullness was only double and hems and headings were turned under 1" and then 4". Far less full than todays standard unless you buy your window treatments at K-Mart. But then all things Country came into popularity in this rural area along with gathered cotton curtains up to 5 times fullness and always tied back. Thankfully that style passed.
There was a time when every middle class home hired someone like me to design their window treatments about every 15 years like clockwork. That has all changed with the younger generations as they do the Pottery Barn thing and send their possessions to a landfill every 5 years or so. Notice I refer to the Middle Class. The only Upper Class people in this area, those who still want the luxury of custom window treatments hire designers from more urban areas.
What I am trying to express is that home-owners have the right to decorate their homes as they wish, styles come and go and as a designer, you can only guide your clients in what is appropriate. If they truly want swags or lace or Austrian shades, so be it. But our job is to design them tastefully. I find it truly arrogant when designers feel they must have a "signature" look and refuse to listen to their clients and their real wants or desires. Even Austrian shades or antique satin swags can be designed tastefully..... It's all a matter of skill.
April 6, 2014 at 6:24am     
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Leah McGrew
I only worry about privacy in the front of my house, but I'm not that concerned about looks. The back of my kitchen has no curtains at all, the trees provide the privacy in the summer when most people in the apartments out back might be standing around looking at us. The other reason for curtains in my house is in the bedrooms for light control. Here I have the issues of window air conditioners, and the curtains have to be above them.

I have made most of the curtains in my house, or at least adapted bought curtains. I personally don't care for the "puddling" of drapes, but that's because I have 2 blind roommates and cats who think puddled drapes are good places to sleep (actually attempted to pull down a drape in the living room before I replaced them.) I now have tab top curtains in there with pockets, just because I think they are cute. These are one of two sets I bought and the only one I haven't actually sewed to adapt, instead using cute, cheap, broaches to pin it up over the ac and to keep them closed. I would actually love to make my own out of old jeans and have even smaller pockets but that's a chore for a different time.
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Neal Prince Studio has been fortunate to serve as Architect on several projects where homeowners have selected Gabriel Builders to be their contractor. They ar...
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They were an amazing group, efficient, earnest, and beautiful attention to all details. They were very open to all questions and suggestions, very customer orie...
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Review by Stephen Fuller Designs:

Our Firm has has a very strong relationship with Gus, Belinda, and Gabe Rubio and the team at Gabriel Builders for more than ten years now, and we continue to b...
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