Charleston Home Builders

What’s the most important step in building a new house from the ground up? Many people would say it’s choosing the right home builder. Constructing a new house is a huge and multifaceted undertaking, so it’s important to find custom home builders in Charleston you can trust to bring your vision to life, as well as keep the process under control from start to finish. Although a construction job is never without surprises and challenges, a Charleston home builder who’s a good fit for your specific project will make these far easier to handle. More
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As an award-winning, locally-owned company, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has a vested interest in the quality and... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 471-1833
  • Daniel Island, SC, 29492, 36 projects in Charleston Metro
Welcome to Arnett Construction. We are Charleston, South Carolina & the surrounding areas' premier residential &... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 790-6140
  • Charleston, SC, 29403, 19 projects in Charleston Metro
Phillip Smith General Contractor, LLC is a leading custom home builder throughout Charleston, South Carolina.... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 881-9828
  • Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, 6 projects in Charleston Metro
Welcome to Saltwater Homes, the highest level of Charleston Builders with unmatched ability and professionalism... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 452-3192
  • Mount Pleasant, 29466, 15 projects in Charleston Metro
CK Contracting is a professional residential building and contracting company serving Charleston, SC and... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 508-8705
  • Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466, 8 projects in Charleston Metro
Award-Winning Custom Home Builder in Charleston, South Carolina. Specializing in Homes of Exceptional Value,... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 471-2310
  • Daniel Island, SC, 29492, 16 projects in Charleston Metro
We’re obsessed with achieving exceptional customer service and creating lifelong relationships with our clients.... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 636-3437
  • Charleston, SC, 29455, 4 projects in Charleston Metro
After 15 years of renovating old houses downtown and building new custom houses we still build everyone like if... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 901-9006
  • Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, 5 projects in Charleston Metro
Insulsteel is an based on Clements Ferry Rd. in Charleston, SC. Insulsteel, founded in 2004, is an integrated... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 306-2513
  • Charleston, SC, 29492, 2 projects in Charleston Metro
Bruce and Drew met and became close friends several years ago while working in the Charleston area at different... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 651-1120
  • Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576, 2 projects in Charleston Metro
Welcome to the Palmetto Renovation Group. As a full service remodeling company in Charleston, SC, we handle all... Read More
  • Click to Call(803) 302-4554
  • Charleston, SC, 1 project in Charleston Metro
Local Charleston, SC licensed homebuilder. Ready for your next remodel or new construction project. Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 296-2209
  • Charleston, SC, 29412, 3 projects in Charleston Metro
Locally owned and operated, Sabal Homes is a homebuilder with a passion for the Lowcountry. We create homes... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 830-0158
  • Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, 1 project in Charleston Metro
We are a Design-Build construction and remodeling company. We are skilled, experienced and dedicated to using... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 225-3610
  • Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464, 1 project in Charleston Metro
Since 1985 Mike Poulin and his team have been building homes throughout Georgetown and Horry Counties. They know... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 940-8190
  • Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576, 6 projects in Charleston Metro
Featured Reviews for Home Builders in Charleston
SHELTER Custom-Built Living
Home Builders in Charleston
"Perfect, perfect, perfect! What can I say? A true and honest company. They made our building and remodeling experience so fun and exciting. I would do it over and over again. We are truly thrilled and overjoyed by the experience we had with Shelter!! We finally have a forever home that we love and never want to leave!! Thank you Ryan and Jenny!!"
- Michelle Hagerty
Arnett Construction and Arnett Custom Homes, LLC
Home Builders in Charleston
"Travis Arnett, of Arnett Construction, has been a pleasure to work with. I recommend them to many clients and will continue to do so. From renovations, to custom homes, their wide range of services meet and exceed my client's expectations. If you are looking for a builder, who is hands on and will be on the job site everyday, look no further."
- DLB Custom Home Design
Phillip Smith General Contractor, LLC
Home Builders in Charleston
"Phillip Smith and his team are definitely the "go to" builders for high quality and craftsmanship! As an architect, we often get clients asking for builder recommendations and we will always suggest that they should put Phillip high on their list of builders. Phillip has built most of the higher quality homes that we design and we never have had a dissatisfied homeowner when Phillip is on the team!"
- Herlong & Associates Architects + Interiors
Saltwater Homes
Home Builders in Charleston
"When I chose Saltwater Homes to build my home, it was the best decision I made. From the time I signed the contract until the closing, I was a daily part of the decision making process. Lane Baker, owner of Saltwater Homes went through every detail from start to finish. It is an elevated Louisiana Plantation style house with 32" overhangs with each of the dove tails hand-crafted. The Project Manager and all of the subcontractors hired for the job were professional, friendly, and their work was impeccable. I felt as if I were a part of the team. Allowances were given for cabinets, countertops, fixtures, appliances, and bathroom tubs, sinks, etc. The amounts allotted were very satisfactory. The building process was the most fun I have had. Everything went as planned and if it didn't, we just monitored and adjusted to fit the schedule. When the house was completed I came in $600.00 over budget and the builder called it a wash. Most things you here about builders aren't good. Everything you do is an up charge. Not so with Saltwater Homes. They have won two Prism awards for houses in a certain price point, the Crowley and the Bearden Residence in 2012, and three homes in 2013. The most prestigious award that was given by the Charleston Builder's Association was for "The Best Customer Service." That says it all. If you are thinking about building a home, think about Saltwater Homes."
- Jane Crowley
CK Contracting LLC
Home Builders in Charleston
"CK Contracting LLC is a wonderful custom builder in the Charleston & Mount Pleasant, SC areas. His attention to every detail and your budget is paramount to him. High Quality contractors and product is always his goal while guiding you thru the Building or Renovation process. He has done $30,000 Renovations to over $1 Million Dollar Custom Homes. Do yourself a favor and choose CK Contracting when building or renovating a home."
- RE/MAX Alliance
JacksonBuilt Custom Homes
Home Builders in Charleston
"Jackson Built constructed a fabulous home for me. Attention to detail was excellent in all aspects of the project, including the management of the budget. They provided guidance throughout the process and minimized the stress of building a home. There were very minimal issues but anything that wasn't of acceptable quality was identified by them and corrected without my needing to get involved. I would highly recommend Jackson Built and am thrilled with my home."
- amyjustis
CopeGrand Homes
Home Builders in Charleston
"In a,word- Fabulous. Work was impeccable, the workers respectful and always on time. Adam too, very conscientious and kind. Thumbs up, five stars!!!"
- sarahdane50
Laursen Construction
Home Builders in Charleston
"Shaun has done several miscellaneous jobs for me over the last couple of years and done a good job with them. One job was replacing non-conforming trim pieces with HardiPlank. He had good people out that did a professional job. Shaun also replaced my roof a couple of years ago. The hardware showed up in advance and the crew came out early and got the job done that day. The crew knew what they were doing and appeared to do a professional job with very little required follow up. The most recent job was a partial kitchen remodel that turned out very well. The project kept to the schedule and the workers behaved in a respectful and professional manner."
- pmholmi
Insulsteel LLC
Home Builders in Charleston
"We have been working with Amerisips to design and build our new home. They have been most efficient, professional, knowlegdable, friendly and accommodating. We are extremly pleased with the complex services they offer, and would highly recommend them."
- barbarababbette
Port City Homes
Home Builders in Charleston
"Professional home building at its best. If you want a healthy, well built home with quality products used, you will not be disappointed with the result. The owner went above and beyond throughout the entire process to make sure our home was built to not only his standards, but also the sometimes demanding home owners standards/wants. From start to finish the process was organized and ran smoothly by the wonderful staff at PCH. I would recommend Port City Homes to any buyer, especially if its your first time building a home. They know what they are doing and will keep you within your budgets before the construction even begins. PCH with stand behind your home and will be there if any problems were to happen. Go no further, Port City Homes is the best!"
- Paula Warren
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What do new home builders do?


For residential home builders who also act as developers, the job starts well before the first nail is driven. They perform local market research to determine whether the prospective homesites make sense in the Charleston market, as well as survey the land on which the house will be built to make sure it is suitable for construction. Custom builders also obtain the necessary permits.

A good custom home builder in Charleston has skills that go far beyond construction — he or she must supervise subcontractors and artisans; keep tabs on local zoning regulations, building codes and other legalities; inspect work for problems along the way; and perform dozens of other roles that are essential in building a quality house. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of home builders: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Building Designers, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Specialty Contractors.

House builders are responsible for ensuring that the home-building project sticks as closely as possible to the specified timetable, particularly in the event of change orders. Custom and luxury home builders in Charleston also need interpersonal skills to deal with clients of all types, soothe frazzled nerves, negotiate conflicts and resolve problems.

Questions to ask a prospective custom home builder in Charleston:


  • How long have you been in the home building business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • May I see a current jobsite?
  • Can you give me the addresses of some houses you have built?
  • Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
  • What license(s) do you have?
  • What other training and affiliations do you have?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • How will I be charged for parts and materials?
  • When can your job get done?
  • What is your policy for change orders?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find custom home builders in Charleston on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Charleston home builders. You can also look through Charleston photos to find a house you like, then contact the builder who worked on it. You can find more home builders in Daniel Island, Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville.

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