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Charleston Custom Home Builder Testimonials

“Building a new home is not for the faint of heart. The key in getting it done right--and not losing your mind--is to select the right contractor. For us, it was an easy decision. After interviewing a number of candidates, we chose Sea Island Builders. They offered state-of- the-art planning and construction management, with traditional, Lowcountry personal relationships. We were particularly impressed that people who had used them years ago still were opening their homes to us so that we could see the quality of the work they do and had been doing for years. It means a lot that someone would trust their contractor enough years later to let them roam through the house without them being there. We could not be more pleased with how the job turned out. We needed to be in the house on June 20, 2017 and Sea Island managed to get it done, even in the face of hurricanes, floods and last minute surprises by the town. We felt that we could always talk openly with Jeff and Jason--whether things were going perfectly or not--and that they would resolve any issues professionally and honestly. We've built before and understand that many home-building stories don't end happily. Ours did because we chose the right builder."

Stacey and Michael Koon
Sullivan's Island, SC

"Quality, attention to detail, and outstanding, clear and timely communications are the reasons why we chose Sea Island Builders. The process of designing our home, suggesting materials, transparency of cost estimate and scheduling were exceptional. From the beginning to the completion of our home Jeff, Jason and Sam coordinated with our architect and interior designer, and addressed our smallest concerns. Our beautiful home is the result of outstanding workmanship and professionalism."

Lonny and Barbara Gordon 
Awendaw, SC


"Why would you even consider picking another builder? These experiences can sometimes be pretty awful but this project was impeccably done and we were really happy throughout the entire process. Building from 700 miles away was so easy thanks to a wonderful team."

Paul and Anne-Marie Katz 
Isle of Palms, SC

“I just want you to know how pleased we are with the work done by Sea Island Builders. They did a complete renovation of a 20 year old house from top to bottom. There were tricky issues involved such as fitting an elevator in a tight space and enclosing porches to make them look as they were always just part of the room. Jeff Mathis along with Rich Baker did an excellent job coordinating everything. All of the sub-contractors were real pros and in addition, they were all polite and took pride in their work. The house went through a wonderful transformation and we love the way it turned out. Thanks for a job well done.”

Everett and Margaret Presson 
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Jason Fowler and his entire team are awesome to work with. Their planning process is thorough, based on many years of successful projects. I have worked with them successfully on well over 20 projects, and continue to be impressed with their focus on quality, project management,  and cost control. Being the Engineer of Record on a Sea Islands project gives me the assurance that it will be done right with no corners cut.

Steve Caskie, PE, M.ASCE
Principal Engineer/Owner, Caskie Engineering LLC

"After interviewing a number of local builders, my wife and I chose Sea Island Builders for our project. We were very pleased with the finished product and with the overall construction process. Not only did our project manager, Jeff Mathis, have great ideas, he was highly responsive, quality oriented and thoughtful. Jeff's sub-contractors were very professional and had the same passion for quality as Jeff. We would recommend the Sea Island Builders team for any new construction or major renovation project where quality and attention to detail are paramount."

Jason and Kristen Tompkins 
Sullivan's Island, SC

For over 10 years, I have worked with Sea Island Builders and their team on a variety of residential projects, including new construction and renovations. It takes a team to achieve a truly successful residential project.  I especially appreciate Sea Island Builder's knowledgeable and invaluable design support during the design phases followed up with the skilled and experienced management of the construction process. Issues are identified early and solutions are offered to our clients so they may select the one that best suits their goals, needs and budget. By working together during the entire process, we have achieved a high level of design and quality construction that makes our clients very happy and proud of their homes. I will happily continue to work with Sea Island Builders and refer my clients to them with confidence.”

Rachel Burton 
Swallowtail Architecture

“Their quality and attention to detail were never compromised. They completely understood what we were looking to accomplish and made it happen.”

The Santella Family
Wild Dunes, SC

“Sea Island Builders did an amazing job with our extensive remodel on Sullivan’s Island. We interviewed several builders and chose Sea Island Builders. Our home looks like a brand new home and we cannot say enough good things about Sea Island Builders.”

The Livingstons
Sullivan's Island, SC

"Sea Island Builders has been a great resource for us and our clients. They are always available, always on top of the issues and ensure our clients are moving along as planned. We love working with Sea Island Builders!"

Steve Herlong
Herlong and Associates, Charleston, SC