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Jan
31

Town of Sullivan's Island Proposed Zoning Changes

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Jan
16

Charleston's Best Architecture Firms

At Sea Island Builders we work with many of the areas best architectural firms.  While there are many amazing architects in Charleston, Herlong Architects, Swallowtail Architecture, Beau Clowney Architects, and Anita King are the architects with whom we have the most experience.  This article highlights various project...

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Oct
25

Sea Island Builders Achieves State Awards for Best New Home Construction and Best Remodel

Sea Island Builders was recognized on October, 6th at the 2023 Awards In Excellence Banquet held by the South Carolina Home Builders Association as one of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina. Pinnacle awards are the most prestigious awards for construction excellence given by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBAS...

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Apr
19

Sullivan's Island Groundbreaking - The Cardinal Home

Sea Island Builders broke ground on May 19th on the Cardinal Home, located at 28th Avenue and Bayonne St. on Sullivan's Island. This project is a design-build collaboration between Herlong Architects, Herlong Interiors, and Sea Island Builders. Other design team members include Steve Caskie, Caskie Engineering, Epic Engineering, mechanica...

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May
05

Breaking Ground on a New Custom Home for Texas Lonestar turned South Carolina Lowcountry Clients

 We love creating special moments for our clients. Whether it's a groundbreaking celebration to commemorate the start of construction on a new custom home or beautiful flower arrangements to greet clients at their home upon completion, Sea Island Builders consistently strives to provide an unrivaled building experience for each of our clients....

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May
05

Sea Island Builders Receives Award for Customer Service Excellence from GuildQuality

Sea Island Builders received a 2021 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry.Since 2005, GuildQuality, an Atlanta-based third-party customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize and celebrate home...

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May
05

Sea Island Builders Selected for Custom Home Builder Program in Charleston's first and only Southern Living Inspired Community, The Settlement at Ashley Hall

The Settlement at Ashley Hall is a new riverfront neighborhood featuring timeless, Lowcountry-style homes minutes from Historic Downtown Charleston. It features 47 homesites including nine large riverfront lots situated on a natural bluff along the Ashley River. Situated along this bluff lined with majestic heritage oaks, magnolias and other grand ...

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Feb
05

Raising History: Breaking Ground on a Historic Project on Sullivan's Island

Sea Island Builders is thrilled to officially announce our newest project, a historical renovation and addition on Sullivan's Island we are calling project Raising History. This historic home with a storied past has undergone various renovations over the years, with the original structure dating back to ...

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Jan
05

Happy New Year from Sea Island Builders

Out with the old and in with the new! It is safe to say that 2020 was an interesting year. Regardless of the challenges we all faced, individually and collectively, we made the best of this unusual year. During 2020, we completed four major renovations, one new build, and broke ground on two new residential construction projects. We ...

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Dec
06

4th Annual Food Drive Benefitting The Lowcountry Food Bank

Join us for our 4th Annual Holiday Food Drive Benefitting The Lowcountry Food Bank. You can safely drop off non-perishable canned food items as well as new/unused baby and hygiene items to the collection boxes located at the Sea Island Builders office, Sullivan's Island Town Hall, the Poe Library and The Island Club beginning Monday, December ...

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Dec
01

Meet the Architect: A Conversation with Charleston Architect Anita King

Anita King knew she was going to become an architect at the ripe old age of 12 years old. "My dad is a surveyor, so I was introduced to architecture plans and drafting at an early age," she recalls. She never wavered from her goal and went on to earn her Architecture Design degree from Clemson University. Fresh out of college, she worked at DP3 Arc...

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Nov
20

Sea Island Builders Achieves State Awards for Best New Home Construction and Best Remodel

Sea Island Builders was recognized recently as one of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina. Home building industry professionals were awarded the most prestigious awards for construction excellence by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC). Award recipients were selected by an independent panel of experts who con...

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Nov
12

Guest Post: How to Design a Tasteful Modern Home from the Editors at Redfin

Modern architecture has become increasingly popular and we are finding that more and more clients are looking for a home with modern design elements. Click the link below to read more about designing a tasteful modern home from experts in the field of modern design, including some helpful tips from us at Sea Island Builders. How to Design...

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Oct
16

Q & A with Architect Alan Smith on Designing His Personal Home with Sea Island Builders

Sea Island Builders is fortunate to work with a host of talented architects on our range of new home construction and renovation projects for clients throughout the Lowcountry. Rarely, do we get the opportunity to work with an experienced architect on the design and construction of his own personal home. Today we are sitting down with Alan Smith of...

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Sep
16

Preventing Cost Overruns in Residential Construction Projects: How Proper Planning Can Help Keep Your Project on Budget

A cost overrun is a term commonly used throughout the construction industry. But what does it mean for the average homeowner looking to begin a residential construction project? Simply put, a cost or budget overrun is an unexpected cost, mostly due to an underestimation or excluded item during the budgeting process. Keeping a project on budget is o...

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May
27

Breaking Ground on Project Ship Watch

Even in the midst of a global pandemic, it's important to try and celebrate life's major milestones, such as building a new home. Last week we gathered some members of our project team together which included Herlong Architects, Interiors by Herlong, Red Bay Constructors and Southern Lumber (at a safe distance of course) to do j...

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Mar
11

Breaking Ground on a Hidden Treasure

On a sunny day in early March, the Sea Island Builders team, along with some of our key partners, gathered with our clients to break ground on their future forever home located on a quiet spot with picturesque views of Hobcaw Creek. This was a special day for our clients as it was a celebration and culmination of nearly four years of planning for t...

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Feb
17

Sea Island Builders Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

The Annual People's Choice Award from the Houzz Community Highlights Home Remodeling and Design Professionals with Most Popular Designs and Top Ratings Sea Island Builders is proud to announce that it has won a "Best Of Houzz" award for Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Sea Island Builders has been pro...

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Jan
29

Best Windows for Coastal Homes

 It's all about the view! Many people choose to live on the southeastern coast for its temperate climate and variety of amazing settings.  Whether marsh, ocean-front, deep-water, or small tidal-creek, each unique location provides different but equally beautiful views. Among the many considerations must be ma...

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Jan
09

Sea Island Builders Provides Clients with a 5-Star Design-Build Experience

Happy New Year! 2020 is off to a great start. We are looking forward to all of the exciting things 2020 has in store for our company. At Sea Island Builders, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. After all, we aren't simply building a house, we are creating a home for our clients to enjoy for generations to come. That's w...

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Nov
25

Sea Island Builders Wins 2019 Prism Award

The Charleston Home Builders Association recently held their 31st Annual PRISM Awards Gala and the Sea Island Builders team was honored to take home the award for Best Remodeled Home in the $950,000-$1 Million Category for our Charleston Harbor Front Estate Project.  This project was the result of creative thinking and great teamwork as w...

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Nov
21

Sea Island Builders Sponsors Sullivan's Island Beach Sweep

Sea Island Builders, along with Herlong Architects, recently hosted a Beach Sweep on Sullivan's Island.  Despite a cold, windy and rainy day, volunteers showed up and managed to pick up more than 284 pieces of debris from the beach front and nearby beach paths. Sea Island Builders has been based on Sullivan's Island for 9 y...

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Oct
10

A Comprehensive Guide to New Construction and Renovations in the Old Village Historic District of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Are you planning to build or renovate a home in the Old Village Historic District of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina? Are you overwhelmed by the volume of information and forms to complete and find yourself unsure of where to begin? If so, you have come to the right place. Sea Island Builders has the knowledge and experience in getting projects succes...

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Sep
20

Client Spotlight: Meet the Austin Family

What do California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado all have in common? At first glance, nothing really, but to the Austin family, they are stops along the road that finally brought them home to Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Jeff Austin, a Comcast executive, originally from California, moved around the west coast growing up. When...

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Sep
03

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist for Project Sites

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency in preparation for possible impact from Hurricane Dorian and urged South Carolinians to prepare.​ The executive order enables all state agencies to coordinate resources and sets into effect the State Emergency Operations Plan.  As such, Sea ...

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Aug
06

Successfully Navigating the Sullivan's Island Design Review Board

Do you have dreams of building or renovating a home on Sullivan's Island, SC? Many people do, and for those lucky enough to bring this dream to fruition, they will eventually find themselves face-to-face with the Sullivan's Island Design Review Board. For the uninitiated, those words may strike fear into the heart of current and potential home...

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Jun
13

Charleston Flood Maps

Sea Island Builders uses state-of-the-art technology to assess and provide studies of current and future Charleston flood maps and offers flood risk management studies​   The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is officially upon us. Beginning June 1 and running until November 30, potential storms are almost always a running topic of conversat...

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Feb
12

Infographic: Luxury Bathroom Trends of 2015

Steam Showers Inc, the largest online distributor of steam showers, published a new infographic detailing some interesting luxury bathroom trends of 2015.

Steam Showers Inc found that home bathroom design is leaning towards the inclusion of spa features and glamorous designs. People want to feel relaxed and pampered in their bathrooms. In fact, luxury bathroom designs for homes may look like they were designed for movie stars. The more luxurious the bathroom, the better!

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