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, ...
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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 conver...
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Mar
13

Sea Island Builders Run to Raise Money for the Charleston Animal Society

We are running for the animals and we need your help! Sea Island Builders is teaming up with Daniel Island Dentistry to run the 2019 Cooper River Bridge Run to raise money for the Charleston Animal Society. We need your help to reach our goal of $3,000. Every dollar contributed will help fund the Charleston Animal Society's most critical needs...
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Mar
04

Sea Island Builders Hosts 2nd Annual Dumpster Day

Mark your calendars for March 9th! Sea Island Builders will help you with your spring cleaning. For this event, we will provide free dumpsters and the muscle to help you unload. This year, we are partnering with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity and will serve as a collection site for gently used items such as furniture, appliances, building materia...
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Feb
13

Sea Island Builders Hosts Holiday Food Drive to Benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank

In December 2018, Sea Island Builders hosted its annual holiday food drive. Together with the help and support of the Sullivans Island community, we collected over 470 lbs of food and donations to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Our team enjoyed meeting and visiting with those who dropped off donations. We are proud to be part of such a generous ...
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Jan
31

New year, new people, the best quality.

Happy 2019! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and is off to a great start in 2019! We have a lot of exciting news to share with you starting with our new team members! We are thrilled to announce the hiring of James Arthur and Ruben Gutierrez! James joins SIB as senior production manager after previously serving as Principal of Sceltas Bu...
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Aug
22

5 tips for selecting the right light fixtures for your home

Kitchen Lighting
Whether you've built a custom home or remodeled an existing, every homeowner knows selecting the right light fixtures for your home is one of the toughest stages of a project. Not only are there endless options of light fixtures to choose from, light fixture trends and technology are ever-changing and therefore makes it difficult to keep up with th...
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Jan
18

5 tips for building a new coastal home - a must read

A beautiful coastal home situated on the marsh in Sullivans Island

Building a new coastal home? Follow our 5 tips for building a new coastal home and we are confident you will have an enjoyable experience. In 2016, Sea Island Builders was voted the #1 custom home builder in Charleston. Much of our success has been due to the happiness of our clients so we wanted to share with you our 5 tips for building a new coastal home.

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Oct
05

Best Custom Home Builder Charleston

Charleston Best Custom Home Builder

Recently minted as the "Best Custom Home Builder in Charleston," we feel obligated to share with homeowners what makes Sea Island Builders different than our competition. What made us Charleston's Best Custom Home Builder? The answer is clear - we have a unique design-build approach that is tailored specifically towards the homeowner. There are many run of the mill contractors but few design-build custom home builders take time to understand our clients as much as we do.

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Aug
18

Shiplap - Charleston's handcrafted material of choice for custom homes

Shiplap

Shiplap! We won't say it started in Charleston, South Carolina but this rustic, handcrafted look is more prevalent in the Charleston beach communities than most areas of the US. Where does the shiplap come from? Shiplap is a material that was originally used in the construction of antique wooden boats, barns, and sheds. It is a fairly inexpensive product and is more durable than sheetrock.

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May
26

Sea Island Builders Receives 2015 Guildmaster Award for Exceptional Customer Service

Guild Quality

As a family- and community-oriented business, we at Sea Island Builders value the care of our clients and their families above all else.

That’s why we were both proud and incredibly grateful to have received a 2015 Guildmaster Award for our unparalleled delivery of customer care and service. The award recognizes Sea Island Builders as

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Feb
12

Infographic: Luxury Bathroom Trends of 2015

Luxury Bathroom Trends

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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Feb
03

Team Spotlight: Architect Rachel Burton

Architect Rachel Burton has been working with Sea Island Builders for the past decade, first with Herlong and Associates and now with her own firm, Swallowtail, but she never thought she would be designing buildings when she was growing up.

Rachel’s first love was landscape architecture, but she didn’t exactly...

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Jan
26

The Best Materials to Use for Beachfront Homes

Beachfront Home

There are countless benefits that come with owning beachfront homes, from stunning vistas to liberal ocean access. Americans across the country dream of owning property on the beach—of spending their days splashing in the warm ocean and their evenings watching the sunset over the water.

But beachfront homes do come with their share of challenges. Coastal homes are frequently exposed to harsh elements like moisture-fraught air, bright sunlight, strong winds, and saltwater corrosion. To build a sturdy home that can withstand Mother Nature’s temper, you must use proper building materials and techniques.

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Jan
23

Sea Island Builders Supports the MUSC Children’s Hospital

Sea Island Builders is proud to be teaming up with MUSC Children’s Hospital to raise funds to enhance the health of children throughout South Carolina.

We’re starting off our partnership by making an outright $1,200 donation as a sponsor of the 103.5 WEZL and Y102.5 Miracle Maker campaign. And for the month of February

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Jan
22

Sea Island Builders Receives 'Best of Houzz' 2015 Award

Best of Houzz

Sea Island Builders is proud to have been awarded “Best of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. We were chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Nov
13

Choosing Insulation for Sullivan's Island Homes

Choosing Insulation

When most people are looking into home insulation, they just have to think about heating and cooling. But this isn’t true for coastal areas like Sullivan’s Island where there’s a lot of humidity and moisture in the air. If too much moisture invades your house, it can cause wood to warp as well as a variety of other problems. That’s just one big reason why Sea Island Builders always uses ...

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Oct
31

Sea Island Builders’ Bathroom Renovations in Charleston

Bathroom Renovation

At Sea Island Builders, we often have potential clients ask us what kind of process we go through for bathroom renovations in Charleston and the surrounding area. We understand that it’s important for these potential clients to have a sense of how long the project will take, what they can expect of their custom remodelers, and what the completed project will look like, which is why we’ve put together this guide to the Sea Island Builders bathroom renovation process and included examples of our previous work.

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