Best known for its stunning shoreline and tropical beaches, South Carolina is a historic state that offers countless attractions and significant landmarks. As well as being the birthplace of sweet tea, it is also regarded for its quaint pastel-colored houses in its preserved districts. For those who are looking to get construction jobs completed in this beautiful state, this list showcases eight of South Carolina’s best and leading construction companies. These firms were chosen based on their impressive portfolios, unique skill sets, and outstanding backgrounds.
Musselman Construction, Inc.
654 St. Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
With nearly three decades of experience, J. Musselman Construction provides a full range of general contracting services throughout Charleston and its surrounding areas. The firm is noted for its expertise in commercial construction, with particular focus on the medical, office, and retail sectors. The firm’s core management team draws inspiration from over a hundred years of combined industry experience to ensure that every project’s construction process is smooth from start to finish.
Projects from the firm’s portfolio can be found in many places throughout South Carolina, including Charleston, Orangeburg, Greenville, Columbia, Anderson, Florence, Beaufort and Myrtle Beach. At the firm’s helm is Jon Musselman, who holds a degree in construction science and management from Clemson University.
Renew Urban Charleston
251 1/2 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
Renew Urban Charleston specializes in historic restorations and luxury new home constructions projects. It has had the opportunity to work in some of Charleston’s most sought-after districts and communities, and is highly regarded for its boutique approach to its projects. The firm’s work has been featured in a variety of impressive publications, including the Charleston Regional Business Journal, as well as being featured on networks such as CBS, NBC, and FOX.
Showcased here is one of the firm’s notable projects. Located on 340 King Street in historic Charleston, this space was renovated in 2011. The firm’s team was tasked with the building’s extensive gutting to accommodate a sleek new design. It opted for modern touches and a neutral color palette to emphasize the space’s straight lines and contemporary finishes.
Carolina Services Inc.
1001 Trident St, Ste #101 Hanahan, SC 29410
Founded in 1976, Carolina Services is a premier construction company that is best known for its commercial space planning and improvement services. It offers its clients impressive and comprehensive solutions to otherwise challenging and complicated projects. Completing all of its projects on-time and within budget, the firm takes on everything from interior finishing and plumbing to electrical work, concrete and landscape work, and civil engineering. In terms of designs, its portfolio showcases countless spaces rendered in modern and contemporary themes. Its work is often noted for its lively colors, open-concept floor plans, and airy interiors.
SHELTER Custom-Built Living
895 Island Park Dr, Ste 203, Daniel Island, SC 29492
SHELTER Custom-Built Living is a locally owned and operated practice that has won countless industry accolades since its founding. These distinctions include several Multi-Prism Awards, as well as features in publications like Charleston Home+Design, Architectural Digest, and Charleston Style&Design. The firm makes use of an excellent and comprehensive design-build process, which allows it to keep everything in-house. This ensures that clients do not have to look for and contract additional subcontractors and professionals for their projects.
At the firm’s helm is owner Ryan Butler, a second-generation builder who got his first glimpse into the industry through his father, a highly experienced builder. Ryan worked for his father’s custom home building company while growing up, gaining much of his experience and knowledge from his father. Butler holds a degree in construction management from Bowling Green State University, later working for John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, one of the Souths premier homebuilders after college. He quickly became the vice president of construction in Charleston, SC and became the youngest in company history to hold this position. Ryan enjoys the challenge of matching his building expertise with the dreams and needs of every client.
Structures Building Company
899 Island Park Dr, Ste 101, Daniel Island, SC 29492
Structures Building has provided its clients with a wide array of construction solutions since 1999, and has since then secured a solid reputation for its excellent work. In fact, its homes have won numerous awards throughout the years and have been located in some of the area’s best and most sought-after communities. These include Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, the Old Village, I’On in Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, and James Island. At the firm’s helm is Steve Kendrick, who, in addition to his extensive experience in architecture and construction, is an advocate for Habitat for Humanity and has had the opportunity to build three Habitat houses.
This featured project is located in the heart of Charleston, by the waterfront on the Wando River. Structures Building completed the project in collaboration with the professionals at Beau Clowney Architects. The firm’s team opted for tall floor-to-ceiling windows, traditional touches, and custom details in order to create this stunning home.
Sea Island Builders
2113 Middle St #100, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482
Established in 2004, Sea Island Builders is a subsidiary of the Fowler Development Company. It is a family-owned and operated practice that uses a design-build approach, which allows it to keep everything in-house. This comprehensive approach also ensures that each of the firm’s projects receives personalized solutions for everything that arises throughout the construction process. The company services Awendaw, Charleston, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and West Ashley.
This award winning design-build project is a partnership between Sea Island Builders and Swallowtail Architects – this marsh-front gem is located inside the Cardinal Hill gated community in Mount Pleasant, SC. This custom home sits on Horlbeck Creek on a large secluded lot that reveals itself upon entry. LuAnn McCants led the interior design and selections for the project. Paramount in the design was the creation of a layered experience that revealed itself upon approaching the home. The curved drive provides privacy from the street and begins to open up as the home is approached. Peek views through the understory pique one’s interest and provides glimpses of the pool, marsh and beyond.
Classic Remodeling & Construction, Inc.
1832 River Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
As its name suggests, Classic offers both extensive remodeling and construction work. Operating out of its office in Johns Island, it is especially regarded for its kitchens, bathrooms, home additions, and outdoor living areas. It draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience and is composed of a team of administrative staff, designers, and project artisans. The firm particularly takes pride in being Charleston’s only design-build firm that is focused exclusively on residential remodeling.
Located in Daniel Island, this project required the firm to conduct a comprehensive remodel, while adhering to the limitations of the home’s pre-existing structure. For the kitchen, the remodel included installing a large custom hood over the kitchen center island cooktop, relocating the sink, and moving the fridge. Some other great details in the kitchen include its deep blue cabinetry and mirrored tile backsplashes.
Delpino Custom Homes
1023 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
With over 12 years of working in and around Charleston, Delpino Custom Homes has had the opportunity to work with 70 clients since its inception. It commits itself to the highest standards, and in terms of designs, can take on any project regardless of size or complexity. The firm is the product of the vision of Nathan Delpino, an experienced professional who has been in the construction industry since 2006. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its services to include luxury custom home building.
Located in the heart of Daniel Island, this modern farmhouse is an excellent tribute to the firm’s skill. It spans over 6,000 square feet and contains five bedrooms and bathrooms. Some of its best details include its traditional standing seam metal roof with exposed rafter tail covers, its art room, and its vaulted formal dining room.