October 2017

October 2017: Builder Spotlight

Author: Special to CH2

It is a beautiful thing to be able to create something so lasting as a home—to conduct an orchestra of craftsmanship to achieve the homeowner’s vision.

This is what it means to be a builder.

Southern Coastal Homes

At Southern Coastal Homes, we have a working philosophy that guides every home we build: Listen to our clients, understand their needs, respect their opinions and wishes, and work with them to create a home that carefully, and uniquely, blends form and function.

Our small, dedicated team of professionals brings over 40 years of homebuilding experience to our clients. It’s this experience that makes us uniquely suited to provide suggestions, examples, and ideas to help our clients turn a house into the home of their dreams.

From traditional and transitional to contemporary and modern, we’ve created homes to match our clients’ distinctive personal styles and tastes, and whether they want to regularly entertain large groups of friends and family or simply want a cozy, Lowcountry cottage retreat, we design custom homes that work for their lifestyles.

Every client has a budget to work within, and we work diligently to craft a home to meet our clients’ biggest wishes and dreams, without sacrificing quality or style. Building the custom home of your dreams is possible, and we’re honored to work with our clients to create a home where they will create memories for years to come.

Southern Coastal Homes
181 Bluffton Rd C103
Bluffton, SC 29910


Compass Custom Homes

For over 35 years, Dale Thompson has been building custom residential homes for discerning buyers, initially in the Maryland suburban market and now in Bluffton, South Carolina. His approach to building begins by assembling the right team of suppliers, sub-contractors, and affiliated professionals that work together as a team to provide his clients with the most cost effective method to accomplish the home they want.

Thompson is a licensed South Carolina residential contractor and a degreed structural engineer. This, along with his practical experience managing his own company and building over 400 custom homes provides the unique qualifications to get the job done right.

“The most important assignment of being a custom home builder is to provide your customer with pricing and scheduling predictability, while at the same time making certain that the customer gets the home that they want and are specifying,” Thompson said. “This is not an easy task in a truly custom environment, but we have been doing it for over 30 years now, and we know how to make this happen.”

Compass Custom Homes


Paragon Construction

My name is Rick Leach, and I have a passion for custom-home construction. Having been immersed in the industry my entire life, I now possess the experience, skills, and most important, the inspiration to do what I love every day.

Before moving to Hilton Head Island in 1984, I lived in Ohio, working with my family, developing land and building condominiums and homes. Upon moving to Hilton Head Island, I worked with a local general contractor overseeing construction on golf clubhouses, churches, banks, and light commercial projects. These fantastic opportunities endowed me with the knowledge and professionalism to move forward on my own. In 1993, I incorporated Paragon Construction, Inc. with the intent of building custom homes. Since we’ve been in business, we’ve been very successful building custom homes and lasting relationships throughout the Lowcountry.

With a focus on high quality and organization, we have put together an excellent group of skilled professionals to work as a team when it comes to building your custom home and maintaining communication with you, the homeowner. Organization of the construction process starts with our computerized estimate. From there, we are able to create a budget; this protects you from costly surprises down the road. Then, with the help of the many skilled trades who have worked with us since the very beginning, we create your home to your exact specifications.

The wonderful citizens of the Lowcountry and surrounding areas make it possible for me to pursue my passions on a daily basis. Building dream homes for other people has always been my passion, and thanks to our clients, I have the opportunity to excel every time I walk into work. I welcome the design/build process and enjoy working with clients and architects. From conceptual plans to final plans, we won’t stop working with you until we achieve the look that you have envisioned within the budget you have anticipated.

Contact us or come in today to learn more about our process.

Paragon Construction


Village Park Homes

With 14 Hilton Head and Bluffton new home communities, locally-owned Village Park Homes is the area’s top hometown builder. The company founder, John Cardamone, enjoys a long history of coastal development success with a rich Lowcountry heritage and deep local roots. Led by company president and COO, Richard Schwartz, the dynamic team of industry professionals with Village Park Homes has taken the insights gained from working with hundreds of coastal residents over the years to ensure that every home is built with the same attention to detail and care that you would expect from the area’s most respected homebuilder.

Village Park Homes is currently building new homes in 16 communities throughout coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Village Park neighborhood offerings are ideally located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head Island, the charm of Old Town Bluffton and the rich culture of downtown Savannah. New homes and townhomes range from the 100s to the $500s and come with impressive included features and on-trend selections to make each new home as distinctive as you are. Designed to complement the needs of distinctive and varied lifestyles, the Village Park Homes plan collection meets the highest quality home building standards. The team at Village Park Homes stands behind every home built with a Quality Builder’s Warranty backed by Liberty Mutual for your peace of mind.

After years of setting the standard for local building excellence, Village Park Homes continues to be the area’s leader in new home design and construction and is the proud recipient of numerous Lighthouse Awards. Whether you’re in search of your first home, your next home or your retirement home, Village Park Homes can build you the perfect home for every chapter of your life and can exceed expectations in quality, value, and service.

Village Park Homes
4454 Bluffton Park Crescent
Bluffton, SC 29910



Led by President Tim Franks , the award-winning team at Hilton Head Custom Homes shares a collective passion for classic coastal lifestyle living and a devotion to unsurpassed quality in every home they design and construct. With over 45 years of homebuilding excellence and an extensive architectural design background, the dynamic industry experts at Hilton Head Custom Homes boast a long history of local building experience and possess all the tools needed to make your custom home building experience a success.

Part of what sets Hilton Head Custom Homes apart from other custom homebuilding companies is an unwavering commitment to their clients. The overall goal at Hilton Head Custom Homes is to keep the focus on superior design and construction while developing a mutual trust, respect and understanding with every client they work with to nurture long lasting relationships that result in a willingness to refer them to friends and family. At Hilton Head Custom Homes their award-winning home designs offer innovative and distinctive architectural details while delivering the very best in luxury lifestyle living. Hilton Head Custom Homes builds in some of the area’s most sought-after communities in Hilton Head and Bluffton and are honored to have been chosen as a “Preferred Builder” in Hampton Lake. A beautifully constructed model home can be toured daily at 140 Flatwater Drive in the Hampton Lake Concept Home Park. Hilton Head Custom Homes continues to be recognized as a leader in the local custom homebuilding industry and is proud to have received numerous Lighthouse awards including Best Exterior, Best Kitchen, Best Bath, and Best Overall design.Hilton Head Custom Homes welcomes the opportunity to discuss your custom home plans. Please explore their gallery page and contact them for a free custom home quote. HHICustomHomes.com

Hilton Head Custom Homes
4454 Bluffton Park Crescent, Suite 102
Bluffton, SC 29910


William Byrd Homes

William Byrd Homes connects people with the intrinsic beauty of Hilton Head Island through friendly, experienced homebuilding services. A fixture of the Lowcountry’s construction industry for more than 30 years, William Byrd is well acquainted with the demands and requirements of coastal housing. Having built his first home at the age of 16, Byrd was something of a child prodigy in the construction business.
As creators of some of the finest homes in the Hilton Head area, William Byrd Homes prides itself on balancing environmentally sound construction practices with exceptional building designs. In fact, many have said Byrd has the gift of visualizing a home just by looking at a set of plans.

“I love doing interesting homes and the passion of building a house that will last forever with great finishes. It’s so rewarding to see it, because you sink your teeth into it. You love it. You love the idea of doing stuff like that,” Byrd said.

With an unprecedented degree of confidence and attention to detail, Byrd continues to build award-winning homes that leave lasting impressions. William Byrd Homes also offers full renovation services, from kitchen and bath redesigns to additions. Byrd’s close-knit company specializes in the design/build method of home building, and projects typically range from $300,000 to $5,000,000+. Their personalized approach allows clients to have the dream home they envision, while staying within structural, budget, and time constraints. The company works with multiple architectural firms and has developed consistent working relationships with some of the finest craftsmen in the Lowcountry.

A home is a collection of elements that reflect the homeowners’ individuality and spirit. Whether you choose to renew your existing home, or imagine a new home, make a statement with William Byrd.

William Byrd Homes
2 Corpus Christi Place, Suite 200
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Simply Southern Homebuilder, LLC

Our main goal at Simply Southern Homebuilder is to deliver results, beyond your expectations, in all facets of your home and homebuilding experience. Simply Southern has been building outstanding Custom Homes in the Lowcountry for eight years. Our team provides a combined 45+ years of experience. We provide a fresh approach to homebuilding; simply stated, we care! We are passionate about providing an outstanding home, an outstanding value and an outstanding experience! We have never wanted to be the biggest builder—and lose the intimate experience of working one-on-one with you, the homeowner. You can expect hand-holding assistance and enjoy a “white glove” experience throughout the entire process. Your home will be everything you hoped for and customized specifically for you: your lifestyle, your tastes, your location, your budget.

Simply Southern Homebuilder, LLC
4181 Bluffton Road, Suite B-102
Bluffton, SC 29910

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