Home Builder Digest

The Best Custom Home Builders in South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is a charming and peaceful port city that is known for its historic sites, museums, and outdoor recreation spaces. Its numerous beach towns, classic architecture, and remarkable year-round weather draws in many residents and tourists from around the region and beyond. Unlike other major cities around the country where typical homes are apartments and condos, residences in Charleston are remarkably large, expensive, and distinctive. These homes are characterized by classic architectural styles and are personalized to match the personalities and lifestyles of its homeowners.

If you are looking to build a home in Charleston or anywhere in the Lowcountry area, take a look at this list of the best custom home builders in Charleston, South Carolina. These firms have years of experience building custom homes in the region and can help turn your vision of your dream home into reality.

Shelter Custom-Built Living

In just about five years of its opening, this Lowcountry custom home builder has put up more than 19 homes on Daniel Island, SC, and achieved national recognition. Ryan Butler established Shelter Custom-Built Living in 2013. The Bowling Green State University graduate gained his decades of construction experience after college by working with his contractor father and at a large construction company. Butler was serving as vice president with Atlanta-based John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods when he decided to start his own construction company.


Homes by Shelter Custom-Built Living have unique exteriors inspired by modern and coastal cottage architecture. Most of the homes are priced well over $1M and appear throughout Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms. A typical waterfront home has seven bedrooms, seven baths, a six-car garage, and a volleyball court. The structures, which have been covered in 10 issues of Charleston Home & Design, have also fetched PRISM Awards in 2016 and 2017. Notably, Shelter Custom-Built Living is the first South Carolina contractor to be featured on the TV show Today’s Builder.


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