SHELTER is committed to expertly crafting beautiful homes that exceed every aspect of our client’s vision.


As an award-winning, locally-owned company, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has a vested interest in the quality and innovation of your home and its unique place in the LowCountry. Our mission is to place our clients needs and wants as our top priority while providing an honest, straightforward, seamless approach to custom home building. This approach has earned our company the highest-possible rating from Guild Quality. The five star, 100% approval from our clients speaks to what we value and execute as builders.


A Multi-Prism Award-Winning Company, SHELTER Custom Built-Living is the first builder in South Carolina to be featured on the “Today’s Builder” television show.  View episodes here.


Each project we take on utilizes our in-house build/design team. This collaboration of experienced and talented builders, artisans and designers clearly defines the goals and vision for our clients’ homes while ensuring that the entire design-build process is transparent. Each member of what “Today’s Builder” called our “Dream Team” contributes their own creative vision and ensures that the building process is memorable for all the right reasons.


Every home we build is carefully curated and truly unique, unlike any other home. SHELTER believes the process of building a home should be an enjoyable experience. As a custom home builder, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to create and execute the perfect vision of your home. With clarity of process and schedule, we provide expert guidance through each step of the custom home building experience– from lot procurement to design and material selection. We have a history of establishing lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding expectations, exceptional performance and ongoing communication., SHELTER builds homes of unparalleled craftsmanship that will be cherished today and for generations to come.


Read client testimonials.



Ryan Butler


James Huffman

James Huffman

Director of Construction


Kecia Heyward

Interior Designer


Steve Blackburn

Project Manager

Alexander Head Shot

Alexander Fragopoulos

Project Manager


Denise Ketterman

Office Coordinator


Michael Hayes

Project Manager

Jackson Karolczyk

Jackson Karolczyk

Director of Operations


Skylar Zucal

Associate Design Coordinator


Lauren Pittas

Associate Design Coordinator


Jeremy Petit

Site Supervisor