Here are some important links that may assist you in selecting materials, services, a homebuilder or remodeling contractor, area communities, etc.


Homebuilders association of Greater Columbia: Our local chapter of Homebuilders association of America with over 900 local builder and associate members.   Great links and resources.

HBA of Greater Columbia Remodelers Subgroup of the local HBA. Newly remodeled site.  Features different types of remodeling jobs, and links to qualified professionals.

Green Building Council: Green Building Council of Greater Columbia (New Site).  Find out who's getting involved in Building Green in Columbia!


Edwin Gerace:  I’ve known Edwin for a long time,  he’s a great guy who just happens to be one of the hottest realtors in the Lexington market.  If you need to find it or sell it, get in touch with Edwin.

Kit and Johnny Oswald: Coldwell Banker. The lake pro team. They have sold lake Murray property for years.

Tom Sharpe Coldwell Banker:  Tom is a super knowledgeable realtor with a super informative website.  He sells a lot of product in Lexington, as well as the rest of Columbia.


Stuart Wingo Regions bank:  Financing is certainly the not same as it was a year ago.... I have a good solution for you though... I had Stuart recommended to me by a friend in the biz, and this guy knows how to get it done for you.  He got it done for me, even showed up at the closing. Trust me, you're going to need someone who knows how to get it done in today's financial world.  Stuart's that guy. 803 779 5759


Custom Homebuilders:

The Barry Davis Company Inc.:  One of the Lexington areas finest builders, I recommend him highly to all of my Lexington area clients.  He builds both sides of the lake, Lexington side and Chapin side too.

Mike Lowman Homes:  I've worked with Mike for a long time on his regular product line, recently we have been doing more custom work for happy clients.

Meridian Homes:  Frank has done lots of great homes for my clients and now he's building green too!  Check him out on the web!

NAI Construction:  Dave Stout, president. Good quality cost plus builder. Check out his website!.

Remodeling contractors:

Lamotte Builders:  Bob Lamotte and I have worked on many projects together.  I can highly recommend him for your remodeling needs.

Lee Willm:  Willm Construction. I've done work with Lee and he's very good at remodeling.  I can recommend him highly.

Specialty contractors:

Energy Saver Home:  Read about those green homes and their great power bills? Now you can get those lower bills in your existing home!

Mt. Valley Construction Company:  The foundation repair experts. If you have a sagging foundation, or a fireplace pulling away from the wall, these guys can easily fix it.

The Clearwater Co:  Check out their website for lots of great pool installation ideas!

Gilmore Consulting:  If you’re going to build green you need a rater.  Joseph is HERS and NAHB program cerified.

Cutters Insulation:  Craig Cutter did the insulation in my new green rated home.  He is also a HERS rater.  That means if you have an energy problem with your home he can probably find it and fix it.

Palmetto Heating and Air: Trent Jackson handled all of my HVAC needs for my green home and he knows how to go green with your new or existing HVAC also. Not on the web yet. call 803-358-9673



National supplier pages: National resource database for everything in the home, including the kitchen sink!

New home communities:

Lake Carolina:  Northeast Columbia.  New community with a nice lake amenity. Hosted the 2000 Parade of Homes. They have a new neighborhood called Harborside that I'm working in.  It's a master planned Traditional Neighborhood Development.  Really exciting stuff!

Longcreek Plantation: Northeast Columbia.  Well planned group of neighborhoods around a nice lake and golf course. Upscale living.

Other Links: Here are some cool lanai doors I saw on the internet.  Might be a design solution for you.

Benedict College Revitalization: A few years ago Square One Design worked closely with Benedict College on a neighborhood revitalization project.

Rural Homes Inc: Test site for Rural Homes Inc.




Local Suppliers:


Bart Fireside Shop: Choose from many styles and sizes of fireplaces, gas logs, and accessories.

Hampton kitchens:  Serving Columbia's cabinetry needs for over 30 years. See examples of their fine work online!

Sun Shades and Graphics: All those great windows you have sometimes let in a little too much UV.  Jeff Carstetter sells only the finest window films for all applications.  Carries the premier VISTA line of products

Hinson Cabinet Company:   Let Steve Hinson, the midlands leader in cabinet design, help you design and construct a kitchen fabulous in form and function.

KB Kitchen and Bath:   Owner Bob Wilkes has a beautiful showroom in Lexington, and a great new website. Let him work some kitchen magic for you.






































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