Dunbar Builders Inc. is an award-winning custom home building company that has served the Greater Columbia area since 1994. The father-son team of Pat and Patrick Dunbar builds in many fine communities in the Columbia area, including the nationally recognized Saluda River Club and in downtown Columbia.
In 2011, Dunbar Builders was selected for membership in the exclusive Southern Living Custom Builder Program, an invitation-only network of about 100 residential builders throughout the South. Now in its 19th year, the program recognizes custom homebuilders who have a demonstrated track record of success and a commitment to excellence in architecture and craftsmanship that tell a Southern story.
“It truly is an honor to be associated with such a strong national brand, and a recognized icon of Southern quality and style,” Pat Dunbar says. “We are proud to represent Southern Living magazine in the Columbia market.”
A graduate of Indiana University School of Business, Pat Dunbar founded Dunbar Builders Inc. after serving in the Air Force and working for more than 20 years in banking and finance. A longtime member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, Pat served as the association’s president in 2002. His company has experienced the good and bad times of the housing industry, and he believes that Dunbar Builders is stronger today than ever.
“Our association with the Southern Living Custom Builder Program gives us access to an award-winning network of architects and designers, as well as to national manufacturers that are on the cutting edge of new homebuilding technology,” Pat says. “We call it our ‘Southern Living Connection’ and it’s a tremendous benefit for our customers.”
After graduating from College of Charleston in 1999 with a degree in business, Patrick Dunbar made the decision to join his father’s homebuilding company. With a commitment to his community and to industry professionalism, Patrick serves on the board of directors of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, is a member of the Greater Columbia Green Building Council, and is working toward his designation as a Certified Master Builder in South Carolina.