Lady Street Builders
“Our clients can count on us to be there from the initial groundbreaking to the very last lick of paint.
We are here to realize their dreams within their budget and timeline.”
How did your business begin?
I represent the third generation of our family that works in construction in the greater Columbia area — where I was born and raised. My father was a local county building inspector, and I started out working for my grandfather, a Columbia heating and air conditioning contractor. From residential remodeling, I moved to new home building more than 20 years ago when I partnered with Walter Taylor and Bill Theus of Lady Street Builders. Our company has developed and built some of the finest neighborhoods in and around Columbia and Lexington. We are a good team and truly enjoy being hands-on.
What is the mission of your business?
To listen to our clients and to build their top-quality homes. To exceed our clients’ expectations. Clear, consistent and ongoing communication is the most important tool we have to create the comfort level our clients deserve — throughout the entire homebuilding process. We are here to realize their dreams, within their budget and timeline. Our clients can count on us to be there from the initial groundbreaking to the very last lick of paint.
How did you get involved with this business?
After more than 20 years as a residential builder, I still think construction is the best business I could have gotten into. For me it is fun every day, and it is an honor to build a beautiful home where future generations will create lasting memories. I give it everything I have: I use and share my many years of experience, and when necessary, I am able to provide thoughtful solutions to build the best home for our customers.
What do you like best about your line of work?
The satisfaction of seeing a happy family move into their home is powerful stuff. I really enjoy getting to know our clients during the entire process of building their home, and to help them translate their dreams into their home. I am honored that our peers respect and recognize the quality of our work. Though Lady Street Builders is known for its beautiful Craftsman and traditional homes, both custom and spec, in some of the finest neighborhoods in the area, I also enjoy the challenge of building in a variety of other styles.
What is your favorite pastime?
When not on the next new home site, I enjoy spending time with my family, boating on Lake Murray and playing tennis (doubles) as a member of LATA.