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Custom & New Home Builders in Columbia South Carolina

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Berry Builders


Berry Builders offers their customers over 20 years experience in the residential and commercial construction industry. Wayne and Isabel Berry utilize their experience and engineering background to offer a well engineered and quality constructed home. The Berry's pride themselves in their design creativity which enables each home to have its genuine uniqueness. Recently, Berry Builders was honored with the "Best Overall" award for the 2009 Tour of Homes in the category of $750,000 and above. "We not only strive to assure that the homes are constructed structurally sound, but we also strive to offer a home that is very functional," says Wayne Berry, president of Berry Builders. When we first look at a design we intend to construct, we visually walk through the house and consider what changes we would make if we were actually going to live in the house ourselves."

Blue Ribbon Builders


Buying a home can be a stressful experience. Blue Ribbon Builders understands that, and we do our best to eliminate the stress and confusion that can develop during the home buying process. With over 60 years of experience in residential construction, we understand that process better than anyone!

Blue Ribbon Builders is a family-owned third-generation builder. We focus on providing quality homes at a better value than any of our competitors. They come with more features, too, designed and built for today’s family, with innovative plans that enhance our homeowner’s lives.

When a homebuyer makes the decision to purchase a Blue Ribbon Home, it shows a commitment to our product and our family. And we take that responsibility very seriously. Our referral rating and awards won speak to our integrity and customer service, but there’s no honor we hold higher than your choice to build a home with us. So come see why buyers have been choosing us since 1945.

Blue Ribbon Builders is building homes in The Ponds at Lake Carolina offering homes from the Mid$100's to High $200's. 

Capogrossi Construction


Building distinctive homes in some of the best communities throughout the Midlands, such as The Peninsula at Lake Carolina, Capogrossi Construction, Inc. places over 25 years of experience into every home built. Jeff Capogrossi, President of Capogrossi Construction, Inc., has a hands-on commitment to quality and provides close personal attention to every home constructed - from conception to completion. A true custom builder, he offers exceptional value with creative floor plans, elegant designs and a variety of special features that makes each home unique. Jeff and his team firmly believes that building a home, in many cases, represents the single largest personal investment for a future owner. They are dedicated to working closely with you to help balance your dreams and lifestyle with the importance of a future investment. Superior craftsmanship and incomparable value has become the hallmark of a Capogrossi Construction built home.

With a tradition of award winning craftsmanship and personalized service, Capogrossi Construction, Inc., has participated in eleven Greater Columbia Parade of Homes. Jeff is a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia and the National Home Builder's Association.

Crown Communities


Proven Reliability 

Crown Communities began as a small, family owned, Atlanta-based homebuilder over two decades ago and succeeded in becoming the largest builder in the Atlanta Metro. Today, that reach has expanded throughout the southeast and Crown is now part of the D.R. Horton family, the largest builder in the country. And, while we have grown over the years, we remain true to our standards of providing the best value, included features and service in the industry. But don’t take our word for it; ask one of the nearly 9,000 home owners who have chosen Crown Communities above all the rest.

The Crown Difference

We strive to craft the best-built homes in the market. Our homes go through a comprehensive 12+ step inspection from local and state municipalities for approval through every stage of construction. But at Crown Communities, we take it a step further. Our unprecedented Quality Control System (QCS) puts your home through an extensive examination during every stage of construction and is then given a QC score based on a final 394-point inspection. And, while no builder can promise a perfectly built home, our decades of experience provide the knowledge that puts our building practices closer to perfection than ever.

Crown Cares

Going above and beyond customer service, Crown Communities believes in customer care. We stand behind every detail that makes your house a home with our unrivaled in-house warranty department. You can feel confident knowing your new home is covered under a 2-year mechanical and 10-year structural warranty. In addition, at 2-months and 10-months, every homeowner receives a scheduled follow up, so that if there is an issue, we’ll make it right. Plus, our easy-to-use online portal makes the warranty process as seamless as possible with electronic status alerts, documented history, and access to your account 24/7.

DR Horton Homes


DR Horton America’s Builder  - America's #1 Homebuilder for 10 Years In-A-Row!

Over 30 years ago, Donald R. Horton had a vision of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompromising quality and a business that would grow by making customers’ dreams a reality. That philosophy of creating value every step of the way was the Company's signature focus when Horton unveiled his first neighborhood in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area over three decades ago. As the Company grew from a local homebuilder, to a regional homebuilder, to ultimately the largest homebuilder in the United States,  that philosophy has never wavered. There's an old adage in the real estate business: "What are the three most important things in real estate? Location, Location, Location!" At D.R. Horton, we realize that many things are important to our homebuyers in addition to location. For 30 years, our homes have been designed and built with a focus on quality and value, while including livable floor plans, energy efficient features, a home warranty - and the list goes on.

DR Horton is building 3 great Lake Carolina neighborhoods!

Sandy Glen: Coming Soon!!

Berkeley Shores – Lake Front Living featuring the Emerald Collection of Homes from the $300’s - $600’s

Manchester Park – Small Enclave of Executive Homes from the $300’s

To reserve your homesite NOW call 803.736.LAKE (5253) or Visit Lake Carolina Properties behind the fountain - 100 Lake Carolina Blvd.

Essex Homes


Karl Haslinger, owner and CEO, began building custom homes in Aiken SC, one by one in 1985. He decided that homebuilding was indeed the path his life was meant to follow. Almost 10 years later, Karl founded Essex Homes Southeast, Inc., in Columbia, building approximately 25 homes per year. Essex Homes now builds over 350 homes each year.

Repeat occurrences in Fast Track of Builder Magazine and numerous awards such as Builder of the Year have proven that Essex Homes is a leader in the new homebuilding industry. A customer service satisfaction rate of 96% has been one of Karl’s and Essex’s greatest achievements thus far. Perseverance, strategic planning and an abundance of faith have created a successful business, lifetime trade partners and friends for Karl and his family. To see Essex Homes on TV please click http://youtu.be/0sOFVn_4GpY.

Mungo Homes


Mungo Homes, America’s Best Builder 2012, as named by Builder Magazine, for overall achievement and excellence in new home construction, is proud to build new homes in Lake Carolina.

Based in Columbia, SC, the Mungo family has been building high-quality, thoughtfully-designed homes at affordable prices since 1954, and is now one of the nation’s largest, family-owned home builders. Mungo’s exclusive hauSmart technology ensures that every new home is on the cutting edge of efficiency, affordability and convenience. We employ the most progressive construction techniques to create homes that are healthier, more cost-efficient to operate and provide comfort features that make your busy life easier.

Offering quality, value and stability unmatched by any other new home builder, Mungo builds in markets throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, and, to date, more than 13,000 homes carry the Mungo legacy.

Building expertise at The Mungo Companies is unparalleled. Our new home builders are not only trained, but educated on an on-going basis. Our company includes three Certified Master Builders, two Certified Green Building Professionals, numerous Builder of the Year recipients, and an unprecedented three South Carolina Housing Hall of Fame inductees. Shouldn’t you buy your next home from America’s Best Builder?