Author: Echo Jones


Gingerbread houses and ugly sweaters!

For our annual Christmas party, we shared a delicious meal and as usual, a little friendly competition. We teamed up to see who could build the best gingerbread house with a time limit of 30 minutes. Plus, what Christmas party would be complete without some festive (and ugly) sweaters! Take a look at the highlights from our 2017 Christmas party.

Making gingerbread houses for our Don Gardner Christmas party.

Building Your Dream Home: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Dream Home

The Tucker Plan 1341

Building a home is a time filled with excitement, as you work to personalize and perfect your dream home. Yet with an increasing number of choices comes more chances to make a mistake. If you’re tackling the job of building your own home, you will want to avoid these common missteps to ensure the finished project is what you want and fits within your budget. 


House Plan 1466 has been named The Ridley!


This house plan has been selected for completion and will be available for purchase soon. See how the original sketches compare to the design in progress, and leave your comments at the bottom of the page!

Check out the front rendering for The Ridley house plan 1466.

2796 sq ft, 4 beds, 2.5 baths

This sprawling ranch is wrapped in stone with board-and-batten accents and the efficient roof is topped with a unique clerestory dormer. Modern and open, the great room and dining room are combined and clerestory windows to the front and rear flood this space with natural light. The kitchen overlooks the living spaces and a wet bar and pantry are nearby. The garage enters the home through a hallway framed in floor-to-ceiling windows. The bedroom/study serves as an office or guest room with an en-suite bath and a walk-in closet. The master suite is private with sliding doors that open to a rear patio. Homeowners will love the adjacent utility room that can be accessed from the master closet, as well as the hallway. Two additional bedrooms share a luxury Jack-and-Jill bathroom and a half bath is convenient for guests.


Congratulations to Tim Snow and his building company Avery Construction, LLC!

Tim Snow of Avery Construction, LLC has been awarded the 2017 South Carolina Home Builders Association Pinnacle Award for homes priced between $250,000 to $399,999. The Pinnacle award is the most prestigious award for home building industry professionals from the Home Builders Association of South Carolina. The Pinnacle Awards recognize the craftsmanship of the best home builders and remodelers in South Carolina. For the third year in a row, Avery Construction, LLC was honored with this award for New Home Construction with a Donald A. Gardner Architects design. This year’s design was The Calypso Plan 1141. Tim’s attention to detail makes it easy to see why he was so deserving of this prestigious award!

Tim Snow of Avery Construction, LLC has been awarded the 2017 Pinnacle Award.

The Calypso Plan 1141