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Richard Jackson Named to Inaugural Academy at Cambria Council

July 10, 2019
Posted in Press Release
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Richard Jackson, owner and president of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, has been named to the inaugural Academy at Cambria Council. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cambria is the leading producer of American-made natural stone surfaces. Its new Cambria Council is comprised of industry professionals who work with Cambria to advise on the business needs of its customers.

Jackson and eight other builders and designers from around the country attended an inaugural meeting in April where they toured Cambria’s processing plant and fabrication facility and participated in round-table discussions. The Cambria Council provides advice and field expertise to Cambria as third-party validation and external brand support. With this council, Cambria will hear directly from these industry channel experts in a focused and deliberate forum addressing all aspects of Cambria’s business.

“We wanted to form this council to make sure we constantly have our pulse on the needs and wants of the industry and are identifying opportunities to address new or revised tools and programs,” said Andrea Thorne, executive vice president of marketing for Cambria. “The council is made up of professional builders, remodelers, and interior designers – all leaders in their respective fields – with representation throughout the country. We are excited to collaborate with this group.”

Jackson founded JacksonBuilt Custom Homes in 2009 on Daniel Island. Prior to starting his own company, he spent over a decade working for one of the largest homebuilders in the Southeast, overseeing projects in Atlanta and Charleston. Through the culmination of more than 22 years of experience and more than 50 homes, Jackson has built his company based on a persistent standard for unsurpassed quality and the highest level of customer service.

JacksonBuilt has been honored with multiple Prism Awards from the Charleston Home Builders Association, as well as “best of” honors for design and customer service by HOUZZ. JacksonBuilt has also been recognized by GuildQuality, a third-party surveying company, with the Guildmaster Award for outstanding customer service.

“I am incredibly honored to be apart of the first inaugural Cambria academy and for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of professionals in home building and design from across the country,” Jackson said. “The Cambria product and company itself is unmatched, so it’s exciting to collaborate about our industry needs and trends.”

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Receives Three PRISM Awards for Craftsmanship, Marketing

November 11, 2018
Posted in News & Events
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The JacksonBuilt Team left to right: Allison Casper, Director of Design; Richard Jackson, Owner; Kimberly Jackson, Marketing & Business Development; and Eleanor Taylor, Production Coordinator

We were so honored to receive three PRISM Awards from the Charleston Home Builders Association at its awards ceremony on Nov. 2. We took home awards in the categories of Magazine Ad, Product Brochure and Best Single-Family Home.

Originated in 1988, the PRISM Awards recognize excellence in the marketing and promotion of new homes and in various segments of the housing industry, including the outstanding work of custom builders, remodelers, contractors, and home sales representatives.

For our award-winning magazine ad, we worked with Charleston-based Obviouslee Marketing to create a new ad series featuring our clients enjoying their home. The ads were designed to showcase the quality of our work while infusing personality and storytelling.

In the category of product brochure, we were honored for creating a new way to present our house plans. Local artist Dale Watson created renderings in a welcoming illustration rather than a computer-generated house plan. Each drawing was accompanied by a narrative about each plan and the thought behind the design.

The third PRISM Award was for the best Single-Family Home in the $2.5 million to $2,999,000 range. The winning Daniel Island house spans more than 4,000 square feet and has a vaulted kitchen with cement tile wall, vent hood with white oak accent, unique millwork, and fully integrated Thermador refrigerator and freezer. The home has an eye-catching black and white mosaic tile wall in the powder room with floating white oak vanity and wall-mount faucet. The vaulted rear porch has an outdoor fireplace, cable railing and views of the Wando River. Additional features include custom aluminum interior handrails and a vaulted hallway on second floor as well as a ground-level outdoor living area with pool.


JacksonBuilt invited to Cambria Builder Summit

April 20, 2018
Posted in News & Events

The JacksonBuilt team was one of just 10 builders across the country selected to visit the Cambria headquarters near Minneapolis, Minnesota. We received the VIP treatment at this Builder Summit designed to showcase the Cambria products and how builders might use them in upcoming home projects.

A family-owned company (and we love family-owned businesses!), Cambria produces natural stone surfaces made of pure, natural quartz. The products feature unparalleled strength and durability and are nonporous, scratch and stain resistant and maintenance free.

The Cambria team put on a truly top-notch event – we even got to watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Houston Astros. And, of course, we had a great time touring the production facility and showroom, and learning more about the Cambria products.

We had previously used Cambria surfaces a few times, particularly with clients interested in a style that looks like marble but is more durable. Now that we know more about how the products are made and the expansive design palette, we’re incorporating Cambria surfaces into more of our kitchen and bathroom designs.

An unexpected benefit of this trip was the opportunity to connect with nine other incredible builders. We’ve continued to keep in touch and now have a new network of professionals to share ideas and inspiration.

Thank you, Cambria, for this opportunity. And check out some of the photos from our trip.

The stunning Hewing Hotel. Perfect for a architecture loving group of builders!


Honored to be invited among this talented group of builders from across the country


Great view of the Twins game from the Cambria Suite!


Kimberly Jackson and Kate Rumson of the_real_houses_of_ig…for you Instagram fans! Really enjoyed spending time with her.


Our Cambria Crew! What a talented group of builders and now friends!

GuildQuality honors JacksonBuilt with 2017 Guildmaster Award

February 14, 2017
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JacksonBuilt Custom Homes is excited to announce we have received a 2017 Guildmaster with distinction Award through our third-party surveying company, GuildQuality! This honor recognizes and celebrates those who consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. At the close of each project, we utilize GuildQuality to gather feedback from our clients regarding all aspects of their building experience including budget, quality of work, schedule, and communication- just to name a few.

We understand building a home is one of the single largest investments and our goal is for the experience to be enjoyed. Client satisfaction is the heartbeat of JacksonBuilt and always at the core of each and every decision we make.  To be recognized for outstanding customer service among the top leaders in the construction industry gives us great pride. Our team is so fortunate to work with such amazing clients and we appreciate the positive feedback!


JacksonBuilt joins forces to build a house in one week

August 1, 2016
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It’s been an honor and a privilege to work alongside our friends and colleagues at Structures Building Company and East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving family in one short week.  Our homeowner, Judy, put in countless sweat hours and was on-site each day to help make this dream a reality. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know Judy and her family throughout this process. The Habitat Builders Blitz would not have been possible without the generous support of our trades, suppliers, volunteers and even local restaurants who kept us well fed throughout the week. Also, a special thanks to several local publications for the wonderful coverage of this event- like this great article in the Moultrie News which provides more details about East Cooper Habitat and the homeowner selection process. We could not be more proud of the JacksonBuilt team and everyone who helped make this Builder Blitz a success! Here are just a few photos from a VERY busy week…..

Judy helps raise the first wall of her new home

Judy helps raise the first wall of her new home

Making progress

Making progress

Siding going up

Our amazing cabinet designer, Bryan Reiss, and his family put the final touches on the kitchen

Our amazing cabinet designer, Bryan Reiss, and his family put the final touches on the kitchen

Our director of design, Allison Casper, and Deborah Way of Structures discuss paint colors with the homeowner

Our director of design, Allison Casper, and Deborah Way of Structures discuss paint colors with the homeowner

Allison, Richard, Eleanor and Easton working on the final touches before the dedication ceremony

Allison, Richard, Eleanor and Easton working on last details before the dedication ceremony

Richard and Steve Kendrick of Structures making sure the house numbers are perfect

Richard and Steve Kendrick of Structures making sure the house numbers are perfect

Richard and Steve with homeowner, Judy

Richard and Steve with homeowner, Judy

Everyone who made this amazing week possible! Enjoy your beautiful new home Judy!

Everyone who made this amazing week possible! Enjoy your beautiful new home Judy!



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