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New Year, New Leadership for Local Home Builders Association

January 16, 2016
Posted in News & Events

The Charleston Home Builders Association (CHBA) welcomes new leadership and several new members to its board of directors in 2016.

Richard Jackson, owner and president of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes on Daniel Island, is the organization’s new board president. He was first elected to the board in 2012. Jackson’s focus during his term is growing the association’s membership base while ensuring members are benefiting from their involvement.

“It’s truly an exciting time to be president of the Charleston Home Builders Association. The homebuilding industry is really booming right now in the Charleston market, so it’s the perfect opportunity for homebuilders to get involved with this organization, connect with their colleagues and help us in our mission of promoting homeownership in the Lowcountry,” Jackson said.

Jackson and the entire 2016 board of directors was installed on Jan. 14 by Tommy Bulwinkle, a past president of the CHBA.

Also on the CHBA executive board are Vice President Tori Stein, Stein Renovation & Design Group; Treasurer Bryan Booth, David Weekley Homes; Secretary Ben Copenhaver, J&J Custom Homes; and Associate Vice President Jan Clouse, Carolina Lanterns. At-large members are Matt Timmons, Charleston Shelving and Mirror, and Rob Crawford, Renaissance South Construction. Immediate Past President is Doug James, Osprey Construction.

New to the CHBA board of directors is Matt Bell, The Post and Courier; Will Herring, Hunter Quinn Homes; and Grant Zikon, New Leaf Builders.

Returning board members include Jamie Nelson, Palmetto Surfacing; Albert van Overeem, BrockBuilt Homes; Lefty Gregorie, South State Bank; Mike Futeral, WCBD Channel 2; Jeff Meyer, J. Meyer Homes; Chris Klick, CK Contracting; and Luke Demory, Sherwin-Williams Company.

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New 2016 CHBA Board of Directors

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Richard Jackson sworn in as the 2016 President of the Charleston Home Builders Association



The Charleston Home Builders Association (CHBA) is a 501c-6 non-profit organization working to promote homeownership in the greater Charleston, SC area through networking, education, advocacy and community outreach. The association provides our local communities with safe, quality and affordable housing and a resource for homeowners to access local industry experts.


January 15, 2016
Posted in News & Events

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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES is thrilled to announce two “Best of Houzz 2016” awards for Design and Customer Service by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. JacksonBuilt was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.

“What an honor to receive these designations amongst the thousands of homebuilders on Houzz!” says Richard Jackson, President/CEO of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes. “We are proud to see our hard work recognized once again in the design category, but especially grateful to our amazing clients for their outstanding reviews. To receive the award for Customer Service means the world to us.”

“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize JacksonBuilt, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Check out our profile HERE and follow us on Houzz!

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Honored with Two PRISM Awards

November 11, 2015
Posted in Press Release
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DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – JacksonBuilt Custom Homes was awarded two 2015 PRISM Awards by the Charleston Home Builders Association for two home projects on Daniel Island. JacksonBuilt was honored twice in the “Best Product – Single Family Homes” category, one for a home in the $1.25 million to $1.5 million category and the other in the $1.5 million to $1.75 million category.

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. The 27th annual PRISM awards ceremony was on Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Place in downtown Charleston.

Based on Daniel Island, JacksonBuilt Custom Homes is committed to and takes great pride in a hands-on approach to creating outstanding client relationships during the build process.

“It’s so rewarding to be recognized by our peers for the work we do every day,” President Richard Jackson said. “We couldn’t be happier with our company’s growth, our incredible team and the amazing homes we’ve completed this year. These awards are just further proof of our hard work and dedication.”

Last year, JacksonBuilt was named to the preferred custom builder team for the Carolina Park development in Mount Pleasant. Early this year, leading home remodeling and design website Houzz honored the company with a “Best of Houzz” award for design.

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Richard Jackson accepts the award for Best Single Family Home, $1.25-$1.5 Million

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Allison Casper, Director of Design, accepts the award for Best Single Family Home, $1.5-$1.75 Million

The Touch of Serendipity

November 4, 2015
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A custom home in Daniel Island Park infused with personalized details and custom cabinetry is deftly executed by JacksonBuilt.

By virtue of its placement on a graceful curve of the road — and its eye-catching tower — Randy and Sharon Parker’s new home is a striking addition to this lovely section of Daniel Island Park. The home’s exterior has a feast of architectural details, beginning with the tower feature encircled by a clerestory.  Varying rooflines to the right and left offset the verticality, as does the multi-leveled brick porch approach. Exterior treatments blend board and batten, traditional siding, and shuttering, while repeat placement of decorative brackets along the soffits provide continuity.

“The tower lent our home such an interesting and different look,” said homeowner Sharon Parker. “It works just as well from the inside,” she says of the double-height tower room on the home’s second floor. The light-filled room serves as a casual living room perfect for the family’s grandchildren to play games or for a quiet escape with a book and a cup of tea.

The home’s interior also enjoys a generous share of design detailing throughout. A blend of customized cabinetry is featured creatively in a number of rooms throughout the home. The open plan living room has painted shiplap paneling over which is placed a built-in television and storage wall unit. The adjoining dining room has two shallow floor-to-ceiling cupboards flanking a door that accesses the porch. Steps away, kitchen cabinetry in two finishes continues into a combination bar, pantry, and office space with loads of storage.

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The unique granite chosen for the Kitchen Island provided inspiration for the home’s color palette

Even in rooms tucked far from the public spaces, the clients invested in differing tiling, cabinetry and surface choices in each of the four bathrooms and laundry room to bring in coordinating colors and textures. Like all creative projects, sometimes a bit of good luck comes into play. The kitchen benefited from a serendipitous choice found at a local supplier to surface the island. The focal piece, a granite entitled “Stormy Ocean” was a splurge that, surprisingly, had in it a touch of every one of the colors of sky, sand and earth that were already selected for the home.

“That piece really is nature’s art,” says Sharon Parker. “We both simply fell in love with it, and were sure it was a completely perfect choice for our house.”

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The light-filled kitchen is anchored by a large island that is stained to match the mahogany doors throughout the home. Stylish tiling adds texture to the backsplash, while a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer blends seamlessly with the white painted cabinetry.

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Clerestory windows wrap around the tower to flood the common sitting area with natural light.

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The living room enjoys three sets of mahogany doors that lead out to a generously sized all-season porch.

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Custom cabinetry offers multitudes of space and storage in the spacious first-floor home office.

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The screened porch backs to the golf course and opens directly to the dining and living rooms for seamless indoor/outdoor living.

Designer’s Immersion Training Comes with Tasty Perks

August 3, 2015
Posted in News & Events

Product education and tours at Sub-Zero/Wolf headquarters provides both inspiration and insight.

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A warm welcome at Sub-Zero/Wolf Headquarters

JacksonBuilt Design Director, Allison Casper, was recently invited to the Westye F. Bakke Center- Sub-Zero/Wolf headquarters and training center in Madison, Wisconsin- for a three day hands-on product training and factory tour. Each day was a complete product line immersion, featuring education and training in the showrooms followed by in-depth tours of the manufacturing plants. Every afternoon, attendees were treated to the in-house chef’s cooking lesson in the showroom kitchens, where menus were designed to showcase the newest in cutting edge technology.

“Realistically, a client selecting Sub-Zero and Wolf products is looking at a $15,000 to $20,000 added investment,” says Casper. “I want to maximize that investment for them, and also know what products will make a difference in their lives. For instance, I want my home chefs to know why they might value steam/convection cooking, or dual-stacked burners. Other clients with a prized wine collection might be interested in linking any one of multiple wine refrigerators to their home security system. It is important that I know what the many options are so I can be a full-service resource for our clients.”

Casper described how impressed she was with Sub-Zero’s dedication to quality control and accountability in production; the company tests each and every unit that rolls off the assembly line. And the introduction to new products like Wolf’s mini 15″ x 20″ inch counter drop-ins — steamer, fryer, grill, induction cooktop, and teppanyaki (a Korean grill cooktop) — provided a platform for many creative design ideas.

“The experience and opportunity to learn directly from the manufacturer gives me a greater understanding of the many cutting edge innovations Sub-Zero and Wolf are adding to these products. There really is an endless variety of customization and personalization for our clients,” says Casper. “I found it inspiring!”

In true Sub-Zero/Wolf style, the experience was nothing short of perfection.

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Breathtaking Dale Chihuly chandeliers on display in the two-story lobby

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Streamlined kitchen at Sub-Zero headquarters where the featured meal made use of the Wolf convection steam wall ovens to prepare a leg of lamb, paired with an asian shrimp salad and corn bread pudding. The Chef then made doughnuts in the fryer for dessert.

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The auditorium where instructional videos provided information and training on each product before attendees took the factory tour

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Chef Eric creating some amazing dishes while demonstrating the equally amazing products

In the stylish kitchen at Wolf headquarters, lunch featured seared scallops prepared on the Wolf dual fuel griddle. Homemade focaccia bread was made using a baking stone in the Wolf electric wall oven.


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