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JacksonBuilt celebrates 6 years of Successful Homebuilding with Legendary Chef Brett McKee

May 28, 2015
Posted in News & Events
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Chef Brett McKee with the JacksonBuilt Team and Spouses

Charleston-based Chef Brett McKee orchestrated a celebratory feast for the entire staff of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes in commemoration of the company’s six-year anniversary. The event was a combined party and cooking class, followed by a five-course gourmet meal that featured lowcountry oyster and shrimp bisque, Tuscan rub châteaubriand and a dark chocolate panna cotta for dessert. Chef Brett planned wine pairings to complement each course.

“Our fabulous team means everything to us,” says Kimberly Jackson. “We are all so intensely focused on our work each day. Richard and I wanted for us to simply enjoy each other’s company, celebrate our accomplishments, and express our gratitude.

All at JacksonBuilt send out a huge thank you to Chef McKee for his wonderful repartee and his culinary expertise!

JacksonBuilt, Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Chef Brett pours Prosecco to complement mini tomato pies and
tartlets of ginger poached shrimp, spicy tomato montrachet and wasabi caviar


JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Chopping ingredients for the Lowcountry Bisque

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

A great builder…but is he a good cook?

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Production Coordinator, Eleanor Taylor, making sure
the Panna Cotta is perfect

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Preparing the Chateaubriand for the oven with talented assistant Scott

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Chef Brett and the youngest member of the JacksonBuilt Team,
Tillman Casper

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Daniel Island, Charleston, Chef Brett McKee

Team building was never so delicious!

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

January 27, 2015
Posted in Press Release

Remodeling and Home Design

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Selected Their Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around The World

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES announces it has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. JacksonBuilt was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. All winners receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers.

“What a thrill to be recognized amongst the thousands of homebuilders on Houzz!” says Richard Jackson, President/CEO of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes. “I admit it does take additional effort and time for us to participate in the Houzz community – from answering questions about paint colors or specific moulding treatments to fielding square footage and architect inquiries — but we honestly love what we do, and it is especially gratifying for our work to be recognized on an international platform.”

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360-degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize JacksonBuilt among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts.”


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JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Honored with Three 2014 PRISM Awards

November 15, 2014
Posted in Press Release

DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES was awarded three 2014 PRISM Awards by the Charleston Home Builders Association (CHBA). Originated in 1988, The CHBA 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 26th Annual PRISM awards was hosted by the CHBA on November 7th at the American Theater in Charleston. More than 200 industry professionals participated in this year’s event.

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Richard Jackson accepts a PRISM Award for Best Product-
Single Family Home

JacksonBuilt was honored two times in the category of “Best Product – Single Family Homes” for its work on two custom homes on Daniel Island. One residence was honored in the $650,000 to $750,000 category, and a second home won in the $850,000 to $900,000 category.

A third PRISM was awarded to JacksonBuilt in the category of “Best Use of Technology- Builder Website Design” for the company’s website (, launched in November 2013. The site uses a multifaceted approach to introduce the company to prospective clients, and also to host the company’s ever-expanding portfolio and popular news blog.

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.

“We are so appreciative to be recognized,” said Richard Jackson, President. “We have been rewarded with many opportunities for growth this past year, and to receive three PRISM awards for three different projects just affirms that our course is charted in the right direction.”

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Kimberly Jackson, Richard Jackson, and Eleanor Taylor

JacksonBuilt Joins Custom Builder Team at Carolina Park

November 14, 2014
Mount Pleasant, JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Custom Homes

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes is honored to join the outstanding team of official builders at Carolina Park, a 1,700-acre master-planned community offering the best of Mt. Pleasant living. JacksonBuilt’s first offering will be The Tillman Lowcountry Cottage, a 3,400 square foot, 4-bedroom home with highly detailed finishes JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Tillman Plan, Carolina Park, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SCthroughout.

“We are excited and proud to break ground on our first home in Carolina Park,” says Richard Jackson, President. “We hold the development team, their vision, and attention to detail in high regard. Having the opportunity to shape and build such an exceptional community is truly an honor.”

Click HERE to read the official press release. The JacksonBuilt Builder PROFILE is on the Carolina Park website, as well as specific details about the Tillman floorplan.

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes offers BuilderTREND software for integrated project management and client communication

November 6, 2014
Posted in News & Events

The complexities of building in today’s marketplace can be frequently overwhelming for the homeowner. The months they devote to building a custom home are sometimes remembered by many to be the most stressful. Indeed, balancing work, family, and the emotional pressure of making all the right decisions to create their “Dream Home” is a tall order.

buildertrend, web based software“We’ve found the best way to mitigate these factors and keep stress in check is a high level of responsiveness on our behalf,” says Richard Jackson, JacksonBuilt President. “This, of course, includes our commitment to open communication through all stages of the build.”

One of the tools that JacksonBuilt has used successfully for years is BuilderTREND, a customized project management software created for immediate client interaction and feedback. The software is web-based and kept in continual live mode. BuilderTREND offers homeowners complete access to all aspects of their build, from budget and design selections to trade scheduling and daily updates. The platform also hosts photos, enabling visual descriptions for design questions or merely to allow clients the ability to share progress photos with family and friends.

“In 2010, we sought out the BuilderTREND product when we were working with a client living in another state during the build process,” says Jackson. “Having a real-time tool we both had access to permitted us to streamline the communication process immeasurably, and enable a level of responsiveness not possible until then.”

Since its adoption, the software has played an increasingly important role in the JacksonBuilt protocol. Not only are clients reassured to have all details of the build at their fingertips, but they are often able to experience time and cost savings as a result of how well the software integrates the necessary steps to manage purchases, layer scheduling of subcontractors, and arrive at final inspection.

Client Kristen Wellborn can attest to the software’s usefulness. “BuilderTREND was an effective online tool which helped maintain open communication and records between us and JacksonBuilt during and after the construction of our new home,” she says. “JacksonBuilt continually updated it with our design selections, design changes/approvals, and warranty items. This provided organization and clarity during the build process.”

A testimony to the fact that adding BuilderTrend to JacksonBuilt’s standard practice has helped the company create better custom projects and boost client satisfaction.