About Us

Custom Crafted Homes

Crafting a house, and not just assembling one, takes time and scrupulous attention to every specification. It means limiting projects to just two or three a year in order to listen to each client and shape the sort of house that will continue to satisfy over a lifetime. It means building a mutual bond of pride and responsibility.

Let’s Design & Build Your
Dream Home Together

Founded in 1979 in Lexington, South Carolina, Howell Builders has developed a reputation as one of the finest construction companies around for its attention to detail and building excellence. Quality is the word that describes best what the company is all about.

With Allan Howell at the helm, the company completes custom projects for clients who are looking for that quality. Allan has been a builder for 40 years and his focus is always on doing high-caliber work. Limiting projects to only a few a year, Allan finds clients through word of mouth and the architects he works with.

Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, Howell Builders completed many beautiful, graceful homes in the Columbia area. In the early 2000s, the company began to build in the Beaufort and Lowcountry area. Until 2012, when the company moved from Lexington to its current location at 1011 Bay Street in Beaufort, about half of the time was spent with projects in the Columbia area, and half in the Beaufort area.

About Allan Howell

Beginning work in the building trades right after graduating from high school, Allan Howell spent a few years working on a carpentry crew for a contractor before he established his own firm in 1979. Before long, he saw a need to do custom work. He began to build residential homes with a keener sense of detail and quality in his craft.

Throughout the 1980s and ’90s, Howell Builders built well-crafted residential homes primarily in the Columbia area. In the early 2000s, the company began to build in the Beaufort and Lowcountry area. In 2012, Allan moved the company from Lexington to its current location at 1011 Bay Street in Beaufort.

Learn More About The Building Process With Howell Builders

Find The Perfect Location

You might have your own piece of property already, but if not, let Howell builders help to find the perfect lot that suits your lifestyle needs. Our team can help you find locations that suit your desired criteria, such as building in a specific school district, a specific neighborhood, building close to town hot spots, and more.

Full Site Preparation

Our crew at Howell Builders will ensure that your chosen site is properly prepared for construction. We’ll handle any necessary municipality requirements, test your soil, and solve any issues in order to prevent potential setbacks during construction.

Encourage New and Fresh ideas

During the consultation and design process, we’ll take all of your ideas (no matter how large or small) into account so we can work together to design the perfect home for you! We encourage you to bring any sources of inspiration to the table so we can turn your ideas into a solid reality. If you have any concerns about your working plans, we’ll make sure everything is approved by you before we begin construction.

Dedicated Customer Service

Because custom home building is a huge investment, we make it a priority to help our clients understand every step of the design and build process. If we come across any areas of concern, we’ll make sure you’re kept in the loop with transparency and professionalism. Our dedicated staff is on standby to help resolve any questions or concerns that you may have along the way.

Attention To Every Detail

Staying true to the refinement of old homes, we spare no effort when it comes down to the details. With inspiration taken from traditional and modern homes alike, we aspire to make sure every detail satisfies the vision of the owner. Every line we need to draw, every curve we need to balance, and every fixture we install is carefully finished to bring you joy and fulfillment in your new home.

Long-Lasting Elegance

Howell Builders uses only the highest quality materials available in order to guarantee your home stands proud over the horizon for years to come. As devoted craftsmen, we aim to help you achieve a lifetime sense of gratification every time you marvel at the beauty of your own, personalized home.

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Areas We Serve

We build projects all throughout the Coastal Region of South Carolina and beyond. With decades of experience in the design and renovation of as a luxury custom home builder in South Carolina, Howell Builders is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge, resources and skills needed to help you build the home of your dreams.

Hilton Head Island

Kiawah Island

Charleston, SC

Okatie, SC

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