Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Ride Of His Life For The Lives Of Others

How many 12 year old kids are thinking of ways to help other children have the basic necessities that we often take for granted?  In a culture where we have access to so much, it is easy to lose perspective of the needs that so many struggle to have in a such a basic form.  Let me introduce you to Scotty Parker – this young man lives in Charleston, SC, but has a heart that reaches beyond our borders.  This young man has been raising money for people to have clean water for years. He raised $70,000 to have three water filters installed and this year he set his sights on a total of $500,000! 

Scotty has been telling everyone who will listen about this burden and passion he has for helping people access clean water. He’s been training for the “ride of his life”, literally – one that will span the West coast to the East coast. He’s starting his 3,720 mile ride from Santa Monica pier to Charleston, SC over his summer break.  The hope is that he’ll be able to make the trip on two wheels in 8 weeks!

I had the privilege of meeting Scotty several months ago at a fundraiser for this dream that will enable countless people in Honduras to have access to water.  His passion, boldness and drive left quite an impression on me. Join us in cheering for him and supporting him on this ride for lives to be changed!  Let’s not lose sight of something so basic that we take for granted… our access spans from drinkable tap water, filtered water, bottled water, every kind of size and shape for frozen water to cool our beverages, endless hot water for showers and more. Can you find a way to dig deep in your pockets to help Scotty be the feet that will peddle for awareness and the actual life changing gift that the poor of Honduras will receive due to this heart of gold found in a young man?  Join the team of many who have generously supported him to this point – what a great way to be a part of such a big vision Scotty had that will bring immediate relief.

Click HERE to donate directly to Scotty’s Ride for Water through Water Missions International!

Talking with Scotty Parker about his upcoming ride at one of the fundraisers
Picture right to left: Scotty, Beoncia, Azari - my god-daughter and me
Catching up with the Grill master, Andy at the fundraiser

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Daniel Island Park Move-In!

Daniel Island Park, you have some truly wonderful new neighbors!  We are thrilled to share a little glimpse of a recent project completed on the island, and welcome a great couple into our Structures family of homeowners.  This DesignBuild project with local architect Bill Marshall of Architrave involved unique considerations for the client's needs and lifestyle.  Together we created their dream home with 4 bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms situated on a beautiful spot overlooking the golf course.  Designed with an open floor plan for entertaining and lots of space to welcome family visits, the custom home also boasts a spacious back porch with outdoor fireplace, an office above the garage, and a cozy sitting room on the second floor.  

We really do love this one-of-a-kind custom home with all its beautiful trim and design details.  Throughout the house, custom cabinetry, beams, trendy lighting, and use of varying textures make the DesignBuild project unique.  Enjoy a brief photo tour below!



Friday, September 9, 2016

A&E Digital Printing Sends Their Appreciation and Ice Cream to Daniel Island!

Who doesn't love a thoughtful thank you card?  But even better is saying thanks with ice cream!  We were so excited to celebrate with our friends at A&E Digital Printing on their 20th anniversary of serving the Lowcountry's printing and signage needs!  To show their appreciation for their customers they sent an ice cream truck fully stocked with all the best to our office!  It was a great late summer treat and a fun way to thank their clients.  Check out all many services A&E Printing provides by visiting their website HERE.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Structures Named Best Custom Home Builder in The Moultrie News

The people of the Lowcountry have honored us once again by voting for Structures as the Best Custom Home Builder!  Each year readers of The Moultrie News cast their votes for their favorite local businesses - everything from restaurants and entertainment venues to medical offices and auto repair shops.  The distinction of Best of the Best is given to business in several categories, and we are incredibly thankful to receive top honors in the custom home building category.  We truly love the community in which we live and build, and our aim is to provide the most enjoyable home building experience from start to finish!  Thank you to the readers of The Moultrie News for a great reminder of what a wonderful community we have - along with the help of fantastic subcontractors, suppliers, and architects - you help make us the BEST!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Habitat Builders Blitz - Celebration and Thanks

After just one short week, a lot of sweat, (and some tears too) - we can now celebrate a safe, affordable, new home for a deserving family and the completion of the 2016 Builders Blitz! This past Saturday Structures had the privilege of gathering with our homeowner Judy's friends and family, many of the volunteers and trades who participated in the build, and the staff of both JacksonBuilt Homes and East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to dedicate the home and celebrate a new chapter in Judy's life.  Several ECHH staff spoke as well as Structures owner, Steve Kendrick, and Richard Jackson, owner of JacksonBuilt Homes giving thanks for an incredible week of hard work and wishing Judy all the best in her new home!


And we simply cannot say thank you enough to the MANY trades, suppliers, donors, and volunteers who made this Builders Blitz possible!  Both Structures and JacksonBuilt Homes gathered some of their best trades and suppliers to donate time and material - and in a very busy building season, this was a generous gift!  We also had several local restaurants who donated lunches and snacks each day of the build.  It was a great reminder that not only do we love what we do - but we love the people we get to spend our days with building up the Lowcountry.   


Professional Building Supply, Huber Wood Products, 
Contractor Nail and Tool, Universal Forest Product, 
Mejia Brothers Construction, Ferguson Enterprises
Builders First Source, Contract Exteriors, 
Lowcountry Plumbing and Gas, Lanehart Electric,
Carolina Custom Air, East Coast Wall Systems,
TCI, Wender Desouza, Distinctive Designs
Mt. Pleasant Lock and Security, Lowes,
GN Painting, Whirpool, HD Supply, Lennox
Carolina Lanterns, Carolina Tree Brokers
Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Cupcake Downsouth, 
Jersey Mikes, Kickin’ Chicken, Tazikis, 
Mercantile & Mash, Raising Cane’s, Island Overstocks,
Garden Pixies, Southern Lumber & Millwork,
Culpepper Wood Preservers, Agave's Cantina, 
Brooks Signs, Glass Act Productions

Check out more photos of the Builders Blitz and see how a house comes together in just one week HERE.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Habitat Builders Blitz - That's a Wrap!

As the final days of the 2016 Habitat Builders Blitz came into view, our incredible crew of trades and suppliers worked almost around the clock to wrap up the project!  The kitchen cabinets were installed, interior walls painted, flooring installed, door and cabinet hardware placed, all plumbing fixtures were put in, and appliances delivered.  All hands were on deck from East Cooper Habitat for Humanity and both the Structures team and JacksonBuilt Homes to bring the build to a close.  And Judy, our homeowner, continued to work alongside us every step of the way.  It has been a joy to get to know her through this process, and we couldn't be happier to give the keys of this home to her.

Here are a few photos of the last couple of days of the Builders Blitz - stay tuned for more to come when East Cooper Habitat for Humanity dedicates the home with a celebration on Saturday!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Porches, Paint, and Sheetrock!

The Habitat Builder's Blitz is moving right along this week, and the house is starting to take shape (and have some color!)  The early part of the week had windows and doors being installed and electrical and plumbing rough ins complete.  And now we are on to exterior trim, building the porches, painting siding, and getting ready to hang sheetrock.  It's exciting to see it all come together so quickly, and we are so thankful for the incredible dedication and hard work of our trades out at the job site!  Structures and JacksonBuilt Homes have gathered a great team of generous trades who have been working long hours to get Judy and her son into their new home!

Here is a look at what has been happening in the last couple of days:

 Structures team members, Steve Yeomans and Dave Hargis talk through the details!

 Volunteers giving their day to serve with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.