Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lowcountry Orphan Relief Clothing Collection

One of our core values at Structures is giving back to our community, and we are often on the lookout for local non-profit organizations with which to partner.  Over the years, we have been privileged to serve alongside East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, send care packages to One80Place, bowl for a cause for the Florence Crittenton Program of SC, and so many other worthy causes both locally and globally.

During the month of March, we will be collecting needed items for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, a Charleston based non-profit whose mission is to provide support services and basic necessities to abused or neglected children in our area.  One of their main means of support is donation of clothing, toiletries, and school supplies. 

Our team will be collecting these items this month, and we'd love for YOU to join us and contribute as well!  Currently LOR is especially in need of the following for boys and girls:

- Pants 5T and up
- Shoes size 6-13
- School Uniforms (navy/white polos, khaki/navy pants) size 5T to 16
- Underwear and Undershirts (men & women size small to 2XL)
- Toiletries (soaps, toothpaste, lotions, deodorant)

Please give us a call if you need more details, and we invite you to stop by our office with your donations!  You can also visit the Lowcountry Orphan Relief website for more info.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Structures Design Build Project Appears in Charleston Style & Design

If you haven't yet seen the Winter 2015 issue of Charleston Style & Design magazine - be sure and grab a copy today!  One of our Daniel Island Park custom homes, designed by Cobb Architects, appears in a special feature.  The magazine worked with architect Darryl Cobb and our incredible homeowners to write an excellent article on this collaborative Design Build project that Structures had the privilege to build.  You can find Charleston Style & Design for sale at many locations nationwide - turn to page 276 to check out the feature!  Or you can see the digital edition of the magazine on their website HERE.

Photography by Holger Obenaus

News: Daniel Island Custom Home in Charleston Style & Design Magazine
Be sure and pick up the Winter 2015 edition of Charleston Style & Design magazine!  A Structures custom home is featured on page 276 - see the digital edition HERE.  The magazine worked with architect Darryl Cobb and our wonderful homeowners to write a great article on this collaborative Design Build project that we had the privilege to bring to life in Daniel Island Park.  You can find Charleston Style & Design for sale at many locations nationwide. 
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Custom Home Complete in Daniel Island Park

As always, we are excited to welcome a new family into our Structures family of Homeowners, and this month, Daniel Island Park gains a new neighbor too!  This beautiful custom home was designed by the talented architects at Flatfish Island Designs with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a finished apartment suite above the garage.  The home takes advantage of an excellent golf course location with lovely views from spacious porches - including a back porch with a cozy, custom fireplace. 

Take a look inside this most recent custom home below, and then visit our website to view our full portfolio of homes!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Best of Houzz 2015 for Design

Remodeling and Home DesignThe votes are in from the Houzz community, and Structures has been given the honor of Best of Houzz 2015 for Design!  Houzz is a design website for those looking to collect great custom building or remodeling ideas, fun interior details, inspiring architecture and so much more.  We are thrilled to be selected in the Design category this year (check out details about our 2014 win, too), which means photos of our custom homes were some of the most popular among the 25 million monthly users on Houzz!  Read the official Houzz press release for more details about the award, and while you're there - visit the Structures Profile!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Charleston Restaurant Week!

If you've been following our blog for a while, you know that Charleston Restaurant Week (January 7th - 18th) is one of our favorite Lowcountry offerings!  And this year is no exception - the list of incredible culinary options has grown tremendously with several new restaurants opening in Downtown Charleston recently.  Not all of the options are downtown, though.  There are several restaurants in West Ashely, Daniel Island, Kiawah Island, and more.  Restaurant Week deals offer several courses at outstanding restaurants for various reduced price points.  Included this year, too, are great budget friendly lunch options as well!  (Three meats, two sides, and a dessert for $19 at Swig and Swine...yes, please!)

With so many fantastic choices - you really can't go wrong.  But my personal pick (since you asked...) would be the coziest cocktail bar with an old-fashioned feel - The Gin Joint.  Featured in Garden & Gun magazine as one of the 50 best Southern bars, The Gin Joint is locally owned by Joe and MariElena Raya, and will be offering $10 cocktail + food pairings for Restaurant Week.  Check out their menu HERE and enjoy this week!   

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Back This Thanksgiving

It's official -the holidays are here!  As we approach the season this year, especially this week of Thanksgiving, we'd like to pause to say how truly thankful we are for all that we have.  It is an incredible blessing to live in this amazing city and work with the BEST clients, subcontractors, and suppliers around.  And it is a privilege to be surrounded by this talented, top-notch team here at Structures.  We have much to be thankful for!

In that spirit of gratitude, the Structure team decided to give a little something back to our community this season.  Led and hosted by Designer Kathryn Elliott, we pooled some resources and spent Saturday afternoon together assembling care packages for One80 Place, a local non-profit organization.  One80 Place serves the Charleston community by providing shelter and food as well as health care, education, legal, and counseling services to help end homelessness.  They have two facilities, one in downtown Charleston and one in Summerville, and they provide shelter each night for approximately 155 people.
 Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Combs
Ready for packing up for donation!

Listening to statistics on homelessness in Charleston

Seeing the quality services and impact One80 Place has in our community, we jumped at the chance to help out!  The whole Structures family - including spouses and little ones - gathered to assemble bags filled with a few basic essentials that we'll deliver to One80 Place.  They will then be distributed to men and women who stay in their shelters. 

We had a great time serving together, and we are grateful for an opportunity to help our community in this small way.  We would encourage you to check out One80 Place if you are interested in making donations or volunteering! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

And the Customer Service Award Goes to...

We are thrilled to announce that Structures was a big winner at the Charleston Home Builders Association's 2014 PRISM Awards!  We were honored to receive the coveted Excellence in Customer Service Award given each year to the builder who exemplifies extraordinary customer service during their build process.  The best part of this award is that it is based on ratings and reviews from our clients themselves using GuildQuality, a third party surveying company.  GuildQuality gathers survey responses from each of our clients after they have moved into their custom home.  We are SO thankful for our wonderful clients and proud to give them the best building experience around!

Design Manager, Deborah Way & Owner, Steve Kendrick and 
Project Manager Chris Hulsey (not pictured) representing the Structures team at the ceremony!

In addition to bringing home the Customer Service Award, Structures also received a PRISM award for Best Single Family Home in its price range for an incredible DesignBuild project in Daniel Island Park.  This custom home was designed by Beau Clowney Architects and Project Manager, Dave Hargis and Design Manager, Deborah Way helped the home come together to perfectly suit the clients needs.  It is an honor to be recognized for this beautiful custom home. 

Owner Steve Kendrick receiving the Customer Service Award!
The PRISM Awards are held annually at the American Theater in downtown Charleston and recognize excellence in real estate and home building in our great community!

(Photos courtesy of Charleston Home + Design / Patrick Brickman)