Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Framing Complete on Wando View Custom Home!

The walls are up on what will soon be another stunning Structures home on Daniel Island! At a recent walk-through with Structures Project Manager Dave Hargis, it was easy to see the makings of a spacious, well-crafted custom home. True to it’s address, this Beau Clowney Design home on Wando View Street features breathtaking views of the Wando River at every turn and sits on a deep water lot, complete with a private dock. Gazing out from the back porch, it doesn't take much imagination to picture the roof-covered area planned for barbeques and entertaining friends at the end of the dock. And can’t you just see a small boat tethered there, ready and waiting to explore the lowcountry waterways?
An inviting private dock leads to deep water on the Wando River.
A preview of spectacular views soon to be enjoyed from the first floor.
A glimpse of the front view of the house on Wando View Street.
Beginning of the ceiling detail of rear screen porch.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Charleston Named Best City in USA & Canada!




Its no secret that we here at Structures believe we live in the best place on the planet - but Travel + Leisure magazine and its readers seem to agree!  Travel + Leisure named Charleston the #1 city in North America for 2014, easily topping popular big cities such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

And maybe even more impressive than that...Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston the 2nd best city in the WORLD!  (Kyoto, Japan just squeaked by to grab the #1 spot.)  We are so blessed to live in this incredible corner of the world - and we are excited to see Charleston in the international spotlight.  For those of you who may not call Charleston home (just yet)...check out what future Late Show host and Lowcountry native, Stephen Colbert, told Travel + Leisure about his favorite Charleston spots HERE

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Settling Into Our New "Home"

 

Here it is, friends and family...the moment you've been waiting for... our first official BLOG from our new office space and design center on Daniel Island!  We have had a busy couple of weeks packing boxes, loading the moving truck, and setting up our new space - and there may still be a few boxes to unpack and photos to hang on the wall.  But we are thrilled to now be settling into our lovely new "home" here on the island!  Stop by and see us at 899 Island Park Drive.

For those wondering, our contact information will remain the same:
  • Call us at 843-856-6901
  • Email at info@structures.net
  • Mail to: PO Box 2267 - Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
Just for fun, check out a few photos from the day of our move - the whole Structures team gathered for the heavy lifting!  What a great crew!

 
 Dave and Marty load the moving truck.

Steve and Anne Kendrick clear out the old design room.

Deb carries away floor samples.

Van helps remove office signage.

My desk area...before unpacking began!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bowling For a Great Cause!

Structures recently had the opportunity to help sponsor a bowling event for the Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina, a local organization providing services and support for young, at-risk pregnant women and mothers.  Held at The Alley in downtown Charleston, this event raised money to support education, medical assistance, and other professional care for these young women.  Florence Crittenton's mission is to provide this comprehensive care to enable them to become self-sufficient, healthy, and responsible mothers.


A few members of the Structures team even came out to participate in the fun!  We love being involved in serving and building up our local community - for more information on the Florence Crittenton Program of South Carolina, visit their website HERE.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Daniel Island Park Move-In!

Daniel Island Park has some wonderful new neighbors this Spring!  We recently completed this lovely 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom custom home with incredible golf course views.  The home has several unique features including intricate trim details and custom storage throughout, great outdoor living areas, a media/entertainment room with a bar opening up to a second floor porch, a guest room with a built-in bed, and a custom tile wall in the master bathroom.  We are excited to see this beautiful home come together - and thankful for great clients to add to our Structures family of homeowners!  Take a look inside:


Great Exterior Details

 Kitchen

Tile Backsplash

Incredible Breakfast Room Views
 

 Entry

Living Room

Study

 Master Bedroom

 Master Tub

 Master Vanity - Tile Wall

 Laundry Room

 First Floor Porch with Fireplace

 Media/Entertainment Room - Wet Bar opening to Porch

Second Floor Porch

 Secondary Bathroom Vanity

Butler's Pantry

Friday, March 14, 2014

Free County Park Admission This Sunday!



Good news,  Charleston County!  Not only are we finally starting to see sunny Spring weather settling into the Lowcountry, but this Sunday, March 16th you can get outside and enjoy all of the Charleston County Parks for FREE!  Its Customer Appreciation Day, and they are offering free admission and parking to all of the parks.  There will also be special activities lined up and park pass giveaways.  Check out the Charleston County Parks and Recreation website for details - we'll see you outside this weekend!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Is the Honeymoon Over?

Anniversaries can often come and go in life with little remembrance.  Life gets busy.  Life just gets tough.  Or sometimes a little (or a lot) of both.  Maybe I'm super sentimental or maybe I'm just learning to recall and take time to celebrate the really sweet moments and people in life. They truly are a great gift... As I woke up this morning, I stopped to enjoy my 8th anniversary at a place with people I love.

Trivial as it might seem to some, work is work... right?  Nope.  Not to me.  Work is more than the 8 hour plus day - it's a blending and rubbing of shoulders with people - day in and day out. I don't want to just clock into "work", even when it can be a tough season or just a challenging time.  I personally have to fight to have something bigger come out of it...

Today I celebrate the privilege of being blessed to work in a great place, but more than that, I also celebrate countless people!  Life at Structures is anything but the "norm", and that's one thing I absolutely love!  This "company" is much more than a business... bear with me as I dare to say, it is a family and a culture.  And a really great one if I do say so myself! :)

The first time I saw the Structures website and read the in's and outs of the company values, services, team member bios and their vision, I wondered if it was all true.  If it was, I wanted a chance to be a part of this company.  They seemed to line up in so many ways with the things that were so important to me.  I'm really thankful that Steve gave me an opportunity to interview with him and invited me to be a part of his company.  Eight years later I can say, what I read on paper (or on his website) was true.  I love seeing it lived out in the day to day life at Structures. 

As a team, we seek to build incredible houses with impeccable quality - but we believe you can have fun doing it.  We cater to the needs of individual clients who are all so different, but we really love building friendships with them in the process.  We strive to build a strong team of coworkers, trades and suppliers who bring their expertise and gifts to the table, not only for our clients, but others in need who live right here in the community in which we work.  We all bring our hearts to the table too...

I can honestly say that I don't feel like the honeymoon is over for me... the commitment and dedication brought to each client and to each other is stronger than ever before.  I've loved the journey of celebrating exciting victories and encouraging one another when the climb is hard.  I can't imagine these past eight years with a better group of people... here's to many more!!!

I gathered a few photos that made me smile as I recalled some really great memories... Thanks Steve and crew for an incredible experience!  I'm truly grateful to God for the incredible blessing... I feel extremely privileged to work alongside each of you! 

Deb (aka Skippy, Holly, and Blue)

 The Original Crew when I started back in 2006
(we all look the same don't we?)
 The privilege of celebrating hard earned awards
 Time for a little bit of fun. Chili cook off... and we won 
that award too!
Habitat Builders Blitz - one of my favorites!
We always love an excuse to eat! Especially when it comes from Cupcake!
 Operation Christmas Child tradition with the Kendrick kids - 2010
Time off work to serve in India - 2012
Our awesome crew - 2014