In January 2014, William Byrd Homes (“WB”) completed the construction of our new home that is located in Sea Pines Plantation, on Hilton Head Island. Our approach was a little unique in that we had construction plans and specifications that were 99% complete. As a result, we hard bid the job in the first quarter of 2013 from 5 very qualified and financially solvent homebuilders that focus on the Hilton Head area. We chose WB for the project for the following reasons:
Very thorough and detailed bid proposal that was economically competitive – they knew the job.
Creative value engineering ideas on where to save money and enhancements that would extend the useful life of key items – they were creative and offered value add ideas.
Discussion with two references that WB had built multiple homes for, which was the best endorsement of any reference that I called (which as 2 – 3 per builder) – this was the closer.
Below is a recap of our very positive experience with WB.
WB constructed our house in 9 ½ months even though we all agreed to a 12-month construction schedule.
WB’s sub-contractors are an established team of professionals that have worked together and know how to work alongside each other.
These sub-contractors were easy to work with and have been responsive after the job.
William Byrd was fully engaged on all aspects of the construction, top down and bottom up approach.
My wife was the interior designer and William and his wife assisted her with ideas during the process, they have a great eye for things.
We experienced very few change orders (which were justified) and completed the job in close approximation to our original budget.
WB obtained the required permits, had no violations with the City or Sea Pines ARB, and delivered all of the necessary documents (C.O, lien waivers, etc.) upon completion.
Upon completion, we had a relatively small list of “punch” list items that WB has resolved and we think their word is even better than the written warranty that we have from WB.
We are incredibly pleased with the job that WB did for us and in the rare event that we ever elect to build another home on HHI, we would chose WB for the job. In our opinion, there is no stronger recommendation than one’s willingness to hire a home builder the second time around.
Chris & Jean Riley
Sea Pines Plantation
October 6th, 2014
From the first time we met with William Byrd and our architect, Sam Wheatley, we were excited about the process of renovating our old Sea Pines home. William and Sam listened to us and created an amazing plan.
Renovating a house from long distance is a stressful idea, but William and Chandler Brunson, made the process enjoyable. William and Chandler were always responsive to any questions we had along the way. William kept the job moving along beautifully. Every person William had us work with throughout the process from cabinets to flooring, appliances to lighting, was terrific. William is creative and flexible as well as thoughtful to the needs and desires of the homeowners.
We cannot recommend William more highly and would do another project with him in a heartbeat. The only thing holding us back is that William already created our dream home.
Matt and Laura McKenna
September 30, 2014