Two years ago we were faced with the critical decision of determining who to trust with building our island home. Certainly competence and integrity were starters in our search since we would be long distance in Ohio during the major renovation. But in addition, we wanted the end product to be something very special and felt the best way to accomplish this was to work with only broad architectural plans that would allow us to connect two free standing buildings into one with the appearance of it being the original design when the home was first built twenty two years ago. We did not want to be limited by detailed plans up front and needed to find a builder who was creative and would treat the home as if it was his very own. Our builder had to think out of the box and communicate well. We are pleased to say that William Byrd exceeded our expectations and the end result was the home of our dreams without the typical stress and frustration that so many experience in building a home. William is a not your builder. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a “fun” experience… especially someone who will be off island during the project. You can trust him.
Brian & Carol Stertzer
In 2008, we contracted with William Byrd Homes to do some remodeling and renovations to our home located in the Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island. The work consisted of two new contemporary gas fireplaces with granite surrounds, a new chimney, a new staircase railing and several other items. we were very pleased with the quality of construction services provided by the Byrd organization. The company displayed a high degree of attention to detail throughout the entire project. The work was completed quickly, efficiently and with excellent craftsmanship and professionalism. We would recommend the Byrd Company to anyone with hesitation.
Donna and Shirley Beavers
When we moved to Hilton Head last year, into what we thought was our “dream home”, we were in for some painful surprises. The “pain”, however was softened by the fact that we contracted with William Byrd Homes, to deconstruct, and then reconstruct our home.
The work was done impeccably. Mr. Byrd kept daily tabs on the progress of the project, and consulted with us very closely receptive to hearing, and allaying, our concerns. The project was completed ahead of schedule, and within the contracted budget.
We new truly live in our “dream home”, and are proud to invite family and friends to join us frequently, thanks to all the people at William Byrd Homes.
Jeni and Bill Bilek
December 9th, 2009
Dorothy and I reiterate our total satisfaction with our home on the beach in Hilton Head. We submitted plans to several builders late in the summer of 2006 and selected you based on reputation, price and recommendation from our architect. The house was subsequently finished in about nine months without a cross word and within the budget. WOW!!
During the past two and a half years every little maintenance issue has been resolved quickly and without conflict. We could not be happier with our home and the entire construction process. And, as we have told you, when we go ahead with our next home you will be first in line to build it.
If you need a reference give my name, number and email address. I will be happy to talk with any potential customer.
All the Best,
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
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
Working with William Byrd, a home builder who is passionate about his job, is a very enjoyable process. He is a visionary builder who cares about his clients. William takes your ideas and incorporates them into a workable plan. He takes charge of the project the very first day and continues until the final details have been completed to your satisfaction. He is a “hands on builder who deals with very creative and competent people to complete the building project.
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF AND THRILLED WITH OUR NEW WILLIAM BYRD HOME.
Donna and Phil Sipling
September 18th, 2009
Last year we used William Byrd Homes to enlarge the size of our home, raise it almost two feet and add a pool. Our architect, Sam Wheatley, suggested them along with several other builders in the area. After interviewing a number of builders, we chose them and have been very happy with our choice.
William was very detailed oriented and accessible throughout the year long process, and the job was completed on schedule. As a matter of fact, William is very accessible now with any questions we occasionally have. We felt that he really listened to what we wanted and executed it. He also had wonderful ideas in keeping with the look that we wanted. A family friend from Atlanta, who is also a builder, happened to see the house numerous times during construction when he was on vacation and never failed to comment on the excellent quality of the workmanship. In our case the builder, architect, and homeowner worked beautifully together, and the experience was a most pleasant one. We would recommend William Byrd Homes and are pleased with our quality results.
Dr and Mrs. Robert Hallman