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Discover the Preferred Builder Program at The Cliffs

Apr 09, 2021

Learn More About Our Preferred Builder Program

We take the home building process very seriously here at The Cliffs. Simply because we believe that building at The Cliffs should be nearly as rewarding as living here. 

We strive to ensure that our residents have an incredible experience with us from the very beginning. In order to do so, our team has assembled and thoroughly vetted the finest builders in the region to create The Cliffs Preferred Builder Program.

By choosing one of our Preferred Builders, you can rest assured that whomever you choose to work with possesses the experience and commitment necessary to understand (and execute) your vision. Learn more about all twenty-two builders in our program, and their individual process for bringing your dream home to life.

Alair Homes – Greenville

Alair Homes Greenville is a professional general contractor offering custom home building services to clients in Upstate South Carolina. With a focus on client satisfaction, their team spends a lot of time listening to their clients, learning about them and together, figuring out how to bring their visions of the perfect home to life. 

From start to completion, Alair Homes did an excellent job constructing our home. The house is solidly built, by experienced and caring professionals, with top quality materials and workmanship. There was great attention to detail through every facet of the building process, always making sure that the customer’s needs were met and satisfied. It was a pleasure working with Alair Homes.

Michael and Jane Lay

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

See why one family is in love with their custom built home by Alair Homes at The Cliffs Valley, featured in the latest edition of Cliffs Living Magazine.

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, built by American Eagle Builders, is passionate about building your dream home. They invite you to discover the elegance, craftsmanship and lasting value expressed in every home the American Eagle team builds, whether it’s one of many award-winning Arthur Rutenberg model homes… or your home.

Bergeron Custom Homes

Bergeron Custom Homes’ commitment is to quality, first and foremost. They understand the importance of expert workmanship, fine materials, and most of all, excellent service. “When we finish a house and the customer says it’s everything they dreamed it would be, we know we’ve done our job” – Bergeron Custom Homes.

Garry would come out to the property at various times of the day and sit on the lawn watching how the wind came off the mountains and where the sun sat in the sky at different times of day. Then he had me fill out a 17-page questionnaire before he began working on the design. The result was a house that incorporates lots of windows and a wraparound porch that capitalizes on our views of the Paris and Blue Ridge Mountains.

-Beth and William Darnall

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Eaton Properties, Inc.

When working with Eaton Properties, you will quickly notice their team’s passion for the job. This tenacity manifests through creating high-quality, stately homes that are constructed with the best materials possible. 

We were out-of-state clients, able to make only two visits during construction. Howard Eaton’s professionalism kept us constantly informed and involved. His perfectionism resulted in a home with many wonderful, unexpected details we never dreamed to include ourselves. We remain to this day, four years later, among his greatest admirers.

-Lewis and Lynn Kasper

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Evergreen Custom Construction 

What makes Evergreen Custom Construction different? To start, each onsite manager is equipped with over two decades worth of experience in building custom homes. This should come as no surprise for a company that’s completed just under 70 custom homes at The Cliffs. This team has earned a strong reputation for providing a quality home with exemplary service.

“We recently finished construction of our home at The Cliffs at Keowee Falls. Evergreen Custom Construction did an outstanding job in constructing our home. Our construction project evolved from a basic plan to a much more complex project. Throughout this process Doug Oles, along with key Evergreen employees, was very involved with the changes that we wanted to make and were supportive and innovative in helping us achieve our goal. I would definitely recommend Evergreen Custom Construction to any future residents of The Cliffs.”

-Dave and Julie Nestler

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

Fairview Custom Homes

Fairview Custom Homes is a family business that dedicates themselves to crafting a truly unique and magnificent home for you. The Fairview methodology emphasizes how much the quality of construction matters, even down to the finishing touches. 

During the interview process, I focused on key elements such as cost awareness and constant communication and updates since the home was being built while I lived in Illinois. In their interview, Chris and Steve Hamblen hit perfectly on both key elements. The decision to build with Fairview was an easy one.

-Chris Martin

Homeowner, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Gabriel Builders, Inc.

According to Gabriel Builders Inc., they have their amazing clients to thank for their long list of accolades! 

In fact, they are one of thevery first Preferred Builders at The Cliffs, and even have a showroom and office located near The Cliffs at Mountain Park. Delivering handcrafted homes that embody the beautiful surroundings of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina is their ultimate goal. 

Once you meet them, you won’t feel the need to search any further for your perfect builder! It’ll be a ‘one stop shop’ from recommendations for architects, design firms, and all of the other professionals you will need during your process. And, have no fear! If you already have the rest of your team put together, they will love meeting and working with Gabriel Builders, that is, of course, if they haven’t already! And if they have already worked with them, trust me, they will thank you for bringing them on board!

-Ben and Bennie Whipple

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Glennwood Custom Builders

A Glennwood home is always custom-tailored for you. Down to the designers, project managers, and craftsmen working on your home — they will relentlessly pursue perfection for your satisfaction. 

“Dan was willing to invest time in helping us evaluate the lot, siting the home, evaluating architects and offering design thoughts on the home… Attention to detail is a trait that permeates all of Dan’s projects ensuring extremely high quality with fine finish work such as tile or flooring or woodwork or painting… Glennwood stands behind their homes and is an honorable, professional, detailed, and very high quality custom home builder. Barbara and I could not be happier with the home that Dan, and the team from Glennwood, built for us.”

-Bill and Barbara Norman

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Heatherly Construction

Heatherly Construction has been a sought-after home builder for decades. The Heatherly team’s holistic approach to residential design encompasses personal service to assist you in creating a home you will also come to love for decades. 

We can say that the workmanship of Heatherly’s sub-contractors was of the highest quality. The adherence to our plans and intent was consistent. The inevitable change orders were discussed fully and costs detailed before any work commenced.

-Arthur and Rebecca Lebowitz

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Herrington Homes

With a great reputation in home building, Herrington Homes provides quality construction, architectural design, and innovative interiors. For a smooth building process, expect a high level of organization and professionalism from the team at Herrington Homes. 

I have spent my working career in the construction industry and I know what constitutes quality construction. The Herrington Homes product is uncompromising in the quality of materials, execution and detail. Their relationships with their subcontractors speak volumes.

-Jan and Bill Dockendorf

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Meritus Signature Homes

Upon working with Meritus Signature Homes, you will gain access to some of the country’s most respected construction material and luxury appliance brands. By utilizing these relationships, the Meritus team can provide you with a wide array of options, all still within your budget and never without ever compromising on the integrity, charm, or value of your investment. 

We quickly established a great rapport with all of the Meritus people. They were all very friendly and quickly proved to us that if they said they were going to do something, they would do it. That was very important to us, because we had to trust that as the construction was going, it was going the way we wanted it to go.

-Fred and Pam Brown

Homeowners, The Cliffs Valley

Morgan-Keefe Builders

Morgan-Keefe is widely known for its custom lakefront and mountain homes across the Carolinas. As a long-time Preferred Builder of The Cliffs, take our word for it when we say they build exceptional homes! Many of their properties feature jaw-dropping details such as custom timber framing and natural stonework throughout. 

As absentee owners, we had to place a lot of faith in our builder to deliver what we envisioned. They provided weekly updates with pictures and we spoke with the team on a regular basis. Having a devoted project manager on site every day also made a huge difference. Throughout the process we were very comfortable and never felt hindered by the distance. The builder’s meticulous attention to detail far surpassed our expectations and we have been very satisfied with the final product.

-Ron and Ruth Billings

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The latest edition of Cliffs Living Magazine features Villa Bella Vista at Walnut Cove, a custom home by Morgan-Keefe Builders.

The Paragon Group

The Paragon Group is hands-on throughout the entire building process. This means you can trust that the wonderful team at Paragon will do whatever it takes to create the home you have been dreaming of. 

In addition to the quality of the workmanship, the attention to detail, and the personal involvement that was encouraged, we appreciated getting to know the crew and the subcontractors that were chosen for our project. Our concerns about building a timber frame home in South Carolina while we were living in Pennsylvania were quickly eased.

-Susan & John Siar

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards

Resort Custom Homes

Any home by Resort Custom Homes is naturally dignified, grand, and elegant. If that’s what you are looking for in a home, then look no further. Each property is a masterpiece, and more importantly, a reflection of your lifestyle. A thorough building process coupled with superior communication is bound to create something wonderful.

Thompson and Brown Custom Builders

From elegant mountain cabins to grand country estates, Thompson and Brown is the area’s leading green home builder. In 2009, they built the first green home within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Their ultimate goal is to make building a worry-free and rewarding experience for each of their clients.

I cannot say enough good things about Thompson Properties and I am not alone in my opinion. During the building process, people always asked us who was building our house, as soon as we responded, Thompson Properties, we always received the same reaction. We were told what a great reputation they had and were always assured that we would end up very happy that we chose them. We even received this response from the Buncombe County building inspector. He told us that John is one of the few builders he never has to worry about and his homes are of the highest quality. I don’t know of another builder in Asheville who enjoys the reputation that Thompson Properties have established for themselves.

-Nancy Norton

Homeowner, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Tyner Construction

Every project is held to the same standards in the eyes of Tyner Construction. By doing so, they are able to offer well-crafted homes using only the finest materials, the most efficient building techniques, and the most talented craftsmen available. 

We would readily use Tyner again for any home we should consider in the future. The quality and workmanship have been superb. People make a company, and the employees of Tyner are absolutely terrific!

-Nancy and Jeff Baker

Homeowners, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Palladium Builders

Based out of Asheville, Palladium Builders have a distinctive build-design process that allows them to intimately work with each homeowner. This results in a one-of-a-kind custom home you will cherish for a lifetime.

Palladium Builders built our ‘Dream Home’ within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and the finished product surpassed our expectations. We had never built a custom home before and we had been told by many that building could be a stressful experience, especially when building from a distance, which we did. However, we found working with the Palladium team extremely enjoyable and stress free…

-Jane & Kim Seaman

Homeowner, The Cliffs at Keowee Springs

Building a Custom Home with The Cliffs

As you make a decision in selecting the right custom builder for your needs, get started on your homesite search. 

Within the Cliffs, you will find sizable lots with a number of backdrops that will leave you breathless. Mountaintop meadows, shimmering lakes, or emerald green golf courses. All you have to do is envision your perfect home — and one of our Preferred Builders will dream it up for you. View our available homesites across all seven of The Cliffs locations by clicking the button below. 

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This content was originally published in 2016 and refreshed in 2020.

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