Lowcountry Living
at its Best

Our Story Starts with Our Name

Embracing our special touch: why our customers think we’re uniquely different

Welcome to Front Light Building Company, your premier destination for custom home builders in Bluffton SC, where the charm of the South converges with visionary innovation in the heart of Coastal South Carolina. Immerse yourself in the essence of Lowcountry living, reimagined and tailored for the future. Our mission? It's simple yet profound: to craft not just homes, but living experiences that seamlessly blend timeless tradition with modern comfort.

In each Front Light custom home in Bluffon SC, you'll find a tribute to the timeless fusion of tradition and innovation. Our name, inspired by the comforting glow of the front light lantern, embodies the very essence of home—warmth,hospitality, and a genuine lowcountry lifestyle.

At Front Light, we are more than just builders in Bluffton SC; our foundation is built on cherished family values. Trust, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to bringing your unique vision to life guide every decision we make. We're not just builders; we're partners dedicated to illuminating the path toward your dream home in Bluffton SC, ensuring it becomes a treasured space where lasting family legacies flourish. 

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Our Coastal South Carolina Build and Remodel Services

Custom Homes in Coastal South Carolina


At Front Light, crafting your dream home transcends mere construction; it’s an artistic expression entwined with our commitment to preserving Southern comfort. Each home we build echoes the Front Light legacy. Trust us to bring your dream home to life with meticulous care and dedication.

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Homes for Sale in Coastal South Carolina


At Front Light Building Company, we craft more than homes; we create havens radiating the timeless warmth and security of a front light. Nestled near Bluffton SC, our homes reflect Lowcountry living at its finest, merging tradition with a forward-looking lifestyle. Join us in exploring our Palmetto Bluff homes for sale and step into a haven where the glow of the front light welcomes you to a life of comfort and community in the Lowcountry.

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Remodeling & Renovations in Coastal South Carolina


Discover a new level of comfort with our dedicated team, blending the essence of Southern living with modern innovation. From room redesigns to complete home renovations, we infuse simplicity and innovation to create spaces where you can unwind and relish life's pleasures. Whether revitalizing bathrooms or transforming kitchens, our touch brings a personalized Southern charm to every project. Our cutting-edge technology keeps you connected with project visuals and seamless communication, ensuring your dream space becomes a stunning reality. Trust us to bring your vision to life.

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The 5 Simple Steps

Learn how we deliver a 5-star experience every time


Describe It

Share Your Vision

  • Idea Session - Identify, define, and communicate the project process, approval milestones, and timeline
  • Design meeting - Establish the scope, design, and estimated budget range for your custom home. Your space needs, design preferences, site improvements and personal details are all identified



Plan It

Concept Plans

  • The pre-construction team is formed, and ideas are transformed into your floor plan
  • Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the approved floor plan
  • A schedule of allowances is created for the selection process that follows at the Front Light Design Center
  • Specific community requirements are also assessed and resolved at this stage



Approve It

Final Plans & Selections

  • A full set of construction plans are completed to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget
  • Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for approval
  • Selections are made at the Front Light Design Center and specifications are finalized



Build It


  • The Front Light Building Company transforms your plans into reality
  • Your plans are built to specifications with highly skilled subcontractors and suppliers in order to guarantee the highest quality building standards



Love It

Welcome Home

  • Warranty is reviewed
  • Move in is complete
  • Project is completed on time and on budget with a 5-Star experience


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Tailored floorplans for every lifestyle

We offer a variety of floorplans to fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage or a spacious estate, we have a floorplan for you. Use the filters below to find the perfect floorplan for your family.

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Front Light built our current home and our previous home. We loved our previous home so much, we asked them to build our new one. Many high-end items are included in their price, which makes it nice without spending a ton on upgrades. Easy to work with and a beautiful finished product.

- Anne

At Your Service


Front Light Building Company is grateful for a team committed to delivering a 5-star experience at every step. Your vision is our priority; we're passionate about translating your unique style into a home you'll cherish - forever. As premier custom home builders in Bluffton SC, our unwavering commitment shines through in every lovingly crafted home.

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How much does it cost to build a house in Bluffton SC?

Many buyers feel building a home can be very expensive and overwhelming. Where do you start? What are the budget considerations? Others wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who can guide them through this process. The price of building a custom home starts with the cost of building the shell. The shell typically accounts for 40-60% of the total cost of a custom home. The size and architectural style of the home are the major factors affecting the shell price. The remaining costs of construction, which will represent 40-60% of the total cost, are based on lot improvements, design, and material selections. Overall, the buyer is in full control of the final price by making decisions on over 60% of the features that will cause the final pricing to be at, above, or below their desired budget. For further information, contact our team of experts.

Are custom builds expensive?

Custom builds are often thought of as a luxury reserved only for the wealthy. However, this is not always the case. While custom builds may cost more upfront, they can actually save money in the long run. This is because custom builds are tailored to fit your exact needs and preferences, meaning you won't end up with features or components that you don't need or use. Additionally, custom builds can be designed with high-quality, durable materials that are built to last, reducing the need for future upgrades or repairs. In the end, while custom builds may have a higher initial cost, they can ultimately be a wise investment for those looking for a personalized and long-lasting solution.

How much does it cost per square foot to build a house in South Carolina?

There is no definitive answer to the question of how much it costs per square foot to build a house in South Carolina as each home is unique. Design, schedule, and budget are all factors that control the final pricing of a custom home. After years of working with homeowners, we have found that the best results are achieved when there is a clearly defined objective, an effective strategy, and a workable plan to follow. The two methods used for luxury home projects are known as the Competitive Bid Method and the Collaborative Method. The Collaborative Method is best for assuring that the buyers pricing goals are achieved. It is important to understand who will be making the decisions that affect costs and how those decisions are made. The builder and design team should give the buyer options for each selection with clear allowances established ahead of time, to help reach the desired budget.

Can you build your own house in South Carolina?

Building your dream home in South Carolina is an exciting journey, but it can also be a complex endeavor. At Front Light Building Company, we understand the challenges that come with constructing your own house. Whether you're a first-time homeowner or experienced in the building process, our team of experts is here to guide you every step of the way.

Expert Guidance: Our experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of South Carolina's building regulations. We can navigate the complexities of permits, codes, and inspections, ensuring your project complies with all legal requirements.

Tailored Solutions: We recognize that every homeowner's vision is unique. Our team works closely with you to understand your needs, preferences, and budget constraints. We provide personalized solutions that align with your dream home aspirations.

Quality Craftsmanship: At Front Light Building Company, we uphold the highest standards of quality in our workmanship. From foundation to finishing touches, we prioritize excellence, ensuring your home is not only beautiful but also structurally sound and safe.

Time and Cost Efficiency: Building a house involves meticulous planning and efficient execution. We optimize the construction process, saving you valuable time and resources. Our streamlined approach minimizes delays and maximizes your investment.

Clear Communication: We believe in transparent communication. Throughout the construction journey, we keep you informed about progress, milestones, and any decisions that need to be made. Your peace of mind is our priority.

Comprehensive Services: Front Light Building Company offers a wide range of services, including design consultation, construction management, and post-construction support. We're your one-stop solution for all your home building needs.

Embark on your home building adventure with confidence. Contact our team of experts, and let us illuminate the path to your dream home.

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