Front Light Building Company in Coastal South Carolina

Key Company Details
  • #1 on Houzz in Coastal South Carolina
  • 70+ Years Experience Combined
  • Top of Market Award Winner

Welcome to Front Light Building Co. Our journey, symbolized by the Front Light and inspired by my grandmother's welcoming spirit, is rooted in the coastal charm of South Carolina. We're more than builders; we create homes that embody warmth and community.

Our approach combines traditional low country style with modern living. At our in-house design center, we ensure that building your home is a joyous and efficient process. Our team, guided by the values of hospitality and quality, is dedicated to crafting spaces where life's best moments unfold.

Discover Gracious Living with Front Light Building. Experience our commitment to creating not just houses, but homes filled with warmth and welcome.

Warm regards,

Matt Green
Front Light Building Co.


Committed to craftsmanship, Front Light Building Company is passionate about environmental stewardship, masterfully maximizing space, providing the highest quality construction, and delivering the ultimate energy efficiency in all our homes.

What makes a Front Light Building Company home truly unique is that our standard finishes (considered upgrades for most builders) are included in our base home price – and we’ve simplified the design process for homebuyers.

Front Light builds homes for individuals, couples, and families who want a refined, gracious lifestyle and appreciate the concept of “smart living.” Our open floor plans—ranging from 1,800 to 3,500 square feet—promote easy, low-maintenance living while creating space for family life and entertaining. Each floor plan seamlessly integrates public/private and indoor/outdoor spaces, to create a home that feels spacious and intimately comfortable.

Front Light Building Company
Award-Winning Coastal South Carolina Custom Builders

We are proud to be Coastal South Carolina’s Trusted Home Builder, and ranked #1 in our area on houzz. We attribute this not only to fine craftsmanship and strong relationships across our community with the best of the best in every trade, but especially to our proven process and collaborative method to build our clients’ dreams.


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We back what we build

Love your new build

We want you to LOVE your new build! We know the last step of the 5-Simple Steps, “Happily Ever After” part is the most important chapter of the story. That’s why we’re dedicated to standing behind our projects with our industry-leading, multi-level warranty program. Our team will be here to meet your needs long after closing.

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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It’s what we believe in

We're Committed to 5-Star Client Service

A custom home builder should put the client first at all times. After all, you, the client, are entrusting your builder with one of the biggest purchases of your life. When we measure success, it’s about our clients who want to recommend us to their family, and friends, not the number of projects completed or monuments built.

Every time, Everyone

Our Brand Promise

We promise a 5-Star Experience every time with everyone we work with, because building a home means more than constructing a place to live: it’s about providing an enjoyable home building experience and creating an inspiring space where dreams can come true. Here are some of the reasons people choose us for their dream home:

Great home design isn’t found in a formula. It’s not about the latest fads. It’s about the ways you live in your home, the way your home makes you feel and the building techniques that ensure happiness, quality, and low maintenance that remain long after move-in day. You can count on us to deliver inspired designs by incorporating:

  • Innovative architectural exteriors
  • Quality interior details
  • Open sight lines, thoughtful room placement and well-designed traffic patterns
  • Energy saving featuring the latest in energy-efficient building techniques

Can you imagine trying to build your dream home with only a handful of choices? Neither can we. Luckily, our 5-Simple Steps process makes it easy for you to collaboratively create your dream home that fits all your wants and needs while enjoying:

  • A wide selection of floor plans and home-sites
  • Utilizing your lot to its fullest potential
  • Customizable floor plans & options or a complete original dream home
  • Always making it easy to make your selections to personalize your home

It may not be the first thing you look for when comparing home builders, but service will have a greater impact on your home experience than any other single factor. Our team believes that service shouldn’t stop after an agreement is signed. We want to exceed homeowner expectations at every turn, which is why we provide you with:

  • Your own team of professionals, including a personal Building Manager and Design Consultant
  • Helpful tools and resources like the Homeowner Portfolio and our client portal, your home’s personal website
  • An industry-leading, multi-level warranty and dedicated Warranty Service Representative

Why we do it

Our Purpose

We have the honor of building our clients dreams, enhancing their lives, and our community.

Our Team We strive to bring out the best in our people, achieve personal growth, and challenge ourselves to achieve the highest standards and success. Our Team Members are encouraged and have our full support to achieve their potential to positively affect other people's lives, increase their own self-fulfillment, and enhance their own lives.

Our Clients We know our clients' homes are the place where families join together to create memories. The homes we build are a symbol of craftsmanship, customer satisfaction, and our personal attention to detail. Providing a 5-Star experience and enhancing the lives of our clients is why we exist.

Our Community We are about more than just laying a solid foundation and building beautiful homes; we’re about community. We believe in giving back and helping worthy causes and charitable organizations. More than that, our Team is always happy to lend a hand to someone in need or make someone's life better.

We give back

We C.A.R.E. To make a difference

What gets us out of bed every morning is the chance to live out our purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives. Our Team Members believe that each new day is another opportunity to live out that purpose by making a positive impact through giving our time, talents and resources. In doing so, we are truly making a difference and are continuing to enhance communities across the country.

We are grateful to join together with our Team Members, Homeowners, Homebuyers, Trade Partners and Community Partners to share our support with our extended family – and community – through the volunteer and philanthropic efforts of our CARE program. CARE gives back:

C – Committed to Building Community Character: encouraging a culture of caring and contribution with our Team Members, Clients and Community.

A – Active in our Community: engaging our communities through Team Members completing projects and donating to worthy causes.
R – Responsible to our Community: living up to our responsibility of building dreams and enhancing the lives of our Team, Clients and Community.
E – Enhancing our Community: living a life of service to provide true meaning and purpose.

20 Reasons to Trust
Front Light Building Company with your Dream Home

1. A 5-Star Experience From Beginning To End 

Our promise is to earn a 5-star review from our clients and everyone who has contact with Front Light Building Company before, during, and long after construction.

2. The Front Light Building Company Experience 

Through our proven process, The Collaborative Method, we can promise a 5-star experience for all. We:

  • Assemble a dynamic and knowledgeable collaborative team of industry experts
  • Engage a proven process of designing to your description of your style, taste, and needs through 5 Simple Steps
  • Execute the plan with the highest standards, with attention to time, budget, design, and craftsmanship
3. Our Top-Notch Team & Craftsmanship 

Front Light Building Company embraces the industry’s best products and materials, latest technologies, top-notch craftsmanship, and unique design elements to create your dream home.

4. Free Idea Session 

We invite you to schedule your complimentary Idea Session so we can learn more about you and your vision for your home.

5. We Are Ranked #1 On Houzz 

We are honored to be ranked #1 on in Coastal South Carolina.

6. We Are A "Top Of The Market" Award Winner 

We received the ‘Top of Market’ Award, presented by Certified Luxury Builders, for our continued commitment to providing a 5-star experience to all clients.

7. We Are Dedicated To Quality 

We are devoted to creating unique, lifestyle residences that are driven by a focus on quality workmanship, high levels of client satisfaction, successful project execution, and strong core values.

8. We Make It Easy 

Front Light Building Company makes building a custom home easy - our team of experts are here to walk you through (and make sure you love) the home building process - from getting started, creating timelines, and changing orders to providing financing, warranties, and more.

9. We Are Hands-On 

It is very important to find a custom home builder who shares your values and vision. Creating your dream home is a hands-on process - from the layout and design, to your selections and finishes, our team handles everything so that you can sit back and relax.

10. You Are Our #1 Priority 

Communication is key and we keep you updated at every step. We’ll be continually responsive and attentive to your needs. Creating a residence to match you and your family's lifestyle and needs is Front Light Building Company' focus. It's what we do.

11. Our Industry-Leading Warranty 

Front Light Building Company’ commitment to you does not end at closing. Because we feel so confident about the performance and quality craftsmanship of our homes, we offer industry-leading warranties on every home.

12. We Customize To Fit Your Needs 

We offer inspired designs and customized space-planning solutions that radiate your personality while satisfying your needs and reflecting you and your family's lifestyle.

13. We Are Your Advocates 

We understand that construction projects can be intimidating for homeowners, so we act as your trusted advisers, advocates, and liaisons. We’ll demystify the process with transparent communication, clear processes, and unbiased advice.

14. One Word - Equity! 

Benefits of a newly built or recently renovated home instead of a used home. In one word, it’s called EQUITY!

15. A Realistic Build Time Estimate 

Our average build time from pouring the foundation to your move-in is approximately 6-12 months depending on size and scope. While your actual build time may be subject to weather delays, obtaining permits, availability of qualified trade partners, etc. Front Light Building Company’ expertise lends itself to keeping the build time to a realistic estimate. Also, as we progress through the 5 Simple Steps, we will be able to narrow that time frame even more.

16. Flexibility - Choose Your Own Land 

We provide the flexibility to choose the property that you want to build your home on. Bring your land to us or allow us to help you find that perfect site.

17. We Walk The Site With You 

We will assist you in selecting the location of your chosen home plan on your land, and discuss potential site considerations. After the Site Evaluation, you will receive plans showing the proposed location of your new home on your property.

18. Site Development Expertise 

Front Light Building Company is your partner along the way, helping determine your site development costs.

19. Project Completion On Time & On Budget 

We’ll keep your project on schedule and on budget, and keep you continually updated on our progress. You can move in and start enjoying life in your new home just as planned!

20. By Following The 5 Simple Steps, You'll Love Your Home! 

You Describe, We Draw / You Approve, We Build. Our proven process for getting you the home you want, on time and on budget, follows these steps:

STEP ONE: “Let's Talk”™
STEP TWO: “Storyboard Process”™
STEP THREE: “Rendering to Scale”™
STEP FOUR: “The Big Event”™
STEP FIVE: “Happily Ever After"™

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