Company History

Dick Gallup started a turnkey DESIGN-BUILD residential construction firm in 1995 with a focus with a focus on custom residential design and construction management services. Dick Gallup and his wife, Elaine have provided high quality, personalized service in the design and decorating of many beautiful and award winning homes within the Columbia area. Dick Gallup has 25+ years of experience in the real estate business and his wife Elaine, has been designing exceptional interiors since 1980. Dick and Elaine make a great team when it comes to designing, decorating and building dream homes. Through their experience in working with homeowners, builders and suppliers they have gained valuable insights which allow them to efficiently design new homes with quality while staying within the client's budget. Our client's interests and satisfaction is the number one focus of our services.

In 2002, Gallup & Gallup added Remodeling services with the same turnkey approach.


Through the past 22 years, Gallup & Gallup continued to grow with the addition of Robert LaFitte and R.B. Gallup as project managers and then partners. In 2013, the company's name was changed to Gallup & LaFitte to recognize the strengths and experience RB and Robert have contributed to the company for the future.

Today with over 250 completed projects, Gallup & LaFitte has proven itself as a team oriented DESIGN-BUILD builder with 3 generations of custom construction experience. We have an outstanding group of proven subcontractors and suppliers committed to building dream homes. This commitment, skill, and craftsmanship are all included when you choose to design, build, decorate, or remodel a home with Gallup & LaFitte.


Elaine and Dick Gallup – Dick Gallup has 25+ years of experience in the real estate business and began designing award winning homes since 1994. Dick Gallup is not only a residential designer but also a licensed homebuilder. Elaine, has been designing exceptional interiors since 1980.


R.B. Gallup – The youngest homebuilder to ever recieve the designation of Certified Master Builder in the state of South Carolina. R.B. received WIS TV Community Builder Award in 2016 for relief efforts following 2015 Flood and is currently serving as a board of director for the BIA (Building Industry Association).


Robert LaFitte – 20+ years of residential building experience. A licensed second generation custom builder whose family has developed beautiful homes throughout Columbia. Together with his mother Dottie LaFitte, at LaFitte construction, Robert brought some of Columbia's most luxurious homes to life with his keen eye for detail.


Meredith Hart – Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Sweet Briar College, Meredith then earned an MFA in Design from the University of South Carolina. After working for a high-end interior design firm for four years, Meredith has joined forces with Gallup and Lafitte. Her creative background in art and design allows her to visualize all the elements that unite spaces within a home. Maintaining a holistic approach to design, Meredith will help create a home that feels uniquely yours!



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PO Box 755
Chapin, SC 29036
Main Office: 803.932.4884


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