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It's about finding a place where your family can grow, live life together, and retreat to. Where "there's no place like home" is a reality, and where memories are forever imprinted with the sights and sounds of that place. Build with us in Chapin, Columbia and Lexington, SC and surrounding areas.
Our Fantastic Experience with Gallup & Lafitte;Randy & Amanda Burke
When looking for a custom builder, our goal was to find a builder that was experienced, paid attention to details, delivered on commitments, and responsive. To say that Gallup & Lafitte exceed our expectations would be an understatement.
Experience - Based upon a recommendation, we interviewed RB and Dick Gallup and quickly realized that they not only had experience, but also extreme passion for their work. This same experience guided us while we were selecting the lot, designing the home, and throughout the build process.
Attention to Detail - This was even more important because we lived remotely and could only visit the site every few months. RB was involved in the details, was on site, knew each of the contractors working on the house, and kept the quality build process on track. He was not only engaged in the flawless execution, but also provided great feedback on our thoughts/ideas that helped lead to a spectacular home.
Delivered on Commitments - As expected, challenges occur in any process and we were amazed by how RB gracefully viewed them as opportunities to be overcome (who would have thought COVID would have occurred?). The build was completed on time, within budget, and exceeded expectations on quality.
Responsive - Candidly, more than a few folks we interviewed initially, struggled with responsiveness. RB and team exceeded every expectation in this category. I cannot count the number of late night calls, weekend visits, or calls from me saying "I was thinking about ....". We looked forward to the daily updates and photos on the builder site which were hugely important to us as we were out of state.
Final Words: Exceeded our every expectation and we highly recommend!!!!!
We are thrilled with and grateful for the home that you built for us. Moving from a smaller home into one that is not only the right size for us now, but allows for an addition later, has given us a chance to relax and enjoy our time at home.Lynn and Carrie Moore
From our initial meeting with Dick, to interior design ideas by Elaine, to final punch out and move in, our experience has been not only pleasant, but surprising, at each stage. The pleasant experience was expected, but after speaking to others that have built their homes, we feared the stress and anxiety of construction process. The surprising aspect of our experience was how much we enjoyed building. We were able to inject our preferences where we felt comfortable and in cases where our understanding was limited, we leaned on Dick's knowledge and were given great insight and choices without overwhelming us with information and leaving us on our own. The support by Elaine considering the number of finish options to choose from was invaluable. Elaine locked into our tastes early and eliminated choices for us that would have only confused us and consumed our time.
Our move in was made easier by the brevity of our punch list, which is a credit to the sub-contractors on the job. Our home is a place we envision spending the next 25 years. Thanks to the Gallup and LaFitte team, it is a source of pride and accomplishment today and the holder of essential time and future memories together as a family.
It is our distinct pleasure to recommend Gallup & LaFitte Design & Build organization for any custom home construction. We were able to "downsize" from a five bedroom home to a three bedroom home and include many of the features we loved in the former home. The original plans were adjusted to accommodate our wishes. The sub-contractors were easy to work with, the various vendors were helpful in our fixture selection and the interior decorator guided us in making good choices. If you want a beautiful home you cannot do better than Gallup & LaFitte.George & Daphne Rushe
Sharon and I have now been in our Gallup and LaFitte designed home for about six years. The longer that we live here, the more we enjoy the house. Your design of our home flows well with our style of living and is certainly to a human scale that suits us. It is a great house for casual quite living and also for entertaining. Thank you for working so closely with us throughout the design and construction period.Tony Cherubini
We contracted with Gallup and LaFitte for a major renovation of our newly purchased lake house in 2011. Their package of architectural design, interior design and construction capabilities was a big plus for us since we would be living out of state while the renovation was being completed. One point of contact (Dick Gallup) was essential and he was easily accessible so it worked well. The firm was open to our design ideas and worked hard to incorporate them into their design. Gallup and LaFitte had good and reliable sub-contractors and vendors. The interior design input on such items as flooring, paint colors, stone and tile selections was outstanding. All in all, we would give the firm a "thumbs up"!Sandy and Dennis Turner
Working with the Gallup and LaFitte team on our new home was a pleasure! Dick and Elaine are true professionals who made the whole building process as easy as possible. They guided us so that necessary decisions were made well in advance of the time various items were needed, so we never felt we had to make "snap decisions." We were always well informed as to how things were progressing and were able to feel comfortable living in one state while building a house in another state. Elaine's help was invaluable when picking out colors, tiles, countertops, bath hardware, lights, carpeting, etc...all the things that can be so overwhelming when building a home! When we first met Dick, he told us their goal was to make the home building process as easy and fun as possible, and he was true to his word! We have been in our beautiful new home for almost a year, and any minor problems we have had have been dealt with promptly. The Gallup and LaFitte team definitely gets high marks from us!Tom and Linda Spencer
During 2012 and 2013, we engaged Gallup & LaFitte to remodel my mother's home on Lake Murray, Chapin, SC. It was during this time we first met R.B. Gallup, and we have nothing but good things to say about him. We dealt with R. B most of the time rather than Mr. Dick Gallup. R. B. checked in on the job progress with us weekly. He had many suggestions (all of which we agreed to.) He kept us to our agreed upon budget, going over only with our permission. These items included such things as adding an outside patio,tearing out interior brick steps, and other items. As with any job there arose problems after the re-modeling was complete. They were all minor and R.B. rectified them all within a few days of their being reported to him. R. B. is knowledgeable, friendly, capable, and is to be highly recommended.Samra Childers
My husband and I extensively remodeled our home in 2011 with Gallup & LaFitte and R.B. was our project manager. He is a knowledgeable, caring young man and was a pleasure to work with. He cares about his clients and their projects and I have recommended him to clients of mine. We were very happy with the work the Gallup & LaFitte team did and we're extremely happy that we came in "under budget and on time".Cindy Thorne
"Many thanks to the great team at Gallup and LaFitte for the wonderful job they have done on our new home in Timberlake Plantation. What more can you ask than a good job completed on time and within the budget? My particular thanks goes out to R B Gallup for his absolute commitment to a quality result and for his skillful management of all the subs and vendors. His dedication to the project was obvious from the first day and continued on until he handed us a the keys at completion."Barry Jenkins
"Robert LaFitte was the lead on our extensive, complete house renovation - a renovation that was recognized as best in its category in the BIA 2015 Remodelers competition. Robert and the rest of the Gallup & LaFitte organization were professional, knowledgeable, competent and a pleasure to work with. As with any renovation, especially of a house over 40 years old, there were several significant challenges beginning with different levels of flooring on the slab base. New HVAC and appliance relocation also required creative engineering. The interior details were demanding but well done. Yet the team kept costs within reason and schedule changes in line. The resulting house exceed our expectations and has become out favorite home of the four we have built. We highly recommend the Gallup and LaFitte team and will use them again if the need arises."Fred Kennedy
"Contracted with Gallup and LaFitte to design and construct our craftsman style home. What sold us on this company was their total turn key solution, from idea / design phase to the completed home built to our specs. Other selling points were their quality of construction, attention to detail, the detailed project schedule they provided, their estimation / budget process, and their reputation from other clients. While the construction of our home lasted about 10 months, we were fully engaged along the way -- and we wanted to be engaged. Once construction was complete, our project manager, R.B. Gallup, worked aggressively to address the outstanding issues on the punch list. Overall, it was a very positive experience. While it was the fifth home we have built, and our fourth custom home and the most detailed of the four, Gallup and LaFitte did an excellent job of helping us get the home we wanted with the details we wanted while also working within a budget."Heyward Leaphart
Gallup and LaFitte truly turned our dreams into our perfect dream home. They provided a full service experience from the first consultation with Dick Gallup Sr. Who transformed my napkin drawings into reality. We visited home built by Gallup and LaFitte for a first hand customer review and saw the results up close. Every step was made easier as we were building in SC from NJ. The project manager RB Gallup sent detailed reports and photos of progress weekly and financial reports every month. The interior designer set up appointments with vendors for lighting, interior flooring, painting contractors, cabinets etc. Gallup and LaFitte work with custom carpenters to build our specific requirements for mantels, customized closets and design elements. Work was done to the timeline they promised. They worked with the budget provided and made every effort to source the best materials. When we requested materials not available in the South they worked with us to help obtain, deliver and install special stonework. This was the first home we ever built and Gallup and LaFitte made the whole process work so effortlessly that I would not hesitate to recommend them with the upmost confidence.Neil and Christine Harris
Best custom home builder in SC. Great customer service and trust worthy. Have had a custom home built and a renovation of an old home and each project was well executed and on point. Would use again 110%!Craig and Crystal Hewitt
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