The History

Since founding Structures in 1999, Steven Kendrick’s mission has been to build custom homes of unmatched quality and craftsmanship and to deliver a level of customer service and integrity that would redefine the industry. Over two decades later, our core values haven’t changed: a relentless attention to detail, a passion for serving clients, and an unwavering commitment to quality. In 2022, Structures joined Alair Homes, a network of professional custom home builders, to bring enhanced services to its clients, training and growth opportunity to its employees and efficient systems to its back office. All while maintaining the same ownership and individuality that has earned Structures, now Structures | Alair, their success. Today you’ll find Structures | Alair's award-winning homes all over the low country: overlooking the beaches and harbors, along the golf courses and marshes, and nestled among the Charleston area’s most iconic neighborhood streetscapes. Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, the Old Village and I'On in Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, James Island, and Johns Island are just some of many places where satisfied Structures | Alair homeowners reside.

It is not hyperbole when I say that Structures is far and away the finest group of people you would ever want to work with on a building project. Steve Kendrick has a superb, dedicated team who are focused on your home being exactly right. From the start, all information was presented clearly and accurately; pricing was transparent. Each person at Structures is committed to getting the details right and making the final product what you want and of the highest quality. We have been in our beautiful home two years and Structures is always available to us and I am confident they will be there with us forever.

-Charleston Client

Your team has been the most organized, professional, and enjoyable team to work with in my 14 years of owning my company… I strongly believe that leadership and company culture /ethos comes from the top and you certainly lead by example and it shines through to every detail and every sub that you have on the project… It has been a true pleasure to work with the Structures team.

-Charleston Interior Designer

We have worked with Structures on numerous projects over the years and would recommend them as some of the best builders money can by. The careful attention to detail and the thoughtfulness involved along the way make them a wonderful partner on any project. We always enjoy how smoothly things move through the process due to their impeccable ability to communicate through any and all issues in the builder, architect, and client triangle. They are a wonderful company to work alongside of and are full of great people you will enjoy building your dream home with.

-Charleston Architect

The Difference

Structures | Alair takes a high-touch approach to every aspect of homebuilding. This means you can expect frequent interaction with Structures | Alair team members through every step of the building process. We believe strong communication is the key to strong relationships, and our customers tell us again and again that feeling connected from start to finish is what makes the Structures | Alair homebuilding experience so rewarding.

Devotion to craftsmanship and creativity is another hallmark of the Structures | Alair difference. Our long-standing partnerships with the area’s finest architects ensure successful design/build collaborations, while our talented team of on-staff designers confidently guide you through the selection process. The project managers assigned to oversee the building of your home are detail-oriented individuals who value the creative process and respect the intent of each architect’s design. Together, this talented group of people brings unique knowledge and insight to every Structures | Alair home.

With over twenty-five years in the homebuilding industry, Structures | Alair has a proven track record. We are active and well-respected in our community and we’ve worked hard to cultivate lasting relationships with trade contractors, architects, and designers. This hard work has paid off in many ways: we’ve twice been named GuildQuality’s Builder of the Year and won the Prism Award for Customer Service six times. But more valuable than the awards themselves is the feedback we get from our clients. Through survey results and testimonials, they tell us that strong client relationships, unmatched customer service, and a high quality, well-crafted home is truly the Structures | Alair difference.

Our Team

The mutual respect and solid work relationships we enjoy with our clients begins at home with the Structures team. Each member of the Structures team brings passion, creativity, dedication, and a commitment to quality to every home they build, and this spirit carries over to every relationship we have with our clients. Together, the Structures team shares a collaborative energy and enthusiasm rarely seen in the homebuilding industry. Simply put, we love what we do.

Steve Kendrick


As a kid I loved construction. Not so much the dump trucks and bulldozers, but building things—like tree forts and Lego houses. In college I developed an entrepreneurial spirit, but struggled to figure out what kind of business I wanted to be in. I still remember where I was when the light bulb went off: It was 1988, I was driving down the Massachusetts Turnpike delivering a car full of computers to a client in my beat-up Volkswagen Jetta when it just hit me that I wanted to build houses. From there, it all clicked. After graduating from Babson College, a business school near Boston, I moved to Washington, D.C., to work under a great craftsman and relative, Dave Swanson. Dave taught me a lot about all of the trades, enough to be dangerous. I went back to school and took classes in architecture and urban planning. A fortunate twist of events led me to Charleston, where I eventually saved and borrowed enough money to start Structures in 1999.

My wife and I feel fortunate to have raised our three children in Mount Pleasant, and we love taking advantage of all the Lowcountry has to offer. Aside from work and family, another great passion of mine is East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. I’ve been a board member for close to ten years, and built three Habitat houses in the East Cooper community.  I love what I do. It combines my passion for great architecture, quality construction and managing a professional business. I’ve surrounded myself with great people who share my commitment to providing outstanding service and quality to every single client who chooses to build their home with Structures | Alair.