The History

Since founding Structures Building Company 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. Almost 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. Today you’ll find Structures’ 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, and James Island are just some of many places where satisfied Structures homeowners reside.

Structures came highly recommended, so we expected a high level of service and quality. That taken into consideration, Structures has exceeded our expectations on all levels. It’s a pleasure working with each member of the team assigned to our project. You can sense their personal interest and commitment to us and to making our home a success.

-Steve Degnen, I’On Homeowner

The Difference

Structures Building Company takes a high-touch approach to every aspect of homebuilding. This means you can expect frequent interaction with Structures 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 homebuilding experience so rewarding.

Devotion to craftsmanship and creativity is another hallmark of the Structures 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 home.

After nearly twenty years in the homebuilding industry, Structures 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 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 Low Country 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.

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