Testimonials

Architects

"Bennett Hofford's quality workmanship, organizational skills and client service meets or exceeds that of any contractor I've worked with in my 30 year career. Hank, Scott and Russell made a long-distance project function seamlessly and the end-product shows the care and attention that we expect for our designs.

I enthusiastically recommend Bennett Hofford and hope I have the opportunity to work with them again."

John S. MacDonald, AIA
Morehouse MacDonald & Associates, Inc., Architects
Lexington, MA

"I have worked with Hank and the Bennett Hofford Construction Company team for over twenty years. When it comes to custom detailing and high end finishes, there is no substitute for experience - they have seen and done it all. No challenge too big and no detail too small."

Bill Huey, Architect
Bill Huey + Associates

"I worked with Bennett Hofford Construction on a very challenging commercial retail space. Siematic Kitchens planned to open a new showroom on King Street. The very high quality and precisely designed cabinetry from Siematic required an equally precise showroom. The company required very tight tolerances for their installation. Hank Hofford told me he had just the guy for this type of demanding project. David Britt built the showroom to meet the demanding requirements and received high marks from the Siematic corporate office. It was a pleasure working with David and the Bennett Hofford team on this challenging project. "

Glenn F. Keyes, AIA
Glenn Keyes Architects LLC
12 Vanderhorst Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-722-4100

Designers

"It has been an honor to consult on projects for BH as I consider them one of the premier builders in the Southeast. Their attention to detail takes homebuilding and the client experience to the next level, from start to finish."

Emily Denton Woollcott
Slate Interiors

"The team at Bennett Hofford Construction brings Southern gentility to the business of building. They combine dedicated, personalized service with a wealth of knowledge that can only come from being a leader in the industry for so many years. While true integrity and work ethic seem to escape so many builders in today's climate, Bennett Hofford has pioneered straight talk and blue jeans."

Rebekah D. Carter
President of Red Element Design Studio, Inc.

Residential Renovations

"My husband and I, enthusiastically recommend Bennett Hofford Construction Company if you desire a premium home built by an honest and meticulous professional company. They have an exceptional group of skilled craftsmen, sub-contractors and designers who work for them, as well as exceptional Construction Site Managers. Our lovely home on Kiawah Island has truly exceeded our expectations.

Throughout the entire building project, they demonstrated a high level of competence, quality workmanship, attention to detail, time on task work ethic, on-budget skills and consummate professionalism, which we feel is unmatched in custom home building today. We feel qualified in judging these individuals, as our family has been building custom homes in New Jersey for many years, and we are familiar with the building and renovation process as well as being on the jobsite. Bennett Hofford's team is knowledgeable, attentive, accountable, and delivered our home on schedule.

We found Bennett Hofford's Management, Site Supervisor and Contractors to have creative ideas and communicate the benefits to the home owner. They always responded to our concerns and questions, in addition to keeping us in the loop at all times. It made us feel like we were part of "the team", even when we were at a distance. Management and the Site Supervisor were always accessible when we contacted them. The Bennett Hofford team was so superior at executing the building project that it was an easy process for us to deal with.

Bennett Hofford was concerned with two aspects in building our home. The "bones" of the house or superior construction; and second, the "aesthetic details" of a high-quality custom home. They not only met our expectations BUT exceeded them.

We highly recommend them to any individual who wants superior construction."

Richard and Patricia Gatens
602 Piping Plover Lane, Kiawah Island, SC

Historic Residential Renovations

"On January 7, 2009 our home in downtown Charleston suffered a devastating fire. Thank goodness no one was hurt, but our home, which was built in 1896, would have to be completely renovated on the inside. The damage to the exterior was also extensive. This home is our second home with our primary home being in Athens, GA. Not only did we need a timely renovation, but we also needed someone we could trust and have complete confidence in since we would be rebuilding from out of town.

Scott Anderson, a local architect, highly recommended Bennett Hofford Construction. Scott knew we needed someone that would appreciate and preserve the historical aspects of our home. We also needed someone that could and would be willing to work with our insurance company. They met and exceeded all our needs and expectations.

Our project manager was David Britt. We could not have been any more fortunate to have David. He was extremely thorough with every aspect of the project. He was patient with our needs and desires and very helpful with all the decisions we had to make along the way. His experience with and appreciation of older homes was invaluable. Our house is now no longer sloping four inches in the front, has hurricane straps, and still has its original heart pine floors in 80% of the home. David's choice and management of the subcontractors was great. We were pleased with all the subs. Their professionalism, knowledge, and concern for the project were a clear reflection of David's and Bennett Hofford's approach to quality and professionalism.

David's attention to detail also included the budget and our insurance company's requirements. He definitely went beyond the call of duty in dealing with the adjuster for the entire project and afterwards (David finishing the project under budget probably saved my marriage!)

Diane Lambert, the project administrator, was also thorough and supportive. She was patient and very helpful to us and our dealings with the insurance side of the project. Her attention to detail was invaluable for us as we were learning as we went. "

Margaret Liedberg
Athens, GA

New Custom Home Construction

"I selected Bennett Hofford Construction Company from a group of very fine contractors from the Charleston area. They won my selection because I felt they had presented the "best" bid to build my estate home on Wadmalaw Island. They not only had the best cost bid to build my house, but they also presented the most experienced and complete construction team I had seen dedicated to a residential construction project.

Well, they made their promise a reality. They built a quality project within the budget they delivered, and the project management and follow-up was and has been "spot on" their promise. David, Terri, Russell and Diane have been fabulous to work with, and I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is interested in building a quality home by a competent, value conscious construction team.

You would be smart to choose Bennett Hofford Construction for your project."

Jimmy Ellis, V-P
Jim Ellis Automorive, Atlanta, GA
Anchoring Oaks, Wadmalaw Island, SC

"Bennett Hofford Construction Company built our new home in Poplar Grove in 2009. The construction is first class with top quality materials& workmanship. We appreciate the time& effort of the BHCC Project Manager who helped us make informed decisions on every aspect of the project and was available whenever we wanted to meet. The PM set up all meeting with various suppliers for lighting, cabinets, bath and kitchen etc. With his considerable knowledge of materials& appliances, he guided us into making good decisions that we are very happy with. The BHCC Project Mgr. was also a great Quality Control Mgr as he would not accept poor or incorrect construction from subcontractors.

I would definitely use Bennett Hofford again."

Richard Albers & Judith Beach
4313 Ten Shillings Way, Poplar Grove
Ravenel, SC 29470

"I have had an association with Bennett Hofford for over a decade now and have never experienced any difficulty. Tasks are completed as proposed without up charges (unless I request a change order) and at a very competitive price. ALL work I have had completed by Bennett Hofford has been impeccable (i.e. building a home from ground up to renovations on other projects). The greatest part is I have yet to have "a surprise", which I have encountered on other projects by other builders that Bennett Hofford could not bid on due to location.

Thank you Bennett Hofford for your fairness and the professionalism displayed by every member of your team that I have encountered."

Cynthia Witherspoon

Historic Commercial Construction

"Our company, Holy City Hospitality, has hired the Bennett-Hofford Construction Company on many occasions. They have seen us through projects large and small. Last year we had a major fire at one of the restaurants, and they were instrumental in getting us cleaned up, rebuilt and back operating in a very short time. The quality and craftsmanship of work that they perform is world class and is executed correctly the first time. Their employees are always professional and courteous and really work efficiently with the client through every phase of the project.

I would highly recommend the Bennett-Hofford Construction company to anyone that wants quality work done with attention to detail and a goal of pleasing the client at every turn."

R. Daren Wolfe, Operating Partner
Holy City Hospitality
39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar and Grill, Virginia's on King and Good Food Catering

39 John St. Charleston SC 29403
843.722.8881 ext 23
dwolfe@holycityhospitality.com