Gabriel Builders named Top 20 Custom Home Design-Build Firms in the U.S.

Gabriel Builders named Top 20 Custom Home Design-Build Firms in the U.S.

Gabriel Builders, Inc. Lands a Spot (#10) as One of the Top 20 Custom Home Design-Build Firms in the U.S.

Top-20-Custom-Home-Design-Build-Firms-in-the-USGreenville, SC: Gabriel Builders was recently named as one of the best design-build firms in the United States by the Home Builder Digest, ranking #10 on the list. With only twenty builders on the list, this is no small feat for the local company. According to the Home Builder Digest, they performed extensive research to develop this list of luxury custom home builders across the country. The top builders on this list were chosen based on superior customer care, years in the industry, clientele, 3rd party reviews, their awards and accolades, and other qualifiers.

Home Builder Digest describes the organization and its leadership that sets Gabriel Builders apart as one of the most decorated in South Carolina, also achieving national recognition and accolades. The owner, Gus Rubio, one of the few Certified Master Builder’s (CMB) in S.C., started his path by working construction jobs while attending Furman University. After graduation, he was promoted to Plant Quality Control Manager at W.R. Grace, a Fortune 100 Company, and it was here that he learned the quality culture that Gabriel is known for. The experience led him to understand the importance of having all building projects evaluated by quality control professionals, which is standard procedure at Gabriel Builders.

“It’s truly an honor to be included with this group of esteemed and talented builders from across the country, many of them I know and have great respect for. Our philosophy and approach have always been centered around the beginning and longevity of the relationship, which alone has paved the path for customer satisfaction and a detailed focus on quality craftsmanship. When we decided to expand on our business model three years ago to add interior design services by our sister firm, LH Design Studio, we became a true full-service firm, which really elevated the experience for our clients. This is extremely important since many of our clients build remotely from all over the U.S. Now, our clients have a one-stop-shop, creating a seamless process, great collaboration, and an overall fun experience- all while maintaining our brand standards of providing a high-quality handcrafted home with an unprecedented attention to detail, and lifelong relationships.” said Gus Rubio, Founder and President of Gabriel Builders, Inc.

“This is a list of the best design-build firms in the United States. Before it was branded design-build, the method of bringing a designer and contractor under one roof was known as the “master builder” system. Today’s design-build movement started about 20 years ago and caught on fast. The trend was so popular that it caused scores of architects and contractors to change their business models to one that shepherds clients through a single and seamless process for building a home. This seamless process made the task of finding the 20 best design-build companies in the US daunting. We started with the industry leaders who stand out either for the awards they’ve collected or for the sheer brilliance of their work. To rank them, we gave preference to architecture-led firms, which naturally strive to improve living spaces through design. The highest-ranked on this list effortlessly combines the aesthetics of design with the fine details of home construction.” – said Home Builder Digest on the inspiration of this list and selection process.

Among the numerous state and local awards over the years, Gabriel Builders was also named as the National Custom Home Builder of the Year in 2014 by the National Association of Home Builders. In 2015, Ocean Home Magazine named them Custom Home Builder of the Year as well. And in 2018, Home Builder Digest named them Top 20 Best Custom Home Builders in the U.S., ranking #14 and #2 in the state of S.C.

The family-owned company has been around for over three decades and has continued to expand over the years. With quality and customer service at the forefront, Gabriel Builders, design + build, in collaboration with their sister company, LH Design Studio, the interior design arm, has developed a client-centric process for the ultimate building experience for a well-crafted home. In 2013, Nicholas James Fine Woodworking, Inc. was founded, handcrafting some of the finest cabinetry and woodworking for the Gabriel homes.

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