8 State of Mind Street Suite B-2
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Located in historic old town, bluffon, we build luxury homes in the most beautiful areas of the low country

We offer custom homebuilding as well as SSHB Signature homes built to our own designs.

For over 16 years, SSHB has delivered results beyond the expectations of dozens of clients in many different communities throughout the Low Country.  We hope you will take a moment to get to know more about us and our unique approach to home building that is, simply put, the best home building experience in the low country.

Virtual Tour – 66 Oak Tree, Colleton*

Areas we have built in throughout the low county…

*A SSHB Signature Home (sold)

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Our goal is to exceed expectations in all facets of your home and your homebuilding experience

As a custom boutique home builder, we offer a personal, intimate approach to homebuilding that is all about you and your dream house.  Every stage of the design and building process is catered around your lifestyle, your tastes, your desired location, budget, and more. Simply put, at Simply Southern Homebuilder we care and are passionate about providing you with an outstanding home, an outstanding value, and an outstanding experience you won’t forget! Expect hand-holding assistance and enjoy a “white glove” experience throughout the entire process.

We chose Simply Southern to create our house because they earned our complete trust.

Mike and Becky Powers

Simply Southern Homebuilder far exceeded all our expectations in building our dream home.

Susan and Bill Curran

Our home turned out spectacular and we couldn’t be happier, it’s everything we had hoped it would be.

Mario and Diane Pierro

We could not be happier with the results. And equally important, the project came in on budget and on time.

Dennis and Mary Dickerson

Our dream home is more than we expected and living in it has been a joy.

Gerry and Gretchen Leone

We were building the home from out of town - through the process Lisa was a terrific partner.

David and Lori Rupp


Top Reasons We Simply Are The Best Choice for Building Your Dream Home

  • We appreciate the importance being both financially and personally “with” our clients; We make every client feel the most important!
  • Our goal has never been to be the BIGGEST builder, we want to be the best builder and give our undivided attention to our clients.
  • Communication is extremely important to us and we are known for our prompt and efficient responses, no question is too silly or unwarranted.
  • Our job is to make you feel comfortable.
  • Our involvement doesn’t end after the contract is signed! We provide one-on-one participation throughout the entire project, and our CEO, Lisa, is quick to share the vision of looks and design wanted by the client.
  • We have built several homes for out-of-town clients, going above and beyond to keep clients informed and engaged from hundreds of miles away, see our testimonials for more info.
  • Job site visits 2-3 times daily.
  • Larry Muething, our lead Construction Manager has been in the business 40+ years. He has both his GC and Commercial license. Before joining SSHB, he owned his own framing company and understands all the details of building.
  • Lisa Cornelius, our founding CEO, has been involved in more than 50 homebuilding projects over her extensive career and has an incredible innate sense of design to help bring your style/vision to life. 


  • We deliver great value to our clients: quality, craftsmanship, design, timing, price. Our homes have all had great re-sale value.
  • When selecting vendors and subcontractors for your project, high value, quality and craftmanship are of great importance to us - we only use "tried and true" subcontractors and vendors.
  • We are financially sound.
  • You enjoy priority pricing, shipping and availability of products with all our vendors, including Class A rated customer with Espy Lumber Company which affords you better pricing than any other builder.
  • We have strong long-term relationships with all of our subcontractors, built on best payment, scheduling, and communication practices.
  • We are active within Colleton River, both personally and business wise. Colleton River is often referred to as the most beautiful place to live in the low country!  We built the learning center, and are building the GM’s personal home. We have a great relationship with all management and especially the ARB.
  • We are active in Belfair, both personally and business wise. We have built 12 homes in this community including two Board Presidents. We have great relationships with all management and the ARB.


While every phase of the homebuilding process is important, often it is the little things, if overlooked, that can wind up costing a client dearly.  To ensure clients have an outstanding home, on time and on budget, we make sure to consider and advise clients on the smaller details that really matter. This includes aspects such as utilization of the lot, the lot size, tree location(s), tree removal, room utilization and space needed (sizes), both mental and physical needs, materials, finishes, and more.