Mike and Becky Powers – Like most people, we dreamed of a home that would be everything we ever wanted. Years of looking at house plans, through magazines trying to find that perfect floor plan or interior touch. Lisa worked closely with us to extend our vision, using her collective experiences to incorporate details that we now reflect upon with amazement and joy.
We chose Simply Southern to create our house because they earned our complete trust. Even though we would be in Virginia throughout construction, they made us active partners along every step of the process.
Simply Southern didn’t just build us our perfect house, they created our home! When we first entered our finished home we were speechless. The quality and craftsmanship of the home was evident everywhere we looked.
In the beginning, Lisa stated that she wanted to exceed our expectations. And just as always, she kept her word.
Susan and Bill Curran – Simply Southern Homebuilder far exceeded all our expectations in building our dream home. Having met Lisa several years before when she helped us choose our lot, we were so impressed with her expertise in all areas of the building process. We knew Simply Southern Homebuilder would be our builder from day one.
Working with Lisa was the most pleasant building experience we have ever had. She is a true knowledgeable professional. We never had one concern with the building of our home while living in Florida. Updates were on a timely basis, phone calls returned promptly, pictures sent weekly. It was the wonderful suggestions made by Lisa that made our home exactly what we had envisioned. Best part of all, it was completed on time with no surprises on cost.
We highly recommend Simply Southern Homebuilder for a stress free, wonderful experience in building your home. Lisa is now like family who we always enjoy seeing. Even now after completion we still know we can call with questions or need anything concerning our home.
She is truly the best!
Mario and Diane Pierro – “I’ll be with you every step of the process”. These were the words said to my wife and I by Lisa Cornelius, owner of Simply Southern Homebuilder. In making our decision, we were looking for a builder who was personally committed to our home. Someone who would give our home the attention we wanted and maintain communication with us, especially with us living 780 miles away.
Lisa’s assistance in the design process with the architect was invaluable. She was with us every step of the way in selecting everything from hardware and granite for the kitchen, to electrical and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. Her design experience, along with her relationships with all the vendors really helped make the selection process easier and more cost effective. She was simply our advocate!
Our home turned out spectacular and we couldn’t be happier, it’s everything we had hoped it would be. The few issues we had with manufacturer warranties after the fact, Lisa stepped in and was there for us again.
I’m happy to say that my wife, Diane, and I have maintained a friendship with Lisa and her family, after the building process was completed; something I hear is very rare.
I would, and have recommended Simply Southern Homebuilder to others, mainly because of her attention to detail, get it done attitude, and with her helping to accomplish just what we wanted. Every day is a joy in our new home!
Dennis and Mary Dickerson – We chose Lisa and Simply Southern because we wanted a small custom builder who would be involved on a day-to-day basis with the project, and with whom we would be interacting.
From the beginning, Lisa assisted us through the numerous and sometimes complicated steps of gaining approvals, and designing the house. It was particularly valuable that she made appointments and accompanied us to the various suppliers on everything from lighting, tile, fixtures and appliances, which saved time and ensured that we did not make costly mistakes.
With her background in interior design, Lisa was able to offer suggestions and advice that enhanced the look and feel of the house. Since we were not able to be here during the building process, we relied on her and her team to make sure our interests were looked after, that we were kept informed, and that everything was done to our expectations.
We could not be happier with the results. The quality of construction, finishes, millwork, and details in Simply Southern homes, are in our opinion, superior to others we have seen. And equally important, the project came in on budget and on time.
Gerry and Gretchen Leone – Unlike most retirees, my husband and I had built and remodeled many homes in the past 25 years. When we decided to build in Bluffton, we wanted a low-country style home but didn’t have the desire to put in the hours of work it takes to make it happen. After interviewing and checking references on several well known builders, we chose Lisa because of her “hands on” guidance. From that point on, we never looked back. For two people who were very tired of building and making choices, Lisa made it FUN and EASY! We actually found that we had similar tastes, and I came to trust her instincts completely. In a few exciting weeks, with Lisa at our side always, we had made our choices, she had negotiated the best prices and it was now up to her team to perform.
We headed back to our summer home on Cape Cod with the intention of returning every few weeks. I still cannot believe that we did not have to return even once before we moved in. Lisa sent photos, emailed us and called weekly to discuss anything new or decisions we needed to make. She treated every decision as if she were building a home for herself! Our house was finished on the date promised and we moved in soon after. We absolutely love our home, as does everyone that walks in. Lisa is an expert builder, designer, negotiator and team player. Our dream home is more than we expected and living in it has been a joy.