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About SHELTER Custom-Built Living

As an award-winning, locally-owned company, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has a vested interest in the quality and innovation of your home and its unique place in the Lowcountry. Our mission is to place our clients needs and wants as our top priority while providing an honest, straightforward, seamless approach to custom home building. This approach has earned our company the highest-possible rating from Guild Quality. The five star, 100% approval from our clients speaks to what we value and execute as builders.

A second generation builder, owner, Ryan Butler grew up on job sites with his father, a veteran in the industry. He learned early on that integrity and respect are integral parts of delivering a quality product. Ryan spent more than 14 years honing his passion for delivering exceptional homes and excellent customer service before starting his own company, Shelter LLC.

Location & Directions for SHELTER Custom-Built Living

895 Island Park Dr Suite 203, Charleston, SC 29492
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Services SHELTER Custom-Built Living Offers

Custom Home Builder
Full Home Remodel
Detached or Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

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  • Home Builder
  • Home Remodel
4.9 Out of 5.0

Reviews For SHELTER Custom-Built Living

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Angel Gallegos
Review source: Google Angel Gallegos Friday, September 16th 2022
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Jackson Karolczyk
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Kecia Heyward
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Amy Hyatt
Review source: Google Amy Hyatt Tuesday, February 9th 2021
We built our current home on DI with Shelter. We love our new home and the team was amazing to work with! The process ran smoothly and they were on top of all our needs. Ryan is an exceptional builder with a very creative eye. I would highly recommend!
Re: We built our current home ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Thank you for the kind review and recommendation. It was our pleasure building your beautiful home, implementing your creative ideas, and seeing your vision come to life.

MichAel G
Review source: Google MichAel G Monday, February 1st 2021
As a decorative artist of 37 years I was hired recently by Shelter building and design. I have working with top shelf designers and builders from coast to coast ie; ( Mario Buatta, Bunny Williams, Peter Pennoyer, Parish Hadley, etc.) and I have to say Shelter Co. IS among the best I’ve worked with. Incredibly thorough, timely, great attention to detail, creative,open,relaxed , Punctual, they get the job done! Their crew and all the trades they hire are also wonderful! Respectful, neat,organized, timely and went out of their way to make the project run smoothly and orderly. I am grateful and fortunate to have worked with them and continue to do so. 5 star recommendation!!
Michael Gilbert @ Michaelgilbertstudios
Re: As a decorative artist of ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Tuesday, February 2nd 2021

Thank you very much for the kind words Michael. It was truly our pleasure to work with such a creative and talented artist. We look forward to working with you on many upcoming projects!

Hollis Erickson
Review source: Google Hollis Erickson Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Ryan Butler is an exceptionally talented builder that I have had the pleasure of working with, alongside his Shelter team, for the past 6 years. His professional knowledge, attention to detail, and business management is impeccable. Shelter creates an environment that makes building an exciting experience. The quality of his product and craftsmanship is unprecedented. I appreciate that Ryan is not only business oriented but extremely influential in the creative process. I highly recommend Shelter to build your dream home.
Re: Ryan Butler is an excepti ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Tuesday, December 1st 2020

What a pleasure it is to work with you. We enjoy having your work on our team and look forward to many more builds together.

Katie Hughes
Review source: Google Katie Hughes Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Shelter oversaw the design aspect of the remodel of our former home, and we could not have been more impressed with this team. Jenny’s creative eye for beautifying and maximizing our space was impeccable. She’s not only extremely talented, but also very patient, and was always available to answer any questions or help in any way throughout the process. We most recently hired Shelter to assist with exterior paint color and design of our new home, and once again love the outcome. We’ve had such a positive experience with this company, and would highly recommend!
Re: Shelter oversaw the desig ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We are always happy to assist you with your design vision, your ideas are fantastic and your homes stunning!

Denise Ketterman
Review source: Google Denise Ketterman Tuesday, November 10th 2020
I cannot say enough about Shelter and their entire team. Working and managing children from home during a pandemic quickly required the need for separate and quiet work/school spaces. Ryan and his team made our remodel better than we could have ever imagined.Perfect vision and implementation for what we needed!
Re: I cannot say enough about ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Thank you. Congratulations on your new home! We were beyond happy to assist you with your remodeling needs, and we are exited to work on design ideas with you next.

Nichole Orvin
Review source: Google Nichole Orvin Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Shelter Custom-Built Living built our home. They were involved in every step of the process from helping us choose the right fixtures to guiding us in the design of our outdoor courtyard! 5 years later they are still willing to come help us with miscellaneous things around the house to bigger projects! We love everything about Shelter Custom-Built from their quality to customer service!
Re: Shelter Custom-Built Livi ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We count ourselves lucky for customers like you.

Kate Howdyshell
Review source: Google Kate Howdyshell Monday, November 9th 2020
Shelter built our house 4 years ago and the experience was absolutely incredible. The entire team is professional yet offers a personal touch, always willing to help with decisions or advice. Every day we enjoy our beautiful home and we have them to thank for making our dream come true. If we ever build again, it will 100% be with Shelter Custom Homes.
Re: Shelter built our house 4 ... SHELTER Custom-Built Living replied on Monday, November 9th 2020

Thank you very much for the kind words and your continuous support. We thoroughly enjoyed building your amazing home and always enjoy hearing about how much you and everyone who tours it loves it.

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More About SHELTER Custom-Built Living

As a custom home builder, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to create and execute the perfect vision of your home. With clarity of process and schedule, we provide expert guidance through each step of the custom home building experience– from lot procurement to design and material selection. Each project we take on utilizes our in-house build/design team. This collaboration of experienced and talented builders, artisans and designers clearly defines the goals and vision for our clients’ homes while ensuring that the entire design-build process is transparent. We have a history of establishing lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding expectations, exceptional performance and ongoing communication., SHELTER builds homes of unparalleled craftsmanship that will be cherished today and for generations to come.