Rooke Custom Home Builders
The Rooke family has been building custom homes in James Island, Ravenell, Hollywood, Goose Creek, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, North Charleston, Summerville, Ridgeville, and Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina for three generations.
While there are plenty of new home builders and general contractors in the Charleston, SC area, we’re a little bit different. We specialize in building beautiful, affordable custom homes. Our custom homes in Charleston are affordable, but certainly not cookie cutter.
Our family has been building houses for decades, so we know how to avoid new home construction pitfalls. Our process is simple, friendly, honest, and low stress. You’ll benefit from our long-term relationships with architects, Realtors, and others in the community.
Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, a soon-to-be retiree, an investor, or you want to upgrade to a custom home at a manageable price point; we can make it happen.
Yes, You Can Afford Your Dream Home
Because we’ve been building custom homes in the Charleston area for more than 40 years, we know how to create a beautiful home on a reasonable budget. We’re hardworking people, and we enjoy building homes for other hardworking people. Talk to us about your ideas; we have creative strategies for making dreams come true!
Whether you know exactly what you want or aren’t sure about the details, we can help you bring your dream house to life.
We can sit down with you to browse blueprints, check out past projects for inspiration, and brainstorm about how to customize a home that fits the way you live.
We know that building a new home can seem stressful. We keep things simple and honest, so you don’t have to stress about finances. Bring your plans or use ours, we’ll work with you to create a design plan that fits your needs – and your budget.
Bring your own architect or use one of our experts. Our team will serve as your general contractor to adjust and execute drawings and blueprints with the highest quality.
Our reputation is everything to us, which means we’ll treat you with the utmost respect. Our small team of experts value quality construction, honesty, integrity, and treating customers like family.
For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to buy the property and plans prior to even having signed a contract with a builder. The first builder we contacted ended up bailing on us after having his engineer look over the Allison Ramsey plans we had already purchased. After contacting several others over the next 2-3 months and being quoted as much as twice what we could afford, we were ready to throw in the towel before someone recommended Rooke Custom Homes. From start to finish, it was obvious that Michael not only genuinely wanted to help us out but he and his team was determined to build the nicest home possible within our budget. Michael was also really patient and reasonable with us along the way on multiple change orders, credits for fixtures & appliances we purchased out of pocket, punch list items (before and after move-in), etc. We've been in the house for a few months now and couldn't be happier. It turned out even better than we had anticipated.
Building a home is of course quite the process. Issues come up and things happen, but all we can expect is for someone to be responsive and accountable. Michael and his team made us feel comfortable from day one. Not only were we able to build our dream home at an affordable price, but they SERIOUSLY exceeded our expectations. We will be the first to admit we aren’t always the easiest people to deal with and are VERY particular. That being said, Michael too is very detail oriented and stands behind his work. He genuinely wants us to be happy and we so appreciate that. From framing to finishes they never took shortcuts, our inspector is known as a stickler, and he complimented their work many times. Thanks so much Rooke Custom Homes, we appreciate everything you’ve done for us.
We encountered a fire at our rental house. It was a complete loss. Per our request, Michael came to us with a few house plans. We chose one and we were off. He was extremely accommodating when we decided to add a window and change flooring during the building process. It was amazing at how quickly everything come together. He was very courteous and professional, and we had a great working relationship. The completed house was absolutely beautiful. He used nice upgrade features that you would not likely receive from a pre-planned community builder. He was awesome because he really cared about the final outcome. We would definitely hire him again!
After doing some research about custom home builders in the Charleston area, I stumbled upon Michael and decided to work with him after I had a look at one of his previous projects. Now, a year later, I would not hesitate a second to make the same decision again. He takes full ownership of a project, builds great quality homes, accommodates all special requests and most importantly: No matter what might come up (and there’s always unforeseen things coming up when building a house) he stays calm and works patiently to resolve the situation. Highly recommended!
My husband and I recently purchased a home from Rooke Homes and couldn’t be happier with it and our experience. We are second-time home buyers and were attracted to the work of Rooke Homes found in one of the homes we were shown by our realtor. We found that the overall quality and attention to detail were superior to that of the big ‘cookie-cutter’ builder. Michael Rooke was a pleasure to work with and he took great care in making us happy. What would be considered extra by some builders was standard with Rooke Homes. My parents, owners of a number of homes over the years from Miami, to West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Asheville, and Savannah, custom built to previously owned, were impressed by the craftsmanship and ‘standard’ inclusions. We highly recommend Rooke Builders to prospective home buyers/builders – you will not be disappointed!