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, 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.
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!
“Build Your Dream Custom Home” – those were the words promised to me and they turned out to be true! Michael Rooke was recommended to me and not knowing anything about building a home, I went ahead and am glad I did! Michael’s biggest asset is his patience, I had a lot of change orders and he patiently worked through them keeping calm all the while. I especially appreciated his crews, each and every one, were expert in their fields and super nice to deal with and believe me I was at the site every day keeping an eye on things. Building a home is an all-consuming activity and requires patience, delays can be expected and it’s important to stay calm and go with the flow. Michael’s coolness under pressure, attention to detail, and his sense of humor and expertise on the job were all greatly appreciated. At the end of the project we are still friends and I’m thrilled with my beautiful new home.
I was contemplating from moving from a two-story house to a smaller, one story house. After I visited my sister and her husband in their new house, I was determined to take action. Their builder had an empty wooded lot next to their home. I then decided to talk with a Realtor, Loren Vevon, for the process of selling and building a new home with Michael Rooke, a custom home builder. An initial meeting was held to consider a particular floor plan and we discussed initial modifications. Michael noted the annotations and a second meeting was planned to discuss the cost of these changes. He was very accommodating for the changes I requested. Throughout the build, several meetings were held to discuss other change orders and Michael quickly provided pricing for those changes. Additionally, if something couldn’t be done, he was quick to inform me. The local suppliers used for kitchen appliances, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, and flooring had the standard items to choose from, but also had a wide selection of alternative choices. These suppliers were very professional and knowledgeable. The on-site workers were also very courteous and helpful. I had an understanding with Michael that he would provide the cost of upgrades for me to approve. This build truly became my custom home. The process of having the home built was a fun, positive project with meaningful discussions of progress and changes. I am very pleased with the overall building process by Rooke Custom Homes and highly recommend him!