in building homes as if they were our own, to last generations.
we build homes, not houses.
in honesty and integrity above all else, including profit.
in over-servicing our homeowners and always going the extra mile.
in hiring the best craftsmen and using the highest quality building materials.
if we cannot do the job properly, we should not do the job.
if the home isn’t built right, it doesn’t matter what kind of “lipstick” you put on it.
we must always stand behind our work, no matter the cost.
we don’t cut corners.
About Buffington Homes
We’re in the homebuilding business, the shelter where people live, laugh, and enjoy comfort. It’s a people business. When your building experience is good, we’ve done our job. Our attention to detail and quality craftsmanship build trust in our ability to understand and, more importantly, care about your dreams. We strive to fill our homes with the beauty that lives in your hearts and minds.
When building your home, we surround ourselves with individuals we can trust to understand and create your dreams. We only work with artisans who share our values, which are:
Honesty, respect, creativity, and that desire to be the best.
As a family-owned and operated business, we instruct our team to “Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.”
As Kiawah homeowners, we are committed to our clients as friends and neighbors. We encourage prospective clients to talk with any of our current homeowners to confirm that we genuinely build our homes with a passion most people reserve only for their own personal projects. The only way to make this consistently happen is to hire team members that commit to our mission.
We Build It As If It Were Our Own.
Dan Buffington, Founder
It was 1995 when we bought our lot at 48 Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. Only a few months later, Cathy and I moved our children then 8, 12 and 14 years old to Kiawah. We had searched for years to find a community where family really does come first. If you know Kiawah, you’ll agree it was a great decision. My passion for construction officially began in the late eighties when I invested in a homebuilding partnership with a team of highly skilled builders. The project was to build custom homes on 200 acres of land in our neighborhood.
Shortly, after our move, I started Buffington Homes. The company is now 25 years old. We’ve been privileged to work with hundreds of homeowners who have since become great friends. About 13 years ago, our son, Trevor, joined us as our partner.
It is one of our greatest pleasures to work together. As a small, family-owned and operated business, we are humbled to be recognized as the premier homebuilding and renovations company in the Lowcountry. I’m very proud of the team as we all work together to exercise great care building the highest quality structures and providing the best client experience. At the end of the day, I know, I’m one lucky guy.
Cathy Buffington, Selections Coordinator
Cathy spent many years managing teams devoted to large computer projects. When she and I relocated to Kiawah, it was a perfect time to fulfill her dream and help create our family business.
In 1997, she assumed the job of the companies’ “Selections Coordinator.” Her role is to provide a stress-free building experience by bridging the communications between you, your designer, trade resources, and the construction team. She’ll shop with you and your designer to understand your goals and help the construction team with questions about the decisions you’ve made. Cathy’s mission is best stated below.
“May your walls know joy; may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” Author: Maryanne Rademacher-Hershey.
Trevor Buffington, Partner
Trevor grew up on Kiawah working in the family’s construction business during breaks and summer vacations. He learned trade skills and the value of hard physical labor. After graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with a degree in Business Management, Trevor went to Arizona State to study Architecture. Unbeknownst to us, it was in Architectural school that he discovered he was more interested in building than designing. It shocked and also thrilled us in 2008 when he decided to join our business. Adding our second-generation is one of our most gratifying triumphs. His architectural and construction expertise provides the solid foundation needed to deliver a complex product like ours.
Despite his love for building, Trevor’s wife, Joanna, his 4-year-old, Hayden, and 2 yr. old, Porter, are his number one joy. Look below, and you’ll see why!
Joanna Buffington, Office Coordinator
Joanna and Trevor met in college at the beginning of their Freshman year and were married in 2008. When Trevor went to Architecture School at Arizona State, Joanna gained construction administration experience working for a custom design-builder in Scottsdale, AZ.
For fourteen years after their relocation to Johns Island, her experience has been diverse. She worked for a multi-state restaurant firms’ headquarters downtown. There her position centered around Office Administration. Her main focus was Human Resources and Accounting. After handling fifteen hundred employees, we assume she could probably do well with our small team.
As Office Coordinator, we call on Joanna to assist the family in providing a stress-free building experience. At home, her little guys call on her because she’s their Mommy.