We Believe:

Bedroom with 4 bunk beds

in building homes as if they were our own, to last generations.

Large clean kitchen

we build homes, not houses.

Portrait Photo of Trevor Buffington

in honesty and integrity above all else, including profit.

Working lifting a large wooden shelf

in over-servicing our homeowners and always going the extra mile.

Curved Hall

in hiring the best craftsmen and using the highest quality building materials.

Covered walkway

if we cannot do the job properly, we should not do the job.

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if the home isn't built right, it doesn't matter what kind of "lipstick" you put on it.

Dan Buffington standing in front of a home

we must always stand behind our work, no matter the cost.

workers looking inside a ceiling

we don’t cut corners.

About Buffington Homes

Photo of The BuffingtonsWe’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 craftsmen 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 do 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, FounderPhoto of Dan Buffington

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.

Photo of Cathy BuffingtonCathy 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.

Photo of Trevor BuffingtonTrevor 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 3-year-old, Hayden, and 1 1/2 yr. old, Porter, are his number one joy. Look below, and you'll see why!

Trevor's Family on the Beach

Children Playing on the Beach

Family Portrait

Children Dressed in Costumes