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Another Fine Designer Builders Custom Home

About Designer Builders

Designer Builders has been developing custom, dream homes in Aiken, South Carolina and the surrounding area since 1990. Our knowledgeable team of professionals combines years of expertise with our client's dreams to provide a custom home building experience that is second to none. With an unmatched attention to detail, we strive to create truly exceptional, unique homes, which compliment our clients' lifestyles in every way.

Each of Designer Builders' clients has entrusted us with the creation of their home, where they will live, laugh and love with their families.


We know the building process is more than just brick and mortar. Each of Designer Builders clients has entrusted us with the creation of their home, where they will live, laugh and love with their families. This is why in addition to the quality construction we are committed to providing, we also focus on building relationships and staying in constant communication with our clients. We know how important each project is to them and we know our future success is based on the relationships we are developing today, which is why we strive to earn our clients' trust — again and again.

Meet the Designer Builders Staff

Todd Gaul, President and owner of Designer Builders, has been building high quality custom homes since 1989. Todd's attention to detail and unparalleled focus on customer satisfaction have earned him his reputation as the premier custom home builder in the Aiken area. Learn more about Todd Gaul

Beth Garvin, Designer Builders Office Manager, has been a key member of the team since 1993. Beth oversees office management, project accounting, and coordinates closings. Her intimate understanding of the home building process, dedication to customer service and commitment to excellence are instrumental to the unsurpassed quality for which Designer Builders is known.

Craig Keller is a licensed residential and commercial builder with over 20 years of design experience and has been a member of the Designer Builders team since 1994. He serves as project superintendent for Mount Vintage Plantation, Woodside Plantation, Cedar Creek and privately owned properties throughout Aiken County. Craig's expertise and commitment to going the extra mile are tremendous assets to both customers and coworkers.

Shawn Bowden has been working with Designer Builders since April 2001. His responsibilities include preparing homes for closing, final punch-out and follow-up service. He is an experienced carpenter and cabinetmaker and has been working in the residential construction industry since 1986.

Genevieve Balogh, our interior design consultant, holds a BFA in Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Genevieve joined our team in the summer of 2013 and has 4 years experience in design. She is currently working towards her NCIDQ certificate and licensure in Georgia and South Carolina. She is also a member of the local USGBC chapter and the IIDA Georgia Chapter. Furthermore, her impeccable style and bubbly personality are a delightful asset to our organization. Genevieve assists each client with vendor appointment coordination as well as finalizing product selections for their homes. This personalized service is provided exclusively by Designer Builders.

Melody Binion rejoined the Designer Builders team in October of 2009 with over 20 years experience in the building industry. Being the primary liaison, she is responsible for scheduling sub-contractors, supplier deliveries, and coordinating job progress. Melody maintains open communication with clients throughout all phases of the building process to assure all details are finalized efficiently. Following closing, she assures customer satisfaction by promptly scheduling all warranty service calls.

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