Our 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 homebuilder in the Aiken area.

Beth Garvin, Designer Builders Office Manager, has been a key member of the team since 1993. In addition to managing what goes on in the office, Beth also oversees project accounting and closing coordination. Her intimate understanding of the home building process, dedication to customer service and commitment to excellence have been, and remain, 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.

Melissa Day, our interior design consultant, holds a BA in Interior Design from the University of Mississippi.  Melissa joined our team in 2007 and has more than 15 years experience in design. Furthermore, her impeccable style and bubbly personality are a delightful asset to our organization.  She worked for 10 years in a full-service furniture showroom assisting clients with accessory and furniture as well as interior design.  Melissa 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.

Marcia Gaul is responsible for greeting customers, both in person and on the phone. She developes, compiles and coordinates client information for Designer Builders.

Melody Binion rejoined the Designer Builders team in October of 2009 with over 20 years experience. She is responsible for greeting customers, both in person and on the phone, as well as keeping Todd's schedule, performing clerical duties, compiling and coordinating client information for Designer Builders and its adjunct construction projects as needed. Melody is assisting with web site communications and providing direct clerical support to Todd as needed and serves as a secondary point of contact for customer selections and vendor appointments. She assures customer satisfaction by promptly scheduling all service calls after possession.