Katherine McElroy
Katherine McElroy
2022-11-02
We have used James and his Discovery team twice! After being very pleased with a small scale renovation, we decided to hire him again for a much larger, near tear down renovation. Discovery takes their time to layout a clear idea of expenses and a timeline. If we had any concerns, they were quickly addressed. We so appreciated James’ honesty, transparency, and attention to detail!
Marti Boone
Marti Boone
2022-11-02
I had an entire kitchen/laundry room and main living area remodel but Discovery Development. Let me say James was highly professional and employed the best contractors I have ever seen. Everyone of them were very skilled and I never had an issue with any of the work. He had a deadline of 8 weeks to make our space livable during supply chain issue when we returned and he met that deadline. This included 12 doors & windows on the backside of the house, refinishing & adding new hardwood flooring, appliances & kitchen cabinetry. His cabinet maker is the Best in Charleston by far! Painting, upstairs and outside & structure issues with leaking were thus completed in a timely manner. Could not have been happier with the results. Recommend James with Discovery Development with greatest confidence and look forward to a master bath renovation this Fall
Jack Harvey
Jack Harvey
2022-10-29
James and the Discovery Development team are truly exceptional on every measure - top to bottom, start to finish. Specifically, I have utilized James and his highly skilled team on new projects for my home in I’On - the work is always timely, top notch & competitively priced. What sets James and the Discovery Development team apart is the high satisfaction levels across their customer base. I have met many of their customers and toured their projects at various stages of development - the reverence, joy and high satisfaction levels are unwavering and without peer.
Mark Fultz
Mark Fultz
2022-10-29
As a condo owner in a historic building downtown, I undertook the challenge of hiring a contractor to replace the windows in our building. Until contacting James, I had been repeatedly disappointed by others unwilling to take the time to thoroughly understand the project. Meeting with James, he laid out a process involving several site visits just to accurately bid the job. Awarded the job, his team was professional, thorough and considerate of each owner's space. Windows and installation were high quality, and the site was kept clean on a daily basis. As owners, we were so impressed with the quality of workmanship and ease of working with James, that we further contracted with him to provide roof repairs/upgrades and paint the entire building. Furthermore, my wife and I had James perform a complete "down to the studs" renovation of our individual condo unit, which turned out fantastic. I highly recommend James and his team at Discovery Development Group for virtually any construction project. He is enjoyable to work with and cares about ensuring satisfaction with the completed project.
Erik Emmett
Erik Emmett
2022-09-14
James and the Discovery Development team navigated challenging labor/supply/local regulatory dynamics to produce a truly exquisite fully custom waterfront home on Folly Beach to exacting standards in a timely manner. Hiring Discovery will not disappoint.
C Sibson
C Sibson
2022-05-11
Loved it!
Ashley Rawl
Ashley Rawl
2020-06-27
This was our first renovation and we were very glad we chose discovery development. They helped us navigate the process, while also allowing us freedom to make design decisions. James showed great patience with my indecisiveness and finished the project in a timely manner. I would highly recommend!
Walker Pitts
Walker Pitts
2020-06-25
I can’t say enough good things about James and Discovery Development Group. They built us a garage with a finished room and bathroom above. We had never done a building project, and James was amazing from coming up with great ideas we hadn’t considered to finishing not on on time but absolutely 100% on budget. They are the absolute best, and the garage is just beautiful!! Thank you!! Meg Stokenberry
Caleb Goding
Caleb Goding
2020-06-23
Custom building a home is never a small undertaking, as I humbly learned in my first project. After interviewing four buildings, I selected Discovery Development Group, which is owned and run by James. I treated the interview process for selecting a builder the same way I would go about hiring an executive in my own business. I had heard plenty of horror stories, and I knew it would take the better part of year from start to finish, so having someone who was "on my team" was very important. Most people will talk about how amazing their house is, which James did a fantastic job building mine! It has been in a number of magazines and featured in a commercial for TV; his product speaks for itself. What you can't see when you look at a house are all the little things that are done by the builder. Everything from design input, to cost-effective ways to maximize your budget, to the human element. For me, the most important aspects of working with James were his patients, communication, organization, and execution. My house has been built for over 8 months, and I still speak to James on a regular basis. Not because he still has an obligation to me, but because throughout the build process we opened up as individuals and became friends. He is a genuine friend to this day, and I am glad that our paths crossed. This will not be the only custom home I building, but James will be my only builder.
Maxwell Boyd
Maxwell Boyd
2020-06-23
James and The Discovery Development Group completely renovated my downtown home and the results were unimaginable. They did everything from rebuilding my foundation on multiple levels as well as securing the foundation of the front of the residence to creating the fine details that define the residence. James provided a detailed estimate before any work was completed and stayed true to it. He was able to coordinate with several professionals, ranging from the Master brick mason to Master Carpenters in tailoring my residence into a showpiece. Communication with James and his team was always a pleasure and I always knew my project was a priority and being handled appropriately. I have already recommended James and the Discovery Development Group to several of my neighbors in the French Quarter, and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the highest levels of professionalism and quality. Maxwell Boyd 32 State St Charleston SC 29401

James and his crew at Discovery Development did a complete renovation of our master bathroom. EVERYTHING about the project was fantastic (which is high praise for a Contractor these days!) James and his subcontractors did a great job and we couldn’t be happier with our new master bath!

— Stephen Douglas

— Maxwell Boyd

I highly recommend James and his team. As we transitioned from San Diego, I basically handed him the keys to our newly purchased Daniel Island home. We told him our vision and he worked his magic! We came “home ” a few weeks later to a stunning, renovated home that exceeded our expectations. Beautiful work, dependable, creative, great work ethic, always available….can’t go wrong with Discovery Development!

— Jane McAuliffe

I can’t say enough good things about James and Discovery Development Group. They built us a garage with a finished room and bathroom above. We had never done a building project, and James was amazing from coming up with great ideas we hadn’t considered to finishing not only on time but absolutely 100% on budget. They are the absolute best, and the garage is just beautiful!! Thank you!!

— Meg Stokenberry

Custom building a home is never a small undertaking, as I humbly learned in my first project. After interviewing four builders, I selected Discovery Development Group, which is owned and run by James. I treated the interview process for selecting a builder the same way I would go about hiring an executive in my own business. I had heard plenty of horror stories, and I knew it would take the better part of year from start to finish, so having someone who was “on my team” was very important.

Most people will talk about how amazing their house is, which James did a fantastic job building mine! It has been in a number of magazines and featured in a commercial for TV; his product speaks for itself. What you can’t see when you look at a house are all the little things that are done by the builder. Everything from design input, to cost-effective ways to maximize your budget, to the human element. For me, the most important aspects of working with James were his patience, communication, organization, and execution.

My house has been built for over 12 months, and I still speak to James on a regular basis. Not because he still has any obligation to me, but because throughout the build process we opened up as individuals and became friends. He is a genuine friend to this day, and I am glad that our paths crossed. This will not be the only custom home I build, but James will be my only builder.

— Caleb Goding