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Our Story 2018-03-27T16:23:17+00:00

Our Story

Our story began when Bryan Goodwin and Barret Foust became close friends in 1991 at Clemson University. It was during that time they decided they would one day start a custom home building business together. In 1994, both Bryan and Barret earned B.S. degrees in Construction Science & Management. After college, both men began working in the residential construction industry. This allowed them the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and expertise necessary to be successful in the residential construction industry.

In 2004, Bryan and Barret launched Goodwin Foust Custom Homes in Upstate, South Carolina. They credit their success to the many business partnerships they have cultivated with some of the best developers, realtors, vendors, and subcontractors in the Upstate. Bryan and Barret have worked hard to make Goodwin Foust Custom Homes a company that works together as a team. Clear communication and excellence in each phase of the building process being chief cornerstones to that effort. Even after 40+ years of combined experience in the construction industry, owners Bryan Goodwin and Barret Foust are involved in your project every step of the way, from pre-construction to finish.

Why We Love What We Do

Family is extremely important to us at Goodwin Foust. We build homes for our clients like we would build homes for our own family – with superior craftsmanship and extreme attention to detail. When you walk into your dream home, you will know we’ve taken care of every detail. We want your dream home to be absolutely perfect for you.

We believe that building a home shouldn’t be a burdensome task for you. It should be a collaborative effort that’s exciting and rewarding for everyone involved. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy the building process from beginning to end. The “secret” ingredient that makes this possible is our commitment to open and honest communication. Your willingness to be honest with us ensures that we’ll be able to build the home of your dreams. And in return, we promise to strive to get to know you and learn your likes and dislikes so that every facet of your new home is exceptional to your tastes.

How We Work

At Goodwin Foust, you will work with an architectural designer to create the home of your dreams. Building your home is made as simple as possible by providing experienced professionals who will guide you through every step of the process. This saves you time and money and will avoid unnecessary frustration. Every phase of the building process is personally managed by our team. This makes it a more flexible process that allows you to modify or fine-tune your plan according to your vision and budget. Having a single source of accountability allows for tighter control of scheduling and costs, and faster project completion.

An additional way we work to keep things streamlined while building your new home is our sub-contractors. We have used the same quality plumbing, major mechanical and electrical sub-contractors since our conception in 2004. There are over 18 other contractors who have stood loyal to Goodwin Foust for over 13 years. We always seek out the best quality vendors for the homes we build in order to build you the best quality home.

The Difference With Goodwin Foust

Goodwin Foust has built a reputation as one of Greenville, SC and Lake Keowee’s most distinguished design-build firms. Our architectural style is unique to the area’s natural surroundings paired with your personal design preferences. We tailor each detail of the home at the requests of our clients so that your home becomes a reflection of your style. From rich woods and rustic stone to soaring ceilings and graceful arches, Goodwin Foust creates homes of enduring beauty and value that are built with care and pride in craftsmanship.

Contact us today to talk more about Goodwin Foust building your dream home.