Myrtle Beach Area Builder Chosen for Southern Living Custom Builder Program for Seven Consecutive Years
Myrtle Beach, SC—Susan and Berkley White of Classic has been selected to be part of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program for the seventh consecutive year. This makes Classic one of only 100 builders from throughout the country to be chosen for this prestigious honor, and one of only a few to maintain the ranking year after year.
Each year, Southern Living carefully selects member builders based on a stringent set of criteria that includes the builder’s reputation among local businesses and consumers,
By definition, the word ‘classic’ means ‘a work of art of recognized and established value; something memorable and a very good example of its kind’. While traditionally we have assigned this powerful word to art, books, recipes and architectural styles, it is quite fitting that one of the Southeast’s premier builders, and one widely recognized here along the Grand Stand, just happens to be named Classic. The company owned by Susan and Berkley White has a history as interesting and diverse as the Grand Strand itself.
The Classic Story
Susan White was born with a passion for an industry that today she dominates.
Myrtle Beach, SC—Classic Centre has opened at 524 Broadway in Myrtle Beach, SC
The corporation will house Classic Homes, Classic Commercial and Classic Interiors. “The idea is to have one umbrella organization with everything under one roof,” said President, Susan White.
“There are so many choices that surround a building project—the floorplan, the amenities, and the fixtures. It makes sense for the client to be able to make those choices at one convenient location. Experts are on hand to guide clients through the process, and a sample room allows them to actually see the products that will go into their home or business,” she continued.
Myrtle Beach, SC—Berkley White, CMB, Vice President of Classic Commercial, Inc. has been named South Carolina’s Builder Member of the Year
White will receive the prestigious Thomas N. Bagnal Award during the South Carolina Home Builders Association’s Celebration of Excellence in November. According to Rose Anne O’Reilly, Executive Director of the Horry-Georgetown Home Builders Association, the honor is well deserved. “Berkley is an asset to the entire industry and to his community,” she said. “He demonstrates the same qualities as the award’s namesake, Thomas N. Bagnal. He is a highly skilled builder,
Susan White of Classic Talks About Kitchens
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Just ask Susan White, President of Classic. Susan, along with her son Berkley, has been designing homes…and kitchens for decades. Today, thousands of kitchens throughout the Carolinas are ‘classics’ thanks to the mother and son team who, through the expertise of an experienced staff and modern technology, turn ordinary into extraordinary in both new homes and remodels.
For those of you who visited the Grand Strand’s first Southern Living Showcase Home built by Classic,
Myrtle Beach, SC—Berkley White of Classic is the recipient of the First Annual Professional Remodelers’ Council Award.
The announcement was made during a live broadcast at this morning’s 2012 Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. “White received the honor as the result of Classic’s solutions to projects that included whole house, outdoor living, kitchen and bath remodels. The award was based on the remodeler’s answers to the homeowner’s needs,” said Rose Anne O’Reilly of the Horry Georgetown Homebuilders Association. “Classic not only achieved the goals of these homeowners but exceeded all expectations.”
“I am extremely honored,” said White.
Myrtle Beach, SC—Myrtle Beach’s first Southern Living Showcase Home will open its doors to the community on August 31, 2012
The home, created and designed by Classic of Myrtle Beach, offers the latest in building and design products and like all of the homes built by Classic, will leave a lasting impression on its visitors.
With the essence of a Tuscan estate, the Verona, a single family home located within the Seville community of the Grande Dunes, is defined by detail. Its open floor plan and timeless décor represent the perfect integration of architecture and interior design;
Behind her petite frame and warm smile, Susan White is a powerhouse. She is the driving force behind two of the Southeast’s most successful businesses, Classic Commercial and sister company, Classic Interiors.
In a male-dominated industry, Susan has earned the respect of fellow builders, the admiration of vendors and suppliers and kudos among homeowners who appreciate her keen eye and her practicality.
Her love for the industry began a generation ago, growing up in a charming Cape Cod-style home that her father built and her mother designed.
Fueled by passion and infused with a knowledge of the building and interior design industries,
Myrtle Beach, SC Working with a number of local and national organizations, Classic Home Building & Design, Inc. has become the first builder in South Carolina to build to the Fortified…for safer living® standards.
Classic Home Building & Design, Inc. partnered with the Institute for Business & Home Safety, AMVIC, PGT® Industries, and South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to bring new home owners the Fortified option, which specifies code plus protection measures to increase a home’s disaster resistance to whatever hazards it faces anywhere in the country.
The Fortified homes being built by Classic Home Building &