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New Leaf Builders is a local
Charleston homebuilder with a
passion for the Lowcountry
and a focus on responsible
Established in 2010 by Grant Zinkon and Adam Baslow, New Leaf
Builders is an award-winning custom and semi-custom homebuilder
with communities on James Island, Johns Island, West Ashley and most
recently in North Charleston.
“We believe there’s no place quite like home. Through our craft, our
team strives to celebrate, preserve and uplift this remarkable region,”
says Adam Baslow, co-founder.
New Leaf Builders has received local and regional recognition for its
dedication to environmentally responsible building techniques. One of
its best known communities, Fox Hollow located on James Island, was
awarded the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association “Best New
Community” in 2013 and is a National Wildlife Federation Certified
Wildlife Habitat. Fox Hollow is a low impact development that utilizes
the most advanced eco-friendly materials including insulated concrete
forms (ICF) and radiant roof barriers to help deflect the sun’s UV Rays,
with added features such as individual composters, rain cisterns and lot-
specific bio swales for storm water runoff.
“One of the core values at New Leaf Builders is to maintain the natural
integrity of any area where we build,” says Baslow.
Whether the project is a semi-custom home, custom home or new
community, New Leaf takes a hands-on approach to each project,
completing them with thoroughness while employing environmentally
responsible building techniques.
“From the moment the foundation is poured to the time the keys
are handed over to the new owner, New Leaf is active, present, and
attentive,” says Grant Zinkon, co-founder.
Staying at the forefront of the new construction industry requires superb
building materials from sound sources. It requires an understanding of
homebuilding trends as well as an innovative approach to reading where
the market is heading next.
The Charleston area has been a source of inspiration for New Leaf
Builders. “The abundance of rich material sources and expertise in our
area enables us to stay dynamic,” says Grant Zinkon, co-owner.
New Leaf Builders works with an expansive list of local talent that
is hand-selected to provide the absolute best building materials and
design elements to its clients.
New Leaf’s personalized
approach to semi-custom
building grants buyers the
opportunity to collaborate
with their design team
ensuring that their cabinets,
surfaces, lighting, hardware
and all other decorative
elements pull together a well
refined space that will be
loved for years to come.
One homeowner commented
on the New Leaf’s remarkable
craftsmanship and impressive
design: “Three areas of our
home that are quite impressive
are the recycled glass bar, the
huge walk-in shower, and the
custom built fireplace!”