Archives: July 2011

10 Reasons To Buy A Home

Original Source: Wall Street Journal Online

Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership.

Sure, maybe there’s more pain to come in the housing market. But when Time magazine starts running covers that declare “Owning a home may no longer make economic sense,” it’s time to say: Enough is enough. This is what “capitulation” looks like. Everyone has given up

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Testimonial: Florence Estate, 18,000 sf Home

We work hard to meet our client’s expectations, and this hard work has rewarded us with many kind compliments from satisfied homeowners speaking to their level of satisfaction with our work. Many of these clients are proud to show-off the custom homes they have built with us, by kindly inviting us to photograph them. Our portfolio features images of Carrell Group homes and examples of our construction work.

“I understand that you are in the process of updating Carrell homes web site. I am pleased to add that it

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Carrell Group Wins First Place In International ICF Competition

Carrell Group’s Florence, South Carolina project was recently recognized as one of the most innovative ICF projects in the country. The honor was presented as part of the ICF Builder Awards, an international competition designed to showcase the advantages of building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). Carrell Group was awarded first place in the “Unlimited Residential Division.” Projects are recognized for outstanding innovation, quality and craftsmanship in ICF construction

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Carrell Group Spring 2011 Newsletter

We are off to an Exciting Year at the Carrell Group!

We have recently made investments in new technology to offer our clients dramatic 3-D renderings of their home designs. Par-ticularly useful for those who have trouble reading or perceiving traditional 2-dimensional drawings, 3-D brings a plan to life and really gives you a great feel for what your home will look like. As in the past, we offer our in-house design expertise at no-charge to our building clients. With over 800 design/build pro-jects constructed to date, and literally thousands of designs in our repertoire

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Alternatively Built Home Wins Award

By Adva Saldinger –

The Carrell Group, a Little River-based construction company, has won a national award for a house it built using insulated concrete forms, an energy-efficient, weather-resistant material that seems to be gaining popularity in South Carolina.

Insulated concrete forms, or ICFs, are interlocking styrofoam frames supported by steel and filled with concrete that are used to construct walls of homes

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We’ve just moved into our new home in Grand Dunes and couldn’t be happier. We picked Grand Dunes because of the architecture and community. In choosing a builder we had discussions with several builders but were impressed with Bruce Carrell’s professionalism and attention to detail in the design of our home. Our continued experience with their staff in choosing the options for our home and the construction of our home was rewarding and Grand. We are truly happy with the Fortified construction...

- Mike & Debbie Volpicelli
Grand Dunes, Members Club, 2010-2011

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