Our Story



We have been building custom homes in the Upstate of SC and Lake Keowee for three decades. And we learned a long time ago that every family we build for is unique, with different needs and expectations. The key to building the perfect custom homes is understanding each customer’s vision. After so many years working together, side by side, as a family-owned business, our primary goal is to build strong relationships with our customers. We do that by delivering on our promise of meeting or exceeding each family’s expectations.

“We have the experience, skill, and passion that our customers are looking for. We are family owned and we understand that trust and solid relationships are the keys to our business. If we do what’s best for our customers and help bring their vision to life, then we will be successful. It all starts with listening to the customer and putting them first.” Barry Griffith – Partner, Sexton-Griffith

The Sexton-Griffith Advantage

No other builder in the Upstate region provides the level of service and expertise that we do. We have built solid relationships over the years with the best-of-the-best: contractors, woodworkers, painters, artisans, and finishers. This means each of our customers gets superior quality and craftsmanship that is on time and on budget.

Building Relationships

We have designed and built custom homes together for over 30 years across the Upstate. After so many years working side-by-side in our family-run, custom home building business, we believe strongly in the value of relationships.

Building Trust

We have proudly built multiple homes for many of the families we serve, sometimes across generations. These relationships are why we do what we do. We not only build custom homes, we build trust.



Barry L. Griffith

With over 25 years of experience owning and operating both residential and commercial construction companies, Griffith has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of the construction industry. Today, Barry’s primary focus is on the business operations of the company. In addition, he enjoys assisting customers in the design/build process and, through his efforts, has helped scores of customers make their dream home a reality.

J. Kevin Sexton

Kevin is a problem solver with a knack for finding creative and practical solutions and opportunities others may not. Through Sexton’s leadership, countless customers have been delighted as a result of his oversight of their project. Although he works primarily as the manager of construction operations, Sexton is very helpful with customers on the front end of their decision-making process. He knows what to build and how to build it.

We Build Memories

Let the Sexton-Griffith team build your custom dream home—a home you will treasure for generations to come.