Design Build Services

For each project, Ashworth Construction Group builds a team of the area’s leading architects, landscape architects, engineers, interior designers, vendors and tradesmen to ensure a project’s successful completion. Here’s how our design build process works.

The Design Build Process You Need to Make Your Project a Reality

Ashworth Construction Group’s preferred method of work is the Design-Build process. When a client comes to us, we have a wide network of architects with whom we work closely. The client and architect create their vision, and we are there to identify potential trouble spots before they become a problem. The close interaction between Ashworth Construction Group, the client and the architect allows us to establish an accurate budget before the build process begins.

Ashworth Construction Group will interact with architectural review boards during the design phase to keep projects within community standards. We also coordinate with outside consultants such as Landscape Architects, Civil Engineers and Interior Designers, and make revisions to specifications and pricing, if necessary. If the client needs to secure funding, we have recommendations for lenders.

Once the architectural designs and construction documents have been approved, Ashworth Construction Group initiates the permit process and schedules the start of construction.

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Custom Home Building

Ashworth Construction Group’s experience and knowledge in the local home-building business puts us in the perfect position to create a beautiful home from our clients’ dreams. We have an extensive network of architects and designers who do exceptional work, and the subcontractors we use during the build are outstanding. We know the Lowcountry construction business intimately and we only work with the best crews to bring your vision to reality. We are on site with them, so we are very aware of the top-quality work our subcontractors produce.

Commercial Construction

Ashworth Construction Group is adept at executing upfits of existing businesses and construction of outparcel buildings. Business owners and developers can rely on us for professional project management that keeps jobs on budget and on time. We are proficient at building retail spaces, offices, restaurants, medical offices and making tenant improvements.


This information might help you better understand the Ashworth Construction Group process.

Why should I go through the Design-Build process with Ashworth Construction Group?

Building projects are complicated. There are so many steps to take along the way from design to completion. When a client decides to hire Ashworth Construction Group from the start, it ensures that there are no missteps along the way. We work closely with architects during the design to keep budgets and timelines on track. We’ll handle architectural review boards and secure permits, and we’ll make sure there are no surprises for the clients before construction begins. Once construction starts, we are on hand to see that no details are overlooked. Again, no surprises — and no corners being cut.

How do you build your team?

For each project, we form a team based on the needs and specifications of the client. Over the years, we have established relationships with a network of architects, tradesmen, interior designers, landscape architects, subcontractors and vendors. Because each project is unique, we choose only the most qualified and skilled team that is the best fit for each custom project.

What’s going on during the build?

The subcontractors Ashworth Construction Group hires are the best in the area. Having worked in the Beaufort County/Jasper County area for more than a decade, co-owners Edward Welch and Craig Whitley have established a robust network of the top professionals in the construction and home-building business. We know which crews will be the perfect fit for your job, and we work side by side with them to ensure the excellence your project deserves. The hands-on approach we take to construction allows us to keep our clients apprised of progress throughout the project. We send our clients regular updates and photos.

How do you come up with your prices/estimates?

We know that construction projects aren’t cheap, and we understand that our clients don’t want to suffer from “sticker shock.” But Ashworth Construction Group prides itself on being honest and transparent. We aren’t going to manipulate the numbers just in hopes of securing a job. We strive for absolute precision during the bidding process. When you hire Ashworth Construction Group, you know that we aren’t going to be playing games with your money. If complications arise during the design or build, we will work with you to provide options that won’t compromise your budget or your vision. We have a reputation for excellence, and we take that very seriously.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes. Ashworth Construction Group is licensed and insured in South Carolina and the owners have accreditations from the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA). In addition, co-owner Craig Whitley is a Certified Green Builder with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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About Ashworth Construction Group

Ashworth Construction Group is a construction contractor company that specializes in a personalized design-build process for custom home builds and commercial construction in the Bluffton area. The firm was founded by Craig Whitley and Edward Welch, who have nearly 30 years of combined experience in the industry.

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110 Traders Cross, Bluffton, SC 29909