4 Stage Process

How DSR Builds Your Dreams

First Stage

Planning your custom home 

At DSR Builders, we work closely with you throughout the planning and building process. Owner Dave Sarkela is personally committed to realizing each homebuyer’s dream. 

Communication with DSR Builders is easy, transparent and quick. Our foremen are onsite and available in person daily for all questions, concerns, change orders, and other communications. And Dave Sarkela is also available to answer any of your questions, discuss your custom home or respond to any concerns. Personal commitment and excellent communication foster an efficient and exciting homebuilding process.

Our expertise, skill and experience mean that we understand how to provide high quality workmanship, anticipate obstacles, and devise elegant solutions for your custom home. In addition, 


We have a long history of professional relationships in the area ranging from suppliers to sub-contractors. That kind of professional network only arises with time, and promises a successful homebuilding process.

Second Stage

Pricing Your Custom Home

Our experience means that we provide highly accurate cost estimates because we know what supplies, labor, and materials cost in upstate South Carolina. 

We help you map out a plan that fits their budget. Some clients prefer setting an absolute cost limit on their custom home. DSR works closely with these clients to find the custom features they love while maintaining their budgetary requirements. 

Other clients prefer a more flexible budgetary framework. In that case, we leave room for custom adjustments that the client may want as we progress in building. In both cases, we provide a highly detailed, careful cost estimate of the original custom home plan.


Third Stage

Changing Your Custom Home as You Build

Change orders are always possible with DSR Builder teams. As building progresses, you may find yourself adjusting your plans, or envisioning changes as the shape of your home emerges. Once you contact Dave or your foreman regarding a change, we fully research the cost of that change. If costs are acceptable to you, the change order goes through.


Fourth Stage

Personal Service, Professional Communication

Throughout the planning and building process, DSR Builders emphasizes clear communication. We listen carefully to your home requirements, working closely with you to design a superior custom home that enhances your lifestyle. During construction of your custom home, our foreman is always available to update you on building progress, answer your questions, and discuss your custom home plans with you. Owner Dave Sarkela is also always available to address your concerns, wishes or questions. At every stage of planning, development, and construction, we maintain close communication to ensure that your custom home is the exceptional residence you desire.


Committed to excellence

We build homes whose elegance is matched by the spectacular beauty of the South Carolina landscape.