We bought our house from Bruce Smith of J.K. Smith Builders, Inc. when it was in the beginning stages, just being framed. We were able to choose the paint, flooring, cabinets and fixtures to make the home our own. We were encouraged from the very beginning to drop by at any time to see how things were progressing and we did that quite often. When we stopped by there was always something going on and everyone was always very professional and friendly. Our realtor also stopped by several times while the house was being built and was impressed with the quality and workmanship. Watching the house come together we could hardly wait until it was finished and we could move in.

There were no surprises, no disappointments, and no delays. The house was completed when we were told it would be completed and Bruce delivered a very solid, well built, beautiful home that we will enjoy for many years to come. Bruce takes a lot of pride in the homes he builds and uses some materials you would expect to find in a higher priced home. He wants his homes built well and built right. He does what he says he will do and provides exceptional “customer service”. We believe his number one priority is that you are absolutely completely satisfied with the finished product. If you are looking for someone who is honest, dependable, knowledgeable, a man of integrity, and a dream to work with, then Bruce Smith is that person. We would highly recommend him for any of your building or remodeling needs.

—David & Keri Hannon, Cayce, SC

We met Bruce Smith through his mother in law whose house he remodeled, and were very delighted with his workmanship. He took us to two other houses he had recently built (one was vacate which allowed us the opportunity to see the house fully and admire the detailing and features; and the other house was occupied but we were able to take a look at the exterior and identify features we desired in their own home). After seeing his craftsmanship, we decided to let him design a plan for our lot size. The plan he designed was similar to the vacate house which we loved.
1] “Bruce gave us a three-month timeline in which he would have the house completed but he met the timeline in only two and half months”. During the building process we drove by the house everyday and there 2] “…was not a single day that there was not at least one person working on our house, seven days a week”. 3] “Many people have complimented us on the craftsmanship of our home. We were well pleased with every aspect of the build job and the finished product. We would highly recommend J.K. Smith. to all of our friends, neighbors and co-workers”. In fact one of my cousins admired our house so much that Bruce has since built a house for her.

—Mr. and Mrs. Murph

Bruce was recommend[ed] by a friend who sat on the Board of Trustees in St. Matthews as a genuine individual. He has delivered a product to my wife and me in less time than we had anticipated without compromising quality. We have been in our house over a year and have yet to see any workmanship that was compromised in any way. I would highly recommend Bruce with J.K. Smith, Inc. to any person looking to build. He has taken the approach that every house he builds “is his own”. He was visible on the worksite daily and would correct any problem that he saw head on. Bruce is also very reliable, and I would give him nothing but a positive recommendation.

—Mr. and Mrs. Prescott

“Go Greyhound and Leave the Driving to Us” is the familiar theme of the greyhound bus company. Well a few years ago, our experience in doing business with Bruce Smith of JK Smith Builders could be summed up in a similar way. “Go with JK Smith Builders and Leave the Building to Them.” My husband and I decided to build several rental properties. We had very little experience with taking on a project of this nature. As a result, we made sure that we did our homework first. We knew that the majority of our projects would be done in the City of Cayce where we had acquired some land. We went to the city building inspector and asked for the names of the top builders in the Cayce area. Bruce Smith, of JK Smith Builders was at the top of the list. We gave him a call, went to see some of his work, and were extremely impressed. Mr. Smith showed us several rental units that he had built for himself. The quality, craftsmanship, and affordability of his homes were by far the best that we had seen. 

We shook hands and agreed to do business. With a huge smile of confidence, Mr. Smith vowed to us, “I will treat your project just as if it were mine.” We can truly say after ten homes built by JK Smith Builders, that he certainly kept his word. Whenever a situation came up that technically was a homeowner’s issue, Mr. Smith would address the concern with the same passion that he would have with his own property. He was very approachable and accessible throughout all of our projects. I can honestly say that my husband and I got far more than we bargained for or expected in each of the homes that were built. It didn’t take long for us to learn that Bruce had a plethora of resources and contacts. He always knew how to get us in contact with the right people and places that we needed. This was the easiest, stress free investment experience that we have ever had. Once again, “Go with JK Smith Builders and Leave the Building to Them.” We highly recommend JK Smith Builders.

—Kevin and Johnetta Riley,Cayce, SC

As a builder Bruce Smith is unsurpassed!! We have been working in the real estate industry for over 10 years and have yet to view a property that has been built with more quality, attention to detail, or customer centered planning prior to construction. Bruce has built several affordable homes for our company, and every one of them has come in ahead of schedule, on budget, and without defect. Bruce builds our affordable homes as if he were building multimillion dollar homes; they are packed with accents, the highest quality materials, and constructed in a way that allows us to have them Energy Star Certified. Our clients have been delighted with their new homes and they sing Bruce’s praises every time we see them. We praise Bruce’s commitment to providing a quality home and exemplary customer service to his clients. We look forward to continuing our relationship with J.K. Smith as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing affordable housing opportunities to the underserved individuals in our communities. Carolina CDC is a federally recognized non-profit organization that develops affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals.

Stephaun L. Newton
Carolina CDC Director of Financial Operation


—Torrey R. Rush
Carolina CDC Director of Business Development

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