June 3, 2020
It all started with the vision of Michael Nieri, a young bright-eyed entrepreneur fresh out of Clemson University in 1986.
Now nearly 35 years later, the vision has become reality as Great Southern Homes headquartered in Irmo, SC has grown to become a nationally-ranked Top 50 homebuilder and winner of countless awards, but still known for the customer service excellence that comes with a locally-owned business.
Michael Nieri started Great Southern Homes with an immediate eye on bringing his signature style and quality to homes within the price range of first-time buyers. To say the least, it worked.
“We've been growing at a pretty amazing clip and we plan on continuing that strong growth rate,” says Bill Earle, director of strategic markets for Great Southern Homes. “Our leadership is some of the best in the business.”
Earle is part of the Great Southern Homes team that now includes more than 135 employees, with operations across South Carolina in cities and towns such as Aiken, Augusta, Camden, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw County, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, Spartanburg and Sumter. The company has grown to become known as “Carolina’s Homebuilder.”