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Essex Homes Honored with the 2016 Builder of Integrity Award

Essex Homes continues to demonstrate its leadership in the home building industry by not only steady
growth, but by service and commitment to customer satisfaction. Recently, Essex was the recipient of the 2016 Builder of Integrity Award by the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation. The award acknowledges their commitment to excellence in both customer service and quality construction.

Essex Homes prides itself on maintaining a customer satisfaction rating higher than the industry standard and continues to provide their homeowners with “The Key to Better Living.” Low service requests and high customer satisfaction ratings are indicators that Essex Homes adheres to a strict philosophy and work ethic of the importance of doing things the right way, the first time. The Essex Team strives hard to improve their overall customer experience and to deliver homes that they are proud of.

Essex Homes is proud to join this elite group of QBW members receiving this award, in both the Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC new home markets. Consistency in excellence is demonstrated by their quality construction, attention to detail, and customer satisfaction year after year. The 2016 Builder of Integrity Award is a validation of the integrity of Essex Homes and their commitment to providing families with the home of their dreams.

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Essex Homes strives to bring the newest and best home designs to the market each year!

With over 50 home designs, over 50 new home communities, and a vast array of features, choices and colors, Essex Homes is able to provide you with a menu of selections to make your dream home a reality. Karl Haslinger, owner and CEO, has been named  “Builder Executive of the Year”  three years in a row for being able to reinvent his new home designs and developing new ones to stay on top of the ever-changing market demands, while being aware of affordability and quality. Being a Guildmaster builder, Essex maintains a customer satisfaction and referral rating between 95% and 98% assuring that your new home is of the highest quality.
Exciting things are happening at Essex and in the Columbia SC and Charlotte NC areas with our new home designs and neighborhood grand openings!  Essex Homes, Inc. is a leader in providing all levels of new homes, delivering new homes with value, design, quality, and unsurpassed customer service.

Essex Homes: Karl Haslinger Named 2013 Builder Member of the Year

The Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year is Karl Haslinger, owner and CEO of Essex Homes with corporate headquarters in Lexington, S.C.. Karl Haslinger founded Essex Homes Southeast, Inc. in 1993, the year that approximately 25 homes were built. Essex Homes will be welcoming over 500 families into the Essex family this year between the Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC markets.

Green Building

At Essex Homes, our commitment to preserving the environment by building green in SC is greater than ever.

Wednesday, May 30, Essex Homes, Southeast, Inc., unveiled their new building program “eBuilt by Essex” to a crowd of over 280 Columbia area real estate agents, mortgage specialists, and attorneys.   “This new program is providing new home buyers with a home that is 30-40% more efficient than the typical newly built home and 60-70% more efficient than a typical 10-year old home, “ as presented by Charlie Barber, Green Specialist for Essex.  Mr. Barber began working on this program over 18 months ago and implemented the new efficiency guidelines in December 2011.
There are 3 main components to the program:  energy savings, environmental savings and economic savings.  Combining these practices provides homebuyers with instant savings and earth friendly building standards.  All newly constructed homes are 3rd party tested to ensure maximum efficiency and to receive the RESNET HERS rating; the lower the score, the better the efficiency.  Practices include radiant barrier sheathing, high performance windows and HVAC systems, advanced framing techniques, and insulation values up to R-50.

Karl Haslinger, owner & CEO of Essex said, “New home purchasers of today expect more when they are purchasing a home.  They want features that provide value and comfort; green features to save them money on their monthly utilities and technological features that meet their communication, computation and entertainment needs.  At Essex, we work to provide all of our homeowners with this type of value by utilizing a better way of building.”

Essex Homes Communities


    Abney Hills, Allans Mill, Blythe Creek, Fox Meadow, Heritage Forest, Kelsney Ridge, The Meadows at Summer Pines, Pinnacle Ridge, Saddlebrook, Summer Pines, Sweetbay at Woodcreek Farms, Villages at Lakeshore, Woodcreek Crossing


    The Preserve at Rolling Creek


    The Willows at Barr Lake, Burnside Farms, Drayton Hall, Elliot Lake, The Estates at Longview, Fox Chase II, Field Crest, Indian River, Lake View at Barr Lake, The Landings at Longview, Manors at Longview, Manors at White Knoll, Maple Lake, The Oaks at Summerlake, Persimmon Hill, The Ridge at Longview, The Enclave at Silvercreek, Tri Springs Farm, Turner's Pointe

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