James Lynn Builders

New Homes, Renovations, and Additions

James Lynn Builders is a residential general contractor offering services for new home construction, additions, and renovations in the upstate of South Carolina.

Parkins Mill Area Renovation

This renovation in the Parkins Mill area of Greenville mainly involved a new kitchen and converting an existing bedroom into a new master bath and master closet.  Beyond those two areas the existing home had wallpaper in almost every room which was removed.  There was also some existing laminate flooring and carpet that was removed and replaced with standard oak flooring on the main floor and engineered oak flooring in the basement.

Full Renovation Near Table Rock

We began this full renovation on a 1920's cabin near Table Rock earlier in the year.  The cabin is owned by Greenville Water and serves as the residence for the caretaker who looks after the reservoir and the surrounding watershed land.  The design of the project was done by DP3 Architects out of Greenville, and it was a pleasure to work with them on this project.  We re-worked almost every part of this cabin from the ground up.  There were several foundation and structural issues that we remedied.  All new mechanical and electrical systems will really help out with livability and energy efficiency.  The spray foam insulation makes a world of difference for comfort and energy efficiency.  The effect of the spray foam was really apparent in the upstairs rooms with the cut up spaces and vaulted ceilings.  New bathrooms and a new kitchen will make living in the house not feel too rustic.

New Home Near Fountain Inn

Construction on this home began in October and was finished a month ahead of schedule in March of 2016.  We put a lot of focus on creating, not only an attractive home, but also a home that would be healthy and efficient.  Extensive air sealing was used to reduce air infiltration into the home.  Our HVAC design included a fresh air intake to make sure we brought in fresh air in a controlled manner from a healthy location.  Radiant barrier roof sheathing was used to keep the attic cooler to reduce load on the cooling system.  The insulation in the walls is blown fiberglass instead of fiberglass batts.  This allows us to get an R-15 rating in 2x4 walls instead of the R-13 rating that most other types of insulation give you.  These practices have some very good benefits, but don’t add significantly to the cost of the home.

Whole House Renovation and Kitchen Addition

This 1930’s home off of East North Street in Greenville was entirely renovated, with the exception of the bathrooms.  Walls were removed between the kitchen, dining room, and a sitting room to create one large living area.  An old mudroom was removed from the back of the house and an addition was constructed to further expand the living area.  The rest of the house was repainted and the floors were refinished.  A new roof was installed on the whole house, and the exterior walls were insulated.

North Main Area Kitchen Remodel

For this project we went into a 1940's home in the North Main neighborhood of Greenville and updated a kitchen and made some other modifications to the house.  The existing kitchen was very cramped with the washer and dryer in the corner and a closet jutting into the kitchen from an adjacent bedroom.  To open up the kitchen the washer and dryer were relocated to a laundry room, the closet was relocated to another area of the bedroom, and the wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed.  Oak flooring to match the rest of the house was installed along with new cabinets and quartz countertops.


Media Room Addition

 This project involved adding a 20 ft x 25 ft media room to a house near Bob Jones University.  We are now working on phase 2 of the project which involved adding a master suite to the existing house.



4 Sidney Street, Greenville, SC 29609

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