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About Us


Birch Home Builders

Birch Home Builders was founded to provide a more transparent home building experience with a goal of building your home in an unbeatable timeline. We use the latest technology to price your home and BuilderTrend to keep you in the loop throughout the build process.

History & Philosophy

 Birch Home Builders was established in May 2020 with the goal to focus on a better customer experience that results in a better home. With a background in production building, we have been able to blend the efficiencies and processes of track building with the personal customer touch and higher quality finishes of a custom builder. 

What Makes Birch Home Builders Different

•We utilize the newest technologies to help us understand the cost to construct and to keep our clients up to date of progress and what’s coming next on their project.

• We are focused on using build science and advanced building techniques to create more comfortable home and a more health living environment for our clients.

• We partnered with a designer to pick selections upfront, with the clients. Resulting in a faster build and a more accurate budget.

See what others say about us


Adrian B.

Great company, great people. The quality and time that they dedicated to making my dream home come true was definitely a decision I am blessed to have made. Thank y’all so much keep going!!!!! Highly recommended!!!

Anthony M.

Wonderful company to work with and for. The owners are honest, responsive and truly committed to satisfying the customer! The quality and value of the homes being built exceeded my expectations.

Trey P.

They built one of my friends a home and they did high quality work.

Our Team

Our team at Birch Home Builders, grew from our 10 year commitment to managing, building and selling homes as co-workers with a local residential builder. We pride our selves on honesty, communication and transparency. Building Homes if for your family and ours, this is what we live for. 

Our Mission 

To Build a Better Home.


Our Management Team

 The business is driven by 2 owners and 2 employees, each having been in the home building industry for 10+ years. They are all involved in the business development, sales, project management and administration of the company.

Andy Shelton

Founder, Owner

Andy first became interested in home building in his youth, when his parents had a custom home built by family friends. During that time he would tag along to different job sites and help clean up scraps while his friend’s parents checked on the homes they were building. After deciding to pursue a career in new construction he majored in Real Estate in college and became a licensed Realtor in 2007. After more than a decade of working with home builders he joined with Avery to found Birch Home Builders.


Ashley Mcintee


Ashley came to us after more than a decade of project management and subdivision development. With experience in nearly every phase of residential development she is endless resource at Birch Home Builders. Ashley manages operations, oversees accounting and finances, handles permitting, utilities, home owner’s associations and architectural reviews.

Avery Smith

Builder, Owner

Avery began his career in new construction in 2010 when he began working with a local production builder in the field. In his time there he was been involved with every aspect of residential construction. Avery personally built over 150 homes in the role of superintendent, before taking the role of project manger, where he oversaw construction in the Columbia market. His main roles at Birch Home Builders are project management, overseeing all superintendents, estimating and material. 


John Zeigler

Project Manager

John is an experienced custom home builder of 27 years, with 47 years of home building experience and Master Carpenter. His vast level of expertise and knowledge is going to help elevate construction transparency and accuracy when supervising our projects. He is an active member in his church congregation, loves spending time with his family, enjoys living and fishing on Lake Murray. 

Maria Reese


Maria started her career in construction accounting in 2014 for a local production builder, she came to join our team after working in Banking. With her previous experience, organization and attention to detail she is a huge contributing factor to future growth at Birch Home Builders, where she will handle accounts receivable and bookkeeping.  She is a loving pet mom, enjoys nature, plants, is native to Mexico and Bi-lingual.  

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Kenneth "Kenny" Pritchett

Project Manager

As a fourth-generation custom home builder and business owner, Kenny brings a deep understanding of the industry to every project. Being a dedicated project manager who lives by faith, he believes in building trust, open communication and collaboration throughout the entire process. Focused on efficiency and exceeding expectations, and having an eye for detail, our clients will love working with Kenny and his passion for delivering a high-quality home that will bring joy for years to come.

Emily Tanner

Interior Designer

Emily is an interior designer and owner of Tanner & Co.  She will be working with our clients on the design of their home and guiding them through the selections phase.  Emily studied interior design at the University of Georgia and has over 10 years of experience in commercial and residential design.  She is a Chapin resident, a wife, a mother of two and a foodie. 

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