Before forming M.S. Hammett Construction in the fall of

2014, Steve was a project manager for one of Western North

Carolina's premier luxury custom home builders.  He spent

over 11 years building and managing high-end residential

projects ranging from $800K to $4M.  When it comes to fine

custom home building, there is very little that he hasn't been

exposed to.  His passion for construction started at a very

young age when he would tour construction projects with

his father who was also a custom home builder in South

Carolina.  Steve graduated with honors earning a Bachelor's

degree in Business from Limestone College while working 

as a superintendent for his fathers building company.  

Shortly after graduating, he obtained his South Carolina

Residential Builder's License and started to pursue a career

in the construction industry. Steve left his father's business

in 2004 to work for another local builder based out of  

Greenville, South Carolina.  Steve attributes his ability to

effectively schedule his construction project from the time

that he spent in Greenville when he managed 40+ projects

at a time.  Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina,
Steve relocated to Tryon, North Carolina in the fall of 2007 after getting a little taste of the mountain lifestyle.  During his eleven year tenure with Morgan-Keefe Builders, Steve developed a deep respect for the mountains of Western North Carolina. He’s completed projects in developments such as Bright's Creek, Champion Hills, the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Wade Hampton Golf Club, and Balsam Mountain Preserve.  He completed his first "tiny home" in the spring of 2017.  He holds licenses in both North Carolina and South Carolina and is focusing on large scale renovations, additions, and new builds.  He has worked closely with some of the areas most well respected architects and he is always eager to begin a new project that will allow him to integrate a gorgeous new timber frame home, charming, character-filled cottage, or a contemporary masterpiece with  a natural world around it.  Steve's building philosophy of "Build it Right" is applied to every project that he is involved with no matter the size or cost.

After over 15 years of living in WNC, he recently moved back to Spartanburg, SC to get closer to his family and his daughter's school.  He, his wife, Kristy, daughter, Loie, and German Shorthair Pointer, Ellie are enjoying being back in the Upstate.  ​When he's not busy on a jobsite in Asheville, you might find him chasing the local trout in some of WNC's most beautiful waters, playing golf in the Upstate, or volunteering at his church.



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 "I will personally see your project through from the first day that we meet until the day that you say we are finished" - Steve