R. Lewis Construction

R. Lewis Construction is a residential home building company serving Columbia County, Richmond County and the surrounding Central Savannah River Area, including The Clarks Hill area. The company’s recent focus has been in neighborhoods in the Columbia County area consisting of Bartram Trail, Riverwood Plantation, River Island, Blanchard Estates, and Rhodes Farm. R. Lewis Construction builds both custom and spec homes in the above
neighborhoods and many others.

Ron Lewis is the owner and president of the company and has been a residential contractor for 15 years. However, his experience in home construction began more than 25 years
when he began flipping and selling estate sale bungalows as a hobby. Through the process of flipping homes he developed a knowledge and appreciation for the style of traditional architecture and quality construction. These core characteristics are the foundation of this company and the homes Ron Lewis builds.

Ron is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BSBA in Accounting and Finance. He and his wife Betty have three grown daughters and have lived in the Augusta area for over 30 years. They are active members at Wesley United Methodist Church located in Columbia County.

Ron Lewis is active in the construction industry and community. He is a member of the Builders Association of Metro Augusta, serving on the board of directors and the executive committee of treasury. He is also a member of the National Association of Homebuilders and currently serves as representative on the Columbia County Civil Service Commission.

Graybeal Construction & Design

Lee’s career in the building and real estate industry began when he was 15.  During that summer he got his first “hands on” training framing houses.  At 18, he entered the sales side of the business, becoming a real estate associate at 18 and an associate broker at 21.  Then back to the building business at 23 as a licensed home builder.  A few years later he obtained commercial building licenses in both Georgia and South Carolina.  Lee has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina and an MBA.

While working in the family construction firm which was focused mainly on custom homes, Lee saw an opportunity to help former and new clients with home additions and remodel projects.  In 2006, with nearly 30 years of experience, he formed Graybeal Construction and Design to fill this niche.  In 2013, Jim Beard, Lee’s mentor and stepfather, retired from the family business.  Jim continues to provide his expertise as Construction Consultant during the initial phases of projects with Graybeal Construction and Design, now a full-service new construction and remodeling firm.

Lee’s business background and artistic talent provide the perfect balance to complete your new home build or custom remodel project.  He stays abreast of current trends and continuously researches new materials and styles to remain on the cutting edge of construction and design.  Lee takes a personal interest in each project and will work closely with you from design to final material selection.