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Sabal Homes LLC, a Mount Pleasant-based homebuilder, is opening an Upstate division and plans to build about 75 homes in the region within the next year, company officials said.

The company has several communities in development or under construction, from Simpsonville and Fountain Inn to Greer and Travelers Rest, company officials said. Sabal Homes plans to continue to develop its construction and sales team as it grows in the Upstate, the officials said.

The communities under contract or being developed for Sabal Homes in the Upstate include:

  • Two TRG communities, O’Neal Village in Greer and Carilion near Furman University.
  • Jones Mill Crossing, a Mark Cothran development, at the corner of Scuffletown Road and Jones Mill.

Sabal Homes also recently closed on land adjacent to Five Forks Plantation, where it will develop 100 lots.

“The forward-thinking planning of the Upstate and influx of businesses, families and young professionals has transformed the area into one of the most desirable places to live in the state,” said Jason Simpson, an Upstate native and Sabal Homes co-founder.

Division manager Jonathan Giles and construction manager Dan James will head the Upstate division. Both are new to Sabal.

Giles, a veteran of the Greenville homebuilding industry, joined Sabal Homes full time in June.

With more than 30 years of experience in the homebuilding and development industry, Giles has overseen construction and sale of more than 2,000 homes in the Greenville area.

“It is so important to be immersed in the market, to fully understand what our homebuyers want, and then to make our customer’s entire homebuilding experience a pleasure,” Giles said.

James, who has worked with Giles for years, will oversee construction and deal directly with trade partners, subcontractors and vendors.

Founded in 2005 by Simpson, Matt Jones and Todd Ussery, Sabal Homes offers home designs in 14 communities across Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach.

For more information, call 844-MYSABAL (697-2225) or go to, Sabal Homes Facebook Page or Sabal Homes Twitter Page.
Staff Writer Trevor Anderson contributed.

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