07/26/2017: July Newsletter

Check out our portfolio page, Facebook or Houzz profile for new photos of a gorgeous custom home we recently completed.   Homes in the Village Park Mount Pleasant and Sovereign Still are still available… but no one knows for how long…

06/30/2017: New Leaf in Mixson

Check out this post and courier article on a very exciting announcement… an upcoming New Leaf project in Mixson!  With Oak Terrace Preserve sold out, this is the chance for North Charleston buyers to own a New Leaf quality home.

06/27/2017: June Newsletter

This month features details on Villages in both Mount Pleasant and John’s Island.  Plus, Sovereign Still homesites are available now!

05/27/2017: May Newsletter

This month features our move in ready homes in Mount Pleasant, plus information on upcoming neighborhood Sovereign Still.

05/16/2017: Village Park Mt. Pleasant in Post and Courier

In its first move east of the Cooper, James Island-based New Leaf Builders started constructing homes in Village Park in the past year. The company, which gives a custom flair to its designs, has raised five houses thus far. Read more from the Post and Courier about these three-tier duplexes.


04/10/2017: Sovereign Still in Post and Courier

A five-acre enclave off Fort Johnson Road takes the name Sovereign Still, not because of any moonshine activity around there today but because of its history. Jim Parker of the Post and Courier writes about James Island’s newest community.

03/16/2017: March Newsletter

In March we invite prospective homeowners to an open house in Oak Terrace. We are also excited to announce that pricing for James Island’s newest community, Sovereign Still, will be available the first week of April. Please contact Randall Sandin at 843-209-9667 if you’d like more details.

02/22/2017: Post and Courier Article on Stormwater Ponds

This article on stormwater ponds features an interview with engineer Josh Robinson and mentions his work on New Leaf’s Fox Hollow neighborhood.

02/21/2017: February Newsletter

The February edition of our newsletter features move in ready homes in the Villages at St. Johns Woods on Johns Island and a glimpse at upcoming neighborhood Sovereign Still.

01/09/2017: Sovereign Still in the Post and Courier

The Post and Courier has featured our upcoming neighborhood, Sovereign Still.  Check out the article to find out more about this exclusive new community.

01/06/2017: December Newsletter

Announcing the next big thing from New Leaf-Sovereign Still!  This exclusive 10 lot neighborhood is expected to sell out very quickly, so contact Randall Sandin soon if you are interested.  843-209-9667, rsandin@carolinaoneplus.com

01/06/2017: Mount Pleasant Magazine Feature

Mount Pleasant Magazine is loving Village Park.  New Leaf has a limited number of homes in this pocket park community in the very best location.

10/24/2016: October Newsletter

Presenting our newest, move-in ready home in the Villages at St. Johns Woods.  How to get information on the few sites left in Oak Terrace.  Plus, we welcome Kyle Moriarty to the New Leaf Team!

09/06/2016: BuildPerks Feature

BuildPerks News chose New Leaf Builders as their Builder Spotlight this month.  The article is up on their website, click the link to read it.

08/11/2016: August Newsletter

Our August Newsletter features our upcoming move to our new space at Tupelo Bend off Maybank Highway.

07/25/2016: SC Public Radio Article

South Carolina Public Radio did an interview with Fox Hollow engineer Josh Robinson.  They discussed the environmentally friendly techniques used in creating this community.  The neighborhood is a certified wildlife habitat which uses natural storm water controls to prevent flooding.

07/19/2016: July Newsletter

Our July newsletter features one of our luxurious offerings on Seabrook Island.

07/18/2016: BizWire Feature

Charleston Regional Business Journal BizWire’s article about New Leaf’s Oak Terrace Preserve offerings is available to read online.

07/18/2016: Homeowner Interview Number 2

Q: Why did you decide to build a home?
A: Building a home allowed us to get exactly what we wanted. We did not want a large home, but with a large family it is important for us to live efficiently. Building a home allowed us to accomplish that.

Q: How did you find New Leaf Builders?
A: Finding the neighborhood, Bohicket Oaks, was our first step in choosing New Leaf. We loved the small community that offered access to the water. We were familiar with New Leaf and had seen their beautiful construction of many homes in the community.

Q: Why did you choose New Leaf Builders to build your new home?
A: New Leaf Builders has an amazing reputation. Several friends had built homes using New Leaf and they only had positive things to say. They assured us that they enjoyed working with all the people at New Leaf and had a beautiful home as a result. We felt we would be taken care of and guided through the process of building our home.

Q: What did you like most about working with New Leaf Builders?
A: The house was built ahead of schedule, we were so excited everyday to stop by the project and see the advances.

Q:How would you describe the process of working with New Leaf Builders?
A: It was easy and fun. Stress free!

Q: Did the project manager do anything above and beyond expectations?
A: Alan was very responsive, he was available to us and our MANY questions. It was really nice to be able to call or text Alan and hear back from him in a timely manner.

Q: When you walk in your house, how would you describe what you feel?
A: Our home has a modern farmhouse feel; it is a very comfortable place for our family.

Q: What is your favorite feature in your new home?
A: We love our shower! With two shower heads all the kids can shower at the same time.

Q: When you think of the word “home” what comes to mind? How does your New Leaf home deliver on that?
A: Home is a place that memories are made. Our home is a comfortable place that allows for easy living.

Q: How did the New Leaf Builders team deliver on your expectations?
A: The New Leaf team did what they said and stood up to their word.  They went above and beyond to get us into our home in a timely manner. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the final product.

06/14/2016: June Newsletter

In June, the newsletter features our ever popular selection at The Villages at St. Johns Woods.  Plus, information on the remaining New Leaf lots available in Oak Terrace Preserve.

06/10/2016: Homeowner Interview

Recently we completed the Watson’s custom build home in Clearview neighborhood on James Island. The Watson family was a pleasure to work with and we are thrilled that they have moved into their new home. 

Q: Why did you decide to build a home?

A: It was time for more space for our little family. We had been in our brick ranch in White House Plantation for nearly a decade – much longer than we thought we would! After we looked around at the existing homes on James Island, we were lucky to find a lot that would work, and give us the opportunity to build something that was uniquely our home from the ground up.

Q: How did you find New Leaf Builders?

A: Through friends and acquaintances. We are Clemson Tigers and so are Grant and Jennifer Zinkon. We had also heard about the homes they had been building in Eagle Wood near the JIYSC soccer fields and in other areas, and were impressed with their work and building approach. We trusted Grant and New Leaf to build a house that they would be proud of.

Q: Why did you choose New Leaf Builders to build your new home?

A: They build a quality product and we trust them. We looked at a few of their houses too.

Q: What did you like most about working with New Leaf Builders?

A: They were easy to communicate with and they are very responsive. I knew we were going to get a great home and never worried that they would cut corners or not treat this build as if it was their own home.

Q: Did the project manager do anything above and beyond expectations?

A: Our project manager, Will, was attentive, honest, and extremely helpful. Between Grant and Will, we could get honest opinions on everything. There are a ton of choices in building a custom home, it’s helpful to have suggestions about what would look good and experiences from what they have had.

Q: When you walk in your house, how would you describe what you feel?

A: I feel at home and happy.  Right away, we felt comfortable. We had been in the house throughout the build and picked out nearly everything, so it quickly felt like home.

Q: What is your favorite feature in your new home?

A: There are so many aspects I love – from the open kitchen and living area, to the master bathroom and shower, to the front and back porches where we’ll spend a lot of our time.

Q: When you think of the word “home” what comes to mind?

A: A home isn’t just a house – a home is a place where your family and friends can be together and create memories.

Q: How did the New Leaf Builders team deliver on your expectations?

A: They exceeded our expectations.

05/03/2016: New Leaf Team Wins Charleston Bed Race


Project Manager Will led the team to victory in the 2016 Charleston Bed Race to benefit Camp Happy Days, which helps children who are fighting cancer.

04/22/2016: April Newsletter

New Leaf Builders announces upcoming builds in Oak Terrace Preserve, an established and in-demand neighborhood near Park Circle in North Charleston.  Plus, new lots available in The Villages at St. Johns Woods.

03/17/2016: March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter features a beautiful home available on Seabrook Island.  Plus, custom clients move in and start enjoying their brand new space on James Island.

02/22/2016: Grant is now an HBA Board Member!


We are proud to announce that New Leaf owner Grant Zinkon is now a board member of the Charleston Home Builder’s Association!  He looks forward to greater involvement with this excellent organization.  Check out their website www.charlestonhomebuilders.org for more information.

02/12/2016: February Newsletter

This is the last chance to live in Bohicket Oaks!  Only one home left and it is ready for move in.  Plus, the only New Leaf build in Mixson is still available.

01/04/2016: Local contractor rolls out new logo, website design


Check out this Post and Courier article on our new website!  We love it and we hope you do too.

12/22/2015: December Newsletter

Looking for a home for the holidays?  3679 Edings Court in our riverfront community Bohicket Oaks is available and move in ready.

11/19/2015: New Leaf Builders announces new logo and website redesign

This week, New Leaf Builders officially introduced its new logo and website redesign. – Charleston Regional Business Journal.

11/17/2015: Website Launched!

This week, New Leaf Builders officially introduced its new logo and website redesign.   “We have been very fortunate to grow with great employees,” says Grant Zinkon, co-owner of New Leaf Builders. “As New Leaf continues to grow, we strive to establish ourselves as a builder with a standard for higher quality building, sustainable practices, and one who builds communities that live differently. We strive for excellence in the communities we build because this is our home, our community – a place where we work and live. We want our logo and website to reflect these goals.”Website

New Leaf Builders’ rebranding represents its successful and ongoing transition to a company known for its home craftsmanship and dedication to environmental building. The new logo evokes clarity, value and respect for the environment with the inclusion of a variation of its original leaf submark. The green palette is fresh, vibrant and approachable, representing New Leaf’s focus on sustainability, classic design elements and its commitment to build homes that stand the test of time. Finally, the new typeface lends a modern, and clean look, which underlines New Leaf’s ability to stay at the forefront of the new construction industry.

11/17/2015: November Newsletter

Our new and improved website is launched!  Plus, 2908 Old Drake is ready and available for showings on Seabrook Island.

10/19/2015: October Newsletter

The October Newsletter discusses our custom home featured in Azalea Magazine.  Plus, some useful tips for Fall planting season.

08/01/2015: Lots of green — Golf courses in resorts, neighborhoods fuel interest in surrounding real estate

In the residential real estate trade, agents typically strive to marry buyers to “right fit” homes by price, looks, size, age and schools, rather than taking them straight to places in which shoppers can gratify their hobbies or passions. But there are exceptions.

07/07/2015: New Leaf Builders set to begin construction of new Johns Island Office

New Leaf Builders is pleased to announce that in the not-so-distant future, it will be getting its own home in the form of a new office space. The new office space, known as Tupelo Bend, will be located off of Maybank Highway on Johns Island.

07/06/2015: July Newsletter

The New Leaf Team explores the site of our upcoming development at Tupelo Bend, where we’ll soon begin construction on our own new office.  Plus, we accept the Gene Ott Award for our Earth Day activities at Murray Lasaine Elementary School.

04/25/2015: Charleston Green: High-tech construction that’s moderately priced helping to boost interest in naturally-crafted homes

James Island-based New Leaf Builders headed by Grant Zinkon and Adam Baslow, focuses on “low impact” developments that try not to disturb the environmental footprint.  “Our primary goal in designing Fox Hollow was to modify the land as little as possible, so that a natural, healthy ecosystem remains intact,” says Joshua Robinson of Robinson Design Engineers, a civil engineer. The property has been left as natural as possible, clearing only enough land for the houses and roadway, according to the builder.  “One of the core values at New Leaf Builders is to maintain the natural integrity of any area where we build,” said Baslow, co-owner, builder and developer for New Leaf Builders.

03/31/2015: March Newsletter

Now selling in beautiful Bohicket Oaks.  Plus, see what else is available now from New Leaf.

03/01/2015: Real Estate News – New Leaf branches out in Lowcountry

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Options greet shoppers choosing New Leaf Builders: They can buy a just-built custom home, a house tailored to their lot or one they design within guidelines.

02/16/2015: February Newsletter

Check out this newsletter to get all the information on our newly acquired community, Bohicket Oaks on Johns Island.

01/10/2015: Real Estate News – Flyway, New Leaf collaborate on new construction downtown


According to Flyway and New Leaf, “This beautiful Charleston home features three distinct units, each boasting three bedrooms and three bathrooms.” Hardwood floors can be found throughout the structure. There are also large windows with views of the city.

12/29/2014: December Newsletter

This newsletter features our downtown collaboration with Flyway at 26 Smith Street.  Plus, see what’s available and coming soon from New Leaf.

11/08/2014: 1817 Rushland Grove Lane – New three-tiered house built in natural Johns Island village pairs modern perks with marshy sights

Here’s an alternative for Charleston area house shoppers waffling on whether to craft a custom home: secure one that’s already finished.

Well, not specifically custom: it’s a speculative dwelling. But that’s an attraction of 1817 Rushland Grove Lane, a 3,065 square-foot home for sale on Johns Island.

09/29/2014: September Newsletter

Featuring our remaining available homes in Fox Hollow.  Plus, notes on how best to incorporate your backsplash when designing a kitchen.

07/30/2014: July Newsletter

In this newsletter, Cotton’s Crossing lot reservations are announced and we share some summer lawn care tips.  Plus, we welcome a new Office Manager.

07/09/2014: Residents choose Cotton’s Crossing as name for new subdivision

After narrowing the field to five, New Leaf Builders left the final choice of its new James Island neighborhood up to the “local community” via the Internet.

The votes are in, and the winner is “Cotton’s Crossing.”

06/13/2014: June Newsletter

The name of our upcoming community is announced, and New Leaf proudly welcomes John Templeton to the team.

06/02/2014: New Leaf Builders Creating Environmentally Friendly, Semi-Custom Homes

Charleston Regional Business Journal has featured New Leaf Builders!  They praise our “commitment to the environment, new growth and even the idea of ‘turning over a new leaf’ as the building industry recovered from the economic downturn.”

05/24/2014: New Leaf donates seed, plant food, coverings to school

New Leaf Builders donated seeds, potting soil and terracotta pots for every student and contributed mini greenhouses for each grade on Earth Day in late April.

04/12/2014: Real Estate News – New Leaf Builders Launches New Neighborhood off of Woodland Shores

New Leaf Builders says the village will feature its Classic Collection of homes. Based on the newsletter, New Leaf Builders seeks to bring the new community along Woodland Shores Road to market. New Leaf plans to build the 26-lot community on the property touting its new home collection.

06/18/2013: A Decidedly Different Development

The development, currently under construction just off the Western end of Woodland Shores Road, will be the site of one of the Lowcountry’s few and James Island’s first “low impact developments” when completed. New Leaf Builders and the site received further commendation earlier this month, when the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) designated the development as a “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” Clearly, if New Leaf is going for the exception to the rule, they have started well.


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