Testimonials

 

"We initially became interested in Steve Herlong's work when we saw a home that he had helped design on Dewees Island, SC. 12 years ago. After looking at other projects that Herlong & Associates had created we knew that we were interested in meeting with Steve to determine if we would be interested in spending several years working with him on designing our home. From the very first moment that we met Steve and his staff we knew that our search was over. Steve Herlong is extremely talented and has many years of experience. He is deliberate and thoughtful and we knew that we had his undivided attention every time we meant with him. I can't imagine meeting anyone who is easier to work with than Steve Herlong. He brought our ideas to life and he and his team created the house that we only imagined in our minds."

-Allison Bourland

 

"My husband and I recently completed an extensive renovation on our 13 year old beach house located on the Isle of Palms, SC. We loved the location of our home within walking distance of the beach and close proximity to Charleston. However, we were in need of a more living space that could accommodate our children and grandchildren. Herlong & Associates Interiors immediately saw our home's potential. They designed a very functional yet sophisticated layout which appealed to us as empty nesters and still made allowances for our family. The renovation included a complete kitchen make over, total redesign of the master bedroom and bathroom, adding an office space, enclosed porch, guest bath, elevator and a pool and outdoor kitchen. From the very inception of the renovation the designers at Herlong & Associates guided us through selection process removing stress from a potentially overwhelming project. They were able to keep our tastes and budget in mind while introducing us to the latest trends and products. Herlong & Associates Interiors careful attention to design, proportion and functionality are evident in the way the house flows effortlessly from room to room. We were pleased to incorporate sustainable features into the house like the use of American Clay on walls and ceilings. The soft inviting color palette flows throughout the house blending the outside with the indoors. Herlong Associate Interiors listen to their clients, respond quickly to any questions or concern and are committed to your project no matter how big or small. My husband and I are beyond pleased with our new home and look forward to sharing it with our friends and family for years to come. My husband and I enjoyed the entire design and selection process working closely as a team with the designers. They kept us abreast of deadlines and budget constraints. They were patient and fun to work with while operating with the highest integrity."

-Tim and Denise Sulso, Isle of Palms

 

"We chose Steve Herlong and his team to conceive, design and project manage the creation of our dream home on Kiawah Island. The Herlong team was with us for every aspect of the project - from clean-sheet-of-paper conceptual design, to detailed architectural and interior design and plans, through construction, furnishing and move-in. The Herlong team was fantastic in every regard, and it was great to have both Architectural and Interior design experts from one team working together in a coordinated and integrated manner. Our relationship started when we hired Herlong & Associates in the fall of 2006, carried through the next 3 years of design, construction and occupancy in July 2009, and continues to this day in both professional and personal context. The 3 year project duration is important to understand, as it reflects very positively on the Herlong team and our builder as well (Buffington Homes) - they worked WITH us at OUR pace, never once languishing on their end nor pushing us to proceed more quickly than we were comfortable. We had a custom timetable for a custom project. Our home is truly “Award Winning” for which we have the Herlong & Associates team to thank. We are very happy homeowners and customers and would recommend the Herlong team with complete confidence."

-Todd Singleton & Lisa Mascolo, Kiawah Island SC

 

"We could not be more pleased with the home that Steve and his team designed for us. And he is surely pleased, too, because our home won both local and regional architectural awards. The process was a pleasure. And 13 years later, our home retains a timeless beauty. So often we hear the boaters as they go by in the creek, "Oh! what a beautiful house!"

-Frank and Catherine Middleton

 

"Steve and his team did an amazing job on our home. We wanted a beautiful creek side design but were limited by a small lot size. We wanted decks and a flowing plan connecting the inside to the outside using open doors and expansive decks. We needed space in the house to accommodate 6 people without having massive square footage due to the size of our lot.. Herlong and Associates delivered a exactly what we were looking for. They created a perfect flow with all the interior details that make the house unique special. They were very always available and very responsive to our concerns throughout the design process. They also stayed right by our side throughout construction helping to insure we got exactly what we wanted. Finally, we would love to work with the folks at Herlong again if we ever decide to design and build another home."

-Tim Kelly

 

"As a builder, I like to get involved early in the design phase and Steve Herlong and his team of Architects and Interior Designers are a pleasure to work closely with. I have worked with Steve for many years and he is one of the best! The team's attention to detail and creativity can be seen in all of their work and I would highly recommend Herlong & Associates to anyone looking to create their dream home!"

-Phillip W. Smith - General Contractor

 

"We chose Steve Herlong and his team to conceive, design and project manage the creation of our dream home on Kiawah Island. The Herlong team was with us for every aspect of the project - from clean-sheet-of-paper conceptual design, to detailed architectural and interior design and plans, through construction, furnishing and move-in. The Herlong team was fantastic in every regard, and it was great to have both Architectural and Interior design experts from one team working together in a coordinated and integrated manner. Our relationship started when we hired Herlong & Associates in the fall of 2006, carried through the next 3 years of design, construction and occupancy in July 2009, and continues to this day in both professional and personal context. The 3 year project duration is important to understand, as it reflects very positively on the Herlong team and our builder as well (Buffington Homes) - they worked WITH us at OUR pace, never once languishing on their end nor pushing us to proceed more quickly than we were comfortable. We had a custom timetable for a custom project. Our home is truly “Award Winning” for which we have the Herlong & Associates team to thank. We are very happy homeowners and customers and would recommend the Herlong team with complete confidence."

-Todd Singleton & Lisa Mascolo, Kiawah Island SC

 

"Seldom in life do things turn out better than you hoped for. Our house renovations with Steve Herlong did."

-Chuck and Cindy Hughes

 

"We had our first big party at our new Isle of Palms home, a rehearsal dinner for a Florence friend, and there were lots of wows...the house flows so well, as you planned it would. Thanks for a great plan!"

-Carol Dawson

 

Buffington Homes has worked with Herlong & Associates Architects for over ten years. They are a great team not only internally within their company but with their clients,contractors and landscape architects. As General Contractor we can serve our clients better together than we can as individual silos of information. The Herlong team shares that philosophy and our projects result in livable works of art with clients that are friends for life. Herlong also offers turnkey architectural and interior design services making the process easier for clients who live in other parts of the country. They are a great group of people.

-Cathy Buffington - Buffington Homes

 

"Dear Steve,

This seems a good moment to thank you and your firm for all the help you have given us over the past few years. Your work for us has been across the board: design of new structure; design of extensive renovations of three older homes; representation before the Design Review Board; supervision of contractors, both highly experienced and not so much; and interior work. Have I left anything out? I think not. Great results have been achieved at each step of the way. We couldn’t be more pleased. At each phase of your firm’s work, you have been closely involved without having to front everything. Your colleagues have all performed wonderfully, both in terms of results achieved as well, as in terms of the timeliness of production – even when things were a little busier than they are today. And I think you have performed that most difficult of tricks – knowing when and how to offer up your own ideas to build upon what your client has offered up, so that when the dust settles, it’s their house. Good work. Keep it up."

-Suzan and Stephen Zoukis

 

 

"Working with you and your talented, professional staff on the 2001 Waterway house was a pleasure from start to finish. The creative floor plan design your team came up with is ideally suited for relaxed Low Country living and takes maximum advantage of the lot's water views. The exterior and interior design details added lots of character to the house and a very distinctive look to all of the living spaces. I would highly recommend your architectural firm to others, and I look forward to working with you again in the future."

-Sam Fowler, Sea Island Builders

 

"It is our pleasure to write this testimonial for Steve Herlong about our experience with him during the design and building of our oceanfront Dream Home. It far exceeded all of our expectations. We choose Steve as our architect based on high praises from many realtors, builders and homeowners. From the moment we met Steve we felt welcome and appreciated. His commitment to creative, quality design to ensure complete satisfaction for his clients is his primary goal. Steve began the process by asking us what features were important to us and what kind of feelings we wanted to have in and about our new home. He listened intently and gave us great suggestions about design practicalities he learned from his vast experience. The entire process was a Happy and the end result was even Happier. For Steve, each new design is a learning experience on how to make his next homes even better. We just can't say enough good things about his passion, his incredible creative talents and the ease of working with him. Everyone on his Staff was also a pleasure to work with and exhibited the same commitment to excellence. Busy as they were, they always made the time to meet with us to make sure we were happy with the progress. Finally, we want to say Thank You to Steve and his associates for giving our family such a beautiful home where many happy memories are being made..... because nothing is more precious than great memories."

-Art and Suzie Kechijian

 

"We found Steve and his associates to be very flexible, creative, and willing to accommodate our needs and desires for our new home. This was our first experience working with an architect, and we weren't sure what to expect. We quickly discovered they were not only professional and knowledgeable, but lots of fun too! This group made our design/building process much more pleasurable than we ever imagined it might be, and we love our new home."

-Kathy and Dick Pate

 

"We have had a wonderful experience with Herlong and Associates. Their creativity, attention to detail and quality in the areas of architecture, interior architecture and interior design have made creating and building our new home a real pleasure."

-Melissa and Tim Kelly

 

"It was a pleasure working with Herlong and Associates on the design and build of our new home on Daniel Island. We had some specific design requirement, which were handled most professionally and creatively by your organization. The result was a beautiful and esthetically pleasing house that also met our demanding functional requirements. We would surely recommend your services to others."

-Paula and Ron Silverman

 

"Herlong and Associates did a fantastic job for us in seeing our dream house come to reality on Isle of Palms. The "team" took care of every detail, start to finish, and most of this was done with us being 1000 miles away. They understood the style we were looking for in our home, they captured the exact feel with the interior design, and the decorating support integrated furniture and art work that was accumulated from several locations! They kept us well informed along the way as to progress of the project, were responsive to our issues and questions, and gave us plenty of time to make decisions either in person or remotely, that kept the project on time---and on budget. They project managed the many variables on this size and complexity of a project and worked incredibly well with our builder. After 19 moves in our our 39 years, we knew what we wanted to achieve and Herlong and Associates helped us get that done."

-Sherry and Gary Forsee

 

I am a builder who has had the pleasure of working with Herlong & Associates on several projects, including my own personal residence. I have always found their entire organization to be very professional, creative, and responsive to an owner's desires or to the builder's needs. Their interior design team beautifully complements the talents of the architectural group. Their attention to detail is impeccable. I highly recommend Herlong & Associates to anyone planning to build a new custom home or to upgrade an existing home.

Sea Island Builders

 

"Renovating an old house on Sullivans Island presented many challenges, from preserving the integrity of the original outside to updating the inside. Throughout the entire process, Steve and his team were creative, resourceful, responsive, and fair. They helped to solve problems, rather than say it cannot be done. If we had to do it over again (and we won’t, because we did it right), we would choose them, no question about it."

-David Russell and Jamie Brownlee

 

"Steve and his team listen to everything you want and craft your ideas into a home that is not only beautiful but fully functional. They are fun, creative, and easy to work with."

-Nelson and Samantha Ploch

 

"Steve lives on an island, he knew all the nuances of the ocean, sky, beach we were just growing to love and incorporated that knowledge into the design - skilled eye, calm approach and a great listener - and we have the home we dreamed of!"

-Gregg and Betty Ryberg

 

"Steve gave us attention, time, a great listening ear and an even greater skilled eye - no tension, no rush..all the while with such calm at our tweaks and changes we knew we would have just what we hoped for... a dream home!"

-Gregg and Betty Ryberg

 

"When you're building a beach house and live over 2 hours away your architect has to be someone you can trust. Steve,  Theresa and the rest of the Herlong team made us feel like our house was their house. Thanks guys!"

-Nicky and Billy Naso

 

"We were fortunate enough to find Steve Herlong as our architect for our dream house on the beach of Sullivan's Island and, unlike so many others who build houses, the whole experience was a pleasure. Steve is a brilliant visionary. I would give him pages of wish lists and accordian files full of pictures from magazines and he was able to translate it into feasible drawings. His attention to detail was exemplary. I remember one day he visited the site three times, early morning, noon and late afternoon to look at some sample shades of green on our shutters so he could see them in different sunlights!! Our house is spectacular, both functionally and aesthetically, with many interesting details included by Steve. If I were ever able to build a house again, I would look no further than Herlong and Associates."

-Tim and Page Walter

 

"We simply could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Herlong & Associates team. They listened intently to our family’s specific needs, created a stunning design reflective of our dreams, and skillfully guided us through every aspect of construction and interior design as well. Thank you, Herlong & Associates for making our “dream home” a reality!"

-Mary Beth and Gary Thornhill

 

"When Pam and I started to build our dream house, we went to Steve and his team to spell out what we wanted. I figured it would take months. Steve was such a great listener that he got it all just perfect on the first try. Steve was the best, and now we have our perfect dream house."

-Doug Van Scoy

 

"Herlong and Associates is an outstanding and creative architectural firm with great vision, dedication and attention to detail. It has been a pleasure working with them all to date. They have been patient and accommodating to all of our thoughts and design requirements."

-Kaye and Scott Smith

 

"We feel so fortunate to have selected Steve Herlong and Associates as our architects when we built our first home on Isle of Palms. His design took into account the views, the prevailing winds, and all the details that we outlined when we discussed our dream house. He and Rodd Heinlen were excellent to work with, fun and so accommodating. They are truly artists and professionals!"

-Joanie and Tim Teel

"We came back to Steve and his staff when we bought our next project, a 50 year old beach house, we knew that we had to have Steve Herlong to help us design our renovation. The house was a hodgepodge of add-ons and renovations over the years. He took this house, kept the integrity of the old beach house feel and with interior designer, Theresa Bishopp, transformed it into an amazing, comfortable home."

-Joanie and Tim Teel

 

"After buying a 70 year old beachfront home on Sullivan's Island that needed a complete makeover to suit our family's needs, we were so pleased to find Steve Herlong and his team of dedicated professionals to guide us through the whole process from conceptual design and permitting to oversight throughout the construction and decorating phases. Their ability to completely update the flow and use of the home, creating the living spaces that we desired, without losing the original beachfront look or feel, was achieved through both original thought and very close attention to the details that make all the difference. As an example of this in practice, our family and our guests really enjoy the way the beach setting is accentuated and brought into the home by the subtle repositioning and addition of windows, while maintaining the integrity of the original 1930's design. Every day at the beach is exactly that in our beautiful home."

-Ian & Angela McCarthy

 

 

What Our Clients Say

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    • Our philosophy drives us and it allows us to satisfy even the most discerning clients and the most challenging projects. We pursue perfection, and if you collaborate with us, you won’t be disappointed!
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