What our clients are saying

I am very happy with the quality of my home and have recommended Saltwater to a number of people already. I believe they are truly committed to my satisfaction.

Jim S.

Mount Pleasant

“My wife and I choose Saltwater Homes to build a home on Isle of Palms, SC. The quality and workmanship of their work was excellent. We had built three custom homes previously but this one turned out the best. I cannot tell you how many people stopped to admire the house and even come to the door to express their compliments. Lane and his team were a pleasure to work with. We recommend them without any hesitation or reservations.”

Jim & Lee M.

Isle of Palms

Saltwater Homes exceeded our expectations. They strive for excellence in their product and their service is outstanding. We would highly recommend choosing Saltwater Homes to build your dream home.

Dave P.

Mount Pleasant

“Very professional and performs quality work. Has excellent staff. Project completed on time and on budget. Would hire saltwater homes again.”

Barry G.

Seabrook Island

“This is the first custom home that my wife and I have had built. It’s a big undertaking, but I would highly recommend Saltwater Homes if you’re considering building. Their experience and professionalism made the process much easier on us than we had expected.”

Kyle S.


“Our experience with Saltwater Homes can be expressed as saying without a doubt, I would highly recommend this builder for his outstanding persistence, reputation, and the quality of his work. His virtue is go above and beyond to satisfy the home owner without the burden of extra expenses. His work ethics also include to maintain the set budget and place your mind as ease through the building process. As he says, ‘Let us do the worrying”

Mikel R.


“I would recommend Saltwater Homes to anyone & everyone. The professionalism of these guys was phenomenal. The horror stories that I have heard from other people building houses using different contractors never materialized. Lane & Wade actually made this a fun & enjoyable process!”

Tony T.

James Island

“I would build with Saltwater Homes again. They are professional, and their expertise was evident in the way the subcontractors were committed to doing the best job possible. They are eager to make things work for you, professional, courteous, and easy to get in touch with. Saltwater Homes is a great builder that does a fabulous job and cares about what they’re doing.”

Jane C.

Mount Pleasant

 “Saltwater Homes by Lane Baker built my home with the greatest of expertise. Every facet and component included in my home is state of the art; and the craftsman who built it of the highest caliber. All of this was the result of having a contractor like Lane Baker who demanded excellence in the building process. Consequently I recommend Lane Baker of Saltwater Homes as THE BUILDER OF CHOICE! We are so happy with our home construction!”

Bill P.


“We could not be any happier with Saltwater Homes. We were pleased with their expertise and their commitment to be on time. They always dealt with any problems that arose and went far beyond our expectations. For those reasons, we would highly recommend them.”


Barbara L.

“We had been designing and planning our house for a few years. When we found the right location, we interviewed several builders. Lane Baker was the one that stood out with consistent quality and attention to detail in all the homes we walked through. His clients all had great things to say about Lane and his jobsites were very clean and neat. Lane walked us through the painful ARB process with our HOA (which is another story) and we soon broke ground. Lane’s crews did a great job and his recommendations for some trim detail (shiplap ceiling in hallway and part of master bath) were spot on. Lane was very patient and calm which kept us calm. He met us at all vendors to pick fixtures, trim, doors, windows, tile, everything, no pressure at all. Everyone that visits our home comments on the detailed trim work and the attention that was given to other details. Lane built us a very high end and custom detailed home. If we need to build again, we will definitely use Saltwater Homes.”


John S.

As a single female professional facing retirement and knowing nothing about building a home, choosing a builder was of critical importance. Having obtained five bids, I chose Saltwater Homes and have never regretted this decision. Three and a half years in my home, I have yet to find any aspect of the build that I have not been completely satisfied with. Professionalism, integrity, quality workmanship, and attention to the most minor details describes Scott, project director, and Lane Baker and family. My hundreds of questions were answered in detail with the utmost respect. I was on my build site every weekend and kept close watch. Builder suggestions with explanations were numerous which resulted in cost savings and a home I could not be happier with. In only three years my home has been through 2 hurricanes and a tornado within 1/4 mile with no damage. Before and after my build I heard horror stories from friends and neighbors relating to building a home. Saltwater Homes is a builder you can trust completely.


Dr. Pat R.

“Saltwater Homes did an amazing job on our house and we couldn’t be happier. The quality of our home is top notch and Lane and Wade looked after us through the entire construction process and regularly made suggestions on how we could improve our home and/or save money. Highly recommend this company!”


Jason M.

“We hired Saltwater Homes to build a new 6100 sq. ft. ocean front home on IOP. It was a big house and big project. Lane and his group approached it head on and never looked back. Like any project this size, there are always some obstacles. Each time, Lane took care of them, made them right and when it was all said and done, we finished the house on time and on budget. Hard to complain about any of that 🙂 Thanks, now lets build the next one.”


602 Ocean Blvd.
Isle of Palms

“Without hesitation I would absolutely recommend Lane and Saltwater Homes! I can’t imagine a more honest, hard-working and trustworthy person. Not only that, but his staff and the vendors / subcontractors they work with are the best.”


Elizabeth & Ben B.
Mount Pleasant

“It is my pleasure to write a reference letter for Mr. Lane Baker and Saltwater Homes. This is perhaps the easiest letter of recommendation I have had the opportunity to write, and the reason is simple. Mr. Baker built us a fabulous house. On top of fulfilling his promises, he made the process easy and went beyond what we anticipated. While we knew what to expect from seeing examples of homes built by Mr. Baker, we were extremely satisfied with the finished product of our home. We could not be happier with our custom home, and highly recommend Mr. Baker.”


Patrick M.
James Island

“We completed the house on schedule and on budget. The resulting house is well constructed, the quality is apparent inside and out, and the appearance of the house is simply great. The experience of coordinating the build with Lane and his team resulted in them gaining our complete confidence and trust. We strongly recommend Lane Baker and Saltwater Homes to anyone looking for quality and value in a house and a customer focused working relationship that is uncommon. We cannot say enough good things about our new house or the Saltwater team.”


Tom & Sarah S.
Mount Pleasant

“I rarely give recommendations since, quite frankly, very few meet my high expectations of quality. I highly recommend Saltwater Homes. Lane Baker is a man of integrity and I believe he would actually lose money in an effort to satisfy his customers. Building a home is a very stressful process and this will be true no matter which contractor you select. However, with Saltwater, you can rest assured the end product will be a home that fulfills your dreams.”


Ronnie S.
Mount Pleasant

“We had a few snags along the way due to our construction loan, plans, and selections. Lane was there each time to figure out a solution. We even got off track a few times with ideas and selections and he put us back on course. When he was not available Wade was there to steer us in the right direction. It was important to us to have a strong line of communication and Saltwater was there to pick up the phone or answer our emails anytime that we had a question or needed advice. We are truly proud of our home and have had a great time building our dream house with Saltwater Homes. I am happy to answer any questions you may have or take you on a tour of our house.”


Zach & Meredith B.
Mount Pleasant

“We would like everyone who reads this to understand how wonderful our home building experience was with Saltwater Homes. During our first meeting with the owner Lane Baker, we were very impressed with his honesty and professionalism.  During the process of building our home, we were happy to learn that Lane’s honesty and professionalism were only matched by his skill as a builder and his integrity as a business owner. Building a new home can be a very stressful event, but Lane and his professional crew’s made our home building experience a true joy.”


Percy & Gloria T.

“Lane and the Saltwater Team were great to work with. They build a fantastic and high-end house at a very reasonable price. Their craftsmanship and build approach is second to none. We are currently underway on another project with Saltwater homes.”


3103 Cameron Blvd.
Isle of Palms

“We met Lane Baker and were so impressed with him after he took us through some of the homes he had built, decided we would like him to build our home. Our situation called for a home on one level as we have a disabled daughter living with us. We required a large lot and the first one Lane showed us we loved and immediately went back to his office and drew up a contract to buy it.  Lane then showed us a variety of house plans (better than the one we brought to him) and we selected one that would work for us.  He also put us in contact with the architect who worked with us to make it accessible. We will proudly show our new home to anyone considering Saltwater.”


Stew & Vicki B.
Mount Pleasant

“I know my excessive involvement could have been very hard to deal with, but they were incredibly patient and responded immediately to any questions. They always had time to meet and discuss plans, budget, or whatever I needed. Saltwater always told me “Don’t worry, we will work it out.” I often wondered how it could happen, but they came through every time! Our many thanks to Lane and his people at Saltwater.”


Darryl & Cindi B.

“I unequivocally recommend Lane and Saltwater Homes to anyone who wants a quality home with details that will make your neighbors jealous. Give them a chance and I guarantee you will be glad you did. The results will blow you away.”


William G.
James Island

“I have absolutely nothing but good thoughts about the choice we made. The follow through with Lane Baker and the Saltwater team has been exemplary.”


Charlie B.
Mount Pleasant

“The company and its staff are committed to customer satisfaction and very responsive to client concerns/issues.”


Nick S.
Mount Pleasant

“The attention to detail was amazing. The service after the home was built. Overall cost and quality of the build. Super nice crew and subs.”


Rob W.
Mount Pleasant

“As an out of state owner we were met with certain challenges and saltwater addressed those in a timely fashion. We received a quality built home even comments by neighbors of how sturdy and secure the home will be in inclement weather. “


Jeff W.
Mount Pleasant

“Bought my house from this builder new in 2009 and it has been the best house I have ever owned. The builder did excellent detail work and was a support for years later when I needed recommendations for other work done on the house. I could not be happier and after eight years in the home I can attest to the quality construction I purchased. I recommend him and his firm completely.”


Andy H.
Mount Pleasant


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