“Our home building experience with Osprey Construction, Inc. was truly a fun, educational and rewarding experience. Farris guided us through the selection of appliances, cabinets, countertops, lighting and plumbing fixtures with a watchful eye on our budget and design. Farris truly has a calm and reassuring attitude which gave us confidence that our new home would be built just as we planned. Doug was present on the job site daily to supervise each sub-contractor and to plan for each next step to allow the construction to go smoothly and on schedule. Doug's expertise often provided opportunities for design options even while under construction and we greatly appreciated his thoughtfulness and willingness to bring these ideas to us for consideration. Near the end of the construction, generally when it seems that nothing is getting done fast enough, we often had more than five different subs working on our home at the same time - a testament to Doug's planning and Osprey Construction's outstanding relationship with their sub-contractors.
Overall an exceptional, on time, on budget home building experience. Ellie and I would not hesitate to build again with Osprey Construction Company, Inc. and would certainly recommend this company to you.”
Jeff & Ellie Ward
“Of all the decisions to be made in building a new house, we believed choosing the right builder was the most important. We ultimately decided on Osprey Construction. Farris and Doug provided valuable input during the design phase and were fully engaged and accessible throughout construction. Also, Mary did an excellent job of managing and communicating expenses and payments. Osprey completed the construction on time and within budget. They built a house that met all of our expectations for quality and finish detail. Deciding on Osprey was clearly the right decision for building our new home.”
Ted and Carol Cronk
“Farris Cowart and Doug James exhibited knowledge, professionalism and integrity from the day we met them and it continues after the home is complete. They assisted in our lot choice by walking the sites with us along with bringing an arborist and a landscape architect from the ARB. Farris took us on informal visits to various suppliers (lighting, appliances, tile and marble, counter tops, cabinets, fixtures, etc.) to get an idea of our likes and dislikes. Likewise, they worked hand-in-hand with us and our architect during the design phase. This process enabled them to bring a final building contract that turned out to be remarkably accurate in both efficient design and final cost. What is truly impressive is that they got to know us personally as well as they knew the proposed home. As a result, no surprises! Open communication between Osprey, the client, sub-contractors and suppliers is a definite hallmark of their process and efficiency. Their professional opinions and suggestions from the design phase to construction were invaluable tools. The Osprey team truly becomes your friend and partner in creating your custom home vision.”
Stan and Kim Laight
“The entire planning and building process with Osprey was transparent…we knew what choices were to be made, what options were available, and, most importantly, the pricing implications. We benefitted from the “triangular collaboration” with our architect and builder, which resulted in many modifications that enhanced the outcome of the planning process. Osprey often presented construction options which gave us the chance to optimize spaces that would have otherwise been less functional. While we had many ideas and dreams at the start, Osprey took us to the next level and turned them into the reality we now enjoy everyday.”
Chick Vladuchick and Susan Meloy
“After countless trips around the island, we were most intrigued with the homes Osprey had built. We live so far away and were nervous about taking on such a large project, but Osprey made us feel comfortable and at ease. We knew we could rely on them...It was seamless working with them...they were responsive and sensitive to our needs. They made all our dreams come true.”
The Marzano Family
“We have built 5 custom homes over the years and have experienced just about everything along the way. We worked with Osprey Construction Company on our first Kiawah home, and they are a great team with a happy-to-do-it approach. The thing about Osprey is that the whole team has high integrity. They have a can-do, want-to-make-it-right approach. There’s no better endorsement than using a builder the second time around.”
Vic and Patty Orler
“We began the process of looking at builders in 2002 and after 2 years of research and viewing many homes, we chose Osprey Construction Company, Inc. The entire team made the process of building from NJ as easy as possible....Sue’s attention to detail and assuring all the fixtures, cabinets, knobs, paint, appliances, etc. were just what we wanted could not have been better....Farris and Doug answered all of my technical questions and were always on site when I needed them. They made me feel part of the construction team and listened to and followed through on my input.”
The McGill Family
“Farris Cowart is a man of integrity and genuinely wants to deliver a quality home that meets his client's expectations. I happen to be an Interior Designer in the Philadelphia suburbs. I have worked with many contractors over my 25 year career. Osprey has been a perfect fit for our needs. The entire team has a genuine desire to meet your needs.”
“We were very impressed with the quality and high standards your work exhibited. We also liked the team you have put together, that is, your staff and the subcontractors you have been doing business with for years....You completed the house on schedule and within budget. We highly recommend Osprey Construction and look forward to being your new neighbors."
Bill and Linda Scaggs
“Jane and I have been in a construction related business for many years...Farris and Doug James are to be commended for their efforts in complying with both the structural engineering as well as architectural drawings....Farris Cowart has employees that are like family and are a complement to his honesty, integrity and knowledge of construction as well as his excellent communications with clients before, during and after construction. We are very pleased with Osprey’s work and would be proud to show our home to anyone who would like to see their good work and attention to detail.”
Jack and Jane Lynch
"Since we live in Virginia, this was a "long distance" construction process. Osprey worked closely with our architects to ensure timely and appropriate solutions to any construction issue that arose during the building process....The end result for us is a wonderful house on a beautiful island. We feel confident in recommending Osprey Construction to provide this same level of care and commitment to future clients."
Margaret and Hugh Mackie
"I simply want to reiterate in this letter what I have told Farris Cowart and others at Osprey on more than one occasion, and that is that not only do we continue to be extremely pleased with the home constructed for us by Osprey, but that we cannot imagine having had a better working experience with our contractor....But the experience continued well after construction, with Osprey being responsive and attentive to any little problem that arose, even well after the house was turned over to us. I have not hesitated to call on Farris for help, and he has unfailingly responded, something which we, as non-resident vacation home owners, find invaluable. "
John and Gail Strauch
"We visited several houses that Osprey had completed, and once we met Farris Cowart (the owner of the company), we knew we had found our builder. We liked their hands-on approach.”
Loren and Amy Beadle
“We were very pleased with Osprey and the construction process. We received excellent guidance when requested and dedicated and professional attention to detail throughout the planning and building process – starting from day one. Osprey has a great team and a great group of individuals. Thank you all indeed for a job very well done.”