J. Hilton Googe began designing homes for builders and working with an architect in Savannah, Georgia. He moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1966 to serve as a construction superintendent for a local builder. He held various positions with the Charleston Trident Homebuilders Association from 1973 until serving as their president in 1988. He also served 9 years on the National NAHB Board as a representative from South Carolina. In 1994 he & several local designers started the South Carolina Chapter of AIBD and later served as its president. It was this experience, along with building his own plans and working with a variety of builders that lead him to begin designing clear and precise plans with modular lumber lengths. This has continued into all of the plans represented on this website.
J. Hilton Googe Design Group has become a prominent force in providing quality plans across the Southeastern United States. Our knowledge of the building & design field has assisted in the development of plan standards that exceeds building codes as well as the desire to reduce the construction price per square feet. If one of our Stock Plans does not meet your needs, our talented in-house design group can modify the plan or create a custom design to accommodate your unique taste. We view the client as an integral part of the design and turn their ideas and wish lists into working home plans. Placing the emphasis on function and usable space, we create a living environment for our client that goes far beyond their expectations.
Since the process of building a home can be very stressful, it is our goal to relieve some of the tensions that accompany this process. J. Hilton Googe Design Group provides every client with the patience and attention needed to oversee this process to completion. We can offer advice on various stages from choosing bath fixtures to selecting a contractor. We know how confusing the construction process can be, especially for your first home, and we want to ensure you that we will be available for all of your building questions and concerns. This interaction between our designers and clients develops into a long-lasting relationship that you can trust. It's these same relationships that have attracted clients to Hilton for over 42 years.
Relationships based on trust, innovative home designs, and a commitment to customer service has made J. Hilton Googe Design Group a respected leader among the Charleston building community. It is our goal to produce well-conceived, Stock, Modified or Custom House Plans to provide quality homes which increase in value over the years.
The following plans are computer generated and can be modified to suit your personal taste. If you find a plan on this site that needs alterations, please note the changes required and we will give you a quote on those modifications. See pricelist information on the last page of this site.