About Us

In 1999, Harrell Hardwick began pursuing his lifelong dream of designing and building quality custom homes throughout Horry and Georgetown counties.  Although his formal education and professional career had been devoted to serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Horry County Schools for more than 29 years, he always had the desire to design and build homes which reflected not only the charm of our community, but also the dreams of the homeowners.  After coursework in drafting and residential construction, Harrell became a licensed builder in South Carolina and founded Benchmark Construction in 2003.

Since that time, Benchmark Construction has won numerous awards for design and construction in both Horry and Georgetown counties.  In 2005, Benchmark was awarded the City of Conway's prestigious Quattlebaum Award for Excellence in Design and Construction for the personal residence of Bill and Julie Livingston.  This unique design is a two-story low country home with a basement - an unusual commodity in Horry County.  In 2007, Benchmark Construction was also awarded the Builders Award by the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association for The Charleston home in The Village at Conway Country Club - a small community with alley garages and wide front porches.  One of the most coveted awards was also received in 2007 by the Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association - the "Best of Show" for The Southern Comfort home built in the Reserve at Litchfield.  The Southern Comfort is a $1.75 million home built on the prestigious Reserve Golf Course in Litchfield Beach.

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