“All of the individuals involved demonstrated a professionalism and expertise that made the Masterplanning process very smooth. You and your colleagues did a fine job keeping the process moving, researching perhaps above and beyond what was expected, and following up on any questions, changes or requests with respect to the Masterplan.
We at Amazing Grace are very excited and proud of the work Garvin Design Group has presented in our Masterplan and would not hesitate to recommend your architectural firm to anyone who wants a first class architect..”
Benjamin J. Zahn
Pastor of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
William G. Oldifeld
"I have worked with Garvin Design Group on numerous projects at the USC campus under their IDC contract. Several examples are the Williams-Brice Stadium video board structure (designed late 2011 – early 2012, constructed prior to 2012 football season), renovations to training room and meeting room areas at Blatt PE Center and safety upgrades to the Greek Village development. They are not only excellent and innovative design professionals, but also handle contract administration in a competent and professional manner, showing respect to all contractors and suppliers involved in the work scope. The video board structure had an extremely compressed schedule and they were able to produce a quality product despite the tight time frame – it continues to be a source of great pride for Gamecock nation. Even an hour ago, I saw fans getting out of their car at the stadium to photograph that structure. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future on any project."
University of South Carolina
“We had the pleasure of working with Terry Buchmann and the Garvin Design Group on a project recently completed at Coastal Carolina University. It was clear from the start that GDG had the best interest of the project and client in mind. The team comradery was unlike any other we have experienced and allowed the project to be tremendously successful. Terry was extremely professional, thoughtful and knew the job inside and out which allowed us to overcome any obstacle from what ever issue arose. It would be a pleasure to work with this firm again. Garvin Design Group carries our highest recommendation.”
“I became acquainted with Mark Timbes while he served as Project Manager for the construction of Blythewood High School and our District Stadium. I saw first-hand his leadership with respect to programming the new high school. He was also very involved in on-site construction administration during the first year of the project.
His attention to detail and thoroughness in overall project administration helped produce a project that has achieved national recognition. Recently Mark’s firm, Garvin Design Group, was selected to continue its working relationship with Richland School District Two. I welcome the prospect of working with Mark and his team on more projects in the future.”
Chief Financial Officer
Richland School District Two
"We appreciate the way that Garvin Design Group has worked with USC over the past several years on several projects and we always value their keen ear for our needs and the professional guidance they provide. We view this relationship as a long term partnership and look forward to many more projects with them as our lead design firm."
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
University of South Carolina
“Scott Garvin has worked with us architecturally on our primary residence, our vacation beach residence, the remodeling of Liberty’s corporate headquarters and most recently the remodeling of an old building for Liberty’s new corporate headquarters. All have been unique, stunning and a wonderful reflection of his architectural strengths. During our fifteen years with Scott, we have found him to be flexible, balanced, cost conscious and patient but firm with his contractors and sub-contractors. He combines his creativity with a well-organized execution and most importantly, an absolute focus on his client. He has our highest recommendation as an architect, a business manager and a person of integrity.”
Hayne Hipp President, Liberty Corporation
“Scott Garvin was the lead architect for the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. His artistic work speaks for itself. The Thurmond Wellness Center is the best building of its type in the country. I have been in over 60 from the east to the west coast. The building is aesthetically stunning and functions wonderfully as a wellness center. The untold story is Scott's abilities as a leader, negotiator and motivator. Scott was the glue that kept this complicated and very public project on the right track to its very successful conclusion. I recommend him without reservations.”
Jerry T. Brewer
Director of Student Life
University of South Carolina
"As General Contractor, I have built several projects designed and administered by members of the Garvin Design Group team. Their attention to thoroughness in detailing and project administration has helped produce projects with minimal RFI's and very little controversy.
As Owner's Representative, serving as Building Committee Chairman for a new Sanctuary for Chapin United Methodist Church, I was afforded the opportunity to be involved in the design process from programming through start of construction. Their (Garvin Design Group) leadership of our committee and congregation-wide workshops has ensured that the goals of the project were achieved. They listened well and provided design options and insight about the process. Their team competency and attention to details speaks volumes about the pride they take in their work and desire to surpass mere customer satisfaction."
President, Contract Construction
“We recently had the privilege and pleasure of working with Garvin Design Group on what was for us -- a very special project. This building idea started with a six year long "wish and idea-list", dreams and rough sketches. Garvin Design Group brought it all together, never once losing sight of "our vision" in the process. They worked with us, not for us, and treated the entire project as if it were their own building. You seldom see that kind of pride and ownership in today's business world and it makes a difference. Any future building projects we undertake will be with Garvin Design Group and we don’t hesitate to recommend this firm. Do yourself a favor and trust your next project to Garvin Design Group -- you won't regret it”
Tim & Stephanie Lucas
Owners, Harley Haven
"Scott Garvin is a gifted architect and has created extraordinary homes and buildings in his career. My experience with Scott was in the design of a mountain home in Caesar's Head, South Carolina. From the initial design conferences to the completion of the home, it was a pleasure working with Scott. During the design phase he listened patiently, reviewed dozens of pictures, and developed several floor plans from which to work. Creating the design of the home was a wonderful experience. He is creative, practical, meticulous, and trustworthy. I always knew that Scott had our best interest at heart and wanted to produce the highest quality. He integrated tradition, symmetry, and mountain stone and wood to produce an outstanding home. I would recommend Scott Garvin to anyone with the confidence that he would produce an excellent product."
Former Secretary of Education State of South Carolina
“The art of relationship banking is our specialty, and the architectural look of our bank is distinctive. We have had the privilege of using Garvin Design Group on our bank renovation, and the pleasure of enjoying their architectural design every day. Garvin Design Group customized a first rate office with a professional look and creative appeal. They updated the building without losing the structure’s historical significance. They were diligent, detail oriented and responsive throughout the entire restoration process. Bank Meridian has a great relationship with Garvin Design Group and would highly recommend them.”
President, Bank Meridian