Member Monday


As part of New Homes Month, we will spotlight local builders each week for April’s Member Monday.

Steve Swain

Coastal Cypress Building Company

Brief Description of Business: Custom home builder

How long have  you been a member of WCFHBA? 7 years

Why did you join WCFHBA? The Home Builders Association supports its’ members in so many different ways. Joining the Association and sitting on the Board allows me to give back to the industry as well as expand my knowledge of the home building business.

What do you believe the top advantages are of building a new home? New technology has offered many improved techniques and methods for constructing homes. When used properly, the client is able to have a home that is energy efficient, hurricane resistant, and performs well for the life of the structure. At Coastal Cypress Building, we are constantly looking for new and better ways to construct homes to accomplish these tasks.

What project or accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your career? I have operated several different small businesses in my career. In the 90’s my Uncle and I developed a successful chain of independent video stores that we sold to a national operator before the death of the video industry. Delivering quality homes that perform well for our clients is quickly outweighing any feats accomplished in prior ventures.

If you could be any animal, what would you be, and why? A cheetah – in today’s business world you need to be quick, agile, and flexible- avoiding predators and staying ahead of your competitor.

You’re happiest when: I’m with my three girls, wife – Anne, and daughters – Sydney & Megan, watching movies, eating popcorn, and being together.

Thanks, Steve, for participating in Member Monday!