About Us

Joey Varin - Owner

Joey Varin is the Owner of Lee Built Homes. He was born and raised on Hilton Head Island and currently lives there with his Family. Joey graduated from The Citadel in 1999 and spent his time away from the Island primarily in Charleston, only leaving there for a few years in the Army with the 10th Mountain Division. He still serves in the SC National Guard as an Engineer Officer. After leaving active duty Army in 2006 and starting his career in residential construction he learned many aspects of the business transitioning from building, purchasing, resource management and managerial roles. Joey learned early on the importance of listening to clients, problem solving and providing them with guidance when they need it. It was those skills that allowed him to forge his own path in 2014 and begin Lee Built Homes. When he’s not busy with construction he spends as much time as possible with his little girls and wife, usually in some body of water.

Lee Built Homes

Lee Built Homes is a residential builder with projects in Hilton Head and Charleston, SC. Joey and Lee Built Homes’ mission is to build a legacy of quality homes by creating value in all of their new homes and renovations through effective management and relationship building. Joey wants you to enjoy the building and renovation experience and his goal is that the end result is even better than you envisioned. Lee Built Homes prides itself on responsiveness, attentiveness, commitment, building and nurturing relationships. The construction process can be intimidating and overwhelming, but with good communication and honest hard work your concerns can be put at ease. We want to walk away from the project knowing we created value, a place to call home and a new friend.

  • Joey's professional knowledge of structural elements and planning were invaluable. Through his actions during all phases of the build, he showed us that he obviously cares about making sure that the smallest of details are right, which greatly reduced our stress, and has led to enormous satisfaction for us. The new space he created is extremely high end, custom, and beautiful!

    Daniel Island Customer
  • We just completed out home renovation with Lee Built Homes and could not be any happier. Joey was extremely knowledgeable, contributed great ideas throughout the construction process, delivered high quality craftsmanship, and was always very responsive. He laid out a very clear budget, with allowances for us to work within so we could have the freedom of choosing materials, appliances, tile, lighting, etc.

    James Island Renovation Customer
  • Responsive, deliberate, thoughtful and skilled! That is Joey from Lee Built homes. Having lived in a home he built I only have accolades. This is a guy you can do business with and be pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend this exemplary builder to anyone in the greater Charleston area. A big plus, he is never too busy to follow up.

    New Construction Customer
  • We hired Joey and his group to help with some minor renovations to our new home. As a first time homeowner, I was anxious about the work, the timing and the project. After our experience, I wish I could hire this firm to do ALL of the remodeling I desire in the home, and will as soon as the time arises. They completed the work on time, did an exceptional job, and I am extremely pleased with the finished project.

    Charleston Renovation Customer
  • Joey Varin and his company were extremely professional and my wife and I could not be happier with the outcome of their work and efforts. I would recommend Lee Built Homes to anyone looking for front-to-back contracting work, and anything in between. Their work is impeccable, they made the right "executive decisions" on the job and besides being extremely friendly and great in communication, they tidied up when the job was complete.

    Charleston Renovation Customer


New Construction

The process of taking your ideas from paper to production is a great experience. The home takes new shape with every turn and we’re there to guide you along and keep it on track every step of the way. Our experience ranges from 1500-6000 SF.



The art of transforming something old and breathing new life into it is what renovating is all about. Whether it is building an addition, creating new living space in a new floor or redesigning a kitchen or bathroom we can do it all.


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