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Essex Homes- Home Builder Profile

Karl Haslinger - Owner & CEO
When Karl Haslinger began building custom homes in Aiken, SC, he knew that homebuilding was indeed the path that his life was meant to follow. In 1993, Karl founded Essex Homes Southeast, Inc., in Columbia. Dedicated to his mission, he began by building 25 homes per year. Today, as owner and CEO, Karl’s determination has lead to the growth of Essex Homes. Now, Essex builds over 350 homes per year, all while maintaining much of that custom heritage and quality of the original home designs.
Servicing Charlotte and Columbia, Essex’s corporate office is located in Lexington, where all departments and our newly completed Design Studio are housed. The Essex Homes Design Studio is a 3,000 sq. ft. showroom of home features and ideas, created to offer convenience and customization to our homebuyers. Essex’s Greater Charlotte neighborhoods can be found in Fort Mill, Waxhaw, Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Monroe, York, Lake Wylie, Clover, Rock Hill, and Charlotte.
Founded upon Christian beliefs and values, we commit ourselves to being a company of integrity, teamwork, and dedication. We believe in treating everyone with respect, courtesy, tact, and consideration. We believe that through our success, we can provide a better product, environment, and experience for everyone involved. We empower our employees to act quickly on ideas and opportunities, always be honest with coworkers and clients, and celebrate the successes of each other as well as the company.
Through the steadfast commitment to these values, Essex has grown tremendously. We’ve been repeatedly featured in Fast Track of Builder Magazine, and have been honored with numerous awards such as Builder of the Year. Our customer service satisfaction rate of 96% has been one of Karl’s and Essex’s greatest achievements, and proof that our perseverance, planning, and abundance of faith have helped us along the way.