Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2022

115 www. VOICE for rea l es tate. com | www. TopTenHomesSo ld. com | www.Nor thMountPl easant . com “With every new season of “Rock The Block”, our casting team searches the country looking for homebuilders ready to take on one of TV’s biggest renovation challenges,” said Wendi Fontes, executive producer of Big Table Media. “We knew Charleston would make a great home for the series and interviewed numerous builders as part of our efforts.” Will Herring, founder and CEO of Hunter Quinn Homes, said that when they were approached in the summer of 2021, he and Todd [Nowicki, COO] decided to “take the query more seriously than they normally would have” – and once they decided they were interested, things moved swiftly. “The next thing I knew, we were in full production of a television show,” Herring remembered, laughing. To add to the adventure, the Hunter Quinn team soon learned that the Nexton community, located in Summerville, was the show’s official pick for the season location. Though Hunter Quinn Homes has a sterling reputation around the Tri-county area — over 300 homes in various communities, including Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Clarendon and Calhoun counties — they’d never built in Nexton, and they certainly hadn’t built on such a snug deadline. Still, they embraced the opportunity. “We build houses every day, but we normally build houses in 120 days. Then these guys show up and ask, ‘well, can you build one in 60 days?’ It was a challenge, and we like challenges,” Herring said, grinning. Jason Harper, vice president of sales for Hunter Quinn Homes, commented that having Nexton and Summerville on fans’ radars could bring nothing but good things and more growth for the Lowcountry. “Having HGTV in Summerville and Nexton is really a big deal,” he mused. “Locals already know about the charm and beauty Summerville has to offer, and now the entire HGTV national audience is aware.” dwellings Mi ke Jackson and Egypt Sher rod. Wi nn i ng home des i gned by Egypt and Mi ke. View of the four identical Hunter Quinn Homes houses used before remodeling began.