H2 Builders is a family owned and operated company with over 25 years of construction experience. We are proud of the reputation H2 Builders has earned for quality workmanship and attention to detail. The character of the company is manifested in the staff’s commitment to excellence through uncompromising craftsmanship and a focused attention on their customers, suppliers and subcontractors. The shared convictions of quality, integrity and excellence provide the foundation upon which the company has been built. Recognizing that each home is a reflection of their combined talents and experience as well as the culmination of their customers Dreams and Plans, H2 Builders adheres to these shared convictions thus assuring exceptional customer satisfaction and an enhanced reputation as a builder of exceptional homes

Whether we are building a custom home or renovating an existing space, our team brings detailed craftsmanship, expert knowledge, and extraordinary dedication to every project. We proudly stand behind every home we build.

Todd S. Hawk

Growing up in Chattanooga, TN, Todd worked side by side with his father in construction. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he moved to Hilton Head & started H2 Builders. Throughout the thick and thin of the housing market, Todd was one of the only builders in the area who maintained his company’s success, integrity, and financial stability. For 25+ years, Todd has ensured H2 remains a staple in the community and the leading force in the Lowcountry’s building industry. Todd resides on the island with his wife of 28 years, Tracy, and his son, Hunter.


Gus Hetzel
Executive Vice President of Sales

Gus joined the H2 TEAM in 2005 as a project manager and moved into his current role as Executive VP of Sales in 2010. He is originally from Chattanooga TN and moved to Bluffton in 2005 with his wife and their 3 children. Gus is a licensed SC residential homebuilder. He loves helping clients through the design/build process and creating amazing homes. Gus and his family reside in Palmetto Bluff.


Rush Lowther
Senior Vice President of Sales

Rush graduated from Clemson with a B.S. degree in Business Management and played for the Clemson football team throughout his collegiate years. Rush is originally from Darlington, SC and is a licensed real estate agent. He joined the H2 Team as the VP of Sales in 2008. Rush and his wife have 3 beautiful daughters.


Lou Peluso
Vice President of Renovations

Lou began working as a carpenter in 1992 and has worked in residential construction since. He joined the H2 TEAM in 2013, after moving from New Jersey with his wife and four daughters. Lou is committed to giving H2’s clients a finished project that exceeds expectations.


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What Homeowners are Saying

“We could not have been happier with our home building experience with H2 Builders. It was a well-honed process with professionals who listened and remained agile throughout the experience, including the warranty period. We are very proud of our home and would not hesitate to use H2 to build our next home. ”

~John & Donna, Palmetto Bluff

“Yes it IS a BEAUTIFUL house!! We remain VERY happy with our H2 experience! Brad is doing a great job for us and we are very pleased with the high quality of workmanship and appreciative of the great customer focus.”

~Randy & Jan

“We are always happy to help in any way so if you have a potential client, please let us know, we love sharing our home experience with them. Our experience with h2 and all of you was the absolute best! Thank you! Thank you!”

~Rose and Gary

“We are very proud of our home, and not at all shy in telling our friends at Berkeley Hall that it was built by H2, and what a good experience it was…”

~Dennis and Karen

“I can walk into a home and tell immediately it is an H2 home solely based on the attention to detail. All of the local inspectors know their attics are a dead giveaway as to who built the home.”

~Bill Dickerson, Quality Home Inspections

“As a company, you have demonstrated something that is rare in business today – integrity, fairness, and honesty. Every day we live in our new home, we will thank our fortunes for finding H2 Builders.”


“We consider ourselves very fortunate to have built our dream home at this point in our lives. H2 played a big part in helping that dream come true. Every member of the H2 team contributed to the remarkable outcome. Thanks again for everything.”

~Ray & Barbara

“The workmanship of your staff is excellent combined with the synergy of your supervising and organizing made for a very positive experience. As you know, we have built and remodeled numerous homes and found this to be our best all around.”

~John & Kathy