Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.


Buying and selling homes can be a difficult process, especially when inspection reports come back with work to be done. We specialize in taking care of your customer’s needs and repairing any issues quickly and in a cost-effective manner. We work with multiple realtors in the Charleston area to provide their customers with the best experience when buying or selling homes. We are licensed, bonded and insured contractors with the state so we can handle any and all of your needs. Below is a short list of the services we offer to realtors and their clients:

Repair Addendum items
Plumbing repairs
Electrical repairs
Documentation & CL 100 sign off paperwork
New Roofing and repair work
Structural Repairs

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

We are the only contractor you’ll need for all of your building needs. As general contractors, we can handle projects of small and large scales. From additions and remodels to simple projects like siding, decks, and fences, we are capable of handling all types of projects efficiently. Below is a short list of the contracting services we offer:

Kitchen & Bath Remodels
Custom entertainment, cabinetry and trim packages
Hard Wood flooring finishing and installation
Tile Work
Painting and drywall work
Designer stairs
Build and Design services to visualize your future projects

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Albert Einstein

When it comes to determining your roof age, repair needs and/or maintenance, we can walk you through the process to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. We offer competitive pricing on both 30-year architectural shingles and metal roofing packages. We can also provide estimates to you on repairs and or other maintenance suggestions to extend the lifespan of your existing roof.
From Hardi Plank to Vinyl, we can take care of your siding needs. With our knowledgeable staff, we can provide you with the options you have based on your budget, community and personal needs to come up with a price point and package that makes the most sense for you.

Do it with passion or not at all.

Looking to update some existing lighting, change out plugs or other minor electrical repairs, or need expert advise on major electrical issues, repairs or additions? We can provide you with the estimate and information you need to make the choice that is right for you. We offer plumbing services from minor repairs to new bathrooms, fixtures, valves, tub and toilet installations as well as rough-ins and final products on remodeling projects. We can service and repair your existing water heaters or offer suggestions on way to upgrade to new tankless water heaters.

About Canter Construction

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.


Canter Construction is Charleston’s premier contracting and renovation company. We strive to effectively communicate with each client, give quick turnarounds on estimates and accommodate varying clients needs and timelines. We also provide clients with conceptual designs to help bring their ideas to life so they can see their vision before any major work is done. We would love to work with you on your next project, big or small. Contact us today to get started!

Jonah Canter

I have worked in various successful software start-ups in the Charleston area. I chose to create Canter Construction as a new type of company that offers a full suite of benefits for his customers. I wanted  to create a company that effectively communicates with each client, has quick turnarounds on estimates and has the ability to accommodate various clients needs and timelines. I have spent the past six years in general contracting, custom remodeling and home additions. I take great pride in the fact that I have built this business strictly on referrals, with no advertising, and wants all of his customers to be 100% comfortable with my team. Each client has direct access to me on all projects and I aim to provide personalized service for everyone that I work with.

Jonah Canter

Pete James Picciano

Pete is a licensed Master Electrician and Carpenter and comes to us from the great state of New York. Pete has extensive knowledge of all facets of construction and has a keen eye and attention to detail. Pete specializes as a Canter Construction’s Project Manager for Kitchen and Bath remodels.

Pete Jame Picciano
Project Manager

Exceeded our Expectations!

I know most people don’t care to read lengthy reviews, so I’ll sum up the experience in a sentence or two, and then you can read on if you’d care to get a bigger picture. Jonah (who was very communicative throughout the entire job) was on-time for all our meetings, came in on budget from the initial quote, and completed the job in the time frame promised – we really couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

We had a couple of vinyl windows that had begun to warp and would no longer lock etc., so we contacted Jonah to get a quote to replace all four windows on the south side of the house. Jonah arrived right on time for our initial meeting, and took time to explain why the warping had happened (lower end builder grade windows) and what he’d recommend as a remedy for the issue. He was upbeat and clearly knowledgeable about what needed to be done, so In the end we wound up having Jonah quote us to replace all of the windows. There was no pressure on his part to do so, but we knew they’d all need to be done within the next few years, as we quickly realized during our first summer the original windows were far from energy efficient. Jonah said we’d have the quote by the end of the week, and by Thursday we had an email with a link to the quote. I have to say this was a great way of having an electronic record of the quote, and you can communicate back and forth easily about updates etc. The quote itself was very fair (from a labor perspective), and he’d given us an allowance based on each window size. We decided to move forward and per Jonah’s instruction we contacted his rep at Buck Lumber to setup an appointment to choose the actual windows (as a side note, I’d recommend Buck as well – great selection, knowledgeable staff, and delivery was exactly when they promised.)

Jonah made it a point to be there when the Buck Lumber rep came to do the final measurements (which I thought was a great idea to avoid any miscommunication, as these were all special order windows.) A couple of weeks later Jonah circled back to say the windows were in, so we made arrangements for them to be delivered and schedule out the install. Jonah scheduled the install for within a week of the windows being delivered, and had them all installed within a couple of days. There were a couple of small curve balls once the original windows were removed, but Jonah and his crew handled the (framing) issues easily and at a very nominal charge – which was mostly for materials. They also did a great job with patching and painting the frames, and cleaned up as they went along. Our final bill came in right on budget and we couldn’t be happier with the overall experience. Highly recommended.

Bryan Bredeson

Great Work, Quick Turnaround, Fair Price

These guys took my call immediately, gave me a bid in one day, had my bathroom floor repaired 2 days later. Great work done quickly for a fair price … you don’t see that too often.

George Brewington

Friendly, Personable and Knowledgable

Canter Construction is fantastic! Jonah, the owner, is friendly, personable, and knowledgable; taking time with his clients. Peter, a master craftsmen, is amazing at his woodwork. He designed and built our breakfast nook! It is beautiful and the detail is what I envisioned. I will call on them for any future home improvement needs from small to large scale. Thanks guys!

Kristin Goss

Dependable, Trustworthy and Prompt

We have used Canter Construction several times for home repairs. Simply put, Canter Construction is: Dependable. Knowledgeable. Trustworthy. Quality Work. Personable. Prompt. Canter Construction came to the rescue when we had problems with other contractors.

Nick Mahon


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Charleston, SC 29412

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