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Your commercial retail or office space built for your needs

Custom Homes

Quality homes built to your specifications


Traditional and Steel structures for worship or fellowship


Pre-Engineered Steel buildings save you time and money

Custom Homes

Quality homes built with your ideas and our know how


Schools, Office, and Recreational buildings

Latest News

What's New

Historical Renovation of the General Moseley House

Hawkins and Kolb recently completed a renovation of a historical home near downtown Sumter. Let us show you how we can make your project reality

Recent Awards

Lynches River Environmental Discovery Center

Hawkins & Kolb, partnering with Drakeford Architects, was awarded the prestigious Leeds Merit award for their outstanding work on the Lynches River Environmental Discovery Center

Area Churches

Grant Hill Baptist Church

Hawkins and Kolb is a leader in Design Build church construction in Sumter and the surrounding area. We will work with your building committee and will show you how our process can fulfill the needs of your congregation while saving you time and money.

About Us

Hawkins and Kolb

Hawkins and Kolb Construction Co., Inc. has been in operation for the past 35 years. It was formed in 1977 by P.T (Tommy) Hawkins and O. Mack Kolb. Tommy Hawkins was in construction for many years prior to this, acquiring his construction knowledge working with his father, John Hawkins who was a Sumter area home builder. Tommy was also the Commercial superintendent for 15 years at Boozer & Wharton construction prior to starting Hawkins & Kolb with Mack. Mack has a 39 year history in real estate in the area and is the Broker-in-charge of the real estate division, Century 21 - Hawkins & Kolb. Christopher (Chris) Hawkins joined the company in 1990, and assumed the role of president when his father Tommy retired in 1997. Hawkins and Kolb has grown since its' original creation as mainly a custom home builder into one of the premiere general contractors in the region with an impressive portfolio of projects, in both the commercial and residential areas. Including the awarding winning Lynches River recreational Center, Patriot Park Athletic complex, many area churches, and Hawkins and Kolb continues to be one of the area's most sought after builders of quality custom homes.


The Principles

Christopher (Chris) Hawkins - President

Chris learned the trade from his father, working for the company evenings and weekends while in high school, then again after graduating from Wingate University with a bachelor of Science/Business Administration. With over 25 years experience in the construction industry is uniquely qualified to lead this company. He has a reputation as a community citizen, as well as being considered very honest, and dependable, not only among his diverse customer base, but with everyone he meets. He is very dedicated and loyal to his employees, and has retained the best sub-contractors, master craftsmen, managers, and designers for many years. He is especially skilled in Design-Build techniques which provides the customer with a hassle free experience where they have more input, timely communications, and a quality crafted value engineered product at a dollar savings over more traditional methods.

O. Mack Kolb

Mack is the Broker In Charge of our real estate office, Century 21 Hawkins & Kolb. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a vast amount of experience in real estate development, investment, and real estate sales. Century 21 Hawkins & Kolb is one of Sumter's top firms. The firm has a residential division with 11 full time agents, a property management division, which handles over 500 properties and commercial sales and development which is handled by Mack Kolb. Mack provides assistance to many of Hawkins & Kolb's construction clients to help them find the perfect location for their anticipated project. His understanding of zoning and development compliments the construction company's ability to offer complete service to their clients.

Richard White

Richard is one of our estimators and projects managers having joined us after graduating from The Citadel in 2006. Prior to that, he worked part time while in high school and later attending college, learning all phases of construction management. He very hands on, working in the field as well as in the office.

Kay Simmons

Kay is our bookkeeper and office manager and has been employed with us for the past twenty-five years. Kay is our first point of contact and will make sure your call gets routed to the right person to help you. Her many years of experience enable her to assist our customers in all phases of the project.


As active members in the community and professional organizations, Hawkins and Kolb are members of:
Sumter Chamber of Commerce
Better Business Bureau
Sumter Home Builders Association
Clarendon County Home Builders Association
Chairman of Sumter County Appeals Committee
Sumter Board of Realtors
South Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board
North Carolina Contractor's Licensing Board


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