About Gooding Contractors, Inc.


Gooding Contractors, Inc. has been providing custom, quality construction services to Beaufort, SC and the surrounding Lowcountry communities since 1970. Co-owners Lance Gooding and Brad Bowden both come from backgrounds in family owned and operated General Contracting firms and both bring generations of instilled ethical business values along with personal involvement to the construction process. Through those years of experience, Gooding Contractors has the knowledge, organization, qualified staff and competitive pricing that customers are seeking in today’s construction market. Our construction services include custom single family homes, renovations, additions, new residential developments, multi-family housing units, as well as, light commercial, industrial and military projects.


Gooding Contractors' key to success is their relationships and communication with clients, architects, engineers, and subcontractors.These relationships develop and evoke trust and confidence within the construction team and lead into an innovative project management approach. Gooding Contractors’ high standards, quality workmanship, and comprehensive project management are the foundation of our business practices and ultimately our client’s satisfaction in the final product.


Our Team

Lance R. Gooding

Lance Gooding has spent over 25 years with Gooding Contractors, Inc and served as President since 2007. Lance was born and raised in Hampton, SC and had his life experiences throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry. He is a 1993 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Construction Science & Management. Lance joined his family owned and operated construction business after college. Gooding Contractors, Inc. and the Gooding Family have been serving the Lowcountry's commercial and residential building needs for over 45 years. Lance is married to Mandy and has two children, Rich and Barnes.  He and his family recently relocated to the Beaufort area. Lance serves on the Holy Trinity Classical Christian School building committee, the Parish Church of St. Helena building committee and is a volunteer baseball coach at Holy Trinity. He attends the Parish Chuch of St. Helena.  Lance enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family in his spare time.

Brad R. Bowden

Brad Bowden joined Gooding Contractors, Inc. in 2003 and serves as the Vice President. After graduating from Clemson University in 1993 with a degree in Construction Science & Management and working for over a decade in the construction industry near Atlanta, Georgia, Brad along with his wife, AnnMarie, and children, Claire and Charlie, relocated to Beaufort, SC and the “Southern Living Inspired Community” of Habersham. Before moving to Beaufort, Brad was the Vice President of his family owned and operated commercial general contracting firm specializing in church & institutional construction.  After moving to Beaufort, Brad served on the Beaufort County N. Corridor Review Board for over seven years, has been a basketball coach at Riverview Charter School, he has served as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort and he has served as a director on the Habersham Townhome Association. Brad enjoys boating, golfing, tennis, snow skiing and traveling with his family when time avails.

Kevin Lewis

Kevin joined Gooding Contractors in 2018. He spent 15 years working multiple trades building homes in the Beaufort area. The last 5 years have been spent managing residential and commercial projects throughout the Lowcountry. Kevin's last project was a 14-acre commercial redevelopment project on Hilton Head Island that included four box stores, two retail buildings, and all new utilities and site work. At Gooding Contractors, he is supervising field crews and assisting the office in keeping the projects on time and within budget. Kevin is originally from New Jersey, spent four years in the Marine Corps and moved to Beaufort in 1999. His wife Erin is an art teacher for the Riverview Charter School and he has 3 children, Alyssa, Keegan, and Adler. He enjoys coaching soccer, days on the beach, practicing yoga and exploring the Spanish Moss Trail on bicycles with his family.

Our Field Crew


Donald "Donnie" Mosley and Don Rivers have 50 years combined experience with Gooding Contractors.