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 currently serves on the Holy Trinity Episcopal School Building Committee and is a volunteer baseball coach in the local PALS program.  Lance enjoys hunting, fishing, golf 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, is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort and is a director on the Habersham Townhome Association. Brad enjoys boating, golfing, tennis, snow skiing and travelling with his family when time avails.

Paul V. Coffman, Jr.

Paul joined GOODING CONTRACTORS, INC. in the spring of 2016. His primary responsibilities are directing the marketing and sales of existing properties, and research of new opportunities.

After attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort,  he served in the U.S. Navy for six years. Paul graduated from the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, Submarine School and Diving School.

Paul became licensed as a Real Estate Broker  in the early seventies while employed by the Hilton Head resort developer – Sea Pines Company.  Through his experiences there he became acquainted with builders, developers, and entrepreneurs from various parts of the country. Their invitations for him to travel and assist with their businesses and projects were the foundation for starting his own Real Estate and Consulting Company.

Paul retired his businesses in 2009.  He is now focused  on  “renewing” the growth of  his hometown - Beaufort.

He is currently a member of the Beaufort Rotary Club and First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. He has two adult children and two grandchildren. He is married to Beaufort Author, Stephanie Austin Edwards.

Our Field Crew


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