Kenswood – a West Florence neo-traditional neighborhood

    Located just off Hoffmeyer Road and only minutes from Five Points and Magnolia Mall, Kenswood is West Florence’s newest neighborhood and is located across the street from the brand new Lucy T. Davis Elementary School and the soon to be completed Moore Intermediate School.  Kenswood will be limited to just a few carefully selected builders who are working closely with the developer to create what will soon become one of Florence’s most desirable places to live. There will be 45 architecturally interesting housing designs with homes close to the street and lots of porches. Construction will be completed using traditional materials and colors and great care will be taken to create a sense of community that will be unmatched in the Florence area.

    Meet the Builders:
    Teddy Dowling
    Ken Dowling

    Wick Jackson
    , a Florentine, has been involved in the building and remodeling business in the Florence area as well in international mission work for over thirty years. His company, Black Mountain Development Group, offers a full range of custom design and renovation services. Wick and Cindy, his wife, have four daughters and one son-in-law and live in Florence, South Carolina. You can check out some of his work on the internet at…

    Steve  Hayhoe – Hayhoe Design & Construction

     With his creativity, eye for design, and high standard for craftsmanship, Canadian born Steve Hayhoe is a bright up and comer in the Pee Dee custom home building community. With a strong desire to learn and mature in the construction industry, Steve has spent time working his way through a variety of trades including roofing, fencing, exhibit construction and installation, commercial millwork and cabinetry, flooring, plumbing, trim carpentry and framing. While living in Canada, he trained as a high end custom cabinetmaker, giving him a unique angle in the building community. Steve’s dedication to excellence paired with his love for people make him an excellent choice as a builder. Check out Steve’s work at Hayhoe Design & Construction.

    The first home Steve plans to build in Kenswood is the
    Meadowbank plan which is shown below.


    Chris Taylor, owner of Taylor Construction of the Carolinas, has 21 years experience in construction.  He is a graduate of the Citadel, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Active in the community, he serves in leadership roles with the Pee Dee Home Builders Association, Pee Dee Coalition and the Leadership Florence Alumni Group.  Taylor is also active in his church, Central United Methodist.  He is married to Rebecca Pietila Taylor and they have two children.

    Derrick head shot

    Derrick Owens – A native of Dallas, Texas, Derrick has called South Carolina home for 30 years and has been involved in the building industry almost as long – fulfilling the roles of designer, project superintendent and builder/developer. In addition to being a collaborator on significant civil design projects around the state, Derrick is a well versed residential designer with a keen mind’s eye and a passion for precision craftsmanship and the timeless way. He is a partner in Ebenezer Development Group and Kairos Properties who have developed The Reserve at Ebenezer, Smythe Place Townhomes and The Cottages at Smythe Place, respectively. Derrick holds an Unlimited General Commercial Contractor license in the state of South Carolina as well as a Residential Builders license and proudly serves as a commissioner on the City of Florence Planning Commission. With broad exposure to the building arts, Derrick is LEED Accredited and a certified Earthcraft Builder. You may learn more about Owens Design & Construction at

    Carpenter plan

    Construction Site


    For more information about Kenswood contact Ken Jackson at RE/MAX Professionals.  Additional plans and prices coming soon! You can call or text Ken at 843-260-6111 or email him at