Lee Builders began building custom and model homes in Savannah Lakes Village in 1997 in an effort to become an integral part of SLV. Out team comprises of professionals in specific fields who have pride and stand behind our work.

Lee Builders guides our clients through every phase of planning, designing and building.
Your satisfaction is the foundation upon which we build.


Clay Antonakos, CEO, has been a part of Lee Builders, Inc since graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1997, with his Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Management. He became a partner in the company just 7 years later. As of today, he is the sole owner of the company, and has grown the company beyond the residential market. Originally, from Augusta Georgia, he has resided in Lincolnton for the last 17+ years.

When he is not overseeing the many job sites, he loves spending time with his family. He and his wife have three children, Jack Ross 12, Sims Hollin 8, and Lollie Elizabeth 6, and have been married for 15 years. He is an active member of Lincolnton United Methodist Church where he served many years as Chairman of the Trustees. He has also served as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Board for the City of Lincolnton for 8 years. He has helped coach all of his children’s sports teams and is currently helping start the Pop Warner League in Lincolnton, Georgia.

Beth Antonakos, Clay’s wife, joined the company in 2007 as Office Manager/Account Director. Before doing so, she served as Finance Director for Lincoln County Government for six years. When she’s not in the office, she is usually found carpooling the couple’s three children to all of their extracurricular activities. She has served as President on the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Lincoln County Elementary School PTO, and is currently Treasurer for the Lincoln County Pop Warner Association. Beside her husband, Beth is an active member of their church.

The couple are currently making plans to build their final home on a 55 acre farm in Lincolnton, Ga.

Clay and Beth have been referred to as the “Chip and Joanna of the Southeast” by many who have worked with this husband/wife team.



Carrie Phillips is our Sales/Marketing Manager, and is a vital part of our family. Originally from Michigan, Carrie was recruited by Lee Builders, Inc. over 13 years ago. Deciding to build a home is very exciting, and at times a bit stressful. Carrie works closely with each client, and her ability to break down the daunting task of designing a home into a series of manageable decisions is why homeowners consistently enjoy working with her…..from contract to keys!

She makes Savannah Lakes Village her home along side her parents, and is an active member at The Good Shepard Catholic Church of McCormick, SC. She has a beautiful daughter, Ashlie, a son-in-law, Mitch, and two precious granddaughters, Charlotte a.k.a. Charlie 7, and Shelbie who was born September 21, 2017. She is also an avid supporter of the Humane Society of McCormick South Carolina.

When not in the office, or gushing over her family, you can usually find Carrie with her beloved dog, Owen!



Floyd Marlow is our Construction Foreman for the Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick South Carolina, and Lincolnton Georgia areas, and has been with Lee Builders, Inc. for 19 years. With Floyd, what you see is what you get! Hardworking, Hands On, Dedicated, Passionate, & EXTREMELY Detail Oriented are probably some of the best adjectives to describe his work ethic. Before his Lee Builder days, he had his own framing company, so there is no aspect of residential construction he has not done personally. He works closely with every client, and oversees a team of sub-contractors daily, to provide a high quality home! All of our Lee Builders homeowners LOVE Floyd!

Floyd lives in Lincolnton Georgia on the banks of Clarks Hill Lake, and is married to Geni Hogan Marlow, who is a Biology teacher at Lincoln County High School. On June 2nd, 2016 Geni gave birth to the couple’s beautiful baby boy, Hogan. He has two other sons, Jackson and Dallas, that he loves dearly. He and Geni are active members of Lincolnton Baptist Church.

When not out on a job site, Floyd can usually be found working on his 200+ year old family farm, renovating his house, watching HGTV, or hanging out by a fire in his beautiful back yard.

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Suzann Collier is our front office receptionist/administrative assistant, and she  joined the Lee Builders family in 2013. She is usually the first person you speak with when you call, and the first person to greet you when you walk in the front door. Suzann, also works closely with our clients to build trust and strong, long-term relationships to ensure their satisfaction.

Suzann lives in Lincolnton Georgia with her husband Andy. She has two children, Cassidy, 22 and Chandler, 18. She and her family are also active members of Lincolnton Baptist Church. When not in the office, you can find Suzann running up and down any trail or road. She will participate in her first half marathon in Charleston, SC, January 2018!