about us

Meadors strives for a better way to approach design projects.  It is a drive that evolved into a unique collaboration between architects, artisans, conservators, building material specialists, and craftsmen.  We are a series of in-house workshops made up of diverse team members that come from different perspectives and trades within the design and construction fields.  When combined, these workshops cultivate the highest standards in architecture, construction, and preservation.

We are committed to advancing the building and design professions.  Using traditional techniques aided by the latest technologies, our collaborative team members are able to create sustainable and beautiful structures.  

We are always excited about the opportunities and challenges presented in each project, and approach each project with great creativity and insight.  The synergy of our in-house disciplines is at the core of our design process.  This collaboration enhances our design, preservation planning, conservation, and construction services because of the extensive amount of expertise we have in-house. 


james c. meadors, owner

A native South Carolinian, James Meadors founded Meadors in 1984 to focus on the conservation and restoration of historic structures.  He brings a unique insight to the building industry with over 30 years experience in construction and preservation.  Throughout his career, James has surrounded himself with artisans, designers, and conservators to learn the construction trade, system by system, from artisans trained in traditional craft.  He has developed a keen eye for detail, craft, and quality assurance.  James is involved in each workshop, and it is through his vision that the company has evolved to what it is today. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College and is a licensed SC General Contractor.   Contact:  jamescmeadors@aol.com


recognition

 

2017 GOVERNOR'S AWARD
JAMES C. MEADORS

Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Lifetime Dedication to Historic Preservation
 

2015 HONOR AWARD
McLEOD PLANTATION HISTORIC SITE

Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Exemplary Historic Preservation Project

 

2014 HONOR AWARD
RESTORATION OF 24 WATER STREET
Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Exemplary Historic Preservation Project
 

2012 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD--PRO MERITO
RESTORATION OF McLEOD PLANTATION

The Preservation Society
 

2012 HONOR AWARD
93 & 97 BROAD STREET

Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
Exemplary Historic Preservation Project
 

2012 GENE OTT COMMUNITY PRIDE AWARD
Charleston County for Outstanding Businessperson
Environmental Stewardship and/or Architectural Restoration
 

2011 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 93 BROAD STREET

The Preservation Society
 

2010 HISTORIC CHARLESTON'S
THE ROBERT N.S. AND PATTY FOOS WHITELAW FOUNDERS AWARD
93 & 97 BROAD STREET

Distinguished Achievement in Historic Preservation in Charleston
 

2010 AIA SC CHAPTER MERIT AWARD
RESTORATION OF 97 BROAD STREET
AIA SC Chapter
 

2010 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 97 BROAD STREET
The Preservation Society
 

2010 LEADERSHIP IN GREEN BUILDING/PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD
JAMES C. MEADORS

SC Chapter of US Green Building Council


2010 STEWARDSHIP AWARD
JAMES C. MEADORS

City of Charleston


2010 STEWARDSHIP AWARD
TERRY BELL-ABY
City of Charleston


2009 COMMUNITY PRIDE CAPTAIN'S AWARD
JAMES C. MEADORS

Charleston County for Outstanding Management of Natural Resources


2009 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 18 LAMBOLL STREET

The Preservation Society


2001 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 46 WARREN STREET

The Preservation Society


1994 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF MAGNOLIA CEMETERY

The Preservation Society
 

1991 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 137 CHURCH STREET
The Preservation Society


1991 CAROLOPOLIS AWARD
RESTORATION OF 137-139 CHURCH STREET

The Preservation Society