About Us

We are very proud to introduce you to our talented team! We have gradually added to our team to ensure a staff that is fully competent and committed to providing a premier product that goes above and beyond our Clients’ expectations.

Brandon Edwards, Partner – Operations


Brandon began his career in the construction industry in 2001.  He is proud graduate of Clemson University’s School of Architecture and holds both his residential builder’s license and his general contractor’s license.  After working with a local architect for four years, Brandon qualified for his Residential Builder’s License and began his career in project management for various residential and commercial projects. He has since obtained his Commercial General Contractors license. Brandon is an active participant in the local office of the National Home Builders Association and he currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors.

Brandon’s primary role at Element is project oversight from commencement to completion. This includes; preparing bid packages and budgets for new projects, overseeing the purchasing of all materials and labor, ensuring the field and operations teams have all the necessary information, and maintaining strict quality control standards to build a premium custom product.

Andrea Eldred, Partner – Business Development


Andrea began learning the skill of construction management in 2011 while working for her family’s company. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting in 2001. After visiting family in Hilton Head, Andrea made the move from New Jersey to Bluffton in 2006. Prior to working with Element, she worked at one of the most exclusive gated communities in Hilton Head as assistant controller.

Andrea manages the budgetary and business responsibilities at Element including Sales & Marketing, Client Outreach, Project Finances, Human Resources and internal accounting.

Andrea is the Founding Chairperson of the local Professional Women in Building council. The local council is chartered by the National Association of Home Builders. She also serves on the Board for the Hilton Head Area Homebuilder’s Association.

OPERATIONS – Project Managers

Your Project Manager is responsible for the day to day progress of your home’s construction.  He oversees all the subcontractors and vendors on the jobsite.  Along with regular communication with the Homeowner, your Project Manager will meet weekly with Brandon to review the job progress and upcoming scheduling.  He ensures all specifications are followed and enforces strict quality control during all aspects of construction.

Chris Shackelford, Project Manager

Chris is a native of South Carolina. He began his construction career as a framer specializing in high-end custom work in the upstate. Chris’ experiences have led him through every aspect of project management and client relationships. Now that he and his family have relocated to the Lowcountry; Chris enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with our team and homeowners alike.

Kelly Walsh, Project Manager

Kelly is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a Degree in historic preservation and has worked in the local luxury homebuilding industry for the past 18 years. Kelly has a background in Estimating, Project Management and Continued home services . Kelly loves all aspects of the construction industry and working in it with her clients and fellow team members.

Eric Cameron, Project Manager

Eric grew up working for the family business of homebuilding.  Since moving to Bluffton over 15 years ago, Eric worked for a flooring sales and installation company.  He joined the Element team in 2011 and has served as a crucial operations team member in the field.


Kyia Cook, Operations Coordinator

Kyia is a native of California but has lived in the Lowcountry for over ten years.

Kyia is the primary liaison between the Homeowner and the field team. Each Friday, she prepares a Weekly Status Report for each project along with the Project Manager to monitor the progress of construction along with upcoming milestones. These reports are then to the sent to the Homeowner and team members to keep everyone informed of the job progress and action items which need attention. Kyia also manages the day-to-day operations of our office.

Beth Dailey, Accounting Manager

Beth began her career in construction accounting over 15 years ago after receiving her degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting in the mid-1990s. She moved from New Jersey to the Lowcountry in 2016.

Beth handles our purchase orders, vendor payments and account reconciliations. She also assists to ensure our office runs efficiently.