Meet Our Team

Ben Kennedy of Brighton Builders

Ben Kennedy

President and Founder

It’s a passion of mine to be able to produce someone’s lifelong dream of their home, and bring that vision to life.

As the founder of Brighton Builders, I have been with this company since it’s start in July of 2011. Prior to founding Brighton, I worked as a framing foreman before college, a land development company for several years, and worked for a custom home contractor prior to starting my own business. I am originally fro Reidsville, GA but have been in Bluffton for 14 years. Some hobbies of mine include flying, riding cutting horses, boating and hunting. I love working for Brighton Builders because it’s a passion of mine to give back and produce someone’s visions and bring that vision to life

Brittany Kennedy of Brighton Builders

Brittany Kennedy

Interior Designer

Since 2013, I have enjoyed working as the Interior Designer at Brighton Builders. Prior to working for Brighton, I worked as a Designer and Senior Designer for Touchstone Homes in Suwanee, GA for 3 years, and worked as a Designer and Senior Designer for a custom home builder in Bluffton, SC for 4 years. I have a degree in Interior Design, and also have experience in Retail Merchandising Management as a buyer. I am originally from Lawrenceville, GA but have resided in Bluffton since 2007. A few of my hobbies include chasing around my young twins, traveling and shopping. It is such a thrill to start designing a home when it is nothing but a concept and coordinate each and every detail until it comes to life. I love to see it all come together so beautifully and see our clients’ dream become a reality. I truly get to do what I love and meet wonderful people that become lifelong friends.

Gloria of Brighton Builders

Gloria Schley

Office Manager

Prior to my start at Brighton Builders in 2013, I worked in the residential home construction business for over 16 years! And prior to that, I worked as an Office Manager in my own masonry contractor business I specialize in office management, administration, accounts payable and accounts receivable. I was born in Lumberton, NC but I consider Beaufort my home. I have been in this area for 41 years. I enjoy going to Church, spending time with family and friends, cooking, completing puzzles and I love road trips. Residential construction is my passion. Ben is a wonderful person with great morals and family values. Most of all, he has a kind giving heart to the community.

Chris Montero of Brighton Builders

Chris Montero

Project Manager

As the newest member of the team, I have been working with Brighton Builders since 2015. Prior to this, I was a Concrete and Masonry Contractor, General Contractor for over 25 years in Southern California, a Project Manager in Preston/Hollow, Highland Park and Dallas, Texas. I specialize in concrete/masonry, construction management. I was born in Lima, Peru, I attended high school and college in Southern California, and I lived in Texas for 8 years prior to relocating to Bluffton in 2014. I enjoy riding motorcycles, cooking and hunting. I really enjoy the projects, teamwork, getting to know the area and the subs and style of the construction here at Brighton Builders.