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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Alluring Alterations The Parkers called upon Priester’s Custom Contracting and Crosby Creations Home Designs to remodel their downtown dwelling when it came time to move in after their son graduated from The Citadel.


arb and Dave Parker knew that once their son finished his graduate program at The Citadel it would be time to move to Charleston into the downtown house they purchased for him to live in until they retired. Once they had permanently taken up residence, they had a very clear idea of the changes that needed to be made to turn it into a suited to their lifestyle. It didn’t take long for the Parkers to give Priester’s Custom Contracting a ring. Barb and Dave had worked with Tommy Priester on a previous project for the same home and their experience was be-

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yond compare. “We met Tommy at the Charleston Home + Design show a few years back,” describes Dave. “Everything about how he greeted us, how he asked us about the structure we needed, and how he recommended Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs was exactly what we were looking for in a contractor.” Five years later, after Tommy and Jodi had helped the Parkers build a detached garage, Barb and Dave brought the team back together for the full renovation of their abode. “Barb came to me with the request for an open floor plan, a redesigned kitchen, and an added guest bathroom on the first floor,” explains Jodi.

Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs, Dave and Barb Parker, and Tommy Priester of Priester’s Custom Contracting.

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