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We are committed to finding the balance between "architectural opportunity" and "proven construct-ability" in search of the value found between budget and project aspirations. Every project has different functional needs, aesthetic goals, and budgets. Successful projects balance these competing priorities, bringing the most “value” to you. This critical balancing act is only achieved with a "builder’s conscience" during design, and an "architect’s vision" during construction. At ARCON, this is our strength. We always achieve this balance. Why? Because we have both disciplines working in one firm.


Ron is an extremely genuine and helpful architect and builder. He speaks to his potential clients and non-potential clients with a sincere willingness to be as informative and helpful as possible. If Ron can build for you, you're in good hands!Read More

Ron and Ike have designed and built two homes for us on Lake Keowee. You will not find a more attentive and creative design/build firm. Ron has a great talent for planning a home based on your ideas, fitting it perfectly on the lot and then designing an exterior that is an instant classic. His designs are truly timeless.Read More

After looking at probably 30+ houses on Lake Keowee, we decided to purchase a lot and build, and after talking to multiple builders, we decided to go with Arcon – and have been extremely satisfied and happy with them. We hadn’t built a house in 30 years, so we were a little apprehensive about the experience – but Arcon made it as stress-free as possible for us. Arcon has been great to work with because with them you have both the architect and builder combined into one entity. Ron is an extremely talented architect and was able to position and design the house with the best view possible on the lot and accommodate a number of changes we made to the house design – even as It was being built – making it truly custom. He is also very creative and helped us work through potential changes and how they would look. Ike, the site manager during the build, was always available to answer questions and even answer if what we wanted changed could be done. Ike is also very creative and helped us think through a number of choices we had to make as the house was being finished. They had great relationships with the subs/suppliers and worked directly with them to help take care of any questions or issues we had. Both Ron and Ike listen carefully and closely to what you want as their customer – then works with you to ensure you’re satisfied with the result. Even after the house was built, they were very responsive to the punch list and any other questions we had. Plus they were really a lot of fun to work with. We would highly recommend Arcon to build your house - so on a scale of 1 to 10, we’d give them an 11!Read More

I had the privilege of working with Ron personally to produce professional images of his work. Arcon homes have such a signature style they really stand out. I love the use of rock and exposed beams in the interiors , so many textures and angles in every scene. The outdoor living spaces keep the elegant theme but are practical too. Before I had the chance to work with Ron I was already a fan of how he was blending incredible pools and hot tubs into the home in such a unique way. Ron is loved by his clients and they just glow talking about their new homes.Read More

Prior to meeting with Ron Welch of ARCON Architects & Builders, we met with several other highly recommended builders in the area. We toured some of their homes and were impressed with their work. We were confident each of those we interviewed could skillfully build whatever we asked, yet we felt as if something was missing. We desired some back and forth; a creative process of sorts. We needed someone who would do more than build the plan, someone who could help with the evolution of our ideas. When we finally met Ron we toured a home he had designed and built. We realized that Ron Welch was exactly the person we were looking for. It was at that point that we began to understand the value of an outstanding architect who is also a skilled builder. Ron understood our needs, and creatively designed a home that was magically sited on our lot. We are convinced that his vast knowledge of both architecture and construction saved us from making costly errors in design, placement, materials and product selection. Throughout the project Ron worked with his team to incorporate creative custom touches while at the same time he was always mindful of costs. Ron was passionate and personally invested in every last detail of the design and build of our home. His creativity, attention to detail, organization and integrity are beyond amazing. We've heard it said that there is no perfect house, but Ron designed and built the perfect house for us. We would enthusiastically recommend Ron and his outstanding ARCON team.Read More