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Owner and President of Novella Homes, Steve Guaglianone, has over fifteen years experience in the custom luxury home building industry. As a fifth generation homebuilder, his extensive background in real estate development and innovative design techniques are what set him apart from his competitors.

Steve’s understanding of the home building process started at a very young age, as he worked for his father during summer breaks in high school and college. After graduating from college, he began working full time as a Project Manager on a subdivision of eighty homes in Northern Virginia. From there, he took over the customer service division, contracts, and subcontractor selection.

After mastering all aspects of the home building process, Steve decided to start another chapter for his family and for Novella Homes by making the move to Charleston, SC. He strives to not only build a flawless home, but to make sure it is done accurately and will last a lifetime. Steve currently has projects in sought after locations in Daniel Island and Kiawah Island. He prides himself on being a hands-on builder and loves to make selections and design a home plan to fit his customer’s needs and lifestyle.

Steve has made it a point to work with the best architects, designers, and tradesmen in the industry. He believes that if you surround yourself with the best, then you have no choice but to build to a level of excellence that is remembered. When he isn’t building, Steve enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Kristen, their adorable son and daughter, Camden and Lila, and their dog Bentley.




Vice President of Construction, Trae Redmond is a Charleston native with over fifteen years of construction experience in both the residential and commercial industries. He is a 3rd generational builder who spent countless hours learning and following in the footsteps of his father, a local industry veteran.

Trae received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Project Management from The Citadel. He also later earned his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. In addition, Trae is also a U.S. Army combat veteran and still serves in the SC Army National Guard.

Through his education and military service, Trae learned at an early age the value of integrity, honor and respect which he passionately instills in every aspect of the Novella Home construction process. His work experience includes Centex Homes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Trident Construction where he built hundreds of homes in the Low Country and served as the lead project manager for prestigious projects such as the Veteran’s Affairs PTSD clinic and the historical renovation and restoration of the Cigar Factory.

Trae’s leadership skills, attention to detail, and technical expertise allows Novella Homes to deliver superior results that have raised the bar on quality custom homes in the Charleston area. His level of personal involvement, effective communication and professionalism from conception to completion is simply unmatched. Trae is a dynamic builder that strives daily towards excellence, honesty, and fostering lasting relationships.

Due to his success in the construction industry and community involvement, Trae was presented the Forty Under 40 award by the Charleston Regional Business Journal in 2014. When not building beautiful custom homes, Trae enjoys spending time on the lake and coastal waters with his beautiful wife Jennifer, and children, Grady and Katherine. Trae also serves and volunteers at his local church, NewSpring, and loves coaching his kids’ sports teams.