The New Leaf Story

Established in 2010, New Leaf Builders represents the partnership of Grant Zinkon and Adam Baslow. Our team has steadily grown as we add to our talents and enthusiasm.

Making Memories

New Leaf knows the importance of a handshake and values our reputation for quality construction within our community. We take a hands-on approach to each project, completing them with thoroughness while employing environmentally responsible building techniques. From the moment the foundation is poured to the time the keys are handed over to the new owner, New Leaf is active, present, and attentive.

Staying at the forefront of the new construction industry requires superb building materials from sound sources. It requires an understanding of homebuilding trends as well as an innovative approach to reading where the market is heading next. The Carolinas have always been a source of inspiration and the coast continues to serve as a tastemaker. The abundance of rich material sources and expertise in our area enables us to stay dynamic. New Leaf works with an expansive list of local talent that is hand-selected for your particular home’s needs.



The New Leaf Story

Awards and Accolades

Our long list of distinguished, satisfied clients speaks for itself – they can all attest to our superior building and project management expertise. Below is a selection of our most notable awards and accolades over the years.


  • 2023 – Wilmington 37th Annual Parade of Homes

    Detached $520,000 – $540,000 Category
    Gold: Haywood Model Home

  • 2023 – Wilmington 37th Annual Parade of Homes

    Detached $735,000 – $760,000
    Silver: Gates Model Home

  • 2021 – Newland Placemaking Award

    For Homes Built in Nexton

The PRISM Awards

  • 2022 – Model Home – $800 – 899k Category

    The Aneto D in Midtown Nexton

  • 2022 – Single Family Home – $600 – 699k Category

    The Roxy plan at Sovereign Still

  • 2022 – Custom Home – 1 – 1.5 Million Category

    Custom home at Bohicket Oaks

  • 2013 – Best New Community

    Fox Hollow Community

  • 2013 – Best Renovation (under $150k)

  • 2013 – Best Custom Home (under $500k)


  • 2023 – Best Home Builder Award

    City Paper Best Of Charleston

  • 2013 – Certified Wildlife Habitat

    Fox Hollow + Tupelo Bend by the National Wildlife Federation

  • 2014 – Gene Ott Award

    Earth Day Involement at Murray Lasaine Elementary School on James Island