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The annual Charleston Home + Design Show takes over the Gaillard Center this weekend.

The high-end custom home show offers several free seminars and lectures by leading architects, interior designers and custom builders.

Local builder Mark Regalbuto of Renew Urban Charleston and architect Bill Huey of Bill Huey + Associates will be on hand Sunday afternoon to talk about their involvement in the Hasell Street project in downtown Charleston for the PBS series, "This Old House." The episode will premier in April.

The show, sponsored by Charleston Home + Design Magazine, features a VIP Home Show party 6-9 p.m. Friday, with food, music and drinks. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, if not sold out.

The show offers free admission before 5 p.m. Friday, with discounted $2 admission after 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The first 200 families after 2 p.m. on the weekend will receive a free Tervis Tumbler and a free Sweetgrass Key Ring.

Participants will also have a chance to win one of five $2,000 home improvement packages from local vendors.

The show runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $7 before 2 p.m. during the weekend.

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Building honor

An Orangeburg building company with several projects in the Charleston region recently nailed down a top honor from its peers.

CF Evans Construction was named Multifamily Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders during the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.

The award recognizes builders and general contractors that construct high-quality multifamily developments. It's based on the quality of work, company reputation and a history of completing projects on time and on or under budget.

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“It’s a real blessing to work for a third-generation, family-owned company that gives us the opportunity to go to work every day with our partners: developers, architects, engineers, and subcontractors,” said John Barr, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Giving back

Charleston-based builder Crescent Homes donated $62,500 to 15 Charleston-area nonprofits in 2017 after launching its GIVE program last April. For every home sold, the company donates $250 to a local charity. Five new organizations are selected each quarter in the region. Buyers decide which cause will receive a donation in their honor.

The company also named its first-quarter recipients for the new year. They include Pet HelpersOperation HomeDarkness to LightCharleston Miracle League and One80 Place.

The program recently expanded to Nashville and will be launched in Greenville later this year.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524. Follow him on Twitter @warrenlancewise.