Meet the Salt Marsh Contracting Team
CO-FOUNDER & LEAD CONTRACTOR
Blake grew up in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and graduated from Wando High School in 2004. He attended the University of Alabama and graduated from the business school with Honors in 2008. Blake’s post-graduate experience includes technical commercial/residential surveying and semi-custom/custom home building. When he is not working, Blake enjoys hunting, fishing, and hanging out with his new wife.
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Pate grew up in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (about two houses down from Blake) and graduated from Wando High School in 2005. He attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship in 2009. While in college, Pate formed the company, College Contractor, a handyman service for college students. He has always had a passion for construction and that has carried over post-graduation. Pate has worked in project management for large commercial contractors where his responsibilities included writing/managing contracts, scheduling, and pre-construction activities. When Pate is not working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, surfing, and traveling.
PROJECT MANAGER & PARTNER
Corey Frazier grew up in Lexington, KY and has always had a passion for construction – especially fine carpentry skills. Corey grew up working for his father’s plumbing company before leaving for college, where he and Pate met at the College of Charleston. Corey graduated with a Bachelors Degree in business and went to work in the commercial contracting field as a Project Manager, until joining Pate and Blake in 2016. Since joining the Salt Marsh Contracting team, Corey has received his residential plumbing license, which Salt Marsh Contracting will be offering as a service very soon. Corey is also the lead carpenter, problem solver, and father to his newborn baby Jack! We are happy to have Corey and he is a vital part of our team!
John Harden Isaac
John Harden was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, SC where he went to Wando high school with Pate and Blake. John Harden attended Francis Marion University and worked for a local electrical company as their lead man for more than 5 years. John Harden joined the team early on in 2015 and has been with us ever since. John Harden performs mostly electrical work for our company but has the ability to handle anything else that comes his way in the field. We are lucky to have such a hard working individual on our team and the ability to self-perform electrical work keeps us on schedule! When John Harden is not working you can find him surfing, hunting, and hanging out with his wife Courtney and their baby McCaffrey.
CARPENTER & PROJECT MANAGER
Chris Berry is from Mt. Pleasant, SC and attended Wando with Pate, Blake, and John Harden. Chris graduated from Clemson University in 2010 and keeps reminding the team of his recent National Championship win. Chris has years of experience in fine carpentry and is capable of the many custom projects that are thrown his way. When Chris is not working he can be found watching Clemson, hanging out with his girlfriend in Maine, or traveling the world. We are lucky to have such a skilled carpenter on our team!