Focused on quality, focused on you

These two ideals serve as the foundation of KO Smith Co Design Build.

Kim Smith, owner and founder of our company is a 2nd generation home builder with a huge passion for design and quality.  

We are formerly known as Mark Hannula Construction, Designs by Kim Smith, where Kim held ownership for the last 7 years. Kim was Mark’s right hand lady and was a vital part of Mark’s team for almost 10 years before taking ownership and has always continued the same philosophy and ideas that have proven to be steadfast over time. KO Smith Co. is the same team, same talent, same quality just under a new name!  

We strive to offer our customers the absolute best, we build on the past with the future in mind. Our team offers interactive point to point contact with building superintendents, and full-service design services with virtual reality computer aided design experiences. Our houses are built for you and generations to come to make a home. We combine our experience, expertise and excellent customer service to make building a home with us on the Crystal Coast the most enjoyable!  

Mission Statement

KO Smith Co. Design/Build is a professional, quality centered, team focused, North Carolina Licensed General Contractor. We offer turn-key building services from site planning, design services through premier quality construction. We strive to offer each client a pleasant experience by leading with honesty and transparency, offering excellence in attentiveness and communication.

Core Values


We strive to offer excellence in all we do with close attention to every step of the construction process.


We offer a team of skilled designers and craftsman that ensure quality from beginning to end.


We strive to keep our clients up to date and well-informed by offering an outreach to excellent support services.


We operate with full transparency in process and protocol offering effective communication to help clients understand the many different aspects to our process.


We offer the best building materials, along with craftsmen who take immense pride in their work and provide an exceptional end product.