The first Hagood Home rests among the moss covered oaks and towering pine trees of Barnwell, South Carolina. Built in 1841, it is still a living, breathing home filled with the spirit of inspiration. Jim Kenny’s great grandfather, Johnson Hagood, was the man responsible for the construction of the first Hagood Home. Jim and Troy Kenny continued the Hagood legacy by creating Hagood Homes, Inc. in 1996. Over the years, Jim instilled his love of quality craftsmanship in every Hagood Home, while Troy ensured that every Hagood design was a true original. The combination of inspiration, heart, and hard work over the next 25 years proved successful for Jim and Troy Kenny as they built a solid reputation for quality products and award-winning designs.

In 2021, Jim and Troy passed the baton to Patrick Kennedy, a colleague and friend who they trust to carry on their mission and beliefs. Patrick started with Hagood Homes in 2014, answering phones before putting his accounting degree to work as the company’s controller. He later earned his builder’s license, making him the natural choice to become Hagood Homes’ new owner.

Today, Jim and Troy remain active as advisors to the company, and Troy continues to serve as our home designer and inspiration. They both work alongside Patrick to maintain Hagood’s solid reputation and to guide the Hagood team to another 25 years of success.

Our History


Hagood Homes is founded


Jim Kenny serves as President of the Home Builder Association


Jim Kenny is one of four builders to serve on the NC Code Council


Jim & Troy Kenny establish the non-profit organization Hagood Hope for Children


Troy Kenny collaborates with John Croom and Design House is founded


Hagood Homes begins building in St. James Plantation


Hagood Homes begins building in Compass Pointe


Jim & Troy Kenny are recognized as the recipients of the Cathy Clark Award


Hagood Homes expands to offer services in Hilton Head, SC


Ground breaks for Hagood Homes’ neighborhood, Catherine’s Cove


Jim & Troy Kenny are inducted into the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builder’s Hall of Fame


Hagood Homes RiverSea Plantation Builder

Hagood Homes begins building in RiverSea Plantation


Hagood Homes celebrates their 25th Anniversary


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