We Build Living Experiences That Last A Lifetime

We got our start right here in the Upstate of South Carolina. As this coveted region—in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains—has grown and evolved, we have sought to work with thoughtfully developed resort communities that preserve and safeguard the beauty and natural wonders that are so cherished by families. We formed in 2000, in Greenville, with a focus on conceiving and constructing high-end residential amenities. Over the years, we have expanded beyond amenities and structural facilities, to become a trusted builder of master-planned neighborhoods with luxury home plans, as well.

We Manage The Building Process

Pyramid Construction takes the pain out of the process. We manage the contractors, spec the materials, and oversee the build at every stage, seamlessly and efficiently. At Pyramid, we put all the pieces of the puzzle together so that they work for you, not against you.

A History Of Excellence At Lake Keowee

We were fortunate to begin our career with one of the premier lake and golf communities in the country: The Reserve at Lake Keowee. Since our initial success developing the Guest House Cottages, Pyramid has embarked on an unprecedented level of new development within The Reserve at Lake Keowee—developing Phase I and II of Village Point, the Laurel Pond neighborhood, High Grove, and both the Pool Pavilion Complex and Tennis & Fitness facility. Through each step of this partnership we have sought to preserve the unique vision and legacy that the Reserve promises homeowners and families.

Pyramid’s sister company, Sexton Griffith Custom Builders located near Greenville, S.C., has more than two decades of custom home building experience and is a member of The Reserve’s Showcase Builder Program.


Pyramid Construction has successfully developed elegant mountain neighborhoods, with homes ranging from the low 400s to high 800s.


We have a long history of creating high-end, recreational amenities for select neighborhoods and resort communities throughout the Carolina mountains.


Pyramid is adept at adding flair and style to retail establishments that seek to elevate and enhance the customer experience.


We approach workplace and office projects as an opportunity to create a dynamic, pleasing environments for workers and customers.


Karl Knauff


Knauff became a full partner in PCI in August, 2008 and was named President later that year. Since that point in time PCI has experienced significant growth and expanded market presence as has our sister company, SGCB, LLC.

Over the 11 years prior to joining PCI, Karl was VP of Business Development with a privately held firm, RMI, in Atlanta, Georgia. Through his leadership RMI grew seven fold and became the most successful software as a service (SaaS) business in the North American Rail Industry. RMI was acquired in May, 2007, by the Carlyle Group, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining RMI, Knauff was with IBM for 23 years attaining ever increasing management positions responsible for managing large geographic regions and the technical & sales teams focused on some of IBM’s largest customers, with specific focus on the worldwide rail industry in the latter part of his tenure before retiring in 1997.

As PCI’s president, Karl has provided business direction, focus and structure, as well as significant revenue growth for both PCI and our sister company, SGCB, LLC. His mission is to continue to expand the growth and presence of both companies in South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Knauff has been married to his wife Terry 44 years and they have three children and six grandchildren. Knauff is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Business Administration.

Jacque W. Griffith

Director of Sales & Marketing

Jacque Griffith is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Sexton Griffith Custom Builders, LLC and Pyramid Construction, Inc. Her primary responsibilities will be sales in their custom communities at The Reserve at Lake Keowee: Village Point, Laurel Pond and High Grove. Additionally, she will bring more focus and attention to all of their other marketing efforts.

Jacque brings a wealth of sales experience to the two companies. In addition to a very successful career in contract office furniture sales, she started and operated her own sales and marketing company in the kitchen and bath industry. IKB Sales & Marketing, Inc. was established in 2004 covering the three states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In March of 2013, Jacque sold her business which enabled her to pursue other business opportunities and to spend more time at home with her family.

Jacque and her husband, Barry, live in the Upstate. Together, they enjoy traveling and most outdoor activities.

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Address: 123 Kiowa Lane
Piedmont, SC 29673

Phone: 864.269.9255

Fax: 864.295.8936

Email: info@pciupstate.com


Neal Prince, nealprincestudio.com
Mill Creek, millcreekinfo.com
Fowler Interiors, fowlerinteriors.com
LS3P Associates Ltd., www.ls3p.com
Wright Design, www.wrightdesignllc.com
The Reserve at Lake Keowee, reserveatlakekeowee.com
Anthemion Architecture, LLC, www.AnthemionArchitecture.com
Tindall Architecture Workshop, www.tindallarch.com
Forest Kitchen Design Studio, www.forestkitchendesign.com
Frazor Quality Woodworks, Inc., www.frazorqw.com

Our sister company, Sexton Griffith Custom Builders, offers discerning clients the unique combination of superior quality and excellent value. Learn more at www.sextongriffith.com.

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