SINCE 1989


GCA Contractors, Inc. and The Custom Woodshop, LLC are fully licensed and insured. We have been doing business in the Charleston area for over 20 years.

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GCA Contractors, Inc.


Let’s Talk

We would love to know what we can design for you.

Let’s Plan

When we talk we will discuss wood types,  design ideas, cost, and time to completion.

Let’s Go to Work

Once we have the idea of what you would like us to create, we will go to work crafting a beautiful piece of woodwork your family will treasure for a lifetime and beyond.

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The Custom Woodshop

The Custom Woodshop is a small company located in the Charleston area doing select and creative work. Attention to detail comes naturally and our love of woodworking is reflected in our products. Our doors are truly unique not only for their beauty, but also for their lasting performance and construction.

At The Custom Woodshop, it’s our mission to help provide customers with the best value in woodworking. Allow us your project and we will work from start to finish on your exterior replacement windows, doors or furniture that will take you years to build on your own. Whether that means making an entire window replacement of custom cabinetry for a fine dining establishment or rebuilding an old pair of French doors for someone looking for new life style options at their country home-whatever the case may be-our best one philosophy is helping make any vision possible through craftsmanship and quality.

Custom Home Framing

We work with structural engineers to solve any issues that may arise during construction of your home.

We strive to deliver the highest quality of craftsmanship on-time while maintaining a stringent safety policy. Our services are customized to meet the unique needs of our clients. We offer quality fine carpentry services, coupled with professionalism and focus on the customer.


About Us

Guy Ando started working in the construction industry in 1977. He is a third-generation woodworker. Guy worked his way up through various woodworking jobs in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts area to become a supervisor of a commercial construction company at an early age.

He was taught by some of the finest craftsmen in the industry.


GCA Contractors

In 1989, he relocated to the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina and opened GCA Contractors. Guy started with nothing more than his strong hands, a good truck, and his knowledge of the industry. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for being honest, hardworking,
and dependable, accepting nothing less than the highest quality craftsmanship possible.


What We Do

Custom Front Entryways

Custom wood front entryways are a beautiful way to welcome your guests. With styles to match your home, there is no better way to welcome the people you love.
Handcrafted front entrances offer you the opportunity to make a statement and design an entrance that is uniquely yours.

Historic window and door restoration

The team of craftsmen at the Custom Woodshop have been providing expert historic window and door restoration services for over 30 years. Whether you need modern, custom solutions to an existing woodworking project or a high quality reproduction piece, these professionals can help create your vision. We take pride in our specialist knowledge, extensive skillsets and up-to-date equipment for all types of jobs: from residential windows to commercial doors.

Custom windows and doors

When remodeling or building, don’t forget to install real wood windows and doors. The Custom Woodshop can provide you with top quality custom wood window frames that will last for generations.

To create the perfect frame, our expert craftsmen utilize a wide variety of materials including both modern and traditional methods. Choose from a selection of designs in styles like Victorian, Colonial, Mission-style architecture and more! We also offer various paint color options to make your new entrance as beautiful as possible.


The custom woodshop specializes in the production of quality wooden gates and fences. The process starts with designing bespoke, one-off or prototype gates or fence panels for residential or commercial properties. From there, our artists will transform your idea into reality as they work with you to develop a plan that you can stand behind. Our team ensures that every gate we craft captures the same skilled hand and personal touch as any other piece of art!

Screen doors

Every home deserves a new door, and at The Custom Woodshop that`s exactly what we do. From entry doors to screen doors, our team has got you covered. We specialize in customization services as well as custom sizes for many other door types so don’t get stuck with the wrong size – if you need it bigger or smaller, we can make your dream come true!


The Custom Woodshop provides high quality custom wood furniture for residential and commercial spaces. Each piece is handcrafted to your specifications, from the finest hardwoods, using traditional methods. We provide products suitable for any space; from a custom bed and matching dresser for the master bedroom to a rustic desk in a country décor home office; an oversized console table with drawers in your entryway or dining room; or cabinets built-in kitchens renovated by you. The possibilities are endless!