About Palmetto Building Group

St. Simons Island new home builderWith more than 50 years combined new home builder experience, Palmetto Building Group is a talented, committed team dedicated to providing customers with high-quality new homes at affordable prices. Based on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Palmetto Building Group was founded on the belief that beautiful, quality homes should be available at a variety of price points. From deep-water and marsh-front homes and lots, to single-family homes and condos, Palmetto Building Group ensures that every home meets each customer’s unique needs.

As the leading St. Simons Island New Home Builder, we provide a variety of services, ranging from custom design and decorating to planned designs with personalized options. During every step of the building process, the Palmetto team works closely with clients certifying comfort and confidence. All Palmetto neighborhoods have meticulous attention to planning and detail, creating a lifestyle that makes St. Simons Island the preferred choice for coastal living.

The Palmetto Building Group is committed to providing not only the best in quality living but also in customer experience. Come and see why Palmetto Building Group is quickly becoming an industry leader in quality and excellence.


With more than 20 years of project management experience, Vassa Cate brings his talents and knowledge to Palmetto Building Group. A 1994 graduate of The University of Georgia, Vassa began his career with the Sea Island Company utilizing his degree in Landscape Architecture. He quickly acquired more responsibility with Sea Island, eventually overseeing all major expansion projects including: Ocean Forest, the Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club, Frederica Township, and the re-build of the Cloister. During these projects, Vassa was responsible for design and implementation, creating much of the site work and landscape. He was also responsible for coordinating and communicating with engineers, architects, interior decorators, and acting as the owner’s representative.

Through his extensive experience, Vassa brings focused skills and knowledge to every project with Palmetto Building Group. His ability to see the big picture and flawlessly manage all aspects of construction and planning have quickly helped to propel Palmetto Building Group to an industry leader in Southeast Georgia. As President of Palmetto Building Group, Vassa’s goal is to build high-quality homes at a variety of price points, providing every client with the very best in coastal living.