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Challenge was established in 1989 by Tom Propps, and is now owned and operated by two of his sons Jon and James.   

Tom was a high school principal in the Alexandria Virginia area for over 25 years.  During the summer months Tom would remodel and build homes.  Upon retiring, Tom and his family moved to the Myrtle Beach area.  Quickly, Tom realized he was not fully ready for retirement and based off of his home building experience, he decided to open a cabinet company.  


The name of the company “Challenge”  came from Tom’s perspective that owning and operating his own business was going to be one of life’s big “Challenges”.  Tom recruited his son, Jon, to help run and operate the production.  Tom knew Jon’s level of craftsmanship, his attention to detail and his management skills would be just what he needed to help create a recipe for success. 


In 1994, Tom's youngest son, James, graduated from the University of South Carolina and moved back to Myrtle Beach to learn the business from Jon and their Dad.  James got his contractor's license and in the late 90’s they built several homes.  The family decided that in order to fulfill their passion for woodworking, as well as keep the business focused, home building was not the direction they wanted to go.  However, the experience gained during that process has proven to be invaluable.  Builders and general contractors have expressed how they enjoy working with the brothers and one reason for that is their understanding of how a home is built.  James and Jon work well with other subcontractors to ensure that everyone’s job can be done as effective and efficiently as possible. 


“As a builder, I continually search for sub-contractors who share the same philosophy for quality workmanship

as I do.  I found that with James Propps and Challenge Cabinets.  Their work is of the highest quality and their

attention to detail is phenomenal.  Any builder or homeowner wanting fine cabinetry to showcase in their home

would be remiss if they failed to contact James Propps with Challenge Cabinets.  He's a great guy to work with,

always listens to the builder or homeowner, and provides an exceptional product.”

Harrell Hardwick,Benchmark Construction. 


Through dedication, attention to detail,  and many years of hard work, Challenge Cabinets has established itself as the premier cabinet company in the South Carolina low country. 

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