Bill Payzant, President
Bill founded Nautilus because he has a passion to make people's lives a bit easier by reducing the stress associated with building and owning a home. Bill believes this can be achieved by focusing on long-term solutions, not quick fixes. He believes in top quality, energy efficient construction. He believes in asking good questions and really listening to our clients. He believes in his Nautilus Team and focuses on our Core Values, staying true to our Mission and developing and enhancing the Team's skills through ongoing training and education.
Bill Payzant grew up on Cape Cod, MA before heading to Clinton, New York to receive his Bachelor of Arts at Hamilton College. Now, Bill has over a decade of experience building, renovating, and maintaining coastal homes under his belt. Bill’s building career started in New England restoring older, run-down homes back to their historic beauty. Quickly he moved into building custom coastal homes in Cape Cod. Bill then moved to Charleston in 2006 with his wife, Gretchen, and their three children to be closer to their family and enjoy all the wonderful things Charleston has to offer. Bill previously worked at Daly & Sawyer Construction as the Director of Operations for three and a half years before founding Nautilus in 2010. In addition to his daily work at Nautilus, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Charleston Guild.
In Bill’s spare time he enjoys sailing, golf, traveling. Bill loves taking advantage of the Lowcountry by spending time at the beach, downtown or at backyard parties with his family and friends.
Denise Carpentier, Administrator
Growing up as a child of an Air Force Pilot, Denise was given the opportunity to live all over the country. As a Coast Guard spouse she has moved from coast to coast. Denise attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College with a degree in Finance. After leaving her position as a Computer Systems Analyst for the Department of the Navy, she raised two sons. For the past 12 years, Denise has been working in the business administration and project management side of the construction business. At Nautilus, Denise manages the day-to-day office activities as well as handling the finances. During her free time Denise loves to read, garden and boat around the Lowcountry.
Joe Quick, Project Manager
Joe grew up in North Carolina and later attended Arizona State University where he studied Business. Joe has spent the last 25 years in the construction industry. Locally, he participated in projects such as Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community on James Island, the Renaissance on Charleston Harbor in Mt Pleasant, and the Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah. Joe was previously the owner of Quick Quality repairs for 5 years before merging with Nautilus.
Joe has lived in Mt Pleasant since 2001 with his wife and 2 sons. He is active in Cub Scouts where he served as Den Leader, Cubmaster and Charter liaison with his Church, Christ Church, Mt Pleasant. Joe previously served as chairman of his neighborhood's Architectural Review Board for 3 years.
When not working Joe enjoys kayaking the lowcountry creeks with his family, visiting downtown museums, galleries and restaurants. Joe also likes taking trips to the Mountains of North Carolina where his family has property.
Elizabeth Cardell, Marketing Assistant
A senior at the College of Charleston majoring in both Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism Management, Elizabeth assists with the marketing and communication side of Nautilus. Elizabeth has been with the company since the beginning of 2013 and will graduate in May of 2014. In her free time, Elizabeth spends her afternoons enjoying Charleston’s beautiful beaches and frequents Basil Restaurant for the Pad Thai.