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​Group 3 Designs - Bringing ​Our ​Clients' ​Visions ​To ​Life

1600 Main Street Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Phone: (843) 689-9060 Fax: (843) 689-9072

Meet Our Principals

Rick Clanton and Mike Ruegamer merged their two companies in 1986 and founded Group3 Designs, a full service architectural design, interior design, renovation and planning services company that prides itself in listening to what the client wants.
Formal or informal, grand or subtle, it doesn’t matter – Rick and Mike promise you three things:

1) That your expectations will be exceeded,
2) Your dreams will be realized, and
3) Your project will be delivered on time.

Scale and proportion, creative thinking, passion and collaboration are their calling cards. They often say that they will be as good as you let them be.

Rick Clanton

South Carolina native Rick Clanton admits that, over time, he has been humbled by his job. Taking his inspiration from the old homes in Charleston and Beaufort, he says that it's his insistence that every architectural detail be just right has made him that way.

Vacations for Rick always include time to explore old homes and historic buildings. He draws inspiration from the original source.

Mike Ruegamer

Long Island native Mike Ruegamer moved to Hilton Head with his wife and 3 year old daughter in 1984. By his own admission ​and that of his partner Rick, one of Mike's professional gifts is being able to visualize an entire project from its infancy to completion.

In addition to being the lead interior designer at Group 3
Designs, Mike manages the interior finishes group and the furnishings and accessories group. His duties also
include him overseeing all administrative functions of
Group3 Designs and Pyramids.


We do not have a “signature” look, and we are very proud of that​!

In our vast portfolio of stunning architectural and interior design projects, you will not see the same design, style or details repeated. Our finished product will not look like anything else you’ve ever seen, anywhere!

We do custom work from bottom to top for every client.

Designing a truly great home is an emotional journey… a functional and creative challenge, and an awesome responsibility requiring a rare breed of designer.

Group3 Designs initiates all projects with the guiding principle of "quality design with quality materials."

Our homes embody a total design to naturally use less energy and resources. This approach creates a healthier and more comfortable home.

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