Douthit Hills at Clemson University

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Douthit Hills at Clemson University


Douthit Hills at Clemson University

General Contractor: Holder Construction
Location: Clemson, SC


What happens when there’s not enough university housing and a school has to turn away almost 1,000 students? That’s exactly the issue that faced Clemson University. Lack of available housing meant potential increases in campus traffic, campus parking issues, and less engagement on campus from upperclassmen. With Holder Construction, Clemson turned to American Direct to help solve the student housing shortage.


American Direct was selected to provide doors, frames and hardware as well as installation. American Direct created significant value on the front end of the project, helping Clemson and Holder select and source 2,300 doors and 1,200 bi-fold doors. The product package was then modified to include a pre-hung, paint-grade architectural design collection that saved Clemson at least $900,000. The project helped usher in a new are of student housing at Clemson University.

Project Details

Seven residence halls providing on-campus living at Clemson University

General Contractor: Holder Construction


Pre-hung Wood Doors: American Lumber Corporation

Hollow Metal Frames and Doors: Ceco Door Products

Door Protection: Construction Protection Systems

Wood Doors: Egger’s Industries

Hinges: McKinney

Keyed Cores: Medeco

Continuous Hinges, Thresholds, Weatherstripping: Pemko

Overhead Stops, Mag Hold Opens: Rixson

Flush Bolts, Push/Pull/Kick Plates, Wall Stops, Viewers: Rockwood

Locks, Exit Devices, Closers: Sargent

Electronic Horn, Exit Sensors: Schlage Electronics

EPT, DPS, Power Supplies: Securitron

Bifold Track and Hardware: Stanley Hardware