70th Carolopolis Awards Directory of Sponsors
Anderson Insurance Associates is a Charleston-based Independent Insurance agency committed to putting its clients first since 1981. With four locations in South Carolina, Anderson Insurance Associates continues to provide high quality personal, business, life and health insurance products and services to clients throughout the Southeast and beyond. As an Independent Insurance Agency, we offer hundreds of policies from leading regional and national providers, and our knowledgeable team is here to help you determine the coverage that is right for you and all your assets, as well as guide you through the claims process as needs arise. Clients of Anderson Insurance Associates know it is our goal to consistently provide them with exceptional customer service and to conduct our business with integrity. Visit: www.aiasc.com or call: 843-725-4935
The Bank of South Carolina is focused on the following three markets: local businesses and their owners and managers, professionals, and individuals who desire a higher level of service. The Bank seeks to differentiate itself with personal service, responsiveness, attention to detail, and long-term customer relationships. The Bank is committed to improving the growth and welfare of the entire community through personal involvement in community organizations and activities. The Bank will continue to grow the share of the market we are in by weaving ourselves tightly within the fabric of our community and remaining the bank of choice in Charleston.
The Blind Tiger is an institution of the Charleston Food and Beverage scene, serving Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week, and Sunday Brunch. Voted “Best Patio” and “Best Charleston Bar” countless times, The Blind Tiger is where the LOCALS call home. Visit www.blindtigerchs.com for more information
Locally owned Carriage Properties is the leader in luxury listings and sales in the Charleston area, from virtually every street in the city’s Historic District to unique sites in the Lowcountry. Our full-time professional agents work as a team and are involved in real estate because of a love of houses and architecture and a strong connection to place. When it comes to unique historic properties, our experience and knowledge are unmatched. At every step of the transaction, we are fully committed to providing the highest level of service to building client trust. 843.266.8000 | www.carriageproperties.com
An independent, iconic landmark in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, The Charleston Place is captivating the hearts and imaginations of a new generation while redefining the legendary service, experiences — and city — with renewed passion, purpose, and intention. Through sumptuous accommodations, delicious food and drink, shopping, restorative wellness services, and warm, generous hospitality, The Charleston Place stirs the senses and lives forever in the minds and souls of all who enter.
Our MBA program offers high-achieving students a unique, accelerated academic experience designed to position our graduates for career opportunities in the global marketplace. The concentrated one-year MBA, accredited by AACSB International, is built around a core of innovative thinking, aggressive learning, and real-world experience. Our fulltime, day MBA is the only one of its kind in South Carolina, and part of the fast-growing MBA trend around the world. The globally focused, applied learning and accelerated pace is appealing if you just recently earned an undergraduate degree or if you are looking to jump-start or reposition your professional ambitions. With a faster path to graduation, it means you can start your career sooner.
Over 100 years ago, William Joseph Croghan, a hand engraver and jeweler, opened his store in an 18th century Charleston single house on King Street. As the oldest family-owned jewelry store in town, Croghan’s Jewel Box is a treasure trove of the most exciting and unique inventory in the Lowcountry. With a full jewelry shop in house, Croghan’s is a trusted place for jewelry repair, custom jewelry design, and appraisal services.
Diversified Trust is an employee-owned comprehensive wealth management firm based in the Southeast with over $8 billion of client assets under management. Diversified Trust was founded in January, 1994 and has offices in Atlanta, Charleston, Greensboro, Memphis and Nashville. Our clients include individuals, multi-generational families, foundations, endowments, retirement plans, and family-owned businesses. We are the largest independent trust company headquartered in Tennessee, and one of the largest in the Southeast. Our trust powers allow us to serve clients in various fiduciary capacities. including trustee services and estate settlement services. For estates we offer administration, valuation, tax services, investment management, custodial and accounting services. Through Diversified Trust’s extensive offering of financial advisory and family office services, our professionals will create a customized solution to address each client’s unique situation. Our service is based on the following tenets of service: trust, integrity, privacy, continuity, experience, and accessibility. Our goal is simple – helping our clients focus on what’s important to them.
East West Partners is devoted to building, selling, managing and supporting high-quality real estate and life experiences with a focus on innovation, sustainability and community. Since 1986, the firm has developed and sold over $7 billion of residential and commercial real estate across the country. East West Partners is one of only a handful of companies to have received three Urban Land Institute Awards For Excellence for their projects – Beaver Creek Village in Beaver Creek, Colorado; and Union Station Neighborhood and Riverfront Park, both in Denver, Colorado. In Charleston, the team is recognized for creating community projects downtown, including condominiums at One Vendue Range, in Gadsdenboro Park’s The Gadsden in addition to The Waterfront on Daniel Island, and Tides IV in Mt. Pleasant. Currently underway is The Cape on Kiawah Island and a renovation of the historic building at 71 Wentworth in downtown Charleston.
The Flyway Companies focus their work on adaptive reuse projects across the Southeast, including flagship mixed-use project The Refinery in Charleston, SC, which honors an authentic sense of place, innovative design, and is home to the city’s premier outdoor music and event venue. Flyway offers a range of services from development and commercial and residential construction to real estate acquisition and property management services. For more information on Flyway and The Refinery, visit flywaysc.com and therefinerychs.com.
GDC Home is a locally owned and operated, multi-location home decor emporium employing over 50 full-time staff members and designers. In addition to the vast array of international curiosities for which GDC Home is known, we partner with the finest vendors in the home furnishings industry to bring to our clients the latest in upholstered and outdoor furniture, case goods, rugs, lighting, bedding, and home accessories. Our goal is to offer a huge selection of home furnishings and accessories of exceptional quality, value, and timeless style. We have everything in stock and ready to furnish your home from top to bottom today. Visit us online at www.gdchome.com or at one of our three locations. Mount Pleasant, Charleston or Kiawah.
Glenn Keyes Architects has been preserving historic residential, commercial, and ecclesiastical structures in Charleston for 35 years. We are a small firm devoting ourselves to personal working relationships with our clients who value the unique fabric and context of the Lowcountry. We have been honored to work on many of Charleston’s iconic buildings and to support the mission of the Preservation Society of Charleston.
Driven by passion and united by purpose, HITT Charleston is the local office of a top-ranked national commercial general contractor providing quality construction management to the Lowcountry area. HITT provides clients with expert teams specializing in a wide variety of project types including base building, corporate interiors, government, healthcare, life sciences, hospitality, law firms, multifamily, technology, and commercial services. Our dedicated construction professionals are committed to delivering positive, seamless construction experiences for our clients and focus on every little detail to bring visions to life. To learn more about what HITT Contracting can do for your company, visit hitt.com/charleston
Located on the fashionable King Street overlooking the historic Marion Square, Hotel Bennett perfectly blends unparalleled luxury with an unmatched setting of the country’s most beloved city. Voted America’s #1 Luxury Hotel. Stylish guestrooms and suites transcend traditional upscale accommodations with custom furnishings and designs that authentically reflect Charleston’s famed elegance and grace. Indulge in designer pedestal tubs, separate showers, luxurious bedding and local artwork, among many intricate and thoughtful nuances that embody the Hotel Bennett experience. Connoisseurs will be in awe of Hotel Bennett’s signature restaurant and bar, Gabrielle, serving Stylishly Southern cuisine that captures the spirit of Charleston through genuine hospitality, a lively indoor bar and dining room, as well as the city’s finest outdoor dining terrace. In addition to Gabrielle, enjoy the sophisticated Camellias Bar, Charleston’s premier Champagne lounge; the chic La Pâtisserie; and the rooftop lounge Fiat Lux.
Koozer Painting Inc. has been specializing in Historic Renovations in Charleston for the last 28 years. We have had the pleasure of painting Drayton Hall, McLeod Plantation and countless other projects. We look forward to serving your needs. Look us up at koozerpainting.com
LFA Architecture has been serving Charleston clients since 2013, providing complete coordination of every aspect of the design and construction process, with the highest level of communication, from the initial dream to move-in day and beyond. I have a passion for restoring historic homes to fit today’s families and lifestyles. In addition to architecture and interior design expertise, I have a unique understanding of both historic homes and the construction industry. This comes from 20 years of working closely with contractors and craftsman on restoration projects around Charleston, performing services far beyond that of a typical architect. Let me guide you through the restoration and renovation of your historic home, so that you can enjoy both the process and the finished product.
Laura F. Altman, 843.901.8485, www.LFA-Architecture.com
From distinctive period architecture, lively neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene to unspoiled coastal islands and beaches, Lowcountry living is inspired living. Let our team of experienced brokers help you find your place in Charleston to call home (843) 577-2900. 9 Broad Street, Charleston. View our properties at www.loislaneproperties.com
Maison Real Estate’s singular mission is to provide the highest level of personal service to clients in the Charleston area market. A women-owned and operated boutique real estate brokerage, Maison’s professionals bring unrivaled expertise and intimate knowledge of the Charleston region. Our team understands the unique challenges and subtleties of the Charleston real estate market and leverages this insider knowledge to deliver the highest level of excellence and exceptional results for our clients. But beyond our expertise, Maison brings joie de vivre, powerful networks, exclusive listings, and innovative marketing strategies designed to exceed our clients’ expectations. We love what we do, and as our results prove, we’re good at it. Visit: maisonchs.com
Margaret Donaldson Interiors (MDI) is a full-service interior design firm specializing in luxury residential design and historic renovations in the Charleston area. The ability to understand and exceed our clients’ expectations, combined with the highest level of organization, creativity, and attention to detail have made MDI one of Charleston’s most well-respected design firms for over 30 years.
MHK Architecture is an architecture firm who helps successful and visionary people build their dream home with a process that is more enjoyable than they ever thought it could be. With offices in Florida, The Carolinas, and Colorado, MHK Architecture offers a stunning variety of architectural design styles that blend seamlessly into the coastal settings throughout Florida and the Low Country and scenic lakefront and mountain Vistas of Colorado and the Western Carolinas. From beautiful contemporary mountain style architecture to luxurious coastal and waterfront homes, our team has the capabilities to appeal to our clients’ individual design styles while blending the architecture with the beautiful topography of the regions they are looking to locate their home in.
“For over 30 years, Moonlighting has been illuminating Charleston’s most beautiful homes, gardens, historic venues, and public spaces. Over the past three decades, our client list has grown, but our focus remains the same – to utilize lighting in unique and creative ways in order to capture the spirit of a setting. Like moonlight, outdoor lighting should not overpower but rather enhance. Every site has its own special qualities, its own personality, needs and style. Our designs are customized to each client, each setting and each location. Moonlighting creates interest as the day transcends into night. Call 843.853.3221 or visit moonlightinglls.com
Patriot Blinds & More stands as the premier destination for custom window treatments in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. As a locally owned small business, our commitment extends beyond quality service. Rooted in the principles of excellence and affordability, we prioritize delivering the finest custom window treatments while ensuring they align with our customers’ budgetary considerations. Our team of expert designers collaborates with you to personalize both interior and exterior window treatments, ensuring the best solution for your home. With a dedication to service and community impact, Patriot Blinds & More is your trusted source for exceptional window treatment options and customer satisfaction. Stop by our design studio located at 1485-G N HWY 17, Mount Pleasant, SC or call us at (843) 461 – 1368 to learn more.
PWD Studio is a full-service design firm that embraces the rich history of Charleston and the serene allure of the surrounding islands to create environments that suit each client. From conceptualization to the final details, PWD Studio specializes in transforming personal visions into reality. At PWD, we understand that your home is a reflection of your lifestyle. Our dedicated team goes beyond aesthetics — delving into the essence of how you live and the emotions you want your space to evoke. Whether it’s infusing historic charm into a residence or crafting a contemporary oasis by the sea, PWD Studio will tailor its expertise to meet your unique needs. Experience the sophistication of the team’s hands-on approach, managing every aspect of your project with precision and care. PWD Studio — where history meets innovation, and every detail is a testament to individuality. www.pwdstudio.com
Rhodes Boutique and Rhodes Home + Gift shops are locally owned by Caroline Rhodes. Rhodes Boutique is a curated collection of ladies apparel, shoes, accessories, baby gifts, men’s gifts, and lots of books! Rhodes Home + Gift is four doors down, and features home décor, fine linens, such as Matouk, Sferra, and Bodrum, accent pieces, and wedding registry. We offer bespoke design services with Schumacher fabrics and wallpaper, as well as Laura Park Designs, and custom embroidery services. Both stores are conveniently located in South Windemere Center.
Rockwell Construction consistently and professionally meets our clients’ needs with innovative solutions from the planning of a project through punch out. We focus on quality, affordability, architectural character, and preserving historic integrity. Though our primary focus has been on distressed buildings and infill, capitalizing on our restoration expertise to capture high returns, we also specialize in home renovations, additions, home elevations, and new construction. An efficient and cost-conscious construction process is the most critical element to the success of these projects. We continue to utilize our strong network of colleagues as we foster and develop our relationships throughout the industry-from real estate agents and sub-contractors, to design professionals, preservation groups, as well as city staff at the Charleston Board of Architectural Review and building departments.
At SC Pressure Works, we are passionate about providing exceptional exterior cleaning services to our valued customers in Charleston and the Lowcountry. We believe in the power of a clean and well-maintained property to enhance its overall appeal and leave a lasting impression. Our core values of integrity, excellence, professionalism, and customer satisfaction guide every aspect of our business operations. Experience the difference with SC Pressure Works’ expert pressure washing and soft washing services for both residential and commercial properties. Contact us today for a few quotes and let us revitalize your exteriors so they shine like new again.
Sherwin-Williams Company is an American company engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and floorcoverings with operations in over 120 countries. For designers, architects, and other specifiers, nothing is more important to us than your vision. We’re proud to provide the tools you need to craft your story, impress your clients, and further your business. Connect with your local Designer Account Executive, Amy Milani, for expert guidance and complimentary samples.
Founded in 1991, Southeast Asset Advisors, LLC is a registered investment advisor, providing wealth and investment management services to a select group of clients, primarily individuals, entrepreneurs, family offices, endowments, foundations, and pension plans. We are committed to being a trusted advisor for every client, working diligently to create a comprehensive financial plan to help them achieve their long-term goals while assisting them each step of the way. Our work demands trust, something that is earned over time and proven with every decision and transaction we make. Trust is personal and relational, a bond between people that empowers them to act with confidence, navigate the unexpected and discover new possibilities. We work to deserve our clients’ trust every day. We pride ourselves on multi-generational relationships with our clients. In partnership with clients, we think in terms of decades rather than years, to help create them lasting legacies.
Since 1865, William M. Bird has been providing its customers with innovative products and expert solutions. Our company’s successes and staying power in an ever-changing marketplace can be attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit set forth by our founder, William M. Bird. From supplying materials to rebuild the South after the Civil War, transportation of whale oil for illuminating the city, and an original storefront located on East Bay Street, today the company is a leading floor covering distributor in the Southeast. We provide flooring retailers with the best products in the industry including hardwood, luxury vinyl, waterproof, laminate, and rubber flooring. We offer a wide range of products and solutions for residential and commercial applications with special programs designed for the builder, architectural, and designer communities. Visit wmbird.com for more information.
Founded in 1933, William Means Real Estate is the most established real estate firm in Charleston and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Christie’s International Real Estate is the world’s leading expert on high-end real estate with a network of 900 offices in 49 countries worldwide. William Means continues to evolve with the latest innovations to remain at the forefront of the area’s real estate market. The firm has two offices – one on Broad Street in downtown Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant. For more information call 843.577.6651 or visit charlestonrealestate.com.