69th Carolopolis Awards Directory of Sponsors
A Charleston Mansion whose majestic history inspires celebrations, conversations, and creativity. Built in 1843 as a private mansion and styled through the years to become the shining example of Charlestonian architecture you see today, the intimate, eleven-room boutique historic hotel of 20 South Battery is a singular way to experience history in modern luxury accommodations. Join us on the broad and breezy front porch across from White Point Garden, or in the parlor for complimentary wine and cheese each evening. Stroll our splendid grounds before entertaining guests in the grand ballroom. True Southern hospitality is on display at this gem of the Historic District, and we can’t wait for you to stay with us!
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.
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.
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.
Or 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.
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 25 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 is truly a full-service residential architecture firm with a passion for restoring historic homes to fit today’s families. We will guide you through the entire design and construction process in a fun, low-stress way, by providing clear and consistent communication from your initial ideas to move-in day. Over the past 15 years, Laura Altman has worked closely with contractors and craftsman on restoration projects around Charleston, gaining a unique understanding of both historic homes and the construction industry. Whether you are local to Charleston or halfway around the world, you can rest assured that we will keep your project running smoothly and achieve your goals in the finished product.
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 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 30 years, Moonlighting has been illuminating Charleston’s most beautiful homes, gardens, historic venues, and public places. Over the past three decades, our client list has grown to more than 1,800, but our focus remains the same — to utilize lighting in unique and creative ways in order to enhance and 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 location. Moonlighting creates interest as the day transcends into night.Call 843.853.3221 or visit moonlightinglls.com
Palmetto Freight Carriers, LLC is a privately owned trucking company located in North Charleston, South Carolina. PFC operates as an asset-based intermodal freight company, offering essential supply chain solutions by moving containerized freight from Southeastern Ocean terminals as well as inland-based rail ports. PFC works directly with the ports of Charleston and Savannah to provide incomparable efficiency and service to our customers. PFC moves containers for virtually every major steamship line including Evergreen, Maersk, CMA-CGM, Hapag Lloyd, MSC, OOCL, and ZIM on behalf of their customers. Many major freight brokers call upon us to move their containers for export and import. PFC offers many excellent services, including hazmat, reefer, and overweight drayage, as well as container storage at our secure drop yards which are in close proximity to the Wando Welch, North Charleston, and Hugh Leatherman Terminals.
Co-owned and operated by Liberty Senior Living and Courier Square, LLC, The Peninsula of Charleston is a proposed luxury independent living residence in historic downtown Charleston, featuring upscale amenities, concierge services and a full complement of healthcare with assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care service options. Over 140 residences of various sizes are available for purchase and include maintenance for worry-free travel, allowing owners to focus on the people and passions that enrich their lives. Because it is an equity model, owners have the flexibility to sell their residences and ownership can be transferred to loved ones, making the Peninsula of Charleston a legacy investment.
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.
Kiawah Island’s first, and only, 62+ Life Plan Community will introduce an effortless, elegant approach to senior living. Seafields pairs a magnificent location with 90 luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums, as well as 16 assisted living residences and continuing care services. Residents will enjoy first-in-class amenities, magnificent dining venues, year-round social events, and premier access to 24/7 medical care. Seafields is scheduled to open in Fall 2024 and is mere steps away from the boutique shops and services of Freshfields Village.
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.
Founded in 1933, William Means Real Estate is one of Charleston’s oldest real estate companies 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 and territories worldwide. William Means has continued to evolve with the latest innovations to remain at the forefront of the area’s real estate market. The firm has an office on Broad Street in downtown Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant. For more information call 843.577.6651 or visit charlestonrealestate.com.
Founded in 1933, we are the oldest insurance company in downtown Charleston and operated by the third and fourth generations of the same family. Representing the finest, most competitive, A rated companies writing high net worth personal lines insurance on the peninsula, we have insured most of the homes downtown at one time or another in our company’s history.