2023 Directory of Supporters
Thank you for supporting the Preservation Society of Charleston. Their dedication to this work is why I live in this beautiful city. We value our history. We stop to admire the crumbling stucco or the moss-covered brick, the velvety soft tile roofs and glorious gardens. I am proud and grateful to see this every day. I work to infuse my projects with a similar feeling. I want my rooms to look like they have grown up over time – as people do, as these historic homes have evolved. I will always give you comfort and beauty. With over twenty years in design, I bring a rich stable of resources from around the world; your home won’t look like all the others. I select every single piece personally, working with a small group of assistants to keep our projects on schedule. Every home is unique because every client is unique.
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 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 blindtigerchs.com for more information.
Carolina Landscape is a premier residential full-service Landscape Architecture/ Design- Build- Maintain company servicing the Charleston area since 1962. We are proud to show our support of the Preservation Society of Charleston and are honored to be part of the Fall Tours series. Contact us at 843.795.4769 or visit www.carolinalandscape.net
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.
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.
Serving the Lowcountry for 40 years, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty has closed over $3 billion in real estate sales. Joining the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in 2007, the company has taken its local market expertise and expanded into the international arena through a close partnership with the Sotheby’s Auction House and a powerful referral network across affiliate offices worldwide. As of late 2021, the brokerage supports over 110 agents throughout its home of Charleston, with a newly-expanded presence in Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton.
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.
The Exchange Co. is a team of trusted advisors with a passion for real estate, relationships, service, and lifestyle. The team has extensive residential real estate knowledge through their thousands of successful real estate transactions. They bring a sophisticated, comprehensive approach to helping clients achieve their buying and selling goals.
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.
The Francis Marion Hotel is a historical landmark rising 12 stories high since 1924. With a prime location in the heart of Downtown Charleston across from Marion Square, we are in walking distance to the finest King Street restaurants, shopping, and more. The hotel offers scenic views from guest rooms and suites, upscale accommodations and amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, concierge and valet services, The Swamp Fox Restaurant, Starbucks, and a luxurious spa. We are a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.
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.
Handsome Properties, Inc. is a boutique real estate law firm representing luxury Charleston real estate in historic downtown, Lowcountry waterfront, and surrounding Charleston areas. Built on a firm foundation of knowledge, ethics, and teamwork, Handsome Properties provides clients with expert knowledge of the Charleston community and its history, architecture, and culture.
Hay Tire Company was founded and is still owned by David and Henry Hay, Jr. Since 1981, we have been providing automotive tire sales and service as well as mechanical repairs for Charleston drivers. With locations in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, and Moncks Corner we have been part of the Tire Pros network since 2010, giving our customers additional benefits such as nationwide warranties and complimentary roadside assistance with any purchase. Our policy is to treat every customer the way we would want our own mothers to be treated. For more information visit our website (haytire.com), call, or just stop by one of our convenient shops.
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
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 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.
Lifestyle Real Estate is a premier real estate firm servicing the Charleston Trident Area. Our dedicated and knowledgeable agents provide top quality services to assist our clients with their lifestyle living goals. We believe it is more than a home, it’s a Lifestyle. For more information contact: Cynthia@LifestyleRealEstateSC.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.
MDI Interior Design, founded by Margaret Donaldson, 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.
A National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience, Middleton Place is owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational trust established in 1974, uses historic preservation, documented research, and interpretation as a force for education, understanding, and positive change. Middleton Place connects to the very fabric of our nation’s complex history focusing on the contributions of the Middleton family as well as the enslaved Africans and African Americans who lived and worked here. The stories are a microcosm of United States history.
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.
While visiting the Fall House Tours, come hear the music that is so much a part of Charleston’s history. Hear gospel spirituals, music of Gershwin, Civil War songs, jazz, and light classics presented in live concerts. October 11, 16, 18, 25, 29, and November 1. Mention “House Tours” for a $2 discount.
St. John is an American luxury house founded in 1962 on the premise of a simple, elegant, and versatile knit dress. The brand has evolved over the years, but the foundation of the collection remains the same today as it did from the very start – great American design, understated and timeless elegance, unsurpassed quality, and craftsmanship. The company, headquartered in Southern California, employs more than 1,000 people and is vertically integrated with workshops, stores, and offices around the world. Its collections are sold in high-end specialty retailers in 16 countries, 33 St. John stores and through the brand’s ecommerce site stjohnknits.com.
We are one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. In 1933, William Means founded the company and in 1985 Helen Geer joined the firm. She took over from Mr. Hutson as Owner and Broker-In-Charge in 1999. William Means operated under her leadership until 2021 at which point her son, Lyles Geer, was named President and Broker-in-Charge.
In 1997, William Means Real Estate became an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. This partnership affirmed our long-standing record of first-rate service and extended our reach to luxury markets all over the world.
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.