2021 Directory of Supporters
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!
The rooms of Alecia Stevens display an enduring reverence for the past, the very reason she lives in Charleston, inspired daily by the historic architecture while walking to her studio on Queen Street. Alecia has a way of creating eclectic homes that appear to have grown up over time, like people, often using antiques in a carefully edited way to add patina, charm and balance. Alecia offers full-service residential design, taking only a few projects each year, personally selecting every piece that goes into a project while working with a small team of assistants to keep things moving. Visit her studio at 50 Queen Street where you will experience her eclectic style and be able to purchase from her collection of antiques and textiles. You will find a few selected projects on her website at aleciastevens.com.
Archer Construction is a general contractor in Charleston, South Carolina specializing in historic restoration, new home construction, residential and commercial renovations. Whether you’re concerned about preserving the heritage and value of your period home or making improvements, our team of architectural historians and conservation specialists will help maintain the sanctity of your restoration projects. We consider each project an opportunity to exceed our client’s expectations through the entire building process. Let us know how we can help you on your next project – get in touch today!
Arnett Construction is a well-respected general contractor in the Charleston area that specializes in commercial and historic renovation projects. Our exceptional reputation, as well as a long list of satisfied clients, attest to our craftsmanship, attention to details, and ability to think outside of the box. Charleston, SC is well known for its historic and unique architecture. Building, restoring and repurposing these buildings takes skill and a creative eye. We have a great team that works hard to bring our clients’ vision to light. Give us a call today to set up a meeting to discuss your next commercial or historic renovation project.
Artis Construction is an award-winning residential design-build firm. Our very name -Artis- comes from the Latin word for craftsman, a reflection of the enormous pride we take in our mastery of time-honored building trades. Although our roots are in the traditions of the past, our approach is firmly in the present. We offer a curated team of skilled carpenters dedicated to meeting our client’s every need. From meticulous historic preservation to complex new construction, our team delivers excellence from foundation to finish. Artis is where timeless artisanship meets 21st century ingenuity.
Its little surprise Belmond Charleston Place is known as Charleston’s grand ambassador. Even the hotel’s gas lighted lanterns reveal a reverence for Charleston’s divine subtleties. Welcoming friends and guests alike with a gentility that transcends the hotel’s well-appointed rooms, award-winning restaurants and world-renowned rooftop spa. This grand dame is located at the very heart of a city filled with a youthful exuberance-mere steps from Market Street’s local museums and south of Broad’s secret gardens. Symbolizing everything good and holy about the South. Belmond Charleston Place makes every guest feel like they are a part of America’s favorite city.
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.
The Boutique has been a Charleston institution since its founding in the mid-1950s. Since then, it has been passed down through family and friends. Throughout its rich history, it has remained rooted in southern tradition, while also reflecting the unique personality of each owner as it has evolved into the shop it is today. You’ll find this friendly and knowledgeable team will provide the best care and attention for bridal registries, home furnishings and gifts. Come see us in our new location at 302 King Street! Visit us online: theboutiquecharleston.com
Locally owned Carriage Properties is the leader in luxury listings and sales in the Charleston area, from virtually every street at 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 and to building client trust.
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.
A locally-owned boutique real estate and vacation rental company serving the Charleston area since 1989 with offices in Downtown Charleston, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, Kiawah/Seabrook, and Mount Pleasant. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.® Office locations: 11 Fulton Street, Charleston, SC 29401; 1400 Palm Blvd Ste M, Isle of Palms, SC 29451; 31 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC 29439; 1887 Andell Blvd, Johns Island, SC 29455; 835 Coleman Blvd Ste 200, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.
Drayton Hall c. 1738 is the oldest unrestored plantation home open to the public in the United States. The museum offers new, award-winning tours, and three extraordinary museum galleries interpreting three centuries of history in Charleston. Drayton Hall is Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Place to See in South Carolina.
East Bay Deli is a New York Style Deli with a Southern twist! Voted Best Deli in Charleston since 2004, East Bay Deli serves up delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, wraps, giant spuds, hot dogs, burgers, full-service salad bar, and Junior’s® desserts! Dine-in, take-out, order online or download our app and have it delivered. Feed your belly at East Bay Deli!
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. 49 Calhoun Street Charleston.
Landmark hotel built in 1924. Historic Hotels of America. Premier location on Upper King, in the Historic District across from Marion Square. Upscale accommodations with the most scenic views. Amenities include Swamp Fox Restaurant, comp WiFi, concierge, valet, Spa Adagio and Starbucks.
Garden Elegance, owned and operated by Kelly Megeath, has been designing and caring for Charleston gardens since 2005. As one of Charleston’s premiere garden design, installation, and maintenance companies, Garden Elegance offers a full range of services. They provide professionally drawn designs and installations, as well as experienced and fully supervised maintenance for residential gardens. They are experts at incorporating annuals and perennials, providing year-round color, texture and beauty in their gardens.
We invite you to be a part of the team or enlist in our services.
Gochnauer Construction is a father-son owned custom home builder and remodeler with over 60 yrs of combined hands on experience. Gochnauer Construction strives to not only build & renovate homes of superior quality but also establish a superior level of trust in the Gochnauer reputation. “A good name is more desirable than great riches” is not simply a slogan, but something that Matt and Tim Gochnauer take very seriously in developing relationships with homeowners and subcontractors alike. We invite you to be a part of the team. 1761 Southwick Dr, Johns Island, SC.
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. *Email Deborah C. Fisher, Broker-In-Charge: email@example.com
Welcome to the nautical side of Charleston! Located on the banks of the Ashley River, our waterfront, downtown Charleston hotel provides you with contemporary quarters with all the charm and amenities you desire. With 141 guest rooms, the Garden Grille & Bar, over 2,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and 45 Waterside, our rooftop lounge, you will surely enjoy our unique mix of comfort and southern hospitality. We are located just two miles from the Historic District, which features award winning restaurants, historic sites and numerous attractions. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family trip to the Holy City, enjoy complimentary onsite parking, delicious cuisine and relaxing views of the Ashley Marina at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown.
Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly accommodations: Outstanding personalized service to help you find your home away from home, weekend getaway or even a long-term rental. Private home B&B’s, executive rentals, long and short-term rentals. Putting people in places since 1981.
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.
We identify, evaluate and execute strategic acquisition and development/redevelopment opportunities across Charleston’s many submarkets and property types, where we believe we can create value for our investors. By sourcing and executing acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity investments we push returns through value-add strategies, opportunistic outlooks, and risk mitigation. Drawing on this development experience and utilizing the strength and size of a highly successful parent group, The Boulevard Company, allows us to excel at the general brokerage as well. From Class-A commercial office space to luxury historic homes, and beachfront STR properties, our team is dedicated to achieving sales and leasing success in an extremely competitive marketplace. Anchored by years of compiled market research, expertise, and a hands-on approach, our proven campaigns, and strategic programs highlight the vision, identity, position, and brand for each and every property & project we represent.
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.
As the Charleston area continues to grow, Huss, Inc. has grown with it. Within the last ten years, we have developed from a small general contracting firm into a full-service project development company. We take the client’s ideas and visions and work closely with them to develop their projects. From start to finish we strive to always provide superior service and because of this Huss, Inc. is becoming a leading Historic Preservation firm in South Carolina. We don’t just do a great job for our customers, we go above and beyond their expectations and look to always provide the right solution for the problem. When it comes to our construction services we always put craftsmanship at the forefront. We take the time to do things right the first time and always strive for perfection and provide the best solutions to help our clients.
Jilich Design & Associates is well known as a preeminent interior design firm in Charleston. The focus is on timeless, classic design rather than popular trends. We believe that the primary goal is to translate our client’s individual ideas into a unique and cohesive design, especially with historic concerns in both new and existing homes.
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.
Founded in 1956, Liollio has evolved into a practice that could only exist in Charleston, where our emphasis on historic preservation inspires and gives depth to our contemporary work. Now in our third generation of leadership, we provide sustainable architecture, interior design, and historic preservation for public projects. Our clients have entrusted us with buildings both grand and modest, both ancient and modern. We ground our practice in the particulars of place, people, and landscape, carrying a strong sense of social purpose as we serve communities through design. Every project design is a unique response to the history, climate, and culture of a place. We are a studio of 25 civic-minded design professionals who value subtle & restrained design, rooted in context, culture & collaboration.
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. View our properties at loislaneproperties.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.
May Cabas is a local artisan market basket company designed by the internationally sought-after event planner and designer, Tara Guérard of Soirée in Charleston, South Carolina. From an afternoon at the beach to a day at the office, our rattan bicycle baskets were created to hold your flea market finds, daily provisions, laptop, picnic fixings and everything in between. Each basket is woven with love and made for everyday adventure. Visit maycabas.com and follow us @taraguerard for more information.
MHK Architecture and Planning is a client focused architecture firm that strives to create exceptional, livable designs that are personalized to each of our clients’ desired lifestyles. We are committed to the innovative design, planning, and management of buildings and environments that enrich the cities and communities we serve. From contemporary to vernacular style architecture from the coast to the mountains, our architects design homes and buildings that influence, sustain, and innovate. Founded by Matthew H. Kragh, AIA, the architects at MHK support his enduring vision of a firm whose driving principles are strongly based upon character, reputation, talent, and hard work
Old City Builders isn’t a typical general contractor; the demands of high-end construction in Charleston run far beyond typical. We offer turnkey craftsman services that provide a streamlined process across multiple trade disciplines. Our custom cabinetry and millwork shop produces top-tier products from regionally unrivaled talent, while our in-house crew can execute challenging and complex directives flawlessly. As classically trained preservationists, under the tutelage of a generation of Charleston’s finest educators from the College of Charleston and the American College of the Building Arts, OCB is well-positioned to understand and excel in the most sensitive historic and new construction environments.
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.
RHP is a full-service luxury boutique real estate firm in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Specializing in commercial and residential offerings, as well as property management. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for all aspects of real estate, we find creative solutions that meet the unique requests of each and every client. Our agents are well versed in the nuances of the Charleston marketplace, from finding exclusive properties to navigating the unique challenges associated with buying, selling or managing a historic commercial or residential building in a nearly 350-year-old city. Robertson Howland Properties website offers available listings of both residential and commercial opportunities. Please feel free to come by and say hello. robertsonhowland.com
Royall Ace Hardware is a family owned business that has been serving neighbors and friends in the East Cooper community for over 40 years. As the helpful hardware folks in your neighborhood, we promise that helping you is the most important thing we have to do today. If that means special ordering a product or offering some helpful hardware advice, we’re here to ensure your project goes smoothly. Royall Ace Hardware is the place for all your hardware and home improvement needs.
SMHa is an architectural and interior design firm focused on serving primarily local and regional clients. Started 31 years ago in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, we have grown to a staff of 18, with a practice rooted in good planning, problem-solving, and architecture appropriate for its place.
Enjoy the music of Charleston’s history – gospel, Gershwin, Civil War, jazz and light classics – in live weekly concerts at the Circular Congregational Church. Frommer’s Guide calls it “the best night out in the city… a must-see performance”. October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10 at 7 PM. For show details, schedule, and ticket info, visit www.SoundofCharleston.com.
Founded in 1933, we’re 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.