2023 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!
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 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 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.
Specializing in Home Renovations & Repairs in the Lowcountry.
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. 843.723.3594 www.croghansjewelbox.com 308 King Street Charleston, SC 29401
Locally owned and operated since 1935, Delta Pharmacy provides fast, friendly and personalized service. We accept most all insurances and guarantee the lowest cash price. Along with prescription processing, we specialize in medical equipment, compounding, hormone replacement, immunizations, diabetic supplies and more. We carry a variety of diabetic shoes, mobility items, vitamins, wound care, ostomy and urological supplies. We also stock many “old-time” and hard to find remedies. Delta Pharmacy takes pride in being the best pharmacy and medical provider around.
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. 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. View our properties at 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.
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.
The Middleton Group is a Charleston-based architecture and interior design studio, built and operated on the principles of innovative approach, dynamic solutions and happy clients.
In 2007, South Carolina natives Laura and Blake Middleton founded The Middleton Group with a mission to create dynamic architecture centered around innovation and exceptional service. Our team has since grown to 13 professionals with diverse backgrounds and over 70 years of combined experience in commercial and residential design.
The Middleton Group continuously seeks out new challenges, and over the years, we have gained extensive experience in a variety of project types. Our project experience includes: restaurant, office, hospitality, medical, adaptive reuse, historic and residential. Many of our projects have received local and state-wide recognition for design excellence.
Raven Cliff redevelops industrial properties on the peninsula above the Crosstown, primarily as office space, but also for food and beverage use. The company has approximately 220,000 square feet of space in the Half Mile North and Pacific Box + Crate projects.
The Refinery, Charleston’s newest mixed-use development designed for a work and play lifestyle, hosts live concerts and events at its outdoor amphitheater.
Renaissance South Construction Company is a residential building firm that specializes in custom home building and transforming existing homes into their highest, most elegant and functional form. By combining expert craftsmanship with technology, comfort and energy efficiency, the firm focuses on building high-quality custom homes and making thoughtful improvements to aging buildings.
Fine craftsmanship and standing behind their work are the defining principles of the business. Renaissance South Construction Company has been recognized for excellence as a three-time Remodeler of the Year winner, as well as a PRISM award winner. The project management team boasts a shared resume of over 100 years in the construction industry.
Working primarily with clients in downtown Charleston and upscale neighborhoods East of the Cooper, Renaissance South Construction Company views client satisfaction as a basic tenet of every project they undertake. The primary goal is to turn a valuable real estate asset into a timeless space that reflects both the style and objectives of the homeowner.
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.
The understated beauty and ease of living created by Tammy Connor Interior Design comes from a deep knowledge of the history of design, business acumen, and innate southern grace. Whether a charming cabin retreat, a 14,000-square-foot primary residence, an oceanfront getaway, an apartment on Central Park, a country club, or a horse farm in Virginia, the firm’s services are all encompassing and provide inviting, sophisticated, and exquisite interiors as a result.
With roots and design studios in both Charleston and Birmingham, Tammy and her associates’ success stems from close partnerships and collaboration with each project’s architect, landscape architect, builders, and craftsmen. Systems are in place to ensure precise scheduling and comprehensive management of the design process, including custom detailing, order management, and installation.
Known not only for sublime décor, Tammy Connor Interior Design selects and specifies the room-defining details such as lighting, plumbing, tile designs, cabinetry designs, and all interior finish selections. At the clients request, the specific strands of a cultivated lifestyle—from entertaining needs, table settings and flowers to linens and stationery—are deftly provided with care and expertise.
Tammy Connor Interior Design renders exquisite interiors that feel gracious, uncomplicated, and inviting. A dialog-driven design process met with clear business practices and stunning results make Tammy Connor Interior Design highly sought by discerning clients.
Tammy Connor Interior Design is delighted to collaborate with such distinguished architects as Norman Askins, Peter Block, James Carter, Stan Dixon, Glenn Keyes, Hank Long, John B. Murray, and Robert A. M. Stern Architects.
The firm supports the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, The Leaders of Design Council, Design Leadership Network, ASID, Historic Charleston Foundation, Wake Forest University Alumni Committee.
wertimer + cline is a small firm actively working on projects in both the private and public realms from the Southeast to New England. Private residential landscapes constitute the majority of our work, and range in size and scope from smaller urban gardens to larger country homes. We also count many public projects – commercial and institutional landscapes, neighborhood site plans, parks and streetscapes – among our completed works.
We’ve designed and implemented hundreds of landscapes over four decades. These years of experience inform our design decisions – finding balance between form and function, resulting in successful landscape spaces.
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.