Making Real Estate Dreams Reality, King & Society

Making Real Estate Dreams Reality, King & Society

Real estate in the greater Charleston area is hot, and no one knows that better than Troy Barber, owner of King & Society, a boutique real estate firm located in downtown Charleston that brings together a wide range of real estate experts under one roof. "We have all the different sectors to facilitate a real estate deal, whether that's buying, selling, property … [Read more...]

The Leader of the Pack, East Cooper Animal Hospital

The Leader of the Pack, East Cooper Animal Hospital

Since 1979, East Cooper Animal Hospital has been a place of great care and comfort for pets and pet owners throughout the Lowcountry. During the beginning of my interview with Dr. Marci Sauls, I had the pleasure of holding her pint-sized Chihuahua, Kingston. Curious, friendly and decked out in a holiday bandana, he sniffed my journal as if to provide a second … [Read more...]

Laying Down the Law, Stirling & O’Connell

Laying Down the Law, Stirling & O'Connell

The nice lady sitting opposite him told of a very bad experience. She had been driving to a conference when another driver slammed into her car broadside. The impact was so severe that it had separated and splintered her collarbone, causing agonizing pain. A surgeon installed a plate and screws to repair the fracture. She wanted to know what kind of settlement she could expect … [Read more...]

A Sharper Image, Somerby of Mount Pleasant

Dick Bilas, a retired college professor who lives at Somerby, presents lectures on economics to fellow residents. But he’s also a eucharistic minister who gives communion to residents on Sundays.

Somerby of Mount Pleasant is focusing on five overlapping areas as it strives to sharpen its image in the East Cooper Community and make life more interesting, more meaningful and more fun for its 240 or so residents. The acronym SPARK stands for Spirituality-Purpose-Activity-Knowledge-Relationship, according to Executive Director Lisa Kinsella, but she pointed out that … [Read more...]

It’s Only Rock and Roll, But They Love It, Shem Creek Music Center

Photo courtesy of Shem Creek Music.

Whether you’re buying your first guitar or simply adding to your collection, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Shem Creek Music Center can help you find the perfect fit. Shem Creek Music has been a hot spot on the local music scene since 2004. Family-owned and managed by owner Phil Thomas, the staff of trained musicians provides a safe and fun environment for all … [Read more...]

Carefully Balancing the Issues, Pearce Law Firm

left to right - Front row: Patty Humphrey, Debbie Barrineau and nicole love. Back row: Kelley Sassard, Dixon Pearce and Ryan Patterson.

When Dixon Pearce first opened Pearce Law Firm, he was fulfilling his vision to help clients through the real estate closing process. The year 2017 marks 10 years since he started the business, and, while the past decade has been a roller coaster for real estate matters, Pearce credits excellent service, quality work and a dedication to problem solving for his firm’s longevity … [Read more...]

Handling Life With Care, Two Men and a Truck

Photo courtesy of Two Men and a Truck.

On the face of it, prominent local moving company Two Men and a Truck might sound like kind of a fly-by-night operation – a couple of burly, unshaven guys in a rickety old van who might or might not understand that your priceless possessions are, to you, really priceless. Nothing could be further from the truth. Two Men and a Truck is a national franchise founded in … [Read more...]

East Cooper Auto Pros: All the Better to Serve You With

East Cooper Auto Pros will be enhanced by strides in customer convenience.

Picture a bartender who refills your rocks glass before it’s completely emptied – a metaphor of our perpetual thirst for new technology in today’s world. Most businesses are aware of this demand – and heed it – so what differentiates businesses we’re likely to visit from all the others? At East Cooper Auto Pros, that answer is customer service, something owners Willie and … [Read more...]

Tony Pope State Farm: Quality Business and Client Service

Tony Pope of Tony Pope State Farm Agency, Mt Pleasant SC

Twenty-six years ago, tony Pope opened his own State Farm Insurance agency in Summerville. His goals were to provide reliable insurance coverage at a fair price with impeccable customer service. His office was so successful that State Farm selected him to be the first multi-office agent in South Carolina, which gave him the opportunity to open his Mount Pleasant office in … [Read more...]

A Best Friend for Home Buyers: David Kent


David Kent runs his business a bit differently than most people who make their living in the Lowcountry’s booming real estate industry, representing buyers but not sellers in one of the most lucrative housing markets in the country. His penchant for swimming against the tide has done little to affect his standing among his peers, however. The Mount Pleasant resident is … [Read more...]