Mount Pleasant Magazine July/August 2019

210 | | real estate G en. Glenn M. Walters, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979, assumed his responsibilities as the 20th president of The Citadel in October 2018. However, before he and his wife, Gail, could call Quarters One home, the 65-year-old presidential house needed a partial face-lift to repair the obvious signs of aging and to give the kitchen a whole new look. As the couple moved into their temporary lodging, the South Carolina bidding process for Quarters One contractors began. Across the bridge in Mount Pleasant, Chris Cochran and Rusty Holt, general contractors and co-owners of Blue Horizon Construction, heard about the job and decided to attend the pre-construction meeting. “We had never done a state job before. It was very structured with lots of paperwork. We put together a price and submitted it. We could not believe it when we won with the low bid,” Cochran said. “We were thrilled.” After a 10-day appeal process with no appeals, Blue BY TONYA MCGUE The Citadel’s Quarters One Contractor ‘Moved Heaven and Earth’ to Complete President’s House SixWeeks Early Photos cour tesy of The Citadel