One of the unfortunate realities about driving and owning cars in the Lowcountry is that you will probably have to deal with some form of body damage at some point. Whether your driver-side door gets dinged in a parking lot or you back into a light pole, accidents happen. The good news? Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help with all of your body shop needs.
Unlike many fly-by-night collision repair companies, our auto body shop in cityname, state has served hardworking people for years. We make it a point to only employ the most experienced, highly-trained auto body technicians available, so you have peace of mind that we'll get the job done right. In fact, our mechanics have more than 60 years of combined experience. There is no collision repair job that we haven't handled - from minor bumps and scratches to complex repairs stemming from multi-car accidents.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality body shop services at the most reasonable prices in town. We believe that everyone deserves to have their car or truck repaired when they need it the most. After all, our vehicles are crucial to daily life. We need them to live, work and play. We use them for just about every activity we enjoy, from taking the kids to soccer practice to hitting the gym on a Saturday morning. That's why we work with just about every car insurance company out there to ensure that our loyal customers have access to the best collision repair in South Carolina.
Customers choose Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration because they know we strive to exceed their expectations. At the end of the day, we want to do right by our customers with reliable body shop services, high-quality repair work, and helpful customer service. But that's not all. Our clients enjoy peace of mind with their collision repairs because we:
Provide Free Estimates: Drop by our shop or call our office to learn more about our free estimates. Once we understand the scope of your restoration needs, our team will get to work.
Offer 100% Guarantee: We have become a staple in our community because we guarantee our work 100%. If we missed the mark, made a mistake, or you're unhappy with our service, let us know. We'll make it right.
Specialize in Full-Service Repairs: Our collision mechanics make repairs on all vehicle makes and models, so you don't have to worry about whether we can service your car. As a full-service collision repair company in South Carolina, we help every step of the way, from the moment we meet until you leave our parking lot.
Love to Paint: Yes, you read that right. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we have a team of incredibly talented car painters to supplement our collision services. We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom paint projects.
Accept Car Insurance: As daily drivers and locals in South Carolina, we know that collision repairs can be pricey. Despite the cost, they are necessary for daily life. That's why we're happy to work with car insurance companies, so you can go where you need to go without stressing about safety.
Work Hard for You: At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we try to keep it simple. You can rest easy knowing that there's no fine print, sleazy sales tactics, or lazy mechanics to worry about. When you pull into our parking lot, know that we prioritize good old-fashioned hard work and reliable service. No if's, and's, or but's.
According to recent statistics from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a new traffic accident happens every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina. That's a lot of car accidents in a short amount of time. Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, filled with complex insurance claims and complicated auto body repairs. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we know how stressful it can be to have your care restored to its pre-collision beauty. That's why we offer comprehensive, streamlined auto body services and unsurpassed car restoration quality.
With more than 60 years of combined body shop experience in South Carolina, our repair techs leave no stones unturned and never take shortcuts when repairing your vehicle. We're proud to say we only use the latest diagnostic techniques, equipment, and parts to get the job done right. That way, you can get back on the road quickly and safely.
A few of our most common auto body shop services include but are not limited to:
Studies show that about 50 percent of vehicles suffer some kind of frame damage in a car collision. Frame damage can occur easily, even in common situations involving minor fender benders. Often, frame damage is difficult to see and can go unnoticed by insurance adjusters. The unfortunate truth is that even minor frame damage can put you, your family, your friends, and your car at risk when driving. When it goes unnoticed, it can often spell disaster for everyday drivers who might think their car is fine to drive.
When your car's frame is bent, your alignment is usually off, too, causing you to swerve and veer while driving. At best, this scenario results in unnecessary wear on your tires and, at worst, results in a car wreck. The bottom line? You need to get your car's frame inspected by a team of professional collision repair experts, even if you've only been involved in a minor accident.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we take a comprehensive approach to frame repair and alignment. Our highly-trained frame repair technicians use a multi-point process to diagnose and correct your frame problems by:
Chips and cracks are bad news for your car's windshield and don't just look bad - they can do serious damage when left unrepaired. Cracks and chips can quickly turn from a minor inconvenience to a safety hazard by impairing your vision. If your windshield crack is bad enough, you might even get pulled over by a police officer. Driving your vehicle with a large crack or even with an object embedded in it is a bad idea, but Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help.
Our windshield repair technicians have years of experience repairing car windows and windshields for many types of automobile glass, including side and rear windows. If you have been involved in a collision and need new glass, we can help facilitate that process and install a new windshield without you ever lifting a finger. New glass is usually needed with serious car wrecks, and it's always best to trust a professional auto body shop in cityname, state to get the job done. Our team uses the most modern glass and adhesives on the market, so you know your windshield and windows are high-quality and ready for the road.
Whether you have a chipped windshield or need all-new glass for your car, we're here to serve you.
Out car windshield and glass repairs include:
Any kind of item or stray piece of debris can dent your car. If you've been driving for at least a few years, chances are you've parked at a grocery store and, after shopping, returned to your car to see a big, unsightly dent. Whether they're due to inclement weather or rocks on the highway, dents cause noticeable damage that only gets worse with time. One of the most common dent repair solutions is paintless dent removal - a process that removes dents in your vehicle without removing any paint.
Paintless dent removal is great because it is not invasive and is a very efficient, cost-effective way to fix car dents before they get even worse. There are no fillers or sanding involved, making this option one of the quickest ways to remove dents. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, our dent removal technicians use several tools to gently massage dents out of your car. When we're done, we'll smooth everything back into place, leaving your car looking like new.
To make matters even better, most paintless dent removal is supported by car insurance agencies, meaning you may not pay a cent out of pocket for our dent removal services.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are very passionate about classic car restoration and offer a wide range of restoration services in Daniel Island. We understand that no two classic car restoration projects are the same, which is why we offer a wide variety of services. We're talking mechanical upgrades, partial restorations, and full car restoration projects. If you have a repair, upgrade, or restoration plan in mind, chances are we can help you achieve your goals.
After we perform an initial inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate on the scope of work needed to restore your car, our seasoned technicians will get to work on your project.
Our full-scale classic car restoration process includes:
When was the last time you got compliments on your car's paint? If you loved your car's paint when it was brand new but hate what it looks like now, Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration can help you fall back in love with your vehicle. Whether your current paint job looks old and faded or you're craving a new color to show off, our paint technicians can deliver what you're looking for.
Between our advanced painting tools and uber-talented vehicle painting experts, our team can transform your car's aesthetic appeal, no matter the make and model. We can even fix dings and scratches in your paint while we're at it, so your car is shiny, smooth, and ready to turn heads.
We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom projects. We're happy to work with budgets of all sizes and can accommodate all of your painting needs, whether you want to paint a daily driver or a show car.
We recommend you call our office today, so we can get to know you a little better and understand what kind of paint job your car needs. We're happy to chat about cars and your paint job, even if you're just inquiring. After all, we're more than the best body shop in Daniel Island - we're enthusiasts, too.
If you're on the hunt for the highest-quality auto body repair services in South Carolina, backed by decades of experience, look no further than Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration. We put our customer's needs first and strive to exceed expectations with every service we offer - all at a price you can afford. Swing by our body shop or contact our office today to discover why we're the Lowcountry's first choice in collision repair.(843) 996-4995
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island ushered in the peak season of spring with a slew of interesting guest speakers. The following is a synopsis of what the month of April entailed.On April 6, Mike Seekings was the guest speaker. Seekings discussed the issue of flooding in downtown Charleston and the Lower Battery Seawall repair project, which has just entered Phase 3 and signed a contract for $22 million. He discussed the U.S. Army Corps Engineers' proposal and the pros and cons associated with the project.Later in the month, on A...
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island ushered in the peak season of spring with a slew of interesting guest speakers. The following is a synopsis of what the month of April entailed.
On April 6, Mike Seekings was the guest speaker. Seekings discussed the issue of flooding in downtown Charleston and the Lower Battery Seawall repair project, which has just entered Phase 3 and signed a contract for $22 million. He discussed the U.S. Army Corps Engineers' proposal and the pros and cons associated with the project.
Later in the month, on April 13, the club invited Kenya Dunn as guest speaker. Dunn worked for T-Mobile for 10 years in Augusta, where she is originally from, and she has two children. Her oldest son is at Coastal Carolina University and her daughter studies at Howard University. Dunn moved to South Carolina and worked for the T-Mobile call center. Her background is in leadership development and quality management. The call service center she led quickly rose to T-Mobile's top-ranked call center in the nation. Six months into her new position, Dunn had the responsibility of running the call center by herself as the former director took a promotion in Seattle. Under Dunn’s leadership, the call center on Daniel Island thrived. In 2011, she became the director of the call center. In 2015 she moved back to Georgia to work in the retail division, helping T-Mobile take a 1% market share from Verizon & AT&T. Shortly after, she was promoted to vice president of retail and managed roughly 10,000 people! Kenya is now the COO for Lifetagger.
On April 20, the club welcomed Nate McGaughey as guest speaker, controller of Nucor Steel Berkeley. McGaughey studied accounting and finance and graduated from Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. McGaughey’s relationship with Nucor started as a child, as his father worked for Nucor in Crawfordsville, Indiana. McGaughey appreciates what Nucor has helped provide his family while growing up and now for his current family.
Before moving to South Carolina, McGaughey worked in the products division in Nashville. Nucor is the largest steel products producer in the United States and the largest recycler in North America. Nucor has over 300 operating locations and 30,000 teammates in North America. Nucor had $56 billion in 2021 revenue ranking high on the Forbes Fortune 500 list. Nucor Steel Berkeley, constructed in 1995, sits on an 8,000-acre plant site, including a 6,000-acre conservation easement with 975 employees. McGaughey gave valuable information about the markets they serve, an overview of the global steel industry, particularly the United States, and what's in store for Nucor's future.
At the end of April, the club co-sponsored the Daniel Island Speaker Series featuring the Birds of Prey.
Rotarian Chip Law received the distinct honor of Rotarian of the Month.
Philip Simmons High School will take its next step in its athletic growth and development this fall when the South Carolina High School League’s biennial realignment kicks in in time for the 2022-23 academic year.The Iron Horses will move up from Class AA to Class AAA as the school continues to add about 130-150 students a year.The Iron Horses’ athletic director Dan Minkin expects enrollment at PSHS to reach 850-900 students when classes start in August. Enrollment should top more than 1,000 students next year. That...
Philip Simmons High School will take its next step in its athletic growth and development this fall when the South Carolina High School League’s biennial realignment kicks in in time for the 2022-23 academic year.
The Iron Horses will move up from Class AA to Class AAA as the school continues to add about 130-150 students a year.
The Iron Horses’ athletic director Dan Minkin expects enrollment at PSHS to reach 850-900 students when classes start in August. Enrollment should top more than 1,000 students next year. That’s some impressive growth considering enrollment was 215 students when the school opened its doors in time for the 2017-18 school year. Enrollment jumped to 395 students the following academic year.
“We think it’s great that we’re moving up to (Class) AAA,” Minkin said. “It’s a natural progression. We’ve won a ton of region and state championships and we’re ready to win at the next level.”
Philip Simmons won the Class AA Carlysle Cup for the 2020-21 school year and should win the top prize for the just completed school year. The Carlyle Cup is awarded to a school in each classification with the best athletic programs.
Bishop England has won the Carlyle Cup every year since the award’s conception at the turn of the century. The Bishops won the award last year and should be in the hunt for the 2021-22 cup, which will be announced in a few weeks. However, the Bishops will drop down and compete in Class AA.
Bishop England athletic director Paul Runey pointed out Bishop England and all the other private and charter schools around the state all will compete at the Class AA or Class A levels.
“It’s ironic how they lumped private and charter schools together,” Runey said. “I’m not sure if it’s about (enrollment) numbers.”
In 2020, a proposed amendment would have placed private and charter schools in a separate classification with its own playoffs and championships. Athletic directors voted 113-10 for the amendment. But it needed to pass by a 2/3 majority and did not become reality.
Philip Simmons will compete in Region 8-AAA. Other schools in the region include: Hanahan, North Charleston, Battery Creek and Beaufort.Bishop England will compete in Region 6-AA. Other schools in the region include: Oceanside Collegiate Academy, Lake Marion, Timberland and Academic Magnet.
The South Carolina Junior Golf Association’s Mount Pleasant chapter is a fun, affordable and competitive golf tour open to juniors of all skill levels ages 7-18 beginning June 14 through Aug. 9. The program is a great way for beginners seeking tournament experience all the way to high-level juniors looking for strong, local competition.
Participants 13 and older will compete for state rankings points and all participants compete for a spot in the SCJGA Tommy Cuthbert All- Stars, a major championship held in Seabrook Island in August. The top 2 from each age division qualify for this event.
MTPJGA has some of the best courses in the Lowcountry such as the Daniel Island Club, Bulls Bay and more.
Golfers can sign up for events by visiting scjga.org. The direct link to register for chapter is: register.bluegolf.com/secure/scgja22/member/start.
The schedule includes: June 14, Stono Ferry. June 20, Shadowmoss. June 28, Charleston. July 11, Crowfield. Aug 1, Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek). Aug. 9, Bulls Bay.
For more information, call Jeff Burton at (843) 513-3411 or Luke Walmet, (843) 478-2698.
The map displays the population change throughout Berkeley County since 2000. The average population growth in the jurisdiction was 43%, but that growth is not evenly distributed throughout the area. As of 2015-2019, the total Berkeley County population was 215,044, which grew by 27% since 2010. The population growth rate was much higher than the state average rate of 11.3% and was much higher than the national average rate of 6.8%. Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year EstimatesCity of Charleston responds to &lsq...
The map displays the population change throughout Berkeley County since 2000. The average population growth in the jurisdiction was 43%, but that growth is not evenly distributed throughout the area. As of 2015-2019, the total Berkeley County population was 215,044, which grew by 27% since 2010. The population growth rate was much higher than the state average rate of 11.3% and was much higher than the national average rate of 6.8%. Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
City of Charleston responds to ‘unusually high volumes’ of trash
From January through the end of May of this year, the city has collected more than a million additional pounds of trash compared to the same period in 2021, forcing each crew to collect an average additional volume of 177,666 pounds.
The City is addressing the problem by contracting with Trident Waste to augment city trash pickup efforts through the end of next week, as trash volumes continue to run well ahead of last year’s numbers.
City sanitation officials expect all trash collection to be fully back on schedule with the additional help.
“We’re committed to ensuring that trash is collected on time and in full here in the city,” Superintendent of Environmental Services Matt Alltop said. “With Trident’s temporary assistance, we believe we’ll be able to deal with these unusually high volumes until a long-term solution can be put in place.”
Berkeley County to hold public hearing on Annual Action Plan
Berkeley County has proposed a substantial amendment to its FY2022 Annual Action Plan and 2022-25 Consolidated Plan — both of which address local affordable housing and community development needs. There will be a public hearing on the amendment on Wednesday, June 29 at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Berkeley County Administration Building, located at 1003 N. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. The public is invited to attend the meeting to share comments and ask questions.
Specifically, the Annual Action Plan helps carry out the Berkeley County Consolidated Plan by providing a summary of the actions, activities, and funding resources the County needs to annually address the needs and goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. The FY 2022 AAP outlines proposed projects and activities by the County’s Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships program to address the identified priority needs and goals in the Consolidated Plan as Substantially Amended.
Needs can cover public facilities, economic development, housing, public services, and other eligible activities in unincorporated areas and within participating municipalities within the County. Through the CDBG program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development approved approximately $1.2 million for Berkeley County to use to address these needs. In May, Berkeley County awarded the funding to seven different local nonprofits and municipalities.
The County expects to receive $1,226,054 in CDBG funding and $516,868 in HOME funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for FY 2022, which begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2023. This will be the first allocation of the HOME grant for Berkeley County.
The proposed amendment to the Annual Action Plan will also be available for public comment for 30 days, from June 15 to July 15, 2022. Hard copies of the plan, including blank pages for comments, will be available at the welcome desk in the front lobby of the County Administration Building in Moncks Corner.
To view the Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan, visit bit.ly/3tsHkxg.
Highly-anticipated International African American Museum sets opening date After over 20 years of planning, the International African American Museum has announced the museum will be opening the weekend of Jan. 21, 2023. Built upon the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf – one of the nation’s most prolific slave trading ports – the InternationalAfrican American Museum will create an opportunity for visitors to engage with authentic and lesser-known history through transformative storytelling,...
Highly-anticipated International African American Museum sets opening date
After over 20 years of planning, the International African American Museum has announced the museum will be opening the weekend of Jan. 21, 2023. Built upon the former site of Gadsden’s Wharf – one of the nation’s most prolific slave trading ports – the International
African American Museum will create an opportunity for visitors to engage with authentic and lesser-known history through transformative storytelling, compelling artifacts and exhibitions, and its unique “power of place.” The mission of the museum is to honor the untold story of the African American journey at one of America’s most sacred sites, and the long-awaited institution is poised to take this next step in delivering on this promise.
The museum encompasses nearly 150,000 square feet of exhibition, learning, and interpretive space. Nine exhibition galleries range in theme from introducing the African origins and diasporic connections of African Americans to revealing centuries of African American economic, creative, and social contributions of American history to taking an unvarnished look at slavery and enslaved people’s fight for human dignity. Located at the edge of Charleston Harbor with a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean, the museum’s distinctive design includes the African Ancestors Memorial Garden. The stunning “gardens within a garden” design that incorporates art installations, live plantings, and an infinity reflection pool was conceived by landscape architect Walter Hood, a 2019 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” winner.
In the months leading up to the grand opening, the International African American Museum will release more details about opening celebrations, including speakers and various events. Community members and future visitors across the globe are encouraged to become charter members by visiting iaamuseum.org/members.
Exciting saxophone and piano recital to feature young local virtuoso talent
The public is invited to a concert of gorgeous and exciting classical music featuring a concerto by neo-romantic composer Alexander Glazunov, a virtuosic and expressive fantasie by modernist Alfred Desenclos, three romances by Robert Schumann, a modern piano trio on themes from Paganini and a jazz standard too. The featured musician, Luca Ratliff, is a rising high school senior, principal saxophonist of the Wando High School Band.
Luca Ratliff will present a polished hour-long recital of classical music for saxophone and piano in collaboration with distinguished pianist and composer Dr. Elaine M. Ross and his long-time saxophone coach, Jonathan Kammer, grand-prize winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and active concert artist.
Providence Church will host the free concert open to the public at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
When it came to accolades and awards, earning the Class AAA state soccer player of the year honors was the natural and final progression for Bishop England soccer standout Isabella DeMarco.After all, the four-year varsity member was named to Spring Valley High School’s Viking Cup all-tournament team. The early-season tourney showcases the top players and teams in the Palmetto State.After that, DeMarco was named all-region, all-state and earned a spot on the South Carolina squad for the Clash of the Carolinas, an all-star ...
When it came to accolades and awards, earning the Class AAA state soccer player of the year honors was the natural and final progression for Bishop England soccer standout Isabella DeMarco.
After all, the four-year varsity member was named to Spring Valley High School’s Viking Cup all-tournament team. The early-season tourney showcases the top players and teams in the Palmetto State.
After that, DeMarco was named all-region, all-state and earned a spot on the South Carolina squad for the Clash of the Carolinas, an all-star game that features the top seniors from the Palmetto State vs. their counterparts from North Carolina.
Finally, DeMarco was named the Class AAA player of the year by the South Carolina Soccer Coaches Association after leading the Bishops to the Lower State championship game.
“I’m very shocked,” said DeMarco, who will matriculate to Western Carolina University, where she will be reunited with her sister Alexis on the Catamount soccer pitch.
“It’s pretty big to win this honor,” DeMarco said. “I know I helped the team make an impact in the region, and it’s cool to know I helped my team at the state level.”
DeMarco led the Bishops, who finished with a 12-6 record, with 16 goals while finishing second in assists with five to account for 37 points.
DeMarco’s career at BE began with a bang in 2019 when she was on the BE team with her sister Alexis. The team went 24-3-1 that year to win the Bishops’ most recent state championship and the 12th overall in the program’s storied history. DeMarco was a force as a freshman with 18 goals and 13 assists to tally 49 points.
It turned out to be DeMarco’s only state title in soccer as COVID-19 put a wrench in the 2020 season and part of the 2021 season. This year, the Bishops fell to Oceanside Collegiate Academy, 2-0, with a berth to the state championship on the line. The Bishops beat OCA
two out of three encounters before the fourth showdown.
“We definitely probably could have won that game,” DeMarco said. “But things didn’t go our way. I guess it wasn’t meant to be.”
DeMarco’s soccer career commenced 11 years ago when she was 7. She also played tennis for the Battling Bishops, helping them win the 2021 state title last fall.
“I love tennis,” DeMarco said. “But I’m better at soccer. That’s for sure.”
DeMarco joins a Western Carolina team that went 11-8-1 in the fall of 2021. Her sister Alexis played in 19 matches her sophomore season and started seven. Alexis was a 2020 all academic All-Conference selection.
“It’s pretty awesome,” DeMarco said of playing with her sister at Western Carolina. “We will be reunited.”
But first, DeMarco has some unfinished high school soccer business to attend to. She will play in the Clash of the Carolinas, which will be contested the weekend of June 24-25 at WakeMed Park’s Koka Booth Stadium in Cary, North Carolina. The Clash of the Carolinas is the nation’s only interstate all-star event.