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
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A new medical unit is patrolling Daniel Island designed to better respond to people experiencing a medical emergency.“We’ve recently added what we call a ‘QRV,’ or a Quick Response Vehicle,” explained Berkeley County EMS Chief Michael Shirey.The QRV includes everything you would find in an ambulance, including a paramedic. In fact, three paramedics were hired to put the vehicle in service.“It serves Daniel Island and the surrounding communities, and t...
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A new medical unit is patrolling Daniel Island designed to better respond to people experiencing a medical emergency.
“We’ve recently added what we call a ‘QRV,’ or a Quick Response Vehicle,” explained Berkeley County EMS Chief Michael Shirey.
The QRV includes everything you would find in an ambulance, including a paramedic. In fact, three paramedics were hired to put the vehicle in service.
“It serves Daniel Island and the surrounding communities, and the purpose is to put a paramedic on scene faster,” Shirey said.
The only thing the QRV cannot do is take a patient to the hospital. But there is an ambulance that is stationed in the Daniel Island area that will respond when warranted. It also allows the QRV to respond to additional calls when the ambulance is in use.
“Often when a unit that is stationed on Daniel Island is already on a call, a second call for service comes in. We have to respond the unit from another location from another community,” he explained.
That can mean a long wait time for those who need immediate help.
“That response time could be anywhere from 15 to 29 minutes,” Shirey noted.
But this new unit will already be in the area to provide help to those in need.
“It is critical that we have this quick response vehicle that’s available to respond to that second call until that transport vehicle can get there,” said Berkeley County Councilman Josh Whitley.
And since the QRV can’t transport, that means there will always be a paramedic with equipment in the Daniel Island area.
“We’ve had response times in the 15-minute range for cardiac issues. It is critical that we get to patients as fast as possible,” said Shirey.
It also means better responses in other areas of the county.
“Adding this unit here may decrease the need to pull a unit from another part of the county that can respond to calls in Goose Creek and so forth, so it’s just good for the system, systemwide.”
Berkeley County still needs additional paramedics, however. They increased salaries for that job a few months ago.
Ten schools from around the state have been selected as finalists for the 2023 Palmetto’s Finest Awards. Daniel Island School was one of the schools named to the list.This selection comes after extensive evaluations by a committee of fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture.“I am so proud of our DIS family and community!” DIS Principal Nancy Leigh ...
Ten schools from around the state have been selected as finalists for the 2023 Palmetto’s Finest Awards. Daniel Island School was one of the schools named to the list.
This selection comes after extensive evaluations by a committee of fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities and school culture.
“I am so proud of our DIS family and community!” DIS Principal Nancy Leigh said. “Becoming a Palmetto’s Finest Finalist is evidence of the support that our staff and stakeholders provide to contribute to our students’ success. We continue to strive for excellence every day and this award serves as a catalyst for raising our expectations even higher.”
In the fall of 2022, 19 South Carolina schools submitted a 20-page application followed by an onsite examination visit from a review committee. The 10 finalists are currently undergoing a second onsite evaluation before the winners are selected in the spring.
Each school will have the opportunity to celebrate with their local community, as the winners will be announced through a live stream to each finalist school on March 15.
● Batesburg-Leesville High School, Lexington School District 3
● Carver Elementary Magnet School, Florence School District 1
● Clover High School, York School District 2 (Clover)
● John W. Moore Middle School, Florence School District 1
● Lake Murray Elementary School, Lexington School District 1
● Lake Murray Elementary School, Lexington-Richland School District 5
● Southwood Academy of the Arts, Anderson School District 5
The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents the awards each year to schools which offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs. The Palmetto’s Finest Award is celebrating its 43rd year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators.
“We are excited to recognize some of the outstanding and innovative schools in South Carolina,” SCASA Executive Director Beth Phibbs said. “They represent the many excellent school communities serving our state’s families.”
SCASA, the professional organization for school leaders in South Carolina, has more than 5,000 members. From professional development opportunities and research to publications and legislative advocacy, SCASA’s focus is to support school leaders in providing the best possible education for South Carolina’s young people. As a state affiliate of three national associations for school leaders, SCASA also works on the national level.
Charleston Playhouse announces Broadway Cabaret Series Season Charleston Playhouse, Charleston’s first Professional Equity Theatre Company, announced its 2023 Broadway Cabaret Series Season. After a very successful 2022 season, the slate in 2023 will feature Broadway performers Darilyn Castillo (“Hamilton,” “The Lion King,”“Motown the Musical”), Hayley Podschun (Glinda in “Wicked,” “Hello Dolly!”, “Something Rotten!,” “Chaplin,&...
Charleston Playhouse announces Broadway Cabaret Series Season
Charleston Playhouse, Charleston’s first Professional Equity Theatre Company, announced its 2023 Broadway Cabaret Series Season. After a very successful 2022 season, the slate in 2023 will feature Broadway performers Darilyn Castillo (“Hamilton,” “The Lion King,”
“Motown the Musical”), Hayley Podschun (Glinda in “Wicked,” “Hello Dolly!”, “Something Rotten!,” “Chaplin,” “Anything Goes,” “Pal Joey,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Hairspray,” “The Sound of Music”), Jenny DiNoia (Elphaba in “Wicked” in seven companies across four countries, more than any other actress in the show’s history, including Broadway, London, Chicago, Seoul, Sydney, and the first and second national tours), Jenny Lee Stern (“Rocky, A Christmas Story”), and local professionals Clyde Moser, Aaron Hancock, and Lauren Wagner. Tickets can be purchased at CharlestonPlayhouse.com.
Charleston Playhouse, a nonprofit organization in residence at the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, features Broadway actors, Equity members, and local professional talent. The productions provide top-quality entertainment in the heart of Charleston’s charming historic district. Stars such as Carol Burnett, Kristen Chenoweth, and other Tony Award winners, along with Mayor John Tecklenburg, Daniel Island resident Ed Marinaro, Renee Dobbins Anderson, and many others have joined Charleston Playhouse’s Advisory Committee in support of this endeavor. Doug Coupe, another resident of Daniel Island, is on Charleston Playhouse’s Board of Directors.
Charleston Playhouse, an advocate for the arts and the artists in the community, is also planning its inaugural Mainstage Season, producing four large-scale Broadway-caliber productions in the Sottile Theatre, while continuing to add additional foundational funding and growing its robust donor base leading up to that announcement. Charleston Playhouse will not only be the first professional Equity Theatre in Charleston, but the largest in the state of South Carolina.
Hope Scholars Academy open house to feature new faculty
Hope Scholars Academy has appointed two new faculty members who will be introduced at an open house at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Rachel Hudson will be teaching 11th grade literature and composition. Hudson has a bachelor of arts in English from Southern Wesleyan University and a master of arts in adolescent literature. She has taught for eight years at the middle school level and served as a mentor for teachers in those grades.
Melissa Bennett will lead classes in Bible for the eighth through 10th grades. Bennett graduated from Geneva College with a bachelor of arts in student ministries. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has taught Bible for more than 20 years. Bennett is married to the Reverend Jonathan Bennett; they have three children and are also foster parents.
At the open house, families will have an opportunity to tour the school and meet the new faculty. In addition, the continuing faculty members will be on hand for questions about the full curriculum including science, math, engineering, Bible, world view, art and languages. To sign up, go to hopescholarsacademy.org.
Hope Scholars is located in Cooper River Baptist Church, 1059 Crawford St., in Park Circle near the intersection of I-26 and I-526.
Many cities and smaller communities in Ukraine have suffered immense damage to public water and power infrastructure as a result of the Russian military offensives. Safe water access is critical to the country’s citizens in the cold winter months. Water Mission, a N. Charleston based nonprofit, is expanding its efforts to provide safe drinking to citizens in the war torn country.Water Mission received a $2.27 million grant from the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) to expand emergency safe wate...
Many cities and smaller communities in Ukraine have suffered immense damage to public water and power infrastructure as a result of the Russian military offensives. Safe water access is critical to the country’s citizens in the cold winter months. Water Mission, a N. Charleston based nonprofit, is expanding its efforts to provide safe drinking to citizens in the war torn country.
Water Mission received a $2.27 million grant from the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) to expand emergency safe water access in areas affected by the war in Ukraine, the organization shared in a press release. The project, known as "Safe Water Ukraine,” will increase Water Mission’s existing impact by scaling safe water operations across four war-torn regions in southeastern Ukraine. Funding provides 40 fixed systems and five mobile safe water systems to serve residents desperately in need of safe, clean water.
“This grant provides critical funding enabling us to quickly scale our efforts to bring emergency safe water throughout southeastern Ukraine,” said George C. Greene IV, PE, CEO, and president of Water Mission, which is a Christian based nonprofit. “We are thankful for IOM’s trust and support in helping our in-country teams bring relief to people without water due to extensive damage to public infrastructure.”
In February 2022, Water Mission immediately deployed to serve people in need seeking safety in bordering countries. By April, Water Mission was one of the first organizations to provide safe water access for internally displaced people (IDPs) within Ukraine.
As of December 2022, Water Mission installed more than 40 emergency safe water systems across seven Ukrainian cities, according to information provided by the organization. These systems have produced more than 20 million liters of safe water, serving more than 100,000 people. Additionally, Water Mission teams have provided on the ground engineering expertise, consulting, and water quality testing services to local municipal water operators. Water Mission has also worked with partners to ensure dignified and hygienic living conditions for people in need by distributing necessary hygiene items, more than 10,000 hygiene kits, and three million water purification packets.
Water Mission will continue to expand its response by working collaboratively with regional city officials, local governments, and churches to address the most critical safe water needs, a press release promised.
To learn more or support the response, visit watermission.org.
About Water Mission
Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds sustainable safe water solutions for people in developing countries. Refugee camps, and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has served more than 7 million people in 57 countries, sharing safe water and the message of God’s love. Water Mission’s global headquarters is in North Charleston, SC, and the organization has over 400 staff members based in Africa; Asia; North, South, and Central America; and the Caribbean. Charity Navigator has awarded Water Mission its top four-star rating 15 years in a row, a distinction shared by less than 1% of the charities rated by the organization. To learn more, visit watermission.org, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.
The holiday season for most winter and spring sports teams is used as downtime to recuperate. At Bishop England, it’s not a time to relax, but rather a time to give back.In December, at the beginning of Christmas break, BE’s wrestling team volunteered at the Lowcountry Food Bank. The wrestlers and their families packed more than 550 boxes for seniors and families in need in the community.“I think it is important for our athletes to give back to the community and those who do not have as much,” BE wrestli...
The holiday season for most winter and spring sports teams is used as downtime to recuperate. At Bishop England, it’s not a time to relax, but rather a time to give back.
In December, at the beginning of Christmas break, BE’s wrestling team volunteered at the Lowcountry Food Bank. The wrestlers and their families packed more than 550 boxes for seniors and families in need in the community.
“I think it is important for our athletes to give back to the community and those who do not have as much,” BE wrestling coach Paul Spence said. “I loved the fact that so many of my team participated before they went off on vacation. I was happy that they worked hard and had fun doing so.”
The rate of food-insecurity in the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina hovers around 11%, which is 1% higher than the national average. In 2022, LCFB aided approximately 200,000 people and distributed roughly 39 million pounds of food, according to Chief Development Officer Brenda Shaw. By 2025, the nonprofit’s goal is to decrease hunger and food insecurity in coastal South Carolina by 25%.
“It builds teamwork, camaraderie and the team itself,” Shaw added. “It also gives these young adults a glimpse into how they can truly make a difference in their communities.”
During the same time frame, BE’s baseball team fulfilled stocking wishes for children at Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s annual Stocking Drive. The ball players and their families donated 70 stocking wish bags and numerous gently used clothing items, shoes and books.
“It gives our kids that feeling of helping a little bit and that there are people out here in desperate need and really poor situations,” BE baseball coach Mike Darnell said. “Because it’s the holiday it made it just a little bit more extra special to help out.”
The Stocking Drive yielded more than 3,000 wish bags overall last month, but that’s not the impressive number. In 2022, LOR serviced approximately 8,000 children in cases of child abuse, abandonement and neglect, according to founder Lynn Young. More than 40,000 children have been aided since 2006.
“This is funny to say, but I wish we could go out of business and there would be no more abuse and neglect of our precious children,” Young said.