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 Goose Creek. 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 Goose Creek - 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
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - It has been nearly 45 years since a worker clearing brush in a Goose Creek field discovered the skeletal remains of a woman.For almost 45 years, the bones have remained unidentified. But Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced Wednesday that a technological advancement might finally help them identify her and learn how her remains ended up there.It was on Oct. 4, 1977, as work was underway at the site previously known as Tidewater Builders off Highway 52 on what is now Sawgrass Avenue.T...
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - It has been nearly 45 years since a worker clearing brush in a Goose Creek field discovered the skeletal remains of a woman.
For almost 45 years, the bones have remained unidentified. But Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis announced Wednesday that a technological advancement might finally help them identify her and learn how her remains ended up there.
It was on Oct. 4, 1977, as work was underway at the site previously known as Tidewater Builders off Highway 52 on what is now Sawgrass Avenue.
Then-Berkeley County Coroner George Murray responded to the scene and recovered the remains. He would transfer them to MUSC for analysis.
No one came forward to report someone missing or tried to claim those remains,” Lewis said.
The skeletal remains were believed to be that of a Black woman, ranging in age from 20 to 75 years old and standing between 5-feet, 2-inches and 5-feet, 8-inches tall, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a federal clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified and unclaimed person cases.
For more than two decades, the case stalled. On June 8, 2020, the remains were transferred to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office where a death investigation was relaunched with two goals in mind: identifying the woman and determining whether a death was involved.
“So you’re thinking back to 1977, a lot of things have changed,” Lewis said.
In what might seem like a script from an episode of true-crime series “The Forensic Files,” the woman’s remains were recently sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification Forensic Anthropology for further analysis.
The new examination updated some details about the woman’s possible age and height, suggesting that she was of medium build, between the ages of 30 and 60, and with a height of between 5-feet, 4-inches and 5-feet, 6-inches.A forensic imaging specialist at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida was able to produce a facial reconstruction to produce an image that might show how she would have looked at the time she disappeared.
“We are asking the public to please take a look at these photographs of the facial reconstruction to see if you might know who this individual could be,” Lewis said. “We would like to get in contact with the next of kin of this victim so they can have their remains laid to rest, properly.”
From facial features of the skull and signs of poor dental care, forensic anthropologists told investigators the woman may have ancestry ties to another country, such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica or the Bahamas, Lewis said.
Lewis said they have entered what they have into a DNA database called CONUS and have also begun looking at forensic genealogy.
“There’s been some other cases that genealogy, DNA, has solved, some missing persons, and located lost and unknown family members,” Lewis said.
He said they hope the new pieces of information may jog someone’s memory about mentions of someone having disappeared around the time.
“There is someone somewhere who has missed this person and we would like to talk to them. We would like to try to learn more about where they were back in 1977 and how we may help close this case out for somebody that’s this missing someone,” Lewis said. “We don’t know what happened. We don’t know how the remains got there. We just don’t know.”
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective John Plitsch at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 843-719-4465.
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Goose Creek will be breaking ground on a new 13-acre park next month, and officials say it will have something for everyone.The new park is called Central Creek Park, and it will cost $9 million to build. The city will soon be breaking ground on a piece of land off Old Moncks Corner Road, near St. James Avenue, to build Central Creek Park.Recreation Director Crystal Reed said the park will cater to everyone.“The focus of this park is it’s going to be inclusive,” Re...
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Goose Creek will be breaking ground on a new 13-acre park next month, and officials say it will have something for everyone.
The new park is called Central Creek Park, and it will cost $9 million to build. The city will soon be breaking ground on a piece of land off Old Moncks Corner Road, near St. James Avenue, to build Central Creek Park.
Recreation Director Crystal Reed said the park will cater to everyone.
“The focus of this park is it’s going to be inclusive,” Reed said. “We’re on a wellness mission, and inclusivity is our top priority.”
The park will be funded by just over $4 million in coronavirus relief money, $1.5 million from the city’s general fund and just under $3.5 million from hospitality taxes.
Reed said with that money, the park will be loaded with features.
“We’ll have a sand volleyball court, basketball court,” she said. “It will have a greenspace with a stage with a food truck area, so that people can have social gatherings.”
Other features in the park include pickleball courts, a pavilion that will host events and an all-inclusive playground for kids of all ages and abilities.
Sean June lives in Goose Creek and came out to play basketball with his friends next to where Central Creek Park will be. He said he can’t wait for it to be built.
“I was actually kind of shocked because I was talking to my friends,” he said. “I thought they were going to put apartments over there, but it will be a nice addition to the community.”
June also said he plans on using the basketball courts and the food truck area once the park eventually opens.
“Every weekend, there’s always a bunch of people behind playing basketball,” he said. “I’m pretty sure it’s a big staple in our community to have parks.”
Reed said the city’s focus on building parks, such as the recently opened John McCants Veterans Park, is to make sure people can get together outdoors.
“It’s really just a focus on creating community,” Reed said. “That’s why we’re doing it. We want people to have activities and places to go in their city where they don’t have to leave the city limits of Goose Creek.”
Officials said the groundbreaking is scheduled for March 31. That’s when they will reveal how this park will take shape.
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GOOSE CREEK — Economic development is expected to be a continued focus for the future of this growing Berkeley County city.During Mayor Greg Habib’s annual State of the City address on Feb. 17, Habib highlighted the city’s goal of using economic development to become more than an area people drive through.According to Habib, around 80,000 cars move through the city every day. Goose Creek’s population is around 47,000. Many of those drivers are passing though the city to get somewhere else, he said....
GOOSE CREEK — Economic development is expected to be a continued focus for the future of this growing Berkeley County city.
During Mayor Greg Habib’s annual State of the City address on Feb. 17, Habib highlighted the city’s goal of using economic development to become more than an area people drive through.
According to Habib, around 80,000 cars move through the city every day. Goose Creek’s population is around 47,000. Many of those drivers are passing though the city to get somewhere else, he said.
The hope is to craft more amenities and resources to attract people to remain in the city. He also stressed that economic development doesn’t increase traffic.
“Economic development goes where traffic already is,” he said.
Developing the city and its downtown area has been an ongoing mission for Goose Creek officials. The city recently partnered with organizations like Lowcountry Local First to provide support and training for aspiring business owners in the community.
During his annual address, Habib noted that more than 5,000 homes will be built in the city over the next couple of years.
So adding retail options to support the residential increase will be a continued focus, he said. Retail sales are outpacing the growth of the residential areas of the city.
Since 2018, Habib said, residential growth has increased by nearly 8 percent. Sales growth has increased by 43 percent. That’s going from $900 million to $1.3 billion in retail sales in the city, he said.
“That’s a good thing. In fact, it’s a crucial thing,” Habib said.
He highlighted the opening of the Creek City Grill and Wide Awake Brewing Co. It’s the city’s first local brewery and is located at the city’s former fire station on Button Hall Road.
The upcoming $9 million all-inclusive 13-acre park also received special attention during Habib’s mayoral address. The city is expected to break ground on the park soon.
But when completed, the park is expected to come with amenities that will allow children of all abilities to enjoy it. Habib said around 10 percent of the the city’s population is managing a disability.
The space, which will be known as Central Creek Park, will also include pickleball courts and areas for concerts, a farmers market and food trucks.
“It is a park that will be the pride of our city,” he said.
The area around Red Bank Road is slated to receive some development attention. Habib said the plan is to make it more walkable and pedestrian-friendly with additional amenities.
“We know that our residents had asked for something more,” he said.
Sharina Haynes, president of the Goose Creek Branch of the NAACP, was in the audience for the State of the City event. She and some of her colleagues said they appreciated the mayor’s acknowledgment of the city’s diversity.
She said she hopes the NAACP has a seat at the table during those economic development conversations. But one topic she said she wished the mayor had gone into more detail on is affordable housing.
With the city growing so much, she said people affording to stay here has to be a focus.
And Habib said he agrees with that.
They are having conversations with developers about adding affordable housing when they are building homes in the city, he said.
After the address, Habib said there is a plan to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County to build around 10 new homes in the city as one way to begin to address the need.
Goose Creek High School’s football team has captured three straight region championships and reeled in as many player of the year honors from the offensive side of the ball in the process.It’s easy to overlook the guys in the trenches who help make those accomplishments possible. Gators senior lineman Jayden Johnson was hard to miss, though. Johnson moved defenders around quite easily at times, opening holes aplenty to run through and giving quarterbacks time to throw.“Jayden is a good guy,” Gators coach...
Goose Creek High School’s football team has captured three straight region championships and reeled in as many player of the year honors from the offensive side of the ball in the process.
It’s easy to overlook the guys in the trenches who help make those accomplishments possible. Gators senior lineman Jayden Johnson was hard to miss, though. Johnson moved defenders around quite easily at times, opening holes aplenty to run through and giving quarterbacks time to throw.
“Jayden is a good guy,” Gators coach Jason Winstead said. “He’s not a problem. He doesn’t get into trouble and causes no issues. He’s had a great career, and he’s a captain.”
For his efforts in the classroom and on the field of play, Johnson earned a scholarship opportunity to play football at South Carolina State in Orangeburg.
Johnson (6-4, 305) started four seasons up front for the Gators, garnered three all-region nods and two all-state selections. He was chosen to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team and ultimately ended up playing in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 11. The Shrine Bowl was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns for the second year in a row.
Johnson’s South squad won the all-star game for the third time in a row.
“In four years, Jayden blocked for over 15,000 yards of offense,” Winstead said. “That’s a lot. You don’t find many guys who start all four years in 5A football.”
Equally as impressive was a standout performance in the classroom.
“That 3.4 grade-point average is what got him this opportunity,” Winstead said. “If he didn’t have the grades, none of this would be happening. First question all these college coaches want to ask is how are his grades. If they can’t get into the school, they’re not going to stay a long time. It’s going to be a short conversation.”
With Johnson anchoring the front, future S.C. State teammate Demetri Simmons earned back-to-back region player of the year honors.
Simmons, a running back who also signed with the Bulldogs on Dec. 15, touched it 566 times in three seasons on the varsity level and totaled 4,138 yards and 44 touchdowns. He was named all-state as a senior and also a team captain.
“He really needs no introduction,” Winstead said of Simmons. “He’s an outstanding young man.”
Simmons was selected to the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl but missed the game with an injury.
GOOSE CREEK — Aspiring business owners in the city are expected to receive more tools in the coming year to move their ideas forward.The city of Goose Creek has finalized a two-year partnership with Lowcountry Local First, which supports the economic development of local businesses.With the partnership will come a series of courses, workshops and resources centered around business management and planning. The goal is to create a pool of resources for local business owners in the Goose Creek area.“We think thi...
GOOSE CREEK — Aspiring business owners in the city are expected to receive more tools in the coming year to move their ideas forward.
The city of Goose Creek has finalized a two-year partnership with Lowcountry Local First, which supports the economic development of local businesses.
With the partnership will come a series of courses, workshops and resources centered around business management and planning. The goal is to create a pool of resources for local business owners in the Goose Creek area.
“We think this is an excellent opportunity for folks,” said Matt Brady, the city’s economic development director.
In the coming year, the city and Lowcountry Local First will launch two training programs — one in English and one in Spanish.
There, attendees will receive hands-on training on how to take their existing businesses or ideas for a business to the next level. A minimum of 70 percent of the participants will be low-income community members.
The reason for offering Spanish courses and prioritizing low-income residents is to make sure that everyone gets help. They are also demographics in the most need of resources and advice, Brady said.
Brady gave an example of a local artisan. That person could have the right idea and create an amazing product to be sold. But they’ve likely never thought about something like navigating a commercial lease.
“That’s a topic we could address,” he said.
The same could go for things like marketing or attaining a loan.
Lowcountry Local First will also develop four workshops through its Good Business Workshop Series. Those courses will be for local business owners and is expected to help them connect with experts, the city and resources in general to help with their business development.
Other programs in the works with the partnership will include a community storefront challenge where the winner will be given a one-year subsidized lease rate through a property owner working with the city.
They will also be working with business owners in developing their own buy local campaigns.
In a news release, Jacquie Berger, the executive director of Lowcountry Local First, said they were excited about launching the projects with the city.
“This work will build community wealth and enhance the quality of life for Goose Creek residents now and in the years to come,” she said.
Over the years Berkeley County has been one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina. Goose Creek is its largest city.
With all of the growth, Goose Creek staff members said the purpose of putting so much attention on local businesses is to help maintain the city’s unique charm.
The city is expected to push the new resources throughout the month of January. Those interested are advised to be on the look out for additional information at businessinthecreek.com as well as the city’s social media accounts.