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 James 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 James 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
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As 2022 comes to a close, a popular Charleston-area pizza restaurant shuts down after three decades in business.A sign on the door of the last-remaining Andolini’s Pizza location on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley read, “With sad hearts, we have closed the last Andolini’s Pizza” and thanked the community for its support over the years.The official announcement came on the restaurant’s Facebook page Saturday afternoon, almost one month after a post celebrating the r...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - As 2022 comes to a close, a popular Charleston-area pizza restaurant shuts down after three decades in business.
A sign on the door of the last-remaining Andolini’s Pizza location on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in West Ashley read, “With sad hearts, we have closed the last Andolini’s Pizza” and thanked the community for its support over the years.
The official announcement came on the restaurant’s Facebook page Saturday afternoon, almost one month after a post celebrating the restaurant’s 30th anniversary.
“To all our loyal patrons and staff who were part of the journey...thank you from the bottom of all our hearts! We will miss you,” the post states.
While several restaurants in recent months have cited a variety of problems, from a slow economy to supply chain issues to finding workers, co-owner Mindy Odle said there was no specific issue that led to the decision, adding that COVID made it difficult for families to eat inside restaurants.
“Andolini’s was a staple for so many Charleston families and in many cases it began with the original Andolini’s on Wentworth,” Odle said. “It became the favorite pizza place for the College of Charleston.”
One patron responded to the post, saying she had been “a fan (and frequent customer)” since her college days at the College of Charleston and enjoyed introducing her children to “the best pizza on earth.”
Another posted a string of crying emojis with the message, “You had THE BEST PIZZA in Charleston!”
Many of the responses included emojis expressing sadness at the news.
Some former employees also expressed their appreciation to the family that started the business.
At its height, there were five primary locations across the Lowcountry: downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island, North Charleston and West Ashley.
Its menu included Italian and Greek salads, breadsticks, calzones, and pizza by the slice or pie.
Its Facebook page stated Andolini’s was voted “Best New York Style Pizza” for 28 years.
“We had a good run for 30 years,” Odle said. “We will miss being Charleston’s favorite pizza place for more than 25 years in a row.”
Andolini’s is the latest in a list of longtime Lowcountry restaurants that closed their doors in 2022. Other familiar eateries that bade farewell during the year included The Sunflower Cafe in West Ashley, Nana’s Seafood, Philly’s in Summerville, Caroline’s Aloha Bar and the first location of Ladles Soups in West Ashley.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston’s Planning Commission on Wednesday will review plans for a new residential development on James Island.The property has both low-lying wetlands and high ground, which appears to be causing concern for some James Island residents.One James Island resident, Franny Henty, said she is concerned about the flooding problems that developments in low-lying areas m...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston’s Planning Commission on Wednesday will review plans for a new residential development on James Island.
The property has both low-lying wetlands and high ground, which appears to be causing concern for some James Island residents.
One James Island resident, Franny Henty, said she is concerned about the flooding problems that developments in low-lying areas may cause for surrounding neighbors.
Developers are proposing to build the ‘Harbor View Towns’ near the intersection of the James Island Expressway and Harbor View Road. According to the submitted plans, it will consist of six single-family and 10 multifamily units.
Henty lives off of Folly Road, right near Publix.
With the multiple jurisdictions interacting on James Island, she said she hopes the city is being careful with its stormwater retention plan, especially considering the low-lying areas and wetlands on the property.
“Adding so much development can flood out the neighbors, and that’s not apparent immediately, its apparent years later, Henty said.
City of Charleston Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability Robert Summerfield said the majority of the property is high land, but the portion of the property containing wetlands will be “pretty significantly” buffered away.
He said the developer’s plans include a stormwater retention plan, and even though the multiple jurisdictions can be confusing from a planning perspective, he is confident in the city’s stormwater requirements.
“This property is in the city, this property is not, and so on and so forth. But this one is in the city, has to meet all of our requirements. And again, our stormwater requirements, I would put those up against any in the state in terms of their stringent requirements to safeguard against future, and particularly downstream, flooding,” Summerfield said.
We are waiting to hear from the developer for comment.
Today’s planning commission meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room on the first floor of 2 George Street.
The meeting will also be live streamed and recorded on the City of Charleston Public Meetings YouTube channel.
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Two fake stop signs have been found in one James Island neighborhood, which the mayor says has caused confusion and controversy between town officials and localJAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Two fake stop signs have been found in one James Island neighborhood, which the mayor says has caused confusion and controversy between town officials and locals.A neighbor’s security camera captured the Town of James Island’s public works department removing the illegal stop signs from the corner of Clearview Drive and Tennant Str...
Two fake stop signs have been found in one James Island neighborhood, which the mayor says has caused confusion and controversy between town officials and local
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Two fake stop signs have been found in one James Island neighborhood, which the mayor says has caused confusion and controversy between town officials and locals.
A neighbor’s security camera captured the Town of James Island’s public works department removing the illegal stop signs from the corner of Clearview Drive and Tennant Street on Oct. 21.
“You cannot put your own stop signs out. You can always come to the town and make a request, and it will always be merited,” Mayor Bill Woolsey said. “We won’t often be able to put them up, but you can’t put them up yourself, and how we respond is we immediately contact SCDOT. We would have been very surprised if they put a stop sign out there without telling us beforehand.”
A worker could be seen wiggling one of the signs a couple of times before lifting it out of the ground and placing it in the back of a truck.
Not only were the signs put in illegally, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, but the ground next to the street was painted with white stop bars, as well.
“It’s the first I’ve ever heard about it, and I hope it doesn’t spread,” Woolsey said. “[I’m surprised] someone would come and paint a line in the road and buy some online stop signs and install them themselves in the middle of the night or early in the morning.”
Deputies said they were patrolling the area the night before and didn’t see any new signs, but when they went back the next day, they said the signs, which were apparently purchased online, had been put in overnight.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation has also confirmed they have not installed any stop signs at the intersection.
Neighbors initially thought the stop signs were put in by DOT to help with speeders and said the fake signs hurts their ability to address the issue.
“I guess somebody duped us, and they were putting in fake stop signs,” neighbor Jim Boyd said. “They looked to all of us legitimate and 100% real. We are just in favor of anything and everything that we can get people to slow down. Yes, we understand first responders need to get here quickly as well, but we want everything and anything.”
However, Woolsey said he believes the signs did not pop up at random.
“If we find out who did it, they will be charged, and we believe that, most likely, it was someone who lives close by,” he said.
Woolsey also said there was a recent incident where an illegal speed bump was found and removed near the intersection. He said the speed bump had black and yellow stripes and was similar to one found in parking lots across the Lowcountry.
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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders provided some insight on a flood-prone neighborhood on James Island that saw an excess of water after Hurricane Ian.News 2 first introduced viewers to Michael Miller and his wife on Friday when Hurricane Ian flooded their home and others on Shoreham Road.According to Miller, it took about five to six hours for the water to drain on the street and about three hours for it to recede inside his home.“We just started getting as much of the water and as much of t...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders provided some insight on a flood-prone neighborhood on James Island that saw an excess of water after Hurricane Ian.
News 2 first introduced viewers to Michael Miller and his wife on Friday when Hurricane Ian flooded their home and others on Shoreham Road.
According to Miller, it took about five to six hours for the water to drain on the street and about three hours for it to recede inside his home.
“We just started getting as much of the water and as much of the dirt out as we could. Putting up fans, scrubbing down everything. Trying to assess the damage,” said Miller.
According to Charleston City leaders, Shoreham Road is known to flood because it sits in a low-lying area.
“It’s a neighborhood where when that water falls on the streets and on the roofs and on the properties it’s hard to move it out very quickly especially if we get higher tides,” explained Matthew Fountain, the Director of Stormwater Management for the City of Charleston.
There are a few projects in the works to help prevent flooding in the neighborhood. Fountain said one includes a rain garden that is set to be built at the site of a former flood-prone home the city acquired through federal grants.
He said the other small project consists of constructing a drainage swale system to help store more water in the neighborhood. While these projects can help with a typical thunderstorm/rain event, Fountain said it will take more to prevent flooding in a major storm like Ian.
“That neighborhood is going to experience flooding. That’s part of the reason we’ve looked at home acquisitions and demolition in that location giving people the opportunity if they have a heavily flooded home to have the city work with the federal government and eventually buy their homes,” explained Fountain.
Meanwhile, drainage projects on other parts of James Island seem to be showing signs of improvement. News 2 met with Charleston County Councilwoman Jenny Costa Honeycutt at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course where drainage improvements are underway.
She said Hurricane Ian was one of the first big storms to hit the area since rolling out the projects. Because of the work that was done over the last few years, Honeycutt said the water in the system was able to drain within one tide cycle, as opposed to sitting for days as it has in the past.
“One of the parts of the improvements that really helped was cleaning out the Stono River outfall and then back up the ditch system to the entire watershed, so that water could drain out faster. In conjunction, we also enhanced these ponds you see on the golf course to allow more water to stay in the system as the tides change,” explained Honeycutt.
According to city leaders, they monitor streets like Shoreham Road ahead of big storms, making sure the pipes aren’t clogged.
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Kelly McNeil flung open the locker room door and felt like spitting nails.But the Stratford girls basketball coach didn’t have to say a whole lot after her team’s 38-35 loss at James Island last month. A key injury and foul trouble on the road doomed the No. 5 team in Class AAAAA in their first loss of the regular season.“I didn’t say a word,” McNeil said. “They said they have no idea what’s going to happen to them the next time they see us. Things have become very personal for them. Th...
Kelly McNeil flung open the locker room door and felt like spitting nails.
But the Stratford girls basketball coach didn’t have to say a whole lot after her team’s 38-35 loss at James Island last month. A key injury and foul trouble on the road doomed the No. 5 team in Class AAAAA in their first loss of the regular season.
“I didn’t say a word,” McNeil said. “They said they have no idea what’s going to happen to them the next time they see us. Things have become very personal for them. That’s something I’ve been trying to ingrain in them since I got here.”
The upset loss sparked a turnaround and Stratford hasn’t tasted defeat since also rising to No. 1 in the most recent Class AAAAA poll by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.
A victory on Jan. 3 at West Ashley was the eighth straight for McNeil’s bunch, a stretch that includes a 24-point victory against James Island on Dec. 20. Stratford also swept three games in three days at home to win a Carolina Invitational division Dec. 28-30.
The Knights knocked off Augusta Christian (54-14), University WVa. (48-45) and Forbush N.C. (39-23) in the annual event to continue building momentum for the most important part of the season.
Senior guard Yasmine Cook and sophomore guard Ciara Mustapher pace the Knights on the scoreboard, averaging 14.7 and 10.6 points. Senior guard Kaleyia Brown and senior forward Ta’Liya Griffin chip in better than seven points a game. Senior point guard Kiki Prudhomme adds 6.5 points a contest while leading the way in steals and assists. Cook tracks down a team-high 5.1 boards a game.
Mustapher knocked down six shots from beyond the arc against Augusta Christian, pouring in a season-high 23 points. More of that takes Stratford to a whole new level on the offensive end of the floor.
“She’s very quiet and subdued, but when she starts hitting them like that she’s begging for the ball,” McNeil said of the lone underclassman who starts. “It relieves Yasmine a little bit. Most people are worried about her when we come in. Ciara gets lost in that. Now, they’ve got to come out on her. We like to press out of a make anyway so when she’s firing them up like that, it just gets us going off our press. With Kiki and Yasmine’s long arms, we can get layup after layup.”
Prudhomme almost had a triple-double before Christmas.
“If she has a stretch of games like that where she scores 14 points, 16 points or 18 points, that’s pretty remarkable,” McNeil said. “She likes to give up the ball but our press generates points for her. It’s a lot like Ciara. If she’s going off scoring, you can bet somebody else is too. It rallies us up and gets us hungry.”
Next up is the Region 6-AAAAA slate for the 13-1 Knights. The curtain will be pulled back Jan. 13 at defending league champion Cane Bay, which swept Stratford last winter.
“Everything we’ve done up until now is about fixing things before region starts,” McNeil said. “Now, it’s here. Region is what matters. Hopefully, they’re buying into that part. I know they’re still burning from last year (losing to Cane Bay twice). It was a hyped up thing and we didn’t play well.”
The Cobras are powered by Charleston Southern signee Alaina Nettles, one of the top seniors in the state. She exited Christmas break averaging 19 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.3 steals and 3.8 assists. Last season, Nettles torched the Knights for 28 and 20 points in a pair of victories by 22 and 15 points.
“Mathematically in my head, she brings anywhere from 25 to 28 points,” McNeil said. “Even on a tough night for her, she’s still 15 to 18 points. We need to force their other players to consistently score.”
Stratford will enter the showdown not having played a game in nine days. Cane Bay, meanwhile, will have seen action three more times (Jan. 4, 6 and 10).
“I don’t know if that is going to help us or hurt us,” McNeil said. “Cane Bay always has an answer for us. It doesn’t matter what’s at stake. They always play us tough. It’s developed more into an understood rivalry. I’m always expecting Alaina to do what Alaina does and hopefully we have an answer for her. Hopefully, we’re able to play well.”
Hanahan girls 34,
Charleston Math and Science 28
Ashtyn Adams paced the Hawks with 19 points and Camdyn Lawson added nine points in Hanahan’s win on January 4.
Cane Bay boys 73,
Twelve players scored for Cane Bay as it coasted by Timberland, 73-28, on January 4. Jordyn McKeen and Isaac Smalls were in double figures for the Cobras with 15 and 11 points. The Cobras moved to 11-4 on the season.