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 Summerville. 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 Summerville - 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
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - As a Summerville church is celebrating its 85th birthday this year, church leaders are figuring out how to move forward after a devastating fire.A fire last week at First Emmanuel Baptist Church destroyed the building’s sanctuary. A portion of the building’s roof collapsed as crews worked to bring the fire under control.“The pews are ...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - As a Summerville church is celebrating its 85th birthday this year, church leaders are figuring out how to move forward after a devastating fire.
A fire last week at First Emmanuel Baptist Church destroyed the building’s sanctuary. A portion of the building’s roof collapsed as crews worked to bring the fire under control.
“The pews are gone, the pulpit’s gone, the piano’s wrecked, the organ’s wrecked, the sound system’s gone,” Pastor John Hill said.
Cleanup crews are currently working on the fellowship hall, where Hill said they’re hoping to hold church services in the next three to four weeks once it’s finished. For now, they’re holding services under a tent next to the church.
“We are what the New Testament describes as a church, it’s a family,” Hill said. “If you come to our church, you are not a church member, you’re a part of our family. And I’ve been more than overwhelmed by how our people have come together.”
His daughter, Lindy Hill, said the community’s help has been a reminder that there are good people out there.
“Having something like this happen, just makes you remember that still are good people that want to help you, that are kinda rooting for you, and it’s just kind of easy to forget that sometimes,” she said.
Hill said he knows God is in control and he is excited to see what God is going to do.
“We’re not discouraged,” he said. “Why could anybody be discouraged when you pray over and over and over for God’s will to be done, and then something happens. How do you look at it as a tragedy?”
Hill said all are welcome to their Wednesday night Bible study at 7 p.m. He also invites everyone to Sunday School and their Sunday morning worship service, at 8 a.m. and 9.a.m, respectively. It will be held under their tent.
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You know a musical experience is powerful if you get chill bumps. That’s what happens regularly to Jeanne Griffin when she listens to a performance of the Summerville Orchestra (S.O.). Jeanne, a former schoolteacher, and her husband Jim, a banjo player, have been attending S.O. concerts since 2018.“Even the national anthem gives me chill bumps right at the beginning,” she says. Jim describes the experience of attending an S.O. concert as “good for the soul.”Founded in 2003, the S.O. has evolved fro...
You know a musical experience is powerful if you get chill bumps. That’s what happens regularly to Jeanne Griffin when she listens to a performance of the Summerville Orchestra (S.O.). Jeanne, a former schoolteacher, and her husband Jim, a banjo player, have been attending S.O. concerts since 2018.
“Even the national anthem gives me chill bumps right at the beginning,” she says. Jim describes the experience of attending an S.O. concert as “good for the soul.”
Founded in 2003, the S.O. has evolved from a small community of amateur musicians who came together for the joy of playing to a 75-member orchestra performing before sold-out audiences. When the pandemic canceled the three remaining concerts in the 2020-21 season, nearly 100 percent of S.O. subscribers donated their tickets rather than request a refund. That kind of loyalty typifies the orchestra’s followers.
For many, including Pamela Freiheit of Summerville, the S.O.’s allure begins with the passion of Music Director Wojciech (pronounced “VOY-tek”) Milewski. Her 8-year-old granddaughter agrees: “What conductor leaps onto the stage?! All the other people just walk up.”
Milewski has this effect on listeners of all ages. He writes detailed program notes and frequently interacts with the audience, educating, joking and connecting. “Wojciech makes it so understandable and welcoming for people who are not professional musicians, are not classically trained or experienced even. And he always does something funny every time, and I just love that,” says Jim.
“I love when he engages with the audience,” says Jeanne. “He’ll turn around and go ‘shh’ when people clap at the ‘wrong’ time. It’s funny. He makes you laugh.” Jim adds: “He’s so cute about it, it’s not intimidating. And I would say it’s fun, but it’s also educational.”
Others have described Wojciech’s energy as “infectious,” “charismatic,” “genuine,” “playful,” “too damn fun.”
“He wants to be connected with people,” said Diane Rodwell, a former board chairman and current advisory board member. “He really wants to bridge that gap all the time. He feeds off the energy; he thrives on that connection. Community. He’s all about that.”
Board member Susan Kammeraad-Campbell recalls the first time she saw Milewski conduct. “When he began the concert with such buoyant energy, I wasn’t expecting that, but, wow, did he deliver,” she said. “But even beyond the playful, he is a musical wizard. He has the gift and the capacity to lift a community of musicians to a higher level than they have known previously. I was gobsmacked by that first concert experience and by every one I’ve attended since.”
“He has several lifetimes of knowledge in his head,” says Warren Raybon of Summerville.
S.O. musicians share a tight camaraderie. Musicians’ president Harry Dykeman says rehearsals are “one of the happiest places that you can be on a Monday night.” Dykeman says Milewski has high expectations, so players come to the rehearsals very prepared.
Orchestra cofounder and musician Betty Settle calls it “the highlight of the week.”
One of the hallmarks of the S.O. is the mix of music on every program. There’s always something classical and technical and always something very approachable. Often, it can be something that blends other musical genres into the orchestra style – jazz, blues, showtunes and film scores. Says Jim Griffin, “Something we’ve heard and can hum and something we’ve never heard. The balance is really, really nice and the talent is just unbelievable.
“For a small orchestra in a little town, that’s pretty remarkable, I think.”
The orchestra’s activities in the tri-county area range from concert hall events to free library talks, coffeehouse performances, and outdoor jazz and classical concerts. For more information about upcoming events, visit SummervilleOrchestra.org, contact info@SummervilleOrchestra.org or call (843) 873-5339.
The latest restaurant venture from chef Nico Romo is ready to welcome diners.Italian-concept Laura will open June 1 at 101 N. Main St. in downtown Summerville.The new Flowertown restaurant, inspired by the culture and cuisine of Romo’s grandmother — the eatery’s namesake — will be open nightly for dinner at first with Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch added later.Dinner hours will be 4-10 p.m. daily. All-day Saturday service will run noon-10 p.m. starting June 11. ...
The latest restaurant venture from chef Nico Romo is ready to welcome diners.
Italian-concept Laura will open June 1 at 101 N. Main St. in downtown Summerville.
The new Flowertown restaurant, inspired by the culture and cuisine of Romo’s grandmother — the eatery’s namesake — will be open nightly for dinner at first with Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch added later.
Dinner hours will be 4-10 p.m. daily. All-day Saturday service will run noon-10 p.m. starting June 11. Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. is set to start July 3.
Romo bought the property in 2019 for $500,000, according to Dorchester County land records, with plans to open earlier, but the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted those plans.
Nico Hospitality Group also operates Bistronomy on the Charleston peninsula and Nico|Oysters and Seafood in Mount Pleasant.
The 6,000-square-foot restaurant includes an indoor bar as well as an outdoor dining area with a bar.
A second West Ashley location for a sandwich and ice cream shop is welcoming customers.
Ye Ole Fashioned Cafe & Ice Cream Parlor had a soft opening May 23 in the outparcel space formerly occupied by Famous Toastery at 1319 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in Ashley Landing Shopping Center. A grand opening is set for 11 a.m. June 10 with a ribbon-cutting and special offering of buy one scoop, get one free.
Rolando Ravelo said this will be his first location as a co-owner after working in two other Ye Ole Fashioned sites for a few years. Hours will be 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday.
The other West Ashley location is at 474 Savannah Highway.
Ye Ole Fashioned also operates two restaurants in Summerville and one each in Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant and North Charleston. Famous Toastery closed last year after opening in 2018.
A new restaurant plans to open soon on Charleston’s upper peninsula.
Heavy’s Barburger is slated to open in June in the former Tattooed Moose space at 1137 Morrison Drive.
It’s the product of John Haire and Brandon Stewart. The business is named for Haire’s grandfather, who was called “Heavy.”
“Heavy’s will be a neighborhood burger joint ... smashin’ burgers & shakin’ margaritas,” Haire said. “Our menu will also include creative sandwiches, fresh salads and a full bar. ”
It will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily with later hours on weekends.
Tattooed Moose moved earlier this year to 4845 Chateau Ave., one block off East Montague Avenue in North Charleston.
A new gas station and convenience store is planned at the corner of a heavily traveled West Ashley intersection where a bank once operated.
Savannah-based Parker’s Kitchen plans to build a 3,800-square-foot shop with 12 fueling stations under a canopy at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Ashley River Road where Wells Fargo Bank closed more than a year ago, according to site plans.
The 1-acre parcel is across the street from a Circle K convenience store and gas station.
A new car detailing business is now open in West Ashley.
Palmetto Suns Detailing is at 1856 Belgrade Ave., off Wappoo Road. It’s open by appointment from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
The company was founded by Heath Hudgins and Van Patterson. Patterson, with 15 years of car restoration experience, is the day-to-day operator.
The professional-grade shop specializes in car detailing, paint correction and ceramic coatings.
“We consider ourselves a true detailing business rather than a carwash masquerading as a detailing shop,” Hudgins said. “What we do can’t be done with the tools and materials in someone’s garage.”
AgentOwned Realty’s newest realtors at the Mount Pleasant office include Amy Lee Barresi, Danyelle Kayhani, and Margaret Loos.A South Carolina native and University of South Carolina alumnus, Barresi has 10 years’ experience selling homes. In this time, she has developed an understanding of the importance of communication among all parties involved and how each real estate transaction is different. Having become a skilled negotiator and market expert, Barresi has led buyer and seller transactions and helped clients with na...
AgentOwned Realty’s newest realtors at the Mount Pleasant office include Amy Lee Barresi, Danyelle Kayhani, and Margaret Loos.
A South Carolina native and University of South Carolina alumnus, Barresi has 10 years’ experience selling homes. In this time, she has developed an understanding of the importance of communication among all parties involved and how each real estate transaction is different. Having become a skilled negotiator and market expert, Barresi has led buyer and seller transactions and helped clients with national and international relocations.
Her strengths as a real estate agent stem from her a genuine desire to help her clients and the enjoyment she finds in making and nurturing lasting relationships. Barresi also brings valuable knowledge and resources to her business from her extensive background in home textile design, staging and marketing. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband and three children and serves as a Charleston County Gamecock Club Board Member. Reach Barresi at (864) 940-1202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursing professionals Kayhani and Loos created the KayLoo Team to share their knowledge of the Lowcountry and their service-oriented way of doing business with prospective home-buyers and sellers.
A 30-year resident of the Charleston tri-county region, Kayhani has worked as a registered nurse for the past 15 years. Her background includes emergency medicine, home health, hospice care and travel nursing.
While driving from place to place to take care of people, Kayhani found beauty in families coming together in the safe havens of their homes. She was struck by Edisto’s beach houses, downtown Charleston’s historic singles and the rural areas just beyond the city. These experiences helped build her interest in real estate. Kayhani has two little boys and enjoys listening to music, singing, dancing, running, traveling and spending time with loved ones. Contact Kayhani at (843) 530-8776 or email@example.com
A resident of the Charleston and Summerville areas since 1993, Loos served in the nursing profession for 42 years before beginning her career in real estate. She appreciates the beaches, parks and recreation opportunities abundant in the Charleston area. Her hobbies range from trying out new restaurants and collecting pottery to swimming and walking the beach. Her Lowcountry adventures also encompass a three-year stint living on 50-foot sailboat docked downtown at the Charleston Marina, where she cultivated a love for sunrises and sunsets over the water. Loos has two grown children and two grandchildren. She can be reached at (843) 270-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$80 million investment creating 117 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Sagebrook Home, a global home décor brand, today announced plans to establish operations in Berkeley County. The company’s $80 million investment will create 117 new jobs.
Founded in 2015, Sagebrook Home’s portfolio includes over 10,000 products including furniture, accessories, wall art, garden decor, lighting and more. The company is a leader in delivery, fulfillment and drop shipping to customers worldwide.
Located at 574 Trade Center Parkway in Summerville, Sagebrook Home’s Berkeley County facility will serve as a 500,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution center for the company’s home décor and wholesale operations.
Operations are expected to be online in May 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Sagebrook Home team should visit the company’s contact page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has awarded a $100,000 Set-Aside grant to Berkeley County to assist with the costs of site preparation and building construction.
“As Sagebrook Home continues to grow, the decision to distribute from both the East and West Coasts seemed a natural evolution. With the rising cost of shipping, there was no better time to add bicoastal distribution. This new distribution center gives us the opportunity to implement the latest in technology and keep Sagebrook Home a force in the HOME category.” -Sagebrook Home Co-CEO Justin Kachan
“With its proximity to Interstate 26, Interstate 95 and the Port of Charleston, Berkeley County is the ideal place for a business to get their product to marketplaces all over the world. Today’s announcement by Sagebrook Home is a testament to our strong logistics network that helps make South Carolina the ideal destination for businesses.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Sagebrook Home’s decision to locate a new distribution facility in Berkeley County is reason to celebrate. This announcement speaks volumes to our state’s logistics advantages, infrastructure and business-friendly environment.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“SC Ports is thrilled to handle goods for Sagebrook’s first East Coast distribution center. This impressive home décor company will benefit from SC Ports’ creative supply chain solutions and expansive port infrastructure. Sagebrook’s new furniture distribution center builds on Charleston’s centrality to the furniture and home goods segment.” -SC Ports CEO Jim Newsome
“Berkeley County is proud to welcome Sagebrook Home to our community. Sagebrook Home’s $80 million investment will help provide more jobs and quality workforce opportunities for the hardworking people in our county. This industry commitment is proof that Berkeley County continues to shine as a bright beacon for industry growth.” -Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb