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A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

  • Parking Lot Light Installation
  • Electrical Safety Inspections
  • Electrical Grounding for Businesses
  • Generator and Motor Insulation Resistance Analysis
  • Electrical Troubleshooting for Businesses
  • Ongoing Maintenance Plans for Vital Electrical Equipment
  • Transformer Installation
  • Circuit Testing for Businesses
  • Preventative Maintenance for Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Wiring for New Businesses
  • Electrical Service Upgrades
  • Much More

A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:

Circuit Breakers

Tripped Circuit Breakers

Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.

Flickering Lights

Flickering Lights

Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.

Dead Power Outlets

Dead Power Outlets

Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.

Residential Electrician vs. Commercial Electrician in Folly Beach:
What's the Difference?

Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.

Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.

The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.

Professional and Efficient from
Call to Technician

Shields Painting has been in the business since 1968. In a world where so much has changed, we are proud to uphold the ideals that make us successful: hard, honest work, getting the job done right, and excellent customer service. Providing you with trustworthy, quality work will always take priority over rushing through a project to serve the next customer. That is just not the way we choose to do business.

As professionals dedicated to perfection, we strive to provide a unique painting experience for every customer - one that focuses on their needs and desires instead of our own. Whether you need residential painting for your home or commercial painting for your business, we encourage you to reach out today to speak with our customer service team. Whether you have big ideas about a new paint project or need our expertise and guidance, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

We want to be sure every one of our customers is satisfied, which is why we offer a three-year guaranteed on our labor. If you're in need of an electrician for your home or business, give our office a call and discover the Engineered Electrical Solutions difference.

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A rare look inside an endangered South Carolina icon

Just before the Revolutionary War, the South’s first lighthouse was completed. Known as the “Charleston Light,” it stood 42 feet tall and burned whale oil to help guide vessels into the Charleston Harbor.On Aug. 7, 1789, Congress passed an act to establish lighthouses, beacons, buoys and piers that is now observed as Natio...

Just before the Revolutionary War, the South’s first lighthouse was completed. Known as the “Charleston Light,” it stood 42 feet tall and burned whale oil to help guide vessels into the Charleston Harbor.

On Aug. 7, 1789, Congress passed an act to establish lighthouses, beacons, buoys and piers that is now observed as National Lighthouse Day.

There is debate on if there was a third lighthouse or not. But in 1838, the Charleston Light was reconstructed with a revolving light at 102 feet tall. It was destroyed during the Civil War. Finally, a third structure was built in 1876, which we know today as the Morris Island Lighthouse. It has 203 cast-iron steps to the top and is 161 feet tall.

The black and white brick lighthouse was originally 1,200 feet on shore with a lighthouse keeper’s house next to the tower. Over time, the paint faded and erosion of Morris Island slowly separated land between the island and the lighthouse. This is what you see today with the single structure just off of Morris Island and Folly Beach.

The lighthouse is in disrepair, but hauntingly beautiful.

As you walk inside, the first thing you see is the spiral cast-iron staircase, much of it rusted from sea salt, but the attention to detail in design still visible. The first few steps are too fragile to stand on. In the service room, there are paint markings where furniture may have been.

The lighthouse’s condition is why Save The Light Inc. was formed in 1999. The group works to preserve the structure and its history.

The earliest memory Denis Blyth had of this lighthouse was back in the mid- to late-1960s.

“I used to camp and fish on Morris Island with my father. We would pull up in a small boat and climb up across the rocks and go up into the lighthouse,” said Blyth, committee chairman of Save the Light. “The cast-iron staircase, even in its state today, takes my breath away.”

In later years, he took his own boat and began passing down the significance of the lighthouse to his children.

“I would take my children. My daughter was in a fifth grade art competition that won an honorable mention in the state and the theme was ‘my favorite places,’ ” he said. “She then went on to school to study engineering with her thesis on the Morris Island Lighthouse and now works in historic preservation.”

Save The Light members Robert New and local artist Jim Booth cosigned a note to buy the lighthouse for $75,000, paying it off within a few months by selling prints of Booth’s painting “First Light.” In 2000, the organization transferred the title to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, accepting a 99-year lease to help restore and preserve it through three phases.

Richard Beck, one of the founding members of Save the Light and former mayor of Folly Beach, said the first two phases were to build the cofferdam and focused on erosion control and foundation stabilization. They wanted to make sure the lighthouse wouldn’t fall over before starting to bring it back to life. This was estimated around $5 million for the first two phases, Beck said.

They are now in the third phase: repairing the interior walls, stairs, metal work, rails, the roof and replacing the glass in the lantern room.

The cracks alone — including one from the earthquake of 1886 — show the age of the lighthouse. Crack meters and sensors have been placed over them to be used for preservation for researchers like Anna Blyth, Denis Blyth’s daughter.

“South Carolina started out as a maritime community,” Beck said.

The Morris Island Lighthouse has long been part of Charleston’s community, and beyond. On June 13, 2003, the U.S. Postal Service honored the Morris Island Lighthouse with a stamp as part of its Southeastern Lighthouse Series.

In 2002, as part of Spoleto Festival USA, Korean artist Kimsooja used the Morris Island Lighthouse as the basis for her exhibit titled “A Lighthouse Woman.” The lighthouse was bathed in an ever-changing palette of color every evening for two weeks.

Dominion Energy South Carolina assisted Save The Light with the design and installation of a new lighting solution with renewable resources to create a self-contained micro-grid to illuminate the lighthouse.

Solar panels were added to power several new lights along with a new livestream camera that rotates, providing a bird’s-eye view of the harbor and surrounding areas.

“We appreciate the lighthouse’s valued place in Charleston’s maritime history, as well as the landmark’s iconic status across our broader coastal community,” said Paul Fischer, a Dominion spokesman.

The Morris Island Lighthouse will be lit up next on Oct. 1, for the anniversary of its first lighting.

South Carolina’s history of lighthouses spans hundreds of years. Several were built, burned down or destroyed and then rebuilt. Only a few remain along the Atlantic coast.

The Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse replaced Morris Island in 1962 and continues to shine in the early mornings. It was the last lighthouse the federal government built. A few others still remain, mostly as a symbol of South Carolina’s history, but are continued to be enjoyed by those traveling to see them through palmetto trees and white dunes.

Britta Merwin shows the healing power of nature in FOX Weather documentary

FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin has some amazing stories of healing and help; this special hour explores the remarkable impact that just being with nature and wild beings can have on our psyches and physiology. Watch ‘American Stories: The Healing Power of Nature’ this Thursday, August 4th, FOX Weather at 10p ET. #foxweatherSpending time outside may seem like a simple, leisurely activity. But the experience of being outdoors has proven to be much more.In "FOX Weather Reports: American Stories: The Heali...

FOX Weather Meteorologist Britta Merwin has some amazing stories of healing and help; this special hour explores the remarkable impact that just being with nature and wild beings can have on our psyches and physiology. Watch ‘American Stories: The Healing Power of Nature’ this Thursday, August 4th, FOX Weather at 10p ET. #foxweather

Spending time outside may seem like a simple, leisurely activity. But the experience of being outdoors has proven to be much more.

In "FOX Weather Reports: American Stories: The Healing Power of Nature", FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin explores programs that use the outdoors to heal minds and hearts. You can watch it tonight at 10 p.m. EDT or on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th at both 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT.

From swimming with dolphins in Florida to paddleboard yoga and surfing in South Carolina to spending time with horses in New Jersey, the programs show the therapeutic and rejuvenating effects of nature.

"Your environment plays a big role," said Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD. He spoke with Merwin about the science behind the healing power of being outdoors.

"If you're in a stressful work environment or for me in an ER setting, there is a lot of noise. There's a lot of sounds and your body is releasing adrenaline and cortisol, and that's what you need in those environments," he said. "But when you're outside in nature, it's the opposite. So you're releasing those feel-good hormones."

Merwin experiences this first-hand when she travels to Folly Beach in South Carolina, where she meets with the Warrior Surf Foundation.

Warrior Surf is an organization that uses surfing as adaptive therapy for veterans and their families. They provide a free 12-week program to help veterans heal the internal wounds they may have experienced while serving.

"I’ve likened it to finding a wolf on the side of the road and bringing it into your house," said Stephanie Dasher, executive director of Warrior Surf and a veteran. "There’s nothing wrong with the wolf, there’s something wrong with where it’s been placed and the way it’s been placed there — and you just can’t do that."

"So, it’s important for boots on the ground organizations like ours to be there to help transition veterans back into communities," she added.

Dasher and her team show Merwin some of the things Warrior Surf teaches veterans as part of their program. In her documentary, Merwin first learns how to balance on a surfboard on land and then floats out into the water to apply those lessons.

Merwin also speaks with Tommy Williams, an Army veteran who went through the program.

"What does Warrior Surf Foundation mean to you?" Merwin asked.

"A new chance at life, a new start," Williams said.

"Being connected with nature, like a lot of our mental health comes from mother earth, being grounded, you come out here and you ground, you get in the water and it washes everything away," he added.

From the shores of South Carolina, Merwin ventures out to a farm in Saddle River, New Jersey, to learn about another program dedicated to helping veterans.

Called the Unbridled Heroes Project, the program rescues wild horses and pairs the horses up with veterans — in doing so, they help each other heal.

"You have to change your energy for [the horses] to be close to you," said Amy Steppe, who founded the Unbridled Heroes Project with her husband and fellow veteran Mark.

Steppe speaks to Merwin in "FOX Weather Reports: American Stories: The Healing Power of Nature" about her and her husband’s struggles to reincorporate themselves back into civilian life after serving. The trauma they experienced was their connection to the rescued wild horses, who also experienced their own traumas.

"It's very easy to be in the presence of an animal that is non-judgmental, that is intuitively loving," said Whyte. "I think all of the emotions that come from that relationship help to heal."

One of the veterans who experienced this healing through the horses of the Unbridled Heroes Project was Dan Caccavale. Caccavale spoke with Merwin about the role the horses played after he returned from serving.

"We all have that primal part in your heart that you're born with," Caccavale said. "I think there is that true connection with someone who is willing to literally give up their lives — there's a wild side of you. That primal part does connect with that primal part of that horse."

You can watch "FOX Weather Reports: American Stories: The Healing Power of Nature" tonight at 10 p.m. EDT or on Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th at both 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT.

Cunningham picks former fighter pilot as SC gov running mate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Joe Cunningham has chosen a civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his running mate.Cunningham is trying to become South Carolina’s first Democratic governor in 20 years. He previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey ahead of a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of Greenville.Cunningham told The Associated Press that Casey’s military service, legal savvy and the fact that she’s a woman make her the right fit.Casey was South Carolina’s first female f...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Joe Cunningham has chosen a civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his running mate.

Cunningham is trying to become South Carolina’s first Democratic governor in 20 years. He previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey ahead of a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of Greenville.

Cunningham told The Associated Press that Casey’s military service, legal savvy and the fact that she’s a woman make her the right fit.

Casey was South Carolina’s first female fighter pilot, serving three combat tours over Iraq. She served in the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 157th Squadron and is a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq. In addition to her standout military career, Tally has also been an attorney for over 20 years. In 2017, she was elected as Chair of Wyche, P.A. in Columbia, SC, where she started practicing in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2008.

She called the announcement an “incredible honor and privilege.”

“I have long admired Joe’s bipartisan approach to governing and believe he is exactly what South Carolina needs as governor,” Casey said. “Joe is a regular guy who has the guts to say what we’re all thinking. He doesn’t play by traditional political rules and he doesn’t toe any party line. He’s honest, sincere, and he represents a new generation of leadership - the kind of leadership our state and nation desperately need. I am so excited to continue my service to South Carolina as our next Lieutenant Governor. Over the next few months I look forward to traveling throughout our state to showcase our vision for a more free and prosperous South Carolina.”

Cunningham called Casey the “perfect pick” for a lieutenant governor.

Tally Casey represents the very best of South Carolina,” Cunningham said. “As the first female fighter pilot in the South Carolina Air National Guard with three tours of duty over Iraq, Tally is a trailblazer who has courageously fought for our freedoms abroad. Now I have asked her to help me fight for our freedoms here at home. Her talent and leadership have earned her countless accolades, including being selected by her colleagues as CEO of the Wyche Law Firm, one of the oldest and most prominent law firms in the state. Simply put, there is nothing Tally Casey cannot do. I am so excited to have her on this ticket and I can’t wait for the voters of South Carolina to meet their next Lieutenant Governor.”

Casey was one of nine possible running mates in a list the Cunningham camp released on June 18.

She beat out three of the candidates who were from the Lowcountry: State Rep. Spencer Wetmore (D-Charleston), a former prosecutor and city administrator of Folly Beach; chief marketing officer of Burr & Forman LLP and former state senate nominee Kathryn Whitaker; and Air Force pilot, commercial realtor and former state House nominee Ed Sutton.

Cunningham said the person he chooses would “be ready to lead on day one.”

“Our ticket will represent the future of South Carolina and the amazing potential of our state,” he said in a statement. “I am committed to selecting a qualified, visionary leader to join our team and help usher in a new generation of leadership for South Carolina.”

Cunnigham plans to hold a kickoff event Monday afternoon at the Greenville Convention Center to formally present Casey as his running mate. That event is set to take place at 5:30 p.m.

It is my great honor to name Tally Parham Casey as my running mate. A native of Greenville, Tally was the first female fighter pilot in the history of the SC Air National Guard and is a veteran of three combat tours over Iraq. She currently serves as CEO of the Wyche Law Firm. pic.twitter.com/fgvvNxUnRr

— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) August 1, 2022

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette filed for reelection last week.

Copyright 2022 WCSC. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

BLU Beach Bar and Grill: Scallops and fried rice

At a place known as the Edge of America, where the Atlantic whitecaps roll in and meet the sands of Folly Beach, finding seafood on restaurant menus is a given. Even so, executive chef Todd Garrigan was aiming to conjure up something a little different at BLU Beach Bar and Grill, the flagship restaurant of Tides Folly Beach hotel at 1 Center St.The result was a scallops and fried rice dish that helps meet the insatiable demand Folly Beach visitors have for seafood, but adds a few unique and refined surprises along the way.&ldqu...

At a place known as the Edge of America, where the Atlantic whitecaps roll in and meet the sands of Folly Beach, finding seafood on restaurant menus is a given. Even so, executive chef Todd Garrigan was aiming to conjure up something a little different at BLU Beach Bar and Grill, the flagship restaurant of Tides Folly Beach hotel at 1 Center St.

The result was a scallops and fried rice dish that helps meet the insatiable demand Folly Beach visitors have for seafood, but adds a few unique and refined surprises along the way.

“We have a section of our menu that is used for grains and pastas, and it can be hard to find good fried rice,” said Garrigan, who arrived at BLU in 2020, and has worked in Lowcountry kitchens for nearly two decades. “We wanted to add something to our menu with a unique profile, and this dish has proved to be a great addition.”

Although oysters remain the king of the bivalves along the South Carolina coast, scallops gradually became more popular on American dinner plates beginning from the mid-1900s. Dredged from the deep, cold waters of the Atlantic, scallops feature a hint of sweetness that helps them stand out from their brinier seafood brethren.

At BLU Beach Bar and Grill, Garrigan begins by steaming jasmine rice. Separately in a hot pan, he sautés diced vegetables, garlic and fresh herbs. The cooked rice is then added to the pan along with scrambled eggs. The scallops meanwhile are seared, and when ready are placed on top of the fried rice. The dish is capped with a garnish of cashews, scallions and hot chili.

The scallops and fried rice dish was introduced on the first day of spring this year, and it has since become a crowd-pleasing complement to the other seafood dishes offered by BLU Beach Bar and Grill, which features a large outdoor patio overlooking the ocean and the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier.

“It’s been very popular,” Garrigan said. “Beach crowds love seafood, and the rice component of the dish is very flavorful, making for a dish that’s always a hit.”

Building Blocks of Charleston Cuisine is a series that celebrates the connection between the Lowcountry and its vibrant food scene. Each week features a dish, restaurant, or chef that’s played a role in keeping the region’s culinary history alive.

Looking for a bicycle on the beach? Here are 5 of the top-rated rental shops on Hilton Head

With summer coming to an end and school starting back up, families are opting for the simplest ways to make their end-of-summer vacations as stress-free as possible.Not wanting to ship or drag your bicycle across the country or state lines? Bringing your bicycle on vacation can be expensive, a hassle and sometimes even dangerous.Renting a bicycle for your family members following your arrival to the island can be much more stress-free than the alternative. With so many options for rental companies on the island, it can be diffi...

With summer coming to an end and school starting back up, families are opting for the simplest ways to make their end-of-summer vacations as stress-free as possible.

Not wanting to ship or drag your bicycle across the country or state lines? Bringing your bicycle on vacation can be expensive, a hassle and sometimes even dangerous.

Renting a bicycle for your family members following your arrival to the island can be much more stress-free than the alternative. With so many options for rental companies on the island, it can be difficult to make a decision when deciding which company to choose. Whether your selection is based on vicinity, word-of-mouth or affordability, it’s important to know your options.

Here are the five top-rated bicycle rental companies on Hilton Head Island based on Google reviews, each with more than a 4.5 ranking and hundreds of reviews.

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 (364 reviews)

Cross Island Bike Rental is a family run business on Hilton Head Island that promises a relaxing rental process, great equipment and around-the-clock customer service. Located toward the island’s southern end, this rental company has a variety of bicycle and attachment options to choose from in addition to beach chairs and umbrella rentals. Cross Island Bike Rental can be found at 13 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and reached at 843-384-7371.

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 (254 reviews)

Hilton Head E-Bike Rental is an E-bike rental company on the south end of the island that caters to the rising popularity of E-bikes. Prioritizing safety, the company has capped the maximum speed of their electric bicycles at under 20 mph. The speed was chosen as it can be attained by pedaling a bicycle, yet is generally not reached by renters on their leisurely rides throughout any of Hilton Head’s numerous bike trails. The company can be found at 115 Arrow Road # 15, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and reached at (843) 603-5657.

Rating: 4.9 out of 5.0 (341 reviews)

Island Life Bike Rentals is a rental company on the island that specializes in pedal bikes, electric bikes, beach chairs and umbrella rentals for anyone on Hilton Head Island. According to the business, bicycle deliveries from the company are available to the island communities of Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Shipyard, North Forest Beach, South Forest Beach, the Coligny Beach area, and areas between the south end and Folly Field. Island Life Bike Rentals is located on the south end of the island at 36 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 between Coligny Beach and Alder Lane beach access points. They can be reached at 843-384-1430.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0 (291 reviews)

Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals is a company on the island that covers a plethora of outdoor activities. In addition to bike and electric bike rentals, they offer beach chairs and beach umbrella rentals, jogging and wagon stroller rentals, beach wheelchair rentals, surfboard rentals and cornhole board rentals. Hilton Head Outfitters & Bike Rentals can be found at 80 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and can be reached at 866-380-1783.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0 (126 reviews)

Hilton Head Bicycle Company has been providing locals and the island’s visitors with rental bicycles, new bicycles, accessories, parts, and services since 1993. The company offers free delivery and pick-up on the island for any 3-day and weekly rentals, free bike locks and free baskets for renters. Hilton Head Bicycle company offers rentals for bikes, electric bikes, trailers and baby seats for inquiring families. In addition to rentals, the company offers a variety of repairs and maintenance for bikes as well. The rental is located at 112 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 and can be reached at (843) 686-6888.

This story was originally published August 5, 2022 5:00 AM.

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