A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:
A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:
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.
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 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.
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.
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JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The James Island Board of Zoning and Appeals will meet Tuesday night to discuss bringing a fast-food chain to the area.On the agenda, members are expected to review a request from KFC for a special exception, which will allow them to build a drive-thru in a vacant lot near the intersections of Camp and Folly Roads at 890 Folly Road.This vacant lot sits next to the Chase Bank, Hyams Garden Center and Accent Store near the intersection of Camp and Folly Roads.A recent initiative, “...
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The James Island Board of Zoning and Appeals will meet Tuesday night to discuss bringing a fast-food chain to the area.
On the agenda, members are expected to review a request from KFC for a special exception, which will allow them to build a drive-thru in a vacant lot near the intersections of Camp and Folly Roads at 890 Folly Road.
This vacant lot sits next to the Chase Bank, Hyams Garden Center and Accent Store near the intersection of Camp and Folly Roads.
A recent initiative, “Rethink Folly Road,” aims to make the area less congested and commercial and to have more green space. It appears some locals are concerned about the level of traffic and congestion in the area already and are worried a drive-thru near this intersection could make the problem worse.
One resident, who works at the store next to the vacant lot, said he is less concerned by the traffic and more concerned by the type of business that fills the vacancy. He said he would prefer a locally owned business, rather than a chain restaurant.
“I feel that there should be a local business right there, rather than a fast-food chain, I work right there next to a locally owned business and it’s just kind of seems more appropriate for James Island,” Benjamin Pippins said.
According to the meeting agenda, this lot was once home to a Pizza Hut, Subway, Papa John’s and more. Those locations have since been demolished.
The Mayor of James Island, Mayor Woolsey, said he trusts the Board of Zoning Appeals to determine whether the drive-thru will impact traffic.
“There are over 100 businesses in the Town’s Commercial Core and less than five percent are fast-food restaurants. Consistent with the Rethink Folly Road plan, I strongly support the redevelopment of our older strip malls that do not meet current standards,” Mayor Woolsey said in an email.
KFC said in a statement that the James Island Community historically features a variety of food options, including a KFC that operated until 2011.
“We are excited around plans to open a KFC location in the James Island community. Our commitment is to positively impact every community in which we operate by creating job opportunities and participating in community programs and events. The restaurant we are proposing would be uniquely designed for James Island. We are continuing to work with the local community during the review process,” a KFC Spokesperson said in their statement.
The meeting is Tuesday at 7 p.m. and will be available virtually. For more information about the meeting, click here.
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Charleston County School District staff members presented new information and a possible plan to build a new elementary school on Johns Island Thursday night.The district has allocated $41 million in taxpayer dollars to build the new campus, according to the school district’s 2023-2028 Capital Building Program.The school will be built on River Road, between Brownswood and Murraywood roads. As it stands, the district says they will have to put in a roundabout at the River Road entrance of th...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Charleston County School District staff members presented new information and a possible plan to build a new elementary school on Johns Island Thursday night.
The district has allocated $41 million in taxpayer dollars to build the new campus, according to the school district’s 2023-2028 Capital Building Program.
The school will be built on River Road, between Brownswood and Murraywood roads. As it stands, the district says they will have to put in a roundabout at the River Road entrance of this new school near Swygert Boulevard.
Several parents say they are worried about the impact on traffic, but others were worried about equity. The district’s chief financial officer, Jeff Borowy, says the school will ease overcrowding at Angel Oak and Mount Zion elementary schools.
“We have multiple children that are in trailers,” Borowy said. “They’re still a good educational environment but certainly not as good as a permanent building, and so this project will give us the opportunity to bring kids in from the classroom trailers.”
As part of the new school, the district is looking to establish a single attendance zone for elementary students on the island and change the grade configurations.
Students in Head Start through first grade would go to Angel Oak Elementary, while students in second through fifth grades attend the new school. Mount Zion Elementary would be turned into a family center under this proposal.
“It would give every child on Johns Island an opportunity to be at the new school in grades 2 through 5,” Borowy said.”
A big talking point among parents was the potential impact the school will have on traffic.
“We do need a new school, especially our Mount Zion kids, but also, it’s just the location of where they’re going to have it,” Keiaunta Alexander said. “How are we going to fight this traffic when we already have more traffic?”
However, other parents were worried about how the school’s proposed change to grades will affect education.
“Having Mount Zion being a Title I school and all the extra resources that go to that Title I school, just want to make sure that when we combine schools and have those different age levels that our children who are living below the poverty line are still getting equal access and getting resources they still continue to need...,” Casey Thaler said.
Officials say they need to come back with recommendations on possible changes to the board of trustees in August.
The district says they expect construction to be completed on this new school in the summer of 2024.
In its 2023-2028 plan, the district has funded over $410 million consisting of several new buildings and expansions to current schools.
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PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. You can learn more about that process here.You’ve already been charmed by Charleston, maybe even made the trip to some ...
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You’ve already been charmed by Charleston, maybe even made the trip to some of South Carolina’s best small towns like Bluffton, Georgetown? and Mount Pleasant. But there’s a lot more awesomeness waiting to be discovered in the Palmetto State…or, shall we say, just off the coast. South Carolina has some really incredible islands that are perfect for vacation, whether you’re intrigued by pirate lore, love exploring salt marshes, fancy a birdwatching holiday or just need a stress-free escape where wild horses run free.
One of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations for a plethora of reasons, Hilton Head Island offers an incredible mix of natural wonder, upscale delights and outdoor activities. You can book whale watching and dolphin spotting boat charters, hit the links, go cycling, hiking and kayaking, play tennis and polo, do some shopping, snap pics in front of the red-and-white-striped Harbour Town Lighthouse and, of course, catch some rays on the beach.
No doubt you’ve heard of Hilton Head Island and Savannah in the neighboring state of Georgia. Sitting just off the coast between these well-known vacation destinations is a tiny hidden gem called Daufuskie Island with a population of just 500 residents. There aren’t hotels or big-name attractions. Instead, it's a place of peace, quiet and magical natural wonders—bottlenose dolphins bob in the waters and loggerhead turtles nest on the shore.
In terms of true vacation destinations, Kiawah Island is a hole-in-one. It has a huge gated luxury beach and golf resort with loads of swish accommodation and amenities like world-class fairways. You don’t need to be a guest to explore the island, which is open to the public. Daytrippers from Charleston often drive over to enjoy the sandy beaches, hiking and biking trails, tours at Heron Park Nature Center and Marsh Island Park.
A pretty, undeveloped barrier island oasis, Capers Island is the perfect spot for a family vacation. Beaches, maritime uplands and salt marshes provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventure. It’s excellent for birdwatching and wildlife peeping. Be sure to bring your camera to the eye-catching “boneyard beach” where old tree stumps dot the sandy expanse. Bonus: accessibility from Charleston means no long travel days with the kiddos.
By now you’ve likely gathered that birding is a big deal in South Carolina. Deveaux Bank, a horseshoe-shaped spit of sand at the mouth of the North Edisto River estuary, takes it to the next level as the island actually encompasses a 215-acre sanctuary that’s a protected nesting habitat for many sea and shorebirds. If you’re keen to see eastern brown pelicans and black skimmers, hightail it over to Deveaux Bank.
Seabrook Island is a downright dreamy place to live or visit. A lot of people choose to reside in this private, oceanfront community. That’s because it’s pretty as a picture with natural beauty galore, nationally recognized birdwatching, two award-winning golf courses, near-empty beaches, a racquet club, an equestrian center and stunning houses we’d happily call home. And the fact that it’s just a few miles from downtown Charleston yet retains a sense of seclusion definitely helps, too.
A nature lover’s dream, Bear Island feels rugged and remote despite sitting just an hour outside Charleston. This undeveloped and pristinely beautiful 12,021-acre Sea Island is part of the ACE Basin estuarine reserve area and managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. That translates to ample opportunities for bird watching (it’s among the top-ranked spots for twitchers in the entire state) and wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking and biking.
For a fantastic family-friendly holiday, consider Edisto Island. A laid-back Lowcountry Sea Island not far from Charleston (some people even call it home and commute into the Holy City, just to give you a sense of proximity) that’s approximately 68 square miles and has loads of low-key appeal in the form of sandy beaches and outdoor activities for all ages, including hiking and camping in Edisto Beach State Park.
Fripp Island doesn’t scream "Shiver me timbers" in that really obvious sort of way. But its treasure hunting past is really interesting and the legends live on. Though, these days, the most seaward of the barrier islands feels a lot less pirate and more residential vacation resort with sandy beaches, tennis courts and golf courses. It’s also a designated wildlife sanctuary. Visitors and residents frequently see great blue herons, wood storks and dolphins.
If you’ve spent some time in South Carolina or are generally familiar with the Palmetto State, Beaufort probably rings a bell. Port Royal Island is the island where the aforementioned seaside city resides. There are beautiful beaches, scenic walking trails, boat tours and tons of opportunities for birdwatching. It's also a popular pick for foodies, specifically seafood lovers who come from far and wide to sample fresh-caught Lowcountry fare.
Callawassie Island may be one of the hundreds of barrier and sea islands, but this 880-acre private slice of paradise just 17 miles from Beaufort sets itself apart from the rest with its coastline, tidal creeks, lagoons, salt marshes and moss-draped trees. There’s also a butterfly garden and a golf course. Callawassie Island is accessible via the half-mile-long causeway that connects it to the mainland as well as by boat.
Sure, bigger isn’t always better. But, then again, sometimes size ups the appeals of a place. Sprawling 738 acres, Johns Island, the largest island in South Carolina and famously a filming location for The Notebook is enchantingly beautiful with miles of wooded trails, farms and lakes. Back to the whole size thing…its most famous feature, the massive ancient Angel Oak stands a whopping 65-feet tall and shades an area of 17,000 square feet.
Two locations in Beaufort County have stolen the number one and number two spots in yet another ‘best of’ category recently released to the public.Bluffton ranked first place with Beaufort following right behind in second place as the top two “Most Charming Small Towns in South Carolina”, according to PureWow, which is a digital media compan...
Two locations in Beaufort County have stolen the number one and number two spots in yet another ‘best of’ category recently released to the public.
Bluffton ranked first place with Beaufort following right behind in second place as the top two “Most Charming Small Towns in South Carolina”, according to PureWow, which is a digital media company that publishes and specializes in women’s lifestyle content.
After ranking first on the list of 12 ranked “small-towns”, Beaufort County’s Bluffton became the prize-winner of the list.
“Dubbed ‘the last true coastal village of the South,’ Bluffton is a charming Lowcountry town located between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95 that grew out of a one square mile spit on a bluff along the May River. The OG area, now called Old Town (makes sense, right?) flaunts well-preserved antebellum landmarks. While art galleries and festivals reveal Bluffton’s vibrant spirit that continues to be a dominant force to this day,” PureWow described.
Bluffton has been described as the “Heart of the Lowcountry” and “the last true coastal village of the South,” according to the Town of Bluffton’s website.
Taking second place, Beaufort was the next “small town” chosen for the list despite the fact that it also is a city.
“Technically a city, Beaufort, on Port Royal Island, has a small-town feel and all the charm you’d expect to find in a historic South Carolina community on the coast. It’s packed with shops, restaurants and antebellum mansions. If you’re interested in the latter, head to the Federal-style John Mark Verdier House Museum. Carriage rides are super popular (so be sure to buy tickets in advance). While Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park wows with its scenic views,” the company wrote to describe Beaufort.
Known for its marina located in the quintessentially Lowcountry downtown, Beaufort is additionally known by many for its abundance of historical significance, which only adds to its charm.
“It (Beaufort) is one of only a handful of U.S. towns that has had its entire downtown designated a historic district by the National Trust for Historic Preservation,” according to Visit Beaufort.
The 12 Most Charming Small Towns in South Carolina, according to PureWow.
This story was originally published July 22, 2022 5:00 AM.
EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Collard greens, red rice, fried fish, shrimp and grits, lima beans, and okra soup – if that sounds like home to you, your mouth will water with news of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook ‘Gullah Geechee Home Cooking.’Released in April, the cookbook authored by the matriarch of Edisto Island, Emily Meggett, shot to the top of best-selling lists giving people access to true Lowcountry cuisine.But the 89 year old doesn’t actually own any cookbooks of her own. Her rec...
EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Collard greens, red rice, fried fish, shrimp and grits, lima beans, and okra soup – if that sounds like home to you, your mouth will water with news of the New York Times Best Selling cookbook ‘Gullah Geechee Home Cooking.’
Released in April, the cookbook authored by the matriarch of Edisto Island, Emily Meggett, shot to the top of best-selling lists giving people access to true Lowcountry cuisine.
But the 89 year old doesn’t actually own any cookbooks of her own. Her recipes are stored in her head, her hands, and her heart.
It’s a saying that everybody ‘round Edisto knows: “If they see that side door open, they stop by. And every day they stop by.” So, that is exactly what we did – stopped by Emily Meggett’s home and found her stove hot and spoon in hand.
Getting a lesson from the matriarch of Edisto happens fast. Like, give your grits a good washing, Crisco’s gotta be carved out of the can, and salt pork is not ready until you hear the pop.
For her book, Meggett has condensed a lifetime of lessons from her grandmother, her first teacher, and harsh lessons from working at Dodge Plantation where she learned to cook things like deviled crab, and corn pudding.
“Biscuits- I had to learn to do that biscuit right. If I didn’t do that biscuit right, she would throw it in the garbage,” she recalled. “I learned the hard way, but I learned.”
More than a hundred recipes in her catalog of Gullah Geechee cuisine, but she doesn’t write them down. So, from her mouth to the pages of the cookbook.
“We had more than 100 recipes and we only had to go back and fix three,” she said.
The work took about three years. But now locals and folks long distance are eating up what she dished out. “Shrimp, crab, oysters, ain’t much out there to name that’s not in that book,” she said.
While she is mother to 10 children, Meggett has welcomed hundreds into their home over the years.
“And raised over 100 and something children,” she said. “Some of them was raised right here in this house. I had four rooms then.”
Now grab a cookbook or stop by because as she says, “If that door is open, that means there is something on the stove, in the cake plate, or the refrigerator.”
Meggett was honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award at Charleston City Hall on Friday for her lifelong commitment to building a strong nation through volunteer service.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg also presented a proclamation declaring the day “Emily Meggett Day” in the city of Charleston.
You can listen to Carolyn Murray’s full conversation with Ms. Emily Meggett on the next episode of our podcast, Let’s Talk, which premieres on Sunday.