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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The Summerville Orchestra has announced that DeAnndra Glenn is the inaugural director and education coordinator for the new Summerville Orchestra Youth Philharmonic and education program.Glenn has taught strings students of all ages in the Charleston area since 2005 and has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the North Charleston POPS! and with Mannheim Steamroller, Michael Bublé and Michael W. Smith among many o...
The Summerville Orchestra has announced that DeAnndra Glenn is the inaugural director and education coordinator for the new Summerville Orchestra Youth Philharmonic and education program.
Glenn has taught strings students of all ages in the Charleston area since 2005 and has performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the North Charleston POPS! and with Mannheim Steamroller, Michael Bublé and Michael W. Smith among many others, according to a news release from the orchestra.
She was conductor of the Charleston County School District Honors Orchestra from 2005 to 2010, and served for seven years as a strings instructor for both the Charleston County School district summer SMAART (Students Mastering the Academic Arts) program and the West Ashley middle and high schools, the release stated.
Glenn founded Charleston Violin Studio, and many of her violin and viola students have gained admission to the Charleston County School District School of the Arts, Rollings School of the Arts, the Lowcountry Region and South Carolina All-State Orchestras and the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra, according to the release.
“When I was a student, each new orchestra I joined was a stepping stone to the next level. At first, I would struggle to keep up,” Glenn said in the release. “But with practice and determination, my playing advanced. The orchestra pushed me to become a better musician because I had to learn to stay with the group.”
Glenn stepped away from conducting and teaching when her twins — a boy and a girl — were born and is thrilled now to be in a position to reengage, the release stated.
“I love conducting and leading orchestra rehearsals. The Summerville Orchestra Youth Philharmonic will be a wonderful opportunity for students to make new friends while at the same time developing their musicality,” she said. “Playing in an ensemble teaches students to work as a team and also helps them form other life skills. Plus, involvement in extracurriculars also looks impressive on a college application.”
Glenn and S.O. staff will work with area school music instructors to identify and audition students for participation. Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 19, 6-7 p.m., at Alston Middle School, 500 Bryan St., Summerville. More informatoin is available here.
The S.O. Youth Philharmonic is being made possible through a grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission. The mission of the Youth Philharmonic program is to provide an affordable youth orchestra experience to public, private and charter school students as well as home-schooled students in the tri-county. The Youth Philharmonic is scheduled to perform three concerts this year.
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County residents will be voting in November on whether to continue paying a “transportation penny,” a one-cent tax that funds road improvement projects.There are dozens of projects waiting for funding including one, in particular, looking to help alleviate traffic congestion from Highway 61, especially the area from Paul Cantrell Boulevard in West Ashley.“It’s been pretty rough,” says Adam Ruffin, who lives off of Hwy 61. “Basically single file line...
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County residents will be voting in November on whether to continue paying a “transportation penny,” a one-cent tax that funds road improvement projects.
There are dozens of projects waiting for funding including one, in particular, looking to help alleviate traffic congestion from Highway 61, especially the area from Paul Cantrell Boulevard in West Ashley.
“It’s been pretty rough,” says Adam Ruffin, who lives off of Hwy 61. “Basically single file line of cars and standstill traffic.
Ruffin and his wife live off the two-lane road and know it’s only going to get worse with all of the development going up. One person who’s working on some of the new neighborhoods is Paul Cook who has to drive 61 every day.
“I can’t believe people don’t find an alternate route to take because the traffic here is horrendous both going in and out,” Cook says.
“Certainly, I’m no expert in the field of traffic but something definitely needs to be done to alleviate some of that traffic out there,” Ruffin says.
A plan is in the works to extend Glenn McConnell Parkway. The parkway currently ends at Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley. But if the proposal goes through, it will keep going into Dorchester County where, according to maps, it would intersect with Old Beech Hill Road and connect to Wright Road, essentially running parallel to Highway 61.
“It will definitely help with people getting to and from work and alleviate a lot of the smaller back roads,” Gregory Maute, who lives along Wright Road, says. “But then if it’s tying in here, it’s going to impact my neighbors and myself and the people that live down the road.”
Maute says this was the first time he was hearing about the project and can see some positives and negatives.
“It would make us more accessible,” Maute says. “But then yes, if they’re widening this road and you know doing two or three lanes each way, that becomes from a country road to a well-traveled road -- a lot of traffic and all that so it’s can be a little bit of a double-edged sword.”
The big question: How would it be funded? Dorchester County says the 1% sales and use tax would generate approximately $735 million. The county’s Capital Improvement Plan calls for nearly $168 million to be allocated for the Glenn McConnell Extension.
Dorchester County leaders say the Public Works director would be happy to talk if the tax is passed by voters in November.
Meanwhile, Maute says he thinks the tax shouldn’t be funded by people who already live there.
“I believe that if it’s going to be funded, it needs to be impact funds on the hundreds of homes that are going in across the area,” Maute says. “Seventy-two people a day are moving here. So we need to not foot the bill.”
Dorchester County residents already pay one cent towards road improvements and have for nearly 20 years. This vote in November would be to continue that tax.
Charleston County officials say they are not currently a part of the extension project.
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — On Thursday, Dorchester County will break ground on a new library in Summerville!The buil...
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — On Thursday, Dorchester County will break ground on a new library in Summerville!
The building will serve the Oakbrook area, and officials said it will help upgrade facilities in Dorchester County, which have been in decline.
Officials added that this 20,000-square-foot building will create more opportunities than just provide a place to read books and magazines.
The library is going to have workspaces, a classroom, an event hall, as well as a media center to provide easier access to technology in Summerville. This is part of the reason for the nearly 5,000 extra square footage than some of the other libraries in the county have.
Officials say the focus on this library is to provide extra collaboration opportunities for the community and the schools. The latter is a need Councilman Jay Byars says he’s experienced firsthand.
“I used to teach in the district, and we absolutely need more education space for public libraries. Our library here is over 40 years old. It's, and really, we're [a] very fast-growing area. So, the need is there,” Byars said. “We're building libraries in the future will collaborate with [the] district to, you don't have rows of encyclopedias anymore. There's a lot of opportunity to build a future and we're really excited about that.”
The library cost around $12 million to build and is expected to serve 750 to 1,000 people a day.
But this is just the first piece to solving the puzzle of keeping up with the rapidly growing community in Summerville. The larger piece lies right across the street from the library in Ashley River Park.
Dorchester County officials said once the library is up and running, the plan is to build a bridge under Bacons Bridge Road, the road in between the groundbreaking site and the park, in an attempt to connect the park with the library.
In addition, Dorchester County will purchase 112 acres to expand the park where it currently stands and around the campus of the new library, as well as build a bridge across the Ashley River to create what officials are calling a “super park”.
The goal is to allow for easier access to the fast-growing community’s resources.
“This is a dynamic community. We've got a lot of challenges and opportunities because there's a lot of growth here, and that's exciting to see because you've got a lot of people that they're yearning for these types of things,” Byars said. “We're going to have three brand-new parks, three brand-new libraries, which will fundamentally change Dorchester County forever. And that's exciting to see. Just watching the local people's faces, you can't beat it.”
County officials also said, as part of this expansion, there will be a large increase in walking trails and parking around the Oakbrook community. Parking is an issue that, they said, has been a big problem for residents over the past few years.
The specific library being built on Bacons Bridge Road is funded by a $30 million bond referendum passed in 2019.
The referendum also goes towards two other libraries in the county, one in downtown Summerville, replacing the existing Summerville branch library, and the other in North Charleston near Fort Dorchester High School. Work on that second library broke ground in June.
The groundbreaking for this library in the Oakbrook community will take place at 10 a.m., and officials said they expect it to be up and running by the end of 2023.
Riley Gracely and his family were looking around the piles of dirt and gravel at Palmetto Fossil Excursions in Summerville when he saw something that looked like a tooth.The 8-year-old Lebanon, Pennsylvania, boy started digging in the soil, clay and gravel and pulled out a huge fossilized tooth from the long-extinct angustiden shark species, that was 22 million to 28 million years old.“He got lucky,” Riley’s dad Justin Gracely said in a phone call Monday.Sky Basak, who owns ...
Riley Gracely and his family were looking around the piles of dirt and gravel at Palmetto Fossil Excursions in Summerville when he saw something that looked like a tooth.
The 8-year-old Lebanon, Pennsylvania, boy started digging in the soil, clay and gravel and pulled out a huge fossilized tooth from the long-extinct angustiden shark species, that was 22 million to 28 million years old.
“He got lucky,” Riley’s dad Justin Gracely said in a phone call Monday.
Sky Basak, who owns Palmetto Fossil with her husband Josh, called it a “once in a lifetime find.”
The tooth measured 4.75 inches — about the size of Riley’s hand.
The Gracely family was on their annual vacation to Myrtle Beach and made the 2.5-hour trip south to Summerville to go to Palmetto Fossil, a 100-acre pit rich with prehistoric material including all manner — and parts — of sea creatures.
South Carolina has many such locations, buried deep in the earth along the coastal plain, where ocean and rivers ebbed and flowed for millions of years.
Gracely, 40, said he has been visiting Myrtle Beach since he was 5 and he and his mother, a microbiologist, scoured the sand for shark’s teeth.
Two years ago, when Palmetto had just opened, Gracely saw something on Instagram about it and made the trek. This summer was their third visit.
Last year, older son Collin, 10, found a 4-inch megalodon tooth, a species that came after the angustiden and the largest fish that ever lived, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. The largest ones were three times the size of the biggest sharks that exist today.
The Gracelys were searching in an area where trucks were dumping material from property where the landowner was building a lake.
Basak said she hunts for specimens every day, 12 hours a day, and she and her husband have found a treasure trove in the new material. They intend to donate all of it to the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston, where they often go to just sit and look at the whales and dinosaurs on display.
“Simply speaking, this is some of the richest fossil layer we have ever seen. The colors on the fossils are also amazing, which is caused by the sediment in which they fossilized,” according to Palmetto Fossil’s Facebook page.
They have found a walrus, parts of baleen whales, beluga whales, giant speartooth dolphin, all millions and millions of years old.
Basak and her husband started the business in 2020 as a “cool part time gig,” she said. Within four months it was much more than that. They were hiring staff and now have 11 employees during the summer.
Basak said interest was immediate.
“It’s a cool feeling knowing you’ve got something that old,” she said.
They are leasing the land on Sand Hill Road in Dorchester and are looking for a place to settle with enough ancient deposits to carry them through two or three generations..
Their goal is to start a research facility to better understand South Carolina’s rich geologic history.
Riley Gracely, meanwhile, is keeping his find in a glass display box. He’s shown it to all his friends.
Someone mentioned to his dad that perhaps they would want to donate it for research or display.
“I think we’ll let the little guy keep it for a while,” Justin Gracely said.
This story was originally published August 23, 2022 5:00 AM.
The Summerville offense had trouble putting the ball in the end zone, but not as much trouble as Wando’s offense.Behind the effort of its suffocating defense and the leg of senior kicker Mason Ayers, the Green Wave earned a 30-0 shutout of Wando Sept. 9 at John McKissick Field. The Summerville defense kept the Warriors pinned down inside their own territory much of the game. The Wave special teams made big contributions as Yannick Smith racked up ton of return yards and scored on a 50-yard punt return and Ayers hit field goals o...
The Summerville offense had trouble putting the ball in the end zone, but not as much trouble as Wando’s offense.
Behind the effort of its suffocating defense and the leg of senior kicker Mason Ayers, the Green Wave earned a 30-0 shutout of Wando Sept. 9 at John McKissick Field. The Summerville defense kept the Warriors pinned down inside their own territory much of the game. The Wave special teams made big contributions as Yannick Smith racked up ton of return yards and scored on a 50-yard punt return and Ayers hit field goals of 34, 36 and 27 yards and two extra-point kicks.
“Our defense was lights out again,” Summerville coach Ian Rafferty said. “This is three weeks in a row. They do a great job of preparation and the kids play hard and get after it. They’ve been very impressive. Now we’ve got to get better on offense. We are a little inexperience at some spots but also just need to play better. Luckily this is a team game and our defense dominated and our special teams dominated.”
Steady rain cooled the scoring early. Summerville finally put points on the board halfway through the second quarter with Ayers’ first field goal. The Wave went on to take a 13-0 lead into halftime on Ayers’ second field goal and Smith’s punt return into the end zone.
Summerville started its second possession of the third quarter on the Wando 18 thanks to a long return from Smith. Junior running back Trae Green capped the short drive with an 11-yard touchdown run that was Summerville’s only offensive TD and gave the Wave a 20-0 lead.
Senior defensive back Michael Jenkins blocked a punt on Wando’s next possession to set up Ayers’ final field goal of the evening.
With just more than four minutes remaining in the third quarter, junior linebacker Jaidyn Penix forced a Wando fumble and senior defensive back Keith Elmore Jr. pounced on the ball in the end zone for the game’s final touchdown. That put Summerville up 30-0 entering the final quarter.
Summerville did move the ball both with its running game and passing attack but didn’t capitalize fully on some good field position.
“Wando does have a great defense,” Rafferty said. “Their linebackers are phenomenal.”
In other Friday night action, Pinewood Prep defeated First Baptist 35-12 and Ashley Ridge defeated Colleton County 60-12.
Summerville 30, Wando 0
S- Mason Ayers 34-yard field goal.
S - Ayers 36-yard field goal
S - Yannick Smith 50-yard punt return. Ayers kick.
S - Trae Green 11-yard run. Ayers kick.
S - Ayers 27-yard field goal.
S – Keith Elmore Jr. fumble recovery in end zone. Ayers kick.