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.
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.(843) 420-3029
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCIV) — A terrifying moment at a West Ashley pool turned a swim instructor into a hero.Melissa Macdonald, a swim instructor and lifeguard of eight years, saved an 11-year-old girl from drowning last Thursday. She said it was one of the most terrifying days on the job.“All of the sudden we heard someone in distress over in the corner, and someone started yelling for help," Macdonald recalled.She got her stude...
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCIV) — A terrifying moment at a West Ashley pool turned a swim instructor into a hero.
Melissa Macdonald, a swim instructor and lifeguard of eight years, saved an 11-year-old girl from drowning last Thursday. She said it was one of the most terrifying days on the job.
“All of the sudden we heard someone in distress over in the corner, and someone started yelling for help," Macdonald recalled.
She got her students out of the water, and immediately ran to the other side of the pool where a girl was being pulled out of the water.
“She was floating face down. There weren’t really any signs of life, no movement, nothing like that,” Macdonald said. “She was starting to turn that blue color. You know that oxygen is just not flowing.”
Macdonald and a few other people at the pool started CPR.
"My brain just kind of goes into 'Go' mode,” she said. “I have never seen a kid at that stage. We call that hypoxia which means that the oxygen is not getting to the brain, it’s not flowing and you can tell by the shade of the skin.”
After seven rounds of CPR, the girl started breathing.
“It was like one of those things where you’re in the really stressful 'Go' mode, and you don’t know what’s going to happen, and then immediately you just feel a sense of relief,” said Macdonald.
While this was Macdonald’s first time having to save a child’s life, Amy Emde, the owner of Charleston Swim School, says drownings are more common than people think.
“Unfortunately, it happens about two to three times a year, not to the point where they’ve already drowned, such as this young girl did. But there’s been many times our instructors have had to jump in to save a child that’s actually drowning because someone isn’t paying attention,” Emde said.
Emde called Macdonald a hero, but Macdonald said she was just following her training.
"Knowing that she’s going to be okay, she was breathing when the situation had ended and just knowing that we did what we could and the kid is going to be okay, that helped me a lot," Macdonald said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Mold, termites and more. They've been constant problems for a woman and her family at The Shires Apartments in West Ashley.She’s sought help for almost a year, and now she’s getting it. But only after she had the courage to go public with her concerns.“You can see a lot of water damage in the apartment. Throughout the apartment, you can see where there’s termite beds, there’s dead termites, there’s mold in the wall.”These are all problems Demetria ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Mold, termites and more. They've been constant problems for a woman and her family at The Shires Apartments in West Ashley.
She’s sought help for almost a year, and now she’s getting it. But only after she had the courage to go public with her concerns.
“You can see a lot of water damage in the apartment. Throughout the apartment, you can see where there’s termite beds, there’s dead termites, there’s mold in the wall.”
These are all problems Demetria McNeil says have been taking over her West Ashley apartment since she moved in with her mom, sister and niece last November.
“Since we moved in, we’ve complained. Literally when we transferred, because the one upstairs had mold as well,” she says.
Darlene, her mother, has sickle cell anemia, and Demetria is worried about her health.
“It got worse over the past few months as well. She was in the hospital recently for four and a half months, just got home on hospice,” Demetria says.
She says she reached out to the complex, and she says they sent someone out to fix one portion. The complex then gave her a letter, telling her how to prevent further damage.
The letter also gave them the options to move units or move out.
“You can’t keep cutting corners and cheating, you can’t paint over this no more. You have to take the walls out. You’ve got to gut it out,” Demetria says. “The floors, I know there’s mold underneath the floors. Our floor is wet now from the sewage, or whatever is leaking.”
She posted about the conditions to social media and was contacted by the team at Charles House, a non-profit that helps people dealing with housing problems.
“We’re trying to get an exterminator to come in and see what is beyond repair as far as termite damage. We’re going to try to get them some help with moving assistance and just do anything we can just to make this process a little easier,” says Makayla McCollin with Charles House.
Demetria’s family is now working on moving to a new home, and she has a message for anyone who is afraid of speaking up.
“People need to learn how to speak up. Stop living in fear. We deserve better.”
ABC News 4 reached out to JDC Management, the company that used to own The Shires apartments. They sent us a statement that says,
“The Shires Apartments sold to new ownership and JDC Management no longer manages the property. Service requests or issues that were brought to our attention by the Tenant, while under JDC Management, were addressed within a timely manner. The pictures the Tenant’s daughter is sharing to social media appear to be of an occurrence already remedied and treated. Guidance was given to the Tenant and family members to help prevent similar situations from occurring again.”
We also reached out to the new company that owns the complex to ask what kind of renovations they plan to do to the unit and the complex. We are still waiting to hear back.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A family in West Ashley is concerned about their health. Their apartment is covered in mold and in serious need of repair.We first brought you their story in November. Eight months later, the problem may be even worse.“This where all the mold and stuff, and you can see it up on the board,” says Letehua Johnson, pointing out the mold in her pa...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A family in West Ashley is concerned about their health. Their apartment is covered in mold and in serious need of repair.
We first brought you their story in November. Eight months later, the problem may be even worse.
“This where all the mold and stuff, and you can see it up on the board,” says Letehua Johnson, pointing out the mold in her pantry.
Johnson says the mold is just the first problem in her West Ashley apartment.
“[My mom’s] ceiling is about to cave in for the bathroom and the living room.”
The mother and daughter have lived at the Ashley Arms apartment for eight years. They say they’ve reported the mold several times to management and got one person to come out in the very beginning.
“She sent a maintenance guy and they sprayed something in my closet, and I put all my stuff back,” Johnson says.
She says the mold came back, and no one came by to fix it.
Johnson asked an agent from the Charleston Livability Division to come and inspect her unit. The report says the inspector found a presence of mold in the kitchen sink and suggested the carpet be replaced. Johnson thought this would fix her issues.
“They supposed to send corporate out to check it, but nobody never came,” she says.
We called the apartment complex leasing office and left multiple voicemails to ask about Johnson’s concerns. We also called the ownership group for the property and found out the complex has changed ownership hands at least twice since 2019.
“You’re not getting the help that you think you getting,” says Johnson.
Johnson and her mother lived in a nearby hotel for a bit but say it was too expensive. Now they’re packing up and trying to find somewhere to live.
“I’m worried about me and my mom getting hurt in the apartment, and I just want me and her to be safe.”
We are still working to learn the name of the corporate company that now owns Ashley Arms Apartments to get a statement from them on the Johnson’s concerns.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – People who live in a West Ashley apartment complex are speaking out after they say the apartment’s property management has failed to address several issues regarding mold in their homes.“Your home should be your sanctuary,” Shires Apartments resident Demetria McNeil said. “It should be somewhere that you feel at peace, and right now, none of us are at peace.”The residents say they’re now speaking up after they say they’ve been living in hazardous conditio...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – People who live in a West Ashley apartment complex are speaking out after they say the apartment’s property management has failed to address several issues regarding mold in their homes.
“Your home should be your sanctuary,” Shires Apartments resident Demetria McNeil said. “It should be somewhere that you feel at peace, and right now, none of us are at peace.”
The residents say they’re now speaking up after they say they’ve been living in hazardous conditions for some time.
“We lived upstairs first,” McNeil said, “noticed some mold and we requested if we could move downstairs. We moved downstairs in November. I personally helped move my family’s furniture inside this current apartment and noticed day one that we had mold.”
McNeil says she’s complained for months to the leasing office, but little has been done.
“The new leasing management,” she said, “they’ve only given us a few options. Stay in there, the same unit. Move next door whenever they’re done renovating that, they don’t know when, or just move out.”
McNeil lives in the apartment with her family. She says they’ve all had health issues that she believes stems from exposure to black mold.
“My mom was in the hospital for four months,” she said, “she just got out three weeks ago. She’s now on hospice. My twin sister, she was hospitalized this year, as well as my three-year-old niece.”
They says management recently cleared some mold from their home, but there’s still a lot left.
“They call themselves cleaning it out,” Darlene McNeil said, “but they didn’t really clean it out good, or whatever. I just want better conditions for me and my family.”
Laquandae Miller says she moved into the Shires Apartments in 2015 and has had many issues as well.
“The leaking is real bad,” Miller said. “It was coming through the walls, coming through the fire extinguisher, just dripping everywhere.”
The mother of three says she wants management to take better care of their tenants.
“I need them to fix their property,” Miller said. “I need them to do a better job so people can live comfortable.”
News 2 has reached out to the Shires property management company, and the leasing office, and is currently awaiting a response.
Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Taco Kitchen tucked away off of Savannah Highway in West Ashley. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat in Charleston.Did your...
Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Taco Kitchen tucked away off of Savannah Highway in West Ashley. From fine dining to shawarma food trucks — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Eat in Charleston.
Did your favorite restaurant make it into the top 25? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if you take the time to review it. So share your thoughts on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list! Plus, we’re hosting a handful of free events and promos at some of the top places on our list. To get in on the fun, RSVP to one or all of the events on our landing page!
Topping this year’s best 25 list is Myles and Jun Yakitori, a Japanese Char Grill with delicious Yakitori, small plates, and Japanese classics such as Hibachi. It is also known for its welcoming and lovable owners, Mama Myles and Jun. They will always remember you and if you’re lucky, Mama Myles may even sing you a song!
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1. Myles and Jun Yakitori (Summerville, SC)
Known for: Yakitori (Japanese BBQ Skewers), Crispy Pork Belly, their lovable owners
Yelpers say: “Sangria is a must, the flavor is ever changing with a variety of fresh fruit daily… you won’t be disappointed. There has not been a dish we haven’t enjoyed. Grab a few skewers for an appetizer, the beef tongue or beef heart are great as well as the Kawa (fried chicken skin), it’s like a hot pork rind but much better… There are very few places you go where the owners know you by name and treat you like family.”
2. Hall’s Chophouse (Downtown CHS, SC)
Known for: Steak, Lobster Tails, Oysters Rockefeller
Yelpers say: “The owner talks to all of the customers and personally shakes your hand when you come in, it’s truthfully so rare that businesses care as much as this one. Now besides the amazing servers, beyond spectacular service, and amazing environment the food is stellar. The steak is absolutely the best around the area. The shrimp and grits were delectable. The absolute showstopper is the lavender brioche French Toast with an espresso mascarpone on top and the best bacon I have ever had in my life.” – Jess S.
Cuisine: Italian, pizza
Known for: Their thicker crust pizzas (Detroit style), affordable prices, and salads
Yelpers say: “A beautifully crisped margherita greeted me. It’s basically just extra tomatoes and basil. The best part is the way the cheese browns at the corners, but when you eat it fresh, the light, fluffy crust shines as well and the flavor mix is mesmerizing. In the entirely likely event that I someday visit Detroit, I can only hope to find a pizza this delicious.” – John B.
4. Jack Of Cups Saloon (Folly Beach, SC)
Cuisine: Globally inspired comfort food
Known for: Their changing menu, Sangria, and curry options
Yelpers say: “I will keep coming back until I’ve tried everything on the menu and then I’ll keep coming back to repeat! We got the Captain Crunch deviled eggs which were delicious. We also got the Indian nachos with the coconut curry and wowwee — delicious! So many unique flavors and satisfying… Then we ordered the espresso martinis, which come with mini powdered doughnuts on top! “ – Daniela Z.
5. 167 Raw Oyster Bar- Charleston (Downtown CHS, SC)
Known for: Raw Bar, Lobster Roll, Fried Oysters, Tuna Burger
Yelpers say: “The vibe is hip, trendy, and you can’t help but get swept up in the energy of the restaurant. The staff was phenomenal, offering great suggestions and helping us get out of our comfort zone. As busy as it was (and it was nuts) we never wanted for anything. The oysters were on point with the freshness. We tried three different varieties, along with the V-10 oyster shooter (you HAVE to try this.) The lobster roll was divine, the local farm salad was gorgeous, and the ceviche, forget about it…we were fighting over it. The flavors were so developed and it was just delicious.” – Annemarie B.
6. Sena Cafe (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Cuisine: Cafe, bakery, breakfast & brunch
Known for: Lobster roll, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and desserts
Yelpers say: “We tried the German chocolate cake, mascarpone, strawberry shortcake, and several pie slices and they were all so good I couldn’t choose a favorite. Their breakfast sandwich croissants are buttery, flaky, cheesy and oh so good. We loved their coffee drinks as well; they’re strong! We spoke to the baker, and he was such a kind man who has an inspiring passion for making tasty desserts.” – Harry W.
7. The Pickled Palate (Mount Pleasant, SC)
Cuisine: American with Italian style paninis
Known for: Italian paninis, wine and beer selection, their garden atmosphere, soups
Yelpers say: “The paninis are SO good. We got the Turkey Brie and the Italian and both meals were so delicious. Like some of the best paninis I’ve had… There’s so much greenery around and it’s mostly outdoor seating with a little inside. It’s super super cute and photogenic. I highly recommend the scene for a fun lunch, a girls date out, or a casual date! Overall a wonderful experience and I’d love to go back and try the other paninis too!” – Alexis P.
8. Bistro A Vin (Downtown CHS, SC)
Known for: Wine, Charcuterie boards
Yelpers say: “This wine bar is phenomenal. All of the staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Conversations were great. We got a bottle of sparkling wine and a Charcuterie Board with Rust Belt Saucisson (meat) and P’tit Basque (cheese). The inside is very elegant and inviting, and the patio is so cute. Great scenery. We had a fantastic time and everything was delicious!” – Ali D.
9. Lewis Barbecue (Downtown CHS, SC)
Cuisine: Central Texas style Barbecue
Known for: Brisket, “Hot Guts”, Pulled pork, Ribs
Yelpers say: “ Absolutely. Love. This. Space. Great indoor and even better outdoor space. Food is so tender, like fall off the bone. If that isn’t the goal when eating delicious BBQ, what is right? I have been here multiple times and each time I am so happy as are the people I bring. Perfect for any group size and for kiddos. The staff here are always so nice and helpful. The Green Hatch Chile is a must, even if you are thinking nah, no… GET IT! We call the ribs “Meat Candy” because it is so good and serves as the perfect dessert! All the sides are great but our faves are the mac & cheese and green chile corn pudding.” – Anna L.
10. Sorghum and Salt (Downtown CHS, SC)
Known for: Tapas, seasonal ingredients, changing menu, trendy setting
Yelpers say: “This charming little place has big flavor. I cannot say enough how happy I was to stumble on to this gem serving up dishes that impressed my taste buds in a way fussier restaurants tend to miss out on. The atmosphere is casual and perfect for a quiet dinner for two or six. Whether you’re celebrating or just out for a bite to eat, this place is special.” – Angela F.
11. The CODfather Proper Fish & Chips (North Charleston, SC)
12. Gnome Cafe (Downtown CHS, SC)
13. The Harbinger Cafe and Bakery (Downtown CHS, SC)
14. Taco Kitchen (West Ashley, SC)
15. Vicious Biscuit (Mount Pleasant, SC)
16. R Kitchen (Cannonborough, Charleston, SC)
17. Ra Coffee Company (Goose Creek, SC)
18. Jackrabbit Filly (North Charleston, SC)
19. Wild Olive (Johns Island, SC)
20. Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse (French Quarter, Downtown Charleston)
21. The Grit Counter (Mount Pleasant, SC)
22. Dashi (North Charleston, SC)
23. Stella’s (Downtown CHS, SC)
24. Boxcar Betty’s (West Ashley, SC)
25. Edison James Island (James Island, SC)
Top Places to Eat in Charleston Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Places to Eat in the Charleston area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurant category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in and around the Charleston area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of July 1st, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of July 1st, 2022.