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They say that working smarter is better than working harder.Why not both?

Whether you're running a high-volume warehouse, overseeing a new construction project, or managing a busy retail establishment, you know that a productive workplace is essential. When it comes to your workplace equipment, you need tools that not only save time and money but are reliable when you need them the most and help your team get the job done right.

At Absolute E-Z Up, we help professionals overcome low productivity by providing the finest stock pickers, tire pickers, and platform lifts in Daniel Island, SC. If you need more efficiency and more profitability at your job site, you're in the right place. Sure, big-picture processes play an important role in your workplace. However, in our experience, the top cause of low productivity involves wasted time on the job site - avoidable problems that slow down your day-to-day work. And when your day-to-day and overall deadlines aren't achieved, that fault falls on you.

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Some of the most common productivity issues
we hear about include:

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  • Low-capacity equipment that requires workers to make multiple trips to transport materials.
  • Unreliable equipment that breaks down again and again.
  • Workers on injury leave because of falls suffered from unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
  • Enlisting more manpower to fill in because you don't have the right equipment to get the job done.

If any of these problems sound familiar to you, you're probably wondering what in the world you can do to get back on track. That's where Absolute E-Z Up comes in - to give you the tools you need to be more productive and efficient, so you have peace of mind knowing your job will finish on time, the right way.

When we founded Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), we created a plan to deliver safe, reliable work platforms, stock picker forklifts, inclined platform lifts, stair climbers, and material handling products that increase productivity by leaps and bounds. We're not talking a few minutes shaved off here or there. We mean upping your work cycles two to three times what you're used to, coupled with drastically reduced downtime from maintenance and repair.

Sound too good to be true?

Not at Absolute E-Z Up in Daniel Island, SC.

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The Absolute E-Z Up Difference

Our company was founded on three basic values:

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Safety - The Top Time Booster

When workers are injured, they're either placed on light duty or leave until they heal up and get back to work. This leaves you with the conundrum do you hire a new worker (which requires an initial expense) or reassign members of your staff to make up the difference? Obviously, neither situation is optimal. The biggest factor preventing these kinds of frustrating situations is workplace safety, which is why it's our top priority at AEUP. It doesn't matter if you buy a manual platform lift in Daniel Island, SC, or an electric stock picker. You can rest easy when you purchase equipment from us, knowing that AEUP aerial work platforms and material handling equipment come with the most innovative safety technologies.

A few of those safety mechanisms include:

  • Anti-tilt systems, helping to prevent toppling and turnovers.
  • Built-in pothole protection for driving equipment.
  • Double-foot sensors, which halts the machine from operating unless two feet are planted on the sensors.

Note: Depending on your needs, your machinery may or may not include some of these safety technologies. Please refer to specific product pages for more details.

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Productivity - Doing More with Less

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

  • Versatile - our equipment is more versatile than other options, giving you the ability to fit into small spaces with a zero turning radius.
  • Faster - our batteries change in only a few hours and can last for dozens if not hundreds of duty cycles.
  • More Efficient - Workers can speed up every part of the workday with special features, attachments, and deck extensions.
  • Lower Costs - You can maintain our equipment at lower costs, which saves you money when you need it most.
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Reliability - Always There When You Need to Work Hard

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

Industrial Stock Pickers in Daniel Island, SC

Warehouse picking involves workers pulling (picking) items located on warehouse shelves and moving them down the line for shipment to customers. This kind of work requires a great deal of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. Filling orders under deadlines and time crunches are common. As such, you need a trustworthy stock picker that can boost efficiency and increase production time.

Managers often adjust their picking strategy to be less time-consuming and costly when the real answer might lie with the tools and machinery they're using. At AEUP, we provide the highest-quality stock pickers for your business so that your workers can do the job they need to do as quickly and safely as possible.

With AEUP, you can increase material handling efficiency in a variety of industries and workplaces. We're talking retail, warehouses, factories, and even event venues. The ISP series offers ideal solutions for diverse applications. The models feature a 35% gradeability for greater job-site accessibility.

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We offer several pickers for different needs, including:
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ISP-7M™

If affordable efficiency is your priority, this is the picker for you. With over a 13-foot working height, it will be the last "ladder" your business will need to use. The ISP-7M is one of the most versatile and affordable stock pickers on the market and is ideal for a variety of workplaces:

  • Airports
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™

Industrial Stock Picker

If maximum versatility modern safety features matter most to you, the ISP-11™ will allow your team to work safer, faster, and with less strain on your workers. With this stock picker, you can increase safety, maximize uptime, and be able to adapt to any floorplan or warehouse layout. Durable, versatile, and low-maintenance, the AEUP ISP-11™ is a self-propelled stock picker that will modernize your material handling process.

  • Drive, rotate and elevate all at the same time. Most of our competitors can only do one of these functions at a time.
  • Closed canopy and damage-resistant carbon bumper.
  • Comes with an aluminum alloy mast cylinder column. That means you don' have to worry about motors or chains to maintain. Add to that a 5-year warranty, and you'll be working smarter and harder for years to come.
  • Our electric material trays are adjustable to any shelf height. Many such trays are not electric and can only adjust in six-inch increments. Instead of adjusting your whole machine due to a three-inch miscalculation, you can save time and frustration with the ISP-11.
  • Our double-foot sensor requires that both of your workers' heels maintain contact with the platform to drive. No more safety nightmares, like hanging over the edge to drive.

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™ TTH

If you're in need of a tire picker in Daniel Island, SC, our tire transport handler is exactly what you need. Safe, efficient, and versatile, this picker has a working height of over 17 feet, giving you the ability to grab tires on the highest shelves. With tires getting bigger and heavier, it becomes necessary to prevent injuries during all operations involving them. The AEUP ISP-11 TTH lifts both the operator and tires, easily placing them at the desired height while allowing faster and safer performance. As if that weren't enough, this tire transport handler also comes with our stellar 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty.

A Warranty That's on Your Side When You Need It Most

Unlike other companies in our industry, we are proud to say that our warranty comes standard on all our equipment. Stock picker forklift in Daniel Island, SC? Check. Vertical lifts? Check. Inclined platform lifts? Check. But this isn't any warranty - it's the Absolute E-Z Up platinum manufacturer's warranty, which is why you can trust the quality of AEUP products. Our Platinum Warranties are part of our commitment to value, safety, and quality. When you work with us, we want you to be able to trust that your Absolute E-Z Up equipment is a reliable, smart, long-term asset to your business that saves you money and time.

Our warranty allows our customers to secure their long-term budgets by reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since each piece of machinery is different, your warranty should be customized for the equipment that you need.

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5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP Low-Level Access Series

No other elevated work platform or stock picker supplier has anything close to our 5-2-1 warranty. Here's what our warranty guarantees on our low-level access machinery:

  • 5 years on your mast assembly and cylinder
  • 2 years on all other components of your platform or stock picker.
  • 1 year on the lift's battery, which is not pro-rated.
  • Optional AEUP Extended 10-5-1 Warranty Service Coverage (ISPs)
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP EZ Climber Series

Customers choose our E-Z Climber series because it gives them years of dependable service, backed by a warranty that will replace any parts that fail, which minimizes production downtime. We are committed to covering labor costs for the first six months of your purchase. Our E-Z Climber Series warranty guarantees:

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of the machine.
  • 2 years of coverage on your electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the battery, which is not pro-rated.
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on Electric Utility Vehicles

Our electric utility vehicles give you years of dependable service, coupled with a powerful warranty that covers and service that will replace any parts that fail during your warranty period. If a part fails, we'll get it replaced quickly, to minimize downtime from work. Your labor rate is reimbursable and is covered for the first six months.

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of your EUV.
  • 2 years of coverage on the EUV's electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the EUV's battery, which is not pro-rated.

Ready to Get Productive?

At Absolute E-Z, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality transactions and product solutions in the safest manner possible. With the right equipment and mindset, we believe that work can be fun again, and we're here to help make that happen for you and your team. As such, our mission is to be the top provider of stock pickers and other warehouse equipment in Daniel Island. We make it a point to listen to our customer's needs and do everything in our power to uphold our reputation for excellence.

We'll do so by continuing to honor the commitment we made to ourselves and our customers from the very beginning - earning your respect and loyalty through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation.

If you're ready to take your workflow to the next level, we're only a click or call away.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Latest News in Daniel Island, SC

Bulldogs’ Fall Schedule Revealed

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Next month, Mississippi State’s men’s golf program will begin its pursuit of a fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Dusty Smith. The Bulldogs revealed the fall portion of their schedule on Monday, with the first of four tournaments beginning on Sept. 7.“It’s always our goal to play a challenging schedule against great competition and to test our game on courses that will prepare us for championship season,” Smith said. “I feel ...

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Next month, Mississippi State’s men’s golf program will begin its pursuit of a fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Dusty Smith. The Bulldogs revealed the fall portion of their schedule on Monday, with the first of four tournaments beginning on Sept. 7.

“It’s always our goal to play a challenging schedule against great competition and to test our game on courses that will prepare us for championship season,” Smith said. “I feel this schedule allows us to do just that. We look forward to starting this journey.”

State opens the season at the Frederica Cup, hosted by Vanderbilt in Sea Island, Georgia. Sea Island is also the annual home of the SEC Men’s Golf Tournament, though that event is played on a different course. The Bulldogs will play three rounds of stroke play at Frederica Golf Club over the two-day event.

MSU then turns its focus to its conference foes. After the success of last year’s SEC Match Play event, the league is holding the SEC Fall Preview on Sept. 25-27 at Old Overton Club in Birmingham, Alabama. This is the same course that annually holds the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, which graduate studentFord Clegg won in 2020.

State returns to Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 3-5. The event will be broadcast live on the GOLF Channel from 3:30-6:30 p.m. CT each day. The Bulldog men and the Bulldog women will compete side-by-side on the same course. Both programs played in the inaugural event in 2020, with the men finishing ninth.

To conclude the fall, MSU will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, for the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on the Ralston Creek Course at Daniel Island Golf Club. The final fall event was first hosted by Charleston Southern in 2021.

For more information on the Bulldog golf program, follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching “HailStateMG.”

Developer and Clients Find Charleston to be a Real Estate Dream

National residential and commercial developer, East West Partners, found the city of Charleston, SC, to mirror the qualities that matched the company’s real estate vision. Over the past year, these attributes translated into East West’s three Charleston area projects selling out in a matter of months.After hitting three consecutive Charleston real estate home runs, the 20 employees devoted to creating and managing these thriving residential retreats feel like they are just getting started. The truth is, this community-mind...

National residential and commercial developer, East West Partners, found the city of Charleston, SC, to mirror the qualities that matched the company’s real estate vision. Over the past year, these attributes translated into East West’s three Charleston area projects selling out in a matter of months.

After hitting three consecutive Charleston real estate home runs, the 20 employees devoted to creating and managing these thriving residential retreats feel like they are just getting started. The truth is, this community-minded team doesn’t rest … even after clients move into their luxury residences featuring amazing views, walking distance convenience, and high-end amenities.

The Cape on Kiawah, 71 Wentworth, and The Waterfront on Daniel Island showcase an irresistible allure of last-of-their-kind buildouts, historical architectural perspectives, and vacation-style appeal. Let’s look at East West’s vision for these amazing developments and what led to these residential gems being purchased in the blink of an eye.

Charleston – Timing is Everything

To understand East West’s current success, it’s helpful to flashback to the company’s history in Charleston. East West Partners nationwide real estate development company

found its way to Charleston in 2000. Their love where you work approach to Charleston echoes their previous developments in Colorado, Hawaii, and Utah. East West’s underlying passion for its portfolio comes with a caveat. Their development selection process targets the cornerstone of living like you’re on vacation.

A handful of East West employees, now based in Charleston, already had deep South Carolina roots. Before opening their local office, the team noted Charleston’s wonderful sense of community, and they began digging into the city’s real estate upside.

Their initial projects in Charleston’s historic downtown, and in neighboring Mount Pleasant, were rousing success stories. Coincidentally aligning with this early success were Charleston’s surging tourism, employment, and restaurant industry numbers. East West’s vision for the Charleston real estate market seemed poised for a breakthrough.

New Meets Old

Everywhere you look in Charleston you’ll find beautifully maintained businesses and residences that are actually hundreds of years old. Coexisting with streets and neighborhoods dripping in history are entire blocks and communities undergoing new construction or restoration.

East West Partners’ real estate plan fits seamlessly into the Charleston culture. In fact, East West’s current trio of projects are two parts new and one-part historical marvel.

Representing the new, The Cape on Kiawah’s is a last-of-its-kind oceanfront development on prestigious Kiawah Island. Another East-West fresh take is The Waterfront on Daniel Island. This development, perched on the Wando River, features a best-in-class boating environment as well as direct access to a 25-mile mix of walking and biking trails.

For those who love Charleston’s amazing historical story, there is 71 Wentworth, located in the heart of downtown. With a past life dating back 150 years, this historic residence has the architectural world perched on the edge of its seat while awaiting its 2023 opening.

The Cape on Kiawah

Kiawah Island is Charleston’s premier luxury beach resort. Located just 21 miles south of downtown Charleston, Kiawah is a private island community known for its world-class golf, top-tier tennis, 10 miles of beach, and luxury residences.

With that description, imagine the response to a new development described as “a last of its kind oceanfront setting on Kiawah Island.” You’d be imagining The Cape on Kiawah, a retreat of just 78 residences that offer year-round lock and leave convenience.

These oceanfront residences and penthouses lasted just a handful of months before being devoured by eager buyers seeking a first or second residence on Kiawah’s last bastion of luxury. Residents awaken to a footprints-in-the-sand Atlantic Ocean address, the new beachfront Cape Club, an infinity pool, rooftop owners lounge for entertaining, access to the freshest seafood, and some of the best golf in America, and after-the-sale attention by the East-West Partners property management team.

71 Wentworth – An 1872 Renewal

Architectural buffs find this 12-unit luxury property to be magical, especially when you consider its prime location in the heart of downtown Charleston. Originally built in a Tudor Gothic Revival style, the buyer’s new interior includes molded and arched windows soaring up to 18 feet tall and a cathedral ceiling with heights up to 25 feet

This old meets new residential alliance honors centuries-old brick, timber trusses, and heart pine beams. When handed the keys, owners will luxuriate amidst open floor plans, contemporary finishes, state-of-the-art conveniences, and a master suite featuring an abundance of natural light. New homeowners will also enjoy a stunning sheltered loggia for quiet reflection and relaxation.

Interior Designer Cortney Bishop describes 71 Wentworth as a cultural renaissance happening on one of Charleston’s most legendary downtown intersections. Owners of the 12 unique residences calling 71 Wentworth home will appreciate the easy walking convenience of downtown Charleston’s vibrant restaurant, history, and shopping scene.

The Waterfront on Daniel Island

Much like their Kiawah development discovery, East West Partners offers a second last-of-its-kind real estate prize. The Waterfront is the final remaining piece of Daniel Island riverfront.

How special is this 22-acre playground intersecting River Landing Drive and the Wando River? After the addition of a second dock, an interactive fountain, an on-site market/coffee shop, and an acclaimed restaurant, the first phase of The Waterfront sold out in a matter of months.

Included in the plethora of resident fingertip amenities are outdoor terraces, ferry service to downtown Charleston, easy access to the Wando River, and walking to the award-winning Kingstide Restaurant. The construction phase on the second collection of one, two, and three-bedroom condominiums has already begun. Limited opportunities to own are remaining.

Charleston Can’t Wait for Tomorrow

What is in the real estate future for bustling Charleston? “The success of each of our projects has been incredible thus far, and we see continued high demand for Lowcountry luxury living long-term,” Miller Harper, Managing Partner for East West Partners said.

Some developers build where they see things going. East West Partners design where they believe a new community should be. “Our ethos has always been to create places we ourselves want to live. Our goal is to build a true sense of community within each of our developments,” Harper said.

What is the vision for Charleston’s next best residential community? If East West’s upcoming development is anything like the last three, interested buyers may be living a real estate dream.

Continental Realty adds 7th SC property to portfolio

Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), a Baltimore-based real estate investment and management company, purchased its seventh asset in the greater Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area with the $3.9 million acquisition of The Shops at Towne Centre Way, a 7,054 square foot retail center at 1903 N. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.CRC acquired this asset in an off-market transaction from Church Property LLC, with Trey Lucy, Principal at Belk | Lucy representing both sides in the transaction.The center is immediately adjacent to...

Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), a Baltimore-based real estate investment and management company, purchased its seventh asset in the greater Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area with the $3.9 million acquisition of The Shops at Towne Centre Way, a 7,054 square foot retail center at 1903 N. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

CRC acquired this asset in an off-market transaction from Church Property LLC, with Trey Lucy, Principal at Belk | Lucy representing both sides in the transaction.

The center is immediately adjacent to two CRC assets: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, a 510,000-square-foot regional shopping venue acquired by the company in 2020, and Sweetgrass Corner, a nearly 90,000 square foot neighborhood shopping center purchased by CRC earlier this year.

The Shops at Towne Centre Way was purchased on behalf of Continental Realty Fund V, L.P., managed by CRC. Fund V is a $210.8 million private equity fund focused on acquiring value-add retail and multifamily properties in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. This represents the 11th retail asset acquired by Fund V, following the $17 million acquisition of Sweetgrass Corner. Also through Continental Realty Fund V, in early 2022 CRC acquired 175 of the 200 apartment units contained within Sweetgrass Landing Apartments for $55 million. Since its inception, Fund V has acquired a total of 15 retail and multifamily properties.

In the Mount Pleasant area, Fund V also owns The Six Apartments, a 92-unit community located at 2170 Snyder Circle in Mount Pleasant which was acquired this January. CRC now owns seven assets in the greater Charleston area, including Central Island Square, a mixed-use project within the 4,000-acre master-planned community of Daniel Island and consisting of 313 multifamily units and nearly 30,000 square feet of retail space; and West Ashley Shoppes, a nearly 140,000 square foot neighborhood retail center across from Citadel Mall.

Constructed in 2001, The Shops at Towne Centre Way consists of four retail spaces that were 100% leased at the time of the transaction, including a nail salon, vision center and Marble Slab Creamery. The asset is situated on a corner lot with direct exposure to Mount Pleasant Towne Center and Sweetgrass Corner between N. Highway 17 and Hungry Neck Boulevard near the intersection of Isle of Palms Connector.

Nearly 45,000 vehicles pass the site on a daily basis via US Highway 17, and the center is located on a strategic corridor connecting Mount Pleasant to Charleston, with direct links to Interstate 526 serving the nearby towns of Daniel Island, North Charleston and West Ashley. Nearly 60,000 consumers, with an average household income exceeding $125,000, reside within a three-mile radius of The Shops at Towne Centre Way.

Building to Building: 20 Fairchild Street

Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the ...

Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.

The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.

Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Beacon Community Bank is a Charleston-based FDIC insured institution that accepts deposits, and loans money for both personal and business needs.

When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “Beacon is a local bank built on relationships and service. One hundred percent of Beacon’s decisions are made here in Charleston and we give back to our community. This includes Beacon’s Board Members who are active members of the Charleston community. ‘It’s not my bank, It’s not your bank, It’s our bank!’”

When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island has been so welcoming to our bank. There is a great sense of cooperation between the residents and local businesses, which makes networking within the community easy and beneficial. The tailored banking experience we offer here at Beacon fits perfectly within this tight knit community.”

Branch manager Silva Goxhaj is the best point of contact. Goxhaj can be reached at (843) 364-9613 or emailed at silva.goxhaj@beacon.bank

Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery and offers a medical spa.

When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we treat every patient as if they are family. Our offices are warm and inviting. Our goal is to ensure that everyone leaves us feeling beautiful, confident and empowered. After all, patient satisfaction is our greatest achievement and best advertisement!”

When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island is fantastic because of how unique this tight knit community is. Having a location here gives Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery the exciting opportunity to become part of a growing community and even more important, the Daniel Island family.”

Practice manager Vicky Tolbert is the best point of contact. Tolbert can be reached at (843) 471-1135 or emailed at info@sweetgrassplasticsurgery.com.

Starbucks regional management was contacted for this article, but was unable to be reached by publication. The location is said to be the largest Starbucks in South Carolina, according to property owner Mike White, Broker-in-Charge of Charleston Industrial, LLC.

DI Rotary new president looks to cement foundational impact

Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the pa...

Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.

On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.

He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the past 23 years and for the last seven years, he’s been planting his roots deep in the soil of the Lowcountry.

After Epperson arrived in the area in June 2015, four months later in October he joined the club. “I just love that (Rotary) is so service-oriented,” Epperson said. “They are a very vibrant club that is out doing great things for the community.”

In the early beginnings when Epperson first came aboard, he held the board position of public image director. Since then, he has been part of a slew of community service projects and food drives, especially around the holidays when money, time and resources are tight.

Aside from being the incoming president, he has also served as Mr. Sunshine, a role he launched to bring a bit of laughter to the club’s weekly meetings.

“Derek Epperson is a phenomenal Rotarian and leader,” Romeo said. “He is smart, strategic, kind and thoughtful... Derek has always been willing to step up and serve the club and our community.”

When Epperson was nominated by the board for the job, making him the 21st president in the club’s history dating back to 2001, he was humbled. “One of my mottos in life is to always try to leave something a little better than the way you found it.”

Epperson is aware that the clock is ticking on his newly established presidency. Under the club’s bylaws, every president gets one year in office with no consecutive terms.

This year, Epperson said the club’s focus will be on a big project initiative. Every three to four years, the club will look to do a project that betters the community like a park, memorial or garden – something that can be given back to the community for all to use.

Epperson’s goal is to lay the foundation of the next project for his successor. He hopes and intends for this tradition to be carried onward like a legacy for years to come.

For the foreseeable future, Epperson said he will put his best foot forward in all aspects of life. “I’ve got a full-time job and a full-time family. I typically try to take an hour or two each day in the morning or evening when I get home to stay caught up on any email communications or phone calls.”

Epperson lives on Clements Ferry Road near the Point Hope subdivision. When he’s not meeting the demands of running a nonprofit, he’s watching movies with his wife, Shannon, son, Gus and daughter, Maisie. Or eating out as a family at Dog & Duck, their favorite dining spot.

Rotary club holds one membership meeting a week and one board meeting a month. Next week, the club is traveling to Charleston City Hall for a fellowship event.

The next club meeting will take place Aug. 3, featuring guest speaker Nick Wong, executive director of the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

Later next month on Aug. 17 the club will be paid a visit from Rotary District Governor Bob Gross.

Daniel Island’s rotary club is made up of 94 members. Their satellite club on the Cainhoy peninsula, launched in 2021, currently has 14 members.

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