Business Briefs - May 30, 2019


Renaissance South Construction Company recently announced they are expanding their offerings to include kitchen and bath remodels in homes East of the Cooper and downtown Charleston.

“Many homes East of the Cooper are at an age where their kitchens and bathrooms are in need of an update,” said Rob Crawford, Renaissance South’s president. “Although it can be a big undertaking, a renovation allows people to stay in a home or a neighborhood that they love.”

Renaissance’s re-entry into the kitchen and bath remodeling market means homeowners downtown and East of the Cooper now have access to one-stop quality design and construction resources, without having to build a new home, endure prolonged architectural review board processes or months-long waiting lists.

“Kitchens are the heart of family life, and a master bathroom should be a sanctuary where you can start your day with energy and end with renewal and relaxation,” Crawford said. “These tenets are the foundation of the culture and purpose of our company and have always been a focal point in our custom home projects. Our new Kitchen and Bath division gives homeowners access to a custom home level of craftsmanship for single room renovations,” added Crawford.

Renaissance South Construction Company, founded in 2008 by Robert C. Crawford III, specializes in custom home building and transforming existing homes into their highest, most elegant and functional form.

“By combining expert craftsmanship with technology, comfort and energy efficiency, the firm focuses on building high-quality custom homes and making thoughtful improvements to aging buildings,” stated a press release.

For more information visit or call 843-388-5550.


Michael Drohan, president of FineMark National Bank & Trust, Charleston, is pleased to announce the hire of Wendy W. Kopp as senior vice president of private wealth and John Brittingham as vice president and private wealth advisor. Both will serve in the bank’s Daniel Island location. The team brings nearly 50 years of collective experience to FineMark. Together, the two reflect an expansion of the local team and enhancement of the bank’s client-focused service model in order to serve a growing market.

The Charleston region has quickly become one of the fastest-growing cities for business growth, with development at a much higher rate than the national average. Nearly 30 people move to the Charleston area every day - with a higher-than-normal median income, the area is a natural attractor for businesses and high-income families. According to the recently released 2018 Best Performing Cities report by the Milken Institute, Charleston is one of the Top 25 Best-Performing cities, as defined by economic growth. Economic growth has also led to an expanding private banking sector as well, with demand leading to increased financial services and capabilities to serve this growing sector of the local population. The city’s coastal location is also an attractor for retirees and the high-net-worth communities.

“Charleston is a unique place,” noted Drohan. “Due to its charm and easy-going nature, the city has become a draw for global industry, as well as professionals and families, leading to incredible economic development. Private wealth services are no exception and we’ve seen significantly increased demand. Wendy and John have extensive experience working with families, giving them the insight needed to serve with the intimate level of service our clients have come to expect.”

Mrs. Kopp develops new relationships, while overseeing existing trust and investment relationships in the Charleston market. Mr. Brittingham works directly with individuals and families, focusing on comprehensive wealth planning.

FineMark is located at 865 Island Park Drive on Daniel Island, in the Publix shopping center.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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