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Commercial construction you can rely on.

Since 1976, Carolina Services Inc. (CSI) has specialized in commercial construction, commercial maintenace and repair, space planning, and tenant up-fits. Our Charleston, SC construction company serves developers and business owners with a superior full service commercial construction company that also provides interior space improvements. CSI works as a building contractor with clients in retail, office, medical and industrial complexes to deliver turnkey construction and maintenance solutions to our customers on time and at costs that fit within budget. You can have a look at some of our completed developments and project work in our project gallery.

Find out more about CSI and what makes us the top construction company in Charleston, SC on top of all of the services we offer. From our construction solutions, commercial space planning, and tenant up-fit services to church restorations and retail maintenance

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Commercial Construction

Our full service construction services provide all aspects of the construction and development process. From initial concept to final completion, we put our expertise to work for you with a commitment to timely communication and integrity.

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Commercial Maintenance

We are proud to offer a full complement of sub contractors to fill any need large or small for you business. From minor repairs or door adjustments to minor renovations our team can support your business so you can focus on growing your business.

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Tenant Up-fit

Our space planning and tenant up-fit services can bring your business goals to reality. Our project portfolio includes build-outs for retail, office, medical and industrial facilities, using the very latest in construction technology and methods.

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Industry News

Retailers Repurposing Square Footage for Office Space

Retailers Repurposing Square Footage for Office Space

By | Commercial Space

Online shopping continues to transform retail, and is reshaping the real estate market as well. Retailers used to house merchandise in department stores with many floors above the street level, and in most cases had buildings without office space.  Now there is a shift, evidenced by real estate investors seeking to have a more mixed-used space. In Manhattan, this trend to edge out retail for office space is becoming more prevalent.  Normandy Real Estate recently invested $133 million to convert…

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Big Changes Ahead for Multifamily Housing

Big Changes Ahead for Multifamily Housing

By | commercial construction, commercial development, commercial real estate

At a recent conference on multifamily development, BMC Investment CEO Matt Joblon predicted big changes in the multifamily housing market during the next two decades. He said “co-living is a real possibility where people are sharing kitchens and common areas and just having bedrooms.  I think that will evolve.  Things will get smaller and tighter, and it will be more about the experience.” He compared this trend to Facebook where people are looking for a digital connection.  He believes that…

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Housing Development Plans Approved in Tri-County Area

Housing Development Plans Approved in Tri-County Area for up to 267,000 More People

By | Charleston SC, Construction

New housing development approvals will allow 105,000 new homes with the capacity to house 267,000 more people in the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.  The ability to house new residents will push the number of people living in the tri-county area to over 1 million people. The Post & Courier examined the number of homes approved for new construction in the metropolitan area by gathering information from local governments and reviewing development agreements. The new housing construction will economically benefit the…

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South Carolina in Top Ten Most Popular Places for New Residents

South Carolina in Top Ten Most Popular Places for New Residents

By | Charleston SC, Economic Growth, SC

South Carolina continues to attract new residents and has remained in the top 10 most popular places in 2017 to move and settle.  The state ranks at number 7, a drop of two spots from the previous 12 months according to United Van Lines annual survey of inbound relocations. United Van Lines said that 57 percent of their customers in South Carolina are new residents putting it in the nation’s top destinations for those individuals looking for a new location…

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$66 Million Fix up Cost for Old Charleston Naval Hospital Stirs Up Debate

$66 Million Fix up Cost for Old Charleston Naval Hospital Stirs Up Debate

By | Charleston SC

Charleston County’s cost to fix up the former Charleston Naval Hospital continues to go up and become more complicated. Debate among county council members circles around renovating for up to $66 million, selling or demolishing the 10-story building. Charleston County acquired the property last year for $33 million after settling a large lawsuit with a development group with investors that included Donald Trump Jr.  The developers had bought the property from the city of North Charleston for $5 million and…

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Will Mount Pleasant Development Deals be Curtailed by Surge in Impact Fees

Will Mount Pleasant Development Deals be Curtailed by Surge in Impact Fees

By | Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant recently earned the recognition as one of the fastest growing cities on the Eastern Coast, as newcomers flock to the South Carolina coast. The town’s residents have exploded from 48,000 in 2000 to 86,668 in recent estimates. New development has been cropping up all over town, but will the town’s soaring impact fees put a damper on future growth? Town Council recently increased the impact fees as concerns were raised that development is  not paying for itself, and…

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Charleston and North Charleston Ranked Among Five Most Prosperous U.S. Cities

Charleston and North Charleston Ranked Among Five Most Prosperous U.S. Cities

By | Charleston SC, Economic Growth

Charleston and North Charleston are ranked among the top five most prosperous cities in the United States according to a recent study by California-based online apartment service RentCafe (rentcafe.com).  The study evaluated cities with at least 100,000 occupants and used six prosperity indicators between 2000 and 2016 to rank them.  These economic factors included changes in population, median household income, home values, higher education degree, poverty rate and unemployment over the time period. Charleston ranked at No. 3, just after…

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The Best Options to Design the Perfect Office Space Up for Debate

The Best Options to Design the Perfect Office Space Up for Debate

By | Design, Office Design, Space Planning

There is no right answer when it comes to the design of the perfect office space among the corporate world, landlords and designers. A panel of experts at a Bisnow conference, Workplace of the Future, agreed that there is much to be debated still about how best to design an office. “We could charge an hourly rate for the conversations we have on what belongs in the building – not the shape of or the color of glass, but what…

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Locals at Odds With State Authorities in Mount Pleasant

Locals at Odds With State Authorities About Home Rule in Mount Pleasant

By | Construction, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mount Pleasant residents were shocked when developers broke ground to build a new 269-unit apartment building off of Rifle Range Road.  The town’s residents had been packing Town Council meetings for two years to raise concerns about overdevelopment in Mount Pleasant, and felt they were being ignored.  Little did they know that the development had been approved eight years ago as part of the 2004 Vested Rights Act, which was passed by the State legislature to allow developments approved before…

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Volvo Cars Campus Fueling Speculative Development in Berkeley County

Volvo Cars Campus Fueling Speculative Development in Berkeley County

By | Charleston SC, commercial construction, Economic Growth, Industrial Property, SC

A Spartanburg developer is the latest firm to capitalize on the industrial growth expanding along the Interstate 26 corridor in Berkeley County.  The Upstate firm hopes to build one of Charleston’s largest distribution centers in the region. Johnson Development Associates has filed a permit application with the Army Corp of Engineers to fill 8.2 acres of wetlands at a 91-acre site in Jedburg.  The 829,000 square foot speculative building would be built on the eastbound side of I-26 near the…

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