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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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Featured Projects

Industry News

Cross-Laminated Timber May Replace Concrete

Cross-Laminated Timber May Replace Concrete

By | Construction, Green Construction

A new hotel in Mount Pleasant will look like other new structures in town, but will be built with an entirely different product, called cross-laminated timber.  This new form of lumber will be used for the first time in a commercial building in South Carolina, and is the latest building product to compete with steel and concrete.  The timber is stacked like a Jenga puzzle, glued together and made into six inch panels.  Cross-laminated timber is as strong as steel…

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Summerville Development Boom on the Horizon

Summerville Development Boom on the Horizon

By | commercial development, Economic Growth

Summerville is becoming the place to be with more and more people establishing roots here, and development shifting from the center city of Charleston to the suburbs.  One in three multifamily units built in the last three years have been in such outlying areas as Summerville, Ladson and southwest Charleston. Colliers International’s  Research & Forecast Report  (Q4 2016) shows that Summerville is becoming a coveted region to live in. Since 2014, 936 new multifamily developments have been delivered, with 240…

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Charleston Surpasses Columbia as Largest City in South Carolina

Charleston Surpasses Columbia as Largest City in South Carolina

By | Charleston SC, Economic Growth, SC

The population boom and rapid growth has enabled Charleston to reclaim the number one spot for largest city in South Carolina. Columbia ranked in the number two spot, while Greenville gained recognition as the fastest growing city in the nation east of Texas. Charleston just inched past Columbia for the number one ranking, with 76 more people than Columbia.  The city has an estimated population of 134,385 as of mid-2016. Ten of the fifteen fastest growing cities are located in…

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Small Businesses Drive Growth in Commercial Real Estate Jobs

Small Businesses Drive Growth in Commercial Real Estate Jobs

By | commercial real estate

Commercial real estate jobs have picked up the pace since a hiring peak a decade ago, and the increase is being driven by small companies and secondary markets. Real estate companies are posting single job opportunities, indicating that smaller, more entrepreneurial firms are hiring. This is a new trend according David Funk, managing editor for the 2017 SelectLeaders Job Barometer Report (selectleaders.com) who oversees an in-depth assessment of the current U.S. job market in commercial real estate. “Over the last…

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CEOs Rank South Carolina Number Four for Business

CEOs Rank South Carolina Number Four for Business

By | Economic Growth, SC

For the 13th year CEO’s have ranked how each state fairs as a business friendly environment.  South Carolina ranked number four due to its seventh straight year posting high export sales of 31.2 billion, a $400 million increase over last year, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  Overall the state recruited more than $3.4 billion in capital investments, and created approximately 13,100 new jobs in 2016. The country’s number one exporter, Texas ranked the number one state by…

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Smart Cities: Data Transforms How Cities Function

Smart Cities on the Rise: Access to Data is Transforming the Way Cities Function

By | commercial development

City officials across the country are increasingly gaining access to more and more data about income, crime, traffic patterns, health and safety issues, and parking issues, and transforming the way cities function.  The use of data by mayors and other officials to improve city operations is on the rise and will continue to see big changes says Stephen Goldsmith, a professor of government and director of Innovations in Government Program at Harvard Kennedy School. He recently told the Wall Street…

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Former West Ashley School Renovated into Office Space

By | Commercial Space, Uncategorized

The former Albemarle School in West Ashley has been converted to 20 office spaces and is already fully leased.  Charleston attorney John Hagerty bought the 25,000 square foot property in 2015 for $1.4 million and immediately started a renovation for an additional $1.6 million.  The newly refurbished office building is now called the Schoolhouse. The Parks Conservancy has leased 4,000 square feet of office space, on the backside of the building, which is adjacent to the Parks Conservancy’s 3 1/2acre…

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Designing Workspace in a Technology Overloaded World

By | Commercial Space, Office Design

Most workers spend their days staring at a laptop screen, only briefly taking their eyes away from the screen to take a quick break. Careful planning can improve the aesthetics of the workspace, and improve the employee’s ability to engage with coworkers when it is time to break from the virtual world. Design spaces to help people connect When designing or renovating a new office, identifying how the space will be used by employees and what activities need to be…

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International E-Commerce Transforming Industrial Real Estate

By | commercial real estate, Industrial Property

Consumers these days are promised anything and expect everything when it comes to the seamless delivery of a product to their home. The supply chain from retailer to consumer follows an international web of retailers and logistics companies, with the goal of speeding up delivery of goods to the consumer.  The demand for urban warehouses and international distribution centers has transformed the industrial real estate market. E-commerce has led to a borderless, international marketplace with growing demand for Western-made products…

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State Legislature Considers Tax Breaks for Businesses Investing in I-95 Low Income Corridor

By | Charleston SC, commercial development, SC

Legislation has been introduced for a second year by Orangeburg lawmakers to try to give tax breaks to businesses that use the Port of Charleston, and develop facilities within rural areas close to interstates 26 and 95 interchange. The “Port Enhancement Zone Act,” was sponsored by Senator John Matthews (D-Bowman).  The legislation would allow distribution centers and warehouses built in low-income rural areas to claim a $1,000 tax credit for each job created as a result of this development. The…

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