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26Jan. 2017

LONGTIME SUMMERVILLE RETIREMENT FACILITY TO EXPAND

You can read the press release here.

From the Post & Courier:

Adding to the wave of new and expanding retirement communities in the Charleston area, a longtime Summerville facility plans to add a new independent living wing and replace an existing facility for long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, post-acute care and memory support services.The Village at Summerville, one of five Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, plans to build a new 18-unit independent living structure and attach it to the main building at 201 W. 9th North St.

Footings for the new 27,245-square-foot structure, called Grand Oak Way, are expected to be poured in early February. The $6.5 million facility will house new residents beginning in 2018.

The Village at Summerville currently offers 92 independent-living units, 95 assisted-living rooms and 88 skilled nursing, or long-term care, spaces.

Next month, the facility is expected to announce it will build a new skilled nursing facility with the same number of rooms, though larger, on an additional 48 acres it recently acquired. It will replace the existing building, Carter said.

The new independent-living wing will offer one- and two-bedroom options ranging from 854 square feet to 1,117 square feet, Carter said. The units will include spacious kitchens, equipped laundry rooms and covered patios and decks.

“In addition, some of the apartments will have a lovely view of the pond,” Carter said.

The wing will include a bistro dining venue as well.

Boyer Commercial Construction of Columbia has been contracted to build the new facility.

The new wing is the first major addition to the retirement facility since it built a wellness center and indoor pool in 2005, according to Kathy Ligon, president and CEO of Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina.

“PCSC is meeting a growing need for senior housing in the Summerville area while continuing to expand our mission and ministry,” Ligon said.

The retirement facility is open to all faiths, and those interested in living in the new wing can call the community to be put on a waiting list.

The expansion comes at a time when more than a dozen new retirement facilities are planned or under construction in the Charleston area to help meet the demands of caring for aging baby boomers and those retiring to the Lowcountry.

17Aug. 2016

BOYER CONSTRUCTION BREAKS GROUND ON ARTS & RECREATION CENTER FOR SANDHILLS SCHOOL

Columbia, SC – Boyer Commercial Construction, Inc. broke ground Wednesday on a new Arts and Recreation facility for Sandhills School.  The 18,000 square foot, $2.2 million project features a performing arts stage, basketball gym, classrooms, weight room, multi-purpose rooms, and outdoor living areas.

Sandhills School is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school for children first through twelfth grades.  Located at 1500 Hallbrook Drive in Southeast Columbia, the Sandhills School campus consists of 22 partially wooded acres including a pond, wilderness trails, wildlife, protected beehives, sports fields and a playground.  Sandhills School provides the foremost learning environment for students who learn differently and is the only school in Columbia that has the prestigious Orton-Gillingham Accreditation.

The Sandhills School Arts & Recreation Center will consist of a state of the art maple basketball court with retractable goals, a fine arts performance stage, class rooms, meeting areas, weight room, and an outdoor social gathering area with fireplace.  The exterior of the structure will be a combination of brick veneer and EIFS with an adjacent outdoor basketball court and tennis practice facility.

“We are thrilled to be working with Boyer Construction on our Arts & Recreation Center. This state of the art building will help us meet our mission and enable us to teach core values such as leadership, teamwork and collaboration through sports, music, fine arts, theater and dance.” – Anne Vickers, Head of School

Fast Facts:

  • New 18,000 square foot gym has a basketball court, performing arts stage, classrooms and meeting areas
  • $2.2 million dollar project employing 25 subcontractors and 200+ workers.
  • Expected completion is March 2017

 

21Jul. 2016

SANDHILLS GYM GROUNDBREAKING

Construction of an approximately 18,000 sf gymnasium and multipurpose facility for Sandhills School will break ground this month. Sandhills School is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school for children first through twelfth grades. Located off Garners Ferry Road on 22 partially wooded acres, it hosts a pond, wilderness trails, wildlife, protected beehives, sports fields and a playground. Sandhills provides the foremost learning environment for students with an average to superior intellect who learn differently. Sandhills develops the potential of each student by fostering intellectual curiosity, principled character and a commitment to serve. Sandhills School is the only school in the Midlands that has the prestigious Orton-Gillingham Accreditation and only one of twelve in the entire United States!

Boyer Construction looks forward to the start of the Sandhills Gym Project, which will consist of a state of the art maple basketball court, fine arts performance stage, class rooms, meeting area, weight room, and outdoor social gathering area with fireplace. The exterior will be a combination of brick veneer and EIFS with an outdoor basketball court and tennis practice facility. Sandhills School conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking following its commencement exercises on May 27, 2016. Construction will begin in early August.

7Jul. 2016

GROUNDBREAKING AT NEW GOODWILL PROJECT IN TRAVELERS REST

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina broke ground on their newest facility in Travelers Rest, SC. The new facility will create approximately 20 full-time positions and will include a retail store, outlet store, and a Goodwill Job Connection. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. This is Boyer Construction’s third project for Goodwill.

Goodwill Job Connections provide free assistance to help job seekers connect with potential employers and find permanent employment. Services include access to resources like computers and the internet, fax machines, telephones, and job leads and referrals. A trained employment specialist is on-site to assist individuals with their job search. Goodwill also provides job training services to help people gain the skills needed to begin careers in Manufacturing, Food Service, Retail, Call Center, Cleaning Management, and as Certified Nurse Aides.

Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina helps people become independent through education and training leading to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed 10,596 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services.

29Apr. 2016

BOYER CONSTRUCTION FINISHES 3-STORY SELF STORAGE PROJECT

The primary 64,500 square foot, three-story climate controlled storage facility, and adjoining 17,500 single story storage facility was completed April 29th, 2016. The Hallmark Self Storage project is a great addition to the rapidly growing South-East area of Columbia, SC.  The facility is located on Garners Ferry Road, between Interstate I-77 and the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. Locally developed, the Self-Storage facility will be operated by CubeSmart.

CubeSmart is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. CubeSmart owns or manages 744 self-storage facilities across the United States. According to the 2016 Self Storage Almanac, CubeSmart is one of the top four owners and operators of self-storage facilities in the U.S.

The Company’s mission is to simplify the organizational and logistical challenges created by the many life events and business needs of its customers — through innovative solutions, unparalleled service, and genuine care. The Company’s self-storage facilities are designed to offer affordable, easily accessible, secure, and, in most locations, climate-controlled storage space for residential and commercial customers.

“Boyer Construction has the skill to anticipate situations that can arise during the course of construction. They have the experience to provide solutions and the ability to get things done. I feel that Boyer Construction would be an asset to any business that chooses to engage their services.”

J.P. Scurry, Colliers International
Vice President Retail Services Group