Our Awards For Excellence: 2021

For small children, it may be OK to give everyone a ribbon for participation. For many children, playing with others is winning. But, as people age, and competition becomes real, awards should only go to people that deserve them.

Lowcountry Style and Living has initiated an Award for Excellence to showcase the impact and vital role that small and mid-size businesses play in the overall development of the region. Award winners set themselves apart from the competition and are outstanding representatives of the diversity of our region’s business community. Businesses are recognized and awarded for their stability, vitality, relevance, and creativity.

To achieve an Award for Excellence a business must exhibit:

  • Principles and practices of excellent customer service (friendly and helpful)
  • Expertise in their industry
  • Going above and beyond expected services
  • Value for money
  • After-sale service

We award businesses that delight their customers and have engaged employees. Our awards were created to independently calculate customer satisfaction ratings for any business.

Our goal is simple. To provide business owners, leaders, executives, and managers the platform they need and deserve for their hard work. In doing so, we pledge to benefit consumers and businesses alike by compiling a fair and balanced rating system. Any business that is accorded a Lowcountry Style and Living Award for Excellence will have met our rigorous, research-driven standards.We gather information from many sources both online and offline, industry blogs, social networks, business rating services, user experience, other honors and accolades, and industry publications to determine the top rated businesses in the region.

We go beyond many trade rating systems that issue awards solely on customer reviews. Though we do utilize customer reviews in our research, we understand that any customer review can be biased (both good and bad) by definition. We take a deeper and more objective look at a business’ service rather than judging performance on a handful of reviews. Biased, inaccurate and irresponsible reviews do not serve the consumer or the business.

A Lowcountry Style and Living Award for Excellence ensures the consumer of unbiased, independent, third party credibility. Our awards are stable for one year and would only be modified on research based verification of a lapse in standards.

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The following is our initial list of businesses that have been
awarded an Award for Excellence.

Jimmy’s Gutter Service

Award for Excellence: Best Gutter Company in Bluffton, SC

Gutters are an afterthought sometimes especially on new construction here in Bluffton, SC. many builders skimp and don’t install them which can have disastrous consequences for your home. The guys at Jimmy’s Gutters Service are top notch from start to finish. reliable, quality work and a big attention to detail.

The Extra Mile: We met company owner Ben Bortstein and were immediately blown away by his knowledge and passion. You wouldn’t think there was a lot to installing gutters but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Just a slight miscalculations can have water backing up your roof line and causing wood rot. These guy are professionals all the way.

Services: new gutter installation, gutter repairs, gutter downspouts, gutter guards, copper and galvalume gutters, seamless gutters made on-site.
Jimmy’s Gutter Service
4 Stoney Point Dr.
Bluffton, SC
(843) 505-2371

Sharper Edge Custom Concrete

Award for Excellence: Best Concrete Driveway Company
Concrete is quickly becoming the most dependable and cost effective material for long lasting driveways that pack a punch for aesthetic value. Sharper Edge has invested in industry leading equipment, tools, and products and can manipulate concrete into virtually any look and match any outdoor decor.

The Extra Mile: If you have a custom project in mind that doesn’t fit into any of the categories on the website, don’t hesitate to call or email. Their application of concrete is far reaching. In addition to driveways they will do pool sides, garage floors, patios, outdoor kitchens, and more. They are experts in concrete and love a challenge. They’re always happy to help you in any way that they can.

Services: driveways (new, repair, replacement), foundations, patios and porches, walkways and sidewalks, parking pads, retaining walls, fire pits, drainage and grading, brick (steps, walkways, aprons), decorative concrete, stamped concrete.
Sharper Edge Custom Concrete
11 Hampstead Avenue
Bluffton, SC
(843) 707-2389

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Reel Job Charter Fishing

Award for Excellence: Best Fishing Charter On Hilton Head Island
One thing we have found as long time residents of the Lowcountry, you need an expert guide if you really want to know the best spots to catch some fish around Hilton Head. captain Bill and Captain Brad run of the best fishing charters in the area out of Palmetto Bay Marina. Their wit and charm is only matched by the in=depth knowledge of the local water in and around Hilton Head.

The Extra Mile: If you are looking for a family friendly fishing trip in Hilton Head, these are the guys to go with. Both Captains take the time to show those new to fishing the ropes and can take experienced anglers right to the fish.

Services: fishing charters, shark fishing trips, family friendly fishing, group fishing trips and bachelor party fishing trips.

Reel Job Fishing Charters
86 Helmsman Way Unit 100
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 384-8236

Lowcountry Roof Repairs

Award for Excellence: Best Emergency Roof Repair Company
Lowcountry Roof Repairs’ mission is to be the most respected roofing construction company in the region. It accomplishes the goal by committing to constant and never ending improvement, being a company that customers, employees, and suppliers can trust, focusing on operational excellence in all areas of its business and caring about its customers and the community they serve.

It’s great to get an emergency repair addressed quickly, but only if the work is done right. Some roofing companies provide inferior workmanship or materials….and that can equal inferior results. Go with An Award for Excellence recipient. Roof repair is not a place where you can afford to have inferior results.

The Extra Mile: Lowcountry Roof Repairs will be happy to inspect your home or building and assess your roofing needs. From there they can make recommendations based on extensive professional experience to provide solutions that help you make the most informed decision in maximizing your property investment.

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Services: emergency roof repairs (24/7), roof repairs, storm damage repair, roof leaks, shingle replacement, roof maintenance, roof inspections, small home repairs, stucco repair, soft wash roof cleaning
Lowcountry Roof Repairs
PO Box 1481
Bluffton, SC
(843) 258-2718

Stat Floor Cleaning

Award for Excellence: Best Floor/Carpet Cleaner
Through their wide selection of services, which are designed to address any personal or professional cleaning need, their experienced technicians help every customer create the bright, vibrant, indoor atmosphere that tells the world, “These premises are well cared for.” Regardless of the size of the project, their cleaning specialists will give your job the utmost professional attention, renewing the beauty of your space and restoring every room to its original brightness.

Floor and carpet cleaning is also an investment in your health. Carpets especially, whether in your home or office, can quickly collect dirt, bacteria, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens. Though not always visible on the surface, these contaminants can actually pollute the air quality that you breath everyday.

The Extra Mile: This award winning floor/carpet cleaning service demonstrates responsiveness to every customer’s needs. They are committed to quality craftsmanship. They believe in building long-term customer relationships and they know that relationships start and end with outstanding customer service. Try them out and see the difference.

Services: carpet cleaning, area rug cleaning, wood floor cleaning, commercial rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, natural stone floor cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, whole house floor cleaning, countertop cleaning.

Stat Floor Cleaning
721 Gov Morrison Street
Apt. 429
Charlotte, NC
(704) 023-1460

Dodgson Flooring & Windows

Award for Excellence: Best Flooring Company
Dodgson is a value-driven, family business firmly entrenched in honesty, integrity and respect. They are in business to provide the customer with the highest level of service and a broad, high-quality selection at very competitive prices. They empower their staff to better serve their customers and strive to keep an excellent relationship with the community.

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You can trust their experienced staff to provide quality service, from planning and improving design ideas to selecting the right floor for your needs. They will handle all the details, big or small.

The Extra Mile: They understand that not having full access to your home or business during flooring work can be stressful, which is why they work hard to complete the project well within the prescribed time frame. Their top priority is to deliver services that exceed their clients’ expectations, which starts with being as unobtrusive as possible. Their efficient team of skilled employees will have you enjoying your new floors in no time flat.

Services: hardwood, carpeting, laminate, tile, stone, vinyl.

Dodgson Floor & Window Coverings
14 Palmetto Business Park
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 842-9854

The House Butler

Award for Excellence: Best Home Watch Company
The House Butler strives to be an industry leader by continually developing a culture committed to the highest standards in quality, professionalism, and integrity. They bridge the gap between a home watch service and an estate manager. They cater their services to fit each of their client’s exact needs. They are an invaluable resource for their homeowners who know they can come to them for anything regarding their home. Homeowners know that The House Butler will keep their best interests in mind.

Not every home watch service is created equal. The House Butler takes pride in going above and beyond to properly maintain their clients’ homes. They pride themselves on pro-active and detailed service.

The Extra Mile: The House Butler is a dedicated lifestyle manager who will assist with a range of personal requirements to give their clients back the luxury of time and peace of mind for their property while they aren’t able to be on site. Their team will take care of pre-arrival needs, such as stocking the fridge, setting the thermostat, running additional errands as needed, and more. They can arrange key holder services for contractors or guests, per owner permission. And, most importantly, The House Butler will keep your property safe, secure, and in top-notch condition while you aren’t there. When time is of the essence and you don’t have time to wait, they do. Simply put, they will put in the work so you can live and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Services: home watch services, interior services, exterior services, senior care handyman services, concierge services, vendor coordination, crisis management.

The House Butler
33 Office Park Road
Suite 106-A
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 384-9750

Award for Excellence: Best Wedding Caterer
Signature Catering and Events approaches each wedding with an empty canvas and the goal of assisting their clients in designing a wedding that truly reflects their personalities. Their extensive experience allows you to enjoy the planning process and look forward to a wedding free of the worries and stresses that can overwhelm couples and families. Every Signature wedding is a bespoke event. Signature Catering always values the trust that their clients put in them to create a true celebration for this very special time in their lives.

Every Signature Catering wedding addresses budget, needs, wants, and style expectations which will transform your dreams into reality.

They also offer a variety of iconic and memorable venues to match all budgets.

With their great experience and dedication for excellence you will never have to worry when picking Signature Catering for your wedding.

The Extra Mile Execution: Signature Catering and Events will be the first to arrive and the last to leave. Throughout your wedding week they will be there to assist. From setup, to corralling your wedding party to take pictures, to showing you how to cut the cake, Signature Catering will be there for you. There’s no limit on their time on your wedding day and your whole family will be able to enjoy your special day without a single worry.

Services: Wedding Catering, Corporate Catering, Private Events, Charity & Galas, In-home Catering, Social Events, Meeting & Small Events.

Signature Catering & Events by SERG
12 Capital Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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