Tiffany Johnson-Wilson had a choice to make soon after getting involved in the real estate business.
“I’m a Charleston native,” she says. “Do I buy a franchise, or be an independent?” She eventually decided to start her own company.
The firm, Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co. LLC, debuted in 2000 in Summerville and gradually expanded in the Lowcountry. This spring, the woman-owned small business launched its second office at 1830 Savannah Highway west of the Ashley with a grand opening and ribbon cutting. Participants included “Charleston’s First Lady” Sandy Tecklenburg — wife of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg — and S.C. Community Loan Fund chief Michelle Mapp.
“We’re part of the Lowcountry — local first,” Johnson-Wilson said at the June 15 event. Calling the new office “state-of-the-art,” she says, “You give the best service, you know the product.”
Johnson-Wilson adds, “It was always the plan to have an office a little closer in. I am so excited to make that vision a reality today.”
The company employs 24 people between its Summerville and West Ashley offices. Services include residential and commercial real estate, development, investment, property and asset management and real estate research.
Johnson & Wilson supports nonprofits across the Lowcountry, including The Sustainability Institute, Low Country Local First and S.C. Community Loan Fund.
In support of the local community, Johnson & Wilson sponsors a donation drive for the S.C. Community Loan Fund.
“As a Charleston native I am passionate about giving back to the community in which we work and live and that is why it is a founding principle of Johnson & Wilson,” she says.
Tecklenburg, previously a small business owner, reflected on the commitment it takes to own a successful small business and the impact that locally owned businesses make.
“For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $45 will stay in the community,” she says.
According to Johnson & Wilson, guests took tours of the new environmentally conscious, high-tech office space. It soon will be a “fit” office employing a treadmill and elliptical working stations, the company says.
As the company grows, Johnson & Wilson “will continue to focus on local traditions that Charleston is known for, like true Southern hospitality, while representing the best interest of buyers and sellers throughout the market,” the firm notes.
Contact Johnson & Wilson www.johnsonandwilson.com or call 843-486-1600.
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