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Company selects new vice president

After four years at Mungo Construction, Ray Hill has been tabbed as the Columbia home builder's new vice president of business development. Hill oversees procurement and business development for Mungo Construction in South Carolina and North Carolina.

Hill, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, was appointed by the governor to serve on the state School-to-Work Advisory Council. He is a member of the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America and of Midlands Technical College Curriculum Advisory Council, and an Adjunct Professor at Midlands Technical College in the Building Technology Degree Program.

Mungo Construction was formed in 2002 to serve the specific needs of institutional clients and government entities providing affordable housing for deserving families.

The contractor is a sister company of Charleston-based builder Harbor Homes.

Agency helps beautify park

Keller Williams Realty agents took part in a Keep North Charleston Beautiful event May 14 at Collins Park in North Charleston. Thirteen volunteers from the real estate agency helped plant 160 flowers and plants, place 25 bales of pine straw and remove 60 bags of debris.

The city of North Charleston was awarded the 2009 Dixie Majors World Series, which will be held from July 25-30 at Collins Park.

Keep North Charleston Beautiful is a volunteer organization launched by the city of North Charleston to enhance the city's image through beautification projects and education incentives. Businesses, organizations, and individuals that wish to become a sponsor or a participant in the beautification events can visit or call (843) 745-1073 for further information.

Realtor names two agents

Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate says it has hired two real estate professionals. Mary Gillis and Stephen Sutcliffe have joined the Summerville-based office.

Gillis can be reached at (843) 345-6494 or at or Sutcliffe is available at (843) 224-6566 or

Auctioneer picked for top-end Hilton Head, Beaufort homes

A half-dozen houses and two lots will be auctioned today on Hilton Head Island.

The event will be at 11 a.m. at Hilton Head Marriott. Gadsden, Ala.-based J. P. King Auction Company will manage the sale.

"Investors have an opportunity to buy premier homes and home sites for their future residence or vacation getaway," says Craig King, president of J.P. King.

The seller is a developer who is changing careers to become chief executive of an Internet security company.

Thomas Gill, managing partner of Saltt Development Company, says he chose J.P. King because of the auction venture's "reputation, capability and track record in managing large estate and developer auctions in luxury ocean front resort communities similar to Hilton Head."

The properties for sale are five bedroom 34 Surf Scoter Road in Sea Pines Plantation, six bedroom 33 Mooring Buoy at Palmetto Dunes Plantation, five bedroom 251 Long Cove Drive in the Long Cove Club, six bedroom 193 Mooring Buoy at Palmetto Dunes Plantation selling to the highest bidder with no minimums or reserves, four bedroom 14 Mises Avenue in Newpoint and five bedroom 46 River Place at Habersham in Beaufort also selling to the highest bidder with no minimums or reserves).

There are also two home sites located in Palmetto Bluff and Habersham that will be auctioned.

People interested in the upcoming sale can contact J.P. King at (800) 558-5464 or visit the company's web site at

Real Estate seminar planned

A seminar on selling your home and pitfalls to avoid will be held today at Sheraton Charleston Airport, 4770 Goer Drive off Interstate 26 in North Charleston.

The sponsor is the Real Estate Information Center. Registration is 9-9:30 a.m. and the event is 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Seating is limited.

The price is $10 for individuals and $15 per couple. Pay at the door. For more information, visit

Mount Pleasant home, garden show launched

It's a few months away, but home builders plan to introduce a new event east of the Cooper to help people energize their houses and yards.

The Mount Pleasant Home & Garden Show will be Oct. 23-25 at the Omar Shrine Temple, just off the Ravenel Bridge.

The event is aimed at showing off what's new in home design both

indoors and out. Local merchants will be displaying home and garden products, everything from swimming pools to window treatments and wood flooring. Local companies already signed up as sponsors are Carpet Baggers, Lord & Evans Paints, Aqua Blue Pools and Carolina Lanterns.

The show will have limited space with only two companies participating in each category. The Omar Shrine Temple is located at 176 Patriots Point St..

The Charleston Trident Home Builders Association has hosted a larger-scale version of the home show in North Charleston for more than 30 years and is optimistic about the East Cooper event.

For more information, contact the association at (843) 572-1414 or visit

Builder group to hold variety of courses

Every month from now until October, the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association will be holding classes for builders. They each will be held 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Seminars and dates are: IRC Code Conversion from 2003 IRC Code to 2006 IRC Code Chapters 1-10 plus Introduction to IECC 2006, June 16; Essential Closing Strategies, June 24; Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility, July 16; Negotiating Skills, Aug. 20; CSP: Certified New Home Sales Professional, Sept. 16-18; Business Management for Building Professionals, Oct. 20; Green Building for Building Professionals, Oct. 21-22; and Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Oct. 28.

Reach Jim Parker at 937-5542 or