Real Estate News

Large oaks highlight the entrance to Oak Terrace Preserve. A former communications consultant at Noisette Co. is continuing with efforts to promote Oak Terrace Preserve, near Park Circle in North Charleston.

Leroy Burnell

Realtor’s festival success

Raised in Goose Creek and a resident to this day, real estate broker Drew Sineath gives back each year with a festival.

His independent firm Drew Sineath & Associates attracted more than 1,400 people to its Third Fall Festival held recently in Goose Creek. The brokerage raised more than 1,050 pounds of food and $400 for Helping Hands of Goose Creek.

The three-hour festival focused on family activities. The Goose Creek Fire Department brought a fire engine and an emergency vehicle for kids to tour. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office held police dog demonstrations and allowed the kids to make a free child ID kit.

Participants enjoyed live music, a dance performance, karate demonstration, jump castles, slides and balloon animals. Complimentary food came from Chick-fil-A (donated by Weeks, Foti, & Irvine LLC), Wille Jewel’s Old School Bar-B-Q, Just Wing-It and Chuck E. Cheese’s. Chuck E. Cheese and First Federal’s Filbert the Squirrel were on hand.

“My goal is not simply to run a successful business in Goose Creek but to also be an important contributor to this community,” Sineath says.

Other sponsors included Kirar Chiropractic and Wellness, Stokes Kia, Comcast Cable, Rex Thompson Homes and The Eye Center of Charleston.

For additional information, visit

Spokesman exits development company

Keith F. West, longstanding director of public affairs and communications consultant for The Noisette Company LLC, has left his position at the company.

“After eight years of working with Noisette, it is time to tackle new opportunities,” West says. “I wish everyone well at the Company, and sincerely hope that the Noisette Community Master Plan vision for a sustainable city in North Charleston will be ultimately realized.”

West began working with the Noisette redevelopment team as a consultant in Nov. 2001. In his capacity as director of public affairs, he continued with projects like the Navy Yard at Noisette and Dewees Island, in addition to assisting North Charleston-based non-profits like the Noisette Foundation and Sustainability Institute of South Carolina.

Currently, West continues to work with the city of North Charleston’s Oak Terrace Preserve green residential project. His list of clients includes small businesses and corporations in South Carolina.

Under West’s tenure, the Noisette Company was featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Architectural Record and FOX Business News among others.

Builder donates iPod to soldiers

An iPod Touch is headed to a solider overseas, thanks to a customer of Charleston-based Builders Loyalty Network.

Rob Hutzler, senior project manager of Simonini Builders locally, used his accumulated points with the network’s “rewards” program to donate the personal communications device, said Laurie Bixler, company founder.

Bixler, along with husband George Bixler, is co-owner of Floor it Now, a locally based flooring and carpet provider. Searching for a new method for retaining customers and growing current market share, she discovered successful “builders reward groups” in other markets.

Enrollment is open to builders, renovators and remodelers in the tri-county area. Points earned from purchases can be exchanged for merchandise rewards, vacations and supplier discounts.

Current participating sponsors are Buck Lumber and Building Supplies Lowcountry Lighting Center, a division of Carolina Lanterns, Foxworth Decorative Hardware LLC, Molufs Plumbing and Supply, Floor it Now, MaxCare Hardwood Flooring and Solar Energy Solutions of the Lowcountry.

Harbor constructs manager’s home at Colonial Dorchester

The manager of Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is living in a new house on site, built and donated by local home builder Harbor Homes.

Harbor, a Mungo company, raised the three-bedroom, two-bath house in a wooded corner of the 325-acre park at 300 State Park Road, just off Dorchester Road in Summerville.

Construction of the new manager’s residence will allow the removal of the current manager’s dwelling at the park’s public entrance.

Its completion is a first step in the State Park Service’s planned renovation of the park to help protect the archaeological record of the colonial town of Dorchester. The community thrived along the upper Ashley River for nearly a century before the Revolutionary War.