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STONEWORKS NAMES SHANNON BALTZEGAR to SALES MANAGER

June 25, 2021

BEAUFORT, S.C.  – StoneWorks recently announced the promotion of Shannon Baltzegar to Sales Manager. Shannon is the daughter of founder, John Baltzegar III and one of the company’s owners. She has worked in the business officially for over 23 years.

Recently, Shannon has taken the lead in the design of the StoneWorks boutique showroom. A 6,500 square foot design center in Bluffton which is opening soon. Furthermore, she is structuring that showroom and the sales personnel for continued growth.

“Shannon is very well suited for this position at this specific time in our company’s history,” says Andy Johnson, CEO of StoneWorks. “She has the rare combination of people, administrative and organizational skills that are necessary in sales leadership.”

Originally from North Augusta, she has worked in sales, design, administrative, accounting and overall corporate strategy for StoneWorks. She is a member of Professional Women In Building Council of Hilton Head Area HBA and regularly travels to national trade conferences for stone and tile and kitchen and bath industries.

“I want to bring back the joy of the journey to our customers in our new showroom!” says Shannon. ”I plan to support and give each sales designer more time to dedicate toward the customer’s needs to help create spaces where family and friends make memories.”

In her personal time, Shannon loves exploring her adopted town of Port Royal.

Information about StoneWorks

StoneWorks is the region's leading source for porcelain, quartz, granite, marble, and tile for your kitchen and bathroom countertops, fireplaces, floors, and more since 1987 - serving the South Carolina Lowcountry and the communities of Hilton Head, Charleston, Bluffton, Beaufort, Kiawah Island, Savannah and beyond. The new Bluffton showroom will open soon at 11 Sheridan Park, Suite 3. Their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is now open at 779 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort. For more information and to reserve a private appointment, call 843.689.6980 or visit www.hiltonheadstone.com.


THE GREENERY PROMOTES SOTIROPOULOS TO CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

March 22, 2021

BLUFFTON, S.C.  – The Greenery, Inc. the region’s premiere landscape company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Rick Sotiropoulos to Construction Business Development Director. In this new role, he will focus on helping The Greenery strengthen current market impact and further develop into new and expanding markets with its Construction Services.

Sotiropoulos has been with The Greenery Inc since 2015 as the Pre-Construction Manager. His new role as Construction Business Development Director will mainly consist of seeking business opportunities, market research, maintaining and expanding client relationships throughout the various markets that The Greenery serves. These markets include the South Carolina Lowcountry; coastal Georgia; Jacksonville/Daytona, FL; and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC.

He is married to Angela of 25 years and is a father of two children Ethan (18) and Cole (15). He is active in his community and has been a South Carolina Low Country resident since 1996.

“Rick has demonstrated tremendous leadership and business skills throughout his tenure with The Greenery,” says Lee Edwards, CEO of The Greenery. “We are confident in his ability to continue to develop and grow The Greenery’s construction services for our existing and future markets.”

ABOUT THE GREENERY

The Greenery, Inc. is an employee-owned company serving coastal Georgia and Florida and regions throughout South Carolina. Since 1973 they have provided comprehensive landscaping services for commercial and residential landscape installation and maintenance, hardscapes and irrigation. For further inquiry about Ken Thomas or information about The Greenery, Inc., visit www.thegreeneryinc.com or call (843) 785-3848.


KEN THOMAS NAMED CHIEF OF OPERATIONS FOR THE GREENERY, INC.

March 22, 2021

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Greenery, Inc. the region’s premiere landscape company, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ken Thomas to Chief of Operations. An industry veteran, Thomas exhibits a wealth of industry knowledge and executive level experience.

Over his 30 year career, Thomas has owned and operated three successful landscape companies including Scapes Group in Atlanta, one of Americas top 150 Companies. He is a long standing member of NALP/ACLA and past president of the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. Thomas has worked with The Greenery since 2016 as an advisor, consultant, trainer and most recently as VP of Maintenance Operations.

“Ken is a natural leader with an impressive background in the landscape industry,” says Lee Edwards, CEO of The Greenery. “With his expertise and leadership experience, we are confident that he will continue leading The Greenery in the right direction.”

In addition to his leadership role at The Greenery, Ken and partner Ben Gandy will continue to support and promote the landscape industry as principals of Envisor Consulting. Envisor helps business owners and leaders to be able to “Envision and Achieve” their greatest success.

ABOUT THE GREENERY

The Greenery, Inc. is an employee-owned company serving coastal Georgia and Florida and regions throughout South Carolina. Since 1973 they have provided comprehensive landscaping services for commercial and residential landscape installation and maintenance, hardscapes and irrigation. For further inquiry about Ken Thomas or information about The Greenery, Inc., visit www.thegreeneryinc.com or call (843) 785-3848.


THE GREENERY, INC PROMOTES MELISSA BROCK

February 22, 2021

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Greenery, Inc. the region’s premiere landscape company, announces the promotion of Melissa Brock to the position of Director of Business Development.

In this new position, Brock will be responsible for overseeing the business development team.  Her main focus will be to continue to build relationships with clients to generate opportunities for company growth in all markets served by The Greenery including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Savannah, Greenville, Daytona and surrounding areas.

“Melissa is someone that every company wants working for them – she’s dedicated and driven and strong in customer relations,” says Lee Edwards, CEO of The Greenery. “We are excited to have her bring new business to our growing company.”

Brock has been with The Greenery for 10 years.

ABOUT THE GREENERY

The Greenery, Inc., an employee-owned company, has served Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Savannah GA and Charleston SC for many years. Recently, The Greenery started operations in Greenville, SC and Daytona FL. Since 1973 The Greenery, Inc has provided  comprehensive landscaping services including residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance, hardscapes and irrigation. For information about The Greenery, Inc., visit www.thegreeneryinc.com, (843)785-3848 or follow them on Facebook.


StoneWorks and the Deep Well Project

January 27, 2021

StoneWorks recently presented a check for $500 to the Deep Well Project from proceeds of their winter Level Porcelain promotion. Customers enjoyed a discount on their Level Porcelain and in return StoneWorks donated to Deep Well on their behalf. "We are thrilled to be able to help our customers upgrade their spaces while giving back to the community at the same time," says John Baltzegar, Owner of StoneWorks. "As a local company, it is important that we support those in our community and are grateful to our clients who participated in this endeavor." Pictured is Sandy Gillis, Director HHI Deep Well Project and John Baltzegar, owner of StoneWorks.


Readers' Choice 2020 | Billy Wood Appliance

October 30, 2020

Presented by Hilton Head/Bluffton Monthly.

The Readers’ Choice votes are in and Billy Wood Appliance has won Favorite Appliance Store in both Hilton Head and Bluffton!


STONEWORKS WELCOMES NEW SALES REPRESENTATIVE

October 29, 2020

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Carole May has been hired as an Outside Sales Representative at StoneWorks, Inc. In her new role, May will be responsible for developing professional relationships and connecting different industries with the StoneWorks mission.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carole to the StoneWorks family,” said CEO Andy Johnson. “Her sales experience across many different industries will bring a fresh perspective to the team as we continue to build relationships with customers and businesses throughout the Lowcountry.”

Born in Philadelphia, Carole May moved to the area after spending the past 25 years in Charlotte. Her professional background includes sales positions in the wholesale and retail industries including the furniture industry and outside sales for soft goods. May also successfully owned and managed a lifestyle boutique for 15 years.

May and her husband Jeff moved to Beaufort in March. She loves to read, take walks on the beach and enjoy all that the Lowcountry life has to offer.

About StoneWorks of the Lowcountry

StoneWorks is the premier provider of countertops, fireplaces, and outdoors spaces from Charleston to Savannah. StoneWorks specializes in supplying porcelain, quartz, tile, natural stone and marble. The showroom is located at 28 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island. For further information, contact StoneWorks at 843-689-6980 or online at www.hiltonheadstone.com.


 

ButcherJoseph Advises Village Park Homes in Sale

Saint Louis, MO, June 18, 2019 – ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as exclusive financial advisor to Village Park Homes, LLC (“VPH” or the “Company”) in its sale to Dream Finders Homes. With a focus on high quality construction and consistent execution, Village Park Homes delivers affordable entry-level single-family homes in the Bluffton/Hilton Head, SC region. The transaction officially closed May 2019.

VPH’s Owner and CEO, John Cardamone expressed, “This is certainly a pivotal moment in our Company’s story. We were grateful to partner with ButcherJoseph who helped us evaluate all of our options and guide us through a successful determination and transaction process.”

ButcherJoseph Managing Director, Alberto del Pilar shared, “It was an honor for ButcherJoseph to represent Village Park Homes. The dynamics of the homebuilding industry have experienced rapid change, and we believe that the additional scale and broader platform provided by Dream Finders Homes will foster long-term growth opportunities.”

Patrick Zalupski, co-founder and President of Dream Finders Homes expressed, “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of Village. John and his experienced management team have built a great Company with a strong execution-focused culture. We believe the acquisition will help us grow our presence up the Southeast Coast and further allow us to leverage our rapidly growing scale. I would like to personally welcome all of the VPH employees to our family.”

About Village Park Homes
Village Park Homes is a Bluffton, SC based residential homebuilder and developer currently constructing new homes and town homes in award winning communities throughout coastal SC and GA. The company offers distinctive one- and two-story homes ranging from the upper $100’s to over $700,000.

About Dream Finders Homes, LLC
Dream Finders Homes is the largest privately-owned home builder in NE Florida. The company is a Jacksonville-based Southeast builder dedicated to building the highest quality constructed homes at the most affordable prices. Dream Finders prides itself on offering transparency in the homebuilding process while earning the reputation of being The Best Value at Every Price Point. With homes priced from the $130,000’s to over $1 Million, Dream Finders Homes appeals to all buyers at all stages of life. Dream Finders Homes is defining the future of new home construction with its unique designs, superior quality materials, strong focus on customer satisfaction and an elite desire to be the best home builder in America.

About ButcherJoseph & Co.
ButcherJoseph & Co. is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in ESOPs, mergers and acquisitions, private capital sourcing and valuation advisory services for middle market companies. Our award-winning team of professionals has executed 200+ transactions exceeding $15 billion in total value. ButcherJoseph is headquartered in St. Louis with a presence in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Charlotte, NC. Learn more at www.butcherjoseph.com



THE GREENERY’S FLORAL DIVISION IS GROWING

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Greenery, Inc. Floral Division recently welcomed its newest member – Catrina Dickinson joining the team as a Regional Seasonal Color Manager.

Dickinson graduated with a BA from University of California Santa Barbara. She is experienced in floral design, and has installed and maintained annual beds and perennial gardens in various locations throughout the southeast. She has over 15 years of experience in floral design and maintenance. She is a recipient of the MALTA award for her commercial color displays and received the Hilton Head Island Beautification award for the Port Royal Plantation entrance.

Dickinson will help oversee the Floral Technicians, coordinate maintenance schedules and evaluate the performance of color beds and ensure optimal appearance all year round.

“We are very excited to welcome Catrina to The Greenery,” says Janet Davoli, Director of Business Development at The Greenery. “I know that her attention to detail and passion for creating beautiful displays will be evident in all that she does for our clients.”
 
ABOUT THE GREENERY

The Greenery, Inc., an employee-owned company, has served the Lowcountry, Charleston and Coastal Georgia regions since 1973 with comprehensive landscaping services including residential and commercial landscape installation and maintenance, hardscapes and irrigation. For information about The Greenery, Inc., visit www.thegreeneryinc.com, (843)785-3848 or follow them on Facebook.

 

 



 




STONEWORKS PROMOTES BRIAN BALTZEGAR

February 6, 2019 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – StoneWorks recently announced the promotion of Brian Baltzegar to Sales Manager. Baltzegar has been at StoneWorks for 18 years in design, sales and fabrication.

“My main focus,” explains Baltzegar, “will be creating positive motivation and momentum for our dynamic and talented team of experienced professionals designers.”

A native of North Augusta, SC, Baltzegar served in the Navy and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. While in college, he worked as a granite fabricator in Columbia, SC.

In his spare time Brian enjoys scuba diving, boating and artifact collecting.

Information about StoneWorks

StoneWorks is a family-owned business supplying natural stone, quartz and marble countertops and tile on Hilton Head Island with additional work in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA since 1987. StoneWorks specializes in custom fabrication and installation of granite, marble and quartz-surfaced materials. The showroom is located at 28 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island. For further information, contact StoneWorks at 843-689-6980 or online at www.hiltonheadstone.com.



 



Brad Tholen and Tom Azevedo named Certified Master Inspectors

Beaufort County, SC, October 3, 2018: Brad Tholen and Tom Azevedo of Horizon Home Inspectors have achieved the status of Certified Master Inspectors as designated by the Master Inspector Certification Board.

Certified Master Inspectors (CMIs)® are the best inspectors in the world. CMI is a professional designation for qualified inspectors who have completed at least 1,000 fee-paid inspections and/or hours of training and education combined; have been in the inspection business for at least three years prior to becoming Board-Certified; abide by the inspection industry's toughest Code of Ethics; have completed professional education prior to being approved and have agreed to submit to periodic criminal background checks.

Brad Tholen has been a professional home inspector in Beaufort County since 2000 and has conducted nearly 7000 residential and commercial property inspections.

Tom Azevedo joined Horizon Home Inspectors (formerly known as Brad Tholen Home Inspectors, LLC) in 2014 and has conducted in excess of 1600 home inspections.


Tholen and Azevedo are each licensed, insured and are members in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)

The key focus of their service is to provide personal service to his clients and real estate referral partners. Information is available at www.horizonhomeinspectors.com or by calling Taylor Halpin, General Manager at (843) 290-2258.

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