December 2017

2017 New Business Round-Up

Author: Special to CH2

College H.U.N.K.S Hauling Junk and Moving
Open Since: November 2017
Proprietor: John Brown

What services do you offer?
We offer any kind of junk removal, including appliance and electronic recycling, garage and attic cleanup, mattress and hot tub removal, and more. We also have a full-service moving company. Our HUNKS are highly trained through our Move University training program. We also offer move and general labor; you just point, and the HUNKS take care of the rest. (H.U.N.K.S. stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable, Service.)

Why did you choose to open in this area?
The Hilton Head Island, S.C. area is home to a lot of retirees who would like to spend time on the golf course or at the beach; we offer services that will allow them to do that. When I was growing up in New York City, the teenagers and young adults would take care of the neighbors’ yards or help them clean out their garage; College H.U.N.K.S. is like the neighbor kids—we will take care of your junk and moving needs.

Who is your clientele?
Everybody! If you need to get rid of some unwanted items, or if you just need an extra pair of hands to move furniture around, the HUNKS are ready to help. You might be relocating to a smaller or bigger house. College H.U.N.K.S.’ full-service professional moving service is here to help.

What inspired you to open this business?
I was inspired by what this company stands for. Both my wife and I are retired from the U.S. Air Force, and we are big on developing leaders. College H.U.N.K.S.’ core values are: Building Leaders, Always Branding, Creating a Fun, Enthusiastic Team Environment and to Listen, Fulfill and Delight. Our goals are to instill what we have learned from our combined 40 + years of service and to inspire young men and women in the Beaufort and Jasper County area.

33229 Argent Blvd Suite D
Ridgeland, SC 29936

fab’rik Hilton Head
Open Since: April 2017
Proprietor: Kelly Welch

What services do you offer?
Fab’rik offers fashion forward, on-trend, affordable clothing and accessories for women of all ages. We also offer personal styling and private shopping parties.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
I have vacationed on Hilton Head Island every summer since I was a little girl. When the opportunity came along to open fab’rik in Shelter Cove Towne Centre, I was able to fulfill a dream of making Hilton Head Island my home.

Who is your clientele?
The woman who works hard, plays hard, and enjoys shopping. Our savvy shopper follows fashion and pop culture and appreciates dressing well; she knows fab’rik as a place to find everything for her active lifestyle.

What inspired you to open this business?
I am inspired by the vision of fab’rik to create a boutique where everyone can afford to feel beautiful. I wanted to bring our mission of high style with heart, no attitude or sticker shock to Hilton Head Island.

28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 108
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Alexander’s Restaurant and Wine Bar
Open since 1977
Under New ownership since March 2017

An island icon since 1977, Alexander’s has a new look and feel. Since Hurricane Matthew visited in 2016, the restaurant has re-opened under direct ownership and management of Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and has undergone a complete renovation and update. Gone are the Harley Davidsons in favor of a more upscale, beachy ambiance, complete with local artwork, enhanced lighting and a re-imagined menu. According to Sean Carroll, the talented new chef de cuisine, guests have responded very positively to the new menu, which balances some of the Alexander’s classics as well as some of his own flavor profiles. “People who have been coming for years were initially apprehensive but are now believers,” he said. “The buzz is growing, and people are starting to realize that we are serving excellent cuisine that is approachable and delicious.”
Carroll takes pride in his dedication and ability to create and present food with passion, and customers rave about his willingness to accommodate dietary restrictions, special requests/substitutions and personalized dishes. But it’s never a one-man show. “I’m always striving for a tremendous guest experience, which involves many factors,” he said. “At the end of the day, it is so much more than just me. It is all about the team and the cause: wowing our guests!”

76 Queen’s Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Decorating Den Interiors
Open Since: July 2017
Proprietors: Saudah Muhammad & John Brown

What services do you offer?
Decorating Den Interiors offer a variety of services to include interior decorating, kitchen and bath design, wall and floor covering, custom closets, window treatments to include both soft and hard treatments, furnishings, lighting, artwork, accessories and more.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
The Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area is home to me. I am a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School and chose to return to this area after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force; there’s no place I’d rather be.

Who is your clientele?
My clientele is varied. I work with new homeowners, current homeowners, builders, apartment dwellers, business owners and commercial spaces. If you have a vision, I help bring it to fruition.

What inspired you to open this business?
I enjoy decorating spaces! My love and passion for design inspired me to open my own business. I want to share this love with my surrounding community, and there is no better way to do this than to be in business for myself and extend my services to others.

Hampton Lake Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910


Prince Law Firm, PC
Open Since: October 2017
Proprietor: Beth Ann Prince

What services do you offer?
My law practice focuses primarily on representing individuals in family court matters, including divorce, alimony, property division, child custody, child support and visitation. My practice is not limited to family court, however. I practice as a trial attorney throughout Beaufort and neighboring counties and offer representation in a variety of areas of civil law as well as defense against traffic and misdemeanor charges.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
My family moved to Hilton Head Island in the late 1970s. For nearly 40 years, our family businesses have contributed to the development of the island and become part of the community. Now that I am raising a family of my own, I am proud to be part of another generation of local business owners.

Who is your clientele?
I represent people from all walks of life, ranging in ages from their teens to their mid-80s. The reality today is that almost everyone at some point in life will need an attorney to help him or her navigate the legal system.

What inspired you to open this business?
I have spent the last 16 years in the courtroom in some capacity, either as a trial attorney, assistant solicitor, or magistrate judge. Experience has taught me that people want to be treated fairly by the legal system, but they also want to tell their story. I approach my practice with that in mind. By really learning the details of my clients’ stories, I find I can increase the chances of successful outcomes for their cases.

200 Central Ave., Suite B
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Atlantic Performance
How We Started
It all started with TJ Anderson, who moved to Bluffton, S.C. in 2008, and became so enamored with the Lowcountry that he decided to stay and serve the community. With Atlantic Performance, he has found an opportunity to provide additional services to our already established customer community built through Atlantic Spray Foam.

Our Philosophy
Here at Atlantic Performance, we believe that your vehicle should look the way you want it to while having the features that fit your life’s adventures. Whether gearing up for a family-style cross-country road trip or loading up the guys and the boat for a day out at sea, we see the need for practicality and the want for style. Let loose and let us gear up your car, truck, boat, or trailer while the opportunist in you is free to take on that expedition you’ve been dreaming of.

What We Do Best: Bullet Liner
Atlantic Performance uses the most advanced protective spray available anywhere for truck beds and other uses. The results are high caliber protection in the form of an impenetrable, sealant system that has become the spray-on bed liner industry gold standard. It started with truck spray on bedliner, but Bullet Liner’s high caliber protection can be used almost anywhere and in any color to prevent scratches, scuffs and even mitigate against dings and some dents. Bullet Liner also creates a grip-tight finish that provides footing safety even on wet surfaces like trailer floors and boat decks. Available for truck beds, trailer floors, boat decks, recreational vehicles, tool boxes, and other equipment upgrades.

Now Selling and Installing:
• Plastic Bedliners
• Tonneau Covers
• Step Bars
• Sprayed on Liners
• Automotive Lights
• Grill Guards
• Winches
• Racks and Carriers
• Floor Mats, Mud Flaps
• Vent Visors
• Bug Shields
• Tool Boxes
• Hitches

Special Holiday Offer
Christmas came early this year! Atlantic Performance is a local, family-owned business that sees the need for practicality and the desire for style. We want to thank our growing customer base by offering huge savings this holiday season. Whether for your rugged outdoorsman, hunting husband, contractor, or favorite fisherman, Atlantic Performance is excited to offer you savings December 18-30. Make Christmas easy this year and let us gear up your truck, trailer, or boat with specials on floor mats, spray-in bedliners, and truck covers! Just call our office and mention CB2 magazine to receive special offers.

INSTA: @atlantic_performance

Custom Confections
Open Since: January 2017
Proprietor: Carrie Castano

What services do you offer?
Providing delicious and beautiful sweets for any occasion—specializing in wedding cakes, specialty cakes, custom cookies, and custom desserts.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
Hilton Head Island has always had a special place in my heart, and relocating here last year from New Jersey was nothing short of exciting. This area is a wonderful place for weddings and special events, where I can meet a growing need for specialized desserts.

Who is your clientele?
Anyone with a sweet tooth—couples looking to get married in the Lowcountry and locals looking for desserts for all occasions.

What inspired you to open this business?
It has always been my goal to start my own business, and after eight years of experience in the baking and culinary world, I was ready to step out on my own and begin my own venture. It is my family who motivates and inspires me to keep pushing forward, plus the love of cake!

Consultations Available


15 Day Kitchen and Bath, LLC
Open Since 2017
Proprietor: Jonathan L. Ward

What services do you offer?
We offer kitchen and bath renovations, from simply replacing the countertop to a full remodel. No job is too big or small.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
My wife and I visited this area for quite some time before deciding in 2014 to make Hilton Head Island our permanent home. Being a general contractor in the Hilton Head Island area provides me with the opportunity to meet and work with people from all walks of life, each with their own unique experiences and tastes. No two jobs are ever the same.

Who is your clientele?
Homeowners in the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area who want to update their kitchens and/or bathrooms. From replacing cabinetry and countertops to completing full remodeling jobs, we will surpass your expectations with competitive pricing, high-quality work, and excellent customer service!

What inspired you to open this business?
I have a long history in construction and wanted to pursue my passion within the kitchen and bath industry.

Hilton Head Island, SC

Olivetti, McCray & Withrow, LLC
Open Since: 2016
Proprietor(s): Cathy West Olivetti, Alisa L. McCray and Daphne S. Withrow

The attorneys at Olivetti, McCray & Withrow, LLC share a common focus: helping you succeed at every stage of life. This exceptional law firm offers a collaborative, team-oriented approach that is focused on solutions. Whether you need assistance creating an estate plan, filing a personal injury claim, pursuing a medical malpractice case, or closing a real estate transaction, Olivetti, McCray & Withrow, LLC is here to help.

An accomplished attorney, Cathy West Olivetti focuses on loss mitigation, debt resolution, corporate law and estate planning law. She has more than 25 years’ experience practicing law in South Carolina and is a trusted legal resource for clients across the Lowcountry. Olivetti earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Alisa L. McCray, a respected estate planning attorney, develops customized legal strategies for her clients, helping them plan for needs during disability and at every stage of life. She excels at offering legal counsel in all areas of estate planning, trust and probate law, making her a go-to resource for area residents. McCray earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law after graduating from Marshall University.

Daphne S. Withrow is one of only a handful of plaintiff attorneys in South Carolina who is also a licensed registered nurse. She brings more than three decades of experience as a medical professional to her role as a successful personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. Withrow earned a B.S. in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School.

Craig T. Smith has an in-depth knowledge of real estate law and focuses his legal practice on residential closings, mortgage foreclosure actions, residential and commercial evictions, as well as collections and mechanic’s liens. Smith earned a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Spanish and world business.

2 Corpus Christi Place, Suite 105
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Tippy Amick Training LLC
Open Since: Spring of 2016 on Hilton Head Island
Proprietor: Dr. Sarah (“Tippy”) Amick

What services do you offer?
I have a passion for delivering exceptional training sessions and retreats to groups in the areas of team building, communication skills, and leadership topics. These programs are guaranteed to be filled with fun and serious learning rolled into one experience. The goal of every workshop is to help you build a positive, creative environment where team spirit and creativity soar by shaking up the status quo.

Why did you choose to open in this area?
I established my business on Hilton Head Island because I recently moved here to paradise after having been successful in Florida with this business for years. My background includes being on the faculty of Florida State University for 20+ years and owning my own training business. We will be staying right here for the long haul as the people and environment of our island are just perfectly suited for a happy life.

Who is your clientele?
My typical clients include groups in both the private and public sector. Specifically, my clients work in government positions, sales, hospital settings, retail cultures and professional organizations. An additional service of my business is to design and deliver keynote presentations for an array of national conferences.

What inspired you to open this business?
My love of designing and facilitating adult learning courses. My degrees include studies in psychology, counseling, and curriculum development. I am inspired to do meaningful work in my community in leadership development, and assisting people in adopting an optimistic outlook through provision of meaningful training with tangible outcomes.

54 Edgewood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
850-264-8753 Amick Training

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