South Carolina STRONG has developed five social enterprises that have trained residents in marketable skills, created positive interactions between residents and customers in the community and helped support the organization financially. The current enterprises are:
STRONG Moving and Trucking is available for office and household moves, furniture or equipment reconfigurations, and corporate relocations. We are available for moves throughout South Carolina. We design and construct our own dollies and other rolling stock and provide full service moves including packing and transporting of safes and pianos. Whether moving households or entire corporate offices, SC STRONG has the equipment and manpower to get the job done well. Graduates go on to work in the field, many with Class A licenses.
Light Construction provides training in a number of building trades through jobs such as the remodeling of historic homes to providing maintenance and repair service. Training is provided in all aspects of carpentry, form to finish, plumbing, plaster, drywall, masonry, painting, glazier work, signage and a host of other trades. Skills are taught by SC STRONG residents and long-time builders and respected professionals in the community.
Our newly-opened facility, the former Vice Admiral’s residence at the North Charleston Navy Yard, offers a charming setting for corporate parties, wedding receptions, old fashion barbecues, elegant dinners, and charity galas. This beautiful venue ensures your affair will be an exceptional experience. STRONG catering will help you choose a custom menu, flowers, equipment, specialty linens and any thing else to make this a truly memorable event.
Whether you choose to rent the lovely indoor area along with the gracious lawn or the lawn alone, SC STRONG can provide cuisine prepared by residents involved in our culinary arts catering enterprise. (Click here to see a menu.) For those wishing to provide their own catering, we offer our rental facilities and use of our commercial kitchen for an additional fee. STRONG also has a catering truck available. We have catered weddings and events for Friends of the Library, Michaux Water Conservancy, City of North Charleston, Unitarian Church of Charleston and Trident Literacy. We are DHEC certified Grade A.
Landscaping projects include maintenance of “bio-swales” for Oak Terrace Preserve, a sustainable community in North Charleston, and the installation and maintenance of indigenous flora and water efficient irrigation on a number of Navy Yard properties. SC STRONG residents are trained by licensed landscape engineers and architects and learn skills including irrigation, grading, and plant and flower layout and design. Residents have added a 20 x 30 garden enclosure that serves as training ground for residents working in our Native Landscaping social enterprise.
SC STRONG residents are receiving training from David Beckford of American Furniture Restoration. Mr. Beckford has 30 years experience restoring antique furniture using only archaic materials. Residents have restored numerous antiques, ranging from oilcloth covered library desks to hand-made Lowcountry drop leaf tables.
Client list is available upon request.