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Southern Community Services’ Charleston, S.C. Office Announces New Hires and New Community Management Clients in Lowcountry

(Charleston, S.C.) – Southern Community Services (SCS), one of only six AAMC-accredited homeowner association management firms in South Carolina, recently announced several new hires and community management clients in the Charleston, S.C., area. Staff and community details can be viewed online on the SCS website at http://www.trustscs.com.

SCS manages close to 180 communities across the Carolinas and is staffed with accredited professionals who work to maintain efficient communities ranging in size from small neighborhoods to large, master-planned developments like Lake Carolina in the Midlands, the Reserve at Lake Keowee in the Upstate and Park West, Dunes West and I’On in the Charleston area. SCS has grown its portfolio steadily since its founding in 2000 by co-founders Chuck Munn and Larry Ridlehoover; the firm now employs 45 accredited professionals across North and South Carolina.

New SCS Communities in the Charleston, S.C. Market

McKewn Plantation North, a large neighborhood of single family homes located in Summerville, South Carolina, is joining the SCS community. It will have an exceptional amenities complex, to be completed in 2018. Close to downtown Summerville, with easy access to I-26, McKewn Plantation North connects residents and visitors to downtown Charleston, local beaches and the surrounding tri-county area.

Another new SCS client is Snee Farm, an 890-home neighborhood conveniently located close to the beach, with large lot sizes, county parks and retail stores near the heart of downtown Charleston. A private country club with a full-service restaurant and bar, tennis courts, multiple pools and numerous social events can be found in the Snee Farm community.

Also new to the SCS family is The Bridges at Seven Lakes, a new-construction, waterfront community by DR Horton located in Huger, S.C., expected to have 150 homes with resort-style amenities and a 60-acre lake, including a kayak storage area and access to Berkeley County Schools.

Inside of Park West in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., new SCS clients include Salterbeck at Park West, Wheatstone at Park West, Avian at Park West, and Center Park South. Wassamaw Plantation, a 97-home community in Monck’s Corner, S.C., rounds out the new arrivals to the SCS portfolio.

Returning to the SCS family is Berkleigh at Park West in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., a 75-home community with a common area island tucked nicely in the center, surrounded by three ponds throughout the neighborhood.

“Southern Community Services is excited about the opportunity to expand the communities it serves,” said Ken Tamsin, CEO of SCS. “Charleston, S.C., is one of the most rapidly-growing markets in the country and affords us the opportunity to compete at the highest level.”

Information on community management services and 24-7 online services for homeowners can be accessed online via the SCS website at http://www.trustscs.com.

New SCS Staff in the Charleston, S.C. Region

In the Mount Pleasant area, Mark Fitzpatrick is the new on-site manager of The Battery at Park West. Fitzpatrick is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has been professionally managing community associations for four years, specializes in overall community enhancement with a focus on protecting residents’ investment in their homes and is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). Fitzpatrick’s goal at The Battery at Park West is to raise it to the status of a premiere condo community in Mt. Pleasant by working closely with the SCS board of directors.

John Eysen is the new administrator at Lower Dunes West in Mount Pleasant. Eyson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, has a degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina and currently lives in the Tri-County area where he enjoys working for SCS.

Chris Barclay is a new Park West community association manager. Chris Barclay was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Cornell University in 2000 and has a business background in data and business analytics. After moving to Mt. Pleasant in 2015 and becoming active on his HOA board, Barclay was interested in joining the SCS team.

Jesse Johnson is a new community association manager. Jesse Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, holds degrees in fine arts and business management from Charleston Southern University and is currently preparing to receive the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate later this year. He has lived in Charleston for 15 years with his wife and daughter.

Emily Simpson is a new community manager at the Bridges at Seven Lakes in the Berkeley County school district. Emily Simpson has lived in Charleston for seven years; prior to settling in the South, she lived in Philadelphia, Virginia and spent 12 years living overseas. In the Charleston area, she worked at the Kiawah Island Community association before becoming an SCS team member.

At SCS’ Lowcountry headquarters on Rivers Ave., Sue Shunk is a new community association manager. Sue Shunk recently relocated to the Charleston area from Northern Virginia, where she worked in community management and is a Certified Manager of Community Associations. She enjoys the exciting offerings of life in HOA management, as each day yields new experiences, and looks forward to working on the SCS team.

“Our organization is successful because we have a remarkable team,” adds Tamsin. “Our staff are motivated to be the best in the industry, and we reinforce this with training and accreditation to ensure that our clients receive the most effective, efficient community management services available in the Carolinas.”

Learn more about SCS and view staff bios at http://www.trustscs.com.

 Founded in 2000, Southern Community Services (SCS) specializes in the management of homeowner associations across the Carolinas, with a longstanding reputation as the leader in its industry. Staffed with accredited professionals who work diligently to accommodate the unique needs of each community, SCS provides turnkey solutions, state-of-the-art technology and decades of association management experience to boards, with senior-level involvement in every aspect of the business. Learn more about SCS at http://www.trustscs.com