If you’re like most residents living in the Lowcountry, your home is your happy place. It’s where you come to unwind, rest, and regroup for another day at work. But when your HVAC system fails, your peaceful property can turn into an uncomfortable, even unsafe environment. You need to get it fixed, and you need it fixed quickly.
As the most trusted HVAC company in Wadmalaw Island, Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools, experience, and technicians to help, whether you need a simple maintenance check or emergency HVAC repair. We truly care about your comfort and will do everything in our power to restore your home to the happy place that you love.
When we opened Burke HVAC Services, Inc. many years ago, we did so with one goal in mind: To exceed our customer’s expectations by ensuring that each of our clients received individualized service.
Since that time, we have grown and expanded into one of Wadmalaw Island’s largest HVAC companies, but we still hold true to that goal. Despite our growth, we are proud to say that we continue to offer a boutique, personalized experience for all of our clients.
When you call our office, you will speak to a trained, knowledgeable customer service professional. When you make an appointment for an estimate, we will come to your residence rather than asking you to come to ours. When you need emergency service, you can rest easy knowing an HVAC tech is their way, no matter what time of day.
At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., our customers keep coming back because we believe in hard work, timely service, and fair pricing. Honesty is the backbone of our business, and that will not be changing anytime soon.
Here are just a few more reasons why the Lowcountry leans on Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for their heating and cooling maintenance and repair:
Our unbeatable HVAC and air quality services include:
Having your AC go out during the hottest days of summer is no fun, but don’t sweat it; Burke HVAC Services is here to keep you cool!
We know that your home’s AC system needs to be fully operational to keep your family comfortable when summertime rolls around. Our skilled AC repair techs in Wadmalaw Island are ready to help with any AC issue you are having, whether it be a quick fix or full system replacement.
We provide trustworthy AC maintenance services when you need them the most, so you can focus on more important things like your family or business. With the most comprehensive list of AC services in Wadmalaw Island, we can get your air conditioning pump up to snuff so you can cool down no matter how hot it gets outside.
A few of our most common AC repair services in Wadmalaw Island include:
Burke HVAC Services, Inc. also offers preventative maintenance and tune-up options for homeowners that would like year-round confidence in their air conditioning system. It doesn’t matter if you have a central heating system for your home or a wall-mounted AC unit for your office – we are just a phone call away from keeping summer heat at bay.
When properly maintained, a good air conditioning system can last for many years. However, if no amount of repairs or maintenance will fix your AC system, it’s probably time to send your old unit to the scrap yard. Before you call us for a replacement system, let us provide you with a thorough exam to make sure it is needed. If we discover that a replacement AC system is required, our skilled technicians would be happy to travel to your to complete the job.
At Burke HVAC Services, Inc., we understand how important it is for you and your family to stay cool during the hot summer months in South Carolina. That is why we are proud to install the highest-rated cooling systems available. When we come to your home or business to install an AC unit, we will take all the time needed to walk you through the process and answer any questions you have.
Any time we install a new air conditioner for a client, we strive to let them know what may be wrong with their original system. We’ll discuss what unit might be best for your home, budget, and cooling needs. Once we have a good understanding for what you need, we will get to work right away to minimize your time without air conditioning.
Our goal is to do the best job possible the first time out, with minimal interference in your life. That way, you can continue enjoying summertime while we work hard to give you a fast, effective AC solution.
Did you know that a broken heat pump or air conditioner can lead to higher utility bills? Updated cooling systems, like the replacement systems installed by Burke HVAC Services, are more reliable and can help lower your utility costs over time.
But how do you know if your air conditioning system is on its last legs? Here are a few telltale signs that your AC unit might need to be replaced:
If you are in need of a replacement cooling system for your home in Wadmalaw Island, Burke HVAC Services, Inc., is here to help.
Few things are worse than having your heater go out in the middle of winter. Fixing your heater is of the utmost importance when it’s freezing outside, and Burke HVAC Services, Inc. has the tools and technicians to help. With our 24/7 emergency heating repair services, you won’t have to worry about being left out in the cold. Our talented HVAC contractors in Wadmalaw Island are only a call away, whether you need a minor fix or a replacement heater.
Here are just a few common issues that Burke HVAC Services, Inc. heating technicians can help solve for you:
If you notice any of the following signs from your furnace, contact Burke HVAC Services, Inc. for an inspection. Our fully-trained furnace repair technicians will detail what issues your furnace is experiencing and offer solutions tailored to your home and budget.
“Burke HVAC Services, Inc. is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality HVAC services in Wadmalaw Island. Our goal is to exceed your expectations consistently, from the moment you speak to our representatives to the time our HVAC contractor in Wadmalaw Island leaves your home. “Remember that any company can make an honest mistake, but it is what they do about it that makes a difference. We will work to make things right by you; that is our promise.”
Larry H. Burke Jr. President
Nine homebuyers are individually suing a homebuilder for alleged breach of contract and other claims related to houses they plan to move into on Johns Island.The buyers sued Eastwood Homes in June in Charleston County court over their purchase of houses in Swygert’s Landing subdivision off River and Brownswood roads.The buyers entered into separate homebuying contracts from September 2020 to January 2021 for Charlotte-based Eastwood to build houses to their specifications on lots they selected, according to the legal fili...
Nine homebuyers are individually suing a homebuilder for alleged breach of contract and other claims related to houses they plan to move into on Johns Island.
The buyers sued Eastwood Homes in June in Charleston County court over their purchase of houses in Swygert’s Landing subdivision off River and Brownswood roads.
The buyers entered into separate homebuying contracts from September 2020 to January 2021 for Charlotte-based Eastwood to build houses to their specifications on lots they selected, according to the legal filing.
The home prices range from $534,000 to nearly $609,000.
The lawsuit alleges Eastwood wants to negate the contracts after citing a “legal error” in the agreements, asking the buyers to negotiate a new contract for the same property at “current market value.”
The buyers paid a $5,000 deposit on the property as part of the contract agreement, and the houses are currently in different stages of construction, according to the lawsuit.
Earlier this summer, the homebuyers received notice that Phase 4 of the development was “erroneously left out of the Swygert’s Phases 1, 2 and 3 Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions by preceding owner’s legal error,” according to the complaint.
The buyers said through their lawyers that they are willing to work with Eastwood as it corrects the mistake, but they insist the company build the houses at the original purchase price.
“Our clients are more than willing to postpone closing to give Eastwood Homes time to fix their problem they created,” said attorneys Ross Appel of McCullough Khan and Michael Cooper of McLeod Law Group, who are representing the homeowners.
“However, we won’t allow Eastwood to use their own mistake as a pretext to force our clients to buy the same house for a much higher price,” the attorneys said in a statement.
A representative of Eastwood did not immediately respond to requests for comment this week, and the company has not yet filed a response to the allegations with the court.
“Nothing in the contract gives Eastwood Homes the unilateral right to terminate the contract under these circumstances,” according to the lawsuits.
The buyers said in their complaints they received notice earlier this summer that Eastwood would terminate the existing contracts and allow them to enter new contracts at “an increased but yet to be determined price of the home.”
Eastwood then sent the buyers “a mutual release” document, which they rejected. The builder also returned the deposits.
The homebuyers are asking the court to force Eastwood to honor the sales contracts. Most of the plaintiffs are Charleston County residents buying new homes. The others are from Aiken County, Kentucky and New Jersey.
The lawsuit also cites the S.C. Unfair Trade Policies Act.
“These violations go beyond merely breaching the contract,” the complaint alleged. “Rather, Eastwood Homes’ conduct reveals a coordinated, premediated scheme to force plaintiffs, and other similarly situated contracted purchasers, to pay substantially more for the same property previously negotiated at a lower price.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Barzan Aeronautical, LLC, an aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems company, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The company’s $14.7 million investment will create 34 new jobs.Founded in 2018, Barzan Aeronautical, LLC – a Qatari-owned, U.S.-based company – works with U.S. and NATO governments along with top national defense and aviation companies to...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Barzan Aeronautical, LLC, an aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems company, today announced plans to establish operations in Charleston County. The company’s $14.7 million investment will create 34 new jobs.
Founded in 2018, Barzan Aeronautical, LLC – a Qatari-owned, U.S.-based company – works with U.S. and NATO governments along with top national defense and aviation companies to support the deployment of aerial ISR systems for defense, security and environmental use.
Locating at 2744 Fort Trenholm Road in Johns Island, Barzan Aeronautical, LLC’s new facility will focus on engineering and manufacturing of technology-based unmanned aircrafts.
Operations are expected to be online in late 2022. Individuals interested in joining the Barzan Aeronautical, LLC team should email email@example.com.
“The talented workforce, strategic location and welcoming pro-growth business climate make Charleston County the ideal place to grow our company. We are excited to partner with local entities to be successful, and we are looking forward to being a valuable part of the community.” -Barzan Aeronautical, LLC CEO John Hardwick
“The aerospace sector continues to be a major driver for our state’s economy. Team South Carolina welcomes Barzan Aeronautical, LLC to Charleston County, and we look forward to this company continuing to reach new heights.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Companies that serve our growing aerospace and defense sectors are quickly finding a home in South Carolina. Barzan Aeronautical, LLC’s new operations in Charleston County are a testament to our state’s competitive business climate and talented workforce.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We congratulate Barzan Aeronautical, LLC on their decision to locate in Charleston County. Creating local jobs is the core of our economic development mission, and this is a tremendous opportunity for our citizens.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
“Barzan’s investment at the Johns Island Airport is the first in the United States and we couldn’t be more proud of them for choosing the lowcountry of Charleston. Charleston is home to one of the largest hubs in aviation, engineering and advanced manufacturing in the United States and today’s announcement is a giant step in our mission to attract high end aeronautical businesses and jobs to the state of South Carolina.” -Charleston County Aviation Authority Executive Director & CEO Elliott Summey
Traveling along Maybank Highway on Johns Island may evoke the sense that rampant development has overrun this storied sea island. But a short detour along River Road or Bohicket Road gives a completely different impression. It quickly becomes obvious that Johns Island is still a place rich with culture and history — with rural communities, farms and forests, and oak-canopied byways all serving as powerful testament to the persistence of a unique people and a beautiful working landscape.In fact, about 80% of Johns Island is still...
Traveling along Maybank Highway on Johns Island may evoke the sense that rampant development has overrun this storied sea island. But a short detour along River Road or Bohicket Road gives a completely different impression. It quickly becomes obvious that Johns Island is still a place rich with culture and history — with rural communities, farms and forests, and oak-canopied byways all serving as powerful testament to the persistence of a unique people and a beautiful working landscape.
In fact, about 80% of Johns Island is still rural. It is this Johns Island that constitutes the vast majority of the island’s acreage, and that holds the promise of a rural heritage that will endure into the future.
There is a reason most of the island remains rural. In 2000, Charleston County enacted agricultural zoning on large farm and forest properties below Plow Ground Road and thus protected about half of the acreage from suburban development. This new zoning also stabilized the traditional African American settlement communities. Finally, in part due to funds made available by the Charleston County Greenbelt Program, 3,365 acres have been protected.
But this future is only partially secure. Zoning can be changed. Urban infrastructure driving suburban sprawl development can be extended. Despite more than two decades of hard work by the county, Johns Island landowners and the local community, the landscape could be lost in the blink of an eye. Now, however, thanks to an inspiring partnership between commerce, conservation, the city of Charleston, the S.C. Conservation Bank and Charleston County, the future of Johns Island looks increasingly bright.
To appreciate this latest conservation accomplishment-in-the-making, it is important to understand that the greatest risk to rural Johns Island is the conversion of land along the Urban Growth Boundary, adjacent to the Charleston Executive Airport. Here, a parcel called Oakville was marked for development.
Although this 95-acre property is on the “growth” side of the boundary, it is totally unsuited for development. Positioned at the mouth of Burden Creek, the entire parcel is only a few feet above sea level. Despite extensive discussion about the perils of developing flood-prone areas and vocal community opposition, outdated zoning laws allowed for the construction of 200 to 400 houses.
Additionally, the parcel’s location adjacent to the airport increased the risk of fatal plane accidents. Further, undoubtedly residents would be consistently disturbed by low-flying planes, creating an inevitable conflict between homeowners and the airport.
It was this concern that the conservation partners brought to the Charleston County Aviation Authority. The partners — including the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, the Coastal Conservation League, the Johns Island Task Force, the Lowcountry Land Trust and the Open Space Institute — found common interest with the Aviation Authority in protecting Oakville from development.
The Aviation Authority recognized the critical importance of ensuring safety for future airport activity, along with the additional resilience benefit — in keeping with the Dutch Dialogues recommendations — of avoiding development on low-lying land. Further, conserving the open space along the edge of the Urban Growth Boundary helps stabilize traditional rural communities by preventing suburban sprawl and the associated increase in taxes and service fees. This unique partnership culminated in the Aviation Authority purchasing Oakville in late July for $7.7 million.
With Oakville out of the developer’s hands, the last step in the process is ensuring the property’s permanent protection. To that end, the S.C. Conservation Bank recently voted to help fund the purchase of a conservation easement. And on Tuesday, Charleston City Council unanimously voted to support funding the project through the Charleston County Greenbelt Program in its upcoming cycle.
Once completed, Oakville will be a great achievement and the first step toward establishing a permanent greenbelt on Johns Island. It illustrates what can be done when a wide array of community members, organizations and public entities work together toward a common future. This is important because much land still remains to be preserved on Johns Island. It will take hard work over the coming years, but we should all take heart that we have the institutions, the financial resources and, most importantly, the people to rise to the challenge.
Michelle Sinkler is the special projects manager with the Open Space Institute. This column was submitted by the institute, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, the Coastal Conservation League, the Johns Island Task Force and the Lowcountry Land Trust.
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is holding two community input meetings to update Johns Island residents on plans for a new school on Johns Island.The first meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Elementary. The second meeting is schedule for the same times Thursday at Angel Oak Elementary.Charleston County School District COO Jeff Borowy says the main topic of the presentation and discussion will be the location of a new school.Borowy says the referendum for a new Johns Is...
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is holding two community input meetings to update Johns Island residents on plans for a new school on Johns Island.
The first meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Elementary. The second meeting is schedule for the same times Thursday at Angel Oak Elementary.
Charleston County School District COO Jeff Borowy says the main topic of the presentation and discussion will be the location of a new school.
Borowy says the referendum for a new Johns Island elementary school was passed by Charleston County tax payers in November of last year. He says they have not determined a location for the new school yet, but hope to have it identified by the end of this year.
Johns Island community input will be considered in the board of trustee’s final decision and Borowy says Angel Oak Elementary and Mt. Zion Elementary families will be impacted by rezoning when the new school comes. That’s why Borowy says these families’ feedback is so important.
Borowy says there are overcrowding issues at both Mt. Zion and Angel Oak. He says at Angel Oak, they’ve had to bring in eight trailer classrooms.
“Parents have to say, ‘hey look, as an example, you know, I’m zoned to Angel Oak. Is there an opportunity for me to be zoned to this new school?’ You know, or I would rather stay in the zone of Angel Oak?” Borowy said. “They’ll have an opportunity to provide that input as well as look at what the potential impact would be on commuting distances, how that might positively help them, or they might want to stay where they’re at.”
Borowy expects about 600 students will move to the new Johns Island elementary school when it opens in a few years.
“There’s nothing as satisfying as being at school on the first day when we open a new building,” Borowy said. “To see kids have a bigger classroom, see kids have brand new everything. Both them and the teachers in that school, it’s just a refreshing feeling, it’s a recharge for everybody, and it really makes a huge difference in attitudes and desire to be in school when you’ve got something like that.”
Borowy says a video of the meeting will be uploaded online, and parents can email questions as well. He plans to post all comments on the school district website after the meetings.
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It’s not going to solve all of Johns Island’s challenges, but the city of Charleston has a new tool to ensure new development pays more for needed infrastructure upgrades on the rapidly growing sea island. The money won’t start trickling in for a few years, but now is the time to begin considering how it could best be spent.Last month, City Council created a municipal improvement district for the city’s portion of the island; new development inside the district will pay a higher property tax rate for the next 3...
It’s not going to solve all of Johns Island’s challenges, but the city of Charleston has a new tool to ensure new development pays more for needed infrastructure upgrades on the rapidly growing sea island. The money won’t start trickling in for a few years, but now is the time to begin considering how it could best be spent.
Last month, City Council created a municipal improvement district for the city’s portion of the island; new development inside the district will pay a higher property tax rate for the next 30 years, with the revenue set aside for council to spend on island improvements.
This is a relatively new approach, particularly in the Lowcountry. A 1999 state law allowed the creation of municipal improvement districts, and only a few dozen have been created so far; most don’t provide all the funding for economic development and quality of life projects, but they pay a share.
Charleston’s municipal improvement district covers properties larger than 2 acres on Johns Island, and the additional tax would take effect only after they are developed with new homes or businesses. The additional charge on an average new home would be about $480; businesses would pay a similar rate based on their relative square footage. The district is expected to generate about $60 million over the next three decades, depending on the pace of new development, The Post and Courier’s Emma Whalen reports.
The Johns Island Task Force, a citizens group that has supported the new district, notes that the proceeds could be used for several different road and public transportation upgrades, new parks and improvements to existing parks, as well as drainage work in Barberry Woods and elsewhere. In short, the list of potential infrastructure upgrades is long and likely much more costly than what the new municipal improvement district can be expected to pay for all by itself.
The city ultimately may issue bonds backed by the district’s projected revenue, giving it the cash to make improvements sooner rather than later. But any such borrowing remains a few years away, and that’s good news in this sense: It gives the city ample time to analyze and prioritize how the money should be spent. It’s important the city doesn’t let this time go to waste, however. Its next step should be to create a Johns Island advisory committee to work with city staff on potential projects and priorities. The committee should include primarily city residents from a wide mix of Johns Island neighborhoods. While the panel also could include developers and real estate interests, they should constitute a distinct minority.
The city’s population on the island more than doubled in the past decade, from about 5,300 residents to almost 12,000, and the city’s portion of the island remains far from built out. These new residents create a demand for new roads, parks and improved public spaces that the new development can’t provide by itself.
So there’s an understandable sense that the island has some, perhaps even a lot, of catching up to do. “Improvements are coming, but I’m sure it’s not as fast as some people would like,” City Councilman Karl Brady Jr. told Ms. Whalen.
As the city contemplates how its new tool can help catch up on public infrastructure that growth demands, it must ensure that the process is done with broad public support.
It should help build not only new roads and parks but also greater trust among island residents — those with the most at stake. If done well, the district’s success will breed success, which ultimately will improve the island’s overall quality of life.