If you are a business owner, trying to handle your company’s IT issues on your own is like trying to find your way home on a boat without navigation tools. Sure, some folks on board might be able to figure out which way is north, but without a map, guidance, and a comprehensive plan, you will be floating along until something catastrophic happens.
That is where ITS comes in – we work as a life raft for businesses trying to navigate the waters of IT without any experience or tools at their disposal. We do this by working as a team to provide our clients with a wide range of customized IT computer services in Nexton, SC from hardware and software management to network maintenance and VOIP solutions.
At ITS, our commitment is to you and your business. We like to think of our client relationships as partnerships. You can rest easy knowing that you are partnering with a privately owned company that has been in business since 2003. We employ a well-versed team of highly-trained professionals holding many of the top certifications in the IT industry.
While we hold many national certifications, we are proud to say that we are locals. Unlike some companies, you will have one point of contact at ITS. We work onsite at your business, giving you the chance to meet us face-to-face, while we provide you with a full range of computer support in Nexton, SC.
And when we say “full range of computer support,” we mean it! Here is a quick glance at how ITS can help with all of your IT support needs:
Complete Cloud Computer Services in Nexton, SC
Suppose saving money and boosting productivity is what your business needs. In that case, ITS’ fully managed computer support in Nexton, SC provides your business with a full-time, outsourced IT department at a fixed price, so you don’t have to build an in-house solution. We’re talking support for ALL internet, backup, Cloud networking, security, hardware, and software. ITS here to support your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our technicians keep every aspect of your infrastructure in working order, so you can focus on running your day-to-day operations while we wipe away your IT capital expenses. With ITS’ CompleteCloud, your IT department scales based on your businesses’ growth.
IT Project Management
Peace of mind is paramount if you are a business owner who needs to build or relocate your IT setup. Fortunately, ITS’ Build and Design team can move your existing IT infrastructure or relocate new IT infrastructure deployments, so that you can concentrate on serving your customers. We’ll handle all the heavy lifting!
ITS helps with every aspect of your large-scale IT project, from the design and implementation of IT hardware to assistance with project budgeting. Here is a quick summary of our New Construction and Relocation computer services in Nexton, SC:
- Onsite meetings
- Single point of contact for all technology needs
- Liaison between owners and vendors
- Regular conference calls
Compliance, Security, and Audits
Companies that don’t plan for or that underfund their compliance assessments will often suffer as a result. If your company is facing severe delays, incorrect scope of cardholder data environment, or even non-compliance relating to HIPAA, HITECH, or PCI DSS, ITS can help.
Our Gap Analysis and readiness audits have helped many companies achieve compliance quickly. We help you meet compliance by:
- Uncovering all of your compliance needs
- Providing you with a timeframe for compliance
- Providing procedure templates and policy templates.
- Customizing your templates.
- Drafting your scope of assessed CDE correctly
Accurately interpreting compliance legislation is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be with ITS by your side.
Cloud Computer Services In Nexton, SC
You have probably heard of the Cloud, but did you know that moving your network, storage, and servers to a virtual platform can mean substantial cost savings, increased security, improved disaster recovery, and automatic updates?
ITS’ Cloud specialists will work closely with you to develop a migration strategy so that all of your on-premises data is safely and securely transitioned to the Cloud. With our ongoing support, your journey to the Cloud will be successful and seamless.
Data theft. Malicious viruses. Ransomware attacks. Whether you own a small business or a large enterprise, cyber attacks ruin hardworking entrepreneurs every day. Cybersecurity threats are serious, and ITS is serious about protecting your business from them. With ITS’ sophisticated network defense strategies, you can protect your organization, your employees, and your customers from any cybersecurity threat.
Our cybersecurity computer solutions in Nexton, SC give you:
- Comprehensive assessments of your network, to discover and correct vulnerabilities
- Filtering tools that restrict employees from visiting questionable websites
- Anti-malware software that finds and blocks harmful files before they breach your system
- Email filters to help prevent phishing attacks and spam
- Awareness and best practices training for your entire company
ITS also regularly updates your company’s antivirus software, firewalls, data breach tools, and more, so you can stress less and do what you do best – keeping your customers satisfied.
Additional Computer Services In Nexton, SC
If you are having IT issues but don’t see a solution to your problem on this page, don’t fret worry. Chances are, if you need IT assistance, we can help. We offer other services like Cabling & Racking, IT Vendor Management, vCIO Solutions, IT Backup and Disaster Recovery, Microsoft 365, IT Consulting and Strategy, and even Communication & Collaboration services for employees.
Have questions? It would be our pleasure to speak with you at your convenience so that we can learn more about your business, industry, and needs.
When you call, you won’t be talking to someone at a call center. You won’t be talking to someone only interested in selling you a new product. You will speak to an actual ITS employee who will treat you with respect and honesty. We don’t see you as a dollar sign; we see you as a person. And people always come before profits at ITS.
Latest News in Nexton
Business round-up: New bank branch in Nexton, Planet Fitness opens in Goose Creek
New bank branch in NextonFirst Citizens Bank has opened a new full service, 4,500-square-foot branch in the Nexton development at the corner of Nexton Parkway and Cross Park Drive, at 107 First Citizens Way, Summerville.In addition to a staffed lobby, the full-service branch features a drive-through, ATM service, ample parking and a night depository. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.“Our new Nexton office is a significant investment in our community and a prominent add...
New bank branch in Nexton
First Citizens Bank has opened a new full service, 4,500-square-foot branch in the Nexton development at the corner of Nexton Parkway and Cross Park Drive, at 107 First Citizens Way, Summerville.
In addition to a staffed lobby, the full-service branch features a drive-through, ATM service, ample parking and a night depository. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Our new Nexton office is a significant investment in our community and a prominent addition to our bank. It symbolizes our long-term commitment to our customers in Nexton, Summerville and the surrounding area,” said area executive Reeves Skeen. “It also gives our customers even greater access to our products and services at this growing location. We’re excited about continuing to provide our special brand of relationship-focused banking at this new facility for years to come.”
The branch plans to hold a grand opening ceremony in January.
First Citizens operates 20 branches in the greater Charleston area and 130 locations across South Carolina.
Local store celebrates anniversary
A Summerville-based electrical supplies store has celebrated 25 years in the community.
City Electric Supply (CES) is a family owned business located at 320 E. Fifth N. St. It held a special event for the anniversary on Dec. 9 that included prizes, special promotions, raffles and food.
“Knowing that I opened this branch for City Electric Supply in 1996 and had the opportunity to help make it grow, it feels good to be a part of such an amazing celebration,” said branch manager Archie Winningham. “I want the customers to know just how much they mean to us here at City Electric Supply Summerville.”
Vendors were also on site to discuss the newest products, give demonstrations and answer any questions customers had.
Get fit in Goose Creek
Planet Fitness held its grand opening in Goose Creek on Dec. 17.
The fitness business is located at 214 Saint James Ave. and is open until midnight every day for workouts. Business operating hours are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The company markets itself on creating a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. Goose Creek Planet Fitness manager Taylor Vega said the location has certified trainers ready to help customers feel welcomed, whether they’re first-time gym users or fitness veterans. As of Dec. 16, the business had 500 members.
Planet Fitness has more than 2,000 locations around the country and outside of it, according to its website.
Millions flow into recreation, parks spaces across region
By Jenny Peterson Contributing WriterTens of millions of dollars are being invested in parks and recreational spaces in the Lowcountry: $13 million in Dorchester County, $5.5 million in Mount Pleasant and $8 million in North Charleston.More projects come down the line every year as municipalities purchase land to develop parks, including an additional $45 million slated for regional projects in 2022.Even before the pandemic, the emphasis on parks and greenspace in the Lowcount...
By Jenny Peterson
Tens of millions of dollars are being invested in parks and recreational spaces in the Lowcountry: $13 million in Dorchester County, $5.5 million in Mount Pleasant and $8 million in North Charleston.
More projects come down the line every year as municipalities purchase land to develop parks, including an additional $45 million slated for regional projects in 2022.
Even before the pandemic, the emphasis on parks and greenspace in the Lowcountry was picking up and finding support, said Lee Gastley, managing principal and landscape architect at Seamon Whiteside civil engineering and landscape architecture firm.
“There has been a better appreciation of parks in that they have really come to the forefront,” Gastley said.
The development of parks and recreational spaces is big business, in both the public and private sector. Engineering firms have even created specialty areas within their firm for developing these types of spaces.
“If a neighborhood is built today without a park component, then the return on investment is not going to be as high,” said Steve Dudash, landscape architect, urban planner and regional director of Thomas & Hutton civil engineering firm. “In the last five to 10 years, it’s been market-driven in that people want access to parks. It was trending up, but when COVID hit, it went exponential.”
Notable projects slated to open in 2022 include the Ashley River Park, a $13 million 85-acre public park in Dorchester County along the Ashley River, adjacent to Bacons Bridge Road. The riverfront property will feature trails, a fishing pond, pavilion, picnic shelters, playground, splash fountain, dog parks, ropes course, climbing wall, festival lawn and kayak launch.
Another recreational project is the $8 million Battery Park Pedestrian Bridge in North Charleston which will connect Riverfront Park to future development on the northside of Noisette Creek.
“You can feel that everyone is just chomping at the bit for these spaces,” Dudash said.
Planners said an emerging trend in the parks space is incorporating event spaces that can add to the city’s revenue stream.
North Charleston announced that Battery Park Pedestrian Bridge will allow for small outdoor weddings. The Ashley River Park will also have a “significant event component” for gatherings with opportunities to rent space, Gastley said.
“An important consideration with a lot of public entities is designing facilities that can be revenue generators in and of themselves — not only serving their population, but other populations,” Gastley said.
Another emerging trend in the parks space is adding dog parks.
“If we’re doing any kind of larger park, almost one hundred percent (guarantee) a dog park is a component of it,” Gastley said.
Pickleball courts are also being added to recreational spaces. Four pickleball courts are included in Phase III of the development of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, a $5.5 million project, slated to be complete in 2024.
More recreational projects are coming down the line over the next few years. A 50-acre tract in Hanahan along Henry Brown Boulevard will transform into a multi-use park with fields and courts, nature trails and event space.
At its October city council meeting, North Charleston passed a resolution to purchase 13 acres on Patriot’s Boulevard across from the North Charleston Aquatic Center. Plans include adding outdoor soccer fields and a senior center, according to TJ Rostin, recreation director.
“As the new year hits, we will begin to plan and design for that,” Rostin said.
North Charleston additionally approved $45 million to update its Park Circle recreational facility and Danny Jones recreational complex, Rostin said. The Park Circle facility will double in size, adding a Miracle League-type baseball field, an inclusive playground and parking.
The Danny Jones facility improvements will completely replace the existing pool and basketball gym, Rostin said.
The nearby town of Summerville and Nexton neighborhood continue to add more green space and trails.
Planners said challenges involved with developing parks include getting necessary permits near waterways.
“Permitting is always a challenge,” Gastley said. “They’ve got some great people in permitting, but there’s just not enough of them, and that makes it difficult to get permits in a timely manner. You want to bring a park online as soon as you can, and for a lot of these parks, it can take up to 10 months to a year just to get the permits. For a 25 or 30-acre park, between the design process and the permitting process and the bidding process, it's reasonable to expect anywhere from a year-and-a-half to two years before construction can start.”
Another challenge is that full funding is not always available for a project. Some public projects are contingent on referendums, which is why some parks get built in phases based on an overall master plan.
“There are a lot of disciplines involved in developing any kind of park — geotechnical engineers, arborists, architects, structural engineers and mechanical engineers. There’s a tremendous amount of grading and drainage that goes into developing appropriate sports fields,” Gastley said. “COVID spurred people to recognize the importance of natural areas. I’m hopeful that this new appreciation of what parks can bring to a wider audience is going to be beneficial for the construction of parks in the future.”
Brookfield Residential to acquire Nexton developers
Teri Errico Griffis
Newland, the developers behind the master-planned Summerville community, are being acquired by Brookfield Residential, a company headquarterd in Calgary, Canada. The acquisition won’t affect any current plans, including the groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton.By Teri Errico GriffisBrookfield Residential has agreed to acquire ...
Newland, the developers behind the master-planned Summerville community, are being acquired by Brookfield Residential, a company headquarterd in Calgary, Canada. The acquisition won’t affect any current plans, including the groundbreaking of Downtown Nexton.
By Teri Errico Griffis
Along with the acquisition of the management company on June 1, Brookfield Residential is also acquiring the 5% general partner’s equity interest in 15 of the 20 master-planned communities that Newland is currently developing. Brookfield is headquartered with corporate offices in Calgary, Canada.
Brookfield Residential’s Managing Partner, Real Estate and President, Development Adrian Foley said the investment allows the company to expand as a “large-scale provider of lofts to third-party builders” and potentially expand the Brookfield Residential homebuilding brand.
“The acquisition of Newland adds phenomenal master-planned communities to our portfolio in exciting new markets that are experiencing tremendous growth and a lack of supply of new homes,” Foley said. “It will round out our existing development capabilities making us one of the few companies that has the breadth of resources, capital and operational talent to successfully scale in this area of the market.”
The company said the acquisition broadens’ Brookfield Residential’s footprint across the country and leverages Brookfield Properties’ development capabilities into new markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Seattle-Tacoma, Portland, Raleigh-Durham and Wilmington, in addition to Summerville.
Newland is U.S. real estate land development company with 50 years’ experience in real estate developments.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to team up with Brookfield Properties’ development group,” Newland Executive Chairman Bob McLeod said. “This acquisition will provide more opportunities for the continued development of additional mixed-use masterplans well into the future as well as give us significant additional vertical development opportunities. We are looking forward to becoming part of the Brookfield team.”
A spokesperson for Nexton said the acquisition won’t affect any of the current developments, including the $300 million groundbreaking of downtown Nexton.
The urban-inspired mixed-use development will be situated on nearly 100 acres between Sigma Drive and Brighton Park Boulevard, a Nexton release said. Plans include retail, dining, hospitality, residential, service, office and commercial options within walking distance of Nexton’s residential neighborhoods.
In total, 110,000 square feet of office space will be available for lease.
Construction on Downtown Nexton will occur in phases throughout the next few years with the first stage including multifamily units and a mixed-use building that has ground-level retail beneath loft apartments.
The project is developed by New Jersey-based Sharbell Development Corp., a mixed-use developer with more than 37 years experience in the industry.
MUSC to build hospital in Nexton
Teri Errico Griffis
The master-planned Nexton community will soon become a medical destination for Berkeley County.Medical University of South Carolina has proposed a $130 million hospital within the Summerville community. The 128-patient bed facility will include four operating rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms, diagnostic testing and imaging, and emergency services, M...
The master-planned Nexton community will soon become a medical destination for Berkeley County.
Medical University of South Carolina has proposed a $130 million hospital within the Summerville community. The 128-patient bed facility will include four operating rooms, eight labor and delivery rooms, diagnostic testing and imaging, and emergency services, MUSC Health Chief Strategy Officer Sarah Bacik said.
“A large percentage of our current patients originate from Berkeley County, and this is going to really allow our patients to have access within our communities,” Bacik said. “It’s not a surprise to anyone that the growth has outpaced some of the infrastructure.”
MUSC has asked the state for approval to build the community hospital through a certificate of need.
The build is expected to take two and a half years.
Nexton’s Vice President of Operations Brent Gibadlo said a hospital offers a service to the surrounding areas and residents because health care options have become a growing priority for homebuyers.
“There are certain basic things that are important for everyone that don’t change,” he said. “Certainly good schools if people have children and then good health care options. So having a world-class hospital in close proximity is always a wonderful compliment to a community."
Downtown Charleston’s MUSC campus will remain the hub for the educational hospital, while the Nexton campus will book end it with satellite campuses and ambulatory services in between, Bacik said.
“We’re full downtown, and we need to make sure that we can continue to have access to those more acute patients,” Bacik said. “It’s really about getting the patients the right level of care at the right place.”
The need for a community hospital in Berkeley County is critical, said Dr. Dave Zaas, CEO of the Charleston division of MUSC. The hospital’s co-location in Nexton will help with the area’s continued growth.
“That is a lot of our strategy not just in tri-county but around the state,” he said. “Not only delivering the highest quality ... but more convenient and ideally at a lower cost. I think that drives our ambulatory growth as well as our statewide strategy.”
Gibadlo said Nexton is just starting to explore the possibilities with MUSC and its idea of community health care, of being more proactive and going out into the community to initiate health and wellness programs. Preventative care could then decrease the need for hospital visits.
“We’ve had conversations with MUSC on how to incorporate some of those programs into Nexton,” Gibadlo said. “That’s everything from community gardens to community fitness programs to even potential opportunities for some of the coordination between MUSC and some of the companies at Nexton.”
Other suggestions include incorporating companies’ health care programs through MUSC and creating wellness programs employees can participate in.
Bacik is already excited for both caregivers and patients because she believes the best care is delivered conveniently to patients, many of whom come from across the state.
“A lot of our patients and staff travel to the peninsula today to receive care or to care for our patients ... so if they could receive care 30 minutes closer, that’s a benefit for the communities as well,” Bacik said.
Gibadlo is going on 13 years at Nexton and said there is has another 13 or 14 years left in the business plan. He still remembers those early years, though, sitting in a Welcome Center trailer praying that builders and homebuyers would think outside the box.
Convincing people to give Nexton a chance was hard a decade ago given the location.
Over time, Gibadlo has found that if he pushes the envelope to create value, the innovation is well-received.
“I think the potential for Nexton is really evolving continuously. What we used to think was possible we’ve exceeded now. Maybe we can take it another step,” he said. “A hospital was something we only dreamed about 10 years ago. Now that’s happening.”
Nexton now receives calls almost daily from groups, retailers and home builders who want to create something exciting at the community. Gibadlo said the biggest challenge is prioritizing. If he reacts to every call, he risks losing focus of the long-term vision that Nexton is systematically moving through.
“At the same time, you have to be flexible enough that if you get a call, like from MUSC, you change track a little bit because that’s a great opportunity,” he said.
A community with a master plan allowed Gibadlo and his team to be deliberate about adding a hospital. They could look at the map of the 5,000 acres to find a plot that was accessible, wouldn’t disrupt homeowners with traffic and had surrounding space for businesses the hospital could bring in. Gibadlo believes they will come.
As an educational institution, MUSC’s research and development could lead to job opportunities and potential spin-off businesses, he said.
Together, Gibadlo and his team’s vision for Nexton stem from a love for the region. He knows, however, that with any growth, there will inevitably be challenges. The objective then is to figure out how to make those obstacles positive.
“We look at it and say hey, we can create this employment center in the Charleston region, take some of the pressure off downtown, 526, everyone commuting and bring some of the great things that people love about this region from a quality of life and bring them to another location that can spread them out a little bit,” he said. “Maybe we can play a small role in helping this region continue to be a great place to live. At the heart of it, that’s what motivates us every day.”
Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.
Large development planned on Summerville’s Maple St. near Nexton Parkway interchange
SUMMERVILLE — A pair of Mount Pleasant real estate investors plan to develop a mixed-use project of commercial and residential buildings not far from the new Nexton Parkway interchange on Interstate 26.Thomas Massey, of SUP Real Estate, and business partner Jason Ray, through an affiliate called CVEA Summerville I LLC, paid nearly $10 million for about 70 acres on four parcels along North Maple Street and Old Dairy Road.Massey and Ray started acquiring the land from different landowners in September 2020. They also have a...
SUMMERVILLE — A pair of Mount Pleasant real estate investors plan to develop a mixed-use project of commercial and residential buildings not far from the new Nexton Parkway interchange on Interstate 26.
Thomas Massey, of SUP Real Estate, and business partner Jason Ray, through an affiliate called CVEA Summerville I LLC, paid nearly $10 million for about 70 acres on four parcels along North Maple Street and Old Dairy Road.
Massey and Ray started acquiring the land from different landowners in September 2020. They also have a nearly 3-acre parcel under contract. The initials, CVEA, stand for the first letters of the first names of each of Ray’s four children.
The property sits just inside the Dorchester County line. About 50 acres were annexed into the town in 2020 under a mixed-use classification that allows a variety of structures, including retail, offices, single-family homes and apartments, Ray said.
The final piece of the planned development, a 21-acre parcel that straddles North Maple Street and abuts Robyn Wynn subdivision to the east, was recently acquired. It was annexed into the town in 2014.
The 73-acre site sits along the beginning of North Maple Street’s newly developed four lanes leading to Interstate 26. The property along the street between Old Dairy Road and Nexton Parkway interchange is currently undeveloped.
Massey and Ray say they plan to see the portion they recently acquired developed correctly.
“We are trying to do something nice and not have a strip mall after strip mall,” Massey said.
By the spring, Massey said a development plan for commercial buildings along the road and a mix of residential uses on the rest of the property will be presented to the town for its review.
Ray said he has been working to put the project together since 2018 and, with Massey’s help, started acquiring the parcels last fall.
He said land contracts took a while to negotiate and then the coronavirus set the project back as well, but he and Massey are now ready to move forward.
Ray said the proposed development is locally based, and he and Massey have a vested interest in making sure it’s in good taste.
“Our priority is to do things the right way and to listen to the people,” Ray said. “I feel like if we start there, everyone wins in the end. ... We are not just going to develop it and leave town.”
The next step is to get engineering work done for water, sewer and drainage before the project goes to the town’s Design Review Board for consideration.