Building Charleston

Episode 15 - Jason Rochon & Jonathan Peavey from Beacon Bank

An episode of Building Charleston

By Matt Chapdelaine
The Building Charleston Podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston SC. Hear first hand what it's like to build a dynamic business in one of the fastest growing parts of the country.

Hosted by Matt Chapdelaine - a business owner himself and the Broker-in-Charge at Laine Commercial Real Estate - the Lowcountry’s premie commercial real estate company representing Charleston’s Office, Industrial and Retail tenants with their commercial leases.
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Episode 15 - Jason Rochon & Jonathan Peavey from Beacon Bank
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Jason Rochon & Jonathan Peavey from Beacon Bank.  Beacon Bank is a bank who in their own way is charging forward to build their own story - while their product (cash) is also the fuel that allows others to build their story.   Beacon Bank was founded by those in the Charleston community to support those in the Charleston community.  In this edition of Building Charleston hear why Beacon was formed, learn what industries are growing here in the lowcountry, and hear what Jason and Jonathan's vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Our Sponsor: Popped Popcorn - 123POPPED@gmail.com - 843-697-8822 (Instagram: @123POPPED) Beacon Bank: https://www.beacon.bank/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
26:44
July 1, 2019
Episode 14 - Eliza Limehouse from Southern Charm & Limehouse Properties
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we meet Eliza Limehouse from Southern Charm, Plantation Candle Company, Snaffle Bit Bracelet Company, and Limehouse Properties.  Eliza is a successful business owner with interests in fashion, real estate, jewelry,  a candle company, social media influencer, and her most recent venture being a member of the Southern Charm cast for season 6  In this edition of Building Charleston hear what it's like to start and grow a business here in the lowcountry, learn what it's like to be on Bravo's Southern Charm, and hear what Eliza's vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elizadevereauxlimehouse/ Southern Charm: https://www.bravotv.com/people/eliza-limehouse Plantation Candle Company: https://www.plantationcandlecompany.com/ Snaffle Bit Bracelet Company: https://mkt.com/snafflebitbraceletco Laine CRE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laineprop/ Laine Commercial Real Estate: https://lainecre.com/ Building Charleston on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildingcharlestonsc/
24:53
June 17, 2019
Episode 13 - Parker Milner of the S.C. Stingrays and author of Pregame Skate
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Parker Milner is more than just the foundation for his professional hockey team as we learn how he's building a foundation for life after hockey here in the lowcountry.    Parker Milner is  the goalie for the South Carolina Stingrays, and you can find his articles in Eater Charleston,Charleston Magazine, and the Charleston City Paper, as well as his newest venture Pregame Skate.  In this edition of Building Charleston hear what it's like to play professional hockey, learn about the trends taking place in the Charleston food scene, and what's next for Parker and his Pregame Skate newsletter.  As always we get to hear our guests vision on what he sees as the future of Charleston, SC too.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to the Building Charleston Podcast.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: South Carolina Stingrays: https://www.stingrayshockey.com/ Pregame Skate: https://pregameskate.substack.com/ Eater Charleston: https://charleston.eater.com/ Charleston City Paper: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/ Charleston City Magazine: https://charlestonmag.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
22:23
June 10, 2019
Episode 12 - Carrie Morey from Callie's Charleston Biscuits
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Carrie Morey started Callie's Charleston Biscuits, made by hand biscuits that have become synonymous with Charleston, SC.  Hear how she got started, how her real estate decisions affected the course of her growth, and what her vision is for the both Callie's and the landscape of Charleston, SC. Carrie and her small team of bakers are keeping the tradition of Southern biscuit making alive. In addition, she authored Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions, a cookbook and narrative on entrepreneurship and life in the lowcountry. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit – grab-and-go biscuit restaurants in Charleston’s Upper King District, the Charleston City Market, and in Atlanta’s vibrant Virginia Highland neighborhood are Carrie’s latest tasty endeavor.If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Going Places: https://calliesbiscuits.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
21:49
June 3, 2019
Episode 11 - Katie Blomquist from Going Places
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, we hear how Katie Blomquist started Going Places, a non-for-profit that gives hundreds of bikes to needy students in the Charleston area every year.  Hear about the spark that started it all, why she chose bikes over other needs, how you can get involved in Going Places, and her vision for the non-for-profit landscape in Charleston, SC. Numerous organizations focus on providing the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, yet one thing often overlooked for children is their need for Joy. For many kids living in poverty, it is when they get home from school that the real stress begins.  So why a bike? Kids can live in less-than-desirable and unpredictable circumstances and a bike provides them with a sense of freedom and escape. It also builds self-worth by being the first item of value they can call their own. A bike can restore the innocence of childhood that many have had taken away. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: Going Places: https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
21:42
May 28, 2019
Episode 10 - Jen Ashley & Justine Palkowski from CHS Today
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.  In this episode, our guests Jen Ashley and Justine Palkowski from CHS Today represent one of the most powerful voices in the Lowcountry on life and real estate.  Hear their views on what's happening in Charleston, how they help their sponsors engage with their readers, and what it's like to publish content every day. CHS TODAY blends the written word with topics designed to engage local dialogue on events and developments important to those in the Lowcountry.  Most refreshing of all they do it with a positive and serious approach.  They focus on the best of what’s in the Lowcountry while limiting the negative aspects that tend to creep into online dialogue and media outlets these days.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on today's guests, please check out the following links: CHS Today: https://chstoday.6amcity.com/ Laine CRE: https://lainecre.com/
27:24
May 20, 2019
Episode 9 - Dr Rachel & Josh Wurdemann from Sanctuary Blue
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by Dr Rachel & Josh Wurdemann from Sanctuary Blue - A Center for Optimal Living.  Dr Rachel & Josh recently opened their doors on Daniel Island here in Charleston to improve the experience of those living life in the lowcountry.  In this episode we learn how they improve their client's lives, the challenges of starting  and running a company with your spouse, and what their hopes and dreams are for the future of the Charleston, SC. Sanctuary Blue's integrative approach allow's their clients to fully process and integrate their life stressors so they can increase their capacity to heal. Their client's also improve their adaptability to better handle their personal and professional responsibilities and stressors vastly improving their health and quality of life.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck.  For more information on our guest please go to their website:  https://www.sanctuarybluecharleston.com/
21:16
May 6, 2019
Episode 8 - Tom Schachte from Patton & Schachte
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by Tom Schachte from Patton & Schachte.  Tom is the owner and founder of Patton & Schachte, a software and technology development firm based in Charleston, SC.  In this episode we learn insight into building successful technology applications, technology solutions to make your business more effective,  and what Tom's vision is for the lowcountry.  Patton & Schachte are not web designers, although a lot of what they design is on the web.  As the digital landscape continually shifts, their focus is on crafting congruent experiences across online mediums, whether that’s on a website, application, or social media platform.  Their business is personal - People are at the base of everything they do, from their clients, to their coworkers, friends, and end-users.  Every moment spent in interaction and experience is an opportunity to create more value, and they take these opportunities seriously. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
27:04
May 4, 2019
Episode 7 - Kimsey Hollifield from Hollifield Financial
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine from Laine Commercial Real Estate.   In this episode we're joined by financial planner Kimsey Hollifield from Hollifield Financial.  Kimsey is the owner and president of Hollifield Financial, a financial planning firm with offices in the Charleston, SC area.  In this episode we learn what it's like to move your business to Charleston, what you need to prepare for to properly enjoy the lowcountry life in retirement, and what Kimsey's wishlist is for the future of the lowcountry. At Hollifield Financial their goal for you and your money is to take advantage of peak market times while avoiding the eventual drops that are sure to come. By taking a measured approach that emphasizes long-term results, they will help you achieve your financial goals with less volatility than traditional investing.  You’ve worked hard to build your wealth, and at Hollifield Financial Group they believe they’re doing their job best when you do less.  Minimizing risk to your portfolio and protecting it from drastic change is their constant mission.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
30:37
April 29, 2019
Episode 6 - Donovan Rider from Charleston Taekwondo
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.   In this episode we're joined by a business owner and leader in the Charleston area who is literally and figuratively kicking butt  in the lowcountry - Today’s guest is Donovan Rider from Charleston Taekwondo.  Donovan is recognized as a world class martial arts expert for Taekwondo, as a well as an accomplished business owner having owned and run multiple successful gyms in Charleston are.  In this episode we learn what it's like to qualify for the Olympics, how his Taekwondo studio is impacting the lives of Charleston's youth, and what Donovan's vision is for the future of the lowcountry. As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, Donovan says there is nothing better than seeing them grow first hand.  But more important than the martial arts skills they learn, is the personal skills they develop and carry for life.  Because martial arts is so much more than just kicking and punching, and getting the next colorful belt.  It’s about developing confidence, discipline, character, focus and respect.  With every class they teach, their kids are growing in mind, body and character.  That’s because martial arts provides instant positive feedback. Through learning to focus on the core moves, they develop discipline and respect. They can instantly see and feel a difference, making them destined to build confidence, self-awareness and self-respect. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
21:03
April 15, 2019
Episode 5 - Daniel Grave from Golfbreaks.com
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In honor of The Master's this week we bring you a golfing podcast episode unlike any other.  In this episode we are joined by Daniel Grave from Golfbreaks.com.  Golfbreaks.com was founded in England, but chose Charleston, SC as their North American headquarters when it was time to expand overseas.  In this episode we learn the history of Golbreaks.com, why the company chose Charleston, SC, what Daniel considers the best courses in the Lowcountry for a golf trip, and what Daniel sees the future of Charleston, SC looking like. Golfbreaks.com was established in 1998 in the UK, with the primary objective of ‘saving golfers time and money’ when it comes to organizing their golf vacations. Since then they have sent over 2 million golfers on trips worldwide, and are widely recognized as the ‘go to’ experts in golf travel globally.  Headquartered in Windsor (where Prince Harry married Meghan!), and with offices in Charleston, South Carolina and Copenhagen, Denmark, their dedicated team of over 150 employees worldwide are always on hand to help create the perfect golf package that’s customized to individual requirements. If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
23:47
April 8, 2019
Episode 4 - Sarah Williams-Scalise from Blueprint Insurance
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we’re joined Sarah Williams Scalise from Blue Print Insurance - a newer, small but growing independent insurance company based in the Lowcountry providing innovative solutions to Charleston's home owners & business owners.  In this episode we learn what makes Blueprint so powerful, how they got started, and what the future of insurance looks like in Charleston, SC. At Blueprint Insurance Group, they are leaders in the way they think about insurance and the way they think about you.  Their commitment to education and customer service ensures that when it comes to protecting your family or business, you’ll find no better.  They offer a full array of coverages through many excellent insurance companies.  If you like this episode and want to hear more - please like our podcast and subscribe to hear more. We publish each week, and we have a lot more exciting interviews on deck. 
20:35
April 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Christian Senger from HolyCitySinner.com
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the company leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we learn more about the man behind Charleston's most popular local blog - Christian Senger.  In this podcast Christian tells us how he started the Holy City Sinner website, what it takes to grow a popular online platform, what event was the most hedonistic thing he's seen right here in the Holy City, and what his vision is for the future of Charleston, SC.  Charleston resident Christian Senger is the man behind Holy City Sinner, the most popular local blog in Charleston. For the the last five years, the residents of the city have voted the website and its Twitter feed as the best in Charleston. Created in August 2011, Holy City Sinner celebrates the many sides of the historic and lively city of Charleston. From local news aggregation, helpful resources, and interviews to event listings, celebrity sightings, and party previews, the blog serves as a hub for the city's day-to-day happenings.
23:33
March 18, 2019
Episode 2 - Matt Brady from Goose Creek
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we talk about the the opportunity that exists in South Carolina's eight largest city Goose Creek - with Matt Brady.  Matt is the Business Development Director for Goose Creek.  Matt details what it is like to transform the business image of a city, his outlook for Goose Creek, specific opportunities that exist for businesses and investors, and his recent 40 under 40 nomination from Charleston Regional Business Journal.  Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. It is situated perfectly between the state's Boeing plant to its south, and Volvo's automotive plant to its north, both of which have turned the region into a hotbed of industrial growth. 
26:50
March 6, 2019
Episode 1 - Adam Phillips from Body20
The Building Charleston podcast takes a moment each week to meet the company leaders changing the landscape of Charleston, SC with host Matt Chapdelaine.  In this episode we mix two topics that are really exciting - technology & health - with Body20 owner Adam Phillips.  Adam Phillips is the owner of  the Mt Pleasant, SC Body20.  Adam details how Body20 changed his outlook on health, what it's like to own and grow a business, and what his vision is for the Lowcountry.  Body20 Studio EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) mimics the natural action of our central nervous system, sending electrical impulses to contract our deep muscle fibers. In just a 20-minute training session, your personal trainer will put you through a customized 1 on 1 program, giving your body over 150 times more muscle contractions than a conventional workout.
17:33
March 1, 2019
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