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As the most trusted home inspection company in Charleston, I know that purchasing a home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make. That's why choosing the right home inspector is so important - because you want to know that your new home is in good shape. With PGR Home Inspections, you can be certain you're making the right purchasing decision.

Unlike some home inspectors in Charleston, SC, I inspect from attic to crawl and wall to wall, while educating my clients throughout the home inspection process. Because a thorough home inspection ultimately depends on the inspector's dedication and effort, I make it my goal to put forth the maximum amount of effort to keep you aware and informed.

As a certified, licensed professional, I provide all of my clients with an unbiased third-party opinion, regardless of whether they are buyers, sellers, or real estate agents. Once we're finished, I will send you an in-depth, educational inspection report to help you make an educated decision about your sale or purchase.

With PGR Home Inspections on your side, you will build your knowledge and achieve peace of mind during the most stressful times.

Here's how:

  • Investigative home inspection approach
  • Thorough, detailed inspection reports that are returned to you quickly
  • Fully trained, certified and licensed
  • I offer several home inspection services for buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals
  • Easy online scheduling so that you meet your due diligence deadline
  • Competitive pricing
  • Friendly, helpful, and ready to exceed expectations

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What is a home inspection?

Think of a home inspection like an annual check-up at with your doctor. Home inspections are used to ensure that everything is working correctly in your home - from your sinks and appliances to your windows and roof. A great home inspection will help shine a light on concerning issues located inside and outside your home, which may affect your quality of life.

Home inspections are also helpful for spotting potential risks that may cause concern down the line. When we send you your home inspection report, you will have a much better idea of any problems that are present in your home. Included in your report are recommended repairs and suggestions on what actions to take as your home ages.

Because different circumstances require different types of home inspections, we offer several choices to cater to your needs:

General Home Inspections in Charleston

You've heard it before - "A man's house is his castle." It is a place of peace, relaxation, and privacy. However, the steps leading up to your new purchase can be exhausting, expensive, and stressful. After all, when you buy a home, you're investing in your family's future. That is why I believe that having an unbiased general home inspection (or buyer's inspection) is an investment all on its own.

Our goal is to keep you informed and aware of all the components in your new home. In fact, I encourage you to be present and ask questions during your inspection. That way, you can walk into your closing with confidence, knowing you are making an informed purchasing decision. When you hire PGR for your general home inspection, know that I am here for YOU. We will spend as much time as needed to explain our findings and answer any questions that you may have about your buyer's home inspection in Charleston, SC.

After I have inspected your home from bottom to top, you will receive your report that includes high-quality color photos depicting our findings the same day.  Should you have questions relating to your report, simply give me a call after thoroughly reviewing it. At PGR Home Inspections, I strive to make this an enjoyable, informative experience that expands your knowledge and helps you understand building science.

Our general home inspections include:

  • Unbiased top-to-bottom home evaluation, including hard-to-reach areas like crawlspaces and attics.
  • Confirmation that all your utilities are in working order, like gas, electrical, and water.
  • Verification that your crawlspace is accessible, and all livable areas may be accessed. This includes your electrical panel, water heater, HVAC system, and attic hatch.
  • Reports delivered same day that detail any issues within your house and its systems or components.
  • Free thermal imaging
  • On-site wrap-up with plenty of time to answer your questions

Pre-Listing Home Inspections in Charleston, SC

When you're selling your home, few things are as frustrating as a deal falling through due to maintenance issues. All too often, deals fall through because the buyer's inspector finds a significant issue that could have corrected earlier. Having a pre-listing inspection (or a seller's inspection) puts the control back in your hands. With a pre-listing inspection, you can get prepared for your sale by revealing any major defects in your home that need repairing. Having a pre-listing inspection saves you money, time, and reduces your overall stress levels in the long run.

By completing a pre-listing inspection, you can take as much time as you need to decide which repairs will increase your home's value the most. That way, you get the highest return on investment. By making these repairs on your own time, you can sift through several repair estimates and choose the one makes the most sense for your budget.

As you enter negotiations, you may present your pre-listing inspection as a token of good faith to interested buyers. Sharing your seller's inspection with potential buyers lets them get a look at the condition of your home. More importantly, it will let the buyer know how much money and work you have put into fixing your home's defects, which helps warrant your listing price.

If you want to reduce the time it takes for negotiations, save yourself money, and get the best price for your home, a pre-listing home inspection is a wise choice.

The benefits are endless when you hire PGR to complete a seller's inspection:

  • Boost the chances of selling your home at a price that you can feel good about
  • Manage any pre-existing defects or problems
  • Put negotiating power back in your hands during closing
  • Enjoy a smoother closing process
  • Shorten the time it takes for funds to reach escrow

11th Month Home Inspection in Charleston, SC

If you're thinking of having a new construction home built, it's easy to understand why. New homes are often more energy-efficient, come with all-new systems and appliances, and can be customized to your exact preferences. Buying a new home also means you won't have to make repairs or deal with the wear and tear that most older homes have. However, new construction homes aren't always perfect. So, when your home is finished, and your builder explains the one-year warranty on their work, it's wise to schedule an 11th month home inspection.

Much like a general home inspection, I take an investigative, non-invasive approach when we inspect your newly built home. I will evaluate all visible and accessible areas of your new construction home to spot any potential issues. I even use thermal imaging at no extra cost to you.

When I have completed your 11th month inspection, you will receive a shorter, comprehensive inspection report with color photos and information on any defects we discover. You may take this valuable information to your builder, who can then make any repairs necessary before your warranty expires. That way, any repairs needed are done on the warranty company's time.

Additional benefits of an 11th month home inspection from PGR include:

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Fix Defects at No Cost

Homebuilders are aware that new construction homes can have defects. After all, there are many hands involved in building a house, including subcontractors you never meet. Because some flaws aren't obvious during the first year of living in a home, having an 11th month home inspection is a great way to protect yourself and your investment.

Prevent Unwelcome Surprises

When you assume that your newly constructed home is void of defects, you could be setting yourself up for some nasty surprises down the line. For example, issues with your new home's systems might not reveal themselves until they malfunction. You will have to cover repair costs in cases like this because the builder's warranty has already expired. With PGR's 11th month inspections, I will ensure that your home's structure systems work properly. If they're not, you will have ample time to have any defects fixed before your warranty is up.

More Time to File Claims

When you schedule your 11th month home inspection at the start of the last month of your warranty, you will have more time to submit a warranty claim. If you choose to wait until a few days before your warranty expires, you will be rushing to file a claim before your new home's warranty expires.

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The PGR Home Inspections Difference

At PGR Home Inspections, I am proud to be the most reliable, thorough, unbiased home inspector in Charleston, SC. I believe in working hard and treating our customers right, by giving them an in-depth look at their home to make knowledgeable decisions with confidence. I believe in working hard and treating our customers right by giving them an in-depth look at their homes to make knowledgeable decisions with confidence. When you allow me to serve you, I aim to exceed your expectations by inspecting "Attic to Crawl and Wall to Wall", while walking you through our inspection process step-by-step.

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Give me a call today at 843-789-0653 with your questions. When you're all set, you can go online to
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Picnic for the Parks: A Birthday Celebration Marks 17 Years of Charleston Parks Conservancy on April 28

Join Charleston Parks Conservancy for a birthday celebration highlighting local flavors and community spirit at the Picnic for the Parks on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park. This event marks the 17th birthday of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to enhancing 24 of Charleston’s public parks. The event proceeds will contribute to ongoing initiatives, including park revitalization, environmental education programs, and community engagement effo...

Join Charleston Parks Conservancy for a birthday celebration highlighting local flavors and community spirit at the Picnic for the Parks on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park. This event marks the 17th birthday of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to enhancing 24 of Charleston’s public parks. The event proceeds will contribute to ongoing initiatives, including park revitalization, environmental education programs, and community engagement efforts. Tickets are available for purchase at charlestonparksconservancy.org/picnic.

From a charming petting zoo to field games, flower crowns, face painting, and toe-tapping live music from the Green Levels, there will be something for everyone at Picnic for the Parks. Plus, indulge in mouthwatering local treats from Welton’s Fine Food, The Dewberry, and Hero Doughnuts and Buns. Enjoy refreshing libations for grown-ups from Bevi Bene Brewing Company and Volley Tequila Seltzer, as well as a curated wine bar from Graft Wine Shop.

“The essence of Picnic for the Parks lies in our unwavering belief that communities thrive when they have access to vibrant, well-maintained public spaces,” said Darlene Heater, CEO of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “Our community-funded organization couldn’t carry out the crucial work of park revitalization, education programs, and community engagement without the generous support of our community. This event is a celebration and testament to the collective effort that makes our parks beloved and sustainable.”

By attending, guests contribute to maintaining Charleston’s natural treasures, ensuring its unique and vibrant community thrives. Tickets for the event are $50 for children and $125 for adults.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy extends its gratitude to the generous sponsors of Picnic for the Parks, including United Community Bank, The Charleston Place, Croghan’s Jewel Box, DesignWorksLLC, Jason + Sam Easley, Juliska, The Exchange Co., Maison Real Estate, Refuel, Over the Moon, Van Wyck/Morrison Family, Berolzheimer Family, David Family, Floren Family, Lowcountry Editorial, LowCountry Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Macon Family, Malloy Family, Netter Family, Raffle Family, Rose Family, Schaible Family, Shuford Family, Towill Family (Basic Group), Hobnob, Bevi Bene Brewing Company, Braxton Crim Art Direction + Design, Charlotte Elizabeth Photography, Dino Bars, Graft Wine Bar, Life Raft Treats, The Dewberry Charleston, Anne Rhett Photography, and Volley Tequila Seltzer.

About the Charleston Parks Conservancy The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and create stunning public places and a strong community. For more than 15 years, the Conservancy has had a hand in renovating and beautifying 24 parks in partnership with the City of Charleston. Notable projects include the renovation of Colonial Lake, the Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park, Moultrie Playground, St. Julian Devine Community Center and Park, Magnolia Park and Community Garden, Medway Park, and Community Garden, and Corrine Jones Community Garden. For more information, visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.

Charleston e-commerce agency acquires Maryland firm, names new CEO

April 11, 2024Listen to this articleA Charleston-based e-commerce agency has acquired a Maryland company while receiving an investment boost from an equity firm.eHouse Studio, an e-commerce, Shopify Plus Partner and Recharge Partner agency, has acquired Commerce12 with backing and support from growth-oriented investment firm Periscope Equity, according to a news release.The acquisition of Commerce12, a Klaviyo Master Elite partner, bolsters eHouse’s strategy to build a unified e-commerce agency to manage lar...

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A Charleston-based e-commerce agency has acquired a Maryland company while receiving an investment boost from an equity firm.

eHouse Studio, an e-commerce, Shopify Plus Partner and Recharge Partner agency, has acquired Commerce12 with backing and support from growth-oriented investment firm Periscope Equity, according to a news release.

The acquisition of Commerce12, a Klaviyo Master Elite partner, bolsters eHouse’s strategy to build a unified e-commerce agency to manage large enterprise complexities and eliminate the need for multiple niche agencies, the release stated.

In addition, eHouse added e-commerce executives Tony Puccetti as its new CEO and Jamie Sutton as its chief marketing officer.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The time is right to build an end-to-end e-commerce agency that will better serve our current customers and address the unique challenges enterprises face,” Puccetti said in the release. “I look forward to merging Commerce12’s email and post-launch operations services with eHouse’s digital infrastructure development capabilities while we explore additional acquisitions to support our ambitious vision.”

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As global online sales surge and Shopify Plus emerges as the dominant enterprise e-commerce platform, the merger of eHouse and Commerce12 positions the agency at the forefront of strategy, innovation and services, the release stated. With its proficiency in customer lifecycle management, design, development, marketing services, channel integrations and growth strategies, the unified agency will deliver value to brands seeking scalable, cost-effective, single-shop solutions.

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The business integration will retain all team members from both agencies, with former eHouse CEO Aaron Quinn as CTO and Commerce12’s founder Adam Hanin as head of business development, the release stated. The agencies support over 130-plus brands across the U.S., Canada, Australia and the EU.

“This merger sets the stage for further expanding and integrating complementary partners into a holistic, one-stop e-commerce agency,” said John Findlay, partner at Periscope Equity, in the release. “By bringing together diverse capabilities and scaling operations, eHouse can set new standards for client-centric service delivery for mid-cap and enterprise customers.”

North Charleston City Council to discuss controversial rezoning of a possible park and manufacturing plant

North Charleston, S.C. (WCBD) – The North Charleston City Council is discussing rezoning plans for the old Baker Hospital site along the Ashley River Thursday evening.The land currently has a 90-year lease signed by the Sea Fox Boats company, which is looking to create a park and a boat manufacturing plant in the space.Plans for this land have created conflict not only between the community but also with local leaders.North Charleston mayor Reggie Burgess released a statement earlier this year opposing Sea Fox&rsqu...

North Charleston, S.C. (WCBD) – The North Charleston City Council is discussing rezoning plans for the old Baker Hospital site along the Ashley River Thursday evening.

The land currently has a 90-year lease signed by the Sea Fox Boats company, which is looking to create a park and a boat manufacturing plant in the space.

Plans for this land have created conflict not only between the community but also with local leaders.

North Charleston mayor Reggie Burgess released a statement earlier this year opposing Sea Fox’s use of the area. Meanwhile, others like State Senator Deon Tedder, have shown their support.

On Thursday that conversation will continue among council members at a North Charleston City Council meeting.

The land was given to Charleston County Parks back in 2015. The parks have partnered with the Sea Fox Boat company which has agreed to fund the costs of constructing a county park alongside their own boat manufacturing plant.

In February Sea Fox held a community event and shared proposed plans for the 46-acre park located near the Union Heights neighborhood.

The plans include green space and water access to the Ashely River, as well as 11 acres of the area to be set aside for Sea Fox Boat manufacturing.

Currently, the land is not zoned for industrial use and must be if Sea Fox wants to build a manufacturing plant on the land, which is why the company submitted the request.

In March the North Charleston planning commission voted 5 to 1 against a possible rezoning.

News 2 talked with Sea Fox Boat company representative, Tory Fields, who said the changes to the land could benefit the area.

“This isn’t going to be something we’re throwing up, this is a $40 million investment to that area, that’s not only going to bring jobs to people who work at Sea Fox. But also food truck vendors, security companies, cleaning companies, and restaurants in that area. As that area grows back up it needs an economic base, and hopefully Sea Fox will be that base,” said Fields.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Union Heights Community Council, Skip Mikell, said he doesn’t see the benefits of building a plant near his neighborhood.

“The most audacious thing, in my mind, is to consider building an industrial facility next door to a nursing facility that has 160 patients. There’s no other place in Charleston County where there’s a park or recreation facility that shares its existence with an industrial facility,” said Mikell.

Thursday’s city council meeting is set for 7 p.m.; the next public discussion surrounding this rezoning will be a public hearing set for April 18th at the public safety meeting.

Share your photos of Monday’s solar eclipse

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Viewers in the Lowcountry are sharing photos of Monday’s solar eclipse, an event that isn’t expected to happen again for 21 years.Send your photos of the solar eclipse by clicking the blue “+ Add Media” button:Monday’s eclipse over the Lowcountry was not as dramatic as a similar eclipse back in 2017 because the Lowcountry was not within the “path of totality,” the strip stretching across North America from Mexico to Canada where spectators will be a...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Viewers in the Lowcountry are sharing photos of Monday’s solar eclipse, an event that isn’t expected to happen again for 21 years.

Send your photos of the solar eclipse by clicking the blue “+ Add Media” button:

Monday’s eclipse over the Lowcountry was not as dramatic as a similar eclipse back in 2017 because the Lowcountry was not within the “path of totality,” the strip stretching across North America from Mexico to Canada where spectators will be able to see the moon aligned nearly perfectly in front of the sun.

“You wouldn’t even know it happened unless we were to tell you this was going on unless you put on these glasses are able to see it yourself,” Sovine said.

The Lowcountry peaked at about 70% of the sun being blocked by the moon, but because the sun is so bright, that still won’t be enough to cause a huge difference in how bright the sky looks.

People who were in the eclipse’s path saw a twilight for nearly four-and-a-half minutes, nearly twice as long as the 2017 eclipse because the moon is closer to the earth this time around.

Live 5 First Alert Meteorologist Joey Sovine stressed the importance of using safe eye protection during the partial eclipse.

“It’s never safe to look at the sun, whether it’s a day where there’s a solar eclipse or not,” he said. Before relying on any eclipse glasses, spectators should make sure a reputable store sold them and that the product isn’t a knockoff.

Doctors warned of the potential for permanent eye damage from looking at the sun without proper protection and NASA warned people not to take photos of the eclipse with their phones because that could cause permanent damage to the camera.

The peak of the eclipse over the Lowcountry came at about 3 p.m. or so.

Astronomers said the eclipse was expected to end by about 4:25 p.m. when sunlight would be back in full force.

An estimated 44 million people live within the track, with a couple hundred million more within 200 miles.

Experts from NASA and scores of universities are posted along the route, poised to launch research rockets and weather balloons, and conduct experiments. The International Space Station’s seven astronauts also will be on the lookout, 270 miles up.

It will be another 21 years before the United States sees another total solar eclipse on this scale.

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SC state representative forged client’s signature, stole client funds, lawsuit alleges

A new lawsuit accuses South Carolina state representative and practicing lawyer Marvin Pendarvis of faking a client’s signature in order to secure a settlement for a amount far smaller than was promised.When the alleged duplicity was discovered, Pendarvis used funds from his law firm’s trust account to try to pay off his client, according to the lawsuit.The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Charleston by attorneys Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter on behalf of Adrian Lewis, Pendarvis’ former client. It accuses Pendarv...

A new lawsuit accuses South Carolina state representative and practicing lawyer Marvin Pendarvis of faking a client’s signature in order to secure a settlement for a amount far smaller than was promised.

When the alleged duplicity was discovered, Pendarvis used funds from his law firm’s trust account to try to pay off his client, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Charleston by attorneys Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter on behalf of Adrian Lewis, Pendarvis’ former client. It accuses Pendarvis of legal malpractice and of committing “unfair and deceptive practices” under the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act.

“Nothing fuels us more than when an attorney betrays the attorney-client relationship and exploits a client,” Bland said at a news conference Thursday. He accused Pendarvis of heaping stigma on the legal profession in South Carolina. In addition to the lawsuit, the attorneys had filed complaints against Pendarvis with the state ethics commission and the South Carolina Bar Association.

Bland and Richter were prominent players in the Alex Murdaugh saga, representing a number of victims of the disbarred lawyer’s financial crimes. Murdaugh also was convicted of murdering his wife, Maggie, and son Paul.

Reached Thursday, Pendarvis told The State Media Co. that he did not have a comment as he had not read the full lawsuit and only found out about it Thursday morning.

“All of this has caught me off guard, “ said Pendarvis, D-Charleston. The four-term state representative has a law practice, Pendarvis Law LLC, in North Charleston.

Lewis originally hired Pendarvis in 2021 to represent him in a lawsuit against the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department after Lewis was “unlawfully arrested” by sheriff’s deputies. Lewis said that the mother of his then 6-year-old daughter falsely told deputies that she had an order of protection against him, leading to his arrest after he took his daughter to the beach at Isle of Palms, according to the lawsuit.

When Pendarvis took the case, he told Lewis that he believed it would be worth “up to $325,000,” according to the lawsuit. In April 2023, efforts at mediation failed and the case was scheduled for trial that November. But the trial never went ahead.

Confused, short of money, facing foreclosure and unemployed after his arrest, Lewis kept reaching out to Pendarvis, trying to work out when the trial might be, the lawsuit says.

But the lawsuit alleges that “Pendarvis largely ghosted Adrian, did not return his calls or answer his inquiries... and the few times he did reply to Adrian’s inquiries, Pendarvis gave Adrian misleading information about the status of his case.”

That December, Pendarvis sent Lewis two checks, one for $5,000 and another for $1,666.67, drawn from his IOLTA account — a type of trust account attorneys use to hold client funds. The checks were simply marked “disbursement,”and while Pendarvis allegedly did not tell Lewis what the checks were for, he promised Lewis that he “had a lot more money coming.”

“In hindsight, it now appears that the two checks Pendarvis issued to Adrian totaling $6,666.67 were written to create the appearance that Adrian had been paid 66% of the gross settlement of $10,000.00 per his fee agreement,” Lewis’ attorneys wrote in the complaint.

But the deception fell apart when Lewis fired Pendarvis and reached out to the attorney representing the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department about his case, the lawsuit said. The sheriff’s department’s attorney told him that Pendarvis had settled the case he once allegedly estimated at up to $325,000 for just $10,000.

The release form authorizing the settlement allegedly includes a forgery of Lewis’ signature, along with witness signatures from Pendarvis and another individual, the lawsuit said. A Notary Public who shares an office with Pendarvis affirmed that she had witnessed the signature, according to the lawsuit.

When Lewis discovered this, he confront Pendarvis. Over text, Pendarvis asked “how much you need the check for?” Asking Lewis to call him, Pendarvis wrote in a series of texts “you’re not telling me what you need,” “I’ve always come thru for you on anything you need man.” “Let’s handle this s---. No need to try and hurt me man. I can help you.”

In later texts, the lawyer appeared to admit that something had gone wrong.

“That shouldn’t have happened. I was holding out for more more,” Penvardis wrote in a text. “We’ll make this right and you’ll get your money and some. Even if I gotta do it myself.”

On April 2, Pendarvis allegedly showed up at Lewis’ house at 8:30 a.m. with a “black bag” that he said contained $50,000 in cash. Pendarvis allegedly said that he could give Lewis another $25,000 and could write a check to “pay for your mortgage” if Adrian would “not sue Pendarvis, according to the lawsuit.

“You can’t pay a client in cash. There has to be a trail, and you don’t pay a client from your operating account or from any other checking account. The client gets their money from a trust account,” Bland said.

But just two days later, Pendarvis gave Lewis another check drawn from his IOLTA account and post-dated to April 9, this one in the amount of $15,000.

“It appears that Mr. Pendarvis attempted to use other people’s money to pacify Mr. Lewis,” Bland said. “It’s troubling, that’s all I can say.”

Pendarvis took office in 2017 after winning a special election in District 113 in Charleston. He took office just three years after graduating from University of South Carolina Law School in 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from USC in 2011.

He is currently unopposed in this year’s election.

This story was originally published April 11, 2024, 2:01 PM.

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