A special edition of Columbia Business JournalCOLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL . JULY 11, 2005

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA ARCHITECTURE FIRMS Ranked by number of registered local architectsRankNameAddressPhone/Fax/Web siteRegisteredlocalarchitectsTotalstaffInhouse servicesof specializationNotable S.C. projectsTop local officialYearfounded1JHS Architecture: Integrated Design1812 Lincoln St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 252-2400 / (803) 252-1630www.jhs-architects.com1029Architecture, interior design,mechanical engineering,electrical engineeringand planningPalmetto Baptist Hospital,The Colonial Center (associatearchitect), Spring Valley High School,Williams Brice Stadium additions,Palmetto Armory office buildingW. Barry Jenkins19861Jumper Carter Sease412 Meeting St.West Columbia, SC 29169(803) 791-1020 / (803) 791-1022www.jcsarchitects.com1021Architecture, interiors and planning.Specializing in educational,religious, corporate, municipaland healthcare projectsWest Columbia City Hall,Crayton Middle School,Busbee Middle School,St. Stephens Lutheran ChurchJoel Carter andTodd Sease19291Stevens & Wilkinson1501 Main St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 765-0320 / (803) 254-6209www.sw-sc.com1046Architecture, engineeringand interior designS.C. State House, ColumbiaMuseum of Art, Richland CountyPublic Library, Meridian High Rise,Columbia Metropolitan Convention CenterRobert T. Lyles19194CJMW (formerly Architects BC)201 West Main St.Lexington, SC 29072(803) 957-9373 / (803) 957-4748www.cjmw.com916Architecture, engineering andinterior designCenter of Excellence forTechnology at Midlands Tech,Lexington Municipal Complex,Riverbanks Zoo (West Columbia entrance),Lexington Technology CenterBen Compton19765GMK Associates1201 Main St., Suite 2100Columbia, SC 29201(803) 256-0000 / (803) 256-9610www.gmka.com8100Healthcare planning, architecture,engineering, design-build,interior designand construction servicesMcLeod Health, Kershaw County Medical CenterCancer Care Institute of Carolina, Koger Center,South Trust Building, Palmetto Health Richlandrenovations, Providence Hospital renovations,Richland County Judicial CenterBruce Barragan19666The Boudreaux Group1200 Park St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 799-0247 / (803) 771-6844www.boudreauxgroup.com619Architecture, interior and planningThe Strom Thurmond Fitness and WellnessCenter, USC West Quad dormitory,Logan Elementary School renovations,S.C. Bank and Trust headquartersJohn A. Boudreaux19766Watson Tate Savory Architects701-A Lady St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 799-5181 / (803) 799-5757www.watsontatesavory.com615Architecture, master planning,interior design, LEED designUSC-Beaufort New River Campus, HollingsNational Advocacy Center, Vista Lofts,USC Blossom Street garage, USC South Campushousing, Dunbar Funeral Home, S.C. Budgetand Control Board Data CenterMichael Watson,Sanders Tate,Tom Savory,Regina Ford19898CDA Architects1136 Washington St., Suite 600Columbia, SC 29201(803) 799-6502 / (803) 799-2014www.curtdavisinc.com522Architecture, interior design,sustainable/LEED design,construction management,historic renovation, master planningUSC Baseball Stadium, Wilbur SmithAssociates interior renovation,Ft. Jackson Military Entrance ProcessingStation renovation, Village at Sandhill,Cox & Dinkins LEED Certified buildingCurt Davis19848LTC Associates912 Lady St., Suite 300Columbia, SC 29201(803) 254-9082 / (803) 252-7200www.LTCarch.com513Architecture: commercial, medical,educational, religious, food service,industrial, retail, multi-familyand residentialSC National Guard headquarters, LexingtonMedical Center Business Services Building,Florence & Hutcheson offices, MohawkManufacturing facility, Camp GravattConference Center and Chapel, Ogletree law firmJeff Lewis,J. Wes Taylor,John Taylor19958The LPA Group Inc.700 Huger St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 254-2211 / (803) 779-8749www.lpagroup.com5145Planning, design, constructionmanagement, commercial industrial,transportation and interiorsColumbia Pendleton Street parking facility,R. Glen LottColumbia Metropolitan Airport rental car facilities, Arthur E. ParrishColumbia Owens Downtown Airport, MyrtleBeach International Airport, LPA Group headquartersSOURCES: Information was compiled from mailed questionnaires and interviews with agency representatives.1981Compiled by Chaunte McClure commercial interior design space planning trendway furniture & system cubicles fine office furniture, Pauli, Dar Ran & La-Z-BoyMember IIDA Member 803.252.561673986-498JULY 11, 2005 . THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA ASSISTED-LIVING FACILITIES Ranked by number of unitsRankNameAddressPhone/Fax/Web siteNo. ofunitsEntry fees/MonthlyfeesNursingavailableServices availableAdministratorOwner1Lowman Home Residential Care2101 Dutch Fork Road;White Rock, SC 29177(803) 732-8800 / (803) 732-8707www.lowmanhome.org132 300/variesAll levels of care, Alzheimer's unit, medical director,full-time chaplain, beauty salon, scheduled transportation,robust activitiesYesDavid LeverLutheran Homesof S.C.2Agape Assisted Living2705 Leaphart RoadWest Columbia, SC 29169(803) 939-3000 / (803) 739-8762115 2,000/rates beginat 2,200per monthStudio, one and two bedroom apartments, assisted living,laundry and cleaning services, individualized care,three meals per day, nursing and medical team,on site activities programNoVeronica McMahonScott Middleton3Oakleaf Village of Lexington800 N. Lake DriveLexington, SC 29072(803) 808-3477 / (803) 808-3419www.oakleafvillage.com100 1,500/ 1,990to 3,600Assisted living and dementia care with medicationadministration, three additional service levels, dining, laundry,transportation, recreation, security, maintenance,housekeeping, emergency call systemYesMelanie W. AndersonRoyal SeniorCare, LLC4Rapha Residential Care3959 Fish Hatchery RoadGaston, SC 29053(803) 755-6541 / (803) 955-045392 500/variesDaily meals, transportation, security, beauty salon,barber shop, recreation, religious services, medical consultant,and independent, assisted and secured unitsYesDebbie WilliamsMastermind LLP5Lexington Gardens190 McSwain Drive;West Columbia, SC 29169(803) 936-0062 / (803) 936-020490 750/ 1,895to 2,495Daily meals, transportation, security, trash removal, call bell,religious services, medical consultant, medication management,recreation, housekeeping, laundry servicesYesEverette L. WilliamsWellingtonHealthcare6Generations of Batesburg111 Generations Blvd.Batesburg, SC 29006(803) 532-8428 / (803) 532-919488none/ 1,000to 2,000Daily meals, transportation, security, trash removal, call bell,recreation, religious services, medical consultant,medication managementNoTianita PickensLouetta Slice7Agape at Kathwood4520 Trenholm RoadColumbia, SC 29206(803) 787-1234 / (803) yle living, daily dining, transportation,life-enrichment program, security, medication administrationYesBetsy FloraScott Middleton8Still Hopes EpiscopalRetirement Community1 Still Hopes DriveWest Columbia, SC 29169(803) 796-6490 / (803) 796-605971Varies/variesDementia program, services, apartments, cottages,adult day care, respite careYesDanny SanfordS.C. EpiscopalHome at Still Hopes9Eden Gardens120 Fairforest DriveColumbia, SC 29212(803) 781-2243 / (803) 781-8127www.edencare.com66varies/variesReminisce security suites, lake view suites, rehab, meals,transportation, individual service plans,call bell, recreation, religious services, security,medication managementYesSteve SmithSunrise SeniorLiving Services10McElveen Manor2065 McCray's Mill RoadSumter, SC 29154-9645(803) 778-9690 / (803) 773-1575www.mcelveenmanor.com64 300/variesWhirlpool bath, meals, transportation, security,trash removal, call bell, recreation, religious services,medical consultant and managementNoMichele McElveenGobe McElveenSOURCES: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's list of community residential care facilities; interviews with company representatives.Home is still theLocally owned and operated since 1999.bestCompiled by Chaunte McClureplace to be.Companionship is as important as health care when it enables seniors to remain independent andin their homes. Our CAREGiversSM provide help at home that includes:Companionship · Light Housekeeping · ErrandsMeal Preparation · Medication Reminders · ShoppingCall 736-4242 for a Free, No Obligation Appointment or visit www.homeinstead.com74494-64THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL . JULY 11, 20059

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA STOCK BROKERAGES Ranked by number of local licensed brokersRankNameAddressTelephone/FaxWeb siteNo. oflocallicensedbrokersNo. oflocalsupportstaffNo. oflocalofficesSources of revenue %Local managerBrokerageInvestment bankingYearfoundedlocally1Merrill Lynch1224 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201(803) 771-8720 / (803) AdamsWNDWND19282American Express Financial Advisors7300 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 300Charlotte, NC 28226(704) 916-6924 / (704) 543-9881362120Uwe SchweikertWNDWND19173Smith Barney1441 Main St., Suite 1100, Columbia, SC 29201(803) 343-8800 / (803) 438-5570 Mac Stidham IIIWNDWND19454Edward Jones & Co.4600 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206(803) 787-9902 / (803) 787-9904www.edwardjones.com262826Steve Junis100019815Wachovia Securities1901 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201(803) 929-1192 / (803) 929-0882www.wachoviasec.com25121Scott SpangWNDWND19956Morgan Stanley1501 Main St., Suite 715, Columbia, SC 29201(803) 251-3300 / (803) 251-3242www.morganstanley.com22112Kevin Wyatt100019797A.G. Edwards and Sons Inc.1025 Calhoun St., Columbia, SC 29201(803) 779-8855 / (803) 256-2931www.agedwards.com1581Jay Pulliam100019788Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc.1301 Gervais St., Suite 700Columbia, SC 29201(803) 252-4111 / (803) 252-4666www.leggmason.com1261Larry Orr100019988UBS Paine Webber1901 Main St., Suite 750, Columbia, SC 29201(803) 933-0231 / (803) McKenzie1000199710First Allied Securities Inc.4580 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC 29072(803) 748-7666 / (803) 748-8666www.swampfoxfinancial.com8113John Marshall10001995SOURCE: Interviews with company officials.NOTE: Only full-service brokerages are listed.Compiled by Chaunte McClureWND -- would not discloseS E RV I NG I N V E S T O R S I N OU R C O M M U N I T Y1901 Main St Suite 650 Columbia SC 29201Direct 803-929-1192 Toll-free 800-332-663778205-68Wachovia Securities, LLC, member NYSE/SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wachovia Corporation. 2005 Wachovia Securities, LLC 64398 7/0510JULY 11, 2005 . THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Ranked by local depositsRankNameAddressPhone / Fax / Web siteLocal deposits(in thousands)Overall assets(in thousands)Earnings(in thousands)ROA/ROEAreabranchesYearfoundedChief executive/top local official1Wachovia 2,377,075301 S. College St., Suite 4000One Wachovia Center, Charlotte, NC 28288-0013(800) 454,751,000 1,526,0001.35/13.05391879G. Kennedy Thompson/John S. Goettee2Bank of America100 N. Tryon St.Charlotte, NC 28255(800)299-2265 / (704) 2,159,215 838,258,244 3,429,7381.70/24.71351998Kenneth Lewis/Kim Wilkerson3BB&T200 W. Second St.Winston-Salem, NC 27150(336) 733-2000 / (336) 1,269,876 6,242,119 23,3851.50/16.44241872John Allison IV/Michael R. Brenan4National Bank of S.C.1241 Main St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 929-2145 / (803) 1,259,444 3,388,647 15,4381.84/21.82151905Fred Green/Charles Garnett5First Citizens Bank & Trust1230 Main St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 771-8700 / (803) 1,058,975 4,600,833 10,3340.92/10.92391964Jim Apple6Carolina First Bank102 Main St.Greenville, SC 29601(864) 255-7900 / (864) 832,429 9,701,858 22,3970.95/11.79181986Mack O. Whittle7Security Federal Bank1705 Whisky RoadAiken, SC 29803(803) 403,623 585,851 9950.69/11.52111922Timothy W. Simmons8S.C. Bank & Trust520 Gervais St.Columbia, SC 29202(803) 771-2265 / (803) 375,267 1,333,107 3,5961.11/13.84101934Robert Hill Jr./David J. Charpia9First Palmetto Savings Bank407 DeKalb St.Camden, SC 29020(803) 432-2265 / (803) 346,194 768,342 2,3181.24/18.82101904Samuel R. Small10Regions Bank1010 Gervais St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 779-3836 / (803) 288,185 50,885,500 129,6691.04/12.7991928Carl Jones Jr./Mark CoxNOTES: Deposits totals and number of branches are as of June 30, 2004. Assets, earnings, Return on Assets (ROA) and Return on Equity (ROE) are from banks and the FDIC and are through March 31, 2005. Wachovia's data do not include its purchase of SouthTrust Bank.First Citizens' data do not include its purchase of People's Community Capital Corp.SOURCE: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.Compiled by Ben Werner EBKC8?7Å KI?D;IIÅ EKHD7B«IÅ EFr{Å ?IJ Å ;«H;ÅEDÅ?J ÅVHIJ9?J?P;DIEDB?D; 9EC78206-68THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL . JULY 11, 200511

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA CHILD-CARE FACILITIES Ranked by licensed child Ages servedServices providedNo. ofstaffDirector1V.V. Reid Nursery and Kindergarten6100 David St.Columbia, SC 29203(803)754-33134006:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./3 years to fifth gradeDaily devotion, language arts, social studies, Spanish, science,music, computers, chess, Tae Kwon Do, piano, ballet50Janie Williams2Temple Baptist Church CDC806 Universal DriveColumbia, SC 29209(803) 783-02523877:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m./infants to fifth gradeSBC WEE Learn Curriculum, pre-kindergartenfor infants to age four, afterschool program, summer program22Lavinia Hucks3Union United Methodist ChurchPreschool and Kindergarten.7582 Woodrow St.Irmo, SC 29063(803) 781-06303757:45 a.m. to 2 p.m./2 years to kindergartenLunch bunch, early bunch, Bilingual Buddies, computer kids,music, chapel37Barbie Creswell4Grace Day Care416 Denham Ave.West Columbia, SC 29169(803) 794-89962897:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./6 weeks to 4 yearsN/A15Carolyn Moss5Eastminster Day School3200 Trenholm RoadColumbia, SC 29204(803) 771-15122727:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./6 weeks to 6 yearsMusic, Spanish, kid fit, karategymnastics, computers, art, science45Nele Baize6Lexington Medical CenterChild Development2720 Sunset Blvd.West Columbia, SC 29169(803) 791-2067271N/A/N/ACorporate center for Lexington Medical Center employees7Chesterbrook Academy1050 Wildewood Centre DriveColumbia, SC 29229(803) 699-99882607 a.m. to 6 p.m./18 months to second gradeCurriculum-based preschool program, early elementary program,summer camp, hot lunch, two snacks daily, Spanish, P.E., music,dance, karate, gymnastics, science, piano, tennis35Susan Asher8Timmerman School2219 Atascadero DriveColumbia, SC 29206(803) 782-27482537:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m./3 years to 13 yearsDance, piano and karate lessons, Bach Tots sports18Cindy Jones9Shandon PresbyterianChild Development Center607 Woodrow St.Columbia, SC 29205(803) 799-85332517:30 a.m. to 6 p.m./8 weeks to 8th gradeafterschoolersFull day, half day and afterschool programs, free Spanish and music,gymnastics, karate, piano, ballet, bus from seven Richland 1 schools42Marcia Bacon10Northminster Early Child Development Center 2406717 David St.Columbia, SC 29203(803) 754-18126:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m./2 years to 9 yearsCreative curriculum, ballet, martial arts, behavior modification,Spanish17Monika Kerey-GreenSOURCES: S.C. Department of Social Services; interviews with facility directors.N/AN/ACompiled by Chaunte McClureIf you’re searching for something to believe in,or for your children to believe in, find your way toUnion United Methodist ChurchPreschool/Kindergarten Programfor children ages 18 months thru five years oldSundaysWednesdays Traditional Worship – 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Bible Studies – 6:30 p.m. Sunday School – 9:15 a.m. Choirs for all ages Methodist Youth Fellowship – 6 p.m.7582 Woodrow Street Irmo, South Carolina 803.781.3013 www.unionunitedmethodist.org12JULY 11, 2005 . THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL60980-58

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA CPA FIRMS Ranked by number of local professional staffRankNameAddressPhone/Fax/Web siteProfessionalstaffSupportstaffOfficesManaging partner(s)Areas of specialtyYearfoundedlocally1Elliott Davis LLP1901 Main St., Suite 1650Columbia SC 29201(803) 256-0002 / (803) 254-4724www.elliottdavis.com42 local206 total4 local34 total1 local6 totalJames E. Hazel Jr.,Todd R. MitchellTax, business consulting, retirement plans, wealthmanagement, valuation, banking, manufacturing,construction, real estate19922Grant Thornton LLP1901 Main St., Suite 700Columbia SC 29201(803) 231-3100 / (803) 231-3057www.grantthornton.com37 local3,923 total4 localNA1 local49 totalMark Ballew,W. Kelly JonesAssurance, advisory and tax services,business valuation, international19793Bauknight Pietras & Stormer PA1517 Gervais St.Columbia SC 29201(803) 771-8943 / (803) 771-895830 local9 local1 localKenneth H. BauknightTechnology/telecommunications consulting;real estate and hospitality industries, personalfinancial planning, estate planning, valuations19914McGregor & Co. LLP3830 Forest DriveColumbia SC 29204(803)787-0003 / (803)787-2299www.mcgregorcpa.com24 local35 total8 local16 total1 local3 totalGerald D. SkipperAccounting; auditing; tax and management services19304Derrick Stubbs & Stith LLP508 Hampton St.Columbia SC 29201(803) 799-5810 / (803) 799-5554www.dsscpa.com24 local3 local1 localA. David MastersAccounting and auditing; tax planning and preparation;1950consulting services; estate planning and preparation;business advisory services; litigation support; business valuation6J.W. Hunt & Co.1607 St. Julian PlaceColumbia, SC 29202(803) 254-8196 / (803) 256-1524www.jwhunt.com23 local6 local1 localJohn C. Creech Jr.,William F. Quattlebaum,Anne H. RossAccounting, auditingtax services, management, advisory services19347Moore Kirkland & Beauston LLP150 N. Ninth St.West Columbia SC 29169(803) 791-7472 / (803) 796-1168www.mkbcpa.com20 local30 total3 local4 total1 local3 totalStephen D. Kirkland,Ronald L. MooreAudits of private and publicly traded companies,tax consulting, IT consulting, business advisory services19828Scott McElveen LLP1441 Main St., Suite 1200,Columbia SC 29201(803) 256-6021 / (803) 256-8346www.scottmcelveen.com19 local5 local1 localN. Randolph ScottTax, audit and advisory services, small businessaccounting, business and financial planning, SEC auditing19969Sheheen, Hancock & Godwin LLP1011 Fair St., Camden SC 29020(803) 432-1424 / (803) 432-1831www.shgcpa.com16 local12 local1 localLarry F. GodwinTax, audit, bookkeeping, businessand personal advisory services195910Deloitte & Touche LLP1426 Main St., Suite 820Columbia SC 29201(803) 255-7000 / (803) local22,168 total2 local6,035 total1 local100 totalMichael BakerEnergy and utilities, manufacturing, transportation,real estate, consumer business1971SOURCES: Information was compiled from interviews with company representatives.NOTES: Local professional staff includes CPAs and accountants working toward certification in all local branches.Compiled by Ben WernerHelping Businesses Succeed And FamiliesProsper Since 1925.Aiken(803) 649-1500Anderson(864) 226-9514Augusta(706) 722-9090Columbia(803) 256-0002Greenville(864) 242-3370Greenwood(864) 229-4951Laurens(864) 984-6618THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL . JULY 11, 200513

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA CREDIT UNIONS Ranked by assets as of March 2005RankNameAddressPhone/Fax/Web siteDepositsAssetsLoansMembersMembership groupincludes, but not limited to:ToplocalofficialYearfounded1SAFE FCU160 Wesmark Blvd.Sumter, SC 29151(803) 469-8600 / (803) 390,674,173 441,479,006 245,047,11996,302People who live, work, attend schoolor worship in Richland, Lexington,and four other countiesBeverly A. Gagne19552AllSouth FCU6923 N. Trenholm RoadColumbia, SC 29207(803) 782-9830 / (803) 324,665,584 369,848,642 217,575,47988,730People who live, workattend school or worship in Richland,Lexington and six other Midlands countiesand active and retired membersof the militaryWilliam A. Koehler19603S.C. State CU800 Huger St.Columbia, SC 29202(803) 343-0300 / (803) 314,971,724 351,453,052 231,312,09387,389People who live, workor attend school in Richland,Lexington and six other countiesRickHammond19524Palmetto Citizens FCU1320 Washington St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 779-1232 / (803) 208,566,256 248,532,082 149,316,67739,989Individuals who live, work,attend school or worship inFairfield, Lexington, Newberryand Richland countiesNickWodogaza19365May Plant CU719 Highway 1 SouthLugoff, SC 29078(803) 432-8521 / (803) 84,091,983 100,293,179 37,416,33015,880People who live, work orattend school in KershawCountyScottConley19616Carolina Collegiate FCU710 Pulaski St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 251-8474 / (803) 49,961,615 58,645,437 41,999,94715,538Employees, students and alumniof the University of South Carolina,Coastal Carolina University, Midlands TechAnne G.Shivers19677Palmetto Health CU9 Medical Park, Suite 240Columbia, SC 29203(803) 434-7548 / (803) 35,716,839 40,439,208 31,114,0828,536Employees of Palmetto Baptistand Palmetto RichlandhospitalsEric L.Jenkins19648SCARNG FCU1225 Bluff RoadColumbia, SC 29201(803) 799-1090 / (803) 21,200,871 25,037,220 15,964,4303,861Members of theS.C. National GuardRandallRobinson19669Columbia Post Office CU1601 Assembly St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 739-1002 / (803) 779-3725 20,283,114 23,134,054 5,500,7341,467Career Columbia-areapost office employeesJimLattimore192710Palmetto Trust FCU1835 Assembly St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 252-0258 / (803) 19,869,153 22,056,038 16,732,9053,729Federal employees whowork in Columbia's StromThurmond BuildingLucile P.Beckwith1953SOURCES: National Credit Union Association, interviews with credit unions.Compiled by Ben WernerHere We Are Again.At The Top Of The List!Why not join us? SAFE membership is a valuable employee benefit. We’ve been serving members for 50 years. Now you can provide the benefitof SAFE membership to your employees. It’s easy. It costs you nothing, but it’s a priceless benefit for them. We offer virtually every financial service:checking, competitive deposit and low loan rates, mortgages, and lots more. SAFE has offices in Columbia, W. Columbia, Lexington, Sumter, ShawAFB, Camden, Florence, Bishopville, and Manning. This month our 14th office opens in the new Village at Sandhill in Northeast Columbia.Come on.join SAFE today!Just call ext. 399 or 266 and see why membership matters at SAFE. 803 796-7782 803 359-3277 803 469-8600 1-800-763-8600Where Membership Matterswww.safefed.org72495-6814JULY 11, 2005 . THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Ranked by number of local employeesRankNameAddressPhone/Fax/Web siteLocalemployeesSpecialtiesNotable projectsYearfoundedTop localexecutive1Gregory Electric Co.2124 College St.Columbia, SC 29205(803) 748-1122 / (803) 748-1102www.gregoryelectric.com358Wiring, line construction,preventative maintenance,piping, water fountains,directional boring, streetscapesStrom Thurmond Wellness Center,Meridian Building, Harden St. streetscape,S.C. Army National Guard Leesville1949Robert E. Livingston Jr.2Boykin Contracting Inc.167 Lott CourtWest Columbia, SC 29169(803) 926-4930 / (803) 926-514685Electrical and general contractingV.C. Summer Nuclear training center,Columbia Owens Airport,Charleston Airport parking deck,Shaw Air Force Base munitions fencing2000Cory J. Adams3Eddins Electric Co.P.O. Box 3455West Columbia, SC 29171(803) 796-9078 / (803) 796-638180Utility electrical contractor,electrical and signingHarden Street/Five Points StreetscapeTwo Notch Road improvements1979William R. Robbie Dunton4H.R. Allen Inc.3511 Delree St.West Columbia, SC 29169(803) 796-7069 / (803) 794-7455www.hrallen.com75Commercial electrical contractingPalmetto Health Heart and Vascular Hospital,Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center,Lexington High School, Hopkins Middle SchoolLower Richland High School1990Erik Violette5Grant Contracting Inc.P.O. Box 2357West Columbia, SC 29171(803) 794-1251 / (803) 796-638174Electrical and signingCooper River Bridge replacement1982Quency E. Grant6Burriss Electrical5166 Sunset Blvd.Lexington, SC 29072(803) 957-3350 / (803) 951-363453Electrical contracting andconstructionCity of Columbia Drew Wellness Center,Palmetto Richland Labor and Delivery1993Christi Burriss7Shealy & Sons Electric Co.517 Spring St.West Columbia, SC 29171(803) 794-2322 / (803) 794-273630Electrical contractorColumbia Riverwalk, IGA-PelionOlympia Mill Apartments1956Jimmy Shealy8Roberts Electric Co.2210 Foreman St.Cayce, SC 29033(803) 796-3710 / (803) 796-215120Electrical contractingBlue Cross/Blue Shield computer room,McMillan Federal Building1959Alan Butler8Seastrunk Electric Co.1731 Harden St.Columbia, SC 29204(803) 254-8684 / (803) 779-020320Commercial and residentialEpworth Children's Home dining facility,renovations to Moncrief ArmyCommunity Hospital, renovations to MidlandsTechnical College-Beltline Campus1927G.E. Eddie Seastrunk10Beco Electric Inc.1037 Keithwood Dr.Blythewood, SC 29016(803) 754-8661 / (803) 754-899610CommercialPopeye's Chicken chain,S-Mart gas stations1975Bob Fugate Sr.SOURCES: Information was compiled from mailed questionnaires and interviews with agency representatives.Compiled by Taylor SmithBuilding For The FutureServing Our CustomersThroughout The Southeast(803) 926-4930167 Lott Court, West Columbia, SC 2916972499-47THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL . JULY 11, 200515

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA EMPLOYERS Ranked by number of jobs, including part timeRankCompanyAddressPhone/faxWeb siteNo. of localemployeesTop local officialType of Cross BlueShield of S.C.I-20 at Alpine RoadColumbia SC 29219(803) 788-0222www.southcarolinablues.com7,300Ed SellersHealth insuranceColumbia19462Palmetto HealthP.O. Box 2266Columbia, SC 29202(803) 434-7000 / (803) 434-31275,550Kester Freeman Jr.Health careColumbia19983Lexington Medical Center2720 Sunset Blvd.West Columbia 29169(803) 791-2000www.lexmed.com4,000Michael BiedingerHealthcare facilityWest Columbia19714SCANA1426 Main St.Columbia SC 29218(803) 217-9000www.scana.com3,500William TimmermanUtilitiesColumbia18465ElectroluxRt. 22 Cameron Rd.Orangeburg, SC 29115(803) 536-3285 / (803) 533-4772www.electrolux.com2,700Gary BlankenshipRiding lawn tractorsStockholm, Sweden19976Gold Kist Inc.2050 Hwy. 15 SouthSumter SC 29150(803) 481-8555 / (803)481-4265www.goldkist.com2,260Dennis GordonPoultry processingAtlanta19917UPS124 Creekside RoadWest Columbia 29172(800),570Nate HarrisonPackage deliveryAtlanta19088Michelin North America2420 Two Notch RoadLexington SC 29072(803) 951-5200www.michelin.com1,530Paul FernandezTiresClermont-Ferrand, France19819Wachovia Bank1800 Main St.Columbia SC 29202(803) 733-5450www.wachovia.com1,510Kendall AlleyBankingCharlotte199110Tuomey Medical Center129 N. Washington St.Sumter SC 29150(803) 778-9000www.tuomey.com1,500Jay CoxHealth careSumter1890SOURCE: Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Commerce Department, company representativesLike what you see today?Don’t miss tomorrow.Call 771-8380 or 1-800-888-3566 to subscribe.16JULY 11, 2005 . THE STATE . COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALCompiled by Jim DuPlessis

COLUMBIA BUSINESS JOURNALLARGEST AREA ENGINEERING FIRMS Ranked by number of local engineers in 2005RankNameAddressPhone/fax/Web deManaging principal(s)ServicesYearfoundedSpecialties1Wilbur Smith Associates1301 Gervais St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 758-4500 / (803) 251-2064www.wilbursmith.com46/241224/878M. Stevenson Smith,Hollis WalkerConsulting, engineering, planning and economics Planning and engineering fortransportation, facilities infrastructure,economics and finance, sitedevelopment and water resources19522B.P. Barber & Associates Inc.101 Research DriveColumbia, SC 29203-9389(803) 254-4400 / (803) 771-6676www.bpbarber.com40/60N/AG. Keith McLeod Jr.Water supply and wastewater treatment systems,solid waste management and environmental,surveying and geographic information systems,subsurface utility engineering, civil,structural and electricalWater and wastewater treatmentand supply, site development andsolid waste management,geographicinformation systems, subsurface utilityengineering19163The LPA Group Inc.700 Huger St.,Columbia, SC 29201(803) 254-2211 / (803) 779-8749www.lpagroup.com36/69132/341R. Glen Lott,Arthur E. ParrishInternational transportation engineers,architects, plannersAirport, highway, bridge andarchitectural development programs19814Stevens & Wilkinson of S.C. Inc.1501 Main St.Columbia, SC 29201(803) 765-0320 / (803) rt T. Lyles,Keith Branham,T. Ashby GresetteCivil, structural, electrical, mechanical,plumbing and fire protection engineeringInstitutional, educational,health care, offices, military,government19195Florence & Hutcheson Inc.2700 Middleburg Drive, Suite 150Columbia, SC 29204(803) 254-5800 / (803) 929-0334www.flohut.com17/8027/205Robert J. Echols Jr.,Benjamin G. Glunt,Daniel W. ThacherCivil engineering consultingTransportation planning,traffic engineering, roadway design,bridge design, constructionengineering, material testingand inspection19656American Engineering1300 12th St.Columbia, SC 29033(803) 791-1400 / (803) 791-8110www.aec-sc.com13/1331/31William H. Bingham Jr.,Kenneth A. Bingham,William H. Bingham Sr.Civil and

1812 Lincoln St. mechanical engineering, The Colonial Center (associate Columbia, SC 29201 electrical engineering architect), Spring Valley High School, . SC 29201 USC Blossom Street garage, USC South Campus Tom Savory, (803) 799-5181 / (803) 799-5757 housing, Dunbar Funeral Home, S.C. Budget Regina Ford . 2 American Express Financial .