Looking to add value to your home? Installing a spa or pool is a wonderful idea to add to your list. Plus, your backyard barbecues will be much more fun. The process of installing a pool or spa isn't something you can handle on your own, though. You will need a team of experienced electricians in Moncks Corner, SC to ensure your system is set up correctly. That way, you can enjoy your pool or spa for years to come, and it'll be in great working order when it's time to sell.
Installing a pool or spa is a very involved job that includes more than digging out space for a pool or spa. These units are very complex and have a whole host of electrical needs, from heating units and filters to color-changing lights that wow your guests. Having a professional install these parts is vital. Otherwise, you'll be swimming in a dirty, near-freezing pool or spa.
Hiring Sievert Electrical Contractors guarantees your pool or spa will be in proper working order for years and years.
Finding a reliable EV charging station when you're out and about is still a gamble in this day and age. While EV charger availability is improving, most EV owners prefer to have a charging station installed at home. But doing so is easier said than done and often requires the help of a professional electrician.
If you're like most homeowners, you don't have the proper permit to install your own EV charging station. For that reason alone, you need to rely on a pro who has the right tools and electrical know-how to handle the job. Plus, EV chargers need much more voltage than standard electrical systems you may find in your home. That makes installing these devices much more dangerous than average appliances. Hiring Sievert Electrical Contractors to install your charging station ensures it's completed quickly, correctly, and safely.
South Carolina's hurricane season is nothing to take lightly. Every year, homeowners in the Lowcountry prepare for high winds, heavy storms, and even evacuation. One of the best ways to protect your home and family in the event of a power outage is to purchase a standby or portable generator that can power your home when electricity is out.
At Sievert Electrical, we offer the equipment and electrical services needed to keep your lights on during emergency power outages. As an Authorized Generac dealer in South Carolina, our standby and portable generators can give you the power you need when it matters most. Contact our office today to discuss what type of Generac generator is best for your home or business.
It's always a safe choice to rely on professionals than yourself when electrical matters are involved. That's true for generator installation, too. At Sievert Electrical Contractors, our team uses OSHA and National Electrical Code standards when installing residential and commercial generators. We know how to properly install generators, maintain them, and recommend them depending on your needs.
Because we truly care about your property and your family, we always take great care to operate with safety and efficiency in mind. When we're done, you'll know without a doubt that you made the right choice hiring our electricians in Moncks Corner, SC
Here at Sievert Electrical Contractors, one of our many commercial services involves turning working vehicles into vehicles that work for you. Whether you're an electrician or occupy a different profession, our commercial upfit services will help make your workday easier and more productive, so you can be more profitable.
Our commercial upfits help experts with a wide range of issues, including:
Organization: One of the most common complaints we hear from tradespeople and business owners is that their trucks or vans are an organizational mess. Our upfit services help you get organized, so you're not having to toss important tools into the back of your truck.
Efficiency: With our commercial upfits in place, you won't waste time trying to find all those items you had to toss in the back of your truck. Our upfits let you carry more gear, maximize your space, and ultimately be more productive.
Professionalism: When you travel to a client's home or business, you need to present a proper image of professionalism. You'll give the wrong impression if your work van is messy and disorganized.
Don't see the commercial electric service you need? Chances are we can still help. Give our office a call today and let us know about the challenges you're facing. In the meantime, here are some additional commercial services that we offer:
Are you fed up with spending money on new fuses? Do your employees nag you about weird electrical glitches that interrupt their workflow? If so, it's time to call Sievert Electrical. Our team of commercial electricians will diagnose and remediate your electric panel problems quickly and effectively.
Installing or updating the panels in your industrial facility protects you, your co-workers, employees, and your building from electrical fire risks. Electrical panel installation from our electricians in Moncks Corner, SC is important because it protects your other electrical systems, which prolongs the overall lifespan of your system. Safety is always our top priority at Sievert Electrical Contractors, which is why we believe the right way is the only way to install or upgrade your industrial-grade electrical panels.
Our industrial panel services include:
When it comes to electrical repair services, serving industrial needs is often more comprehensive and complex than those in the residential space.
Industrial electricians must deal with more complex electrical systems. These advanced systems often need different equipment and tools when repairs to industrial-grade elements are required. Unlike residential repairs, in industrial settings, electrical systems are usually custom-made for the facility and include unique parts with higher voltages than in the typical home. And while no electrical issue is good, industrial failures have massive repercussions that can often shut enterprises down when their temperature control, machinery, and automated PLCs are affected.
For those reasons alone, you need the best electric pros to perform industrial-level electric repairs. Fortunately, Sievert Electrical Contractors is here to help. Our industrial electricians have the experience and expertise to tackle the most complicated industrial electric repairs, whether you own a warehouse, medical center, or another type of industrial facility.
Don't leave your home or business in the hands of unqualified handymen or unlicensed contractors. With decades of combined experience, Sievert Electrical Contractors specializes in a wide variety of custom electrical services. We go the extra mile to exceed expectations, because that's how we would want our families treated. Call us today to discover the Sievert Electrical difference.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 19, 2022) – Deputy Director Gerald “Jerry” Baxley has been named the next Director of the Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs Office. He was unanimously appointed by County Council on Monday, December 12, 2022. He will assume his role on January 1, 2023.Baxley’s appointment is the result of current Director Jan Helton’s retirement. Helton served 16 years as VA Director. She started working for Berkeley Cou...
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, December 19, 2022) – Deputy Director Gerald “Jerry” Baxley has been named the next Director of the Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs Office. He was unanimously appointed by County Council on Monday, December 12, 2022. He will assume his role on January 1, 2023.
Baxley’s appointment is the result of current Director Jan Helton’s retirement. Helton served 16 years as VA Director. She started working for Berkeley County in the Clerk of Courts Office in 2001 and transitioned to the VA Office as an Administrative Assistant in 2002. In 2006, she became VA Director.
“My time here at Berkeley County has been filled with the sweetest memories and will forever hold a large portion of my heart. My staff has become like family, along with the veterans we serve. I will greatly miss everyone, but I know the office will be in exceptional hands under Gerald’s direction. He personally knows many of the veterans who come to us and like all who work here, cares deeply for their well-being.” -Jan Helton, Outgoing Director, Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs
Gerald Baxley served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He began working at Berkeley County after retiring from military service in 2005. Baxley was hired as the Administrative Clerk to the Director of the Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs Office and later became the Benefits Counselor. He was appointed Deputy Director in 2015. Baxley holds accreditations from The American Legion, S.C. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the National Association of County Veterans Affairs Officers, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.
“I am honored to take this leadership role and fill the big shoes Jan is leaving behind. Helping our veterans is a passion of mine and the passion of our caring team here at Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs. As a veteran myself, I understand first-hand the needs of our nation’s greatest heroes, and as VA Director will strive each day to continue directing our office to connect each veteran with the proper resources available to them.” -Gerald Baxley, Incoming Director, Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs
“Berkeley County is home to thousands of veterans that deserve the very best services we can offer. We are proud that we have one of the best VA offices in the state that has been under the capable leadership of Jan Helton and her team for the last sixteen years. Deputy Director Gerald Baxley has been unanimously appointed by County Council to fill the role as Director with Jan’s retirement. I have every confidence that our VA office will maintain its efficient service and compassionate assistance under Director Baxley’s leadership and team.” -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
For more information about Berkeley County Veterans’ Affairs, call 843-719-4023 or go HERE.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, December 28, 2022) – Berkeley County has been approved for two separate federal loan assistance programs to help cover the cost of damages sustained by Hurricane Ian this past fall.Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Assistance: Berkeley County is one of three counties in South Carolina that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has declared as a primary natural disaster area due to damage and losses caused by Hurricane Ian between Septe...
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, December 28, 2022) – Berkeley County has been approved for two separate federal loan assistance programs to help cover the cost of damages sustained by Hurricane Ian this past fall.
Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Assistance: Berkeley County is one of three counties in South Carolina that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has declared as a primary natural disaster area due to damage and losses caused by Hurricane Ian between September 30 and October 1, 2022.
As a result of this declaration, eligible family farmers in the state may qualify for Farm Service Agency emergency loan assistance, which is available to any applicant, with a qualifying loss in Berkeley County, through July 31, 2023. For more information and/or to apply, call 803-806-3820.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance: Berkeley County also received a Presidential disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration, allowing businesses to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
For more information about Economic Injury Disaster Loans and eligibility and/or to apply, go HERE. You may also contact the following: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205-6734.
The deadline to apply is August 21, 2023. You may also submit completed loan applications to the following: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
PLEASE NOTE: Assistance is not available for housing and/or individual residents.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-
The lack of blue recycling bins across the county gives some the impression that Berkeley doesn’t have a recycling program — but don’t fret, it does and it will continue at the landfill for the foreseeable future.It has taken a while, but there is finally an update on Berkeley County’s recycling initiative. After going without a program, for a time, the county decided in 2018 to get into a private-public partnership with a company offering an ambitious, proprietary method to turn trash into cash.On its o...
The lack of blue recycling bins across the county gives some the impression that Berkeley doesn’t have a recycling program — but don’t fret, it does and it will continue at the landfill for the foreseeable future.
It has taken a while, but there is finally an update on Berkeley County’s recycling initiative. After going without a program, for a time, the county decided in 2018 to get into a private-public partnership with a company offering an ambitious, proprietary method to turn trash into cash.
On its own dime, Repower (RPS), leased county land and constructed a 100,000 square-foot building at the site off Highway 52 in Moncks Corner.
Inside, a maze of conveyors moves the garbage along to be sorted, pulverized, shredded, flattened and stacked.
Repower states it has invested close to $60 million to be county’s recycling program. The company sorts, blue-bin materials like metal, plastics mixed paper and cardboard and sells it for a profit. Your waste is their reward. The garbage just has to get out to the curb.
The company can also do something with the trash that can’t be recycled. RPS can take the non-recyclable papers and plastics and make that into an engineered fuel that works as a replacement for coal.
Repower reports a cement company in Holly Hill currently uses the material, replacing the coal used in their manufacturing process. The initial agreement with Berkeley is that the county gets a cut from the money made from the commodity and fuel sales once RPS made a certain amount.
At the Jan. 10, Berkeley County Council meeting, Repower’s CEO, Brian Gilhuly gave his first update in a public forum regarding the state of the business relationship. Gilhuly told the governing body that the company experienced no long-term shut downs and no permit violations on monthly inspections by South Carolina DHEC.
Like most businesses, RPS reported staff is sometimes hard to find, even though enough employees to keep things running smoothly. But how are the numbers?
Councilmember Tommy Newell, who chairs the public utility committee, noted to Gilhuly his company still owes the county $8-million. But when it comes to profits money is tight. The past couple of years have churned up the perfect storm for Repower’s commodity.
“When we opened up the facility, the commodity markets were at an all-time low,” said Gilhuly to council. “China stopped purchasing recycled commodities here in the U.S. and that flooded the market with supply so the commodity prices dropped to historic lows.”
A global pandemic didn’t help either. But after a couple years in the middle of 2021, things began to get a little better, Gilhuly added.
But not for long. New fears about the economy and other global affairs is once again wafting a stench over the profitability of trash.
“In about August of 2022, I think global recessionary fears began to decrease manufacturing and commodity prices have dropped back down. So inflation, interest rate hikes, uncertainty in Ukraine, those things have all impacted the commodity markets,” Gilhuly said.
But County Council sees a future in the marriage to Repower South. There will always be economic ebb and flow, but the company seems to be holding up its end when comes to getting the stuff out.
Gilhuly told elected officials that between January 2021 and December 2022, RPS received 215,000 tons of material, both recyclable and unrecyclable and 33 percent of the tonnage was diverted from the landfill.
And along with the 12 to 15 percent of things that RPS states is actually being recycled, the capacity of the landfill could be extended by decades.
“I want the public to know there is a lot of risk involved, but County Council took this on to have recycling countywide,” said council member Josh Whitley. “If you throw a piece of trash away, you are participating in a recycling program, in a public and private partnership. And so I think it was a win then and I still view it as a win now.”
Other County Council members and County Supervisor Johnny Cribb, also gave Repower some props for its approach to recycling and thinks the public should take some time to learn more about the program. As for now, it seems safe to assume Berkeley County leaders are not ready to throw it all away for a blue bin, just yet.
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- Seven community centers in rural Berkeley County will now offer high-speed internet access thanks to a partnership with Google, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.The partnership was formed in conjunction with the Berkeley Rural Initiative — a push to ensure those living in rural communities have access to a reliable internet connection.“All of Berkeley County citizens did not have the opportunity to feel the successes and opportunities of good jobs because of the barrie...
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- Seven community centers in rural Berkeley County will now offer high-speed internet access thanks to a partnership with Google, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.
The partnership was formed in conjunction with the Berkeley Rural Initiative — a push to ensure those living in rural communities have access to a reliable internet connection.
“All of Berkeley County citizens did not have the opportunity to feel the successes and opportunities of good jobs because of the barriers in our underprivileged and rural areas,” Chamber CEO Elaine Morgan said.
Roughly 15 percent of households in Berkeley County do not have a broadband internet subscription, according to the U.S. Census Data. Morgan noted the lack of broadband capabilities means citizens may lose the ability to complete school work, apply for a job, or have a telehealth visit.
“Our goal was to go out and take services there and help them identify their wants, their needs, and have a more successful and healthy life,” she said. “It allows people to go and seek educational and healthcare needs right there in their community which is easy access for them.”
The partnership will allow people in the communities of Alvin, Wassassamaasaw, Cross, St. Stephen, Cordesville, Moncks Corner, Jamestown, and Cainhoy to utilize internet connection at the following sites:
In addition, six of the seven centers will have Google Chromebooks available for public use.
“Google is thrilled to be a part of this important investment in Berkeley County,” Amber Tillman, Google’s Head of Data Center Economic and Community Development said.“In today’s world, internet access is a vital resource for people of all ages. Providing internet access to these seven community centers is a stepping stone toward better connectivity for all.”
The Chamber hopes to partner with the Berkeley County School District, local hospitals, and other agencies to provide classes and programming in the centers through a connected network.
“I’m hoping in the next six to seven months, we’ll be fully functional with network computers and all kinds of programs out there to help our citizens of Berkeley County,” Morgan said.
In what promises to be a family-friendly day of history, reenactments and games, Old Santee Canal Park, the Berkeley County Museum and Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust are welcoming visitors of all ages to their Colonial Day and Fort Fair Lawn grand opening, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 at 900 Stony Landing Road in Moncks Corner.The occasion marks the grand opening of Fort Fair Lawn, situated a mile away from Old Santee Canal Park.Fort Fair Lawn is one of only two earthen military strongholds left in the United States...
In what promises to be a family-friendly day of history, reenactments and games, Old Santee Canal Park, the Berkeley County Museum and Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust are welcoming visitors of all ages to their Colonial Day and Fort Fair Lawn grand opening, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24 at 900 Stony Landing Road in Moncks Corner.
The occasion marks the grand opening of Fort Fair Lawn, situated a mile away from Old Santee Canal Park.
Fort Fair Lawn is one of only two earthen military strongholds left in the United States, recounts Berkeley County Museum Director Chelsy Proper, with the other being Star Fort at the Ninety Six Historic Site, about 60 miles south of Greenville.
The Sept. 24 event will allow spectators to see Fort Fair Lawn in its current state, along with taking in reenactments provided by performers dressed in colonial attire. Some of the on-site actors will be armed with muskets and they may even fire off a canon or two.
As for the historical significance of the site, Proper explains that Fort Fair Lawn was actually built in the late 1770s by the British as a holding area to store their military armaments.
“They had it here because it’s close to the Cooper River and they were able to get their supplies up here. Moncks Corner was strategic during the revolution because it was kind of the gateway to Charleston,
“They really wanted to capture Charleston — which they did. The fort was held by the British until (late) 1781, when the patriots came in and attacked [it] and took it over.”
From that point, American troops never utilized Fort Fair Lawn, as the structure was left to be surrounded in overgrown vegetation while it progressively sank deeper into the ground.
And though it was practically abandoned by American forces, centuries later, historian Douglas Bostick of the South Carolina Preservation Battleground Trust describes the site in glowing terms by stating: “Fort Fair Lawn is probably the most pristine, intact original American Revolutionary War fortification in South Carolina, if not the country.”
Over the next 240 years after its abandonment, many locals would go drink beers at the fort or even ride their go carts around the old fortress.
So, while much of the action and reenactment activities are taking place at the fort site on Sept. 24, those who seek a deeper understanding of what transpired in Moncks Corner and the surrounding Charleston area during the American Revolutionary War period can drop in on a lecture at Old Santee Canal Park. The historical learning sessions are scheduled to run from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.
The subjects covered during these discussions will include a snapshot of residents who remained loyal to the British regime, as well as South Carolina’s connection to Barbados, as many Charlestonians of the time originally came from the island country in the West Indies. In fact, many plantations in South Carolina very closely resemble similar estates that were prevalent in Barbados.
In addition, the first annual Colonial Day will feature games for children in the form of scavenger hunts. Other event activities include indigo dyeing, candle making, native birds/plant talk, the fabrication of sweetgrass baskets and an information session on colonial medicine.
And those who wish to tour the Berkeley Historic Museum can enjoy an up-close and personal view of artifacts found inside Fort Fair Lawn in the form of buttons, soldier belt and shoe buckles and more.
Proper considers Colonial Day and the grand opening of Fort Fair Lawn as an exciting learning opportunity for many newcomers to the Lowcountry.
“There are so many people moving to the area that a lot of them don’t know this history. So, there has been a renewed interest just in the [American] Revolutionary War in general. I’m not sure where that renewed interest comes from, I’m just glad it’s here,” says the researcher/interpreter who hails from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.
Additional information on the Sept. 24 affair can be found on Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center Facebook page.