Business briefs for February 9th-15th

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Collins Construction celebrates 25 years

Collins Construction Services is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. An open house is scheduled for June to celebrate the occasion.

The firm’s recurring clients include the Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Power, and Chatham County. Other local projects include the Roundhouse Museum and St. Joseph’s/Candler.

Currently, Collins is working on projects at the Tom Coleman Courthouse, Grainger Nissan and Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Collins Construction has been in business since 1992 and was purchased by Dawn Morgan in 2009. Services include design, renovation and new construction for industrial, commercial, residential, education and healthcare.

Visit www.collinsconstructioninc.com.

Home watching service earns accreditation

Redcap-Lowcountry Service Concierge of Beaufort has gained Accredited Member status in the National Home Watch Association for the third consecutive year.

The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada

Owners Jeff and Lauren Tillapaugh opened Redcap in October of 2014. They are second-time business owners in Beaufort; their first business was a waterfront restaurant and market in a gated community.

Redcap-Lowcountry Service Concierge serves Beaufort and the surrounding communities, including Fripp Island, Dataw Island, Habersham, Port Royal, Harbor Island and the surrounding area.

Call 843-822-7332 or email redcapbeaufort@gmail.com. For more, visit www.redcapbeaufort.com.

New map focuses on visitor experience

Tourists and locals in the Lowcountry are about to realize a whole new visitor experience with the release this spring of the Discovery Map of Beaufort and the Lowcountry.

The map showcases the historical sites, museums, art galleries, unique shops, restaurants, lodging establishments, beaches, essential services and scenic views from which to take selfies, as well as other prominent tourism destination points.

“This new map really makes our area look like a complete destination resort,” said Daria Carver Paterson, a Beaufort resident and an award-winning marketing strategist and owner of Marketing On Demand and the Discovery Map of Beaufort Lowcountry, SC.

“I have been producing print-only Beaufort maps for over eight years here, but my new printed/multi-media, interactive map brings our advertisers into the 21st century,” said Carver Paterson. “Travelers only have a limited time on vacation and they want to plan it. By downloading the Discovery Map (on our chamber of commerce’s site) before they leave home or when they arrive, they can now plan their time accordingly.”

Nearly a quarter of a million Discovery Maps of Beaufort and the Lowcountry will be printed and distributed to hundreds of local businesses. Visitors will find the maps at the chambers of commerce, Visitors’ Welcome Centers on the main corridors heading to Beaufort and at scores of restaurants, retail shops, specialty stores, lodging establishments, airports and recreational sites throughout the area.

For more information, call 843-441-1922 or 843-781-6159.