Catching Up With Our Customers: Palmetto Concrete Group
This month, we are catching up with the team over at Palmetto Concrete Group, based out of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Palmetto Concrete Group was established in South Carolina by Skylar Ashby in 2016. They specialize in heavier foundations as often required in the Charleston area as well as elevated slab and vertical concrete as a turnkey subcontractor. To learn more about them, read below.
“Catching up with our Customers” Q&A
- Tell us about Palmetto Concrete Group, its history as a company, and the main services offered.
- Skylar Ashby established Palmetto Concrete Group in 2016 with a primary focus on large commercial projects. However, many of their key employees (Skylar included) had worked together since 2004 with a local commercial general contracting company. When that company closed in 2016, it was a natural progression to continue on as a subcontractor performing structural concrete services which they have all been passionate about for many years. They specialize in heavier foundations as often required in the Charleston area as well as elevated slab and vertical concrete as a turnkey subcontractor.
- How did you get into this business?
- I worked with a local commercial general contracting company. When that company closed in 2016, it was a natural progression to continue on as a subcontractor performing structural concrete services.
- What projects are you most excited about right now and why?
- We have been very fortunate and privileged to be a part of many exciting and challenging projects over the years. We have built sports complexes, schools, hotels, hospitals, parking garages, office buildings, government buildings, and several complex and interesting industrial projects. It is difficult to pick favorites but the Firefly Baseball Stadium in Columbia is hard to beat.
- What areas does your company mainly serve?
- We serve most of South Carolina and parts of Georgia.
- How about: How is Palmetto Concrete Group Different Than Your Competition?
- What makes us unique is our employees and their backgrounds. Since most of our management/ownership started their careers as General Contractors and suppliers, we know firsthand how important quality subcontractors are to projects. Our goal is simply to be the subcontractor we would have wanted on our projects when we were General Contractors. We are driven and committed to providing quality concrete services on schedule and understand the need for flexibility with the ever-changing conditions of large commercial projects.
- Do you have any predictions for the construction industry for the rest of 2022 and going into 2023 that you want to share?
- While the last few years have certainly seen some unexpected turns in the economic climate that seems impossible to predict, we’re forecasting a strong construction economy in the southeast through the end of 2023. We’re optimistic that the private construction market stays strong, especially in the hospitality and industrial markets that make up a large portion of our backlog.
- What do you buy the most from NSCS? Any branch and NSCS associate you work with the most?
- New South has become a key supplier for our team, especially as a provider for rebar and wire mesh reinforcement.
- What should others know about NSCS that they may not know?
- New South services not only the Charleston and Savannah markets but other areas of South Carolina as well.