Service providers for Charleston newbies

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Well, well, well. Charleston, you have really outdone yourselves

A little over a month ago, we asked you to share your favorite service providers (dentists, mechanics, landscapers, etc.) for anyone who might be new in town which these days, is quite a few folks. And y’all delivered! 

We received 500+ responses, and we want to share the top recommendation for each category. (You can also view all the recommendations for each category on our website.) Thank you again for all your participation, and we’ll have to keep this list fresh and make it an annual thing

Disclaimer: This was our first time ever conducting a crowdsourcing initiative like this, so if you have any feedback for the future, please let us know. These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of CHStoday or 6AMCity and were gathered via audience participation. CHStoday did not place any restrictions on participation (i.e. some businesses might have offered discounts or deals to clients who submitted recommendations). Finally, for categories that have more than one top recommendation, we were unable to select a clear winner based on the entries we received. 


Live For Wellness Chiropractic Center, 3417 Shelby Ray Ct. Suite C.

Mount Pleasant Spine Center, 767 Coleman Blvd #2, Mt Pleasant 


Coyle & Co Lowcountry Renovations, No address listed, call (843) 801-7862 | “Patrick Coyle is an amazingly skilled general contractor. He is meticulous, trustworthy and reliable. Not too proud to work on small jobs but has the skills, talent and experience to work on large scale renovations. Patrick specializes in kitchens, bathrooms and finishing work.” – Diane

Child Daycare

Kids Play Garden, 57 Windermere Blvd | Great programming!”

Doggie Daycare

Moonshadow Pet Resort, 3456 Old Pond Rd.,Johns Island | Kiersten and Allison are so caring and awesome with my frenchie! Pack play and beach day are awesome.” – Lucille


Crossland Dental Associates, 929 Bowman Rd. Suite 100, Mt. Pleasant 


Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Pkwy, Mt Pleasant

Dry Cleaner

Charleston Prestige Cleaners, 480 E Bay St. | “There isn’t a stain I’ve brought in that they haven’t been able to take care of. They also did pick up and delivery on the peninsula during COVID.” – Lauren


Anne Bonny’s Lash & Skin Boutique, 829 Savannah Hwy 2nd floor

General Physician

Lee Allison, MD, 3400 Salterbeck St. #100a, Mt Pleasant 

Pet Groomer

The Dog Wash, 148 Line St. | Carrie is the best. She takes the time with all of the dogs. She has a calm demeanor that makes the dogs happy to be there.” – Kim 

Hair Salons + Barber Shops

Moxie Park Salon, 10 Exchange St. Unit 208 | “They do the best “lived in” color!”


Charlestowne Greenworks, No address listed, call (843) 818-9306

Dragonfly Designs, 111 Cainhoy Landing Ln. 

Live Oak Landscapes, Inc., 5944 Chisolm Rd, Johns Island

Sunshine Lawn Care, No address listed, call (843) 804-9508

Yard Works, 2335 Rifle Range Rd., Mt Pleasant, SC |They do such an amazing job! Whether you need basic lawn care or you want a more tailored horticulture experience – Yard Works has you covered! The owner, Laurie Ulmer, also approached each of his teams as a mentorship opportunity, really personally investing in each person he hires. The result being a company that is run with a deeply personalized, individual-based experience. Laurie knows each person by name & it makes working with them so easy. Been using them for years & couldn’t recommend them more!” – Lila


#1 Gerald’s Tires & Brakes, 1 Magnolia Rd.

Hay Tire Pros, 444 Savannah Hwy

Nail Tech

Nails So Dep, 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd #107, Mt Pleasant


Charleston OB/GYN, 1027 Physicians Dr. Ste 110


Lowcountry Eye Care of Cane Bay, 1718 State Rd. Ste 3, Summerville

3D Optometry PC, 1031 SC-41 Suite 400, Mt Pleasant


Coastal Pediatric Associates James Island, 776 Daniel Ellis Dr. Bldg 2 Ste A

Personal Trainer

Cam + Cory Brown – Freshly Fueled, | Two amazing trainers who have been at three of the biggest studios in Charleston- Burn, Hylo, and now Orangetheory. They started their own company that offers personal training, fun bootcamps outdoors and at breweries, and even small group training at their gym. Both have been placed in Charleston’s Choice the last two years.” 

Shoe Repair

Alex’s Shoe Repair & Sales, 871 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant | “So knowledgeable!” – Rianna

Tailors + Seamstresses 

Your Alterations Shop, 761 Coleman Blvd # B, Mt Pleasant | “They are professional and very talented with their craft. Never had a bad experience.” – Jill

Tattoo + Piercings

The Gilded Mermaid, Betsy Butler, B 4213, Savannah Hwy, Ravenel | Betsy is by far the best with tattoos! Her ability to create art from the smallest to the largest makes her stand out in this field.”

Blue Gorilla, Brad, 1669 Meeting Street Rd.

Exotic Impressions, 8780 Rivers Ave. Ste 316, N. Charleston | “Cool and friendly staff, reasonable prices.”

MOLA Body Piercing and Fine Jewelry, 47 Spring St.

Mystic Tiki Tattoo Studio & Gallery, 1204 N Main St., Summerville


A New Course Life Coaching, Hypnosis & NLP LLC, 748 St. Andrews Blvd Ste C | “Keith is unlike any other life coach I have met. He is not your normal therapist; he is here to understand your issues and challenges and then focuses on root cause using the laws of universe / attraction to guide his teachings. Both my boyfriend and my lives have changed SO much – we value ourselves, we have more confidence than we ever have, we are leaning into spirituality (individually and together), and I have never been more confident about the direction of my life. Keith will challenge you, but he will help you change your life for the better.” – Molly B.

Chelsea Green with Anu Beginning Therapy, 1 Carriage Lane, Building B, Suite 102 | “I’m nominating myself as a small business owner and licensed therapist providing quality mental health services from a uniquely systemic perspective. I see clients via telehealth and in-person with covid safety precautions and I offer a sliding scale fee for clients in financial need.” – Chelsea G. 

Welcoming Wellness, 222 W Coleman Blvd, Mt Pleasant

Charleston Counseling Center, Michael Jayne, 871 Lowcountry Blvd, Mt Pleasant | I went to him for almost a year, and my life changed. I had never been to therapy before and he was the first therapist I saw. The first time I went we came up with a few goals that I wanted to reach, and we revisited those. He always made me feel comfortable and really helped me improve my mental health when I was at one of the lowest points in my life. 10/10 would ALWAYS recommend him!” – Hannah 

Elise Richards, 815 Savannah Hwy Suite 101 | “She has helped me so much since I have started seeing her biweekly. Gives me the tools that I am looking for.” – Ellis

Elli Richter, No address listed – contact via website.

Pet Trainer

Bark Busters Charleston, No address listed, call 1(877) 500-BARK 


Patrick Veterinary Clinic, 667 Meeting St.


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