Member News | October 15-19


Dexter LeCroy named COO to Creative Builders, Inc.

GREENVILLE – Dexter LeCroy, previously a senior project manager with Creative Builders, Inc., was named Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Dexter has 39+ years of construction experience, covering a wide range of projects from multi-family and institutional to industrial and commercial facilities.  Since joining Creative in 1994, he has managed a number of projects throughout North and South Carolina, most recently nearing completion on a multifamily project in Columbia.

Dexter will oversee the project management staff in planning, budgeting and completing construction projects in the licensed states. Will McCauley, Owner and President, states, “We are grateful for Dexter’s loyalty to Creative Builders and look forward to him using his experience to help our company grow.”

Founded in 1971 by William “Billy” McCauley, Creative Builders, Inc., is one of the fastest growing commercial builders in the region with a diverse portfolio including mixed-use developments, financial, medical offices, restaurants, and industrial throughout North and South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Offering a full range of “Master Builder” services; including site evaluation, master planning, project design, budgeting, scheduling, construction services, and customer service after completion. Creative Builders Inc. is a privately held company and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

For further information about this topic or Creative Builders Inc., please call Jennifer Jeffries at 864-233-1631 or visit


Elliott Davis Expands Columbia Office

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 22, 2012 – Elliott Davis, LLC, one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Bill Quattlebaum and Senior Manager Russell Quattlebaum to its Columbia office.

Founded in 1925 in Greenville, S.C., Elliott Davis has offices throughout the state and also in N.C., V.A. and G.A.  The Quattlebaums join the firm as it celebrates its 20 year anniversary in the Columbia market.

A certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience, Bill Quattlebaum will provide tax services to high net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses. His son, Russell Quattlebaum, will provide assurance services to clients across a wide-range of industries.

“Bill and Russell are excellent additions to our Columbia team and have a strong track record of serving diverse clients in the Midlands region,” said Rick Davis, firm managing shareholder for Elliott Davis. “The expansion of our talent pool through lateral hiring helps to support our continued expansion while upholding our high level of service.”

Due to its continued growth, Elliott Davis recently renewed and expanded its presence at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Columbia. The firm has leased additional space and soon will occupy 25,000 sq. feet of the building.

“We opened this office in 1992 with seven people with the goal of being the largest accounting firm in the city. That objective was met in 2000; and today, we continue to have the largest local bench in this market,” said Columbia Office Managing Shareholder Jason Caskey.

Editor’s Note:  Contact for photos of Bill and Russell Quattlebaum.

About Elliott Davis, LLC

Elliott Davis is one of the largest accounting, tax and consulting services firms in the Southeast and ranks among the top 50 CPA firms in the U.S.  With offices in S.C., N.C., G.A. and V.A., the firm provides clients across a wide range of industries with smart, customized solutions and its people with rewarding opportunities. Founded in 1925, Elliott Davis is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international professional association of independently owned accounting firms based in the U.S. and is strategically aligned with LEA Europe and LEA Asia Pacific, a worldwide network of more than 450 offices in 100 countries around the globe. For more information about Elliott Davis and its services, visit



COLUMBIA, SC (October 22, 2012) Paul Hartley, SIOR, and Macon Lovelace, both members of NAI Avant’s Office Brokerage Team, recently represented Ricoh America’s Corporation in a 6,622 square foot office lease located at 7 Technology Circle in Columbia, SC. Hartley and Lovelace represented the landlord in the transaction.

Ricoh America’s Corporation is a multi-national imaging and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo. Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines and offers software as a service.



About NAI Avant

NAI Avant’s commercial real estate business is one of the largest in the Southeast.  With over 65 professionals, the firm provides comprehensive brokerage, leasing, development, property and project management services.  For nearly three consecutive decades, the group has had more of its brokerage professionals recognized as top producers or recipients of the top awards than any other firm in South Carolina. As a member of the NAI Global Network, NAI Avant is affiliated with over 350 offices and 5,000 professionals in 55 countries across the globe. NAI Global is the largest independent commercial real estate service provider worldwide and a wholly owned subsidiary of C-III Capital Partners. NAI Avant’s Property and Project Management Group currently manages a multi-million square foot portfolio of properties across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Through its Avant Healthcare Division, the firm provides comprehensive services to hospitals, clinics, and physician groups. NAI Avant, founded in 1966, is headquartered in Columbia, SC with an office in Charleston, SC. Find out more about NAI Avant and its services at Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NAI Avant and like us on Facebook.

Contact: Bruce Harper, President and Broker-In-Charge, Columbia Office, 803-744-9805, or


Spirit Communications announces “Spirit MobileVoice”

(Columbia, SC) – Spirit Communications, the leader in the Carolinas innovative business telecommunications services, today announced the launch of Spirit’s highly secure SIP-based softphone solution is specifically designed for the Apple iPad, iPad2, new iPod touch and iPhone.

Spirit MobileVoice allows you to stay connected and manage your calls and availability with voice and video features. An intuitive user interface facilities communication with multitasking functionality that allows MobileVoice to run in the background while accessing other applications during a call.

Benefits include seamless IP Hosted communications with iPad/iPhone users with cost savings on calling and data usage. Features include Full SIP compliance, multiple call support, call display and VM indicator, call recording, contacts, high resolution images and 24-7 Customer Support.

Spirit MobileVoice, The next step in the desktop revolution.

Spirit Communications is the premier provider of telecommunication services in North and South Carolina. It operates its own cutting-edge MPLS network and provides innovative voice, data and Internet solutions to a cross section of businesses, government agencies and healthcare organizations throughout the Southeast.


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Roddy Broadnax
Director of Marketing
803-726-7013 Office
803-609-5361 Wireless
1500 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201


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