Member News | April 17

Columbia Metropolitan Airport Issues Multiple Construction RFPs

columbiametroairport_logoThe Columbia Metropolitan Airport is currently advertising for the following projects: Air Cargo Roof Repair and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station.  Full qualifications are available on our website at:

Both projects have MANDATORY pre-bid meetings which will allow bidders to meet potential primes and subcontractors.  The Air Cargo Roof Repair Mandatory meeting is Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00 am and the ARFF Station Mandatory meeting is Tuesday, April 22 at 2:00 pm.

Additional questions can be emailed to

Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is the premier air travel provider for South Carolina’s Midlands region. The airport offers more than 40 daily non-stop flights to 11 destinations nationwide. CAE is a self-sufficient entity and does not receive any state or local tax dollars. Visit our website at or on Facebook.


The Long Run 2014 Raises $20,000 for Souper Bowl of Caring

MGC Long Run 2014 Check PresentationMcAngus Goudelock & Courie, a regional insurance defense firm, is pleased to announce that the inaugural Long Run 15k and Not-So-Long Run 5k raised $20,000 for Souper Bowl of Caring.

“The generous gift generated from The Long Run 15k and The Not-So-Long-Run 5k is well-timed and much-needed,” said Brad Smith, Souper Bowl of Caring Founder and Board Chair. “We’re deeply grateful for this significant support which will mobilize thousands of young people in congregations and schools in every MGC community to raise funds that will go one-hundred percent to agencies that help needy people.

Held on Sat., Feb. 1, The Long Run 15k was presented by MGC and The Not-So-Long Run 5k was presented by Midlands Orthopaedics, P.A. Over 500 runners and walkers and 250 volunteers came out to support Souper Bowl of Caring.

“MGC had a vision for an event that combined our wellness and charitable giving programs, as well as supporting the Midlands community,” said Jay Courie, MGC Managing Member. “The Long Run did just that. This race brought together runners, walkers and volunteers who had the drive to reach a goal while helping Souper Bowl of Caring.”

The 2015 races are scheduled for Sat., Feb. 7. More information will be available soon at

McAngus Goudelock and Courie is a metrics-driven law firm built specifically to meet the needs of insurance companies and their customers. From ten regional offices, we serve clients across the Southeast. For more information, please visit


Mashburn Construction Welcomes New Employees

Mashburn Construction is pleased to welcome new employees to the company:

Stephanie ForsytheStephanie Forsythe comes to the company’s Charleston office as a Project Administrator. She recently relocated from Philadelphia, PA, where she worked at a structural and restoration engineering firm. Stephanie received her B.S. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and has a background in providing administrative support to engineering, human resources, and marketing professionals.

Rick SchroderRick Schroder, Business Development, joins Mashburn’s Greenville office. A graduate of Auburn University, Rick has an industrial and systems engineering background and brings a wide variety of experience in project management, design and development to Mashburn.

Daniel Skinner, PE, joins Mashburn’s Columbia officeas Director of Safety, Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to his position at Mashburn, Daniel served as an engineer with the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) under the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulations. Before employment at the OSFM, Daniel Skinner served as the Director of the Division of Health Facilities Construction & Fire and Life Safety for DHEC Health Regulations.

Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design-build, general contracting and preconstruction services. For nearly four decades, the company has exemplified Building with Integrity by providing superior service and quality to clients across many markets.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mashburn also has offices in Charleston and Greenville, SC. For more information, please visit


NAI Avant Arranges Investment Sale of Long Point Commerce Center, Mount Pleasant, SC

LongakerNAI Avant Senior Investment Broker, Dail Longaker, recently represented an investor in the $2,475,000 acquisition of the Long Point Commerce Center located at 547 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, SC. The ±66,000 square foot flex building was constructed in 2006 and is situated next to the Wando Welch Terminal. Derek Mathis, Senior Broker with NAI Avant’s Charleston brokerage team, will handle the leasing of the property for the new owner.

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 and like us on Facebook.


Shonda N. Davis Joins Palmetto Health Foundation

Shonda_DavisPalmetto Health Foundation is pleased to announce Shonda N. Davis has been named administrative/volunteer assistant on the Public Relations team at Palmetto Health Foundation.

Davis was most recently vice president/marketing and communications chair for DACS, Incorporated, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2012. DACS, Incorporated empowers women to be determined to achieve and challenged to serve their communities as volunteers. She also previously worked as an accident claims examiner at Aflac Group Insurance.

In her role at Palmetto Health Foundation, Davis works with the Public Relations team on administrative needs and assists with fundraising events and volunteer management.

Palmetto Health Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, engages community partners to enhance health care for patients and families served by Palmetto Health. For more information, visit or call 803-434-7275.



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