Carolina One expands from the tri-county into Myrtle Beach | Business

One of the Charleston region’s largest residential real estate firms is broadening its reach by expanding up the coast into one of the busiest housing markets in South Carolina.

Carolina One announced last week it has opened its newest location in Myrtle Beach.

The Grissom Park office at 950 48th Ave. North near Pine Lakes Country Club also marks the company’s 15th sales and marketing outpost.

Rob Woodul, who’s been with Carolina One since 2009 and is a past president of the South Carolina Association of Realtors, has been named to manage the nine-agent Grand Strand location.

“We looked at the growth going on there…with the Grand Strand being one of the fastest growing areas with their new construction and building out with Conway,” Woodul said.

It’s the agency’s first foray out of the Charleston region.

The plan has been in the works since 2022 — altered a bit by the pandemic—as Carolina One’s new-homes business had already expended to the Grand Strand area to work with builders.

“Early last year we started putting pen to paper and looking at projections,” Woodul said.

Rob Woodul


According to the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, residential sales in the Grand Strand’s Horry County market were up about 2 percent year to date through April to about 3,250 transactions. The median price rose less than 1 percent to $360,000 for the same period.

“We would love to hopefully within maybe two years, a little over two years, have a second office up here toward North Myrtle,” Woodul said.

Carolina One’s bread and butter remains is the Charleston region, though agents traditionally have worked with clients as far away as Orangeburg or Georgetown.

New addition

The Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital expansion in the Carnes Crossroads development in Goose Creek is on track to be finished by 2026. The project, once estimated to cost $193 million, is under construction at 100 Callen Blvd.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare announced the final beam was placed atop the addition on May 17, marking “a significant milestone that shows the community just how the hospital is growing to meet the needs of the surrounding community.”

The expansion will bring about 200,000 square feet of new or renovated space to the existing 160,000-square-foot medical center. Further improvements include doubling the beds to 100, adding more space in the emergency room to reduce waiting times, and expanding the cardiac, orthopaedics and obstetrics departments. Roper opened the hospital in 2019.

Road renamed

A road that runs behind a 240-unit Johns Island multifamily residential development has been renamed in honor of a Charleston native and civil rights activist.

The newly completed artery to Stono Oaks was called Northern Pitchfork Road when it opened to traffic in March, but the city of Charleston decided to rename it after Bernice Robinson in recognition of her local work with Black literacy, voter registration and the Civil Rights Movement.

Stono oaks

The road leading to the Stono Oaks apartment complex (above) on John Island has a new name.

In 1957, Robinson taught basic literacy to help Black residents learn how to pay their taxes so they could pass the South’s voter registration requirement. A member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1947, Robinson was also Septima P. Clark‘s niece.

“Bernice Robinson created a communal sense of belonging by paving the way for future generations across Charleston and beyond,” said John Darby, CEO of The Beach Co., which completed Stono Oaks near Maybank Highway and River Road last year. “Newly named by the city in her honor, this road will serve as a reminder and source of pride for the Johns Island community and for all who travel on it.”

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