By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

The hallmark of a good leading man is that he never stops moving forward. As owner of Avocado Bikes, the ingenious e-bike rental service employed by hospitality firms up and down the east coast, Ken Fagut exemplifies that quality. Not only is he a dedicated cyclist, riding his first 100-miler at age 13, he also has kept his Hilton Head Island-based business moving forward despite the odds.


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

It may be Ken Ballard’s name on the door, but don’t try to tell his bulldog, Beignet Bouchee that Kenny B is the leading man at the restaurant. “We picked him up from New Orleans back in 2017,” said Ballard. “People ask me why I love Georgia football so much, it’s because I love the dog.”


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Ritterbeck Photography

While it might be his name at the top of this profile, Bob Engler wants to be very clear on one point: when it comes to his business, Budget Blinds, there is no leading men. It’s a highly organized, tightly orchestrated group effort executed by a staff he trusts.


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

There is no replacement for the comfort and dignity of quality hospice care when a loved one is facing the end. For more than 40 years, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry has been carrying the banner of excellence in Beaufort and Jasper counties. This independent, community-based, non-profit organization has not only given countless families the compassion they need at a time they need it most, they’ve also established themselves as an integral part of our community.


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

Since 1987, StoneWorks has set the standard for dazzling stone countertops, bathrooms, and even outdoor kitchens in the Lowcountry, sourcing only the most stunning raw materials and crafting it with the skilled touch of a true artisan. As the founder of StoneWorks, John Baltzegar, III built his company from the ground up, making sales calls during the day before spending his nights in the shop. These days, there are fewer late nights thanks to a staff of dozens of the Lowcountry’s finest professionals.


By Barry Kaufman | Photos by Ritterbeck Photography

Throughout the modern history of Hilton Head Island, we’ve witnessed plenty of changes. The small, sleepy resort town at the edge of the map has blossomed into a fully-fledged hometown with a thriving sense of community and a booming population.


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Ritterbeck Photography

For the extremely affluent business owner and their family, preserving assets means forming a team of accountants, investment managers and estate planners, all working for the sole benefit of the family’s interests. Under Alliance Global Partners, this same service, once reserved for the global elite, is available to successful entrepreneurs and affluent families.


Story Supplied | Photo by Rob Kaufman at Nunzio Restaurant + Bar

As President of the Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH), John DeCecco dedicates himself to helping support the Hilton Head/Bluffton communities by organizing traditional Italian heritage activities that all locals can enjoy.


By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Ritterbeck Photography

Since first opening its doors in 1965 as Sea Pines Academy, Hilton Head Preparatory School has been on the vanguard of education. Today, Hilton Head Prep begins a new chapter in its decades-long legacy of excellence, welcoming a pair of leading men who are ready to lead the school into the future.


Story by Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

In 2016, “Sure Network Solutions” changed its name to SNS Technologies to better represent its ever-advancing services and business model. Now another advance is seeing former VP of Technology Alex Gonzalez named CEO and Network Engineer of the Bluffton office.