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JOCK MILLER

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For 50 years, Knickers has set the standard for fashion on Hilton Head Island. From its iconic Harbour Town storefront, it has outfitted generations of locals and visitors in an ever-evolving wardrobe of styles. And since 1981, Jock Miller has been at the vanguard of that evolution.

 

KEN FAGUT

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There’s something new and different on Hilton Head Island. A town that already set a standard as a bicycle friendly community is now the launchpad for a brilliant new concept in cycling that’s taking the hospitality world by storm. It’s called Avocado Bikes, and it’s the brainchild of island local Ken Fagut, and his incredible partners.

CHRISTIAN DAVIS

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For State Farm agent Christian Davis, the road to Bluffton and to his own agency began up the road in Greenville, with a solid foundation of hard work and dedication.

KEVIN LAPINSKI & MATT MITCHELL

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You can tell a Built Right Home when you see it. They’re the eye-catching exemplifications of modern Lowcountry luxe that grace magazine pages and Pinterest dream boards the world over. Each one stands apart as a singular work of form and function, but they all share the same foundation of quality. After all, if you’re going to put Built Right on the sign, you’d better put it into everything you do. 

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Since 1994, when John Antunes brought his extensive knowledge and artistry with stone to the Lowcountry, Distinctive Granite & Marble has been the standard bearer for gorgeous countertops and stone accents in luxury homes and commercial projects across the region. But when you’re a company like DGM, one whose reputation has been polished to a brilliant shine over years of service in the Lowcountry, you need more than just one leading man.

James Terry & Joe DiNovo

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For James Terry, the road to Crown & Anchor Barber Co. starts in a garage on Long Island.

“I started cutting my own hair, and that turned into friends and family. I built a barber shop in my parents’ garage,” he said. “I was 18 years old and basically opening a busines. So many random people started showing up at my house, it didn’t look good to the neighbors. So, my parents told me to go get my license and get out of the garage.”

DR. DAVID REID

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Whether in the tranquil surrounds of Hilton Head Island or the rigors of active military service, Dr. David Reid has distinguished himself as one of the foremost plastic surgeons in our region. His experience as a surgeon brought him from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, building on a reputation and depth of knowledge he brings to every patient since moving to Hilton Head Island and opening Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

LARRY MORAN

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Darrin “Larry” Moran took an interesting path to the CBD business. Spending the early part of his career in medical insurance, he was essentially working for the dark side.

BOB ENGLER

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While this feature is focused on the leading men in business, perhaps the biggest lesson Bob Engler has learned over the years is how important it is to become an ensemble player as your business grows.

DRU BROWN

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For 17 years, Dru Brown has built a towering reputation on the island both in his service to the community and to his knowledgeability in the world of vacation rentals.