Where does Piece of Work find comfort and joy? How do we hit the reset button and focus on upcoming tasks when life throws a curveball... or two... or three? You will find that both of our answers are eerily similar and are deep rooted in our work ethic.
The background for this blog started with a question on an Instagram story. It asked what your favorite place was, and Les responded the fire station. His explanation: “Some people would say I am just ‘eat up’ with work or
Lamar is known by friends and family as the guy that can fix or build anything and solve any problem. If he couldn’t do it, then he would figure it out at all costs, purely out of self-enjoyment and pride. At times, it seems he has carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Even though the stories could go on forever, here are two small examples of his strength and thought process. The first example, the dryer at our house caught on fire. As it filled the house with sm
It is difficult to define exactly what word or phrase summarizes our work. Often times, the words “reclaimed” and “salvaged” are used, but that doesn’t fully capture what defines Piece of Work. There are many businesses that do great work, but their “reclaimed” and “salvaged” materials originate from distributors or other individuals and have been partially or even fully processed. When you buy “ready to assemble” furnishings from big box stores, that’s exactly what you get:
We continue to be amazed by the camaraderie and extensive network among small businesses in the greater Charleston area. There is a sense that everyone genuinely wants to help one another develop and succeed by providing any and all clients with memorable experiences. These relationships extend beyond just business or social media interaction. It develops personally into emails, texts, and phone calls to celebrate small victories or more importantly, to provide support during
From a distance, every barn we salvage—and the pieces that come from it—looks the same. These run-down structures show the effects of years of neglect and abandonment. The metal roofs are rusted with several pieces flapping in the wind. Under these areas, you can see distinct lines of water damage. The sides show various wear patterns depending on the exposure to the sun and nearby vegetation with a few boards dangling by a single nail. Typically, there is always at least one
Our work with the Dovesville Depot has a special place in our hearts. Just a few minutes down the road from where our founder grew up in Society Hill, SC, the Depot (originally referred to as Dove’s Depot after Daniel Dove) has a rich southern history that now lives on in everything we build from the materials we carefully salvaged. Our story with the Depot began early in 2017. 152 years earlier, the original Depot was burned by a detachment of Gen. Sherman’s Army under the