A lifetime of memories
That’s what it takes to Build A Shed. Not to mention untold amounts of screws, nails and enthusiasm.
On Friday, April 27, seven teams of students from seven local schools teamed up with construction industry professionals to compete to build an 8′ x 11′ shed in seven hours. The teams all used the same blueprint and were mentored by their contractor partners in safety, quality, planning, scheduling and communication. Each student also ended the day with OSHA 10 certification.
- Berkeley High School
Coached by Samet Corporation and sponsored by Thompson Turner Construction
- Charleston County School of the Arts
Coached by HITT Construction And sponsored by Lowe’s
- Cross High School
Coached by Frampton Construction and Light Gauge Company and sponsored by United Community Bank
- Fort Dorchester High School
Coached by Thompson Turner Construction and Cullum Constructors Inc. and sponsored by Cullum Mechanical
- R.B. Stall High School
Coached by Miller Valentine Group and Yellowstone Landscape and sponsored by Limehouse and Sons
- Timberland High School
Coached by Robins & Morton and Paragon Builders and sponsored by Trident Construction
- Wando High School
Coached by Choate Construction Company and sponsored by Low Country Case and Millwork
Why Build A Shed?
The construction field has many entry points and is a high-demand field in our region. The Chamber partnered with ABC Carolinas for Build A Shed to introduce students to not just a job, but a potential career.
As the judges looked at each shed, they evaluated if the floor framing and decking and the wall framing were completed properly. They also checked to ensure the siding, doors and windows were installed correctly. And on top of all that, judging included safety, cleanliness and proper tool use.
The judges were:
- Darbis Briggman, SC State Inspectors
- Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber
- Frank Frazier, Construction Supervisor, Charleston Habitat for Humanity
- Daniel Green, Building Inspector, City of North Charleston
- Joe Juan, Building Inspector, Town of Mount Pleasant
- Mark Lattanzio, President and CEO of the Charleston Region, SunTrust Bank
- LTC Palazzini, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Thurman Pellum, Building Official, Safebuilt
- Becky Quattlebaum, Building Inspector, Dorchestor County
- Steven Watterson, Education Associate, S.C. Office of Career and Technology Education
- Chris Whittaker, Inspector, Town of Summerville
All of the teams did a tremendous job working together to build a shed in just seven hours. After the judging was finished, three teams were awarded first, second and third prize.
We couldn’t have had Build A Shed without the help of our sponsors. In addition to the team sponsors, we have to thank:
- Baker Roofing, Roof Sponsor
- Muhler, Window Sponsor
- Builders First Source, Door Sponsor
- CF Evans Construction, Materials Sponsor
- Panera Bread, Team Lunch Sponsor
Special thanks also goes out to:
- Carolina Waste
- C.R. Hipp Construction Inc.
- Exchange Park
- Harold Prince Towing and Shed Movers
- Goose Creek Lion’s Club
- Williams Scotsman
The sheds were auctioned off and the proceeds from the auctions will be used to support future talent initiatives, like this one. Congratulations to all of our teams! We couldn’t be prouder of the students and businesses that came together to make Build A Shed possible.