Anniversary Story

20 Years in Charleston

Laying a Foundation in the Lowcountry

Modern etiquette indicates that the contemporary twentieth anniversary gift is platinum. If you go the traditional route, you’re looking at china. Unfortunately neither of those options seems appropriate to celebrate the relationship we’ve built with Charleston over the last two decades. Perhaps the best gift to mark this occasion is the promise of continued presence and service to our Clients in the Holy City.

Our roots in Charleston were planted back in 1997 during our work at the Naval Weapons Station. One contract led to more projects in the defense industry, providing a steady stream of work. We’ve grown our services in Charleston considerably over the years, tackling hospitality, education, corporate offices, and industrial projects. To accommodate this Client-drive growth, our team has expanded, too.

HITT’s first large project was a $20 million contract to build the Addlestone Library at The College of Charleston.  In the early 2000s, notable projects also included the Fort Sumter Tour Boat Facility and Aviation Business Park. 

In the mid-2000s, our reputation and relationships in the defense and manufacturing sector led us to opportunities with several recognizable Clients including both Daimler and General Dynamics (formerly Force Protection).

By 2010, we had completed work on military bases throughout the region, constructing and renovating facilities to include dormitories, squadron operations centers, and aircraft maintenance facilities. In 2012 we were selected to build the Charleston International Airport’s Terminal Redevelopment project, a joint venture with Austin Commercial.

Just as Charleston has grown from a sleepy Southern gem of a town to a world-class destination, HITT, too, has grown.

“Opening a new office in an unfamiliar city wasn’t easy,” said Senior Vice President Carson Knizevski. “We worked hard to gain the trust of our Clients, partners, and subcontractors here. This city is home for us; we’re not going anywhere.”