Collins Group Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International. 

Collins Group Realty is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked No. 2 for South Carolina.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranks more than 14,500 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2019. All production numbers are independently verified by a third party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.


Charles M. Stone of the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation has been promoted to senior project manager.  Following graduation from the University of South Carolina in 2018, Stone joined the BCEDC, working with executive director John A. O’Toole. Stone has managed more than 100 prospects and 30 projects.

In the past two years, the BCEDC has seen more than $100 million in projects announced in the county, which will create 546 new jobs at an average annual compensation of $48,000, and helped to maintain 174 existing jobs. 

Stone is working on his professional accreditation through the International Economic Development Council.

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Brandon Clifford has been hired as the new athletic director and head boys basketball coach of Cross Schools in Bluffton.

Clifford comes to the post from Freedom Christian in Fayetteville, N.C., where he served in the same role. A native of Greensboro, N.C., he is a 2000 graduate of Page High School.

He played basketball at the college level for both UNC-Wilmington and Bellarmine University. Clifford graduated from Bellarmine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky in 2014.

Clifford received his first head coaching job at the age of 27, becoming the head boys basketball coach at High Point Christian Academy in North Carolina. His 2015-2016 squad, led by current NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, reached a national ranking of No. 8 in the USA TODAY Top 25 poll.

After the 2016 season, Clifford left to take a position in player development with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks for one season.

He then moved back to high school ranks, becoming the head basketball coach and dean of students at Grace Christian in Knoxville, Tenn., where his team won the 2018 State Championship.

Clifford comes to Cross Schools to take over an athletic program that will expand to the high school level for the first time with the addition of an inaugural freshman class this year.

Clifford will also work in the school’s Physical Education department.

Spectrum Paint has acquired the assets of The Finishes, 4454 Bluffton Park Crescent. Travis Detter is president of the company.

In the upcoming weeks, Spectrum will be adding their private label professional line, as well as other sundries and specialty items. This will be in addition to the Benjamin Moore and PPG products currently stocked.

Spectrum is the largest independent paint dealer in the nation with now 11 stores in South Carolina and 81 stores in eight states. Detter’s goal is to have two more stores in the area by spring 2021.

Established in 1986, Spectrum Paint has been has been a leading supplier of architectural, commercial and industrial coatings.

Jaroslava Epps recently joined Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA, LLC as a staff accountant, providing outsourced accounting and tax preparation for small businesses and individuals.

Before joining the firm, Epps spent six years in public accounting, concentrating on helping small businesses to reach their goals. She understands the many aspects of the business, as she was a small business owner too.

Epps has a degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Georgia Southern University. Currently, she is working towards obtaining her CPA license and is a certified QuickBooks Online Proadvisor.

Epps is active in the community as a volunteer for local non-profit organizations. She also served as a treasurer for the Old Town Bluffton Merchant Society for several years.

Purifly Disinfection Services has opened in Bluffton to serve the Lowcountry area. Danielle Lucas is the owner.

Purifly’s state-of-the-art electrostatic spraying and HVAC purification systems offers  comprehensive way to eliminate COVID-19, viruses, bacteria, mold allergens from both surfaces and the air from brick-and-mortar spaces.

Purifly provides disinfection to many different types of spaces, including schools, childcare centers, restaurants, real estate property, retail, aircraft fleets, medical facilities, and more.

Their chemical is a no-rinse, no-wipe, no-residue solution which eliminates 99.99% of COVID-19, other viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens on all surface. Hospital-grade, EPA registered and approved under LIST N: Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens and Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS/CoV-2, otherwise known as the EPA “HOT LIST.” It’snon-toxic, safe for animals, pets, fabrics, electronics, and is NSF (National Safety for Food Services) approved and can be applied directly on food surfaces.

Purifly offers emergency services as well as routine treatments to help keep workspaces and living spaces safe.

Purifly Disinfection Services is locally owned and operated. Its sister company in Boston has been in business for more than 10 years, clients including the Boston Celtics, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Boston Scientific.

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Adam Kushner has been named general manager and chief operating officer at Berkeley Hall Club. The private golf community includes two signature core golf courses designed by renowned golf architect Tom Fazio.

Kushner has served as the interim general manager and COO since April. He joined Berkeley Hall Club in November 2015 as Director of Golf and has been instrumental in leading the community’s golf relations both on the local and national landscape.

A Class A member of the PGA, Kushner began his career at Oakmont Country Club, prior to serving as head golf professional at The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst. He brings experience in many areas of club operations, coupled with expertise in golf management.

Kushner has successfully partnered with the USGA to bring the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship to Berkeley Hall Club in September of 2021. He also was integrally involved in the Players Amateur, previously held at Berkeley Hall, and widely recognized as one of the premier amateur events worldwide.