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SERVPRO 1st Responders Bowl

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a football against a white background. What a game, what an experience!

 

This year the SERVPRO 1st Responders Bowl featured the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers versus Western Michigan Broncos!

In this close match up that took place on December 30th, 2019 the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky narrowly beat the Broncos of Western Michigan by 3 points.

Our General Manager Don Shupe was kind enough to escort the brave winners of our First Responder Contest to the game for an amazing experience for everyone involved.

Our winners included Horry County Police Officers and Surfside Beach Firefighters and their families. There were activities throughout the day as well as mentions at the game itself.

All in all the experience was one for the record books and it was an absolute honor to share this event with those who fight and protect us humbly and without question day in and day out.

Check out our Facebook Page here for more great pictures and videos of the experience!

 

Happy Holidays From Your Friends At SERVPRO

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

A close up picture of blurry sparkly golden lights. Happy Holidays!

 

One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU to our past and present customers and to wish you the very best for the New Year.

Our family wishes you and all those close to you a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with happiness and hope for a world at peace.

The best part of the season is remembering those who make the holidays meaningful. We wish you all the love and happiness this season can bring, and may it follow you throughout the coming new year.

To those we love and see each day and other loved ones far away, to all good friends who mean so much and those with whom we’re out of touch… Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

- Your Team at SERVPRO of Georgetown and Horry Counties

 

Congratulations To These 1st Responders

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

A emergency responders vehicle. SERVPRO 1st Responders Bowl

SERVPRO has sponsored the 1st Responders Bowl for College Football again this year, so we wanted to honor some great people here locally!

Our local SERVPRO franchise has been working hard fielding nominations from locals all over the Grand Strand telling us about heroic 1st responders in our area and the amazing feats of selflessness they perform on a daily basis in order to win a FREE trip to the 1st Responders Bowl game in Dallas, TX.

We would like to thank all the first responders that were nominated for their services in our counties and communities.

Be sure to follow up with all your responders and thank them for their commitment to making our communities a safer place.

Nominees:

Chad Dubarr - Surfside Beach Fire Department
Bill Hyatt - Surfside Beach Fire Department
Westley Foushee - NWB Police Department
James Vreeland - NWB Fire Department
Ben Lawson - Horry County Rescue
Kent Wright - Loris FD
Captain Kenneth Harlow - Myrtle Beach Police Department
Michael Mabe - Horry County Fire Rescue
Jonathan Fairfield - Pawleys Island Police Department
Roberto Zaldivar - Myrtle Beach Fire Department

We will be sending the following 1st responders to the game from our amazing group of local emergency responders:

Horry County Police Officers: Matthew Treitler and Christian Fletcher

Surfside Beach Fire Department: Michael Miller

Thank you to all who serve and protect us on a daily basis and we have the utmost respect for each and every one of you!

Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

This is a cooked turkey fully dressed on a platter ready to be served. It is turkey season, let's stay safe!

Turkey frying has become more and more popular over the years, especially here on the Grand Strand where temperatures stay warmer longer and provide a great opportunity to cook outside!

With this new trend, emergency calls for fires, burns, and accidents from frying turkeys has drastically increased as well. We try to educate the public on turkey safety whenever possible.

Here are a few TURKEY FRYING SAFETY TIPS to help you and your family stay safe this year during Thanksgiving, or whenever you fry a turkey:

  • Never leave the turkey fryer unattended while it is hot. This is the quickest way to come back to a fire that has spread out of control.
  • Keep children and pets away from the turkey fryer at all times. This may seem like a no brainer but you would be surprised how many times a child or pet playing near a hot fryer has caused an unfortunate accident!
  • Defrost your turkey COMPLETELY – and dry it BEFORE immersing it in hot oil. Those little ice crystals can cause a very big disruption to your dinner timetable!
  • Keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher within arms reach of your work area at all times. Grease fires are much harder to put out than other fires, practice the use of the fire extinguisher as well.
  • Do not overfill the oil in the turkey fryer. Do a dry practice run and fill the fryer with water and place the turkey inside and make a mark to act as a guide for when you pour in the oil.

As always, should you find yourself on the receiving end of a turkey fryer fire damage, call SERVPRO when the smoke clears. We can help!

843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Nomination Form

10/19/2019 (Permalink)

This is a close up of an american football modified to look like the lights on top of a police car. Nominate a fellow 1st responder who has gone above and beyond!

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl Nomination Form


Who do you know that is exceptional at their job as a first responder? Who deserves to be honored by their peers and a grateful nation on a national stage? Who leads by example, shares their passion for serving and is an inspiration to others around them?

Tell us their story.

Tell us why they are the one who needs to go to Dallas to represent you and other first responders from this area.

The nomination due date is November 15th!!!

Please email your nomination to Dshupe@SERVPROofhorrycounty.com or deliver to our office at 418 Bradley Circle, Myrtle Beach.


We will be contacting you and the nominees to let them know they have been nominated, to interview them further, and to confirm their availability and desire to attend the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl.

To download the nomination form CLICK HERE!

  

Summer Safety Tips To Be Aware Of Here At The Beach

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

The beach can be fun AND dangerous, be responsible and stay safe!

Everyone loves going to the beach during the summer, the water is warm the weather is amazing the sun feels great ... but danger could be just a few steps away!

We here at SERVPRO of Georgetown, East and West Horry Counties know all about Summer Beach Fun, we live here! So we decided to help out the tourist and new locals with a few great summer beach tips to be aware of this year!

We first wrote about summer safety about four years ago but did not really mention the beach so here are a few tips to keep you safe while you are out on the sand having fun:

  • Look for and understand the warning flags.
  • Check the weather forecast, (it rains every day here during the summer)
  • Learn or know how to swim in an ocean.
  • Learn about rip currents.
  • Pick a spot close to a lifeguard tower.
  • Use sunscreen!

These are just a few safety tips you should learn and be aware of down here at the beach. Be smart and you will enjoy your visit to the beach much more!

Earth Day Activities That Can Help Our Planet

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

Treat everyday like its Earth Day!

Earth Day Activities That Can Help Our Planet!

To help celebrate Earth Day which is on Saturday, April 22 this year, we are giving you some Earth Day activities that can help you make a positive impact in your community and our planet.

All across the world, people are giving back and doing their part to help the planet. Whether you’re looking for Earth Day activities for work or just some easy Earth Day activities for people who care about the planet, these activity ideas will inspire you to do your part to give back to the planet.

  1. Think about your personal impact on the planet. List your energy use and come up with ways you can reduce it.
  2. Volunteer with an organization that is doing something. Giving your most precious resource (TIME) to help an organization treat the planet better is a great way to help on EARTH DAY.
  3. Plant something. Whether its a tree, a bush, or even a full out garden, get those hands dirty!
  4. Recycle your items. This along with everything else in this article can and should be done every day.

The planet is in dire need of like-minded people who want to put it first for a  change. This is just a small list of what you can do to help, but you have to start somewhere!

Hurricane Evacuation Zone Information Horry County

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Know Your Zone!

Know Your Zone!

For emergency situations where evacuations are necessary especially during hurricanes, it is important to know your zone.

Here is a list to reference so you can make the best possible decision.

ZONE A:

About Zone A
Evacuation areas for ZONE A include:

All areas east of U.S. Business 17 up to the intersection with US 17
All areas east of U.S. 17 to the northern county line
Also includes all flood-prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.

ZONE B:

About Zone B
Evacuation areas for ZONE B include:

Areas South of Highway 707 and Longwood Drive
All areas in Longwood Plantation to the Waccamaw River
All areas east of US 17 Bypass to US 17
All areas east of US 17 to the northern county line
Also includes all flood-prone areas along the Waccamaw River and the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.

ZONE C:

About Zone C
Evacuation areas for ZONE C include:

Areas between Hwy 701 and Hwy 544
South of Brown's Chapel Avenue and Hwy 814
All areas east of Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) to Hwy 90
All areas east of Highway 90 to US 17 to the northern county line
Also includes all flood-prone areas along Waccamaw River and Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers, as well as all mobile home residents within Horry County.

For more information visit: https://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/Emergency-Management/Hurricanes/Know-Your-Zone

Providing Fire Damage Repair For Our Chili Cook-off

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO doing damage control with these chili's!

It is a good thing that SERVPRO knows how to handle fire damage repair.

That is because some of the chili's that were entered into this year's 1st Annual Chili Cook-off were blazing hot!

On January 19th our two franchises SERVPRO of East Horry County and SERVPRO of West Horry and Georgetown Counties decided to have a little interoffice contest to see who's culinary skills would reign supreme!

There were 4 different entries this year with our General Manager Don Shupe ultimately taking home first prize with his award-winning recipe. We think it is safe to say that the real winners in this event were everyone that had gotten the chance to sample these amazing chili's!

If you or someone you know needs fire damage repair due to hot chili or any other fire-related damage call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278

It Is Never Too Early For Christmas

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Go support your local charities!

Every year SERVPRO donates a wreath to the local Dickens Christmas Show which gets auctioned off and the proceeds benefit an awesome charity.

This year was no exception. 

Pictured here are our Owners William & Lutricia Roehl as well as our Sales Manager David Gilbert.

Here is an excerpt from the Dickens Christmas Show website that will give you a bit more info in the event you would like to support them as well!

"In a faraway land... known as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a unique art, craft and gift show was created. Its inspiration was taken from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals has become the premier holiday event, attracting some 15,000 plus attendees from all over the southeast to the seaside resort town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Held during the tourist “off-season”, this show generates business for all areas of the local hospitality industry including, but not limited to... restaurants, hotels, amusements, theaters, shops and much, much more. Leisure Time Unlimited is a 40-year-old company that is the Owner-Operator of the Dickens Christmas Show & Festival."

SERVPRO Supports The Georgetown Community

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Supports The Community!

Georgetown South Carolina is home to one of the most awesome wooden boat shows on the planet!

SERVPRO supports its community and this year was no different!

Crowds gather from all over Horry and Georgetown Counties to see amazing displays of marine creativity. Below is an excerpt from the Wooden Boat show website explaining the event in detail.

Wooden Boat Exhibit:
Over 140 classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water and on Front Street. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers, and owners. Maritime art, crafts, models and educational exhibits will also be on display.

If you have any fire, mold and or water damage, call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278

SERVPRO of Horry County Bowling Fun

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Going on a different kind of strike at SERVPRO!

Teamwork is essential when you work as close as the employees here at SERVPRO do.

Bowling provides an amusing atmosphere in which members of your company can relax, have fun and get to know their fellow workers on a little more personal level. It provides an opportunity to discuss likes and dislikes, learn about each others families an home life as well as just unwind from the days activities.

Our franchise went bowling on Friday to have fun and reconnect the team. Every once in a while it is good to reset the company culture clock and have a good time without all the stress of having to remember you are doing a job.

Bowling was a great morale booster and was just what SERVPRO needed to start fresh and regain that team can do attitude once again.

If you need any help with fire, water or mold restoration please call the experts at SERVPRO 843-236-6278!

Our Owner Is The New President!

7/23/2017 (Permalink)

The swearing in has commenced!

That's right our owner William Roehl who runs both SERVPRO of East Horry County, and SERVPRO of West Horry & Georgetown Counties has become the new President of the Surfside Beach Rotary Club!

This year Mr Bill will be taking on the lead role for the famous organization and handling everything from Turkey Trots to Spaghetti Dinners.

Club membership is always an important topic and they are always looking for interested people who would like to serve their community. 

"From Their Website"

Our club meets every Wednesday, with networking starting at 11:30 and the meeting starting at 12:00 noon-1pm, at the Prestwick Country Club (293-4100) just off 544 at 1001 Links Road in Myrtle Beach. We presently have 52 members of which 37 are Paul Harris Fellows and 52 are Paul Harris Sustaining members. Visitors welcome!

If interested please checkout the next meeting!

Myrtle Beach Restoration Company Owner Gets Recognized

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Be nice, even when no one is looking.

It is important to continually give back when you are in a place to do so.

SERVPRO of East Horry County Owner Bill Roehl likes to stay under the radar, he likes to watch as his business and his team help those in need at some of the most disastrous times of their lives. 

Mr Bill also likes to help in the community when it has absolutely nothing to do with earning him money or giving his business any publicity, just the satisfaction of giving back to those in his community. He has pioneered such programs as FREE Entertainment in local schools with the SERVPRO Juggling Show, and the Community Outreach Program Creating Hope

So it is no surprise that a local paper spotted him paying for a group of veterans lunch at a local restaurant here on the Grand Strand and had to dig deep just to find out who he was.

We appreciate everything you do Mr Bill in making this community a better place to live and we are so proud to be working under your leadership!

Emergency Services Myrtle Beach

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after you call 911.

You know to call 911 when there is an emergency in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.


Who do you call for emergency service in Myrtle Beach South Carolina after the smoke clears and the dust settles? After the water recedes and flooding stops?


SERVPRO has been providing 24/7/365 on call emergency service cleanup in the Grand Strand / Myrtle Beach area for decades now. We have been there through floods, fires, hurricanes and ice storms. Many times our on call technicians are the first to go in after the emergency is deemed safe and the last to come out when the job is complete.


If you have been a victim of an unfortunate disaster and you need fast reliable restoration help, call the company that has roots in your community. That company is SERVPRO.


We are here to help 843-236-6278

Emergency Services Horry County

4/8/2017 (Permalink)

When the dust settles, SERVPRO starts!

You know to call 911 when there is an emergency but who do you call after the emergency is over?


Who do you call for emergency service after the smoke clears and the dust settles? After the water recedes and flooding stops?


SERVPRO has been providing 24/7/365 on call emergency service cleanup in the Horry County area for decades now. We have been there through floods, fires, hurricanes and ice storms. Many times our on call technicians are the first to go in after the emergency is deemed safe and the last to come out when the job is complete.


If you have been a victim of an unfortunate disaster and you need fast reliable restoration help, call the company that has roots in your community. That company is SERVPRO.


We are here to help 843-236-6278

Emergency Service Conway

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

We have been with you through it all.

You know to call 911 when there is an emergency in Conway South Carolina.

Who do you call for emergency service in Conway South Carolina after the smoke clears and the dust settles? 

SERVPRO has been providing 24/7/365 on call emergency service cleanup in the Conway area for decades now. We have been there through floods, fires, hurricanes and ice storms. Many times our on call technicians are the first to go in after the emergency is deemed safe and the last to come out when the job is complete.

If you have been a victim of an unfortunate disaster and you need fast reliable restoration help, call the company that has roots in your community. That company is SERVPRO.

We are here to help 843-236-6278

North Myrtle Beach St Patty's Day Parade

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

The green machine brings you luck when it shows up to fix your damage!

Luckily for you SERVPRO wears green everyday!


Its that time of year again for the annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. There where so many amazing vendors and businesses that participated this year.


We are always a crowd favorite because of our green machine vans and trucks. This year our project manger Alex and mitigation specialist Dane took to the parade to toss out some shamrock beads and wave to fine folks in North Myrtle Beach.


Here is a fun video that we made of our participation in this years St. Patty's Day Parade. It was a bit chilly but the sun was out and everyone had a great time.


We hope to see everyone next year and do it all over again!

March Madness Winners

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Winner Alert!

March Madness Winner Alert!

Every year we give all those on our email list a chance to win some cash. The people who guess the best will be rewarded.

Thanks To All Who Played!

We had a great turn out for our annual SERVPRO March Madness Bracket Challenge. We want to thank all of you who played and who would have thought that Villanova had it in them!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our winners: 1st Place $100 Winner - Hunter Stokes from State Farm, 2nd Place $75 Winner Chad Bone from Align Chiropractor and Massage, and 3rd Place $25 Winner Jeff Brice from Tilghman Insurance.

Give yourself a chance to be on list so you too can earn big bucks by beating the masses. Sign up for our monthly newsletter by clicking this link: SIGN ME UP PLEASE!

And you will stay in the know for all things SERVPRO!

SERVPRO Halftime Show

3/3/2016 (Permalink)

Call now if your school or organization needs quality entertainment.

We have developed an awesome FREE entertainment program for local Horry and Georgtown County schools!

The marketing department here at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown Co. has partnered with the Fire Dept and local schools to provide an amazing educational and entertaining experience for children at school.

Here is one of our many interactive options schools all across the Grand Strand get to choose from. We call it the SERVPRO Halftime Show.

It entails a variety of different basketball tricks and finishes strong with some fantastic audience participation, leaving the child with a memory that will last a lifetime.

We have other versions and options available to choose from, CLICK HERE for a better idea of what we have to offer. 

Here is the link to our fun SERVPRO Halftime Show video: PLAY VIDEO

Mardi Gras Madness

2/10/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cares about our community!

Mardi Gras Parade at Barefoot Landing

Here at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown Co. we love participating in local community events, especially when they are for a good cause. So when the fine folks over at Dicks Last Resort asked us to drive in their Mardi Gras Parade to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank it was a no brainer for us.

We joined forces with some amazing local Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach businesses to help restock the reserves for the food bank so the people of Horry county do not go hungry this winter.

We had a blast participating in the parade at Barefoot Landing and will definitely be back every year that they continue to have the event!

Do not forget if you have a mold, fire or water damage call SERVPRO today!

843-236-6278

Merry Christmas to Our Family and Friends

12/16/2015 (Permalink)

Have a safe holiday season.

Hello friends, it is that time of the year again. A time to step back and look at another year that has gone by way to quickly! All the times that tested you and challenged you. All the times that made you proud of yourself, your team, and your company. All of those times that define who you are as an individual, family and team member.  We here at SERVPRO certainly had those moments, whether it was the freezing winter nights that caused damage or the horrible floods that came upon us way too fast we definitely were tested.

In the coming year there are so many opportunities to look forward to, and if this past year was any indication, there will be a handful of challenges as well. We know that that each of us will be working hard to meet those challenges and setting new goals for the future.

At this time of Christmas let us all be thankful for what Christmas means to each of us. For us it means the life of Christ and the gifts of salvation, eternal life and grace.

So from my family to yours have a safe holiday season and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!

--

Bill and Lou Ann Roehl

SERVPRO