New FREE Resource from Ocean Breeze to Help You Prep for Hurricanes and Other Disasters! 

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New FREE Resource from Ocean Breeze to Help You Prep for Hurricanes and Other Disasters! 

This is Dave Jr.

A lot of you know me from estimates or the office at Ocean Breeze. Those of you that don’t for sure know my dad Dave Sr. He’s the big boss.

If you’re not sure which Dave is which, I’m the one with no hair. Aside from my work here at the family business, most of you don’t know that most of my career has been spent in disaster medicine, the bulk of it working for the Dept of Homeland Security.

I wanted to send this email today to tell you about a new FREE resource I’m launching based on all my years spent helping others.

I’m launching something called Prepared(*). It’s going to be a free newsletter that offers tips, checklists, and other resources to help you prepare for everything that gets thrown at us here at the beach or wherever you spend the time when you’re not here.

  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Floods
  • House Fires
  • Wildfires
  • And More!

All you have to do is sing up right HERE to get the newsletter started. It only comes once a week, so I promise it won’t crowd up your inbox.

Dave Jr.

PS- If you have any ideas for things you’d like to know more about, be sure to message me here or over at Prepared(*).

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Changes in Horry County Permit Fees

Urgent Notice- The Horry County Building Department handed this to us the other day while we were picking up new permits. I wanted to let everyone know about it because it will affect any projects you might have planned for the future.

For a lot of projects, especially small non-structural remodeling projects like what we do, permits really aren’t necessary. It’s simply a way for the County to make more money without raising taxes. It’s also a great way to increase their budget and justify hiring more people by increasing their own workload artificially.

It’s not cool, but it’s something we’ve gotten used to.

The other downside of this new change is that it will delay simple permits from a day in some cases to weeks depending on how busy the County is.

If you have an ongoing or upcoming project with us, don’t worry, I’m not going to come back and ask for more money based on this. We’ll eat the extra costs on any permits for you based on this.

For any of you that might be planning upcoming projects with us that aren’t contracted yet, I’m going to stick to our old permit pricing for now and not raise it at all unless they do something else to add more costs in.

If you have any questions about this or anything else, you can e-mail me here, call the office at 843-238-4798, or drop by the showroom.


Dave Jr.

You can find us at…
Showroom located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC


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Is It Better to Remodel or Replace?

At some point we all have to make that dreaded choice of fixing or replacing.

Computer printer…Just replace it. They’re all made disposable these days.

Car…It just depends on the cost of the repairs and if you want to go deeper into debt on a new one.

Your house…This one just depends. It depends on so many things, like…

  • How long do you plan to live there?
  • Can you afford the remodel?
  • Do you hate your neighbors and want to leave your neighborhood as soon as possible?
  • Will it enhance your enjoyment of your house?

I go through this decision tree with just about all of my clients. Unfortunately, I can’t make this decision for you, although I’d love to say, “Yes. Absolutely. You need the remodel that I’m offering.”

Here’s what I’ll do instead. I’ll tell you a story about one of my clients.

These wonderful folks have a beach vacation home in one of the resorts here in Myrtle Beach. The home roof is nearing the end of its life and past repairs from other contractors are about to give out. They wanted me to come out and check on re-roofing their entire home and getting it ready for the next hurricane season. The roof is already leaking so the effects of another hurricane could be disastrous.

After getting the estimate they decided the price was in their budget and worth doing for the value and longevity of their home. They’re in a key spot right on the main road, near the store, and also with a great people-watching view.

Here are a couple of BEFORE photos…

Here are the AFTER photos. Since this was a camper only a few hundred yards from the beach, we recovered the entire roof with EPDM rubber for a lower wind profile and sealed it up tight.

Just remember when you think about repairing, remodeling, or moving, that you do need to think about things logically but don’t forget the emotional component as well. Some of our clients value things like privacy or an open view to watch the neighbors as much as cost.

Thanks for checking in…

David Powers

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Hurricane Repair at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Facility

Even months after Hurricane Matthew swept through the area we’re still doing repairs to area homes and businesses.

The hurricane tore off almost 200′ of walkway covering at the Blue Cross-Blue Shield facility in Surfside Beach. We were more than happy to help out by not only making the repairs but also beefing up the structure to make it stronger. When it was originally built, the wind codes were not as stringent as they are now.


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