Industrial projects are the engine of our region’s economic growth. Up and down the Lowcountry, South Carolinians at energy and aerospace facilities are powering our homes and businesses and producing next-generation technologies. The sophistication and scale of these industrial facilities and public utilities requires that new construction and renovations are conducted with the utmost attention to technical details, project safety, and environmental impact.

Santee Cooper

In South Carolina, Santee Cooper is a household name. The largest power supplier in the state and the second largest publicly owned electric utility of its kind, Santee Cooper provides electricity to 700,000 homes and more than two dozen large industrial clients, predominantly in the Lowcountry.

Santee Cooper has regularly turned to Hightower for its largest and most complex projects. For example: when we built the turbine and coal silo buildings at the Cross Generating Station in Berkeley County, we were responsible for the construction of the steel frame structures, ground floor and elevated slab concrete, single-ply membrane roof, metal siding, masonry, doors and frames, the lighting and electrical service, ventilation systems, HVAC systems, and floor and roof drain systems. Hightower expertly managed this highly complex, multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary project from beginning to end – all within established cost, schedule, and performance parameters. Importantly, we brought self-performers to the table, ensuring that our employees were doing the work and meeting the exceedingly high safety, ethical, and environmental standards we demand of ourselves.

Today, Santee Cooper’s Cross Generating Station can support massive, sophisticated mechanical equipment with unusually tight tolerances – thanks to the expert work of Hightower Construction






Charleston Marine Containers Facility

Westvaco Corporation Electrical Control Room #17

Robert Bosch Corporation


Santee Cooper Cross Unit No. 3 - Superstructure No. 2

Santee Cooper Cross Unit No. 3 - Powerblock & Miscellaneous

Santee Cooper Cross Unit No. 4 - Powerblock & Miscellaneous

Santee Cooper Cross Unit No. 4 - Turbine Building


Santee Cooper Winyah Units 1 & 2

Goose Creek

Haarmann & Reimer Florasynth Office Maintenance Facility


Blue Circle Cement

Moncks Corner

DuPont-Kevlar Administration Building Interior Up-fit

North Charleston

Boeing Brotje Foundation

Boeing Central Utilities Building

Boeing Flightline Buildings

Boeing Rate Cell No. 2 Foundations

Boeing Welcome Center

Scott's Fertilizer Plant

Shell / Equilon Warehouse

AVEBE Starch Plant


Amoco Chemical Company Cooper River, PTA #2

BP Cooper River Plant