If you own or manage a commercial building, you know your roof does a whole lot more than provide protection from rain, sleet, and snow. When it's properly maintained and functional, your roof is an asset to your business. Like the quality of your services, a great-looking roof signals to customers that you're serious about what you do. However, when your commercial roof is in disrepair, it is more than just an eye sore. It becomes a liability that can disrupt your day-to-day business and affect your bottom line.
At Hixon's Roofing & Construction, we know how important it is to have a functional, fantastic-looking roof protecting your customers and your products. That's why, when you need commercial roof repair in Isle of Palms, SC, you're only a call away from the highest quality roofing services in the Lowcountry.
Because we've been serving South Carolina business owners since 1984, we'd like to think we know a thing or two about top-notch commercial roof repair and replacement. Unlike some of our competitors, our primary goal is to exceed our customers' expectations through top-notch customer service, innovative roof repair and replacement strategies, and cutting-edge tools.
As a family-owned company, we believe that fair pricing and honesty goes a long way. We're proud to be a business that you can trust with your commercial roofing structure, and it shows. It doesn't matter if you have a small storefront with a leaky roof or a multi-family facility that needs extensive maintenance. No job is too small or big for our team of professionals!
When you choose Hixon's Roofing, you get more than mediocre commercial roofing services. You get the very best our industry has to offer. When you choose Hixon's for your commercial roof repair or replacement, you also receive:
Locally Owned & Operated Business with Your Best Interests at Heart
Commercial and residential roofing are similar in that they both require seasoned professionals to perform quality work. However, unlike the more straightforward approach of residential roofing, commercial roofing projects can be lengthy and complex. In our experience, there are dozens of factors that must be considered when completing a commercial roof project.
In South Carolina, commercial roof repair must account for rooftop HVAC systems, external utilities, external piping, the type of commercial roof, and much more. Because commercial roofing structures vary in design and complexity, even common tasks like leak repairs become more difficult. Whether you need a commercial roof inspection or a total roof replacement, your contractors must be highly trained and follow best practices specific to commercial roofing, not just residential. At Hixon's, our commercial roofing contractors have years of experience and training for commercial property needs.
Like the residential side of our business, we have completed hundreds of commercial roofing contracts in South Carolina. We know exactly what it takes to inspect, repair, or replace your commercial roofing structure. When business owners in South Carolina need roof repairs, they come to Hixon's Roofing because they know we will get the job done right the first time. They know our commercial roof technicians are friendly, dependable, hold the highest qualifications in the industry. That way, they can accomplish any commercial roofing project, no matter how small or big. We're talking roof repairs for small offices to roof replacements on large commercial campuses.
Don't settle for average roofing contractors if you're starting a commercial roofing project. Commercial roofing services are an investment, and you need to get your money's worth. Hixon's Roofing & Construction is here to earn your trust by exceeding your expectations with any commercial roofing job you have.
A safe and well-maintained roof is a vital component of any building's structural integrity, and that's why the importance of commercial roof repair is so high. A well-built roof protects the building's interior from severe weather and even helps with fire prevention. A variety of problems can plague your roof's health such as standing water, blisters, and gaps in flashing. It's imperative to keep up with minor repairs now so that massive problems don't cause financial issues later.
A few benefits of hiring Hixon's for your commercial roof repair include:
This benefit sounds like a no-brainer, but it deserves to be highlighted because of how important it is. Your safety and your customers' safety are crucial when you own a commercial property.
Hiring trained, licensed commercial roofing experts keeps you safe by:
Having a functional, well-maintained roof that works properly, 24/7. When your commercial roof is in good shape and working correctly, you and your customers are much safer.
Commercial roof repair is a dangerous job for a novice. A quick search online will bring up dozens of cases in South Carolina where DIYers have injured themselves trying to repair their commercial property.
Here at Hixon's commercial roof repair, we often speak to entrepreneurs who list their budget as the biggest reason why roof repair is low on their "to-do" list. That stance is understandable, but we believe quality commercial roofing maintenance actually boosts your bottom line over time. The truth is regular roof inspections uncover minor repair issues before they turn into budget busters.
Hiring Hixon's for your commercial roof repair is usually more affordable than dealing with a huge issue down the road. Plus, commercial roof maintenance extends the life of your roof, which can help you avoid replacing your roof much longer than you would without proper maintenance.
Many commercial property owners are concerned about liability, and rightfully so. A roof that has not been maintained for long periods of time can cause physical harm. You may be financially responsible if someone is hurt because your roof is in disrepair.
Hiring a qualified team of commercial roofers in South Carolina lets you get a detailed assessment of your roof's condition. That way, you can take the necessary steps to protect your customers, your building, and ultimately, your business.
Unsurprisingly, most commercial roof warranties require that owners prove that their roof has had regular maintenance prior to paying repairs. Commercial roof repair in South Carolina can be costly, and it's frustrating to fork out money for repairs that should be covered under your warranty.
Fortunately, you can avoid fiascos like these by maintaining a regular roof inspection schedule from Hixon's Roofing. That way, you will have the proof needed to provide to your insurance agency if you must file a claim.
A functional, well-maintained roof is a crucial component of any commercial building's structural integrity. When properly maintained, your commercial roof will protect you from the elements and add an aesthetically aura to your building. When properly maintained, your commercial roof will protect you from the elements and add an aesthetical aura to your building. However, when you fail to maintain your roof, a variety of problems can occur. Keep your eye out for the following signs that your commercial roof needs repair.
Standing water can have incredibly adverse effects on your commercial roofing system. It can cause leaks that deteriorate your roof's integrity, which leads to water intrusion. When water intrudes your commercial building, it can cause a litany of health hazards like mold and bacteria. When you spot standing water on your roof, your roof's support system may be seriously compromised, especially with wooden materials.
Commercial roofs are made with materials meant for outdoor conditions, but too much heat or moisture can cause a blistering effect that allows moisture to seep in and weaken your roof's structure. When this happens, your roof ages prematurely, thereby reducing its ability to protect you and your customers or tenants.
Having a functional drainage system is paramount to the health of your commercial roof. If scuppers or drains are clogged with waste and debris, water pools on your roof, which will eventually make its way inside. Gaps in flashing can also cause water to permeate the building. Additionally, cracks and worn seams give water access inside. Keep a sharp eye out for signs of clogged drains and gaps in your roof's flashing. If you notice these signs, call Hixon's commercial roof repair as soon as possible.
Let's be honest: replacing your businesses' roof is no small task. Regular maintenance and care can go a long way in extending the life of your commercial roof, but with enough time, even the best roofs will need to be replaced. When it does, you need to be able to work with a team of professionals who understand the nuances of commercial roof replacement. When it comes to the highest quality roof replacement, look no further than Hixon's Roofing & Construction.
When you trust Hixon's with your new commercial roof installation, know that we will be there for you every step of the way. We are happy to help consult with you about material choices, the style of roof you need installed, and more. We'll provide detailed information pertaining to your commercial roof replacement, so you're always up to date on our progress.
We understand that the mere thought of an entirely new roof may be a bit intimidating, but we don't want you to worry about a thing. With Hixon's Roofing on your side, your new commercial roof will be completed in a timely, professional manner, no matter how complex your needs are. Our team is licensed and insured, so you can have peace of mind during the entirety of the project - no questions asked.
This popular single-ply commercial roofing membrane gives you long-lasting durability. It is environmentally friendly and comes in varying thicknesses and roll widths.
Commonly referred to as rubber roofing, EPDM is a single-ply membrane option that can hold up against very high temperatures. EPDM doesn't necessitate major maintenance. It also expands and contracts with your commercial building and is popular because of its resistance to UV radiation.
PVC is a vinyl roofing option with a flexible membrane used to protect flat commercial roofs. Resistant to water and fire, this roofing material is very strong and durable. With regular maintenance and care, this commercial roofing material will last you a long time. As a bonus, PVC roofing is affordable and energy-efficient, which can reduce your energy costs.
Additional commercial roofing options can include:
As business owners, we know how hectic day-to-day life can be and how maintaining your roof can be a huge headache that you push off to the last minute. In a sense, these situations are why we opened Hixon's Roofing - to be the proverbial aspirin for commercial roofing pains. Whether you need simple repairs for your storefront or a full commercial roof replacement for a commercial building, know that we have your back.
Contact our office today to learn more about our commercial roofing services and how we make it difficult for other commercial roofing companies to compete with our pricing. We think you will be happy you did!800-777-8283
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - A volunteer organization is encouraging others to help with litter removal on Isle of Palms.The Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew will be holding its first of six litter cleanups, the Spring Litter Sweep series, on Monday and they’re encouraging others in the community to participate.Co-founder Susan Hill Smith said volunteers collected 60,000 pieces of litter during cleanups last year. That’s a 130% increase over 2021.She says common litter items found on the beach and commercial areas ...
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCSC) - A volunteer organization is encouraging others to help with litter removal on Isle of Palms.
The Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew will be holding its first of six litter cleanups, the Spring Litter Sweep series, on Monday and they’re encouraging others in the community to participate.
Co-founder Susan Hill Smith said volunteers collected 60,000 pieces of litter during cleanups last year. That’s a 130% increase over 2021.
She says common litter items found on the beach and commercial areas are plastics such as bottle caps, food wrappers, lids, and straw wrappers.
Smith said one litter item remains at the top of the list even though it is prohibited and that is cigarettes.
Organizers say 44% of litter items collected on the beach, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots last year were smoking-related litter items.
“Cigarette litter is our number one both on the beach and on the streetscape even though on the beach the city council passed and adopted in 2020 a law against smoking on the beach,” Smith said. “We’ve seen a decrease in cigarette litter as far as our totals. But that’s still cigarette litter is still our number one and that has both toxic chemicals and plastic threads in it.”
The group has entered a partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium to document their litter data through the aquarium’s Citizen Science app. The app allows citizen scientists to document observations in the area. They said the aquarium reports at the turtle hospital showed a remarkable increase in the amount of plastic they’re seeing ingested by their patients.
Smith said the crew was founded in 2018 after concerns about litter and pollution problems on the beach and how that was affecting both the beach and ocean ecosystems as well as public health and really just wanted to help keep their islands beautiful and protect the area.
Smith encourages avoiding bringing disposable items to the beach and keeping track of beach ordinances prohibiting single-use items.
If you are interested in joining the clean-up crew the first meeting is 5:30 p.m. Monday at 1100 Ocean Boulevard.
More information on the group and future cleanup dates can be found on their Facebook page.
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From the coast to the countryside, these getaways promise both relaxation and energizing funphoto: courtesy of sea islandLazing around on vacation, reading a book and chilling by the beach may be exactly what you need. But sometimes, by day two, you might itch to stretch your muscles and boundaries a bit. These destinations across the South, from a coastal getaway in Virginia to a sporting paradise in Alabama, offer multiple means to dive into vibrant landscapes, try out some new skills, and encounter nature in uplifting ways....
From the coast to the countryside, these getaways promise both relaxation and energizing fun
photo: courtesy of sea island
Lazing around on vacation, reading a book and chilling by the beach may be exactly what you need. But sometimes, by day two, you might itch to stretch your muscles and boundaries a bit. These destinations across the South, from a coastal getaway in Virginia to a sporting paradise in Alabama, offer multiple means to dive into vibrant landscapes, try out some new skills, and encounter nature in uplifting ways.
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Immersive excursions on the Rappahannock River, also known as “the oyster capital of the Chesapeake Bay,” offer guests a delicious dash of science at Virginia’s Tides Inn resort. Before taking part in one of the guided trips, many people relate to oysters only as a food source, says Will Smiley, the inn’s staff ecologist. “All leave with a better understanding of oysters’ ecological importance and their ability to filter water.” Afterwards, visitors slurp the roasted bivalves at the oyster education dock, which overlooks the bay and resort. On the crabbing jaunt, guests bait a pot, pull up a full one, and enjoy the Old Bay–enhanced fruits of their labor.
These three thousand acres along the Appalachian foothills are a playground for guided horseback and UTV rides, as well as target practice with axes, archery, and air rifles. The nearby sister property, Beretta Shooting Grounds, offers two fourteen-station clay courses in the woods and over ponds along with a covered five-stand range and a long-range rifle challenge course. Up your game with the experienced instructors certified by the National Sporting Clays Association.
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On thirty lakeside acres, these restored bed-and-breakfast cottages provide a romantic launchpad for activities in Cajun country and include a full, savory breakfast delivered to your doorstep. Owner Lyn Guidry recommends sampling the seasonal delicacies, like boiled crawfish, along with taking airboat rides on the Atchafalaya Swamp to explore this often-misunderstood wilderness and marvel at alligators and egrets. Nearby hands-on tours invite you to taste the local cuisine and tap your toes to live Cajun music.
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Traverse this 3,200-acre country resort through guided horseback rides, stargazing tours with an astronomer, and UTV mountain tours. The Orvis shooting grounds feature a sporting clays course, wingshooting opportunities, and a fly-fishing school with seasoned instructors. Learn multiple casting techniques, vital fishing knots, and how to choose the right flies for the moment. They focus on warmwater catches, such as bass and sunfish, but their lessons apply just about anywhere.
Sea Island, Georgia
Encounter this barrier island’s native wildlife by patrolling for nesting turtles and hatchlings along five miles of private beach, taking naturalist-guided walks, riding a horse along the beach, or scouting the salt marsh on a dolphin tour. Try to tame the waters yourself at surf camp or by kiteboarding, sailing, and kayaking. Broadfield, the nearby sporting club and lodge, offers 5,800 acres of woods and a bass-rich lake along with a sporting clays course, quail hunting, and falconry.
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Set amid 1,600 acres of barrier islands northeast of Charleston, this Atlantic oceanfront resort tempts you to explore waves and beaches by pedal and paddle. Try kayaking with dolphins, ocean fishing, paddle boarding, or taking a naturalist-guided boat tour to an undeveloped island. Your artsy side can dip into painting classes, sweetgrass basket weaving, or just studying nature’s majesty beneath the live oaks.
This newly opened resort just twenty miles north of Nashville emphasizes the 325-acre site’s farming roots with wellness and adventure offerings. Traverse their trails on mountain and e-bikes or get a birds’ eye view during your workout on the aerial obstacle course that winds through the woods. Deepen your bee knowhow by hiking hillsides with a honeybee keeper, or trace your food’s journey from seed to plate with both a farmer and a chef. David Mishkin, the executive property manager, recommends trying one of the falconry experiences, too. “The birds are flying free above your head,” he says. “It almost takes you back in time.”
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking residents to weigh in on a preferred concept for the Isle of Palms Connector restriping project. At the transportation committee meeting on Feb. 6, Mount Pleasant council members discussed a new alternative concept presented by town staff that includes a larger multiuse path compared to SCDOT’s concepts.The Town’s concept includes a 14-foot multiuse path on the south side of the bridge (left shoulder when facing Mount Pleasant) with designated bike and pedestrian la...
The South Carolina Department of Transportation is asking residents to weigh in on a preferred concept for the Isle of Palms Connector restriping project. At the transportation committee meeting on Feb. 6, Mount Pleasant council members discussed a new alternative concept presented by town staff that includes a larger multiuse path compared to SCDOT’s concepts.
The Town’s concept includes a 14-foot multiuse path on the south side of the bridge (left shoulder when facing Mount Pleasant) with designated bike and pedestrian lanes, a four-foot buffer between the path and traffic and two 11-foot vehicle lanes with an 11-foot median in the middle. The median provides space for emergency vehicles to pass through, and it could be used as an additional westbound lane off of the island for planned special events or evacuations.
“The main change that was proposed as part of that concept was actually to provide a wider pedestrian lane and a wider bicycle lane, separating those uses,” said James Aton, the deputy director for capital projects and transportation for the Town.
At the base of the connector on the Mount Pleasant side, there’s an option to restripe the road to include two westbound lanes leaving the island.
The Town’s concept is similar to SCDOT’s Concept 3, except SCDOT proposes a 10-foot multiuse path with a six-foot buffer and the median between the two travel lanes is 10 feet. SCDOT’s Concept 4 is a mirror of Concept 3 with the bike and pedestrian lane on the other side of the roadway. However, both municipalities favor the bike and pedestrian lane on the south side of the bridge – in Mount Pleasant it allows cyclists and pedestrians to easily access shopping, restaurants and nearby apartments and the Isle of Palms has infrastructure in place to gather pedestrians on that side.
SCDOT presented five concepts in front of the Isle of Palms city council on Dec. 13 and the Mount Pleasant transportation committee on Jan. 3.
SCDOT’s Concept 1 includes a 10-foot bike and pedestrian lane on the south side of the connector, a six-foot buffer, two 11-foot travel lanes with a four-foot paved median in the center and a 10-foot shoulder on the north side of the bridge. Concept 2 is a mirror of Concept 1.
The first four concepts presented by SCDOT do not add capacity to the connector. On a typical travel day, the center median lane or shoulder lane would be used in emergency situations, whether its drivers pulling over for an emergency vehicle or first responders moving an accident out of the way. It would not be used for travel except for planned special events.
Concept 5 presented by SCDOT creates two westbound travel lanes leaving the island to help reduce travel time on the bridge, especially during the busy summer months. This concept includes the 10-foot multiuse path with a five-foot buffer area on the south side of the bridge.
Another option is to leave the current configuration as is. The Isle of Palms Connector was restriped early 2021 to provide more safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The existing configuration includes bike and pedestrian paths on each side of the bridge in a single direction with a 3.5-foot buffer on each side. There are two 11-foot travel lanes with a 4-foot paved median in the center. Additionally, the speed limit went from 55 to 45 mph.
“The benefits of that [configuration] is you’re separating direction of travel for bikes and pedestrians, sort of improving the overall safety of the interaction of those users,” said Aton.
The main goal for revisiting the restriping, initiated by the City of the Isle of Palms, was to assess emergency vehicle response times and find a solution for traffic leaving the island. Police and fire chiefs for both Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms said there have not been any issues getting emergency vehicles through the connector and there have not been any delays in response times.
“It’s not something we’ve seen as an issue,” said Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Mike Mixon, “but [a median lane] would keep the cars from having to move to the side.”
The SCDOT survey opened Jan. 17 and closes after 30 days. To provide input on SCDOT’s five concepts, visit http://bit.ly/3YJMtOZ.
Seven Lucy Beckham High School student athletes signed letters of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level.
“I have the privilege to be around these student athletes who have worked hard at all those practices,” said Athletic Director Scott McInnes at the signing ceremony on Feb. 9. He acknowledged the sacrifices the parents of student athletes make throughout the four years.
Each coach shared a few words about the athletes, plus the athletes had an opportunity to thank family and friends for helping them reach this goal.
Lane Lockhart — University of South Carolina Union
Malachi Coakley — Union County
Tierell Milligan — St. Andrews University
AJ Kut — The Citadel
Jack Weil — The Citadel
Track & Field
Allison Kammer — University of South Carolina Upstate
Sam Seifert — The Citadel
Bishop England High School hosted a signing day ceremony on Feb. 1 to celebrate nine athletes who committed to playing sports in college. The student athletes took the stage individually with their parents and coaches as their high school sports accomplishments were recognized.
Lindsay Burbage — University of Massachusetts
Matthew Piccard — Virginia Military Institute
Adelaide Coyle — Erskine College
Tommy DiLiegro — Wofford College
William Poole — Gardner Webb University
Charlie Ranney — Bates College
Track & Field
Maggie Long — Anderson University
Sophia Savage — Fairfield University
Asher Western — University of South Carolina Beaufort
Zach Hagedon — Old Dominion
Timmy Castain — North Greenville
Ben Hutson — Converse College
Gabe Grimm — Lees-McRae College
Beck Dean — Furman University
Turner Orvin — Johns Hopkins University
Maile Merklein — University of South Carolina Lancaster
Three more Mount Pleasant high school athletes committed to play college sports on Dec. 21 by signing their letters of intent.
Wando High School’s Mikey Rosa committed to playing football at the Citadel. The team captain and linebacker was selected to play in the 2022 Shrine Bowl and was named the 2022 Shrine Bowl Defensive MVP.
“Mikey is a remarkable young man. He checks all the boxes when it comes to character, leadership and being a teammate. Mikey is a leader on the field and off always willing to lend a hand to whoever may ask,” said Wando coach Rocco Adrian.
Two Oceanside Collegiate Academy football players also signed their letters of intent. Vaugh Blue signed with Liberty University, and Monroe Freeling committed to the University of Georgia. Freeling is the number one college prospect in the state for the class of 2023.
This post represents the first installment in a DawgNation series this spring featuring the “Next Generation” of Georgia football players from the 2023 signing class. 5-star Monroe Freeling ranks as the nation’s No. 5 OT and the No. 33 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings and the On3 Industry Ranking.==========================================It is a fall Friday night...
This post represents the first installment in a DawgNation series this spring featuring the “Next Generation” of Georgia football players from the 2023 signing class. 5-star Monroe Freeling ranks as the nation’s No. 5 OT and the No. 33 overall prospect for 2023 on the 247Sports Composite ratings and the On3 Industry Ranking.
It is a fall Friday night in coastal South Carolina. The palms in the Palmetto State are swaying. There’s a blissful breeze drifting inland.
Oceanside Collegiate Academy is coming out for the second half. We fix our eyes on a Bunyanesque offensive tackle walking out.
Monroe Freeling offers a unique visual. His weight ranged between 290 and 295 pounds for his senior season.
South Carolina measured Freeling at 6 feet, 7 inches with no socks on. The Gamecocks offered him before he played his first varsity game as a sophomore.
He’s big and long and lean. Like a walking parenthesis in size-16 cleats. Freeling will not take up a lot of space. But he’ll eclipse everything in front of him.
With that second half about to follow, we keep our eyes on Freeling.
The rest of the team is getting warm. Running in place. He had to hang back a bit from the rest of the team. Probably needed more tape. That’s what head coach Chad Wilkes thinks.
Those two have a quick word.
“Alright Monroe,” Wilkes says. “Go stretch.”
“Do you mind if I just do yoga?” Freeling replies.
Wilkes did not. His 4-star OT can indeed do yoga if that’s what he needs. As long as he goes back out and physically dominates opponents and finishes every block with domination on his mind.
It was no random request. Freeling’s mother, Brandy, had established a tradition of doing yoga with the team on Fridays in the season. She started Monroe on yoga after his freshman season.
“It is all about knowing your body coach,” Monroe Freeling said to Wilkes at the moment.
Freeling takes that discipline very seriously.
“It helps a lot,” Freeling said this past season. “Even if you don’t really do it that often. Even if you just kind of get in a little rhythm of it. You can know exactly where your body hurts and how to fix it. That’s the biggest thing because a lot of players will hurt and go to a trainer and will say they are hurting. This way, a lot of the time I can just go ‘Hmm I know where I hurt. I know the way I hurt my body. I know how to fix it and I can stretch it out’ and then coordination-wise and obviously flexibility wise it helps a great deal, too.”
“But for me, the biggest thing was body awareness and knowing where I hurt and how I can stay healthy for a long time.”
Get you a Left Tackle that can lead a yoga session after a long road trip!!! pic.twitter.com/CuOhv21y4L— Chad Wilkes (@CoachChadWilkes) November 25, 2022
It’s a tool for him to succeed.
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Share This:‘Southern Charm’ Drama: Austen Kroll Hooks Up with Shep’s Ex Taylor Ann GreenSouthern Charm stars, Taylor Ann Green and Austen Kroll, hooked up “at the start” of filming Season 9.“Taylor has almost gone through the whole cast, minus Craig,” one source dished to Page Six.Insiders t...
‘Southern Charm’ Drama: Austen Kroll Hooks Up with Shep’s Ex Taylor Ann Green
Southern Charm stars, Taylor Ann Green and Austen Kroll, hooked up “at the start” of filming Season 9.
“Taylor has almost gone through the whole cast, minus Craig,” one source dished to Page Six.
Insiders told the outlet that Austen and Taylor are going to “try and say they only made out,” but as the season unfolds the steamy encounter will be “revealed to be more than that.”
Austen dated Taylor’s close friend, Olivia Flowers, for about six months, and fans know that Taylor, 28, was involved in an exclusive relationship with Austen’s buddy and co-star, Shep Rose, for two years.
“[Season 9] is gonna be about her,” the snitch dished.
The source alleged that Taylor was “screaming and crying and yelling in front of all the guests” during one cast gathering.
Shep, 43, is reportedly “fine” with Taylor hooking up with his best pal and is even “defending” his ex amid the Charleston chatter. Taylor and Shep’s relationship ended at the conclusion of Season 8 filming season, after Shep refused to let go of his bachelor lifestyle.
“[He] refused to commit to Taylor, telling her that he doesn’t want to be with just one person and change his lifestyle,” an insider told People, last summer.
Olivia, 30, who shares a close relationship with Taylor, is “aware [of the situation], but she’s had bigger issues to deal with,” the source said, making reference to the tragic death of her brother, Connor Flowers, last month.
Flowers, 32, passed away on January 30, at his Isle of Palms residence, outside Charleston, SC. Olivia appeared to share a close relationship with her brother, as each shared photos of the other on their respective Instagram pages.
The outlet’s sources hinted that the other women on the cast are trying to distance themselves from the drama surrounding Taylor, as filming season rolls on.
“The girls don’t f–k with her because they know she’s crazy and will do anything to climb the ladder,” an insider claimed.
There are other circulating rumors alleging that Taylor also hooked up with Southern Charm creator and cast member, Whitney Sudler-Smith.
Austen, Taylor, Whitney, Olivia, Craig and Venita Aspen recently took off for Jamaica—but it appears that Shep stayed behind. Olivia shared a video of Austen, Whitney and Craig on train during the cast getaway.
Austen was asked if he would ever consider dating Shep’s ex, in an October interview with Us Weekly.
“I mean, I love Taylor to pieces, and I cherish her friendship, and we’ve gotten very close,” he said at the time. “She’s an important person in my life, and I wanna keep it that way.”
“I just think that would be crossing a whole bunch of lines, and a bunch of friendships would really be affected by that. I’m telling you that would be a fricking [sic] bomb to drop, that is for sure,” he added.