Posted: March 2018

March 28, 2018

Davis & Floyd Neighborhood Project Named #4 of 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast

Habersham, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, recently was named number four out of 20 Best Places to Live on the Coast 2018 by Coastal Living Magazine.

As a master-planned community, Coastal Living calls Habersham “the small town you wish you’d grown up in.”

The project is near and dear to the heart of Davis & Floyd President and CEO Stephen Davis. A pioneer in Traditional Neighborhood Development, Davis has managed private development projects involving award-winning communities including Habersham, where he also served as the project engineer and spent years living in the area as well.

Habersham paved the way for the now popular new urbanist communities, which were modeled after European villages.

When asked what makes Habersham unique, Davis said, “Habersham is authentic. The idea wasn’t to have the nicest golf course or an over-the-top design. We wanted a community that truly embodied what a neighborhood should be. It’s accessible, friendly, and inviting.”

Davis & Floyd was involved with Habersham from the beginning. The company assisted in master planning the site as well as preparing for and offering engineering support for multiple phases of development. Davis & Floyd also provided design, permitting, and construction management services for more than 16 miles of roads and alleys; four pump stations; six large ponds; pool complex; 10-acre recreation complex; multiple parks; and water and sewer to serve more than 700 homes with plans to add another 500.

Habersham is a beautiful coastal town in South Carolina offering a variety of home selections. The traditional neighborhood setting is based on the architectural charm that is reminiscent of the nearby historic cities of Beaufort, Charleston, and Savannah. Oak-lined streets, parks, Southern architecture, and gracious porches encourage strolls throughout the neighborhood. The Marketplace shops and restaurants, tennis house, waterfront pool, river retreat, and community docks all inspire a true quality of living in the South.

March 27, 2018

Davis & Floyd, Inc. Welcomes United Tool and Mold, Inc. to Pickens County

United Tool and Mold, Inc. announced it would be expanding its operations with a 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Pickens County Commerce Park. Davis & Floyd congratulates Alliance Pickens and Pickens County on securing this $11.1 million investment, which will create 17 new jobs.

Davis & Floyd was selected by Alliance Pickens and Pickens County to serve as the civil engineer for Pickens County Commerce Park. Since then, the firm has designed, permitted, and provided design services for the rough grading of six parcels within the park.

“We are proud of our partnership with Alliance Pickens and Pickens County and the resulting investment and job creation,” said Stephen Davis, President and CEO of Davis & Floyd, Inc. “We look forward to continued work with Pickens County.”

United Tool and Mold, Inc. is a provider of tooling projects, engineering changes, and repair services for the plastics industry. The company also has operations in Duncan and Easley.

The announcement of United Tool and Mold’s addition brings the total square footage in Pickens County Commerce Park to more than 1,000,000 square feet.

March 1, 2018

Davis & Floyd’s Chris Haynes Selected as Forty Under 40 Honoree

Chris Haynes, PLA

Chris Haynes, PLA

Davis & Floyd, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chris Haynes, PLA has been selected as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 honorees. He will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 17 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Based in Davis & Floyd’s Charleston office, Haynes is the private development market sector leader and senior landscape architect for the firm. He is a licensed landscape architect, certified arborist, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate. Haynes is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute, S.C. Economic Developers’ Association, and Charleston Young Professionals. He is a current participant in the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Future Leaders program.

“We continue to be proud of Chris’ many accomplishments,” said Stephen Davis, president and CEO of Davis & Floyd. “Chris is more than deserving of this recognition. Not only is he committed to his profession, but he stays involved in his community as well. We are honored to have him as part of our team.”

Outside of his work, Haynes volunteers with and supports numerous community organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Trident United Way, Palmetto Military Support Group, Lowcountry Land Trust, and Ducks Unlimited.

Haynes received his Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences and Landscape Systems from the University of Tennessee and Master of Landscape Architecture from Clemson University.

For 21 years, the Charleston Regional Business Journal has honored 40 individuals under 40 years old for their professional engagement and community service in the Charleston area. For more information or to view the full list of honorees, visit

About Davis & Floyd
Davis & Floyd, a multi-discipline professional engineering firm, works collaboratively with its clients to design and build innovative projects that improve the lives of the communities and residents it serves. With over 60 years of continuous operation and service to its clients, the privately-owned business has more than 175 employees located in five offices across South Carolina including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Greenwood, and Florence. The firm focuses on the market sectors of federal, industrial, local government, private development, stormwater, transportation, and water. For more information about Davis &Floyd’s services and team, visit