Work With South Carolina’s Top 5 Home Contractors

We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home lately, and if your home is too small, too crowded or just uncomfortable, it makes staying home that much more difficult.

The good news is that there are a lot of amazing home contractors out there who can help.

Whether you’re interested in maximizing your existing home by remodeling or adding a new addition or you want to build a new home from the ground up, working with the right home contractor can help you get the home of your dreams.

If you’re looking for a great local home contractor in South Carolina, you’re in luck, because we’ve recently announced our Top Rated Local® 2021 award winners for South Carolina!

South Carolina’s top 5 home contractors for 2021

#1. SHELTER Custom-Built Living

SHELTER Custom-Built Living serves Charleston and offers beautiful, innovative custom-built homes with an honest, straight-forward approach.

SHELTER Custom-Built Living has received 59 reviews across 5 different verified review sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars. Overall, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has earned a Rating Score™ of 100.00 and the honor of being the number one award winner for home contractors in South Carolina.

In addition to being the 2021 Top Rated Local number one award winner for home contractors in South Carolina, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has also won a Top Rated Local award for being one of the top 100 businesses in all of South Carolina.

This is the third year in a row SHELTER Custom-Built Living has been the Top Rated Local number one award winner for home contractors and a top 100 award winner in South Carolina.

Learn more about SHELTER Custom-Built Living!

#2. Wheelhouse Construction, LLC

Wheelhouse Construction, LLC serves Greenville and provides first-class custom home building and renovation services.

Wheelhouse Construction, LLC has received 44 reviews across 7 different verified review sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars. Overall, Wheelhouse Construction, LLC has earned a Rating Score™ of 100.00 and the honor of being the number two award winner for home contractors in South Carolina.

This is the second year in a row that Wheelhouse Construction, LLC has won a Top Rated Local award for home contractors in South Carolina, and this year, they’ve also ranked among the top 100 businesses in the state!

Learn more about Wheelhouse Construction, LLC!

#3. Commonwealth Contracting, LLC

Commonwealth Contracting, LLC serves Charleston and offers custom home building, as well as remodeling, renovations and home additions.

Commonwealth Contracting, LLC has received 275 reviews across 4 different verified review sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars. Overall, Commonwealth Contracting, LLC has earned a Rating Score™ of 97.87 and the honor of being the number three award winner for home contractors in South Carolina.

This is the second year in a row Commonwealth Contracting, LLC has won a Top Rated Local award for home contractors in South Carolina.

Learn more about Commonwealth Contracting, LLC!

#4. Structures Building Company

Structures Building Company serves Charleston and is dedicated to building custom homes with unmatched quality and craftsmanship.

Structures Building Company has received 76 reviews across 4 different verified review sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars. Overall, Structures Building Company has earned a Rating Score™ of 97.87 and the honor of being the number four award winner for home contractors in South Carolina.

This is the first year Structures Building Company has won a Top Rated Local award for home contractors in South Carolina.

Learn more about Structures Building Company!

#5. Paul L Johnson Interiors

Paul L Johnson Interiors serves Greenville and offers award-winning interior remodeling services.

Paul L Johnson Interiors has received 48 reviews across 5 different verified review sites with an average rating of 4.70 stars. Overall, Paul L Johnson Interiors has earned a Rating Score™ of 96.98 and the honor of being the number five award winner for home contractors in South Carolina.

This is the first year Paul L Johnson Interiors has won a Top Rated Local award for home contractors in South Carolina.

Learn more about Paul L Johnson Interiors!


Congratulations to all of the Top Rated Local award-winning home contractors in South Carolina for 2021! These home contractors truly are the best of the best, and we salute their dedication to excellence in everything they do.

Learn about the other Top Rated Local award winners in South Carolina for 2021.

We’re all spending a lot more time at home than we used to. Work with the Top Rated Local home contractors in your area to build or remodel the home of your dreams.

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South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Businesses: 2021

While there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, we didn’t want to let that stop us from celebrating the amazing small businesses of South Carolina!

Best known for sweet tea and southern hospitality, South Carolina is a wonderful state to live in and visit. Home to some of the world’s best golf (and mini-golf) courses, the largest Gingko farm in the world and Monkey Island, where more than 3,000 rhesus macaques live, the Palmetto State is also home to a number of truly incredible local businesses — from acupuncturists to window cleaners — that work to serve their communities and make the world a better place.

Top Rated Local® is here to recognize the many local businesses that work to make South Carolina such a phenomenal place to live and visit. There are so many amazing businesses that serve the people of South Carolina, but only the best of the best have made it on our list of Top Rated Local award winners for 2021. Today, we’re ecstatic to announce our 2021 award winners in South Carolina.

To calculate our 2021 winners, we’ve looked at each business’s Rating Score™, which is determined by the total number of verified review sites the business is listed on, the total number of ratings/reviews the business has on those review sites and the business’s average overall star rating. The more review sites a business is listed on, the more reviews or ratings a business has and the higher the average star rating, the higher the Rating Score will be, with the highest being 100.00.

There are a large number of businesses that work hard to serve the people of South Carolina and provide them with everything they need to thrive, and this year, we’ve identified 410 total businesses that have made the cut. These one-of-a-kind, local businesses have clearly made an impact on the customers and clients they serve each and every day, as evidenced by their impressive average Rating Score of 97.38 and average star rating of 4.90. For comparison, businesses across Top Rated Local average a 68.82 Rating Score and a 4.20 star rating. These businesses are truly the best of the best.

There are so many stand-out businesses in South Carolina that deserve to be recognized for their success, but we’re especially excited to give a shoutout to the number one award-winner in South Carolina for 2021 — East Cooper Auto Pros. A local auto shop that takes quality and customer service seriously, East Cooper Auto Pros has become Mount Pleasant’s premier source for diagnostic and repair services. East Cooper Auto Pros has received 145 reviews across 5 verified review sites with an average star rating of 4.62, which has earned it a phenomenal Rating Score of 97.18 and the bragging rights of being the number one Top Rated Local business in all of South Carolina for 2021. This is the third year in a row East Cooper Auto Pros has been a Top Rated Local award winner in South Carolina!

Congratulations to all of our award winners in South Carolina for 2021. We commend you for the outstanding service and support you provide for your community day in and day out.

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South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Businesses: 2020

Known for producing more peaches than anywhere else in the nation, for having the world’s largest Gingko farm, and for hosting the first battle in the Civil War, South Carolina is a wonderful state. In addition to being the home of Vanna White, Dizzy Gillepsie, and Astronaut Ronald McNair, the Palmetto State is also home to a number of truly incredible local businesses — from acupuncturists to window cleaners — that work to serve their communities and make the world a better place.

Top Rated Local® is here to recognize the many local businesses that work to make South Carolina such a phenomenal place to live and visit. There are so many amazing businesses that serve the people of South Carolina, but only the best of the best have made it on our list of Top Rated Local award winners for 2020. Today, we’re ecstatic to announce our 2020 award winners in South Carolina.

To calculate our 2020 winners, we’ve looked at each business’ Rating Score™, which is determined by the total number of verified review sites the business is listed on, the total number of ratings/reviews the business has on those review sites, and the business’ average overall star rating. The more review sites a business is listed on, the more reviews or ratings a business has, and the higher the average star rating, the higher the Rating Score will be, with the highest being 100.00.

There are a large number of businesses that work hard to serve the people of South Carolina and provide them with everything they need to thrive, and this year, we’ve identified 405 total businesses that have made the cut. These one-of-a-kind, local businesses have clearly made an impact on the customers and clients they serve each and every day, as evidenced by their impressive average Rating Score of 97.29 and average star rating of 4.90. For comparison, businesses across Top Rated Local average a 69.65 Rating Score and a 4.25 star rating. These businesses are truly the best of the best.

There are so many stand-out businesses in South Carolina that deserve to be recognized for their success, but we’re especially excited to give a shoutout to the number one award-winner in South Carolina for 2020 — East Cooper Auto Pros. An auto shop that offers a range of services — from computer diagnostics to major engine repair — to help your vehicle operate at its best, East Cooper Auto Pros is Mount Pleasant’s premier source for auto repair services. East Cooper Auto Pros has received 1,347 reviews across seven verified reviews sites with an average star rating of 4.93, which has earned it a phenomenal Rating Score of 100.00 and the bragging rights of being the number one Top Rated Local business in all of South Carolina for 2020.

Congratulations to all of our award winners in South Carolina for 2020, and we commend you for the outstanding service and support you provide for your community day in and day out.

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Aaron & Jillian Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Aaron & Jillian Photography is a two-time 2019 award winner in South Carolina!

Capture the moment with the help of Aaron & Jillian Photography in Charleston.

Aaron & Jillian Photography has received more than 150 reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top five photographers in all of South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Aaron and Jillian were the ABSOLUTE best all around. They were so fun, positive and upbeat — they literally light up a room. The bridesmaids and groomsmen couldn’t stop talking about how great they were, and we received SO many compliments from our guests on their behalf. I’m not one who typically loves having her photo taken, but they made me feel so comfortable, and the photos turned out AMAZING!! They didn’t miss a detail, and every moment was photographed!! [I] highly recommend [them] for any shoot or event!” – Kaitlyn W.

Not Your Average Photographers

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Jillian Osteen, the owner of Aaron & Jillian Photography.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Aaron & Jillian Photography one-of-a-kind photographers in South Carolina. Here’s what Jillian had to say:

“We are a true husband-and-wife team. We are both qualified to shoot weddings on our own, and we choose to do it together. We know exactly what each other is doing non-verbally to get the best shots for the client.”

We also asked Jillian what their mission is at Aaron & Jillian Photography and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“We want to be really good people and give our clients a really good experience, and we are gracious with the vendors that we work with.”

Building Success by Letting Clients Know How Important Reviews Are

Jillian attributes Aaron & Jillian Photography’s strong online reputation to their commitment to letting their clients know how important reviews are to them:

“When we send out the photo galleries for clients, we let them know how important reviews are to us and that they give future couples a chance to see how we work with our clients. We shoot a lot of weddings, so that means we have so many clients that it gives us a lot of opportunities for reviews.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Aaron & Jillian Photography has gotten their name out there through social media — mainly Instagram — as well as the exposure that comes from many of their weddings being published in magazines.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Aaron & Jillian Photography has. When we asked Jillian what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“We have always felt that, instead of spending money on paid advertising, focus all of your energy on Instagram and creating relationships with people in the industry. The first couple of years, you will be working a ton and should be gracious to everybody.”


Congratulations to the team at Aaron & Jillian Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jillian, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Aaron & Jillian Photography in Charleston. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Fencing Contractors Award Winner: Charleston Fence LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Charleston Fence LLC is a 2019 award winner for fencing contractors in South Carolina!

For all of your residential and commercial fencing needs, you won’t find a better team of experts to work with than the one at Charleston Fence LLC.

Charleston Fence LLC has received almost 200 reviews with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 93.30 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fencing contractors in all of South Carolina!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“We are extremely pleased with our fence. Everyone we interacted with was pleasant and professional, and the work was done quickly. The finished product is exactly what we had wanted. Highly recommended.” – Trey L.

Not Your Average Fencing Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Matt Parker, who co-owns Charleston Fence LLC with Argenis Nava.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Matt about what makes Charleston Fence LLC unique compared to the many other fencing companies in South Carolina. Matt told us:

“We are more structured. The first point of contact is an owner, and the last nail to go in is input by an owner. We do not subcontract work in order to maintain quality control.”

Matt went on to say:

“In this industry, it is hard because it is so competitive. We care about every job, every customer, every time, and that is rare. Once you are scheduled, you are scheduled; there is no bumping clients for any reason.”

We also asked Matt about the Charleston Fence LLC mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Matt shared with us that they give back to their community in many different ways:

“We will do some small sponsorship for high school football teams. We have goals to do a lot more. We want to do a dog rescue and provide some fencing. We give discounts to schools and work at cost.”

Building Success Through Active Community

Matt credits Charleston Fence LLC’s strong online reputation to their commitment to staying in communication with their customers:

“From the start, we are very in touch with the customers. We leave handwritten quotes, and we share exactly how important reviews are for us, good or BAD. In the final invoice, we ask for them to leave us a Google review.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Charleston Fence LLC has grown through by building relationships with builders, real estate agents, etc. Referrals are also a critical part of their growth strategy.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Matt’s expert advice for them:

“Just continue to talk to your customers about the importance of their referrals. It’s better to communicate bad news than to not communicate at all.”


Congratulations to Charleston Fence LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Matt, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Charleston Fence LLC. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Dale’s Pets LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dale’s Pets LLC is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will pamper and polish your pooch, look no further than this award-winning company!

Dale’s Pets LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 pet groomers in South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This is, by far, my favorite groomer in Columbia. This establishment has groomed my baby since I rescued him! He is always so happy when we pull up to the door. His excitement lets me know that he’s well treated while he’s there.” – R.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Dale’s Pets LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Dale’s Pets LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Dale.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Dale’s Pets LLC stand apart from its competitors. Dale described their shop as one that is open and honest in the care they provide. She said:

“We have an open shop where you can see us and how we treat your dog. When you drop your dogs off, you can see them going through the process. It’s an open floor design, so you can really see everything. Most of our dogs like to come in here, and we treat them right. We listen to what the owner wants and what the dog can take.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Dale’s Pets LLC has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear what they have done to get their name out there. Dale told us about how word of mouth, referrals, and reviews have helped them grow:

“Our business runs on word of mouth and people who make referrals. We don’t ask for reviews; they just come organically.”

Offline, they have gained some recognition for the charitable services they provide. They volunteer their service to rescue dogs so that they can have a better chance of being adopted.

There are many other pet groomers out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Dale’s Pets LLC has managed to. We asked if Dale could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Take care of the dogs, and the people will take care of you.”


Congratulations to Dale’s Pets LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dale for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Sweetgrass Social

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sweetgrass Social is an award winner for event planners in 2019.

If you are looking for an event planner that will take the stress out of planning your big event, look no further than this award-winning company!

Sweetgrass Social has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.15 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five event planners in South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Having Jacqueline plan our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! She’s personable, organized, and gets the job done. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and stress-free thanks to her. I will recommend Sweetgrass Social to everyone!” – M.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Sweetgrass Social is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Event Planner

We were excited to learn all about Sweetgrass Social and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jacqueline Volz.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Sweetgrass Social stand apart from its competitors. Jaqueline told us that she grew up in South Carolina, with florists as parents, so she grew up in the event planning world. Jaqueline told us that one of the benefits of having a co-owned company is that there is always a ghost-planner ready to work with you in case anything happens to your planner. Together, they focus on offering their clients the best possible experience. At Sweetgrass, they develop personal relationships with their clients so that they can create an event that is reflective of each clients’ individual personality. Jacqueline said:

“Your event is unique to you, and we design with that in mind.”

She continued:

“We know that it can be scary to host an event that may have some elements that haven’t been seen before, but that’s the point. We want to create spaces that are new and innovative. Every space should have a ‘wow’ factor, and we can show you how.”

Building Success Over Social Media

Sweetgrass Social has earned an incredible reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Jacqueline told us that they focus on their social media presence because it’s the best way for people to see and understand their business. They have also seen the benefit of online reviews, and will always send a follow-up email to their clients, asking for a review.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Sweetgrass Social has managed to. We asked if Jacqueline could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Focus on your social media outlets. It helps people understand your business.”


Congratulations to Sweetgrass Social for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jacqueline for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Atlas Physical Therapy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Atlas Physical Therapy is an award winner for physical therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a physical therapist that will patiently help you on your path to recovery, look no further than this award-winning company!

Atlas Physical Therapy has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 physical therapists in South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“They have a great staff that is very knowledgeable. They work with your doctors and have a very friendly atmosphere. I can’t say enough good things about all the staff members here. They have been a great help to me and my family!! Thanks to all!” – D.L.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Atlas Physical Therapy is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Physical Therapy Clinic

We were excited to learn all about Atlas Physical Therapy and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner and Physical Therapist, Ross Curnett.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Atlas Physical Therapy stand apart from its competitors. Ross told us that since they are a small business, they are able to make the kinds of decisions that show that they truly care about their patients. He said that they offer a kind of familiarity that their patients appreciate. They also offer direct access, meaning that you are allowed to go directly to a physical therapist, even without a doctor’s referral.

Ross also told us about the Atlas Physical Therapy business mission:

“It is the mission of Atlas Physical Therapy to assist our patients in reaching their maximum physical potential by providing high-quality, hands-on, interactive care. Our staff will establish a friendly and professional atmosphere that will address patient-specific needs with courtesy and integrity to ensure each and every patient has an exceptional experience.”

Building Success By Caring About What They Do

Atlas Physical Therapy has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Ross said that they keep in touch with their clients over social media, and that word of mouth has been one of their best sources for new business. Of course, they have also seen the benefit of positive online reviews. When we asked how they have gotten so many wonderful reviews, Ross shared that the majority of the reviews are organic, and that when a patient wraps up their therapy, the staff always asks for a review.

Atlas Physical Therapy also has a strong presence in their community where they sponsor local sports teams and food drives.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Atlas Physical Therapy has managed to. We asked if Ross could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Care about what you do; do it well, and do it right, or don’t do it at all. Good enough is never good enough.”


Congratulations to Atlas Physical Therapy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ross for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: The Healing Place

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Healing Place is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in South Carolina!

When it comes to massage therapy in Spartanburg, there’s no better option than The Healing Place.

The Healing Place has received hundreds of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 97.54 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 massage therapists in all of South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I absolutely love these people. They really take the time to get to know you and your body and your situation. I’ve never had a bad experience with them, and I’ve had three different woman work on me. I will say my favorite, however, is Claudia, who’s pretty rough on you, but I promise, the next day you’ll feel amazing. I would 100-percent recommend them.” – Erica G.

A One-of-a-Kind Massage Therapy Clinic’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

The Healing Place has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Raven.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes The Healing Place unique compared to the many other massage therapists in South Carolina. Raven told us:

“We let our clients and patients choose the therapist that best fits their needs. This is really helpful for our staff to build quality relationships with their clientele and for the patients to feel comfortable with who they’re with.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at The Healing Place, Raven pointed to their use of Demandforce, as well as their next-level service, customer experience and atmosphere:

“We are using Demandforce, which has really helped us with managing our reviews and staying on top of following up. Of course, our reviews come from our amazing service, positive customer experience and our relaxing atmosphere.”

Making the World a Better Place With Caring Hearts and Healing Hands

We also wanted to know what their mission is at The Healing Place and how they work to make the world a better place. Raven shared with us that they aim to be your family wellness center by providing caring hearts and healing hands.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Healing Place has grown by teaming up with the local newspaper, as well as through television spots, radio ads and social media.

It’s clear that Raven knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Focus on the quality of service you are providing. Are your customers happy? If not, then you need to take a step back and see where there needs to be change.”


Congratulations to the team at The Healing Place for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend The Healing Place in Spartanburg. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: MAYA Movement Arts

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that MAYA Movement Arts is an award winner for dance schools and studios in 2019.

Aerial fitness is a wonderful way to gain mobility and confidence while enjoying a killer workout. If you’ve always been curious to try aerial arts or yoga yourself, look no further than this award-winning company!

MAYA Movement Arts has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five dance schools and studios in South Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The programs and instructors are all fantastic. No matter what your level of experience or area of interest, the staff is encouraging and helpful. If you are just getting started, or are interested in pushing your boundaries, this is a great place to be. Plus, the facility is beautiful. It is located in an old mill building that has been refurbished as an apartment building. This is a great place to try aerial arts, yoga, belly dancing, AcroYoga and more.” – T.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that MAYA Movement Arts is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Fitness Class

We were excited to learn all about MAYA Movement Arts and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Kelly Van Leeuwen.

MAYA Movement Arts was the first Movement Arts studio in Greenville and offers an impressive selection of ways to get your body moving, such as aerial yoga, sling, trapeze, and yoga. They stand out from the crowd because of their unique and interesting class offerings.

Being the first of their kind in the area meant focusing first on educating people about who they are and what benefits their classes offer. Kelly said that she had heard from a lot of women that they simply don’t exercise; MAYA gives them a reason to get off the couch and explore something new that they may have been curious about. Many people have even told Kelly that MAYA is on their bucket list. She said that she hopes to encourage women of all ages, colors, and cultures to come on by and enjoy the experience.

Kelly shared:

“This can be really intimidating because it is people flying in the air. So, what is most important isn’t how advanced my students get, but that they feel more confident after being in the studio. We ask you to step out of your comfort zone. We help people feel vulnerable, and they even end up surprising themselves. Through this, they try more things and get more and more curious.”

MAYA doesn’t stop at their class offerings, either. As a way of supporting wellness and mobility, they also offer various massage options!

Building Success by Knowing Who They Are

MAYA Movement Arts has managed to grow its unique business largely thanks to word of mouth. Kelly told us that they have also gotten their name out because of their Youtube channel.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as MAYA Movement Arts has managed to. We asked if Kelly could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“I think that knowing who you are is key. You have to create a culture. You create an atmosphere that reflects on you. Think hard on what you want to be known for.”


Congratulations to MAYA Movement Arts for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kelly for taking the time to speak with us!