|Title:||Founder and Chairman of the Board|
DOC LACHICOTTE WINS GEORGETOWN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LIFETIME OF LEADERSHIP AWARD
Pawleys Island, SC - The Lachicotte Company Real Estate Sales and Rentals proudly announces the recognition of its founder, "Doc" Lachicotte, by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce as its 2010 winner of the Lifetime of Leadership Award. The Chamber of Commerce panel recognized the significant contribution Lachicotte has made to Georgetown County and its residents through his business and real estate developments which not only preserve history, generate community expansion, but also build for the future of the area and its residents. Congratulations, Doc!
LIVING LOWCOUNTRY LEGEND By: Kimberly Duncan
Lowcountry Companion is delighted to extend congratulations to Arthur Herbert "Doc” Lachicotte, Jr. on receiving the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Lifetime of Leadership Award.
Doc’s daughter Lou, carries on the work of The Lachicotte Company Real Estate Sales & Rentals. Doc serves as Chairman and is proud of his family’s continued involvement and investment in the land and lives of Pawleys Island.
Born to a family with deep roots in the South Carolina lowcountry, Arthur Herbert (Doc) Lachicotte, Jr. has emphasized the history and beauty of the region throughout his distinguished career in business and real estate. Born in Manning, Lachicotte earned a bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Clemson College (now University) and served in World War II. His business activities have included manufacturing the world famous Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock and the development of significant real estate and golf course properties, particularly along the Waccamaw Neck area of Georgetown County. He is involved in Ponderosa, Inc., which owns Pirateland Family Campground and the Caledonia and True Blue golf courses. Doc also was instrumental in the development of Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet. In 1991 Doc applied his 40-plus years of experience in real estate development and sales to his own company as The Lachicotte Company opened its doors, now located on Ocean Highway just north of Pawleys' North Causeway.
The Lachicotte legacy continues to the next generation today as Doc's daughter, Lou, carries on the work through The Lachicotte Company Real Estate Sales & Rentals. Doc now serves as the Chairman of the Board and is proud of his family's continued involvement and investment in the land and the lives of Pawleys Island.
Lachicotte's considerable community involvement includes serving on the boards of the Georgetown Marine Institute, the Georgetown County Water and Sewer District and the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation. He is a trustee emeritus of Brookgreen Gardens, a former member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors and an active member of All Saints Church. In 2007, Lachicotte was named a South Carolina Economic Development Ambassador for Georgetown County by Governor Mark Sanford. In 2009, Doc was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service by Coastal Carolina University.