SC Biz Magazine
recognizes the top twenty large businesses in South Carolina and the top 20 small businesses in
South Carolina each year. Two of those top 20 large businesses are located right here in Irmo, South Carolina.
A3 Communications Inc. located on Kinley Road was recognized as the
4th Roaring Twenties business. I remember when they were on Irmo Drive just starting, and my older sister worked
for Joe Thomas. They have now grown to 7 locations and 100 employees. Joseph Thomas, the Chief Executive Officer, and Brian
Thomas, the President, lead this company which offers systems integration and information technology since 1990. I want to
thank them for staying in Irmo as they grew, and built their new office on Kinley Road. I recognize them for their great
achievement, and wish them many more years of future success!
Southern Homes is recognized as Number 5 on the Roaring Twenties list of
large companies. Founded in 2004, and recently bought and remodeled the church at the intersection of Woodrow and North Royal
Tower behind the Shell Mart. Even though they may be new to Irmo they are a good business to have in our Town, and I am proud
of their accomplishments. They finished 2015 as #1 in the Midlands Homebuilding Industry in permits and new home closings
that covers Richland, Lexington, and Kershaw Counties. Congratulations to Michael Nieri, founder and owner, and to their
80 plus employees for winning this prestigious award!