The Wrenn Group, LLC, the company behind several of the Lowcountry’s most inviting communities, infuses each of its properties with distinctive elements designed to create the most comfortable and active lifestyle possible.
A graduate of Hanahan High School and Clemson University where he was a member of the National Championship football team, The Wrenn Group founder, C. Ray Wrenn, constantly strives to improve quality and maintain positive relationships in all his business ventures.
Upon graduating, Ray joined the family business Columbia Disposal Service (CDS) in Columbia, S.C. Within months, Ray was moved up to oversee the family business(es). “My dad saw that I was passionate about the business,” Ray recalls. “I’m also very systems and detail oriented and was able to take the company from ledger cards to computerized systems for routing, customer service, maintenance, and quality control.” Ray explains that the garbage business has “an incredible amount of moving parts.” Soon, Ray had expanded CDS and its affiliates into a company with branches in Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta and Savannah, GA, Walterboro, Cheraw, and Charleston, SC, Greensboro, NC, and Las Vegas, NV. What started in 1984 with five employees quickly mushroomed into an operation with more than 200 employees in 20 counties and five states.
Under Ray’s direction, The Wrenn Group has assembled a vibrant, dedicated team of professionals who contribute a vast array of resources and wisdom. The group has a unilateral commitment to the local community and a focus on creating highly-functioning neighborhoods that bring people together while preserving the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.
About the Founder – C. Ray Wrenn
A native of Charleston and a graduate of Hanahan High School, Ray Wrenn founded The Wrenn Group, formerly known as Wrenn Development in 1999. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management from Clemson University where he was a member of the 1981 National Championship football team. After graduation, Ray spent time with the family business, CDS, which was started by his father. After tracking the upswing real estate market, Ray decided to diversify his holdings by utilizing his creativity and intrigue with real estate development and design to start The Wrenn Group. His first project was Riverland Woods Apartments, a 288 apartment home community that he built on James Island in 1999. Atlantic Palms Apartments in North Charleston, The Crestmont Apartments in Columbia, The Retreat Luxury Condominiums on James Island, The Battery at Park West in Mount Pleasant, and The Channel at Bowen in South Carolina soon followed.
“As a Realtor, I can attest to the quality, diligence, and customer service that The Wrenn Group brings to the community and my clients. From contract to closing, every transaction has gone smooth and The Wrenn Group always follows through with what they say they’re going to do!”
- Cathy Sembower (Real Estate Agent)