Building Florence Together

About Us

Building Florence Together Community Development Corporation is an entity under the City of Florence that is committed to promoting equality, economic vitality, and improved quality of life for City of Florence residents through new construction, housing rehabilitation, financial literacy and community education, small business education, and workforce development. 


Mission Statement

Building Florence Together Community Development Corporation exists to promote equality, economic vitality, and improve the quality of life for City of Florence residents. Our goal is to provide access to appropriate housing, revitalization of neighborhoods, and empower residents and small businesses through education and Workforce Development partnerships.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Building Florence Together Community Development Corporation is to ensure that all residents, neighborhoods, and small businesses are positioned for economic stability, revitalization, and growth so that the entire city will experience Full Life to Full Forward.   

Core Values

  • Equality and Access

  • Engagement through Collaboration

  • Empowerment through Education

  • Economic Vitality

  • Excellence in Execution

Strategic Methods

  • New Construction

  • Housing Rehabilitation

  • Financial Literacy and Community Education

  • Small Business Education

  • Workforce Development

Board of Directors

Tyron Jones

Board President

Employer: Florence-Darlington Technical College


Frank C. Swaggard

Board Vice President

Employer: Wukela Law Firm


Terrance J. Thomas

Board Treasurer

Employer: Retired


Jammie J. McDonald

Board Secretary

Employer: First Citizens Bank and Trust Company


Les Echols

Board Member

Employer: Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Christopher Handley

Board Member

Employer: Helping Florence Flourish


Tim Waters

Board Member

Employer: Community Market


Suzanne La Rochelle

Board Member

Employer: Self-Employed


Devon Long

Board Member

Employer: Lee County School District


Phone Number:
(843) 665-3175
324 West Evans Street
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm