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“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price.” – Sun Tzu
Born in New York in 1976, Billy Gavigan knew from an early age what he wanted to become and has gone on to fulfill that dream and achieve the goals he set early on. He worked for his father, James Gavigan, in his real estate development and construction company as a child, diligently learning the business before enlisting in the USMC, where he stayed for twelve years. When he joined the Marines, he was chosen to be a member of the Elite Special Operations Capable Groups (SOC) 2nd Bn 5th Marines and later EOD “Bomb Squad”. Then, in record time he was promoted to the rank of SSgt. and went on to advance to selection for Gunnery Sgt Before he was meritoriously Commissioned. Billy Gavigan received numerous medals, and he traveled the world performing one of the most dangerous missions in the world with the EOD Units (Bomb Squad).
The highlight of his career was being selected as a Commissioned Officer by his Commanders and recommend by several elected officials, because of his keen outstanding, strong leadership ability and his selfless devotion to his Marines and the Mission. Billy Gavigan will tell You his greatest personal honor was being chosen to attend The Citadel, while he was on active duty under the program (MECEP), to become a Marine Officer. Interestingly, no one in his family had ever attended a university, most male family members served in the Military for generations. During his service on active duty, Billy learned valuable lessons and left the Marines with an understanding of Federal and State governments operations. During his service, he was assigned to protect the President of the United States, often serving on his direct support team. Moreover, he taught FBI classes for bomb investigations and led a number of real-world missions that placed him directly in harm’s way, to include hostage rescue missions. Those experiences would pay off for him in his career and, actually, laid the foundation for his effective governmental relations and interactions. After leaving the Corps, Billy sharpened and perfected his business skills and abilities to the point where he would realize a good deal when it presented itself. He pursued real estate and urban redevelopment and ultimately decided to make the South Carolina real estate market his next goal, and he did so with great success. Billy had only a small bank balance at that time, but his unrelenting self-confidence, coupled with his effective negotiating skills, and a wealth of knowledge of the market, he became a member of an exclusive business group consisting of top developers, land owners and government officials in the southeast. Generally, he would have been shut out and would not have been allowed in this exclusive circle by a regular broker or outsider. However, these are the folks whom he met through a proven track record of high return deals he put together totaling more than $500 million in direct sales and $2 billion in indirect and development relationships, having great growth impact on the southeast. Some say Billy is successful because he kept a core group of influential mentors to guide him. Billy still communicates with his mentors and Military comrades on a regular basis and seeks advice from them often. Rather than golfing and fishing, he invests his time and status to establish contacts within the industry to promote veterans’ rights and support worthwhile causes. He has become one of the most respected brokers and growth and development experts in the southeast. Billy is most proud of the civic work and donations he has contributed to injured veterans’ groups.
President/CEO at The Gavigan GroupDecember 2005 – Present | Beaufort South Carolina
Mr Gavigan Serves as the President and CEO of a Portfolio of Real Estate Based Corporations providing services and development in SC/ NC/ GA
Builder at Wexford Plantation, South CarolinaJuly 2013 – December 1999
COO at Iceman Icehouse & Best Price IceJanuary 2012 – December 2014 | Beaufort South Carolina
Launch of the most innovative Ice Vending Machine in the world with Charles Marshall
MECEP at United States Marine CorpsJanuary 2001 – January 2003
Explosive Safty Officer at USMCJanuary 1997 – January 1998
Explsive Ordnance Disposal at USMC / US DOS / SOTGiFebruary 1999 – Present | Global
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operations & Global Anti Terrorism Assistance Instructor
Hoosick Falls Junior – Senior High School
Tamarac Senior High School
TCLConcentration: Engineering, Electronics
The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaConcentration: Education/History
A safety brief and micromanagement lessonAugust 1, 2016
Hilton Head and Beaufort real estate leader Billy Gavigan is helping lead Hurricane Sandy relief in SCApril 20, 2016
Sandy charity accused of squandering donors’ Southern hospitalityApril 20, 2016
Beaufort businessman paints over graffiti on street signs and a building for sale.April 19, 2016