Meet H.B. "Buck" Limehouse, Jr.
H.B. "Buck" Limehouse, Jr., Founder
Office Phone: (843) 577-6242
Office Fax: (843) 577-0504
Buck is a Charleston native, a 1960 Citadel graduate, an avid outdoors man, a proven community leader and a proud family man. Buck founded Limehouse Properties in 1974. Buck has also served in various roles in the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In 1993 Governor Carroll Campbell appointed H.B. Limehouse as Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. During his tenure at the Department of Transportation, Limehouse involved his efforts to improve the overall quality of transportation in South Carolina. He initiated several major transportation projects that totaled in the billions of dollars. Governor Mark Sanford asked Limehouse to become South Carolina’s first Secretary of Transportation and he was then confirmed by the State Senate in May 2007. He served in the position until February 2011.
Among the many honors he has received throughout his long-time career, Limehouse was named “Transportation Advocate of the Year in 1995 by the South Carolina Transportation Policy Council and received the prestigious Order of the Palmetto from Governor Carroll Campbell in 1995 and a second Order of the Palmetto from Governor Beasley in 1999. He is listed in “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in America.” In 1995, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University and in 1996, the Citadel bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctorate in Business.
Today, Limehouse continues to serve the state of South Carolina through his business consulting in the arenas of transportation and infrastructure. In addition, he speaks and is a panelist at a number of national forums on the development of administration of state infrastructure banks and public transportation issues. Buck is married to the former Frances Fennell of Walterboro, South Carolina and they have four sons and grandchildren.