Treasurer and Controller

After earning a degree in Business Administration from College of Charleston and with 18 years of public accounting experience at Gamble Givens & Moody, PA, CPAs, Pat McDermott joined The Beach Company in 1997.

Pat McDermott has held his South Carolina Board of Accountancy license since 1981. As member of South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA), over the years he chaired numerous committees and served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and on the Board of Directors and was honored by SCACPA with The President’s Award for Service in 1998. As a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), he was South Carolina’s only elected member to AICPA Governing Council, serving two consecutive terms ending in 2015. Pat McDermott also served on the Board of Directors of The United Methodist Relief Center, in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

The diversity of work is what Pat McDermott enjoys most about The Beach Company. “No two days are the same. I find the planning and permitting process to be fascinating. It is a part of development that not many people see. The procedures required to go from drawing board to beginning construction are many, and experience and creativity are necessary to make the plan reflect input from all sides – including neighborhoods and governments – to obtain final approvals. And the final product always represents the collective process.”


Executive Team