About LCK

What is an owner's representative?

LCK is an owner’s representative​ offering project management services that help our clients maximize the value of their development projects while remaining on schedule and within budget.

In general, an owner’s representative is any professional that your business, institution or organization hires to perform a specialized service. In the context of construction and development, an owner’s representative is a professional who manages every stage of your project, from planning to development to closing.


LCK was one of the first to launch the concept. Our connection with a commercial real estate and property management company, Colliers, allows us to offer comprehensive services above and beyond others in our industry.

Because we are an owner’s representative, we are uniquely situated among others who offer design, project management or construction management services at risk as a general contractor. The differentiator of LCK is that we select designers and contractors for the development team – we do not replace what they do, but direct and monitor their work as an advocate for you.

While working for you and protecting your interests first and foremost, we have an unparalleled ability to identify measures that save time and cost at every stage of a project. ​ You can rely on us to find these savings because we have no conflict of interest.

In short, we are a value-added project management solution​ that generates savings equal to or in excess of our fees for services. ​ We consistently deliver projects on time and within the approved budget without sacrificing your quality expectations.

Who we are

Solutions to deliver your projects

LCK is a privately held woman-owned business jointly owned by its President/CEO, Mickey Layden, and Colliers ​ | South Carolina. The firm was originally founded as the construction management division of Colliers | South Carolina in 1994 and was re-organized as an independent, woman-owned corporation in 2001.

What truly differentiates LCK, however, is the skill and experience of our staff. LCK has assembled a team of dynamic individuals who concentrate on the client's interests at each phase, from conception to completion. Our degreed professionals have backgrounds in engineering, architecture and general contracting, all of which we bring to bear on behalf of our clients.


locations in South Carolina


years of experience


average projects in progress annually


million volume average per year

Office locations in South Carolina


1301 Gervais Street, Suite 601, Columbia, SC 29201


4289 Spruill Avenue, Suite 200,

North Charleston, SC 29405


55 E. Camperdown Way, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601


145 W. Main Street, Suite 300, Spartanburg SC 29306

Why work with us

Why work with LCK?

Many architectural and engineering firms as well as developers offer “project management services” as an additional service. ​ While they may be completely capable of managing a project, a firm offering services in the capacity of designer or developer simply cannot also be an “owner’s representative.” ​ That is what differentiates LCK.

Because we are an owner’s representative, our project management services are unlike anything offered by those disciplines. We have no conflict of interest in the project – our sole objective is to protect your interest.

LCK offers an integrated approach to project management, coordinating among our subject matter experts whose combined efforts maximize the results and value of every project. We call this the LCK Advantage.

Leadership by a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Experience totaling hundreds of industrial, retail, office, government, healthcare, religious, non-profit and special use projects

Systematic project management processes

Reliable cost and schedule control

Results-oriented risk management and contract administration

Degreed design and construction professionals with a comprehensive real estate perspective, including facilities operations

A flexible team that adapts our services to your organization’s culture

Licensed general contractor and construction manager (South Carolina)

Partial Client List

Since its inception, LCK has played key roles in developing first-class facilities for national corporations as well as non-profits, government agencies and real estate investors. We are proud to count among some our current and former clients the following organizations:

Advance Auto Parts

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank

AllSouth Federal Credit Union


Ameris Bank


Blanchard Machinery

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina



Calhoun County

Cape Fear Farm Credit Union

Carolina Honda

Cedar Creek Baptist Church

City of Beaufort

City of Charleston

City of Columbia

Columbia College

Columbia Nephrology

Columbia YMCA

Columbia Nephrology

County of Lexington

Diamond Motorz


EdVenture Children's Museum

Forest Park Shopping Center

Franklin Street Properties

First Citizens Bank

First Reliance Bank

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Gerber Childrenswear

Glenfield Capital

Hammond School

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church


Knauf Insulation

Landmark Shopping Center

Lexington Baptist Church

Lexington County Recreation Commission

Midlands Housing Alliance

Municipal Association of South Carolina

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Orangeburg County School District 5

Palmetto Health Credit Union

Prisma Health

Prisma Health Toumey

RealOp Investments

Reger Holdings, LLC

Regions Bank


Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority

Sisters of Charity, Providence Hospital

South Carolina Technical Colleges

South State Bank

Spyder Automotive

The Cat Clinic

The Citadel

Techtronic Industries North America

University of South Carolina Alumni Association

University of South Carolina Development Foundation

University of South Carolina Palmetto Colleges

United Way of the Midlands

Well Partners

Webster University

Wells Fargo

Weston, Inc.

Yawkey Wildlife Center

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​ © 2021 LCK, LLC


1301 Gervais Street, Suite 601,

Columbia, SC 29201


4289 Spruill Avenue, Suite 200,

North Charleston, SC 29405


55 E. Camperdown Way, Suite 200,

Greenville, SC 29601


145 W. Main Street, Suite 300,

Spartanburg, SC 29306

​ © 2021 LCK, LLC

1301 Gervais Street, Suite 600, Columbia, SC 29201

55 E. Camperdown Way, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601

40 Calhoun Street, Suite 460, Charleston, SC 29204

145 W. Main Street, Suite 300, Spartanburg SC 29306