Former textile plant in Seneca, South Carolina re-purposed into a climate-controlled boat, camper and RV storage facility

Take Cover's facility has over 200,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor space for boat and RV storage.

Take Cover Lake Keowee South, LLC will open in the former Covidien plant in early 2018. The building and surrounding 74 acres of property were recently acquired by Greenville real estate investors Larry Rochester and John Boyd. Rochester has owned and re-purposed several former mills in and around Greenville, in addition to operating Buy-Low Beauty Supply in the Upstate. Boyd is an accomplished real estate entrepreneur, who notably assembled the land for Project ONE in downtown Greenville.

Recognizing a shortage of high quality, secure, indoor boat storage near Lake Keowee, the pair engaged Seneca architect Jim McKibbon to assist with the design. When construction is complete, the facility will have approximately 200 spaces to house RVs and boats. Take Cover can accommodate RVs up to 45 feet in length, trailered boats up to 35 feet, as well as personal watercraft. The facility is fully sprinklered and has monitored security cameras inside and outside. Unlike surface lots enclosed by chain-link fencing, the Seneca facility will provide a higher level of security, protect boats, campers, and RVs from the weather, as well as reduce the need for winterizing these vehicles.

Take Cover’s concierge, virtual marina service will keep clients’ watercrafts “fun ready” by delivering them clean, fueled, and ready to go at the South Cove County Park dock seven days a week. Upon return from the lake, Take Cover personnel will trailer and clean the client’s boat and return it to its secure parking space within the facility.

For more information contact Blake Jones at 864.608.9270, or visit

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