Mike Bedenbaugh: Business, Preservation & Community

Michael Bedenbaugh’s storied journey in business, preservation and community leadership has led him to a life full of challenges, successes and a touch of adventure experienced by few people.

A Prosperity, SC native, Mike was born with a reverence for history, evident from his early connections to his Great Grandfather’s home. After dedicating five years to the US Navy aboard the USS South Carolina, Mike expanded his horizons by studying International Studies and History at both USC and Columbia University, New York. This academic background laid the foundation he would later carry into his diverse career.

His initial foray into the corporate realm took him to New York, where he joined the product marketing firm Post No Bills, Inc. that collaborated with corporate powerhouses like Phillip Morris USA and RCA Records. In 1990, Mike moved the company headquarters to Prosperity SC and became CEO. Over the next decade, Mike, alongside his wife and business partner Doreen Sullivan, grew the company to include DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, and MGM and opened branch offices in Los Angeles and New York. During this time, he also played pivotal roles in local planning, preservation, and community service. After becoming President of Preservation SC in 2007, Bedenbaugh created and managed numerous programs that advanced the mission of PreserveSC while creatively addressing the challenges inherent in endangered historic properties. He was responsible for raising millions of dollars for Preservation Projects and saved dozens of historic properties through real estate successes that otherwise would have been lost. Mike was awarded the Order of the Palmetto for his work by Gov. Henry McMaster.

Mike is currently the owner of Bedenbaugh Rental Properties LLC and Map Media LLC, a social media company that produces his video podcast, “Perspective with Michael Bedenbaugh“. His storied journey in preservation and community leadership has led him to a distinguished position with BlackStreamĀ®. Mike is currently a licensed residential real estate agent with BlackStreamĀ® | Christie’s International Real Estate and a commercial associate advisor with SVN BlackStream.