Palmer-Dickerson Home Utilities Incorporated was started by two Marine Corp Utility Officers, Ralph Palmer and Charlie Dickerson in 1970. Palmer-Dickerson, Inc specializes in residential and commercial heating and air conditioning selling the Trane product line. The company is family owned and operated by Joe and Terry Compton, the son-in law and daughter of Charlie Dickerson. Joe as the president of the company has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Terry has her Master's Degree in Education. They both graduated from the University of South Carolina and are natives of Beaufort.