by Jeff Nielsen
The Houston Contractors Association completed another successful Contractor’s Demolition Day this month making this the fifth Demolition Day that HCA has done for Mayor Parker. On May 17, 2014 seven HCA contractors working in concert with Mayor Parker’s office and the Department of Neighborhood’s removed 37 abandoned and dangerous buildings from around the city. At the press conference attended by Mayor Parker and Council Member Jack Christie, the Mayor thanked Bruce White, President of HCA for this donation of time and equipment to the city and recognized the contracting community for the role they play in keeping the city moving. She stated that the City would not be able to remove so many of these dangerous structures if it were not for the help of HCA. “This is a win-win-win said Parker, good for the neighborhoods, good for public safety and good for public health.”
HCA would like to personally thank everyone who participated in this project and made it the success that it was. Participating contractors included; Cherry Companies, Conrad Construction Co., Inc., Peltier Brothers Construction, Jerdon Enterprise, L.P., Texas Sterling Construction, C.E. Barker, Ltd., and Reytec Construction Resources, Inc.
We would also like to thank the following companies that donated their time, money and material to help make this event happen; Gulf Coast Stabilized Material, Park Construction, Lipps & Associates Surveying, Contractors Paving Supply, Inc., Mustang Cat, Doggett Heavy Machinery Services, and Naegeli Transportation, Inc. This was a great event for the City of Houston and for HCA. Mayor Parker was extremely pleased with the outcome, the residence near these sites were estatic to have these buildings removed and we are all looking forward to doing this event again next year.
To see all the photos of the event click here.