Care: The Purest Agent of Change
It’s amazing to witness what’s possible when people make the decision to come together; not because they can, but because they care.
In this industry, tactical-logistical planning and coordination is a factor that cannot be overlooked and most importantly; rushed.
However… In the time of need, an intangible attribute kicks in, and simply bypasses the laws of principles and produces something extraordinary. This attribute is called care.
“People who do things because they care, will always go over and above what is required; which exceeds the expectation.”
That was exactly what took place when Beck Envision got the call that a portion of McLane Elementary School, located in Brandon Florida, caught on fire under an act of God; a lightning strike three weeks before school started.
This was the activation that called the great people within our community, who know how to build great things, to ignore everything around them and come together to submit themselves to serve the need.
Adelmarie Bones, with Air Analytics, helped us obtain all testing approvals within a few days to make sure the building was safe to demolish.
Ben Moore, with HCPS, expedited the entire process. He, along with the maintenance and facilities staff, assisted with disconnecting systems and utilities, which was critical in order to get us started.
Chris McLaughlin, with HCPS, helped us plan each shut down for chilled water and startup of the system.
Corries Culpepper, with HCPS, Corries helped us develop a safety plan to ensure work could continue with staff and student safety in mind.
Allen Greene, Sr., Co-Founder of Envision-CS, and Olukayode Badmus, Superintendent with Envision-CS, provided us manpower and supplemented staff to keep things on schedule. Their crews helped with all types of miscellaneous work, clean up and hand graded over 14,000 square feet for sod and sidewalks.
Brian Bishop, with Ervin Bishop Construction, arranged crews on short notice. His crew did an excellent job working together to complete the job as planned.
Don French, Jr., French’s Air Conditioning, and his team were instrumental in helping us to plan and complete multiple chilled water shutdowns. Even with very poor conditions, things were kept safe and French’s Air continued until they were complete and lines filled.
Chuck Gray, with Kimmins Contracting Corp, helped expedite approvals from the county. His crew went above and beyond; they worked over two weekends to keep us on schedule. They also delivered 17 truckloads of fill after demolition and rough graded before demobilizing.
Principal Langston, with McLane Middle School, coordinated with staff to avoid our work areas so that we could continue without interruption.
Scott Anderson, with HCPS, expedited the demo permit, helped with inspections and repair planning for safety and sidewalks.
We asked Shea Hughes, with Sunrise Landscape, if he could find 11,600 square feet of sod and install it in two days or less. He did not let us down. His crew worked all day Friday and Saturday to get it done.
Harley Anauo, Superintendent with The Beck Group, worked three weekends in a row, while also working long hours during the week. He did not let the weather impact the schedule. He handled anything that had to be done, big or small, to keep things moving.
The future of our community will always be strong, simply because we have people who care.