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August 13, 2014 - New City Partnership Aims To Keep Concrete Out Of Landfills

By: Florian Martin, August 11th, 2014 06:00 AM At the Cherry concrete recycling center on Holmes Road, trucks were dumping big blocks of concrete into a large funnel. “That kind of sifts out some of the dirt,” Max Hounshell with Cherry Companies said. He pointed to some workers at a conveyor belt. “After the guys kind of hand-sift […]

August 6, 2014 - City of Houston Announces Partnership With Cherry Companies

Houston, TX – August 6, 2014 –Mayor Annise D. Parker announced today that the City’s six Neighborhood Depository and Recycling Centers will begin accepting concrete for recycling.  The addition of concrete recycling highlights the City’s continued efforts to mine valuable commodities from the waste stream and save natural resources by using material already in existence. […]

August 1, 2014 - Cherry Demolition Wins Highest Safety Honor

HOUSTON, TX (AUGUST 1,2014) The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Houston Chapter honored Cherry Demolition the highest award—Diamond level—for the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program at their membership breakfast on July 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Jay Marak, Vice President of Safety Operations, was present at the annual breakfast to receive the award […]


HOUSTON, TX – Although he is a very familiar face within the organization, Cherry Companies has a new leader in its midst. Travis Schultz has been with Cherry for 16 years and has served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. He has recently assumed the duties of Divisional Manager of Cherry’s Commercial Demolition. “He […]

March 27, 2014 - Cherry Responds to Houston’s Apartment Inferno

HOUSTON (March 27, 2014) – Nearly twenty-four hours into the aftermath of Houston’s first Five-Alarm fire in over a decade, Cherry Companies, the Houston-based demolition and recycling company, was contracted to bring the remaining structures of the multi-story Axis apartment complex to the ground. The remaining standing structures included a large portion of apartment units […]

March 5, 2014 - Cherry Expands Stabilized Materials Capacity By Opening Seventh New Plant

HOUSTON (MARCH 5,2014) – Keeping pace with the growth and expansion of the Houston metropolitan area, locally-based Cherry Companies estimates it will produce 500,000 tons of stabilized material at its seventh and newly opened stabilized materials plant. Adding this new facility, Cherry now has a combined production capacity of two million tons of materials at […]

December 15, 2013 - Cherry removes Astrodome ramps safely in seconds

The Astrodome came closer to its original appearance on Sunday, December 8th when Cherry Companies removed the Helix ramps. The work, part of the ongoing Reliant Astrodome site work, had no impact the Astrodome structure itself.

December 12, 2013 - Joe Rizzo Elected to HCA Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TEXAS (Dec. 12, 2013)—Joe Rizzo, business development manager for Cherry, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors for the Houston Contractors Association (HCA). Cherry is a Houston-based recycling and demolition company founded in 1952. Rizzo begins his term in January 2014 as part of a 13-member board of directors […]

December 3, 2013 - Texas A&M Construction Science Students Visit Cherry Companies

  Texas A&M construction science students spent Nov. 1 visiting five construction-related businesses across the state were they viewed the latest construction, material production and manufacturing practices as part of their fall 2013 semester field day activities. And among those five exemplary construction businesses was Houston’s own Cherry Companies. During their visit Aggie Co-Sci students […]

October 21, 2013 - Cherry opens 6th stabilized material plant in southwest Houston

HOUSTON, TEXAS (Oct. 17, 2013)—Cherry’s Stabilized Materials Division has opened yet another stabilized material plant, giving Cherry a total of six stabilized facilities in the Greater Houston Area. This newest plant produces stabilized sand and road base material for companies located primarily in Fort Bend County and the Richmond Rosenberg area. The new state-of-the-art stabilized […]