Nov 5th, 2014 – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston honored a merit award to Cherry Companies for their Favrot Apartment Demolition at the 14th annual Excellence in Construction Gala. This prestigious honor was granted at the Wortham Theater in front of more than 200 fellow construction
Cherry Companies submitted their projectto a panel of industry expert judges in August, and the winners were announced during the Gala on October 30th by guest emcee Josh Reno, 20-year radio veteran who can be heard on 94.5 the Buzz in Houston. Other project categories range from commercial and industrial construction to interior renovations and historical restorations. The award not only commends remarkable feats in the construction industry, but also the project’s safety record.
Laurence H. Favrot Tower Apartments, which once housed extended stay patients families and medical students, posed a substantial challenge due to its proximity to other building in the Medical Center. The 13 story, curtain wall façade and poured in place concrete structure had to be taken down using a combination of conventional and hand demolition techniques. The deconstruction of the building generated an estimated 30,000 tons of concrete and 40,000 tons of steel; all of which were completely recycled at one of Cherry’s five Houston area recycling facilities.
The Excellence in Construction award is a proud achievement, and a testament to Cherry‘scommitment to a safe and skilled workforce.
Based on the Merit Shop and Free Enterprise principles, ABC of Greater Houston helps members win construction related work and deliver that work safely, ethically, and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.