In Texas Bobby did the first 4 FMA funded slab elevations in League City, Texas. Ever since then he has worked in multiple towns including League City, Friendswood, Dickinson, Houston, Austin, Galveston County, Pavalor, and Seguin, Texas.
Elevating the St. Mary Parish’s Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretive Center out of the swamp – literally!
The Cajun Coast Welcome and Interpretive Center was scheduled to open to visitors this past summer. That was before the building started sinking into the very swamp the facility was built to showcase. Visitors driving by can see the dip in the building from afar. At last check, the building has sunk more than four feet.
The 1,200-ton, 16,000 square feet building appears to have sunken in the middle. The pictures you see are not doctored. One local newspaper noticed the water lilies next to the building are now higher than the front door.The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau, who will eventually call the Center home, has been working with the contractor and architect on fixing the sinking problem. Early discussions included two options – either fix the current structure, or knock it down and start over.
Bobby's work in Louisiana goes back to 2010 after the Katrina Hurricane advent. He worked in the State HMGP grants and FMA SRL grants for Elevation raising structures 4 to 16 feet. Bobby's biggesst project to date was elevating and repair the Morgan CIty Vistor Center, which had a castophic failure close to completion. Bobby and others designed a process to lift, stablize and level the vistor center back to the correct height, then completed the rehab and finishes required to open the center to visitors.
In New Jersey after Super Storm Sandy, Bobby started working house elevations in 2013. Raising homes under the RREM HUD federal grant, we offered full turn-key elevated homes packages, handling all the work, grant paperwork and guiding homeowners through the difficult processwe did pier and beam Elevation's, slab separations and Demo roof tear off to add a level working in Keyport, Keansburg, Tom's River, LBI, Brick, Point Pleasant, Manasquan and Wildwood.
Starting out in St Louis we worked on a lot of historical rehabs structures from single-family, multifamily, commercial space, bars and restaurants. This work was in the historical areas of Benton Park, Central West and Soulard in St Louis. Many of the structures we worked on dated back to the 1800’s.