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D.F. Chase

a full recovery After the largest non-hurricane disaster in recorded U.S. history, this company rebuilt one of Nashville’s most treasured icons, the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, defeating all odds.

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A Full Recovery

Nashville’s D.F. Chase revives the iconic Opryland Hotel after the flood of 2010

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left: A view of three restaurant sections being rebuilt in the Opryland Hotel Garden Conservatory below: A view of the flooded Cumberland River bank the day after the flood. Photos courtesy D.F. Chase.

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t was recorded as the largest non-hurricane natural disaster in the history of the country; and, it turned the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort into a water-laden disaster zone. But D.F. Chase accomplished what was thought to be impossible – the rebuilding of a Nashville icon in only five months, turning it into something even more spectacular than it was before. As flood waters began cresting over the Nashville, Tenn. levees in early May, 2010, it became apparent to the owners of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center that the damage to the property would be extensive and the rebuilding effort would need to be fast and seamless. They did not hesitate who to contact. The night of the flood, executives of Nashville-based D.F. Chase, Inc., received an urgent phone call about the impending damage to the Opryland hotel. “We need your help to assess the damage?” was the main issue on the owner’s mind. When the flooding finally stopped, one million square feet of the hotel sat under 10 to 20 feet of water, putting 1,743 employees out of jobs, as well. Having completed the renovation of 2,600 rooms three years prior, Chase knew the property well. The company had also completed about 300 other projects for Opryland in the past and had experienced superintendents and subcontractors who were familiar with the building, including the mechanical, electrical and IT systems which were completely destroyed. “It’s easier to put humpty dumpty back together again when you’re familiar with the pieces,” said David Chase, executive vice president of D.F. Chase. The company’s founder, Dean Chase, had built the hotel originally in 1977. The D.F. Chase team worked with representatives of Gaylord’s Opryland hotel to develop a schedule, budget, and scope of work to be performed. The owners were faced with a $270 million cleanup and repair with a six-month completion schedule, but Chase assured Gaylord executives that it would be done. After four weeks of pumping out the water and lugging off 1,180 dumpsters filled with debris, Chase was left with only five months to complete the repairs. “We had to pump and circulate air throughout the building to control the moisture inside in order to prevent mold from ruining the parts of the property that weren’t under water,” Chase said. “That’s not an easy task in Tennessee in May, June and July.”

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previous page: The Falls Lounge in the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. above: The Magnolia entrance to the Opryland Hotel. Photos courtesy Gaylord Opryland.

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Superior fire protection

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ince 1976 Superior Fire Protection, Inc. has provided quality fire protection products and services to commercial and residential customers across the country. With four offices in Tennessee and Oklahoma servicing clients in 19 states, Superior Fire Protection is ready to meet all fire protection needs. The company is part of American Fire Protection Group, a multimillion-dollar network of expert companies servicing clients from coast to coast. Through network affiliations, Superior Fire Protection designs, fabricates and installs fire protection and alarm systems, and provides 24/7 repair, maintenance and inspection services. They have been servicing the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for 25 years.

DROPS- Everything Scenic

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rops-Everything Scenic is a full-service scenic painting studio serving the entertainment, commercial and residential markets. Drops-Everything specializes in many styles of painting and design, including scenic, graphic, trompe l’oeil, architectural and faux finishes. Established in 1986, DropsEverything provides painted interior murals and wall coverings which are applied like wallpaper — seamlessly or with as few seams as the space allows. Drops-Everything also provides custom soft goods & scenic painting for exhibits, live productions, themed environments, special events and film/video. For more information please call 615-333-0401.

PICTURED: The new Cascade Lobby registration and check in. Photos courtesy Gaylord Opryland.

“They were losing millions of dollars every day it was closed. It was imperative that we get them back up and running as soon as possible.”

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“They were losing millions of dollars every day it was closed. It was imperative that we get them back up and running as soon as possible,” said Paschal O’Dwyer, D.F. Chase VP of Operations and project lead for the rebuild. “Everyone said five months was impossible.” D.F. Chase is known for its ability to mobilize quickly and work fast. Gaylord felt confident that the team in place would rise to meet the task, and tried to look at the situation in a positive light. The main common areas of the hotel, such as the lobby, conservatory and restaurant sections hadn’t been updated since the 1980s and were in need of renovation anyway. Hotel executives decided to make a big transformation and go with a more modern look. “Although it was an unfortunate event, Gaylord used it as an opportunity to renovate areas that really needed it,” Chase said. “The volume of work that was put into place in such a short amount of time was incredible. They’ve always been one of our favorite clients and we were privileged and honored to be a part of the hotel’s restoration. It gave us a sense of pride. This is a special client for us.” A special client in a special situation calls for special handling. The rebuilding required immense man power and the project averaged 800 men on the work site at one time with 1,100 men at peak performance. Vice President of Field Operations, Dennis Gregory led the way along with 7 project superintendents. Work went on seven days a week with 12-hour shifts. Paschel O’Dwyer, Vice President of Operations at D.F. Chase, worked directly on the site every day with Gaylord. He had acted as senior manager of the 2007 renovation project so he was quite familiar with the resort. O’Dwyer has been with the company for fifteen years and has come from field engineer to Vice President and become one of the company’s greatest assets. Reconstruction needed to move as swiftly as the floodwaters that had caused so much damage. The architects, based in Atlanta, were asked to have representatives on site seven days a week in order to respond immediately to RFI’s. There were no delays caused by unanswered e-mails or missed phone calls. The rebuilding effort consisted of the repair and renovation of 717 guestrooms, six restaurant areas, a 1,200 person employee cafeteria, three bars, 70,000 sq. ft. of back-of-house administrative and office space, as well as 800,000 sq. ft. of exhibit and meeting space. Additionally, the entire mechanical, electrical, and IT systems had to be rebuilt. Construction Leaders Today 7


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“We didn’t have permanent power until mid-August,” O’Dwyer said. During the reconstruction, 21,400 sheets of drywall, 5,650 gallons of paint, and 9,000 hinges were used. In order to manage the reconstruction project as fast as possible, D.F. Chase executives decided to break it up into eight subprojects, including restaurants, exhibit space and guest rooms. Multiple subcontractors in one area all worked together at the same time. “We had three different drywall subcontractors and three to four different tile guys. We were able to put the right amount of manpower on it,” Chase said. “Everyone was local. No one was brought in from out of town. This was a major boost for the Nashville economy. As negative as the flood was, it created some much needed activity for the local construction industry.” Materials were local as well. Chase did not want to take the chance that something could get held up in customs. If some overseas material was preferred, it could be exchanged and built in later. No materials were brought in by boat or plane. They had to come by truck or it wasn’t included in the design. “It was a major communication and organizational undertaking. It went really well because everyone was a team player and bought into the system. We did what needed to be done to get reopened. Failure was not an option. We couldn’t fail. We were going to be done by November 1st,” Chase said. Mark Burrell of The Workman Company was in charge of the acoustical ceiling installation for the project. “The entire D.F. Chase team is very professional, organized, and committed to excellence.” Burrell said. “I believe part of the reason the Opryland renovation was such a success is because D.F. Chase is dedicated to working with subcontractors who are as committed to quality and customer service as they are.” What was seen as impossible by many was accomplished on schedule and in time for the resort’s midNovember “Country Christmas” holiday kickoff celebration. After Chase’s Nov. 1st completion, the hotel hired back 2,000 employees, retrained them, and opened its doors to the public on November 15th. Gaylord threw a grand reopening celebration which included performances by Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, and Sheryl Crow and invited close to 1,000 of the top event and meeting planners to come enjoy the celebration and see firsthand the work that had been done.

above: The Conservatory Wine Bar opposite: A Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in the Cascades Main Lobby. Photos courtesy Opryland Gaylord.

Alexander Metals

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lexander Metals, Inc. started in 1992 by Alec T. Estes, specializes in sales, fabrication and installation of building envelope products. The majority of Alexander Metals work is storefront, curtainwall, skylights and architectural metal panels. Alexander Metals has been recognized by the National Glass Association as one of America’s top 50 glaziers for the last 11 years and has won the “Awards of Excellence” presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors for the last 11 years. In addition to these awards, Alexander Metals, Inc. has received the STEP Award for safety by Associated Builders and Contractors and currently has an EMR of .77. The bulk of Alexander Metals work is within a 200 mile radius of Nashville; however, they have travelled further. They have enjoyed a long, successful relationship with D. F. Chase and look forward to projects in the future. Construction Leaders Today 9


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Waterstone Construction

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s the flood waters ravaged countless historical and iconic landmarks throughout the Nashville, Tenn. region, local companies such as Waterstone Construction, Inc. were primed and ready to begin the repair work overnight. Waterstone Construction, Inc. has been designing and installing unique fountains and water systems in the Nashville area and around the country since 1982, while founder, principal engineer and president John Houge has been working in the industry since the late 1970s. “As a unique specialist working in the building industry, we’ve always had the best partnerships and working relationships with local companies such as D.F. Chase,” Houge said. “On the Opryland flood project, we had a tight schedule for getting the resort back into operation. Fortunately, we were already familiar with the other builders, subcontractors and architects working on the project. We got in, installed over 100 new pump systems with related controls, performed repair work on the systems we had been installing over the years since the early 1980s, and got right back out in less than two months.” For Houge and Waterstone Construction, Inc., their work is simply art in motion. With the absolute best in artisan design work, quality materials and a lengthy history of success, Waterstone Construction, Inc. has remained the source for custom fountains and water works.

above: The pool area at the Opryland Hotel Photos courtesy Gaylord Opryland.

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erraScape provides a unique blower application of aggregate and soil products for institutional, corporate, residential and civic projects. TerraScape’s trucks and crews provide prompt and professional service to clients throughout the middle South. Contact TerraScape at 615-893-5125 or visit terrascapetn.com for more information.

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“They hosted a huge reopening celebration. It was a major deal for Opryland, and for us to be a part of it was special. We improved the facility, the overall property, and opened the hotel back up in time for the highlight event of the year,” Chase said. The company’s work on the flood-damaged resort has opened doors and created further opportunities with companies in the hospitality industry and other sectors. Nashville-based D.F. Chase was founded in 1986 as a full-service general contractor/construction management company by Chase’s father, Dean Chase, who now runs the company but plans on retiring soon. “I was born into the industry. I’ve spent my entire life interacting with construction sites and hearing stories about construction jobs,” David Chase said. “My father, Dean, is a father figure to many in the company. Some D.F. Chase employees have been working for my father longer than I’ve been alive. That naturally results in a lot of loyalty on the part of the company’s employees. It’s a real family like corporate culture.” The company, with about 100 employees, works on projects across the nation and Mexico. The main areas of focus are hospitality, healthcare, industrial, commercial, logistics, institutional, retail, and aviation projects. D.F. Chase manages about 20 to 30 projects at once. Quality of work and speed are the high priorities with Chase. “We’re just really fast. We sell on value, quality and schedule are what drives us,” David Chase said. “There’s also the hassle-free factor. We handle problems before they get to you. That can save you time and money and you can open three months earlier. Time is money. If you’re getting a project built faster and getting into the building and starting your operations faster, that’s a big advantage to you as a business owner.” Time was of the essence with the rebuilding of the Gaylord Opryland resort. Along with another building damaged in the flood, the famous Grand Ole Opry, it stands as an iconic property for Nashville. It was D.F. Chase’s dedication to quality and performance that allowed Opryland to reopen with a fanfare appropriate for a town named Music City. CLT Construction Leaders Today 11


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The Source of Power

Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has maintained a unique scope and a passion for electrical work, tempered by decades upon decades of experience. by Joel Cornell

Throughout a history spanning nearly half a century, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has brought a unique perspective to the building industry. Their project history is a veritable map of the most prominent buildings in Tennessee. Based out of the Wolfe family’s home town of Nashville, Tenn., Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has been providing the area with nothing but the absolute finest in professional electrical work. At the time of the company’s founding in 1967, the very first project Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. took on was not the small, innocuous project with which most building or electrical companies first begin. The Vanderbilt Holiday Inn, located in downtown Nashville, maintains nearly 300 rooms for patrons, with the full scale of amenities for executives, large meetings, conventions and corporate events. The hotel, which is still in operation today, served as a formative experience for the total scope and range Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has maintained throughout the years. Today, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. completes electrical work worth over $44 million gross volume annually. Their scope extends into both the commercial and industrial sectors, including work in 12 Spring 2011

hospitals, convention centers, data centers, corporate office buildings, prisons, churches, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. They also have an extensive expertise in power distribution systems. Above all else, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. maintains their primary goal as providing their customers with the best service, using only the best materials installed by highly qualified technicians at the very best price. The company’s team of highly-skilled tradesmen is continually working to improve the service the company delivers and their overall construction methods. Throughout their efforts, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. continues to offer new ideas and their expertise in the electrical contracting field. The iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center was originally constructed in 1977 and has stood for decades as the largest non-gaming casino in the continental U.S. outside Las Vegas. The facility originally consisted of over 400 guest rooms, a 19,000 sq. ft. luxury ballroom, an exhibit hall, three restaurants, four retail shops and nine meeting rooms. After a catastrophic flooding on May 3, 2010, Wolfe & Travis was called in because of their experience with large, difficult systems.

Since the founding of the Opryland Hotel, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has been instrumental in its renovation and expansion. Since 1983, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has completed nearly $55 million worth of work for Opryland. This work has included highly technical power and lighting work on over 2,800 suites and hotel rooms. In keeping with the concept, “time is money,” Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. kept a highly rigorous schedule throughout each phase of their myriad projects with the hotel. On average, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. completed approximately 15 rooms daily during their working process. Presently, Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. has been working with and budgeting for new facilities for a new phase of expansion within the hotel. Wolfe & Travis Electric, Inc. brings a unique range of experience and absolute constructability to each and every project they encounter. Based on a team concept, their tradesmen’s talent and skill is of the highest caliber. Their project managers serve in many additional capacities on each job, such as estimator. All of this lends a complex blend of knowledge, skill and dedication to every client. CLT.


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Nashville Carpet Center has been a leader in the carpet and flooring industry since its beginning nearly four decades ago. Many of their employees, including owner and founder Van Gilmore, have been in the industry much longer than that. Through their years of experience, growth and expansion, the geographic range of the company extends far outside of Nashville, Tenn. Many of their most high-profile jobs have taken them across the country, from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Los Angeles. “In those beginning years, we had a great focus on residential carpet and flooring,” Gilmore said. “From our residential work we naturally expanded into commercial work, gradually at first, gaining important experience. Over the years, the majority of our work has shifted to large-scale commercial projects. At the same time, our residential business has grown on a foundation of loyal, satisfied customers. So today, Nashville Carpet Center consists of a residential division and a contract and commercial division.” Many of the sales staffers at Nashville Carpet Center come from design-oriented backgrounds, so their skill sets are ideally suited to work with architects and designers. Often, Nashville Carpet Center works as an asset to architects, designers and clients by guiding them through the company’s expansive library of commercial sample books and lending their own carpet and flooring expertise. Wayne Bishop, contract and commercial division’s head of hospitality, has handled the company’s ongoing account with the nationally renowned Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville for nearly 15 years. In 2010, severe flooding in the area nearly destroyed many local buildings including the iconic hotel. Gaylord hired D.F. Chase Construction to oversee its extensive restoration, with Nashville Carpet Center as the flooring subcontractor. “The project itself involved recarpeting and reflooring over 549,000 sq. ft. throughout the resort. Due to the need to re-open the property by Christmas, the Gaylord Opryland restoration required 40 to 50 installers working around the clock during the final stages of our work,” Bishop said. “Usually, we are one of the last subcontractors to come on to such a job. While we are just beginning our work, we have to work around many other subcontractors who are finishing their work. Additionally, much of the carpeting we used came internationally via air freight, which put an even tighter hold around our schedule. Nonetheless, every aspect of the project was finished right and on time.” Nashville Carpet Center’s work across the country involves much more than just supply and installation. In areas such as specialty contracting work, design, shipping, logistics and travel arrangement their expertise is unsurpassed in the carpet and flooring industry. In renovation work, they have developed a highly efficient system for removing old carpet and flooring of all kinds. In environments utilizing office systems furniture, they specialize in using the lift system to replace carpet in a fast non-disruptive manner. Through special techniques, exact scheduling and working after hours, carpet can be replaced with no disruption of office function. “Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a rapid

Nashville Carpet Center beautiful flooring every time

expansion in the styling and quality within the industry,” Gilmore said. “Our personnel are some of the most qualified in the industry. Still, we have trainers come in from around the country so that we never stop learning and growing. We always keep in mind the fact that no matter how highly qualified we are, we want to learn the newest, most

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up to date techniques." From extensive projects involving design, planning, materials and installation to straightforward installation of owner-supplied materials, Nashville Carpet Center’s contract and commercial division brings experience, diligence and total quality to every job. CLT Construction Leaders Today 15


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Two Generations of Quality Service Sudberry Millwork Provides their wide range of clients with the best in cabinetry, furniture and wood products by Marylyn Simpson

Nashville-based Sudberry Millwork has been providing the nation with premiere custom architectural millwork and casework since 1977. Founded by Buford Sudberry and Burch Anderson, these longtime friends came together to create stand-out products which included custom cabinets, furniture, commercial displays and trim and fabricated wood. Sudberry Millwork has spent the last 13 years under the management of Tracy Green, a longtime employee of Sudberry and Anderson. Growing the company has been Green’s biggest goal since becoming president and he is focused on expanding their top-notch reputation. “We’ll pretty much do a job of any size,” Green said. “We’ll go anywhere. We’ve done jobs from New York to California. We haven’t gone out of the country, but if the opportunity was right, we would. The majority of our work is in the Southeast.” Currently employing a team of 40, Sudberry’s customer base is national chain restaurants, such as O’Charley’s and Ruby Tuesday, and general contractors. Priding themselves in their ability to take a single piece of wood and mold it into a useful, aestheticallypleasing product, Green said that not only are their standards of service above average, but their willingness to work with clients out-of-state gives them an edge other companies may not have. This turnkey shop is best known for its work on nurses’ stations, registration desks, bar dies, profile walls, paneling, doors and windows. “If someone comes to us with a project and we have the ability for it to be a turnkey project, we can be a one-stop deal. We deal with glass and hardware; but anything someone comes up with we have the ability to do,” Green said. “The two driving points of this industry are price and time frame. We have capability, willpower and manpower. If we get into a job that has a tight dead-

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line, our people are willing to put forth the effort it takes to meet that deadline. We design our projects to be as cost-efficient and time-efficient as possible. We’re a full service company and we offer good quality at a fair price.” Staying up-to-date with current industry trends has been a part of Sudberry’s expansion process. Sudberry is an AWI QualityCertified shop and also has the ability to work on LEED certified projects. Recognizing that the green movement is something that will continue to set industry standards, Green says that environmentally-friendly products will most likely become the industry norm within the next five

to 10 years. Currently switching to less toxic products like PureBond, a formaldehyde-free glue, has been a part of Sudberry Millwork’s movement towards improving their product standards. Although they are not FFC certified at this point, Green says that they will be in future, as environmental and green practice standards continue to rise. Regardless of reputation, they were not immune from the recent economic shift. Between 2008 and 2009, business dropped by 60 percent and has had to switch to what Green calls, “survival mode,” Instead of taking a backseat to the inevitable, Green and his team have combated their financial situation by using the decreased competition to their advantage, pricing their products at a point where they can still make a profit. And while Nashville’s May 2010 flooding devastated the city, Sudberry Millwork’s ability to react in a time of crisis not only helped to preserve and recover part of the city, but put into practice their philosophy of producing quality work under even under the most extreme of circumstances. “In a crisis we have the ability to react, and make things happen,” Green said. “The flood was in some ways a blessing for us. It gave us work we didn’t have. We are a company that can react to crisis, crazy deadlines and out of the norm situations.” CLT


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Using Concrete like Canvas

The Tennesee branch of Sundek Leaves an imprint wherever they go by Marylyn Simpson

For over 25 years, Nashville-based Sundek by nine-crew company, serving over 4,000 commercial Superior Concrete Resurfacing, Inc., has served the and residential customers, has retained many of state as a nationally-recognized decorative concrete its employees for 10 to 24 years. Each are trained resurfacing company. Owners, Andy and David in-house from the ground up, thus bringing a high Guy, have made an imprint on the commercial level of experience to each project. and residential concrete surfaces national chain “A key factor in our success has been the level of hotels like Marriott to the Nashville International dedication and talent of our employees,” Andy said. Airport. The Guy brothers continue to expand the “This is especially true because of the hands-on, family-owned business, taking on high-profile labor-intensive nature of the decorative concrete projects and establishing the company as the “go-to” coatings business.” organization for decorative concrete resurfacing. Sundek’s installation on pool decks has become Founded in 1984 by John and Marjorie Bon- the company’s calling card. The product’s ability to ney, aunt and uncle of the brothers, the company stay substantially cooler than regular concrete, its consisted of three employees and was the only affordability and its limitless custom designs and authorized Sundek dealer in Tennessee. Eventu- colors, make it appealing to pool owners. ally, the Bonneys retired, leaving Sundek to Andy Because Sundek had installed and serviced the and David to continue the family-owned-and exterior pool decks at the Opryland Hotel since operated tradition and to eventually grow it to a 1984, the hotel requested their expertise in solving 24-employee, $2 million per year business. a dangerous problem with customer’s slipping on Expanding their business into what it is today their indoor spa pool deck.  Sundek was able to has been an arduous and challenging process. The apply its SunStamp overlay product in the exact 20 Spring 2011

pattern and color as the original tile surface, including anti-slip protection. After the May 2010 flood that hit Nashville, the D. F. Chase Company, contractor for the restoration of the hotel, asked Sundek to repair any damage to the indoor spa pool deck. After an initial inspection of the damage, we were delighted to find that even after a week of being under muddy river water, our product had held up extremely well. After some minor repair on an expansion joint and a thorough cleaning and application of a new coat and sealer, the deck was restored to a like-new condition.  “The fact that all that was required was a minor repair, cleaning and resealing was a tribute to our product and the quality of our original installation,” Andy said. Setting themselves apart from other concrete resurfacing companies, Sundek prides itself in its originality and being able to maintain their reputation as a leader in new and innovative products and methods of installation. This approach has helped

Sundek survive the current economic climate. Unlike cutting services or products like many companies did during the recession, introduced three new products, including a winter-friendly polyaspartic product, unlike concrete which requires ideal conditions. The product has one of the best warranties in the industry and is the latest and most advanced product for garage floors, locker rooms and game rooms. “The industry has greatly expanded over the last several years,” Andy said. “Currently, there is a much wider array of more durable and attractive products available for any type of concrete resurfacing. Products last longer with minimum maintenance and Sundek has been an industry leader since 1970 in developing these products. Plain concrete is boring, but it doesn’t have to be.” CLT Construction Leaders Today 21


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