AshBritt Environmental is a national turnkey rapid-response disaster recovery and special environmental services contractor.
On September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike made landfall in eastern TX as a strong Category 2 hurricane bringing winds of 100 mph as well as significant storm surge. AshBritt responded to 15 jurisdictions in the state of Texas in order to assist with various disaster recovery needs. AshBritt has identified two signature projects that were conducted in order to give a better overview of the type of services AshBritt provided during this event.
Orange County, TX
September 14, 2008 – February 10, 2009
The winds brought down numerous limbs and trees but also caused widespread flooding throughout the County due to the storm surge causing the Sabine River to overflow its banks and flood the City municipalities that are located along the banks of the Sabine River. The debris stream from this project was not only vegetation due to the high winds but also contained a substantial amount of construction and demolition debris due to the flooding that occurred. AshBritt and our subcontractors:
October 1, 2008 – October 26, 2008
AshBritt provided services for debris collection, removal, temporary storage, management, reduction and lawful disposal. This mission was unique due to the abundance of historic buildings that were damaged and needed environmental attention. Work consisted of:
“Every aspect of our disaster response package was required, and I can say without hesitation that AshBritt executed every item and service in a timely and professional manner. All deadlines were met and in most cases arrived considerably sooner than anticipated. AshBritt provided cut out and drying of all County buildings, records preservation and restoration, debris management (vegetative, C&D, HHW, E-Waste and white goods), along with many other services. The logistical support provided by AshBritt included generators, food, water, fuel, portable offices, shower units and many other items. Since enlisting their services, my experience with AshBritt has been extremely positive. They have exceeded all expectations each time I have called upon them to respond. Every call to AshBritt with a question or concern has resulted in immediate response. The yearly training that they provide for us has been invaluable, and has helped me bring together many jurisdictions in our area. Every AshBritt representative I have been in contact with has shown nothing but the highest degree of professionalism. We have been duly impressed with their services, and would recommend them for any services they offer.”
-Jeff Kelley, Emergency Management Coordinator, Orange County, TX.
“I have worked with AshBritt, Inc. for 4+ years. Each year they take the extra steps to visit and train with us at the start of Hurricane Season. Because of their extra effort and professionalism, I would like to express my gratitude for the excellent service that your company provided during Hurricane Ike last year. We are very pleased with the quality of service and sincerely appreciate your responsiveness. AshBritt, Inc. provided outstanding project management as well as tremendous resources and excellent services to the City of Galveston during the course of cleaning up after Hurricane Ike. AshBritt’s management team has demonstrated excellent professionalism and provided great expertise and knowledge due to their professional experience in the disaster response and recovery industry. I highly recommend AshBritt for any work relating to disaster recovery services in the cleaning up of storm debris.”
-Charlie Kelly, Emergency Management Coordinator, Galveston, TX
In total, AshBritt collected, processed, and disposed of nearly 2,000,000 cubic yards of debris between the 15 jurisdictions in the State of Texas.