TL Wallace Construction, Inc. is a very diverse company looking at many different avenues to secure business. Disasters are very terrible things that happen all over the world, they destroy families and their possessions. TL Wallace is a company that is there to help rebuild the lives of families when things seem to be the darkest. I believe that is why we are so good at Disaster Response, We Care. When families are in the time of their greatest need, we can come in and give them a roof over their heads.
Hurricane Katrina, as devastating as it was, created many opportunities for TL Wallace to not only help the company but help thousands of very needy families. We were first awarded a debris cleanup contract that
allowed us to clear the highways and streets so people could return to their homes. We then received a contract to install temporary housing units all over the MS Gulf Coast. We installed everything from travel trailers, to full size mobile homes. We also provided all of the maintenance and repairs for the temporary housing units, this way the displaced families could reinstate some sort of normalcy without the headache of households repairs.
During the first 2 years following Katrina, many other disaster related opportunities opened up for us. The State agancy, MEMA decided to try a new pilot program where modular homes would replace the FEMA trailers. TL Wallace was awarded this contract and has installed over 1,000 units, we have also been providing the everyday maintenance on these units. We are now in the process of installing some of these modular homes on permanent foundations for the occupants. We have been installing these cottages since 2007 and will probably continue throughout 2010.
Hurricane Katrina has kept our Disaster Response Division very busy but we are still pursuing as many new opportunities as we are able to locate, such as: Hurricane Ike, Texas – We traveled to Orange, TX to help provide the displaced families with temporary housing as much of the area was flooded or damaged by Hurricane forced winds. TL Wallace was one of five different contractors working directly under CH2M Hill on this project, it was not long before CH2M Hill recognized that TL Wallace was their number one contractor on the ground. The hard work and dedication by our employees allowed us to extend our contract for 6 months to a full year. From September 28, 2008 until; October 15, 2009, we had people on the ground in Texas providing much needed help to the displaced families of Hurricane Ike.
During the late Spring of 2009, there was a devastating flood that destroyed hundreds of homes in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. TL Wallace received the call on or about May 21, 2009, we had our Disaster response Team in place providing temporary homes on June 9, 2009. We were the only company on the ground providing this service for the displaced families, what a great opportunity to help families in need .We installed approximately 150 units with the vast majority of them being installed inside community parks. We were also tasked with providing all of the maintenance repairs and monthly inspections for all of the temporary housing units once again, this allowed the displaced families to concentrate their efforts on other things. Our contract just ended with a term beginning June 8, 2009 until February 4, 2010.
TL Wallace Construction Disaster Response Division has only been active for a few years now but we have already proven that with the philosophy, integrity and work ethic of TL Wallace employees, we can mobilize and deploy to a disaster with just a few days notice. This reputation is being heard around the country by all the major Government contractors as well as FEMA and MEMA. We continue to secure new contracts in relationship to temporary housing units and are always looking for new opportunities. We do not wish for a disaster to strike, but when the next one hits, we will be ready to go wherever we are needed to help the displaced families once again.