The Greenville CSI branch stays busy throughout the year with various projects for Greenville County Schools. Earlier this year, the task was an HVAC renovation at the local Planetarium as part of a design/build project with H2L Consulting Engineers. Work began while students were out for the holidays. The project consisted of installing four split systems, two dehumidifiers, one packaged unit, two supply fans and a relief exhaust fan, as well as various steel, electrical, concrete, ductwork, and painting. The CSI crew included foreman Todd Allison, mechanic and welder Matt Reeves, mechanics Jason Nantz and Elton Lott, team helpers Gerardo Riverol and Jovany Diaz, and project manager Esteban Uzarraga. – Call Cullum for any HVAC projects, service or maintenance needs in your building.
Remember being a kid…running around, chasing friends, climbing trees, running up dirt mounds and jumping in mud puddles? Rugged Maniac is the adult version of that. The 3.1 mile course is comprised of obstacles ranging from towers of stacked shipping containers and underground tunnels to trampolines and water slides. Twelve Cullum team members, intent on completing the course, started at a modest pace when the race kicked off on Saturday, March 18th. With less than a mile to go, Philip Manigo took a nasty fall and ended the day with 9 stitches in his shin. Prior to his injury, Philip was a natural leader. He filmed the entire race with his helmet cam, waiting after each obstacle to capture the excitement of his teammates’ successes. Please join me in congratulating the 2017 CULLUM MANIACS, we are most proud of you. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” R. Rogers
As many of you know, working for the government involves a lot of red tape and the renovation of the Central HQ Building for the 9th Wing of the Air Force is no exception. This division is responsible for coordination of air operations in Central and Southwest Asia and Cullum Constructors is proud to work with and for those contributing to our national security. Nick Funk and his team have done a great job earning the confidence and trust of the Air Force and the general contractor. As is the case on any project, there were obstacles to overcome and finding sufficient manpower was the challenge on this one. Thanks in part to the $200 hiring incentive, which was implemented in 2015 to reward current employees who recruit new field mechanics, the hurdle was overcome. Both veterans and newcomers alike are diligently working to upgrade all of the HVAC and plumbing systems in the facility, whose current equipment has long since exceeded its life expectancy. Since they’re not afraid of extra challenges, Nick and the team of 20+ have also been juggling projects at the University of South Carolina.
Certified by the federal government, LifePoint is the designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ recovery services in South Carolina. LifePoint actively provides organ and tissue donor services to 62 hospitals throughout the state. Their Charleston headquarters is located at 3950 Faber Place drive and is managed by Colliers, Inc. The building is conditioned by four Trane Intellipaks, three of which were replaced a few years ago by Robert Wilson and a Cullum Constructors team. When the fourth RTU reached the end of its useful life and the time finally came to swap out and reconnect to the Trane automation system, Cullum Services got the call. The job took place on a weekend and was completed by Danny Moore, Danny Russell, Jimbo Evans, Lonnie Seegers, Jesse Noal, and Robert Clark. Perhaps some of the parts from the old unit can be repurposed to extend the life of equipment elsewhere. Charleston, SC – 2016
All around the state Cullum team members came together to celebrate the holiday season and another successful year. In Charleston there was no shortage of laughs, between Shawn O’Brien’s prize-winning Christmas sweater and Harry Horne winning the car care kit in the raffle, the day was full of comic relief. Dallas Rowe and Kevin Teets cooked a low country boil onsite in Columbia. The Greenville team enjoyed some time away from the shop at Arizona Steakhouse. Whether you had low country boil in Columbia, a traditional Christmas dinner in Charleston or enjoyed a steak in Greenville, the words of Chris Cullum apply to each of you. Chris said “…you guys make me very proud to represent the projects and services that you make possible…they are not just buildings; they provide education, health care, research, financial and military security, and transportation. That is what you guys do!” Cullum wishes each of you a safe and happy holiday season and looks forward to a bright 2017. Thank you for everything you do to make this company a success! December 2016