Cullum’s Greenville Branch Upgrades Kitchen Hood System for Greenville County Schools
Overbrook Child Development Center is one of many facilities within the Greenville County School District that provides academic assistance to area youngsters, parents, and families. Recently the Greenville division of Cullum Services, Inc. was awarded a contract to repair and improve one of the kitchen hood systems while school was out for a break. The team of foreman Todd Allison, mechanics Matt Reeves and Jason Nantz, and installers Jovany Diaz and Gerardo Riverol installed new double wall ductwork for the kitchen hood and makeup air unit. The project also included new fire wrapping on exposed gas lines. The project was managed by Esteban Uzarraga. As always, the quality of CSI’s work speaks for itself!
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has laboratories throughout the state and the Hayne Building in northeast Columbia is one such facility. The labs are used to examine numerous infectious diseases in humans and animals. As such, the building is ventilated by 100% outside air at all times. When one of the 500-ton chillers serving the building recently failed, Cullum Services was called in to provide and connect an emergency rental chiller to sustain the load until the permanent chiller could be repaired. CSI teamed with Blanchard Power Systems to have a chiller onsite the next day. Our crew of Eddie Rowe, Eben Thomas, and George Jones had the machine fully piped, powered, and operational the next day, much to the relief of DHEC.
Shem Creek Office Building & Parking Garage Underway
Many of you may have seen the headlines surrounding the new four-story office building overlooking Shem Creek and Coleman Boulevard, but did you know Cullum is the mechanical contractor for the project? Shem Creek runs through the center of Mount Pleasant and is known for its waterfront dining. This 42,000 square foot Class A office building includes two stories of office space and two stories of structured parking. David Burbage and his team are installing sanitary waste and storm piping, domestic water, roof top units and associated ductwork. The building encompasses the entire site and forced David’s team to carry the majority of the material by hand throughout construction. Thanks to the hard work and strong backs of Mike Shirley, Joey Godbold, Doug Williams, Frank Lewis and David Burbage, Cullum is ahead of schedule. Nice work guys!
Everyone is familiar with Comcast Cable, but did you know they’re making a significant investment in the Charleston area? Their new $21.4 million, 80,000 square foot North Charleston call center is under construction in the Ingleside Plantation development. Cullum Constructors is handling the underground piping, which has been a challenge for Michael Nelson and his team. The crew began digging 4 foot trenches that would often fill with water before pipe could be installed, thanks to nearly a foot of rainfall in recent weeks. To combat the flooding, a larger excavator was brought in to quickly dig 20 foot trenches and allow ample time for installation. To satisfy OSHA safety regulations, a larger area had to be sloped back. As always, the team put safety first and made sure all requirements were met prior to any work being performed, gaining compliments from the site contractor’s safety personnel.
Michael Nelson, Philip Manigo, William Santos, Robert Smith, Len Murray and Darrell Murray have faced many challenges including working for two general contractors, schedule conflicts, overlapping inspection requests and a heavily saturated ground. Despite the challenges, this team has pulled together and committed to getting the job done right.