Please find this letter as a summary of our experience working with Melching Demolition on the 2 phase demolition and environmental remediation of the Mt. Pleasant Center site. The City of Mt. Pleasant acquired the abandoned Mt. Pleasant Center from the State of Michigan. The 300+ acre site had been a State operated mental facility with 20 buildings (~450,000 square feet), 8000’ of tunnels, water tower, roads and steam and electric plant. The City of Mt. Pleasant wanted all of these facilities removed to allow for the possible redevelopment of the site. This work was completed on time and the Contractor was very thoughtful concerning items of concern with the City, such as saving trees, making the site accessible for community events and trying to keep kids and urban adventure seekers out of the site. I would have no apprehensions working with Melching again on a demolition project and would look forward to its timely and successful conclusion.
Darrick W. Huff, P.E.
SPICER GROUP, Inc.
Muskegon County Land Bank Authority
Melching Inc., performed over 100 demolitions in our first round of Hardest Hit Funding. All of the demolitions occurred within the City of Muskegon Heights. We found working with Melching to be quite productive. Given the time constraints under which we were operating, I thought Melching delivered on a consistent basis, meeting timelines and staying within the work specs and contract stipulations. In a project of this size, there are bound to be minor glitches. When they did arise, Melching took care of the matters quickly and to our satisfaction. It was my pleasure to work with Melching. I found everyone easy to work with, from top to bottom. It is my hope they will bid on future work. I would highly recommend Melching for any demolition services.
Land Bank Director
Muskegon County Land Bank Authority
Melching demolition completed an industrial site demolition project for my corporation. The project included clearing of chemicals from buildings, tanks and piping, asbestos surveys and abatement, demolition of over 20 buildings and final site cleanup. Melching effectively managed subcontractors to gather and dispose of the chemicals as needed. Our corporate oversight required extensive documentation of the project along with regular meetings with an environmental oversight company.
The project was completed safely, within the required timeframe, and under budget. Melching provided suggestions for alternate approaches to our original scope of work and implementing these alternatives brought the project in well under budget.
Melching personnel were professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the work and easy to work with on project implementation. I would definitely recommend Melching Demolition for demolition projects.
Senior Project Engineer
Sun Chemical Corporation
We would like to complement Melching Demolition once again on a job well-done. This project was very challenging with respect to scope, schedule and budget.
We would like to especially acknowledge an exceptional job done by your foreman, Dan Jere. Dan became our "go-to" guy and he handled many complicated tasks that were critical in completing this project under difficult time constraints. Dan stepped up in a variety of areas including demolition, shoring, material movement, clean up, temporary enclosures, etc.
We really appreciate Melching Demolition and look forward to future projects together.
Prime Construction and Development
Melching Demolition has done a variety of work for Franklin Partners on various projects. The scope of work has been demolition of entire structures, sections of buildings, mechanical systems, asbestos abatement, and a variety of wall and interior demolition prior to a building retrofit. All work has been performed in a cost effective, professional manner and done timely. Doug Melching has helped with LEEDS certification on one project with the proper recycling and documentation. I recommend Melching Demolition as a demolition contractor.
Director of Facilities
In 2007, I was a consulting engineer for Carisal Unlimited out of Trinidad on a demolition project of a Calcium Chloride plant in Manistee, Michigan. From April to December, 2007, I worked closely with Mr. Melching and his crew on a full-time basis. I found Melching Demolition to be competent and professional. They worked with skill and efficiency in a safe manner with due concern for Michigan's environmental and labor regulations. The work was completed at the site in 2008. I was very pleased with the quality of the work done and with the efforts and cooperation of the Melching crew and Mr. Melching himself.
Robert L. Searcy, P.Eng.
Windsor, ON., Canada
I was at the site last week and I have to say I am very impressed with the outcome of the demolition project. You and your team did an fantastic job. Gary and I will be presenting an overview of the demolition work to Dan Rogers and the President of Amsted in June. I look forward to the opportunity to team up again in the future.
Sincerely, Daniel J. Lombardi, P.G.
Director, Senior Project Manager Bureau
Veritas North America, Inc.
Health, Safety, and Environmental Services ISO 9001:2000 Certified
3140 Finley Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA