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Civil | SESSLER WRECKING 3,000 projects since its »Sessler Wrecking has completed more thanThe company specializes founding in 1958, including more than 400 bridges. in all aspects of building, bridge and industrial demolition. Old-School Plan S essler Wrecking second-generation owners Craig Sessler, Vern Sessler Jr. and Jane Shaffer are proud to admit that when it comes to maintaining the family owned business, its business practices are based on old-school ethics such as honesty, integrity, hard work and pride in its work and employees. “Sessler Wrecking has the experience, workforce and technology that allows us to take innovative approaches to our projects as evidenced by our patents and state-of-the-art equipment,” Vern Sessler says. “We provide turnkey engineering in-house, so we can handle a project from A to Z, including permitting, environmental remediation, demolition and site work.” Based on its 51-year history, the Waterloo, N.Y.-based company has seen its fair share of ups and downs in the marketplace, not to mention new competition. “This is the most challenging economy we have seen and we have really focused on servicing and maintaining our key customers and becoming more aggressive in the marketplace,” Sessler says. “We constantly see new competitors and a high turnover rate that goes along with that. Fifty years is really quite a milestone, and it SESSLER WRECKING BALANCES ADVANCED OPERATIONS AND OLD-SCHOOL ETHICS. BY BROOKE INFUSINO Sessler Wrecking www.sesslerwrecking.com • Projected 2009 revenues: $11 million • Headquarters: Waterloo, N.Y. • Employees: 50 • Services: Bridge and industrial demolition, environmental and site clearing, “We provide turnkey engineering in-house, so we can handle a project from A to Z.” –Vern Sessler Jr., co-owner goes to show that we’re here to stay, regardless of whether times are tough. Every project presents its own unique challenges, but that is where our 50 years of experience really comes into play.” Since its inception in 1958, the company has completed over 3,000 projects and has never been in litigation over a contract. “When we enter a contract, we know what the owner wants and we understand what it will take to complete it,” he continues. “Sessler Wrecking does not underbid a project and then look for loop holes in the contract to make money.” Sessler Wrecking has demolished more than 2,500 buildings and 400 bridges throughout the Northeast. The company specializes in all aspects of building, bridge and industrial demolition, and owns more than 100 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment and U.S.- and Canadian-patented technology. Its equipment includes excavators, dozers, loaders, trucks, trailers and barges. Its capabilities include excavation, site clearance, salvage, recycling, hazardous materials removal and environmental remediation. Smart Technologies Not only has Sessler Wrecking kept up with the changing times, it has pioneered the creation of new devices to make its demolition projects run more smoothly and safely. “We pride ourselves on being on the leading-edge of new technology and having the latest equipment,” Sessler says. “There has been a tremendous change in technology compared to what it was 30 years ago. Back then, we would use a crane and a wrecking ball to do the demolition, now we use high-reach excavators and GPS-automated equipment on our jobs.” In recent years, Sessler Wrecking has emphasized debris recycling on its demolition CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
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Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010