Any day now Concrete Busters of Louisiana Inc. will receive notice to proceed to begin the $481,827 demolition that will make way for the $300-million expansion of the National World War II Museum.
The high-profile project by no means represents the largest monetary contract performed by Francis “Tiger” Roussell in the company's 30-year history, but it's definitely unique in many ways. The 75-day contract includes demolition of most structures in the property bordered by Magazine Street, Andrew Higgins Boulevard, and Camp and Calliope streets to make way for buildings that will quadruple the facility's size in the next five years.
In many ways, the contract epitomizes key aspects that highlight the company's 30-year history — reliability, speedy delivery and the critical sensitivity and attentioN to detail required to demolish with minimum impact to the surrounding environment.
The Daily Journal of Commerce recently talked with Roussell and his sons Chris and Reagan about demolition, industry innovations and how they've maintained a successful reputation for three decades. Continue Article...