Around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, Swinerton Project Executive Henry Meier received a call from Michael Monaldo, Vice President of Facilities Development & Construction for John Muir Health (JMH).
“I instantly knew there had to be a problem as power was being shut off in many areas across California that weekend due to high winds,” said Henry. “Michael broke the news that a large tree trunk had broken off and crashed through the roof of a one-story Outpatient Services building owned by JMH in Alamo, CA. Michael simply asked if Swinerton could send help.”
In a matter of 15 minutes, Assistant Superintendent Manny Navarro, Superintendent Jose Salgado, and eight craft employees headed to the Alamo facility. Jose arranged for material and equipment rentals for the repairs while Project Manager Chris Chiuchiolo and Senior Project Manager David Moseley also dropped their Sunday plans to help manage the tree removal and building repairs. By 9:30 p.m. that evening, Team Swinerton had the tree removed, shoring in place to ensure the building was structurally sound, and a temporary patch on the roof.
“Swinerton is a great company because of its people!” said Henry Meier. “I am constantly reminded of this fact and was proudly reminded again a few weeks ago. I constantly feel honored and humbled to work alongside the great people at Swinerton.”
Thank you to Laborers Tony Heredia, Ricardo Sotelo, Gustavo Garcia, Jose Barajas, Romauldo Chavez, Juan Hernandez, Oscar Sanchez, Max Nunez for your quick action; to Manny Navarro and Jose Salgado for manpower allocation and rentals; and David Moseley and Chris Chiuchiolo for your project management. Special thanks to you all for giving up your Sunday afternoon to help a trusted client resolve an emergency. You make us proud!