With more than 300 offices in the United States and Canada, PuroClean has become one of the fastest-growing disaster restoration organizations in North America. The Tamarac, Fla.-based company was established in 1990 as a franchise operator geared toward educating contractors on how to penetrate the insurance market and gain restoration work.
The Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is dotted with plants for manufacturing and handling products such as chemicals, petrochemicals, grains and fertilizers. But sugar refining there predates the carbon economy and extends back to plantation days.
In H. J. High Construction Co.’s 75 years of family management, size has not been the goal. “Our goal has never been to be the biggest or do the most volume or have our name on every marquee in the state,” President Robert High stresses. “Our philosophy is really hands-on. My father is very hands-on. We are involved from the day we are awarded a project all the way through construction at the site.