For a company that specializes in taking buildings down, Spirtas Wrecking Company has a proven track record of building employees up, leading to happy employees and one of the top workplaces in the St. Louis region.
Spirtas Wrecking Company has a 66 year history of working to safely decommission power plants (like the Wood River Power Station in Alton Illinois), infrastructure, and other complex demolition projects.
Our management team at Spirtas regularly works closely with stakeholders and community leadership at every level to ensure safe and effective demolition and decommissioning of industrial structures that include obsolete power plants, chemical processing centers, and factories. Spirtas’ leadership includes a full-time committed director of environmental health and safety who has over 30 years of specialized experience addressing complex health and safety issues on all our projects (big and small). Every single member of our team, from our field workers to project managers are informed and kept up to date with the best safety training available.
Spirtas Wrecking Company is beginning the demolition of the old Crossroads Mall in Omaha Nebraska to clear way for redevelopment. Before commencing with any major work, our team coordinated with firefighters and other first responders to provide a scene for realistic emergency training. On December 9th, we began with the exterior demolition of the old Crossroads Mall as we tore down the old Sears Auto Center along Dodge Street. This made the local Omaha news, and the developers of the property joined Mayor Jean Stothert to mark the start of the demolition.
The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) has named Spirtas Wrecking Corporation as its Specialty Contractor of the Year for Environmental Remediation and Demolition services. Spirtas was voted ‘First Place’ in this discipline by the General Contractor members of AGCMO, who were asked to consider their overall experience with Spirtas including timeliness in regard to completion of projects and ability to stay within budget. The awards program highlights the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry.
Spirtas Wrecking Company is progressing with stabilization and debris removal of one of the buildings at the Lemp Brewery complex that partially collapsed Sunday August 23.
Spirtas starts all emergency work by having our in-house expert project managers assess the situation, and then the project manager devises a plan for stabilization and restoration of what can be retained and safe demolition of structures and building features that need to be removed. Mitigation of hazards drives the design of the plan.
We are working with stakeholders and City officials to ensure the safest and most expedient process.