At The Korte Company, we know a thing or two about helping our neighbors in a time of need. In 1958, when Ralph Korte founded what would become The Korte Company, people didn’t call big, professional builders, they turned to their neighbors to help them build whatever they needed. And many of our first construction jobs took place right next to his home in Highland, Ill. Even after 55 years of growth and technological change, helping our neighbors remains at the core of what we do. That’s why we’ve got a well-prepared emergency construction team that’s fully equipped to handle a variety of emergency circumstances.
At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, our emergency construction group got a phone call from Greeneville, Ill. City Manager David E. Willey. The snowstorm that passed through the area during the previous week hadn’t just clogged roads and slowed down traffic. It had piled a dangerous amount of snow and ice on the Buchheit Store in Greenville, eventually resulting in a dangerous roof deflection.
When the Greeneville fire department evacuated the building in response, the Buchheit store had to close down. And that’s where we came in to help.
Our Special Services team responded to the call and began shoring up the roof while contracting with a scaffolding crew to help with the process. By midnight, the crews had the roof back in good shape, and Buchheit opened its doors for business the following Saturday morning.
Greeneville City Manager David E. Willey sent us an encouraging email, “Thank you for the quick response last Friday. Korte took great care of us,” he said. “You have a great organization and we are fortunate to have such a competent group nearby. Thank you again!”
To us, it’s satisfying to do work that benefits people in an impactful way. If you’re ever in a time of need and could use a hand, our emergency construction team will be ready. Don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be there for you. You can count on it.