Rescuing with a Boat

Hurricane Harvey turned into a Category 4 hurricane and made landfall on August 25, 2017, in Rockport, Texas and caused severe damage and life threatening flooding to much of the Texas coast and Houston. Our thoughts and prayers have been with our staff, their families, their friends, and everyone involved in the devastating natural disaster.

Hurricane Harvey Flooding

We’re happy to report that our entire Houston crew has remained dry and safe throughout the storm. Members of our Houston team live in many different areas of the city so it is remarkable that they came through as well as they did.

We are still fairly new to the Houston area, but it is evident that the Houston spirit of generosity and helpfulness has been adopted by our entire team. As you may have heard, first responders in Houston asked any citizens with boats and high clearance vehicles to assist with transporting residents to dry ground.

Our Branch Manager, Roy, was fortunate enough to not only be safe and dry but to have access to our facility five miles from his house. Although we did not have access to a boat, which, being an avid fisherman, Roy would love, he was able to retrieve our flatbed truck which is a high clearance vehicle. He spent the better part of Sunday evening assisting in the rescue effort. The pictures tell the story.

Hurricane Harvey Rescue

Our shop is located in Pearland, and although we received 6″ of water throughout the property and in our warehouse, none of our equipment was affected. The team put in long hours ahead of the storm to prepare and it paid off. We are grateful for their efforts.

After the devastation is over, we are looking forward to being of service to the city, we call home.