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Raleigh Division Manager, James London and Project Supervisor, Saul Mendoza, successfully completed an asbestos abatement job earlier this year at a DuPont de Nemours facility that was being decommissioned. The chemical plant, which is located in Kinston, North Carolina, began the decommission process in May of 2013. The project consisted of Asbestos abatement, and ACM removal in the tank farm area including the pipe rack, and Y3 upper areas, and was completed in July 2014. The entire project took about 10 months to complete. Hats off to all of the team members who were a part of this project! The team was able to successfully complete the complex tasks involved in a safe and professional manner in order to ensure repeat business with the longtime client.

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BOOM! Success! On June 1, 2014 DHGW was able to successfully implode the eleven-story Appalachian State University dorm, Winkler Hall, to rubble! DARI was contracted by the University to provide asbestos removal of entire 42,000 square feet of structure to prepare it for implosive demolition. DARI- Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc., removed approximately 34,125 square feet of floor tile and mastic, 41,200 square feet ceiling surfacing, 52,875 square feet of joint compound/sheetrock and several hundred feet of asbestos containing thermal system insulation from piping throughout the structure. Most of the strip-out work on this project was done by DARI. DARI performed the majority of the strip-out work prior to abatement including desks, doors, drop ceilings, ect. DARI also removed bulk and ballasts, and universal wastes throughout the building during the strip-out process as well. 104 tons of ACM was removed, along with 13 tons of scrap metal, and 12 tons of C&D debris. Congratulations to Hickory Division Manager, Foyle Perkins, Project Manager, Nick Perkins, and Asbestos Supervisor, Mateo Adame for a job well done! Now the former residence hall site provides temporary green space for students after 96% of the debris has been recycled!

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On July 16, 2013, DHG successfully demolished a 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant and in its place Florida Power & Light is building a new, more fuel efficient plant that runs on clean, low-cost American natural gas.

Asbestos abatement, demolition and removal of FP&L’s Port Everglades Power Plant consisted of (4) generating units, (2) nominal 200-megawatt units (Units 1 & 2) and (2) nominal-400 megawatt units (Units 3 & 4) each consisting of conventional dual-fuel fired steam boilers, steam turbine generators and associated support facilities. DARI- Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc. was subcontracted to perform asbestos abatement. DHG utilized both conventional and implosive demolition techniques to demolish the facility. Also, contracted to remove the footings and foundations. On July 16, 2013, DHG successfully imploded the (4) boilers and (4) – 350′ stacks. DHG recycled in excess of 98% of facility property.AAA power light

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…….Here’s to another 55 years!

“Shaping America’s Skyline since 1959”

If we have already done work for you, we would like to thank you. We welcome our future clients and invite you to see what the D.H. Griffin Companies can do for you.

The D.H. Griffin family of companies began with the opening of our demolition company.  D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc. was founded in 1959.

Since that first project in 1959, the company has grown steadily. In 1967, the small demolition and recycling company known today as D. H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. was incorporated. In the years since that time, the wrecking company has grown to be the one of the largest demolition contractors in the world. Engineering News and Record (ENR) ranked D. H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. in the Top 20 Firms in Demolition and Wrecking, as the 3rd largest demolition company in the United States in its annual ENR 2013 Top 600 Specialty Contractors issue in October 2013.  In the same issue, Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc. (DARI) was ranked in the Top 20 Firms in Asbestos Abatement at #13.

Growth in Services

Over the years, the DHG family of companies has grown to include the following groups:


1985 Demolition & Asbestos Removal Inc. (DARI)
1995 D.H. Griffin Construction Company
D.H. Griffin of Texas established in Houston, TX
2004 D.H. Griffin Infrastructure, LLC.
2005 D.H. Griffin Companies Used Equipment Division
2007 D.H. Griffin Contracting, Inc. (Acquisition of Taft Contracting Company – Southern Division)

These divisions have added to the services offered by DHG, allowing DHG to self-perform as a full service construction company, providing associated turnkey services under one contract.

D.H. Griffin Companies Today

Today, the DHG Companies continue to operate as a family owned business. Many things have changed since the company first started, but not our dedication to providing professional services. Hard work and dedication in completing a project in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner continue to be the primary objectives of our family of companies. Combining our financial strength and large equipment fleet with our experienced people and strong reputation, we have the resources to honor any commitments we enter into.

Contact the D.H. Griffin Companies office nearest you or call us at 888-336-3366 today to discuss your project needs.