Jud “Jack” Stringer, was both our founder and most exceptional leader. He was humble, generous, led by example, and truly wanted to see everyone around him shine. Jud passed away on the first day of Spring in 2020 due to complications during open-heart surgery. Although we tragically lost our great leader, we now believe that every day is the first day of Spring – a new day that is a privilege to serve by working honestly, diligently, proactively, and gratefully.
Jud lived each day to the fullest, however his definition of that differs greatly from most people. Living life to the fullest to Jud meant that if he had served his family, his friends, his employees, and his community in at least some way, then he had succeeded. His word was his bond; he believed in handshake agreements. Everyone in the industry knew they could trust him and that they had a friend in him.
Jud founded his own abatement and demolition company in 2007, and had over 25 years of experience in asbestos abatement, demolition, historical restoration, and construction. His company was licensed in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, lead-based paint stabilization and removal, demolition services, and historical restoration. Jud earned a stellar reputation for completing projects for multiple state and federally owned facilities, major universities and colleges, independent school districts, and privately owned commercial and residential developments.
Jud’s success story is a true “started-from-nothing” story. He started as a laborer and worked his way up to owning his own abatement and demolition company, and succeeding year after year, for 13 years. He was a methodical thinker – he could peel apart a problem in layers, then come up with some of the most favorable solutions; even if he had no experience in whatever he was thinking through. It was marveling how clever and logical of a thinker he was; it made you wish you had just a piece of his brain. Most importantly, he had a tough exterior but a heart of gold. He would give you the shirt off his back, and then proceed to calling everyone he knew that were also willing to pitch in, too.
We are better people, and blessed to have known, learned from, loved, adored, and respected such a beautiful human. We carry his heart with us (we carry it in our hearts and our company).