Windsor Green: Red Cross donations

Windsor Green and Windsor Green II: Fire Donations

To help provide assistance to the Windsor Green and Windsor Green II community, Benchmark Management is accepting monetary donations and clothes. Checks need to be made out to the American Red Cross: Disaster Relief. Donations will be delivered to the Red Cross so they can be dispersed to the fire victims. Cash donations need to be delivered to the American Red Cross at 3531 Pampas Drive in Myrtle Beach. Benchmark Management locations are:

North Myrtle Beach
414 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

South End Office
11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite C
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

North Carolina Office
1780-1 Chandlers Lane

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Windsor Green press release

(3-17-13)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Benchmark Management

Windsor Green and Windsor Green II: Fire

Homeowners and Tenants,

It is with great sadness that I write this letter.  Our community at Windsor Green and Windsor Green II suffered a major tragedy yesterday, losing 26 buildings with several others damaged by a fire.  We understand the emotions and challenges each of you are facing. With the support of our Windsor Green family and our local community, we will persevere.

Over the past 24 hours our local governmental entities have provided immediate and on-going assistance.  These entities have been dedicated to securing not only our community, but surrounding areas that were threatened by the fire.   On behalf of the Windsor Green and Windsor Green II communities we would like to thank the following entities:

*Horry County Fire Department                *North Myrtle Beach Fire Department

*Myrtle Beach Fire Department                *Conway Fire Department

*Horry County Police Department            *Horry County Sheriff’s Department

*Horry County Emergency Management  *Horry County Communications

*Horry County Administration                  *Horry County Crisis Management

*Forestry Commission                                 *Red Cross

*SLED                                                              *ATF

*SC Highway Patrol

We know our homeowners and tenants are eager to visit their property.  At this time, the property has not been released by authorities.  The release of our property is still “To Be Determined”, but once complete we will be ready to assist.  Each of the building sites is being surveyed for items of value by local authorities.  If items are recovered, they will be securely stored so they can be returned to the appropriate owner.

To assist local authorities, we are asking for each resident of Windsor Green and Windsor Green II to call 843-997-6970.  The number will be answered by Horry County Police and will allow for help with accountability of each resident.

To help with the recovery process, we have utilized the guidance and support of A&I Fire and Water Restoration.  A&I has set up a satellite office on-site in preparation to provide assistance to everyone.  To ensure each of your questions are being answered, A&I has established two phone lines and an email dedicated to Windsor Green.  The phone lines and email will open up tomorrow morning at 8am.  The contact info is as follows:

Phone Line 1: 843-236-2047

Phone Line 2: 843-236-2015

Email address: windsorgreeninfo@ai-restoration.com

We have included photos of the Windsor Green and Windsor Green II communities on the Benchmark Management website at www.benchmarkmgmtgroup.com

As further information becomes available we will update our website and utilize local media outlets.  Thank you to everyone for their patience and support.

 

Regards,

Benchmark Management

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A&I recognized by Qualified Remodeler

A&I is excited to announce being recognized by Qualified Remodeler as one of the Top 500 contractors in the country. A&I ranks 68 in the United States and #1 in South Carolina.
The Qualified Remodeler Top 500 program is a CPA-audited analysis of the financial performance of remodeling firms throughout the country. Based on Qualified Remodelers data analysis, “the Top 500 firms tend to share several common attributes, including excellent business acumen, a commitment to customer service, insightful sales techniques and strong customer loyalty”.

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A&I wins National Award

Continuing to set new standards of professionalism remodeling companies from across the United States were named winners at the eighteenth annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The winning projects were selected from 420 entries. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

A&I won the remodeling award for a fire restoration project in Conway, SC. On July 31st, 2011 University Place Apartments had the misfortune of catching fire. The fire ripped through the roof causing significant fire damage on the 3rd floor and heavy smoke and water damage on the 1st and 2nd. University Place Apartments is student housing for Coastal Carolina University. University Place Apartments is a university supported community and houses nearly 1000 students in 21 buildings.

The projects biggest challenge from day one was time. Each semester the building was inhabitable students would remain displaced. In 4 months the restoration project was complete allowing the adequate time for students to move in for the Spring Semester.

“A&I has won 8 Chrysalis Awards, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to professionalism and excellence in the restoration industry,” says Ken Kanline director of the program.

The Chrysalis Awards program, begun in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in sixteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. Pictures of the 2012 award-winning projects can be seen on Chrysalis website www.chrysalisawards.com beginning in late June.

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