Our first real demolition was the Sun Rivers Sales office. DoWayne Jessop was the one that had the honor of tearing this building down in a matter of 22 minutes. Crazy, it takes months to build minutes to rip down. DoWayne had adrenaline running the minute his bucket went through the front door of the house (This is what happens when you don’t pay your bills, or Knock Knock). James Jessop was on the side spraying the house with the fire hose to keep the debris down. It was a sight to see.
Telegraph Towers was a challenge, thanks to BA Robinson for doing a great job of putting a building together. It was nerve wracking because we weren’t quite sure how this building was going to come down, it was hard because the building is on a main road and could crash a car, or could go the other direction and fall on the operator. James Jessop is very good at operating and was able to observe the building as he was tearing into the wall on how to take it down. He grabbed pieces one at a time and held them as they fell. It was crazy to see the wall bend so far back and not even break, it was like a flimsy board. Having an audience across the street sure makes you sweat making sure everything goes right, it was like putting on a demolition show for the community. (James Jessop). This wall took about 5 hours to rip down.