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Wounded Maryville Soldier Returns Home
An East Tennessee soldier wounded in Afghanistan returned home the week of Memorial Day. Master Sergeant Michael Trost and his wife, Stephanie, were escorted by Patriot Guard riders and local law enforcement to his home in Maryville, where he was greeted by friends.
Trost, 49, was shot six times while his unit was helping build a school in Afghanistan in February. He sustained bullet wounds to his hand, hip, and right leg.
Before his deployment, friends say Trost enjoyed renovating a barn on his farm property. Friends and volunteers from the community, spearheaded by board members at the New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center, have been working to renovate the barn during his absence.
To aid in the build Harrison, volunteered to pave the Trost's gravel driveway to make it easier for the solider to access his vehicles, and practice walking therapy outside the home.
Harrison Participates in Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition TV Show
The popular ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" came to Knoxville, TN in January. The goal was to demolish and rebuild a new home and duplex in 7 days. The deserving family has three adopted children and run a non-profit housing for single mothers called the Restoration House of East TN. The women who live on the property with their children receive assistance to get on their feet as a family.
Harrison was asked to participate in the project by two of their larger customers, Dempster Poured Foundations and Hickory Construction. These two were subcontractors for the foundation package in the build. Within 24 hours of the demolition project, Harrison provided 100 cubic yards of concrete for the footers on a new duplex being built for the mothers and children of The Restoration House to live in. Thinking their portion of the project was complete, Harrison received another phone call the next day needing an additional 70 cubic yards for the foundation walls of the new home. The project was completed on time in just 7 days, despite some adverse weather. From day one the weather proved to be challenging for the crews and volunteers. What started as a nice sunny day turned into heavy rains, strong winds, hail, snow, and a temperature drop of 40 degrees over a three day period. This was truly a remarkable effort from the many contractors, subcontractors, and volunteers located in Knoxville to accomplish such a lofty goal. This build is one of the last few selected as the series ended its run this year. The Knoxville episode will air as a Thanksgiving special during the 2012-2013 season on ABC.
Many thanks to the drivers and personnel that participated on short notice: Bob Blasco, Eddie Justice, Wayne Grewell, Vincent Lacy, Mathew Ruckart, Don Kitts, Arthur Paquin, Jim Croft, Greg Hellard, Chuck Lovvorn, Don Childress, Kirk Harris, Jerry Brannen, and Stan Walls.
Harrison Construction Company
Since 1947, the Harrison Construction Company has been providing East Tennessee and North Carolina Quality Hot Mix Asphalt Paving, Site Grading and Road Construction. We offer Concrete Flatwork, Curb & Gutter, Storm Drainage, Aggregate Materials and Underground Utility Construction.
Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from concept through construction. Harrison is strategically-located, offering turnkey site solutions from construction to concrete and asphalt, our comprehensive services include:
Site grading operations and road excavation
Underground utility installation
Sidewalk, curb & gutter as well as storm drainage construction
Concrete flatwork and hot mix asphalt paving
Knoxville Asphalt Paving
Stone base construction
The Harrison Asphalt Division specializes in private, residential and commercial asphalt paving servicing eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Our 20 asphalt facilities are ready to provide you with the very best in private and commercial paving. These hot-mix facilities produce a wide variety of different pavement mixes and types for highways, streets, driveways, parking lots and bicycle paths. Harrison Asphalt Division offers turnkey site development solutions, pavement rehabilitation and ready hot-mix paving to meet your needs.
Harrison Asphalt Division offers turnkey site development solutions and pavement rehabilitation to meet your needs. Contact our sales representatives at 865-546-3173.
The Harrison Concrete Division specializes in residential and commercial projects servicing Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Blount County and East Tennessee. Through the expertise and many years of concrete knowledge, our quality control department formulated a group of mixes specific to residential concrete construction. Harrison Easy Crete was first used in the Spring of 2011. The name says it all "Easy", Easy workability, Easy Finishablity. Ask any finisher and they will tell you, for concrete to be friendly it needs to finish easy and must be easy to work. Harrison Easy Crete incorporates a select blend of aggregates and state of the art chemicals to ease in the placement for a driveway, sidewalk or patio. This ready mix concrete is also useable with a 4" boom pump if necessary.
Also available is the Harrison Footer Mix, designed with the customer in mind to provide the appropriate strength both compressive and flexural. Unloading and finishing make this an ideal product for your next residential concrete footing project. Harrison has also designed the footer mix for hot and cold weather applications which often occur in East Tennessee concrete projects.
More and more builders and homeowners are moving away from the standard block walls and using a poured wall or ICF wall. The benefits are many and Harrison developed the Harrison Formed Wall Mix and Harrison Foam Wall Mixes. Designed to be used with a 4" boom truck, these innovative ready mix concrete products can be pumped and will provide a solid foundation for your residential or commercial basement construction.
Harrison owns and operates 12 concrete plants in East Tennessee to include Knoxville, Oak Ridge, TN and Blount County. Harrison provides ready mix concrete not only for residential purposes but for commercial, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and industrial construction sites.
At Harrison Concrete Company our pride is in our people who strive everyday to provide our customers with quality products and superior service that exceed your expectations. Harrison Concrete Company has the resources to deliver these products to your job when and where you need them.
For more information about these new products call The Harrison Concrete Division at 865.934.6500 and ask to speak to a sales representative.
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