No Good Deed Goes Unnoticed
Since last October, Russell has had a team located in St. Louis, Missouri working on a 268 room, 16-story, full-scale hotel renovation in the heart of the Clayton Business District. Le Méridien will be a destination for creative and culturally-minded travelers and locals alike. The hotel will include a new rooftop pool, state-of-the-art fitness center with panoramic views of downtown St. Louis and 17,000 s.f. of event space.
Construction progress was carrying on as usual with weekly Owner and Architect meetings, daily safety checks, weekly subcontractor meetings, until mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic changed the nature of business. Just like every other company in every other industry, Russell had to shift to stay on top of the rapidly changing situation to ensure that all of our team members and on-site subcontractors and vendors are safe and our clients are satisfied.
To keep a project moving forward, everyone must pitch in and do their part. Last week Castle Company, the on-site electrical subcontractor, presented two staff members from GenCorp with bouquets of flowers to show appreciation for their extensive cleaning and disinfecting efforts at the hotel site. For the last month, these two women have been dedicated to cleaning and disinfecting all of the hotel site’s high touch areas, multiple times per day. Ms. Lampe stated that her “people feel safe on site because of the constant cleaning and disinfecting they see Baleska & Gloria doing”. Matt Gliniecki, Russell’s Field Leader on the project says “we thank these two women for being our MVP’s daily and thank Castle Company for noticing”.
Our hope in sharing this story is that no matter how small a deed may be, during these less than certain times we all take a minute to notice the good around us.