Ralls C. Melotte, AIA – Melotte Morse Leonatti Parker, Ltd.
Our firm has worked closely with Schemel Companies, Inc. since shortly after the year 2000 in a variety of capacities. Their firm came to our attention due to their extensive experience in environmental work for Housing Authorities. They were the low bidder and the Abatement Contractor of preference for multiple environmental projects and general construction projects for the Macoupin County Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of Greene County, Decatur Housing Authority, Christian County Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of Champaign County and we are presently working with them with the Alton Housing Authority. We have also worked with them on projects with the City of Danville and the Princeton School District.
In the past decade, they have performed as the General Contractor for numerous projects we have designed. One of the most challenging was the Renovation of the Urban Park Apartments in Champaign, Illinois. The building had not been managed well by the previous Owners and had severe roof leaks over an extended period of time. Due to mold damage, the project included asbestos abatement and the replacement of seriously moisture damaged finishes along with an upgrade of interior and exterior components. Schemel Companies performed all work needed on a 1.5 million renovation. At the Hersey Towers and Senior Village in Taylorville, they conducted all environmental work closely coordinated with the General Contractor to avoid shutting down anymore of the building for abatement then was needed, all timed to give other trades the opportunity to perform their work. Presently, they are acting as the General Contractor for a major renovation of 100 residential units including all trades and asbestos abatement to upgrade a residential development in Alton.
This firm has been professional, fair and has demonstrated very good communication skills that insures that everyone understands the work to be done with realistic schedules. We have always appreciated have Schemel Companies, Inc. on one of our projects.