On August 11th a natural disaster struck the Metro Detroit area. Rain pelted unsuspecting communities and businesses in record-breaking quantities. The streets and highways were flooded with a total of 4.57 inches of rain. Within hours of this, Ideal Contracting Vice President Jon Hautau answered a phone call from GM. They needed immediate relief; Ideal’s field crews responded promptly and were ready on-site pumping water. The following day Ideal Contracting was single sourced to assist GM in the recovery of the WTC campus. The campus’ Design, Aero Lab, Engineering West-North-South and Central, MAN A, CCO, Research, Cadillac, VEC, and South Campus buildings had all suffered millions of dollars’ worth of damage. Ideal’s scope of work for this first phase was approximately 33 million dollars. This included a multitude of tasks from saving precious historical artifacts to pumping out the small lake in one of the basements. Union Trades employees were called in from all over the area to work in a moment’s notice. Ideal Contracting supplied 150 of these trades workers, that were supported by 450 sub-contractors, and countless other individuals behind the scenes. Everyone worked around the clock for weeks to return the facilities back to their original condition and get everything operational again. Phase 2 of the food restoration project was dedicated to making the WTC better than ever before and was again single sourced to Ideal Contracting. Phase 2 consisted of the renovation of 10 different bulletins and six different buildings. The renovation was completed on schedule in December 2015 with great customer satisfaction.