Socrates Garrett Enterprises provides our clients with exceptional services in the following practice Areas: Program/Project Management, Construction Management, Construction of Subsurface Utility Infrastructures, Excavation, Landscaping, Engineering Design Services, Disaster Recovery Services, and Environmental Restoration. SGE provides key management resources in the form of QA/QC Inspections, Value Engineering, Construct-ability, Budget Controls and Administrative Personnel.
Construction materials are increasingly judged by their ecological characteristics. Concrete recycling gains importance because it protects natural resources and eliminates the need for disposal by using the readily available concrete as an aggregate source for new concrete or other applications.
Garrett ECI can substitute many construction materials with recycled concrete or asphalt. These materials are of equal, or better, quality than virgin aggregates and can be supplied at a lower cost than virgin materials.
Go Green! Garrett ECI can help your project reach the recycled material goals required by LEED.
Whether it is from disposal at our Recycling Facility or by completing the recycling process through buying our MDOT approved concrete Flexible Base, Garrett ECI can help. Garrett ECI provides the construction industry significant economic and environmental benefits by recycling clean concrete rubble into MDOT Grade rock materials. By using crushed concrete products, anyone from homeowners, to landscapers, to general contractors, can help reduce landfilled concrete waste, conserve natural resources, and gain significant economic savings on materials and disposal costs.
Estimated Project Amount: $675,126.00.
End Date: Completed
For twenty years the City of Jackson had been working with the residents in a low and moderate income neighborhood along Eubanks Creek to find funding for a drainage improvement project. The community has experienced severe flooding, erosion, and loss of property due to the increase of water volume from increased residential and commercial development.
The stabilization method used for the additional work will extend the original design method utilizing gabion baskets and rock rip-rap. The estimated quantities for the additional work was be 2,000 cubic yards of gabion basket structures, 5,000 tons of rock rip-rap, and 10,000 square yards of geotextile filter fabric. Garrett ECI also replaced four underground culverts with new reinforced concrete culverts and concrete box culverts.
The effect on the environment at the work site was minimal, with little disturbance of natural soils, vegetation and wildlife within the Eubanks Creek watershed. The overall environment of the area and even downstream to the Pearl River has now been improved. The improvements have stabilized the embankments, minimized erosion, and sediment discharge downstream into the Pearl River Basin.
Garrett ECI’s work on Eubanks Creek has also lessened the amount of maintenance cost the City has to spend on manpower to cut and clean the channel flowline and to spray for weeds on the embankment.
Project Start Date: August 2011.
Estimated Project Amount: $700,000.00.
End Date: December 2011
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a contract for $7.9 million to Sundre Sand & Gravel, Inc., of Minot, N.D., to construct the first set of temporary housing sites for Minot, N.D. Record flooding of the Souris River in late June damaged more than 4,000 homes and displaced more than 12,000 residents.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, tasked the Corps of Engineers with building group sites where manufactured homes will be located for displaced residents, as well as with removing debris and temporary levees built during the Souris River flood fight. FEMA has tasked the Corps to developing three 200-unit group sites in Minot.
Sundre Sand & Gravel subcontracted the site and utilities development work to none other than, Garrett ECI. Garrett ECI prepared the site and utilities and turned it back over to FEMA, who will haul and install manufactured housing onto the sites.
Estimated Project Amount: $500,000.00.
End Date: Completed
Water Piping,Sewage Piping UTILITY RELOCATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR CITY OF MADISON. Water main and sanitary sewer line relocations and improvements
Project Start Date: April 2007.
Estimated Project Amount: $280,000,000.00.
End Date: Completed
The Mississippi Alternative Housing Program was a pilot program implemented by FEMA and administered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The mission of the program was to develop, produce and test a safer and more comfortable temporary housing unit for use in future disasters. Additionally the mission was to assist homeowners with their transition from travel trailers and mobile homes to long-term housing they may also opt to purchase. The program was extremely time-sensitive. PBS&J competitively won the initial MEMA Project Management contracts. PBS&J then sub-contracted to GECI (d/b/a PMG) Garrett ECI.
Gov. Haley Barbour fell victim to flooding from the swollen Mississippi River. The property, including the first floor of a lake house in Yazoo County owned by the Mississippi governor, under water. Some of the worst flooding in Mississippi so far is in the area from Vicksburg northeast to Yazoo City, Barbour’s hometown, which sits along the Yazoo River. That river flows into the Mississippi.
Estimated Project Amount: $350,000.00.
End Date: Completed
The Pinnacle at Jackson Place is a 9-story, 192,000 sq ft office building to be constructed in the central business district of Jackson, MS. Pinnacle is the foundation of the renovation of the entire block. The block within the borders of Lamar, Capitol, Farish and Amite Streets will be transformed into a major urban center known as Jackson Place.
Climate-controlled corridors and walking spaces will connect The Pinnacle to the adjacent One Jackson Place building, customer parking, shops and residential properties. The Pinnacle will feature a prominent sculpture depicting a theme of local significance. A water feature will be located in the area connecting the new building and One Jackson Place. Landscape architects will design The Gardens at Jackson Place, a special garden area that will be located at the center of Jackson Place. The garden will feature an assortment of foliage and flowers along with walkways and seating areas. Nationally acclaimed security and lighting consultants will assist master planners in maximizing safety and aesthetics.
Pinnacle will be considered a Class A building in the local market. Tenants who have already signed leases include two prominent local law firms, a regional bank and a REIT with its headquarters in Jackson, MS.
A large number of temporary construction jobs will be created during the construction period. The project expects that between 50-75 full time jobs will be created by the specific requirements of operating the building such as landscaping, janitorial, maintenance, security, and catering.
A large number of jobs will be attracted to the central business district by the tenants of the office space. The retention of jobs in the CBD will help to maintain profitability at other support businesses in the area and alleviate the flight of companies from the CBD area. Additionally, the requirements surrounding the buildings construction will directly employee minority owned businesses as dictated by an agreement with the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, from whom the land for the project was purchased.
Project Start Date: June 2006.
Estimated Project Amount: $2,500,000.00.
End Date: Completed
The New Horizon Church project is a design build for Garrett ECI. The site for the project is one city block, consisting of a former grocery store, furniture retail store, storage space, and a dollar tree store. To redevelop the site, the church retained the services of Garrett ECI and an architectural firm as the Design Build Team.
The scope of services, include comprehensive facility evaluation, new site planning and designs, the environmental assessment to determine lead and asbestos contamination areas, remediation of the affected areas, selected demolition and new constructions. In the planning stages, the project was divided into three (3) phases; phase 1 consisting of rehabilitation of the former grocery store, into a temporary fifty thousand (50,000) square foot, sanctuary, day care, bookstore, and offices.
The temporary sanctuary will eventually be averted to the Church’s Family Center. Phase 2 consists of the one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet, three thousand (3,000) seat sanctuary. Phase 3, consists of retail stores and children entertainment facility. GECI completed the Phase I construction, in a nine month accelerated schedule, within the allocated budget and time to enable the congregation to celebrate the 2010 Thanksgiving Service in the new facility.