“We were looking for a 25-year warranty for two well houses, and no one else would give that to us.”
That’s what Horner & Shifrin’s Southeast Missouri Regional Manager John Burgelin said about a recent water project he led. According to him, Shelter Works’ industry-leading 25-year warranty was the deciding factor for the town of Alton, Missouri, as they looked to replace two old dilapidated stick-frame well houses that protect the well piping and equipment in these buildings.
Burgelin works out of the Poplar Bluff, Missouri, office of Horner & Shifrin, a full-service engineering firm that works in Water and Wastewater, Transportation, Civil/Site, Survey and GIS, Structural Bridge and Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing, Construction Services and Material Testing. In the water utilities sector specifically, they work on local, state, and federally funded water and waste water projects for towns throughout Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. This particular effort was a federally funded project meant to help Alton’s aging water infrastructure, Burgelin explained. “Funding for utilities in smaller communities is always tight, so this particular project needs to serve this community for the next 25 to 50 years. The current structures are literally crumbling, with walls falling in due to age and deterioration. Making sure these well houses were done right (and would last) became a major priority for everyone involved. Shelter Works’ 25-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship was just what was needed.”