March 21, 2016

BRACE Integrated Services establishes South Central division main office and scaffold yard in Louisiana.

The new South Central Division Main office is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Houston, TX – March 21, 2016 – BRACE Industrial Group is a leading provider of commercial and industrial services that help customers across the U.S. extend the life of their facilities and equipment announces the new South Central division main office and scaffold yard in Louisiana.

The new Baton Rouge, Louisiana BRACE office is integral to the expansion of BRACE especially throughout Louisiana.  The facility allows for quicker turnaround and response time for our customers. This new location has begun to expand its scaffold inventory levels to include PERI-UP Rosett Flex modular scaffolding system which allows for the greatest possible flexibility. The system is perfect for the erection of working platforms and stair towers as well as assembling reinforcement scaffolding. The flexibility of PERI scaffolding equates to saving BRACE customers time and money.

This new South Central location has allowed BRACE to build a winning team of commercial and industrial services’ veterans that will be led by DeWayne Harmon. DeWayne will serve as Senior Vice President of Operations for BRACE Integrated Services – Southcentral. He brings with him over 32 years of experience within the industry from Brock Services, LLC, Atlantic Scaffolding, Miken Specialties, LTD, and Cherokee Scaffolding. DeWayne will be working extensively with corporate management in all phases while overseeing the safety, financial, operations, planning and forecasting in regards to establishing and managing the South Central division.

Chris Romano, East Division President, BRACE Integrated Services commented, “Our commitment to the Louisiana Gulf Coast area is evident through the addition of our team in Baton Rouge. DeWayne Harmon, Mike Hood, Ed Rountree, and Chris Jones; which combined, brings in excess of 110 years of respected industry experience. Their addition to the BRACE team only adds to the well-rounded and highly respected Leadership Team in place at BRACE across the country. Our mission is to provide a best in class service to our customers while realizing the needs of a safe, cost efficient and reliable project execution. I am confident and excited that our team can deliver on these items and exceed our customer expectations. It is an exciting time to be partnered with BRACE.”

The well-respected veterans within the industry that will lead the Baton Rouge office with Mr. Harmon are:

Ed Rountree, Operations/Business Development Manager.  Ed joins BRACE with an extensive background in the scaffolding business. Through his tenure within the industry he served with BROCK Service, LLC, Scaffolding Rental & Erection Services, LLC, United Scaffolding, Inc, and Cherokee Scaffolding.  Ed will be responsible for leading the sales and business development activities for the South Central division.

Mike Hood, Senior Construction Manager. Mike brings with him over 35 years in the scaffold business from companies such as BROCK Services, Scaffolding Rental & Erection Services, LLC, United Scaffolding, Inc. and Cherokee Scaffolding.  Mike will serve as our subject matter expert and key point person on jobsites throughout the Louisiana territory.

Chris Jones, Director of Estimating. After acquiring his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, Chris began his career at Atlantic Scaffolding. He continued to gain his scaffolding knowledge and expertise serving as Project Manager at BROCK Services, LLC. Chris will develop and manage the regional division budgets, identify market opportunities, analyze activities, estimate large commercial and industrial projects, as well as serve as the key contact for the BRACE CRM system in regards to customers and jobs throughout Louisiana.

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