hurricane irma response 2017-2018

Monroe County, Florida STEP Program


In September 2017, Hurricane Irma impacted the Caribbean Basin and the southeastern United States,  leaving widespread mass destruction in its wake. The Florida Keys were heavily impacted, with thousands  of homeowners displaced due to severe wind, rain and flood damage. Monroe County, primarily comprised  of the Keys, instituted a FEMA-funded STEP program to provide emergency repairs to homes that could be  feasibly rehabilitated.

In late 2017, SLS was engaged by Monroe County to execute the STEP program as construction manager  and general contractor. SLS, utilizing in-house personnel and resources, as well as local subcontractors  and suppliers, provided basic repair services to the homes in a tightly compressed timeframe. Tasks  included demolition, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, drywall, roofing, flooring and other fundamental services  required to allow residents to return to their homes and shelter in place until permanent repairs could be  made.

Project Specs:

Location: Florida Keys - Monroe County, Florida

Client: Halliburton

Type: FEMA

Value: $2 Million

Units: 150+ Homes