1956 Bud's Crane Service begins Operation
William J. “Bud” Sumner installs the draw works of an “Osgood” Crawler Crane to the chassis of a “Dart” 10 Wheeler truck creating his first “Truck Crane”. In this pre-hydraulic era the versatile machine was fitted with a cable operated front shovel, backhoe, clamshell, dragline, concrete bucket, demolition ball and custom “Bud-built” attachments. The first few years were spent performing hourly and contract excavation, demolition, concrete pouring and hoisting projects.
1969 Sears Farm Store and adjacent structures are demolished
This major demolition was to clear the site for construction of original Phoenix Civic Plaza at 2nd St & Washington, Phoenix.
Bud's Crane Service
Sears Farm Store demolished
1973 Bud's Crane Service Incorporates
Bob Middleton becomes a corporate officer and stockholder in Bud’s Crane Service. With their earned reputation of being progressive, safety conscious and “schedule beaters”, Bob and Bud firmly establish Bud’s Crane Service, Inc. as the premier demolition firm in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area.
1975 Historic Cosner Auditorium Demolished
This “WPA built” structure was demolished after being ravaged by fire to allow the construction of additional parking for the rapidly expanding Arizona State University student and faculty population.
1977 Hi-Rise Crystal Ice Plant Demolished
The old poured-in-place concrete structure (with the higher portions reaching up seven stories) was demolished for the construction of the existing Maricopa County Jail Complex on 3rd Ave & Madison Street in downtown Phoenix.
1979 Bud Sumner retires
Bob Middleton invites Bud’s son William “Michael” Sumner to join the company as a partner and stockholder. Michael applies his lifetime experience of the demolition industry, education from the ASU College of Construction and prior three years as a Field Engineer for the Bechtel Power Corporation to modernize the record keeping and estimating procedures for the continually growing demolition firm.
Bud's Crane Service
Hi-Rise Crystal Ice Plant Demolished
Historic Cosner Auditorium demolished
Bud Sumner Retires
1983 Bud's Crane Service changes it's name to BCS Enterprises, Inc.
Now established as the Premier Demolition Contractor in the state of Arizona’ Bud Sumner no longer affiliated with the company and the custom crane service being discontinued “brand recognition” was preserved with the familiar BCS logo. Our various services provided as “General Contractors Specializing in Demolition” made the change to BCS Enterprises, Inc. a more appropriate description of the company.
1987 Scottsdale Fashion Square Phase I demolition begins
The complete demolition of several multi-story commercial and parking structures and selective demolition on others began a six year time period of continual service by BCS for multiple General Contractors as well as the mall owner. All work was completed with adjacent tenants active and open for business without disruption. BCS was literally the first major subcontractor on site and one of the last to leave on this very high profile project.
1994 Bob Middleton retires. Jim Middleton joins Michael Sumner as a partner and stockholder
After years of working in both field and office learning every aspect of the demolition business, Jim takes the lead for BCS. His ability to “think the box from the inside out” has strengthened ties with established clients, expanded our area of operations into Nevada, won many new clients and added extended services that compliment demolition to truly provide “one stop shopping”.
1995 Maricopa County - Demolition for Bank One Ballpark
Complete demolition of multiple city blocks of single and multi-story commercial and industrial buildings, city streets, utilities and all associated improvements. Worked in concert with archeologists providing artifact identification and mapping of modern historical and ancient native cultures. Provided selective demolition for preservation of entire sections of building as well as architectural salvage of items from historic Sterns Produce structure for reincorporation into new ballpark.
Bud's Crane Service, Inc.
changes it's name to
BCS Enterprises, Inc.
Bob Middleton Retires.
Jim Middleton Joins Michael Sumner as a partner
Scottsdale Fashion Square Phase I demolition begins
Maricopa County -Demolition for Bank One Ballpark
1998 Safari Resort Remediation & Demolition
Provide turn-key service for the identification and remediation of all hazardous and regulated materials, utility disconnection and service line abandonment, total demolition and disposal of iconic Scottsdale Resort Hotel. Location required working adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square shopping mall and busy downtown traffic without their delay or disruption
2000 Los Arcos Mall demolition
Multi-story enclosed mall in Scottsdale demolished along with all parking areas and underground utilities.
2002 Tucson International Airport
Complete terminal renovation (airside & curbside) including the removal of arrival/departure ramps, entry structures, baggage handling equipment and all associated improvements and utilities while keeping terminal in full operation.
2004 Phoenix Civic Plaza Phase I Demolition
BCS mobilizes on to the same site they cleared 35 years earlier and begins demolishing the existing Phoenix Center for the construction of the newer and more modern facility. Phase included all plaza deck and underground parking facility North of Symphony Hall, CIP bridge over 3rd Street and removal of sections of East structures with underground parking along Monroe St. on the North and 3rd St. on the West.
Safari Resort remediation & demolition
Tucson International Airport demolition
Los Arcos Mall demolition
Phoenix Civic Plaza Phase I Demolition
2005 Casey L. Johansen joins with Jim Middleton and Michael Sumner as a partner and stockholder
After years of shop and field experience with BCS Casey brings his talents to the office. Obtaining his BS of Business Administration degree in 2003 his progressive thinking and expertise in all aspects of construction he becomes the qualifying party on the General Contracting license in both Arizona and New Mexico. Casey has designed, patented and manufactured several revolutionary pieces of demolition equipment and specialized tools that are unique to our industry. Using these tools, BCS has developed many processes that make BCS jobsites the safest, cleanest and most efficient possible.
2006 BCS Enterprises, Inc. reaches 50 years of operation
2006 Phoenix Civic Plaza Phase II demolition
Major demolition continues and all structure and improvements between Monroe and Washington Streets and 5th Street to the 3rd Street alignment are removed. The structure and heavy bridge spanning Washington Street is separated and removed. BCS works in concert with asbestos abatement, archaeologists and earthwork to bring their portion of the project in ahead of schedule.
2007 Dial Manufacturing Plant demolition
Multi-story cast in place building is surgically removed allowing adjacent tenants to remain active and operational.
Casey L. Johansen joins as a partner and stockholder
Phoenix Civic Plaza Phase II demolition
BCS Enterprises, Inc. reaches 50 years of operation
Dial Manufacturing Plant demolition
2008 Paradise Valley Mall Demolition
Total structural demolition and selective work in mall and parking areas for construction of redesigned and modernized shopping facility.
2009 Barron Collier 200 W. Washington demolition
High-reach excavator attachment and long distance "Rain Maker" equipment both designed by Casey Johansen is used to remove a multi-story cast in place concrete structure while leaving the 3 story concrete parking garage below intact.
2009 Tucson Electric Power Santa Rita Hotel
Historic hotel with mechanical rooms and bell tower reaching up 8 stories is demolished in the heart of downtown Tucson. Work is accomplished using high-reach attachments with "Rain Maker" to safely take down structure without need of implosion and temporary off hours lane closure.
2010 Sky Harbor International Terminal 4
Heavy structural and extensive interior demolition both airside and curbside. Project required background checks, badging, multiple shifts, off hours work, zero visible emissions and high limits of “Demolition Specific” insurance and performance/payment bonding.
Paradise Valley Mall Demolition
Tucson Electric Power Santa Rita Hotel
Barron Collier 200 W. Washington demolition
Sky Harbor International Terminal 4
2011 First Solar Caliente Plant
Demolition and site clearing of entire Del Monte Farm Site & Packaging Facility for installation of large solar array. Work included asbestos and lead abatement, recycle of materials, and excavation work under harsh environmental conditions, a stringent safety and record keeping program in a remote part of the Arizona desert.
2012 El Con Mall demolition
This project consisted of 3 phases, de-malling of Dillard's, central corridor, and demolition of 3 story Macy's building for construction of new shopping facility
First Solar Caliente Plant
El Con Mall demolition
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