On Monday, April 3, a bout of severe weather raged through Buckhead at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Anthem Automotive, a repair shop that JMWilliams constructed a few years ago. The strong winds, possibly from a tornado, blew through the shop’s open work bays with such power that the back concrete block wall completely collapsed. The debris from the wall fell to the ground below, blocking the drive to a neighboring shop. Not far from Anthem Automotive, two large oak trees were completely uprooted. Thankfully, no one was injured.
The owner, Wes Daniels, contacted JMWilliams President Jeff Williams, and within one hour, several members of the JMWilliams team (Jeff, Scott Craig, and Derrick Lane) mobilized to help the repair shop’s owner clean up the area and stabilize the building. The roof, held up by the back wall, had fallen onto a car lift and rested there. Structural engineer Pierre Coiron came out to survey the damage and set long-term reconstruction plans into motion.
In less than twenty-four hours, Anthem Automotive was back up and operating, thanks to the speedy response. Permanent repairs will continue over the next thirty days.
JMWilliams is the general contractor and building company that looks for every opportunity to put ourselves in your shoes, and we are grateful to be able to come to the aid of our clients in times of need.