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Adamo Implodes Historic Park Ave Hotel

History is the chronicle of life-changing events. The strategic implosion of the long-abandoned Park Avenue Hotel on July 11, 2015 was a significant step in the ongoing growth and renewal of the City of Detroit. Just as the erection of this hotel tells part of Detroit’s storied history, its demolition will do the same.  … More

Adamo Receives NDA Environmental Excellence Award

Adamo has been a major part of the largest demolition effort funded by TARP Hardest Hit Funds. It was one of three contractors tasked with abating and demolishing up to 800 homes each in a short 90 day window in late summer of 2014. Adamo’s project was a success; in fact we completed our first… More

A Special Thanks From C&DR Magazine

Sometimes you can’t fully appreciate something unless you see it in person. That was certainly the case for the subject of the Demolition Supplement lead feature, “Determined in Detroit.” I’ve been hearing and reading about the blighted and abandoned housing situation in Detroit for years, but I didn’t fully appreciate what this city was going… More

Determined in Detroit - Adamo Featured in C&DR Magazine

To say that Detroit has had it tough over the last decade would be an understatement. Record population declines have left much of Detroit’s houses and other buildings abandoned. Residents have been cash-strapped, leaving little in tax revenue to support the city’s services, which led to the city in 2013 being the largest municipality in… More

Change Is in the Air at the NDA

Not everyone embraces change, but when the National Demolition Association (NDA) knew its long-time executive director, Mike Taylor, was retiring, its board members sprang into action. It was proactive. A selection committee was formed to explore the management options available for the 800-plus member organization representing the demolition industry. The committee was determined to find… More

Commitment to Safety

As part of Adamo Group’s ongoing commitment to safety, employees were provided with OSHA 10-hour Construction instruction last month, which highlighted Construction Focus Four Training. Lessons included fall, caught-in or -between, struck-by, and electrocution hazards. Additional lessons included rigging, fire safety, cutting and burning, and highlights into the correct operation of regulators and torches and… More

CAM Magazine: Adamo Demolishes Fire-Damaged Factory

In March 2014 Adamo Group Inc. (Adamo) assisted the Detroit Fire Department (DFD) with a two-alarm fire at the Palmer Promotional Products plant at 1600 Farnsworth Street. Several small fires inside the building quickly spread and converged into one huge fire that burned for five days. Adamo was called in to supplement the services of… More

CAM Magazine: Adamo Tackles Detroit Residential Blight

Adamo Group has been a leader in the programs targeting blighted and abandoned homes in Detroit this year. Though Adamo has performed residential demolition in Detroit for nearly two decades, the company’s work through the City of Detroit and the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) since April 2014 has reached unprecedented levels. In the last… More

Squatters a Challenge When Demolishing Vacant Homes

Chris Mathews’ crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit’s grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there. A middle-aged woman who watched the crew tear away… More