A Texas-based demolition crew was told to raze the house at 7601 Cousteau Drive. They accidentally knocked down a house one block over at 7601 Calypso Drive, upending the lives of homeowners Lindsay Diaz and Alan Cutter.
That story is disturbing enough, but it gets worse when you hear the dismissive reaction from the people who run Billy L. Nabors Demolition, a faith-based business with the slogan, “We could wreck the world; Jesus Saves.”
CEO George Gomez told reporters this is “not a big deal” and refused to apologize for his company’s error.I guess he can ask Jesus for forgiveness, but the people whose lives he screwed over? They can fend for themselves.
You have to wonder how this company can claim to have “over 50 years experience” in demolition when double-checking which house you’re tearing down isn’t on their basic checklist…
At least the local government is on the side of Diaz and Cutter:
“I think this is a huge deal,” city manager Brian Funderburk said. “The homeowners were in the process of trying to figure out what it was going to take to repair their home and now they’re looking at rebuilding it instead. I think this is a very big deal.”
Diaz said she’s considering moving far away. Which, given that she lives in Texas, would have been good advice even before the razing.
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