Aug. 30, 2012–Cherry celebrated its 60th year of operation by inviting its customers to join in festivities that marked the business milestone.
More than 300 Cherry customers attended this year’s annual Customer Appreciation event that trumpeted Cherry’s 60 years in business. Customers enjoyed refreshments and good conversations, and more than half of them walked away with significant door prizes from numerous drawings held throughout the evening.
“It’s most fitting that our many, valued customers were on hand to help us commemorate our 60th anniversary,” said Leonard Cherry, president of Cherry. “ We pride ourselves on having developed lasting relationships with many of our customers by handling their recurring projects over the years.
“Our loyal customers and our dedicated employees have been the keys to our success. They’ve all become part of our Cherry family,” Cherry added.
Cherry began operating as a house moving company in 1952 and quickly branched out into residential and commercial demolition projects. In 1996, the company launched its concrete recycling operations primarily in order to recycle concrete removed from its demolition jobs.
More growth came in 2001 when the production of stabilized materials became part of the Cherry operation. Cherry began its concrete removal division in 2003 to remove highways, bridges and other concrete structures, thus creating another source of material to be recycled at Cherry’s recycling centers. The company purchased portable concrete crushing equipment that same year in order to recycle aggregates on customers’ job sites. Over time, Cherry began recycling asphalt, residential composition shingles and tires.
Today, Cherry is one of the country’s top five demolition companies and one of the largest recyclers in Texas and the Gulf Coast.