Our clients have traditionally been major wireless carriers, who are required by the FCC to keep their towers up and running to ensure first responder communications during and after natural disasters. But just before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy hit, we gained 11 more major clients, including several from other industries.
“We are very excited about the new business we have obtained and are grateful for the ability and experience to serve all of these clients,” said Cindy Perez, Vice President of Valrico. “We have perfected our system over the years and our response to Hurricane Sandy has proven that it works.”
Despite widespread road closures, power outages, and streets heavily littered with storm debris, our drivers were able to get through to our clients’ sites with little trouble. That’s because our fueling crews are equipped with four wheel drive diesel pickup trucks to access sites where others can’t. Most of our drivers are police officers, fire fighters, and boat captains and know how to handle these situations.
“These guys know how to handle emergency situations. They are well trained and super motivated to get the job done. We are very grateful that they are willing to work in post-hurricane conditions. Winter Storm Athena hit during our deployment and they were not deterred from the job at hand. They continued to work when others would surely quit. Our drivers are a huge part of what makes our company the best,” Perez added.
Rhett Morris getting ready to fuel one of Sprint’s portable generators.
James Smith, a new Facebook fan, posted this on the Valrico fan page; “Saw you guys heading up I-95 just prior to Sandy along with tree trucks and power trucks, read your [web]site: Never doubt the determination of a Floridian and his pickup truck!”
When the Northeast’s fuel supply was threatened, we were one of the only companies that still had a steady supply. We utilized resources all over the country to ensure our fuel supply did not falter.
“We are dedicated to our clients and will do whatever it takes to meet their needs. “No” is not a part of the Valrico vocabulary. We have been known to deploy boats, helicopters and ATVs to access hard to reach client sites. Our command center employees and drivers work long hours to meet our clients’ needs. It’s not easy, but it’s what we do.”
We are still working diligently with clients throughout the Northeast and other areas. As recovery efforts continue, Valrico has remained firm in its support, offering disaster recovery services where needed.