As vice president of our North Texas region and general manager of ARC Abatement’s Dallas office, Steve Chappell the Dallas asbestos abatement expert. He has a wealth of knowledge on asbestos, lead and mold abatement practices.
Chappell has experience as an instructor for the State of Texas on environmental contracting. He is a well-known speaker on topics about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos abatement and removal and other major environmental issues.
After working as a sub-contractor for many years, Chappell joined ARC in 1996 when the company expanded to open its second office in Dallas. As vice president of the North Texas region, Chappell manages asbestos abatement and removal projects that include large commercial projects for a variety of clients including property owners, management companies, general contractors, insurance companies and environmental consultants.
Chappell’s environmental and construction career began in 1981 after attending Southwest Bible College. He is married with two children and a grandchild.
Likely the largest asbestos abatement project in the state of Texas, 1401 Elm Street in downtown Dallas is perfectly suited for Steve Chappell. Elm Place is 52-stories and 1.3 million square feet. A challenging aspect of the project is the sheer volume of materials to be abated is approximately five million square feet of materials. His crews are using 12 of the 27 operating elevators to move the materials. After a change of ownership delayed the project for several months, ARC got back on the job when the redevelopment was back on track under the new ownership. ARC tackled the bottom seven floors plus two lower level floors. The crew increased from 60 to 80-100 workers who completed the eight-figure project at the end of 2016. Hear Chappell discuss the project.
On another Dallas project, Chappell managed the asbestos abatement on approximately one million SF at a section of a hospital campus, which is no longer in use. His crews removed hazardous material from the historic location before a partner company completed a mechanical take-down technique on a portion of the facility. These precautionary steps were taken because renovation work was being done in proximity to another functioning segment of the hospital.
Asbestos abatement and removal on the 20-story, 500,000+ square foot former Statler Hilton hotel in Dallas. The seven-figure project was completed in October 2014. It was here that Tina Turner snuck down the back stairs when she left her abusive husband for good in 1976.
Through referrals, Chappell’s crews handled the asbestos abatement on La Sombra’s 22 building apartment complex prior to being demolished by the demolition company. Another Dallas asbestos abatement project was the Tierra Linda Apartment project. His crews handled asbestos abatement and mold removal prior to demolition by the demolition company. His crews also successfully completed an asbestos abatement project on two apartment complexes prior to redevelopment.
Safe removal of asbestos from buildings owned by First Baptist Church Dallas prior to the 2010 implosion. Chappell turned over the “asbestos free” site to the demolition company on time and in budget.
In 2018 in Austin, Texas Chappell and ARC are playing a part in reshaping the Austin skyline with the abatement of asbestos in the 9-story Ashbel Smith Hall. It was imploded March 25th to make way for a new 37-story, 665,000 SF tower housing retail and office space developed by Trammell Crow. ARC is also abating the historic, 3-story Claudia Taylor Johnson building, which was Austin’s Post Office in the early 1900s. It will be retained and redeveloped. Hear Chappell talk more about the project.