Summer is a busy time for school renovations . When classes let out and the kids go on summer vacation, that is when the bell rings for ARC Abatement. The summer of 2015, ARC’s Houston general manager Rick Rickels was particularly busy with 100,000 square feet of asbestos abatement spread across 11 campuses in four different South Texas school districts happening all at once. Rickels employed 50 workers who had the campuses ready for renovation and/or demolition by other firms before the 2015-16 school year. His crews scored an A+ on this asbestos removal schools assignment.