Roy Anderson Corp (Still) Taming the Superstorms

Roy Anderson Corp (RAC) and Tutor Perini Building Corp (TPBC) remain on the job, repairing homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, respectively.

RAC performed $783 million of reconstruction work in the first 24 months following Hurricane Katrina, operating under FEMA regulations and contracting with various state and municipal agencies. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, RAC and TPBC mobilized 117 management staff and 781 field labor immediately into New York City neighborhoods under the city’s “Rapid Repair Program” to make emergency repairs to restore heat, power, and hot water, and to make the dwellings weather tight. 4,626 residential units were repaired within a 105 calendar day time period, with assistance from Tutor Perini’s Specialty Contracting Group.

Today, under the “Neighborhood Home Program” of the Mississippi Development Authority, RAC is managing the reconstruction of 1,116 residences impacted by Katrina. Located on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, these damaged homes are owned by low- or moderate income homeowners. TPBC is participating in FEMA’s Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program to provide essential power and exterior protection to residences affected by Sandy to allow impacted individuals to safely return to - or remain in - their home.


Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Sandy


August 29, 2005

October 29, 2012

Type of Storm

CAT 3 Hurricane

CAT 1 Hurricane

Landfall Winds

120 mph (LA)

80 mph (NJ)

Population Affected

15 million

17.5 million

Total Monetary Cost

$123+ billion

$60+ billion

Persons Displaced

1+ million





Source: FEMA, NY Times

Roy Anderson Corp is one of the largest general construction firms in the Southeast providing construction management, design-build, general contracting and preconstruction services.