Cotton GDS is committed to 24/7 readiness response and recovery to any high-impact weather events, environmental mishaps, terrorist attacks, and other disasters - both natural and manmade. We employ state-of-the-art equipment and innovative techniques to meet the challenges of every job. Our staff works to maintain jobsite safety at all times through hazard assessments, planning, training and strict oversight of process implementation on every project as well as remaining in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. We strive to surpass our client’s expectations on every project through communication and quality. Our years of experience has given us expertise to service a wide spectrum of industries across multiple countries and continents.
Airport terminals and transportation hubs are critical to our society’s infrastructure. Cotton understands the urgency in restoring these facilities and quickly making them operational. Cotton's response, critical path management, and understanding of security in these operating environments makes them a leader in this field. Cotton's expertise is relied upon for airport and transportation facilities that encounter natural and manmade disasters, environmental issues, or are in need of renovations or consulting services.
Since its inception, Cotton has been instrumental in the restoration of schools, colleges and universities across the country following property damage. From a small, Private Montessori, to a multi-institutional system, Cotton understands the value placed on the education facilities by each community. Whether it be a single event, or a catastrophic disaster, Cotton is equipped with the professional knowledge, experience, and resources to swiftly return a campus to pre-loss condition. Downtime may call for altered school calendars, conflicts with sporting events and extracurricular...more
Banks and other financial institutions such as stock brokerages, mortgage lenders, mutual funds companies, insurers, and others know the value of establishing and maintaining close personal relationships with their customers. So when a disaster occurs it is vital to put things to rights as quickly as possible.
Cotton understands the pressures on financial institutions to get back to face-to-face operations fast. The attention is in the detail, and Cotton’s trained staff will expertly handle the inventory, transportation, and recovery of all sensitive data and information....more
When a disaster strikes a region, citizens look to the public sector for assistance.
However, government agencies often are hampered by floodwaters, communication outages, power outages, and other problems that can hinder response time. Cotton has a track record of helping government agencies, as well as disaster relief organizations, respond to disasters at lightning speed so they can get back to serving their citizens as quickly as possible.
Government entities such as hospitals, schools, and universities are the backbone of their communities and are relied upon for critical...more
Medical services are critical to a community, especially in the wake of a large catastrophic event. When damage occurs to a healthcare facility, Cotton understands the urgency of the situation.
Priority response is imperative to limit interruptions in patient care. Cotton's operations personnel are certified and trained in responding to projects involving blood borne pathogens and bio hazardous materials. Further, Cotton's equipment is approved for use in healthcare facilities and complies with, or exceeds, industry standards. Cotton has a rigorous cleaning and maintenance program to...more
Cotton understands that a delay in business and services means lost revenue for our customers, especially in the hospitality industry. When damage occurs to a hotel or resort, the property may ultimately be closed for business until necessary repairs have been made. Commitments to guests cannot be honored, reservations for future bookings must be cancelled until a re-opening date is set, valuable staff may seek employment at other properties, and revenues from rooms, events, and food and beverage services are lost.
Using innovative approaches to complex situations, Cotton has...more
From initial project assessment and planning, through catastrophe management, restoration and reconstruction, Cotton's certified and experienced disaster recovery professionals can be counted on to handle all of the details. Strict adherence to site safety and quality control plans is necessary during every phase of an industrial project. A solid record of compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations means peace-of-mind for our clients that the job is done right.more
Whether you need support during an offshore or onshore disaster, Cotton has the experience, resources, personnel and skills to handle marine projects, large and small, with minimal environmental impact.
Cotton can deploy offshore vessels and large labor forces to provide support for cleanup and decontamination efforts following spills and other environmental mishaps. Working in both offshore and inland waterways, Cotton’s marine services also include removing debris from shoreline grasslands and wildlife sanctuaries.
Whatever the nature or scale of a marine disaster, Cotton is...more
Cotton understands that disruption to a businesses’ supply chain can have a domino effect on related products and the multiple markets they service. From initial project assessment and planning through catastrophe management, restoration, and reconstruction, Cotton's certified and experienced disaster recovery professionals can be counted on to handle all of the details. Detailed inventories of damaged product and thorough photo documentation are crucial for claims reimbursement in these scenarios. Further, strict adherence to site safety and quality control plans is necessary during every...more
Satellite offices, business parks, and high-rises all rely on Cotton's full range of services for quick turnaround after a disaster. Cotton will consult with clients to determine the best approach to recovery, taking into consideration the objectives of the individual businesses affected and the customers they serve. Cotton strives to exceed the expectations of building owners, property managers, and tenants during all phases of the project, from start to completion.more
Major corporations and local retailers partner with Cotton to ensure their recovery will begin immediately when disaster strikes. Retail businesses with large inventories can present specific challenges. Getting stores ready to re-open for business is a specialty for Cotton. Cotton keeps well-organized project files and thorough documentation, providing a quicker and more efficient, claims cycle. Fortune 500 companies, local retailers, shopping center owners, and other commercial entities call on Cotton's expertise to get them back in business as quickly as possible.
Major weather-related damage or other catastrophic events that put important sporting venues partly or wholly out of action can have far-reaching results. Not only may local fans be unable to attend events, but also financial losses can be huge for the resident team, area vendors, and others. If competition games have to be cancelled or moved elsewhere, the entire city or community can suffer major loss of potential revenue.
From stadiums and courts, to racetracks and golf courses, our certified professionals have the specialist experience required to deal with all types of...more