The UP Companies (UPCO) has expanded its family of companies dedicated to serving owners, general contractors and subcontractors in St. Louis with the addition of Hustle UP.
Hustle UP is an MBE-certified business offering general labor, selective demolition, general clean up, site maintenance and final cleaning services. Hustle UP joins The UP Companies’ design and build collaborative, which also includes Power UP Electrical Contractors, Square UP Builders and Keep UP Services.
Paul Renaud, General Manager of Hustle UP, will oversee the expansion of Hustle UP and focus on recruiting local residents for employment. Hustle UP offers a highly diverse and extremely productive union workforce. All field staff are third party fit-tested and complete a thorough safety orientation before being deployed to any project.
“A professionally managed, financially sound, and reliable business of this nature is long overdue in our region,” said Renaud. “It also creates a clear path forward to execute on our vision to provide meaningful career opportunities for the underutilized workforce in St. Louis and surrounding neighborhoods and to participate in the economic development of our region.”
The addition of Hustle UP further strengthens The UP-SIDE Advantage™, which amounts to the efficiencies and pricing benefits customers receive when combining the services of Power UP, Square UP and Keep UP to create the “best value per square foot” in the Midwest.
“With the full support of our family of companies, we have the resources, capacity and reputation to support contractors’ laborer needs immediately and efficiently,” Renaud added.
Hustle UP, located at 2060 Craigshire Road in St. Louis County, is part of local laborers unions 42 and 110 and have a growing client list that includes Marschel Wrecking, Hayden Contracting, PARIC Corporation, HBD Construction and KAI Build.
“Our Hustle UP commitment to improving contractor’s needs are groundbreaking in this region and further allows us to better serve our community with local residents on local construction projects,” said UPCO President Michael B. Kennedy, Jr. “We want to inspire and set a trend for our neighbors by offering employment and opportunity in their hometown.”