When Restoration Systems was started it was our modest hope that one day the company might work from “Murphy to Manteo,” a phrase describing the breadth of North Carolina — 543 miles from West to East.
It occurred to us recently that Travis Hamrick — a “dirt chaser” extraordinaire here at RS — had thoroughly eclipsed that benchmark by traveling the breadth of the United States — from North to South — in less than a week. In December. Travis was working permits and mitigation demand for RS from the most steamy southern point of the “Mid-West,” Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, to the coldest and most northerly point, International Falls, Minnesota. A distance of 1,334 miles. In December. In a week.
You might ask, what do these two places have in common, in order to lure this seemingly rational company and intelligent young man to travel to the geographical extremes of the US? One word: Wetlands. There are few wetter states in the US than Minnesota and Louisiana. And where it is wet you will find RS — and Travis.