Puerto Rico Sheltering & Temporary Repairs Program (PR STEP)
EXCEL is responsible for construction services across the entire Southwest region of Puerto Rico on the Sheltering & Temporary Repair (PR STEP) program in response to Hurricanes Maria and Irma. This is the largest STEP program in history, and Excel is proud to serve the residents of Puerto Rico in rebuilding their homes and communities.
EXCEL anticipates repairing approximately 12,000 residences within our region. There are many challenges in a program of this scale and on an island disconnected from the mainland. The challenges we have faced include material availability, terrain logistics, instability and outages with power and communications infrastructure, and political pressures. These challenges have presented tremendous lessons learned in overcoming roadblocks and maintaining production and quality under pressure. We look forward to transferring these lessons learned to future disaster recovery programs.