Submitted by Brad Spencer
As the old saying from Alexander Graham Bell goes, “When one door closes, another opens …” this is holding true and then some for one Tucker County construction company. MRKIII, Inc. (pronounced Mark 3), located in Thomas, will be closing their operations in the weeks to come. However, from this shutdown two new construction companies now exist.
The restructure comes after 21 years of business from MRK III, which is an acronym that stands for Matthew Helmick, Roy Helmick and Kevin Smith. The “R,” Roy Helmick, is entering into the next phase of life of retirement. But the younger Helmick and Smith are carrying on services in the area with construction, lawncare, snow removal, in addition to general maintenance.
Smith’s company, Renew Home Services, LLC and Matthew Helmick’s, Helmick Construction and Maintenance, will be running full steam this month. While out of the one company two have been born, the two new entities will continue to work together on projects as needed. The services that these two startups will be involved include: new home construction, additions, remodeling, roofing, siding, window and door installation and replacement, deck construction, painting, exterior staining, plumbing, home maintenance and care along with those unexpected emergencies that pop up for homeowners and businesses.
MRKIII seasonal work will also be divided up between the two companies, with Helmick handling lawncare and landscaping work, while Smith will take care of snow removal during the winter months.
As the company owners work hard so that the community at large experiences a smooth transition, the MRKIII office will remain open until the end of this month. Beyond May 31, calls will be forwarded to a new number.
Collectively, the Helmicks and Smith are extremely grateful for the years of service MRKIII has given to the community as well as work that extended beyond West Virginia, and at the same time looking toward what lies ahead.
They said, “We appreciate your business in the past and will continue to provide the service you have come to count on in the future.”
MRKIII is also currently in the process of selling equipment, tools, in addition to the building, in Thomas, that has housed the company. Interested individuals can contact the MRKIII office in regards to these items.