U.S. Army base of Fort Polk, Louisiana has experienced two hurricanes, a tropical storm, and an ice storm over the past few months, damaging thousands of military homes on base. Corvias Property Management, which operates and maintains military family housing on Fort Polk, has worked tirelessly to rebuild the community and successfully responded to more than 1,800 emergency calls in the immediate aftermath of the hurricanes.
“It is through the military housing partnership with the U.S. Army that Corvias as a private company was able to quickly mobilize and help servicemembers and their families,” said Maj. Gen. Al Aycock (Ret.), partnership executive with Corvias.
Holly Costello, senior vice president at Corvias Property Management noted that, “72-hours before each storm struck, our Operations Director and maintenance teams were pre-positioning, staying overnight on site so they could more quickly respond, sometimes putting the needs of our residents above their personal situations.”
Since the first of these natural disasters – Hurricane Laura – struck in August 2020, more than 2,600 damaged roofs have been repaired, and all interior repairs of more than 800 occupied homes have been completed, including more than 200 plumbing repairs.
Corvias Property Management is committed to the safety of their residents and has invested over $95 million in renovations and infrastructure upgrades over the last three years, including a $34 million geothermal project to install more than 2,400 geothermal heat pumps and upgrades across the installation and reinvestment to improve more than 1,100 homes and three miles of roadway within the housing community.