On March 13th, 2014, WIld Heart Bulk started the first Sayreville home demolition under the NJ DEP Blue Acres Buy Out Program. TV and news reporters were on the scene to speak to the owners of the home and watch the actual demolition take place. Theresa and Martin Kuczynski’s home was the first of four homes that Wild Heart was contracted to take down. This was an important and sensitive time for all parties involved as many of these homes were damaged due to the forces of Hurricane Sandy. In fact, eighteen feet of water came through this area and it was the third time flooding occurred in three years.
Governor Christie and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection came together and established funding through the Blue Acres Buy Out Program. This program purchases homes for its pre-storm value so owners can move to a safer location. Once the homes are taken down, the area will be considered open space.
Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brian was on site, as well as Richard Boornazian of the NJ D.E.P. and NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski of D-19. Around 12: 15 pm, the owners gave Wild Heart the approval to start the equipment and begin work by yelling together, “Gentlemen, start your engines!”