In 2018, Polaris was selected by the prime contractor as a major subcontractor for the FEMA funded Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program in the US Virgin Islands. The project was a pilot program for FEMA that expanded the normal STEP scope of work. The remoteness of the US Virgin Islands made it impossible to provide alternative housing to displaced residents, which is the primary emergency housing offered to Stateside residents.
Polaris was responsible for the repairs of more than 1,000 homes on St. Croix. Supplies and workers were not locally available to support the project. Our team worked to procure, warehouse, and track materials for the construction. We were required to provide housing and vehicles for the workers that we needed to bring to the island to help finish the work scope. Polaris replaced/repaired more than 200 roofs on the island.
Scope of Work