Featured Projects:

Carmel Mission

Carmel Mission in Monterey Bay. This job was a very challenging project due to the fact the mission is an active Parrish and the church is a revenue generator requiring the building not be closed during construction.

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School of Education

We were contracted to core drill and install rebar as part of a seismic retrofit on the four story School of Education building at Stanford University. We drilled through a variety of materials including brick, sandstone, concrete and steel beams.

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Alcatraz Island

At Alcatraz Island, we were contracted to wall saw, flat saw, core drill and demolish sections of concrete walls, slabs and Alcatraz rock to create a new elevator pit, which was 8’6” x 8’6” x 8’ deep, in order to comply with ADA regulations.

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For the past 20 years, Bluewater Environmental Services’ success has been rooted in our ability to deliver professional, prompt and reliable work in the abatement and demolition industry. We seek business associates that share in the same goals and values. Our long term relationship with Nichols Concrete Cutting has been a clear example of such a partnership. Not only have they demonstrated top notch quality on every job, they are easy to work with, attack each project with trained and experienced staff and most importantly stay within the scope and costs of the project. Plain and simple, they get the job done.
- Chris Kirschenheuter – President/CEO – Bluewater Industries, Inc.


Nichols Concrete Cutting

For over 35 years Nichols Concrete Cutting has been providing specialized concrete cutting services to contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you need a single hole drilled, window openings cut or you have a multi-faceted project requiring specialized core drilling, cutting, sawing and demolition – we can take care of it all, done right the first time.

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Core drilling is our business. Nichols has cored the columns at Stanford in the main quad, most of the Bay Bridges and local landmark buildings for seismic strengthening. Phil Nichols worked in the machine shop industry before switching to the new technology called metal merging that impregnated diamonds evenly throughout a metal power saw during the casting of segments.

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Management Team

Nichols Concrete Cutting has its roots in the original company started by Phil Nichols in 1975. Phil started out as a subcontractor operating as Nichols Diamond Tool and soon obtained his contractors license (License # 397406) Phil has the advantage of having been trained as a toolmaker, so he has a complete understanding of the cutting and coring process, as well as the equipment needs for difficult projects.

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