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Demolition Projects

For over 60 years, Cardinal has completed all types of commercial and industrial demolition, wrecking, historical preservation and environmental abatement projects. Check out our featured projects below.

Whiskey Row Historic District

Selective demolition and historic preservation of six, six-story tall, late 19th century structures in the heart of downtown Louisville, KY.

Phillip Morris USA

Controlled demolition on 500,000 square foot former factory. Salvaged 3 million bricks and 150 semi-trailer truckloads of heart pine historic wood.


Angel's Envy Distillery

Selective demolition and historic preservation management to maintain building exterior.

Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery

Structural pre-demolition, on late 19th century floors, 100 feet off the ground.

Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (River Ridge)

Large-scale demolition with environmental and safety hazards.


Beecher's Terrace Housing Complex

Demolished nine structures spanning two city blocks, funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Federal Correctional Institution, Milan

Deconstructed 150ft tall brick smoke stack by hand, using crane and custom platform.

Watts Home Center

Site preparation and grading for brand new home improvement building.

Four Roses Distillery - Fermenter

Demolition working in close proximity to other structures, staff and equipment.

Four Roses Distillery

Carefully removed spanish roof tiles, cut a hole in the roof of the visitor center to insert distilling equipment.

St. X High School

Interior demolition in confined space and in close proximity to school, prepping for MEP installation.

Bellarmine University

Selective demolition of foyer elevator and stair tower during normal university operating hours.

YMCA Louisville

Excavation of 30,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from former factory.

PCS Industries Inc.

Demolition in close proximity to utilities and railroad easement, re-routing and termination of utilities.

Jewish Hospital Hand Center Renovation

After-hours interior demolition, utilizing negative air space and infection control best practices.

Copper & Kings Distillery

Demolition of old cannery in preparation for new distillery construction, in downtown Louisville, KY.

Big Springs Country Club

Air-gapped building for selective demolition and recycling, during country club operation hours.

Campbellsville Public School System

Tight timeline demolition job with aggregate/ metal recycling in preparation for school.

General Electric

Equipment decommissioning and major asset recovery for building owner in preparation for a new tenant.