Experts with Stellar Track Records

Gary Basford and Rich McManus are EIG’s driving force, and industry veterans with professional contracting careers that span more than 25 years and include projects for industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental clients throughout the United States.

Having worked together for more than 20 years, their resumes complement each other and bring together successful past experience as evidenced by their safety track record, integrity and strong business acumen.

“Not only are we doing the work we love to do, but we are attracting like-minded professionals to work with us and our senior managers, both in the office and the field. They come to an organization that strives to put them in a position to do the type of work they enjoy and have a ladder to climb.”

– Rich McManus.

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Gary Basford


Gary has in excess of 25 years of experience in industrial demolition and decommissioning and infrastructure improvement projects. During his time, he has completed the demolition and abatement of at least 15 coal fired power plants, as well as numerous other projects including refineries, pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing plants.  As President of EIG, he is responsible for the financial and operational health of the Company with emphasis on safety culture, and experience across multiple disciplines including heavy highway/mass transit prior to his years in industrial demolition and remediation. Gary brings a unique blend of talent and prior success in a leadership role.

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Rich McManus

Executive Vice President

Rich has 40 years of experience in the demolition industry, serving as a demolition and decommissioning expert and industry consultant. As Executive Vice President of EIG, he is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Client Relations, and enhancing our reputation in the market. Rich’s specialty is in heavy, difficult dismantling, although he has worked in every major industry. He is a machinery and rigging expert with direct physical experience utilizing virtually all lifting and deconstruction technologies. Prior to EIG, Rich owned his own demolition contracting company and served in multiple executive positions within the industry.