The Company’s Development While the idea was born in a moment, the conceptual development of the company took much longer. Many years were spent removing buildings in tight spots. There was no room for error, no space for any type of collapse. Each structure needed to come down one level at a time, often room by room. In no case could the structure left standing become unstable. It was safest to learn not to damage what was yet to be taken down.Without knowing how they would be used in the future, Cliff was learning all the techniques needed to perform “tear offs”. Knowledge about varying types of construction was gained during those years, and every day new ways to get the jobs completed in less time were developed and practiced.