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Before the Louisiana Great Floods of 2016 the message TruckAndTools.Com was going to send to the remodeling and building industry was simple, stop thinking homeowners can't manage our own construction projects and hire our own subcontractors.

Since the floods DR-4263 and DR-4277 the message is even stronger and more demanding. We have homeowners rebuilding and need assistance. We have homeowners elevating their homes and even a few that are reconstructing new homes after the floods. We have over 4,000 licensed contractors in the state of Louisiana and now that I'm working on North Carolina recovery projects that will include every disaster since ours I can see this is going to be a very big project to relay the information homeowners need.

We've never demanded much, good quality work at a good price. We want quality not what we have seen from sub-contractors hired by IEM Inc. out of North Carolina. We want skilled trades people and not the daily labor pool hanging around in front of the big box stores.

I'll be posting updates to the core objectives here at Truck and Tools in this section our Community Developer page.

We will be sharing with everyone disaster recovery practices found to work. We all have listened to FEMA, SBA, HUD and some of even have had experience with state leaders as well as government employees assigned to agencies to help with disaster recovery.

In many cases we find that state agencies are not trained to assist the general public. They may have to outsource this work and that sub-contractor assigned the task of training and educating new hires in the disaster recovery phases of a homeowner or renter need to have boots on the ground experience. Not Risk Management spreadsheet experience. We know what it takes to recover and will work with homeowners as well as local city, county, parish and state agencies that are truly interested in long term recovery for the people.

Policy that concerns your disaster recovery

Find a group and get involved. Make a positive effort to secure your recovery. Ask those that had to fight and claw their way to a successful recovery.

If you have a group formed in your state that you would like to share please contact me.

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