Catastrophes show no favoritism.
Fires, floods, storms, and other disasters
create havoc with equal disregard for all
people and places. Last year, such devastation
cost the insurance industry an
estimated $30 billion in payments to
policyholders—who then sought
builders to restore their damaged property.
A Market Largely Untapped
Insurance restoration forms a significant
segment of the construction industry.
Yet it remains a largely untapped
market for most builders, who can't see
beyond the charred remains or muddy
mess of a disaster scene to the remodeling
Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster
requires special skills and flexibility.
But it also provides a recession-proof
source of work. Disasters don't care
about the season of the year or the