About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.

Category: Contracting Service Tips

What are the pros and cons of hiring a “Preferred Contractor”?

August 5th, 2012

FEMA Contractor  Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMAWhen faced with the critical decision of what contractor to hire to rebuild or repair your home after a disaster, you will learn that some insurance companies have vendors that they like to use on a regular basis.  Some even have more formal preferred vendor programs where contractors will get referred on a regular basis.

Keep in mind that just because a vendor or contractor may be recommended by an adjuster doesn’t necessarily mean that company is the best choice.  Selecting the right contractor to work on your home, especially after a disaster is a crucial decision that requires time to do your homework before you sign any contract.  See our article, Pros and Cons of Hiring a “Preferred Contractor” Vs Your Own Contractor, and get tips on the benefits and concerns you need to know.

About the author

Lisa A first hand witness to thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by disasters, Sean Scott, a second generation building contractor specializing in disaster restoration, became aware that survivors were ill equipped to take the steps to recovery. Unaided, or misguided, disaster survivors struggle to successfully navigate the complex process, and so, The Red Guide to Recovery – Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors was born. Used by fire departments, relief organizations, government agencies, and communities across the U.S., The Red Guide to Recovery helps countless people prepare for and recover from disaster events.


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