Communication Before and After a Hurricane

Earlier this week, we explored some basic steps you, your family and your business can take to prepare for Hurricane Irma and hurricane conditions.  As the storm nears Florida, many people are either still on the road, putting up shutters … Continue reading

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

  If you are anywhere near Florida right now, chances are you are surrounded by panic and unanswered questions about where to go in time for Hurricane Irma’s arrival.  As of the Weather Channel’s report on Wednesday September 6th (11:30am), … Continue reading

Home Builders Helping Houston

Ways home builders (and anyone) can help residents of Houston rebuild and recover in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. You don’t have to be in Houston to know that it sustained massive flooding and damage from its recent hit by … Continue reading

Stronger Building Codes Lessen Disaster Impact on Whole Community

Natural disasters are dangerous, unpredictable, and damaging. They cost upwards of $ 110 billion in economic impact and property damage in the U.S. each year. While it is unlikely humanity will harness the weather to keep such occurrences from happening, … Continue reading

Florida Hurricane Building Codes Lose Ground in 2015 Ratings

2015 saw the state of Florida slip to second place in the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety’s ratings of hurricane building codes. The 2015 update of the original report came during the opening session of the National Hurricane … Continue reading

Keeping Your Home Strong on Shaky Ground: Seismic Retrofitting

While California is certainly famous for its earthquake activity, the rate of seismic activity has been drastically increasing of late in Oklahoma, Kansas, and even New York. While most homeowners in these states shouldn’t expect massive earthquakes any time soon, … Continue reading