When the hurricane hit, the Florida building industry felt the impact in every way possible. Building materials for construction projects were diverted to help shore up damaged homes and buildings. Crews, already working at capacity, were mobilized around the clock. And contractors, whose homes and businesses themselves were damaged or destroyed, set aside those needs and focused on the business of rebuilding the state.
The contractors' stories are many and varied, but all provide a glimpse of how the building industry pitched in to help the state recover. From providing food at the disaster site, to creating programs and offering financial assistance, to climbing up on roofs and stretching resources, the building pros were on the job – and continue to be.
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