Survivor’s Guide to Homeowners Insurance Workshops
East Troublesome Fire – Grand County CO
Online workshops presentation by CARe, Inc (501c3). Register for any of these events by clicking on the link under the workshop or visiting GrandCountyBuildersAssoc.com
Workshop #2 Tuesday, January 19th 6:00 pm MST
Personal Property Inventory – Turning Inventory List into Insurance Company
Zoom Workshop #2 Registration Link https://rb.gy/sl44ov
Workshop #3 Tuesday, February 9th 6:00 pm MST
Replacement Cost Value vs. Adjustor Estimates
Zoom Workshop #3 Registration Link https://rb.gy/pv1vz7
Workshop #4 Tuesday, February 23rd 6:00 pm MST
Negotiations with your Insurance Adjustor
Zoom Workshop #4 Registration Link https://rb.gy/slmgqm
Workshop #5 Tuesday, March 9th 6:00 pm MST
Hiring Professionals to Help – Local Grand County Builders Association Members
Zoom Workshop #5 Registration Link https://rb.gy/a4zfsk
CARe is a consumer education nonprofit that helps survivors of natural disasters navigate the often-difficult road to recovery. In this workshop, you will learn your rights and responsibilities in the insurance claim process. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and practices you need to negotiate a fair and just settlement. This workshop will have a presentation followed by a Q&A, so please feel free to bring your questions. For more details on CARe, please visit http://www.carehelp.org
Workshops Sponsored by
For more information & details, please call Lindsey Morrow, Director of GCBA, at 970-364-0177
Survivor to Survivor Q & A
January 5, 2021, 8 PM MT/7 PM PT (online/virtual)
Trained, savvy and empathetic UP volunteers from previous wildfires will answer your questions and help you stay connected with info and support
Roadmap to RecoveryTM Workshop #2 January 13, 2021, 5:30 PM MT (online/virtual)
How to read your policy, calculate max limits available, and arrange temporary housing and debris removal
Roadmap to RecoveryTM Workshop #3 January 16, 2021, 11 am MT (online/virtual)
Accurately calculating dwelling rebuild costs, correcting errors in adjuster estimates
Post-Workshop Q & A January 20, 2021, 5:30 PM MT (online/virtual)
UP Staff and CO-based experts will answer your individual questions
Register for any of these events: http://www.uphelp.org/r2r
This Roadmap to Recovery™ workshop is presented by United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization helping disaster survivors for over 29 years. For more information, visit: www.uphelp.org/Colorado
Survivor’s Guide to Homeowners Insurance Workshop Tuesday, December 22, 2020
East Troublesome Fire – Grand County CO
Workshop Presentation by CARe, Inc (501c3)
Tuesday, December 22nd @ 6:00 pm
CARe is a consumer education nonprofit that helps survivors of natural disasters navigate the often-difficult road to recovery. In this workshop, you will learn your rights and responsibilities in the insurance claim process. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and practices you need to negotiate a fair and just settlement. This workshop will have a presentation followed by a Q&A, so please feel free to bring your questions.
For more details on CARe please visit http://www.carehelp.org/
When: Tuesday, December 22nd @ 6:00 pm
Please RSVP by Monday, December 21st
Workshop Sponsored by
For more information & details please call Lindsey Morrow Director of GCBA at 970-364-0177
REBUILDING & REPAIRING YOUR HOME AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER
As the Grand County Community begins the recovery after the devasting effects of the East Troublesome Fire, local home builders are warning residents to be aware of scammers that may pose as legitimate contractors. The Grand County Builders Association suggests that all residents to research contractors to avoid negative experiences and costly mistakes.
The following is a list of things to remember when hiring a professional contractor. Always do your homework and proceed with care.
- In all of Grand County, projects are required to be permitted and You should check with the inspection department in your area for complete information and fees.
- Are you able to communicate with the builder? Remember you will be in close contact with them throughout the construction process and afterward as you live in your new home. Does it feel like a good fit? Will they listen to your needs?
- Does the builder have sufficient Workers’ Compensation and General Liability insurance? Do they include a Builders’ Risk policy? If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your A reputable contractor should be able to provide insurance certificates and expect you to ask for them.
- Ask for proof of a current license and or registration from the Grand County Building
- Have you checked their references – both clients and trade partners? Ask specific questions about timeliness, communication, follow-through, would they work with them again?
- Check with the Better Business Bureau for any history of unsatisfied
- Does the builder have a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers?
- How long have they been in the building business? It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound Will they be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties? What is their standard warranty duration and what is included in that coverage?
- If you get more than one bid, be sure you read through the estimates and are comparing similar scopes of work with comparable materials and Be wary of low bids – the lowest bid is not always the best.
- You should understand your contract and warranties that the builder will provide for the work The contract should outline the scope of the work, the price, and at what points of completion payment is due.
- Be wary of a contractor who wants full or cash payments before the job begins and utilizes high-pressure sales tactics to sign a
- Does the builder utilize a project schedule to assist with the planning process and eliminate surprises?
- Do they exceed state and local codes or simply comply with minimum requirements?
- Do their employees and trade partners participate in continuing education and training programs to assure that they are qualified to perform the work and stay abreast on change industry trends and requirements?
- Have you seen the builder’s work, both completed and in progress? Check for quality of workmanship and materials. Do they have a quality control program in place to assure the best quality job?
- Does the builder have a safety program with associated employee training in place? Not only is this a reflection of professionalism it may result in cost savings to you through reduced insurance
Visit the Grand County Builders Association website, www.grandcountybuildersassoc.com for more information and for a complete listing of builders and subcontractors. The office can also be reached at 970-346-0177 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
These are local professional men and women that live and work in this community every day. They will be here long after this disaster is over – an out of town contractor will be long gone if the roof leaks next spring.
Thank you to our 2020 Golf Tourament Event Sponsors:
Gold Sponsor – Bishop Built Construction
Silver Sponsor: Alpine Lumber of Granby, CO
Bronze Sponsor: Weyerhaeuser
Bronze Sponsor: Grand Lake Plumbing & Heating
Bronze Sponsor: Captial Lumber
Food Sponsor: Lindsey Morrow, Keller Williams Top of the Rockies
Beverage Sponsor: Allweather Wood
Beverage Sponsor: RW Specialties
Thank you to our 2020 Hole Sponsors:
|Forest Product Sales / ABS of Denver|
|Legacy Building Specialties|
|The Roofing Company|
|Keller Williams Advantage Realty|
|Keller Williams Advantage Realty|
|Northwestern Supplies, Inc|
|Cunning Custom Builders, Inc|
|Jeld Wen Windows|
|Front Range Stone|
|Big Valley Construction|
|ReMax Peak to Peak|
GCBA 2020Scholarship Fund:
It is the privilege of the GCBA to offer scholarship assistance to the 2020 graduates of Middle Park & West Grand High Schools. These funds will be divide between 2 to 4 qualified applicants. The scholarship will be awarded to students from either of the two Grand County High Schools.
The scholarships are for any student pursuing education in the following fields, (but not limited to) construction management, architectural degrees, interior design, vocational and technical trade schools (in the construction field). In addition, to any student who is looking to jump start their career, we are offering this scholarship to go towards a local trades apprenticeship and or tools.
We are seeking matching funds for this scholarship to be successful. If you would like to donate please call us at (970)726-8657. Thank you for your support!
Grand County Builders Association: Top Reasons to Join
GCBA is a nonprofit organization consisting of Builders & Associate Members who do business in Grand & Routt County. We are an advocate for the building industry. Benefits of our association:
- Education & professional development
- Community engagement
- Networking Opportunities
- Building department & government relations
- Build valuable relationships
- Cash in on discount programs through CAHB & NAHB
- Give Bank – and feel good about doing it
- Become an industry leader
Get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you!