Rebuilding after the High Park Fire
Many homes may need just restoration work after sustaining smoke or water damage, but Gil Paben of Aspen Construction anticipates that most of the need will come from those families who need their entire home rebuilt.
There is typically some lag time between making an insurance claim on a destroyed home and getting started on a new one, Paben said, but how much time depends on the insurance company and what kind of policy the homeowner held.
Residents must also obtain permits from the county, which can take time, though the process may be expedited in this case.
Once all the logistical hurdles have been cleared, construction companies can begin work on a new home.
Paben employs five people right now, and anticipates hiring a few more to keep up with demand created by the rebuilding effort.
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