We Are Here To Help
California Fire Victims
The southern California fires have devastated our homes, but our community will survive and rebuild. If your home has been recently damaged by the fire, we hope that you and your loved ones were able to evacuate unharmed. Amendt Construction is here to help you move forward in rebuilding your homes and regaining normalcy to your lives.
For Homeowners Impacted by the Southern California Fire Disasters
Amendt Construction is here to help recovery efforts related to the Southern California fires.
First, please visit the official page for the County of Los Angeles and the County of Ventura. Ventura County Recovers is intended to guide residents through the recovery process, and important information concerning damaged property, rebuilding, and safety updates can be found there.
Click here: http://venturacountyrecovers.org/
Unscrupulous Contractors and Rebuilding Scams
Returning to a fire-damaged home is bad enough, but don’t be a victim twice when seeking a contractor to rebuild or repair your home. Although most contractors are honest and fair, there are unlicensed and/or unscrupulous contractors that you should take precautions against.
Always ask for proof of California Licensure and recent job recommendations up front!
Homeowners should be particularly wary of contractors seeking work by going door to door, handing out flyers at community recovery meetings, offering surplus building materials at a reduced price, or asking for large cash deposits or advance payments in full.
The California Contractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB) has important and valuable information about how to protect yourself from getting scammed.
Click here: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
Ventura County Public Works: Flood Insurance
The Ventura County Public Works Agency recommends that property owners with buildings, especially in and below the Thomas Fire burn areas, consider purchasing flood insurance. This will be an important step as you start the rebuilding process. Once a Flood Insurance Policy is purchased, coverage becomes effective 30 days later.
Homeowners can only purchase flood insurance through an insurance agent, they cannot purchase it directly from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
FEMA has created a Q&A webpage that answers questions related to flood insurance.