The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Marshall Fire:
“On the one-year anniversary of the Marshall Fire, the members and staff of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver would like to share our heartfelt appreciation for all the residents, local businesses, first responders, public servants and others who were impacted by this devastating fire and are now focused on rebuilding their homes, businesses and communities. We recognize the substantial cost this fire has placed on many of our fellow Coloradans and the communities of Louisville, Superior and Boulder County. We remain committed to supporting the rebuilding efforts so that everyone who wants to rebuild their home or business can have a safe, reliable and comfortable place to call home or to work. The HBA and its members over the past year have volunteered to provide resources for rebuilding—including a free seminar series to provide expert information from HBA members about all facets of the rebuilding process, rebates and discounts on building products to help reduce costs, and continually updated consumer information to help protect consumers and prevent scams and fraud. Over the next year and beyond, the HBA will continue its collaboration with residents, local and state government officials, and all others involved in rebuilding to ensure that the communities impacted by the Marshall Fire are able to build back stronger. And we ask that anyone still trying to understand the rebuilding process to utilize the resources provided by the HBA so that they can hopefully reduce the stress and strain caused by this disaster.”
Upcoming Seminars and Resources for Marshall Fire rebuilding:
The HBA assembled a Marshall Fire Task Force shortly after last year’s fire. The volunteer committee has focused on creating a 17-part free educational series for residents and businesses impacted by the Marshall Fire. In addition, the Task Force will be hosting the following seminars in January. Please visit https://www.hbadenver.com/marshall-fire-resources/marshall-fire-rebuild-educational-series/ to register for the seminars.
Monday, January 9: Insurance Cash Flow Insights
Panel moderated by Casey Bushnell of FirstBank, with Q&A with Jake Harris of BuildWallet, focused on cash flow insights when using insurance for rebuilding work.
Tuesday, January 10: Banking Options for Underinsured
Panel moderated by Jake Harris of BuildWallet, with Q&A with Casey Bushnell of FirstBank, focused on understanding your equity, loan-to-value and options if your property is underinsured.
Wednesday, January 11: Builders Risk and Liability Insurance: The Customers' Protection
Panel moderated by Jake Harris of BuildWallet and including Helmut Mundt of Builders Risk Insurance HBA Program who will share his 17 years of experience in the insurance industry working with builders.
Thursday, January 12: Fire Family Banking Resource Panel
Panel moderated by Jake Harris of BuildWallet and including Casey Bushnell of FirstBank, Troy Arnold of Wells Fargo, Danny Langerman of DHA Loan, and Brant Phillips of Colten Mortgage will be an introduction to the HBA’s banking members that have Fire Family Special Programs and then an open Q&A on banking concerns.
The previous sessions address numerous topics important to those impacted by the fire and include advice on selecting builders and contractors, understanding contracts, legal issues and insurance, securing financing and loans, and much more. The first eight sessions were held in-person, and the remaining 11 were offered online. Those sessions can be viewed online by clicking here. The HBA of Metro Denver is working to record the first eight sessions so community members can review them at any time.
The HBA of Metro Denver also maintains a Marshall Fire Resource web site (www.hbadenver.com/marshall-fire-resources) that includes additional information about insurance claims, rebates and discounts, FAQs and links to local governments, nonprofits and other resources. Please email the HBA’s Marshall Fire Task Force at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about the rebuilding process.