Bradley attorney Ian Faria was featured in the Houston Business Journal in an article about rebuilding efforts in Houston after the wake of Hurricane Harvey. As the demand for remodeling work has spiked, homebuilders are now looking into the remodeling side of the business. Faria, who serves as general counsel for the Greater Houston Builders Association, believes homebuilders are in a good position to help flooded homeowners repair and rebuild.
“Many homeowners are calling their builders and asking if they can come out and help them,” Faria said. “Many of these builders don’t usually do remodeling work, but they are in a good position to help because they know the floor plans and can quickly help these people. Many builders view this as an opportunity to give back and expand their client base.”
Faria is now assisting homebuilders-turned-remodelers by helping them create separate legal entities that will solely do remodeling work. However, he warns that pitfalls abound for homebuilders making this transition.
“As much as there is a building science, construction is overall a work of art,” Faria said. “It’s imperfect. While it’s done by very highly trained and skilled laborers, it’s still done by human beings.”
The complete article, “Advice for Houston builders shifting to remodeling work after Harvey,” appeared in the Houston Business Journal on September 8, 2017. (login required)