84 Lumber Establishes Workshops to Educate Hurricane Harvey Victims on the Rebuilding Process

84 Lumber hosts educational workshops after Hurricane Harvey

Houston, TX, October 2, 2017“What am I supposed to do now?” Weeks after Hurricane Harvey swept through southeastern Texas, dumping several feet of rain and flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, this is the question that remains for so many.

That’s why 84 Lumber has partnered with Compass 82, a non-profit organization with extensive experience in guiding relief and rebuilding efforts during the early days following a disaster. Together, the two organizations will hold several educational workshops in Houston for homeowners and contractors affected by the storm.

“Everyone’s situation is different. Unfortunately, there’s no recovery playbook to follow or a step-by-step process that works for everyone,” said Adam Eckley, 84 Lumber’s government sales manager and National Business Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) industry liaison. “With these workshops we want to streamline the recovery process to help our customers and neighbors get back to normal. It’s easy to get frustrated by the unfamiliar processes and regulations but together, we can help rebuild Houston.”

84 Lumber will host three workshops for contractors and homeowners. Experts from Compass 82 and 84 Lumber will be available to guide attendees and answer questions about the relief process. Specific focuses for each session include:

Homeowner Workshop 1 – Best Next Steps After the Storm

When: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City of Hitchcock, Texas – 6601 FM 2004
What: Learn what to expect in the months and years following Hurricane Harvey and how to engage available services.

Contractor Workshop 1 – Rebuilding After the Storm

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Where: 84 Lumber Store #1927 – 11203 Galveston Road, Houston, Texas, 77034
Phone: (281) 481-8415
What: Learn best practices for interacting with insurance companies and homeowners to support the rebuilding process.

Homeowner Workshop 2 – Best Next Steps After the Storm

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City of Baytown, Texas, Chambers County Courthouse Annex – 7711 Highway 146, Baytown, Texas, 77523
What: Learn what to expect in the months and years following Hurricane Harvey and how to engage available services.

Additional workshops will be announced at https://www.84lumber.com/harvey as they are confirmed. With four locations and more than 200 employees in southeastern Texas, 84 Lumber is committed to helping to rebuild Houston.

About 84 Lumber

Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America in both 2016 and 2017 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.

About Compass 82

With a combined 65+ years’ experience in on the ground emergency management, insurance adjustment, expedited claims facilitation, legality training, home-building, hands-on education and training, and support network programming, Compass 82 aims to be a pioneer in national disaster recovery, delivering accelerated, comprehensive and proven solutions, tools and resources that systematically bridge homeowners, insurance companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to fast-track sustainable recovery. Find out more at http://compass82.org/.