Cut Your Risks: Build – or Rebuild – Sustainably

This article was contributed by Carrie Van Brunt-Wiley, Editor of the HomeownersInsurance.com blog. Carrie has been writing insurance news and consumer information for HomeInsurance.com since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington in 2005 with a B.A. in Professional Writing and Journalism. Green building practices do more than protect the environment, […]

New Orleans Business Market Receives National Acclaim

Over the weekend a good friend living in New York City, sent me a link to a Wall Street Journal article which outlines what all of us here in New Orleans have been seeing over the past few years, new exciting business growth. The article by Douglas McCollam, talks about the success of the non-profit […]

4 Years Post-Katrina Construction Outlook in New Orleans is Optimistic

Just last week, New Orleans marked the 4 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  Coverage of the anniversary looked back on the somber experience, and then looked forward to the city's continued progress. Construction Outlook is Optimistic The construction market in New Orleans has managed to largely avoid the national recession, giving Hurricane Katrina a silver […]

Katrina’s Silver-Lining and Why It’s Good for Contractors Nationwide

Katrina's Silver-Lining.  Three words New Orleanians didn't ever expect to hear, yet uttered this Sunday in print by both the Seattle Times and the New York Times. While the rest of the nation's construction industry and real estate market has steadily suffered over the past 12 months, in New Orleans real estate prices hold firm […]

Louisiana Contractors: Start Your Engines

Here is a quote from New Orleans' Mayor Ray Nagin in a recent USA Today article titled "$700M in federal aid finally flowing to New Orleans:" Construction on jails, police and fire stations, playgrounds, theaters and mixed-income housing developments — all battered by the 2005 floods — has started or will start this year, as public […]

Risk of 2009 Floods in South King County Presents Legal Issues

The Seattle Times reported in its Sunday edition that four South King County areas - Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila - are at a high risk for flooding this upcoming fall and winter because of January damage to a flood-control dam on the Green River. Unfortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers and other authorities concede […]

Seattle Construction Attorneys with Post-Katrina Experience Issue Top Ten Ways to Avoid Scams

Wolfe Law Group, a construction boutique firm on First Avenue in SoDo, can offer something special to the residents of Western Washington in the aftermath of its devastating floods: post-disaster legal experience. Prior to opening its doors in Seattle earlier this year, the firm practiced exclusively out of its New Orleans office, and weathered the […]