Home Builders See Growing Demand After Hurricane Sandy

February 01, 2013 at 5:17 pm

NJ Today’s Desirée Taylor reports on the post-Sandy construction boom in New Jersey.

After a long, dry spell some home builders are finding there’s a growing demand for their services since Superstorm Sandy damaged an estimated 325,000 properties in the Garden State three months ago. Rob Martignetti, the owner of A.A. Roberts Carpentry, is one example. He’s been working on 28 projects recently, a significant increase from the two or three he typically has this time of year.

Out of state builders are hoping to take advantage of this anticipated construction boom. So far, more than 1,200 new contractors have registered in the state since Nov 1. Dwight Pittenger of the New Jersey Builders Association says the influx of workers will likely help fill a void.

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