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A Tale of Two Builders

Nashville was hit with a devastating flood at the beginning of May.  No one really understood the depth of what happened for days afterwards.  Some people couldn't get out of their neighborhoods, this blogger included, to know what we would all be up against as a community when the water receded.  Here are just a few photos to help you understand.  These photos, by Daniel Potter, represent water depth in commercial areas.  The devastation was most apparent in residential neighborhoods.  A fantastic and informative video can be found here.
Now, on to the story about the builders...
Two days after the weekend flooding, Debra Smith, president of D. L. Smith Construction, Inc., began getting telephone calls from friends of friends whose homes had been partially if not completely destroyed.  Within the first two days, she had so many calls, she knew the folks affected by the flooding needed more help than one builder could provide.  She called a friend and fellow builder, Brad Jacob, president of Rachelle Homes, to form a partnership of sorts during this rebuilding period.  So far, they've been able to help 35 families in the renovations ... more

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