Peace to our Fort McMurray and Northern Alberta brothers and sisters, our hearts and prayers go out to you all. While this is a difficult time for us all, we are being contacted by friends and family regarding rebuilding. Please take the following words of advice and caution around rebuilding and pass them on to family and friends:*Beware of scams! Sadly, there will always be those who take advantage of those in need, this CBC article mentions some examples: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/scams-fort-mcmurray-wildfire-1.3590705. I know first-hand of a friend who was approached by a “contractor” a few years ago and gave a deposit of $20K+ and never saw it again. Be careful.
1. Do not rush: pressure to get going can make for poor decisions; the rebuild will take time, take due time and consideration to research and make the right decisions.
2. Hire an experienced designer: an experienced designer will help guide the design process and make