Abelard Construction Donates Roof to Elderly Homeowners with Severe Property Damage after Recent Hail Storms Ravaged St. Louis

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Premier Construction and Restoration Firm Donates Crews, Supplies, and Labor to Elderly Property Owners in Missouri who had an Inadequate Insurance Policy

Abelard Construction Staff

“It’s important for insurance companies to educate their clients about coverage, especially in the event of catastrophic storms,” says Brian Southard, Co-Founder of Abelard Construction.

Abelard Construction, the premier residential and commercial restoration firm in the United States, has been helping St. Louis commercial and residential property owners get the repairs they need after the sixth largest hailstorm in the nation ravaged the state on April 28th, 2012. The April hailstorms brought extensive water damage and roof leaks to thousands of properties, leaving many residents with severe hail and wind damage. When Abelard crew member Gregg Muller inspected an elderly couple’s property in St. Louis last week and realized they had a severely inadequate insurance policy, leaving them to foot a $10,000 bill on their own, the Abelard team quickly ramped up a plan to replace the elderly couple’s roof, windows, and drywall, free of charge.

“We rarely see these cases, and it’s usually only with this particular insurance company. Most homeowners aren’t aware of the high deductible and the non-recoverable depreciation, they don’t realize how that can affect them until they need that insurance policy. This insurance company left their homeowner uneducated about what would happen in the event of catastrophic storms,” says Abelard Co-Founder Anthony Delmedico.

When the St. Louis couple, Cheryl and Louis Carter, talked to their insurance adjuster after the storm and realized they’d have to pay over $10,000 in repairs out-of-pocket, they were shocked. They had been paying premiums for years for what they thought was a solid insurance policy.

“Our property was devastated by the hailstorm, our roof is down to one shingle. When we met with our insurance adjustor and found out they wouldn’t cover anything, we were shocked. We’ve been paying premiums for years with this company and thought we were covered. We didn’t know how we’d possibly come up with that kind of money to fix our home. And with winter coming, we knew we needed a miracle. It’s a blessing to us for Abelard Construction to do this. There are really no words to describe how we feel about Abelard’s help, we are overjoyed by the compassion and concern this company has shown in our time of need,” Cheryl and Louis Carter, St. Louis, MO Property Owners.

Abelard Construction will begin repairs August 27th, 2012 to the Carter home, donating their crews, labor, and supplies and provide over $10,000 worth of repair work to replace the Carters’ roof, windows, and drywall. Abelard foreman Luciano Miranda and his entire construction crew are donating labor to replace the roof. Abelard also teamed up with the ABC Supply Company to obtain supply donations to complete repairs on the Carters’ home.            

“It’s important for insurance companies to educate their clients about coverage, especially in the event of catastrophic storms. With this particular insurance company, to tack a homeowner with a $5,000 deductible and over $5,000 of non-recoverable depreciation, it’s really just absurd,” says Brian Southard, Co-Founder of Abelard Construction.

Abelard Construction is a full-service general contractor in the state of Missouri and has been serving thousands of property owners with residential and commercial restoration and construction needs over the last 15 years. With 17 locations nationwide, Abelard Construction assists property owners who have storm, hail, water, fire, smoke damage get the repairs they need fast.

About Abelard Construction
Abelard Construction is rated by customers as the best in the business. Abelard Construction is the national leader in the residential and commercial restoration and construction industry. With over 15 years of experience as a full-service general contractor in 17 states throughout the nation, Abelard Construction provides a free comprehensive property inspection covering roof, siding, gutters, paint, window damage and works with the insurance claim adjustor to get property owners the repairs they need. As a licensed general contractor, we are able to respond to your unique construction and restoration needs with speed and flexibility. Whether you have a residential roofing emergency, require water, fire, smoke or mold damage restoration or need general contractor services for general maintenance on commercial properties, we are poised to help. Visit http://www.abelardconstruction.com or call 1.888.260.ROOF. Click here for more information on the Storm Inspection Process: http://youtu.be/LPsGTEi3ghQ

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