As the city began the process of picking up the pieces, we at Allied quickly became aware of the construction nightmare just around the corner. Several of our own team members had their homes flooded and found themselves in the same predicament as many others in our city. Our employees expressed two chief concerns: first, that there wouldn’t be nearly enough local contractors to handle all the future work promptly, and second, that they wouldn’t know how to differentiate between a reputable out-of-town contractor and those who wanted to make a quick buck. These employees helped define for us exactly where our responsibility lies, as a company, for the immediate future. We realized we have the skilled labor, infrastructure, and much of the equipment necessary to get to work helping Houstonians “dry out.” What’s more, we can do that work promptly, and we can offer Houstonians the assurance of working with a name they know and trust. This is why we created a new division called Allied Home Services. This division offers home dry-out, water removal, and flood debris cleanup services.