Our Disaster Recovery Services


Providence offers expert-level services to get you back in action.

A quick response, planning, project management, and expert staffing are critical when a disaster strikes. By partnering with Providence, you can rely on our extensive experience with all aspects of the response process, including: debris monitoring and management, assessment of critical infrastructure, coordination with local, state, and federal agencies, funding identification, project closeouts and auditing, backup communication and IT services, mobile command and control centers, and temporary housing assessments and engineering.

Learn more about how we can help you move quickly and confidently through disasters below. For more information about these services or for teaming opportunities, please call 1-866-960-9623.


Providence not only provides expert disaster recovery services, but we also specialize in helping communities move beyond recovery and build resiliency. As one of the few firms in the nation with large-scale disaster recovery experience, we work very closely with local, state, and federal officials to implement sound, cost-beneficial projects that foster sustainable communities and resiliency for growth.

The Providence team provides a wide range of expertise in mitigation planning, grant application preparation, acquisition and elevation project management, and retrofitting of critical infrastructure. Our comprehensive hazard mitigation specialists include certified floodplain managers and experienced project managers.

Debris Monitoring & Management

Natural disasters are unavoidable and affect all regions of the world. Regardless of the type of devastation experienced, a natural disaster generates an enormous amount of debris. To protect public health, promote safety, and expedite recovery operations, Providence specializes in high-quality debris monitoring and management services. Our capabilities include monitoring debris removal and solid and hazardous waste management. Providence has experience with federal and state funded programs resulting from declared emergencies, and we have successfully fulfilled numerous debris monitoring contracts in response to natural disasters.

Damage Assessments

Providence’s damage assessment services are fully compliant with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, and our staff has considerable experience performing field inspections for housing recovery projects funded by HUD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

We use a customized damage assessment approach that minimizes costs while providing a very high volume of inspections per day. Our reporting system, which encompasses both Xactimate and RSMeans/local contractor pricing, allows us to quickly produce a report designed to expedite the construction take-off for each structure. Additionally, our proprietary methodology and reporting system — Providence Auto Data Technology System (PATS) — has passed the HUD auditing process.

Construction Management & Oversight

Contractor Coordination
Contractor Pool & Metric Methodology
Contractor Workshops
Site Inspector & Progress Inspector Training
Site Surveys & Elevation Certificates
Daily Progress Inspections
Issue Resolution
Schedule Management
Cost Estimating & Standardized Pricing
Cost Reasonableness / Change Order Pricing
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
HUD Section 3 Compliance
Section 504 Rehabilitation Act Compliance
Labor Compliance

Providence understands how complicated the post-disaster recovery process can be and our experts are ready to help  -- providing both the flexibility and adaptability needed to meet any client’s specific needs. Our team of construction managers and certified inspectors have comprehensive experience to navigate the rebuilding process following disasters, whether a man-made or natural disaster. Our focus is to ensure every recovery project is executed in accordance with the established scope of work and completed within the agreed upon schedule. Our expertise lies in the management, inspection, and documentation of the entire disaster recovery project, while also providing technical expertise and clear communication with the client or funding agency. Our proactive approach allows identification of any potential issues and quick resolution implementation before any loss of time, ensuring project efficiency.


If you are interested in joining our contractor database, please upload your resume here.

When a disaster strikes, skilled personnel with the appropriate credentials must be quickly mobilized. With a database of more than 1,000 experienced professionals, Providence is a proven leader in program and disaster recovery placement. We have the capacity to provide highly trained, on-site personnel in a wide range of specialties to communities, government agencies, and programs across the nation in both management and technical support roles.


Initial damage assessment
Environmental review reporting
Historical structure reporting
Duplication of benefits verification
Construction inspections
Davis-Bacon compliance reporting
Benefit-cost analyses (BCA)
Hazard mitigation grant administration

Providence has developed a series of Custom Information Applications (CIAs) to facilitate automated data collection and management (collectively called Providence Auto Data Technology System or PATS). These applications increase speed and consistency while reducing the cost of data collection. Our current applications specifically address multiple facets of the disaster recovery process listed.

Additionally, our reporting system, which encompasses both Xactimate and RSMeans/local contractor pricing, allows us to quickly produce a report designed to expedite the construction take-off for each structure. These proprietary CIAs enable faster and more consistent field data collection, as well as conversion of the data into reporting formats required by government agencies.


With Louisiana being so harshly and frequently affected by natural disasters, the Disaster Field Inspector Certification is intended to introduce entry-level concepts and best practices to candidates seeking employment as an Inspection/Estimator. Currently, Inspector/Estimator opportunities are offered through the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program. The RLHP was created after the catastrophic Louisiana flooding which affected more than 91,000 homes – and declaring 51 of its 64 parishes disaster parishes. As a result, the State of Louisiana received approximately $1.3 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) which funds the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program (RLHP).

Click HERE to access the Disaster Field Inspector Certification application.

 Individuals who successfully complete this training and obtain certification are deemed qualified candidates for Inspector/Estimator positions for the RLHP, and if hired, this experience be applied to functional inspection occupations in both the governmental and private industries including: insurance, construction, building, and compliance for future disaster recovery efforts.

Any home wanting to utilize the RLHP must be inspected prior to receiving assistance. This training allows for a highly qualified pool of individuals readily available to complete the required inspections. To date, more than 45,000 households have registered for the assistance program repair, rehabilitate, reconstruct, reimburse and elevate damaged homes.

To further illustrate the urgency, demand, and importance of this training, consider the devastation Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused in August 2017 along the Gulf Coast with Texas, Florida, and parts of Alabama suffering the worst damage. In Texas alone, more than 450,000 homes were impacted (5 times the damage of the Louisiana flooding of 2016). This training will provide a professional baseline for individuals who want to pursue a career in helping disaster-stricken areas recover and become more resilient. 

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