Colo. builders tread lightly with fire victims |

Colo. builders tread lightly with fire victims

BOULDER, Colorado – Last month’s destructive wildfire in Boulder County left hundreds in need of new homes – and people in the construction industry looking to pick up work without seeming insensitive.

Northern Colorado contractors say they’re in desperate need of rebuilding work from the Fourmile Fire that burned 169 homes. But the builders say they’re having a tough time figuring out how to seek business without appearing callous.

Julie Herman of the Boulder Green Building Guild calls it a “funny dance.” The Daily Camera newspaper reports that county officials have asked contractors not to show up to future workshops for fire victims because the victims were feeling overwhelmed by contractors seeking work.

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