In 1995, PB Disaster Services was originally selected by FEMA as the prime contractor for one of two nationwide contracts to inspect homes damaged as a result of a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster. The Disaster Housing Inspection Services Program provides emergency grants to qualifying individuals and families that have been adversely impacted by a declared disaster. In performing the work, PB calls on a large network of independent contract inspectors that are able to complete inspections within 24 hours of being deployed. These inspectors use handheld computers loaded with government provided software to capture damages to the property. This data is then used to generate a report that allows FEMA to make an award determination, often within hours of the completed application.
During the past 18 years, PB Disaster Services has completed more than 4.8 million inspections for FEMA in connection with disasters such as hurricanes Isaac and Sandy in 2012, Irene and Lee in 2011, Gulf Coast hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005, the four devastating Florida hurricanes in 2004, and the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.
PB Disaster Services is committed to providing quality and timely disaster housing inspections in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Individuals and Households Program. Timely services executed with great customer service enable disaster survivors to receive needed assistance to rebuild for a better tomorrow.
"Helping today for a better tomorrow" is what PB Disaster Services is all about.