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Construction H.E.L.P. FoundationConstruction H.E.L.P. Foundation
The Construction HELP Foundation supports fraud prevention and homeowners' success in the design, construction, and warranty of buildings through education, information, and developing relationships within the industry. Read more
The Construction HELP Foundation supports fraud prevention and homeowners' success in the design, construction, and warranty of buildings through education, information, and developing relationships within the industry.
Ryan Brautovich is a Custom Home Builder in Santa Barbara, California with over 2 decades of Construction experience. He started the Construction HELP Foundation out of frustration and anger. He was angry with the sheer number of innocent, hard-working, and well-meaning people and families getting taken advantage of by unscrupulous contractors and design/construction consultants. By no fault of their own, Ryan has seen people go bankrupt, lose their homes, and even their life savings because they simply didn't know enough about how to build or remodel a home.
It's especially sad when this happens to hard-working parents with children. Naturally, you can see how this would frustrate a contractor who provides honest, quality workmanship.
That is why Ryan founded the Construction HELP Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to provide homeowners with the expert help and crucial knowledge they need to avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous contractors and professional consultants. Through the foundation, an entire educational program has been developed with a wide array of opportunities that target the problems that homeowners have with contractors, and we give you the tools and solutions that nobody else is willing to tell you.
Now, through the Construction HELP Foundation, Ryan is able to help homeowners BEFORE they get ripped off, over-billed, or stuck with an expensive mess on their hands. As you can imagine, it feels much better to be able to PREVENT problems rather than to be cleaning up the mess while feeling the grief of construction disasters that go on day-in and day-out.