Tuesday 5/12/2020 By Ashley

Due to the current pandemic affecting many of us, the category of essential has been the center of a lot of debate. Obviously, medical professionals and grocery stores are at the top of the list as far as essential goes, but many people question why construction has been deemed essential. You don’t always think about it, but construction is always happening somewhere and for a multitude of reasons. While not always the case, sometimes renovations or a new home is the result of someone being displaced or necessity. In such cases, continuing to work on these contracted projects is necessary otherwise that family might not have somewhere to go. The process of moving into a new home is very lengthy as many of us have experienced and can take months from start to finish, therefore many projects currently in progress really may have begun before anyone even knew that COVID-19 was going to disrupt our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes there is no choice and people are evicted or have a lease that’s ending; therefore, something needs to be done for them. It isn’t always residential homes that need to be renovated or serviced, hospitals, grocery stores, and other essential businesses often need to accommodate changing times and construction companies need to be able to satisfy these needs.

Also, in the case of Chap, some construction companies also provide other services like emergency services to home equipment like heating units, air conditioning units, toilets, running water etc. While of course taking preventative measures and ensuring all CDC guidelines are followed, there are certain aspects of construction that society cannot do without. Taking these precautions seriously and being sure to stay up to date on the newest information, much of the construction industry continues to operate and make progress for the sake of the well being of the community. We here at Chap hope you and your family are safe and well, we will continue to do our best to protect the community and still serve to the best of our ability as the situation allows. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to be operating normally as soon as it is deemed safe to do so!