Superstorm Sandy Recovery 2013-2016

New Jersey RREM Program


In late 2012, Superstorm Sandy delivered a devastating blow to the northeastern United States, including the entire New Jersey coast. Sandy brought unprecedented flooding and wind damage, which left thousands of homes throughout coastal regions of the state destroyed or uninhabitable. As a result, New Jersey instituted the HUD-funded RREM Program with the goal of reconstructing or restoring as many qualified homes as possible to safe and resilient conditions.

SLS was engaged as one of several prime contractors for recovery and was tasked with the permanent reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation of homes within the affected areas. Working under the DCA, as well as program managers Gilbane and CB&I, the SLS team delivered complete design-build services, including scope assessments, architectural and engineering design, permitting, procurement, construction and subcontractor management.

Working within HUD CDBG-DR standards and guidelines for design, construction and delivery, SLS constructed homes under expedited timelines and worked with homeowners and stakeholders throughout the state to provide homes designed and constructed to mandated aesthetic, quality and safety standards.

Project Specs:

Location: New Jersey (9 Coastal Counties)

Client: New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs


Value: $22.5 Million

Units: 160+ Homes