New Jersey Issues More Than 1,200 Contractor Registrations

January 26, 2013

New Jersey state officials have issued more than 1,200 registrations to out-of-state contractors since Nov. 1 for post-storm cleanup.

Some New Jersey-based companies say they’re worried that contractors from other states will flood the market.

Many were hoping that New Jersey companies and workers would benefit the most from repair work in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Jeff Gamble of the real estate division of the Stafford-based Van Dyk Group tells The Asbury Park Press that he believes New Jersey has enough local contractors to get the job done.

The Christie administration estimates that about 10 percent of the state’s housing stock was damaged by the storm.

New Jersey’s construction industry has been in a slump since the collapse of the housing bubble in 2008.

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