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Victims of the Scaffold Law: An Interview With Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting

April 1st, 2014

Victims of the Scaffold Law Ben Jackson, owner of Ben’s General Contracting Corp., shares his perspective about the New York State Scaffold Law and the impact it has had on the local community in this new video. View The Interview By Clicking Below: New York’s “Scaffold Law” holds property owners fully liable in lawsuits for […]

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Ben Jackson Spotlite Radio Interview 3/22/14, Ben’s General Contracting Long Island

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March 26th, 2014

Spotlite Radio Interview 3/22 A March 22, 2014 Spotlite Radio interview with our own Ben Jackson discusses NY Rising and the after effects of Hurricane Sandy. 18 months after the storm, Long Island general contractor Ben Jackson shares his perspectives on the progress being made, the challenges homeowners are still facing, the effects of the […]

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Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting Gets Honored by the Freeport Chamber of Commerce


March 24th, 2014

At Ben’s General Contracting, we are proud to announce that on Friday, April 4th, 2014, our very own Ben Jackson will be honored, at the Coral House, for his participation in rebuilding the Freeport community after Storm Sandy. Freeport Chamber of Commerce president, Charles Hirschberg, recently commended Ben for working non-stop to help residents rebuild […]

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NY Rising – A Contractor’s View Revisited – Special LongIslandNY.TV Report

February 27th, 2014

IMPORTANT NY RISING UPDATE FOR LONG ISLAND HOMEOWNERS (Nassau County, North and South Shores) 6 weeks after our first interview, Ben Jackson speaks with LongIslandNY.TV again about updates to the NY Rising program. The full NY Rising video with NY Rising Contractor Ben Jackson can be found here NY Rising has changed their program. They […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Shares Exit 10 55 TV Interview Discussing Local Progress In NY Rising & Sandy Recovery Efforts


February 3rd, 2014

2/2/14 Exit 10 55 TV Interview with Richard Rose: Ben Jackson of Ben’s General Contracting and Robert Kennedy, Mayor of Freeport, discuss NY Rising, news for homeowners, and Sandy Storm recovery. [Watch the full video below] Fourteen months after Storm Sandy, progress is being made for several Sandy victims. Yesterday, Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy and […]

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Fire Sprinkler Update: NY Rising Update from Ben’s General Contracting

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January 28th, 2014

Today’s Newsday (article by Maura McDermott) talks about Sandy damaged elevated homes and issues surrounding new Fire Sprinkler codes.  According to the article, Long Island homeowners can now receive federal funds (via NY Rising) to help pay for fire sprinkler systems. This follows a New York issued a bulletin that explained that some elevated homes […]

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NY Rising Requirements Impact Number Of Local Contractors Who Can Do The Work

Hurricane Sandy Impact

January 9th, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BLOG POST IS FROM JANUARY 9, 2014 AND IS CURRENTLY OUT OF DATE. PLEASE CONTACT US AT 516-623-2945 FOR ALL OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON NY RISING. THANK YOU. Hurricane Sandy, Irene and Lee have had a devastating effect on our community. This came at time that we weren’t all flourishing. […]

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Raising Your Home & Residential Fire Sprinklers Costs: Will Insurance Companies and NY Rising Cover Costs In Their Assessments?

NY Rising Contractors

January 8th, 2014

After the flooding of Hurricane Sandy and the fear of insurance rates to come, many people are raising their homes. This has developed into a whole new engineering for elevation and flood water relief and sanitary conditions in reference to building. Many different styles of foundations, grade beams, flood vents, pilings, concrete piers, etc., have […]

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Ben’s General Contracting Featured on “George to the Rescue” on NBC, Saturday 9/21 NBC


September 20th, 2013

UPDATE: Here is a link to the George to the Rescue show on which Ben’s was featured on 9/21/13. Watch as we help restore the Weyant Family’s home in Freeport, NY. Ben’s General Contracting Corp. is honored to have been part of the important rebuilding process in the community.   Orig Post: To our Loyal […]

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Raising Your Home: Getting A House ‘Lift’ In Flood Zones & Beyond

June 26th, 2013

After hurricane Sandy, many people are considering a literal “house lift.” This is more common than you would think, and is a great alternative to completely demolishing a home and building new one. Typically if you are in a flood zone, your soil conditions are not adequate for standard concrete footings and foundation. This means […]

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