RREM APPROVED! FEMA-Compliant Contractor Serving All of the Jersey Shore

Committed to Integrity, Quality and Value Call ​(732) 703-7580 Today for Assistance

What Sets GFH Construction Apart from the Competition?

  • True “Turnkey Construction” addressing ALL aspects of your project
  • 20 plus years of FEMA experience
  • RREM, HMGP and LLRP-Approved Contractor
  • Grant specialists in assisting customers with all grant paper work
  • Owner is hands-on and personally supervises all projects
  • Vast experience with offices in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida
  • New Jersey Registered Contractor
  • One of approximately only 35 companies in the state of NJ that have the required Home Elevation Contractor Certification

Craig Gallagher, President of New Jersey-based GFH Construction, is a FEMA-Certified Disaster Analyst who can help you determine if you’re required to raise your home due to increased elevation requirements resulting from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Many local municipalities are requiring that all homes that were 50% damaged must comply with new building codes which require the lifting of the home.

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GFH Construction can assist you in understanding and navigating the complex FEMA requirements and advise you on the most cost-effective way for you to elevate your home. In addition, GFH Construction will provide you with a true TURNKEY ESTIMATE, addressing the many HIDDEN EXPENSES most house lifting companies will FAIL TO MENTION (survey expenses, permitting fees, architectural fees, back fill of crawl space, installation of vapor barrier, repairs to existing siding damaged from house lift, replacing gutters, dewatering for sewer disconnect, reconnection of utilities, carpentry work to repair structural framing damaged from lift, installation of insulation removed during lift, rebuilding of decks or entrance features to access elevated structure, etc.). These are some of the more commonly OVERLOOKED EXPENSES that are not mentioned but are a part of the house lift process that must be addressed. GFH Construction prides itself in providing a true TURNKEY ESTIMATE so the homeowner is aware of ALL COSTS INVOLVED IN THE LIFTING PROCESS and can then make an informed decision as to how they wish to proceed.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR THE LIFT?

GFH Construction is an approved RREM, HMGP and LLRP grant program contractor. In addition, we are well-versed in all aspects of ICC funding. A GFH Construction grant specialist can assist you with receiving all possible grant funding available to you. GFH Construction is here to help you determine which of these four options provide the best solution for your unique situation, and also help you understand how to file your claim and what to expect thereafter.

For more information please fill out the form or call our courteous, knowledgeable staff at ​(732) 703-7580 today.

GFH Construction proudly offers FEMA-Compliant and FEMA-Registered House Lifting and House Raising, in addition to home restoration and remodeling services to residents in Ocean, Atlantic, Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Cape May and Burlington Counties, as well as other areas of New Jersey.

GFH CONSTRUCTION A True Turnkey Home Elevation Contractor

With GFH Construction, the process starts with conducting soil borings as well as a site visit by a structural engineer. This is mandatory to determine if both helical piles are required and to what extent, if any, the existing foundation can be used going forward. These items can impact your house raising project by tens of thousands of dollars and MUST BE DETERMINED PRIOR TO PROVIDING AN ACCURATE BID! If you have received an estimate to raise your home without these two critical items being performed, your bid is incomplete and should not be viewed as accurate or complete. Any true professional house raising company will always start the process with these two essential items.

GFH Construction will start the process by providing you with a DETAILED ELEVATON ANALYSIS CHECKLIST. We will review with you all aspects of the Home Elevation process to include items such as:

  • Survey expenses
  • Permitting fees
  • Architectural fees
  • Back fill of crawl space
  • Installation of vapor barrier
  • Repairs to existing siding damaged from house lift
  • Replacing gutters
  • Dewatering for sewer disconnect
  • Reconnection of utilities
  • Carpentry work to repair structural framing damaged from lift
  • Installation of insulation removed during lift
  • Asbestos and lead paint abatement
  • Rebuilding of decks or entrance features to access elevated structure
  • Repairing damage to driveway and walks
  • Replacing damaged landscaping
  • Interior drywall and paint repairs required if the house shifts during lifting

The elevation of a home is a complicated process that requires a substantial amount of work other than just the house lift and the foundation work.
BEWARE! If you have received an estimate to raise your home and it does include all required items or list items as TBD (To Be Determined) or BY OWNER (YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR) your estimate is not accurate and it will COST YOU MORE MONEY!
Allow GFH Construction’s RREM, HMGP and ICC specialists to assist you with understanding the true total cost of your house raising project and ensure that all eligible expenses are properly covered in your grant award and the filing of required paperwork.
GFH Construction proudly offers FEMA-Compliant and FEMA-Registered House Lifting and House Raising, in addition to home restoration and remodeling services to residents in Ocean, Atlantic, Monmouth, Middlesex, Union, Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Cape May and Burlington Counties, as well as other areas of New Jersey.

Remodeling and Restoration Services in Bergen, Middlesex, Ocean and the Surrounding NJ Counties

From start to finish, you can rest assured GFH Construction will be here to answer all your questions and that we will stop at nothing to ensure your remodeling and restoration needs have been implemented to your complete satisfaction.

What Sets GFH Construction Apart from the Competition?

  • True “Turnkey Construction” addressing ALL aspects of your project
  • 20 plus years of FEMA experience
  • RREM, HMGP and LLRP-Approved Contractor
  • Grant specialists in assisting customers with all grant paper work
  • Owner is hands-on and personally supervises all projects
  • Vast experience with offices in New Jersey, Virginia and Florida
  • New Jersey registered contractor
  • One of approximately only 35 companies in the state of NJ that have the required Home Elevation Contractor Certification (HEC 13vh08855300)

Put Our Remodeling Expertise to Work for You Call ​(732) 703-7580 today for more information!

Craig Gallagher is President of GFH Construction. He is a FEMA-certified disaster analyst. He has been a licensed general contractor for 24 years and is a recognized house raising specialist. Craig has built more than 3,000 homes, of which more than 500 have been in Coastal, as well as A and V zones. He has received national recognition from the National Association of Home Builders, has been featured in Professional Builder, and has been the builder on two episodes of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover.”

GFH Construction is located at:

411 Main Street Toms River, NJ 08753
We can be reached at ​(732) 703-7580

GFH Construction proudly offers FEMA-Compliant and FEMA-Registered House Lifting and House Raising, in addition to home restoration and remodeling services to residents in Ocean and Monmouth Counties New Jersey.

Our Remodeling and Restoration Services Include:

Kitchen Services

  • Cabinets
  • Appliances
  • Counters
  • Backsplashes
  • Flooring
  • Faucets

Bath Services

  • Cabinets
  • Counters
  • Flooring and Wall Tile
  • Faucets and Spa Fixtures

Additional Services

  • New Home Construction
  • New Front Elevations
  • Pools
  • Lighting
  • Lanai and Screen Rooms
  • Wood Flooring
  • Painting
  • New Ceilings
  • Doors and Windows
  • Crown, Window and Door Molding Wainscoting
  • Room Additions
  • Electrical
  • AC and Heating
  • Pavers for Walks, Drives, Entries and Lanai
  • All Aspects of Remodeling

Proudly serving the Jersey Shore!

GFH Construction’s experts are available to work with you in Ocean County, including: Toms River; Little Egg Harbor; Seaside Heights; Ortley Beach; Lavallette; Brick; Point Pleasant; Point Pleasant Beach; Forked River; Stafford Township; Berkeley Township and Ocean Gate.

We’ve also completed work in Monmouth County, including: Belmar; Long Branch; Manasquan; Sea Girt and Spring Lake.