Ok, I need some advice. Recently (Tuesday) our residential house "Burned down" (quite literally, it's a complete loss). Our insurance has been insanely great, was there within hours, cut checks, provided temporary housing and should have us in a rental home before the weekend. This morning, we met with the first set of contractors.. individuals that were initially hired by the insurance company for emergency means (to board up the house, required by our city, etc. shut off water, etc.). Now, today, we did the second walk through. There is absolutely nothing salvagable in the house, everything, all furniture, rooms, etc. all completely destroyed (to give an idea, the refrigerator melted and is now basically a flat brick). While the obvious is true (this is the WORST possible timing for this; our store is at the busiest in the holiday season and now I'm having to get in extra help to fill in for me, and I can't supervise employees/handle as many tasks) it's easily the most pressing thing on my plate now. So far, I really like the contractors that were "handed us". They are friendly, etc. and, should we go with a contractor that's on the "approved" list from our insurance carrier, any "over runs" are something they guarantee to cover, which is luckily part of a signed agreement we already have. There are other contractors I could call in, but surprisingly, the one that the insurance company brought in is at least one I know of, so I'm not as leary. Still, I'm "dazed" with the freshness of being thrown out of my house (jeebus, how I will miss my HT, trading a 60" grand wega for a 19" Hotel TV sucks bigtime). I don't want to just say "yes, yes, do it, start building" to these contractors if I should be bringing in tons of people. So I'm interested in hearing all advice that I can.