While it has been asserted that there aren't enough qualified builders to help re-build Baton Rogue after flooding, Louisiana Home Builders Association representative Ken Jones said money is the issue, according to the Baton Rouge Business Report's Alexandria Burris.

“In our opinion there’s not a labor shortage,” Jones said. “There’s not a shortage of contractors. There’s a money shortage.”

Jones insists there are contractors out there.

He estimates there are 15,000 licensed contractors in Louisiana that are capable of performing the work many homeowners need.

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