Resilient Enterprise Solutions

Proactive Home Raises. One-Source Financing. Training.

Leveraging relationships in banking, insurance, and contracting for your benefit.

About Us


An estimated 41 million Americans are living in floodplain areas. RES anticipates that home elevation services will soon be incentivized and/or required in many coastal areas.

RES is a team of entrepreneurs who transform industries through contractor training, franchising models, and working in partnership with specialists in disaster recovery and home elevation. Our vision is to make coastal home elevation and flood mitigation services work for you by providing an innovative offering that bundles home elevation with reduced premium flood insurance and affordable financing through a one-source solution.

About Us

Elevation and Floodproofing


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Florida’s coastline is the longest in the continental US, over 1200 miles. As of the last census, 14.5 million Floridians reside along the coast.

Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, with projects all around the coast, the RES team in Florida are specialists in flood risk evaluation, construction, home elevation and flood-proofing design.

RES is conducting preliminary surveys in several Florida counties, and offers guidance to potential customers on financing, utilizing reduced premium flood insurance, favorable financing through our banking partners and access to State and local grants.

Partnered with AON Risk Solutions, we are designing innovative custom financing opportunities to address the needs of homeowners in diverse coastal locations, from Miami to West Palm Beach, Naples to Tampa and the Panhandle.

We are experienced with local design specifications and building codes, and our emergency management team keep us apprised of what’s coming regarding flood map changes. Whether your flood protection needs include home elevations, move-backs, exfiltration work, bolstering of foundation, flood-proofing or roof improvements, we can help you prepare for the next extreme weather event.

Solutions Team


Timothy Benitz

Solutions Partner

Tim is a specialist in residential construction in Florida. He studied construction engineering, and shares his broad experience with civic networks and business groups around Florida.

Katie Carpenter

Senior Advisor

Katie is a climate change communication specialist. Having worked in environmental television for several decades, she now focuses on media and government relations for RES.

Jay Moorhead

Senior Advisor

Jay has worked with developers and energy companies worldwide, providing financial advisory and investment banking services, especially in the fast-growing renewable energy space.

Home Raising Academy


Resilient Enterprise Solutions is a proud winner of the 2018 RISE Coastal Community Challenge.

Our mission is to develop a Home Raising Academy offering flood hazard mitigation and elevation project education to contractors from the Hampton Roads, Virginia area in order to build a larger professional and knowledgeable contractor pool providing flood hazard mitigation services.

The Academy will provide for the upskilling of project management and superintendent functions of general contractors and foundation companies holding home elevation prime contracts.

Our program will follow the highest standards for training and workforce development in the industry, resulting in safer, more efficient, and lower cost execution of home raising projects as a flood hazard mitigation strategy. Flood insurance premiums are rising to actuarial rates, and proactive flood hazard mitigation is six times cheaper than disaster recovery work.

Our team is proposing this innovative training solution to meet the upcoming sustained increase in demand for improved safety and increased efficiency and affordability of home raising projects over the next decade and beyond.


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Academy Team


John Sargent

Chief Executive Officer

John has three decades of experience serving in executive management, software development, and business analyst roles in both mature and start-up businesses.

Roderick Scott

Director of Training

Rod has over 30 years of contracting experience, including specializing in historic renovation projects and flood damage repairs of both residential and non-residential structures.

Christine Fulton

VP Government Relations

Christine has led for-profit and non-profit initiatives requiring philanthropic and government funding, developing strategies for elite and national award winning projects.

Contact Us


Interested in learning more about our Home Raising Academy?

  • 500 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA, USA
  • 23510

News


Academy Promotes Home Raising As Response To Rising Seas In Hampton Roads

Academy Promotes Home Raising As Response To Rising Seas In Hampton Roads

Home elevation is not a new practice in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. But just a few companies are capable of doing it.

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FEMA Demands Homes That Don’t Flood. Towns Aren’t Listening.

FEMA Demands Homes That Don’t Flood. Towns Aren’t Listening.

It’s a simple rule, designed to protect both homeowners and taxpayers: If you want publicly subsidized flood insurance, you can’t build a home that’s likely to flood.

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The world’s oceans are speeding up - another mega-scale consequence of climate change

The world’s oceans are speeding up - another mega-scale consequence of climate change

New research finds a surprising and worrying acceleration across 76 percent of the world’s oceans.

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As seas rise, your coastal home in Florida could lose value. One report says 15% by 2030.

As seas rise, your coastal home in Florida could lose value. One report says 15% by 2030.

Increasing sea rise is going to water down the value of some of the most coveted and expensive real estate in Florida, and insurance rates will go up too.

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U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States, giving the public a look at the data institutional investors use to gauge risk.

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Virginia Beach considers a program to buy out or elevate homes in danger of flooding

Virginia Beach considers a program to buy out or elevate homes in danger of flooding

To protect more homes from future flooding and to lower flood insurance rates, Virginia Beach is considering funding a local program to buy out or elevate at-risk properties throughout the city.

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Florida Climate Change Planners Project Greater Sea Level Rise

Florida Climate Change Planners Project Greater Sea Level Rise

New projections show more sea level rise inundating South Florida by 2060.

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Stillwright Point nears 80 days of flooding

Stillwright Point nears 80 days of flooding

Stillwright Point, which lingers in the wake of re-surging bay waters following last week’s full moon and king tide, may be targeted for road elevation sooner than originally planned.

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Shocking New Maps Show How Sea Level Rise Will Destroy Coastal Cities By 2050

Shocking New Maps Show How Sea Level Rise Will Destroy Coastal Cities By 2050

A new Climate Central research report released this week finds hundreds of millions more people than previously known live on land at risk from coastal flooding linked to climate change.

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Florida’s building code doesn’t take sea rise into account. That could change this year.

Florida’s building code doesn’t take sea rise into account. That could change this year.

The last time the Florida building code changed, it required any new construction along the coast to elevate buildings a whole foot. Now, a new study suggests that may not be enough and calls for yet another foot.

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New Projections Show That South Florida Is In For Even More Sea Level Rise

New Projections Show That South Florida Is In For Even More Sea Level Rise

The timeline for South Florida to prepare for sea level rise just sped up a little. New projections show the region is in for higher seas, faster.

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