Farrow Construction Pulls Back from Resort Work to Rebuild its Own Scorched

Each new day for John Farrow starts with reliving the devastating Northern California wildfires, but his role allows him to help with the ongoing recovery.

“The orange flames…the trees were burning. We were in a massive exodus with cars lined up to leave in each neighborhood,” he recalls. It was a devastating scene, even more so for John, who was born and raised there.

The October 2017 wildfires destroyed a quarter of a million acres and 9,000 structures (mostly residences), created $12 billion in damage and killed 44 people. Farrow and his family were among the more fortunate: Their home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood was not destroyed, but his children’s high school was.

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