Chris Rhodes has run his own construction company in Santa Rosa, CA, for more than 30 years. In October 2017, wildfires tore through Santa Rosa, destroying 5,000 homes. Chris lost both his home and his business, and more than half a dozen houses Chris had built over the years were burned to the ground.
“An integral part of my career simply evaporated,” says Chris. “Losing all those homes I identified with so much was almost as tough as losing my own.”
As part of a 2018’s Small Business Week celebration, the QuickBooks team wanted to help Chris rebuild his business so he could continue the important work of helping others in the community rebuild their lives. Watch the video below to see how Chris reacts as the huge surprise unfolds …
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