In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, housing is in high demand in communities left devastated by the storm. This includes contractors who are here as part of the recovery effort. As a result, Rockport R-V parks that were once the domain of tourists are now serving new clientele.
R-V park owner Billy Serur, like many Rockport residents, is trying to restore a sense of normalcy to his life and his business, piece by piece. For Serur, the new demand is a welcome change.
"I knew the park would probably be destroyed. R-V's can't withstand that," said Billy Paul Serur owner of R-V Haven Park.
All of the R-V's left behind at the R-V Haven park were totaled by Harvey.
"You don't really know where to start you just look around, break down, it's overwhelming," said Serur. "This was all of the debris that was pulled out from the R-V park. It took contractors about two and half weeks to clear the entire park."
The R-V park is Serur's only source of income. He expects to be fully operational in a few weeks, but this time, it's a different sort of customer he'll be dealing with.
"I've been bombarded with calls. A lot of FEMA people., a lot of contractors, people with repairs in the area," said Serur.
It's not the kind of clientele he's used to dealing with but he's got a commodity they need housing.
"A lot of government people, contractors, adjusters, they are setting up camp here in R-V's because the volume is so much to cover," said Serur.
And even though he still needs to fix some of the plumbing and the meters, he's hopeful he'll be able to offer people a new place they can call home.
"The R-V business is going to rebound. It's going to be good," said Serur.