Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on the evening of Friday, Aug. 25. In three days, Harvey dumped several feet of water on Texas – including 16 inches in Houston on Aug. 27 alone, making it the city’s wettest day in history. Harvey also spawned tornadoes and a lot of wind damage. Experts believe it will take years to restore the damage Harvey has done, but restoration contractors didn’t wait to respond. While the rain still came down and water was high, companies hopped in their boats and trucks to do water rescues. Once the rain stopped and water receded, it was all hands on deck to start drying out the thousands of properties underwater. It’s a process that won’t be over anytime soon.
This year’s conference was Oct. 10-13 in St. Louis, Missouri, and included two days of classroom training, and a third day that was all hands-on instruction. Day one started with a rather in depth lesson on body decomposition. Day two was more into the nitty gritty of forensic restoration. And day three was fully hands-on. These pictures tell the story!
The fall show is over – and life at The Mirage in Las Vegas undoubtedly more dull now that The Experience Trade Show & Convention has cleared out! Check out some images from this year’s show!
R&R Editor Michelle Blevins spent the day traveling to various job sites with SunGlo Operations Manager Bob Graham earlier this summer. SunGlo, a large restoration company serving the Metro Detroit area, handles the full gamut of restoration work. In one day, site visits included a multi-story income-based housing complex fire damage restoration job, a house fire that turned out to be the home of a hoarder, a massive condo fire, and two water loss jobs. Take a look at these projects in-the-works!
A look in photos at the 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition, which was held from April 24-26 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center and Spa in Frisco, Texas.
The 2013 RIA Leadership Summit & industry Expo was held from April 23-25 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.