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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of R&R features stories on leveraging partnerships, art restoration, budgeting for 2015, roofing work, quality improvement, and the industry’s latest products and technologies.

Restorer’s Perspective: Leveraging Partnerships, Programs to Fuel Restoration Growth

Virginia-based Total Restoration Services has grown from 1 to 18 trucks and from $250K to $2.5 million in 24 months.

With franchises continuing to advance as a player in the restoration industry, it can be difficult for an independent company to flourish, especially if that company is newly established and doesn’t have long-standing relationships with area adjusters, property managers and clients or a sizable marketing budget.

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Art Restoration: Historic Paintings Receive New Life After Water Loss

It was spring 2012 when an air conditioning unit in the attic above the Freeport Art Museum’s (FAM) storage facility malfunctioned, spewing water onto the ceiling tiles and floor, eventually coming into contact with several works of art.

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3 Important Reasons to Budget for 2015

Why should you be preparing an annual budget for next year while you are still in this year?

The first reason is because a lot of you did not do a budget for this year and maybe not for all of the previous years that you have ever been in business!

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Roofing Work: Big Opportunity for General Contractors

There is a growing demand for roofing contractors in the restoration industry and this provides an excellent opportunity for general contractors.

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Six Sigma for Restoration

Improving culture, profit, and customer satisfaction with one tool.

What if there was a tool that could dramatically improve company culture, raise net profits, and increase customer satisfaction?

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Roof Repair Leads to $1 Million Mold Claim: An Insurance Claim Case Study

Virtually any job that could be associated with a water loss can create a claim for mold damages many years after a project is completed – would you be covered?

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The Top 5 Myths of Quality Improvement

After combing through a successful company’s financial history and seeing gains in both sales and profitability year after year, it can often be difficult to suggest there is still opportunity for improvement.

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Duct Cleaning: Bring it in House or Sub it?

Whether it’s to remove mold spores to eliminate the threat of cross contamination or to remove soot and smoke that made its way into the HVAC system after a fire loss, duct cleaning is an important step on many restoration projects.

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From Horns and Hides to Stained Glass: Handling Specialty Contents

As an expert, do you know when something can be cleaned in-house vs. when to call a specialist?

When it comes to cleaning contents, the majority of what you will deal with are common everyday items.

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ARMR Network Merges with ARI Brokers to Form ARMR West Brand

The combination of these insurance brokerage firms creates unparalleled expertise and capabilities in the cleaning and restoration insurance sector.

American Risk Management Resources Network (ARMR), LLC has merged with ARI Brokers, LLC of Salt Lake City Utah, according to a press release. 

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Next Gear Solutions Officially Opens 24/7 Support, Training Call Center

This new schedule now allows clients to interact with a support specialist at any time via online chat, e-mail or phone.

 Starting this past Monday, September 15th, Next Gear Solutions expanded its training and support services to 24/7 operation for all of its DASH software platforms.  

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Rainbow International, DASH Sign Master Service Agreement

Rainbow International is switching to DASH for both corporate and franchisee claim management.

 Rainbow International and Next Gear Solutions have announced that they have entered into a master service agreement for the implementation of Next Gear’s DASH management technology at over 300 Rainbow International franchisee service providers, according to a press release.

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ATI Hires Terry Hunt as VP of Sales and Marketing

ATI recently opened its 15th office in Tampa, Florida, and has plans to open another office in the New York or New Jersey area by the end of 2014

American Technologies, Inc. has announced the hiring of Terry Hunt as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, according to a press release. 

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FRSTeam Adds 56th Total Franchise with FRSTeam by Apple Cleaners

Founded in 1950, FRSTeam by Apple Cleaners is a family-owned business that is run by second-generation dry cleaner John McIntosh.

 Fabric Restoration Service Team, Inc. (FRSTeam) has announced the addition of its 56th franchise, FRSTeam by Apple Cleaners based in Maryland Heights, Missouri, according to a press release.  

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Introducing Disaster Brigade, USA

New company plans to prepare, train and mobilize military veterans in disaster restoration field.

Disaster Brigade, U.S.A.has launched an initiative to restore the lives and dignity of veterans through advanced training, networking and delivering opportunities to those who want to learn how to become self-employed through disaster restoration and preparedness services, according to a press release. 

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Paul Davis’ Laura L. Ferrante, Esq. Honored as “Woman of Influence”

. Ferrante was recognized along with 27 other honorees and will be officially honored on August 28 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL.

Laura L. Ferrante, Esq., Corporate Legal Counsel for Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., has been named among Jacksonville Business Journal’s Women of Influence 2014, according to a press release. 

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IICRC Update: October 2014

IICRC Certification continues to be recognized and recommended by name by many major insurance companies and industry trade groups as the premier credentialing program for the restoration, cleaning and inspection industry.

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A self-adhering water mitigation roof tarp

XTARP SOLUTIONS has released UTARPit, an easy to install water mitigation roof tarp.

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Emergency roof patch stops leaks

Kemper Systems America has released its ready-to-use KEMPEROL Roofpatch, which uses waterproofing technology to stop leaks and cover damaged areas until adequate repair can be made.

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Roofing gets easier with RipCart

Smart Man Tools has developed the RipCart, a tool that allows you to control a circular saw from an upright position.

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QuickSquares: There’s an app for that

EagleView Technologies has launched the QuickSquares mobile app for the iPhone iOS 7.x platform, providing a central place for users to order, receive notifications and review QuickSquares.

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New-look EZ Tarp

EZ Tarp, the innovative self-help adhesive tarp system created by Tony Diaz, is now available in a clear, natural color.

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A roofing industry network for consumers, contractors and carriers

3C Network was created as a means of transforming the repair/replace process for consumers, contractors and carriers in the roofing industry, thereby giving its roofing-contractor members a full spectrum of high-performance integrated services, proprietary technology and support.

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Class 4 impact resistance in a roof shingle

Atlas Roofing Corporation has introduced StormMaster Shake and StormMaster Slate shingles.

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Equipter goes where you need it to go

The Equipter RB4000 simply goes where the roofer needs it to go.

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RSA Ups Online Training With Courses Designed for iPad

RSA Online courses were developed by the same restoration experts and industry veterans that teach RSA hands-on classes

Restoration Sciences Academy has just released the iPad version of its popular, interactive online courses, allowing on-the-go professionals to take online restoration courses, according to a press release.

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Wagner Meters now offers international shipping

Wagner Meters now offers international shipping of its moisture measurement products.

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Logo containers for business marketing

City Disposal Services now offers a “customizable can” waste disposal unit not just as places to throw away scraps – but places to advertise and market a restoration business.

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New facade tie bracket released

CTP has released a façade tie bracket that enables re-connection of existing brick veneers to replacement studs from the inside when new studs are installed.

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The 2014 Experience Conference and Exhibition

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.


Dave Dybdahl, president of ARMR Network, presents on “Practical Risk Management for Cleaning and Restoration Contractors” at ICS Presents Connections to the Cleaning and Restoration Industry.

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of R&R features stories on leveraging partnerships, art restoration, budgeting for 2015, roofing work, quality improvement, and the industry’s latest products and technologies.

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