The Restoration Industry Association has recognized 14 professionals with the Certified Restorer (CR) certification. The certificants received their certifications during the induction and awards ceremony at RIA’s convention in Atlanta, Ga.

This is the highest recognition awarded in the cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in property damage restoration as a result of fire, smoke, water, vandalism and other perils. Since its inception in 1976, only 560 individuals have earned the CR certification.

“In pursuing their Certified Restorer advanced certification, these individuals declared that they want to be among the best of their profession,” said Bill Lakin, CR, during the ceremony.

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