Columbia, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) recently recognized six professionals with the Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification during its induction and awards ceremony at its recent convention in Atlanta, Ga.
This is the highest recognition
awarded in the cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in
water loss restoration. The WLS certification emphasizes high levels of
professionalism and training in water damage, drying and restoration, microbial
remediation, and health and safety.
“These individuals worked very
hard and have shown their commitment to being the best in the industry. They
each completed a rigorous course of study, passed an exam with a score of 80%
or higher, and submitted a formal report and a research paper – so this is no
small accomplishment,” said Pete Consigli, CR, WLS, the WLS certification
The new WLS certificants
include: Luc Caron, CR, (WLS #120), Winmar; William Shawn Silliman, CR, (WLS
#121), First Restoration Services; Jeffrey D. Owens, (WLS #122), Woodard
Cleaning & Restoration Services; Scott Black, CR, (WLS #123), Statewide
Disaster Restoration; Brian T. Johns, CR, (WLS #124), InStar Services – Safety
Harbor; and Johnathan B. Launder, CR, CMP, (WLS #125), Cousino Harris Disaster
full listing of all individuals holding the Water Loss Specialist certification
is available on RIA’s website, www.restorationindustry.org.