Photo Contest

The deadline for the IICRC’s photo contest is around the corner, so don’t forget to submit your entries before November 14 for a chance to receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.

One winner will be selected for categories that include mold remediation, fire and/or smoke damage cleanup and flood cleanup, among others. Submitted photos will be credited and used along with articles and blog posts on the IICRC website.

To enter, please e-mail your photo with the appropriate category, a brief explanation of what is pictured in the photo and the scope of the project, your name, company and contact details to by Nov. 14, 2014. Winners will be announced on Dec. 1 via the IICRC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and press release. The winning photos will appear in an upcoming issue of the IICRCToday eNewsletter.

IICRCA Hires New President

The International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) recently announced the hiring of long-time association executive Maury Astley, CAE, as its new president. In his new role, Astley will be responsible for leading the organization forward as it expands. He will work out of the IICRCA’s headquarters at the IICRC’s new Global Resource Center in Las Vegas.

Created by the IICRC in 2012, the IICRCA was envisioned as a global, cross-industry council of associations that would allow diverse interests in cleaning, restoration, inspection and related fields to exchange information, speak in a unified voice regarding major issues and deliver value both to the member organizations and, in turn, to their membership bases.

Help Wanted! Restoration Industry Survey

The IICRC is reaching out to its members to assist California Baptist University (CBU) on a new survey to explore family business dynamics in the restoration industry. Are you interested in participating?

CBU researchers Dr. Jacob Avila and Dr. Francois Jacobs have reached out to the IICRC for help on a new study that examines behavioral patterns, cultural dimensions, cohesion and decision making practices within family firms in the restoration industry. By advancing their understanding of these issues, they hope to identify resources that may serve to enhance the health and sustainability of family-owned businesses in the restoration industry overall.

If you are at least 18 years old and a participating family member of a U.S.-based family-owned restoration firm that provides one or any combination of the following services – emergency services, water extraction, contents recovery and restoration, structural restoration and reconstruction or structural bio-hazard decontamination – please take the survey by visiting here.

 All data collection is anonymous to ensure confidentiality and reduce the likelihood of response bias.