One way to make the most of your time and money at RIA is to check out the educational sessions and various activities. Leaders in the restoration industry share their best practices and valuable lessons during these courses to help other professionals improve their own businesses while becoming better managers and leaders. Here’s a quick overview of what’s being offered:


9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • “What are we all fighting about? We all evaporate water!”
  • “Silica in Restoration & Remediation: It’s Going Down!”
  • “Thrive in Insurance Restoration without Preferred Vendor Programs”

11 a.m.- Noon

  • “3 Simple Steps for Full Compliance of EPA’s Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule”
  • “Technology in Managing the Operations of a Restoration Company”
  • “Business Strategy: More than a Business Plan”

3-4:30 p.m.

  • “Is Job Management Software Going to Grow My Business?”
  • Taking your Team and your Business to the Next Level!”
  • “Making the Leap from Boss to Coach: A Strategic Advantage for the Restoration Industry”


1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • “Recruiting and Retaining ‘A’ Players”
  • “The Seven Steps to Quality Improvement”
  • “Whys, Whens and Hows of Selling your Restoration Business”
The course will introduce some "marketing language" used to promote one drying technology over another and we will then dive into the thermodynamic principles of causing a state change in liquid water causing evaporation. we will then do a small example of how to cause this to happen utilizing some props in the class to show evaporation occurring using heat then vacuum and then pressure differentials and we will relate these to the equipment being used in the field. This course will not endorse one piece of equipment brand or technology over another it will actually teach the students that all pieces of equipment have a place and actually the geography of your location and the season dictate preference much more than any instructor or manufacturer should.  The class will end with a recap of what was learned and some open questions and answers time from the crowd.