The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce a generous $30,000 investment from ATI Restoration LLC, the nation's largest family-owned restoration contractor. These funds will be used to support the association's Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) initiatives to advance the voice of contractors in the industry.

"ATI Restoration's generous investment in support of AGA will be used to advance critical advocacy work in response to the biggest challenges facing restorers today," said Mark Springer, CR, RIA President. "Under President Jeff Moore's leadership, ATI has demonstrated its commitment to uniting the industry and supporting positive change for restorers nationwide."

RIA's AGA committee is the restoration industry's first unified advocacy team. It seeks to unite the restoration industry and advocate for the best interests of restoration contractors nationwide. The intent is to develop and implement strategies to help create and maintain equity between restorers, insurers and their partners.

"RIA has been instrumental in bringing our industry's issues to the forefront and promoting alliances," said Jeff Moore, President of ATI. "We believe in AGA's mission and are confident that they will help shape the future of the restoration industry. I encourage all restoration professionals to become active members so that we make the changes we know are necessary to advance our field.”

The AGA recently launched a series of Third Party Consultant (TPC) position statements that can be used when conflicts arise on a number of common issues between TPCs and restoration contractors. The committee also published the industry's first-ever Third Party Administrator (TPA) Scorecard. For more information, please visit