Restoration Technical Institute (RTI) and Large Loss Mastery (LLM) have announced a new strategic collaboration in education. The organizations will join forces on the development and access to both live training events and eLearning. "We are excited for the opportunity to work together, and we look forward to more collaborations in the future," they said.
The organizations agree that synergy exists in the sharing of values and approaches in training. The experiences, existing curriculums, and opportunity for future curriculum development makes this collaboration an exciting opportunity for both organizations to expand its offerings and services to the industry at large, they said.
Tom McGuire of Large Loss Mastery, has an extensive background in commercial disaster restoration and document recovery. He has developed successful training programs focused on the recovery of properties damaged by fires, floods and other natural disasters. Chuck Boutall, RTI’s director of education, shares a similar background, and has been lead instructor of the IICRC Commercial Drying Specialist course and was instrumental in the development of the curriculum. RTI and LLM have over 100 years combined experience in restoration and training supporting the delivery of practical and applicable programs.
LLM’s existing programs which include but are not limited to: Business Development, Project Management, Estimating, and Document Recovery are a perfect complement to RTI’s diverse courses and content on topics including but not limited to: water damage and intrusion, flooring and substrates, microbial remediation, cleaning, building materials, construction, soft skills, and other training related to building services. RTI’s commercial hands-on training center supports in-person training in addition to a platform that offers timely eLearning. The efforts will launch with LLM’s Project Management Essentials and Document Recovery Courses offered in RTI’s digital training environment as eLearning and is followed by one of LLM’s most popular courses, the live hands-on ELITE Super Course featuring THE EDGE PLUS at RTI’s training center in October 2022.
“I have known Tom for more than two decades and it is our privilege to be working with him and LLM, offering excellent classes in Estimating and the Management of large commercial projects,” Boutall said.
"I am very excited to be able to offer the Large Loss Mastery ELITE training program on the robust RTI training platform. Bringing the live LLM ELITE Super Course and THE EDGE PLUS estimating system to the Greater Philadelphia Area and the RTI training facility will be the highlight of the 2022 training schedule. It is wonderful to have high-quality people working together to expand educational platforms to better serve the ever-growing restoration industry. I couldn't be happier, and I look forward to more collaborations with RTI as the Large Loss Mastery Program continues to grow, " McGuire said.
The opportunities to work together extend beyond training programs as both organizations are affiliated with cloud-based tools that support restorers in their operations. McGuire has developed, THE EDGE PLUS, an estimating tool based on 35 years of project information and statistics. It is designed to accurately calculate budget, reserve, billable, project costs in less than 30 minutes. Lisa Lavender, COO of RTI, is also the VP of operations design for iRestore, a cloud-based management software system designed specifically to power the vision, values and leadership of restoration companies.
About Restoration Technical Institute
Since 2012, Restoration Technical Institute has been an approved IICRC school that provides training designed for those who serve the restoration, cleaning and industries related to the built environment. Offering three ways to learn through a digital training solution, live classes and self-paced eLearning RTI provides knowledge, passion and inspiration for the success of individuals and companies. RTI promotes the application of standards of care, process and best practices. We believe in inspiring happiness, pride, and innovation in others, RTI said.
About Large Loss Mastery
The Large Loss Mastery training program was created in 2015 by Thomas McGuire, owner, The Solutions Company, LLC, with the goal of offering restoration professionals solutions to complex management issues. By utilizing industry best practices based on over 35 years of experience and proven techniques, Large Loss Mastery provides training to all professionals seeking to close the gaps in their business and management procedures. Focusing on the industry best practices for, estimating, contracting, scoping, critical path management, commercial drying and complex project management, Large Loss Mastery provides users with the information and techniques needed to answer the questions: What if something happens? How much will it cost? How long will it take? With the addition of THE EDGE PLUS estimating system, Large Loss Mastery offers a full line of estimating and management solutions for industry professionals.