In a follow-up to a recent article, “Some Things Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Restoration Edition,” by the Restoration Technical Institute (RTI) team, Chuck Boutall, director of training with RTI, shares four tools every restoration contractor should have in their toolbox – you guessed it – something old, new, borrowed and blue!
Recommended Restoration Tools: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
Charles A. Boutall II, (Chuck) joined the Restoration Industry in 1988 and took his first IICUC courses from Claude Blackburn, Jeff Bishop, Ruth Travis and Jim Caulfield. He has been an IICUC-RC member since 1988 except for two years. He is a native of New Orleans and has an Associates in Electrical Engineering.
He is co-owner of Air Quality Specialists which provides
Courses and Consulting in Commercial losses with a specialty in Timber and Concrete Drying as well as Climate Control for Surface Preparation and Coating Projects. AQS focuses on IICR’s WRT & CDS courses and several Specialty Restoration courses approved for IICRC’s Continuing Education Credits.
Presently Chuck is Director of Education at The Restoration Technical Institute in Reading, PA. Here he trains with some of the best instructors in the industry and enjoys the ability to have a Three story 1890’s Fabric mill as a lab and hands on training facility.
He began his career as a Product support Representative at Xerox in New Orleans then to San Jose, CA as a Sr. Field Engineer for National Semiconductor Corporation providing Installation and Repair of Mainframe computers and Laser Barcode Scanning systems for the US military all the way to Grocery stores.
At Munters Cargocaire Corporation he was a District Manager for the Moisture Control Services division then moved on to Sr. Application Engineer for Consultation, design and build of dehumidification projects throughout the US and Central America. Here Chuck provided dehumidification services ranging from dog food drying to climate control on Nuclear submarines and the Space Shuttle.
Moving on to Sponge-Jet Inc. Where he planned and implemented the start-up of a new low – dust blasting technology in the Southern United States.
Afterwards, Chuck was National Sales Manager at Eagle Industries – Containment & Abatement Products, where he directed Product Development and new product launches.
He was also owner of Air Quest Systems, a Manufacturer of Custom Desiccant Dehumidifiers, Large Refrigerant Dehumidifiers and Custom Portable Air Conditioning and Heating systems.
Chuck is probably best known for his no nonsense style of Speaking at the Water Strategies Cruises, Dri-Eaz’s Restorative Drying Symposiums, the Water Loss Institute, ASCR National, Connections East and West, DRC Canada, Experience East & West and moderator of Specialty Drying Roundtable on the Water Strategies Cruise.
He has also written a series of articles about Commercial Drying for Restoration and Remediation Magazines.
I have dried millions of square feet of structure, hundreds of thousands of books and documents and designed permanent systems for various manufacturing and storage projects over my 31 year career as an Application Engineer.