Patricia L. Harman is the director of communications and standards for the Restoration Industry Association and editor-in-chief of Cleaning & Restoration magazine. For more information on RIA, visit www.restorationindustry.org
Before the water had started to recede following two days of torrential rains in early May, RIA member firms were on the ground in Nashville, Tenn., to assess the damage and help the city regain some semblance of normalcy.
Restoration Industry Association certificants holding the Certified Restorer (CR) and Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification have joined an elite group of professionals recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the...
The past several years at RIA have been best exemplified by one word: change. The organization changed its name almost three years ago to better illustrate what its members do on a daily basis - they restore damaged buildings, improve and address IAQ issues, and clean and restore damaged contents.
Keeping members abreast of changing information, preparing them for new dangers on the horizon, and making that education easy to obtain are just some of the reasons why RIA members value events such as conferences and conventions.
Education and information are two important benefits a trade association provides to its members. This year RIA has launched several new initiatives to highlight the advanced education members have attained