Michelle Blevins is the former Editor-in-Chief of Restoration & Remediation. From April 2015 through July 2021, Michelle oversaw all of the editorial content and focused on multimedia efforts for the brand.
While this article is just a snapshot of the data captured in R&R’s 2021 State of the Industry study, the trends largely continue to be the same. In addition to biggest challenges, third party administrators, spending habits and future predictions, this year we explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on restoration companies.
Last year, Paul Davis of Greater St. Paul and Minneapolis worked on a major fire damage restoration project for a senior living (age 55+) condominium association community. In addition to the regular challenges of a large loss fire job – from mitigation through reconstruction - the project presented additional difficulties posed by COVID-19, as the residents were considered high risk.
In addition to a recently released position paper, there is a lot of work being done on the hot topic of Assignment of Benefits, and unique training opportunities available through the new AGA Academy.
In my heart, I am a storyteller. Real joy, for me, comes from sharing about others – their stories, successes, lessons learned, and everything in between. One of my very favorite parts of being editor of R&R over the last six years has been meeting contractors – some big, some small, some offering niche services, others being full-service contractors.
FIRST ONSITE U.S. CEO and Founder Stacy Mazur discusses this major partnership, the mergers and acquisition trend in the industry, and future plans for this company as they build quickly toward being a billion dollar brand serving North America.