For the last five years, we have dedicated an issue of R&R to celebrating Women in Restoration. This year, we are thrilled to celebrate BELFOR’s technical trainer, Cara Driscoll. You can read more about her journey in the restoration industry here.
In the world of construction, it’s no secret the ladies are outnumbered, but data suggests the tide might be turning, and the restoration industry is included. According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 10% of the construction industry workforce was female.
This year, Jenkins Restorations celebrates 45 years in business. What started as primarily an architecture and general contracting firm in Sterling, VA, has since branched into a full-service restoration contractor with more than 350 employees and 26 locations across the U.S.
As I sat down to write this month’s column, I tried to think back on what the world was like just two months ago, when I wrote my editor’s note for the March issue. That column was on hockey, and embracing change. My guess is the last two months aren’t exactly the kind of change any of us had in mind.
Where do I even start this month?! I am writing this on Monday, March 23, several weeks before the issue will hit your mailbox or inbox. By the time you read this, it is likely the world will have seemed to change all over again amid dealing with the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.
My 5-year-old has been on skates pretty much from the moment he was born. The moment my husband could get him in skates, he did. In the beginning, of course, Levi couldn’t even stand – and often refused to even try.
Commercial adoption of drones is exploding in today’s high-tech, information-on-demand society. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were just over one million drones in the U.S. at the end of 2017.
There has been a lot of talk about hiring woes in today’s booming job market. In R&R’s State of the Industry study in 2018 and 2019, hiring and retaining employees was identified as the top pain point for restoration contractors. With the unemployment rate sitting at a very steady 3.7%, that’s not new news to anyone, right?
Check out the July 2020 edition of Restoration and Remediation! The July 2020 issue of R&R continues the discussion of handling COVID-19 cleaning jobs. Experts weigh in on insurance coverage, how to make sure contracts are effective and spare contractors from legal disputes, lessons from the pandemic, and a standard of care when doing this specialty work.