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. Plus, there is a fun infographic showcasing how many women have been part of this campaign since it started in 2016; and we check in with past winners!

In case you haven’t heard, R&R has also launched a BRAND NEW award celebrating young restorers and future leaders! Nominations are open for the inaugural Ladder Award through June 26. We hope to present the award this September at The Experience Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas! You can find the nomination form right on our homepage.

Along the lines of celebrating restorers, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the amazing things I’ve seen happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. I call these “caught doing good” moments. Check out more in our “Caught Doing Good” photo gallery on!

cleaning a school room

New Crystal Restoration provided complimentary COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting services at Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester, NY. The Center is a staple for the largely Hispanic population and immigrants in town. It provides an early childhood bilingual program, summer camp, soup kitchen and pantry, educational training and religious programming.

If you have some to share, please send images and captions to

Stay healthy and keep doing good!