The Restoration & Remediation Ask the Expert Podcasts
R&R Ask the Expert podcasts give you insight on specific restoration industry-related topics, through the eyes of the real experts. Check back often for new podcasts with new experts and new topics! Have a topic you would like to learn more about? Email your idea to Ingramm@bnpmedia.com.
Gokul Padmanabhan, CEO of Restoration Brokers of America, predicts the tidal wave of restoration mergers and acquisitions will continue for the next four to five years as more Baby Boomers look to retire and sell their businesses. However, he sees a big opportunity gap that not enough restoration business owners are seizing on in an environment of meaningful buyer interest. Here, Padmanabhan offers projections, reflections and practical advice regarding restoration business transactions.
“How Can You Tell if Your Mold Remediation Is Good Enough for Sensitized Occupants?” That is the title of an article Michael Pinto, CEO of Wonder Makers Environmental, recently authored for R&R. Here, Pinto dives deeper into the topic, discussing mold sensitivity, mycotoxins, demand for mold remediation contractors who can properly serve mold-sensitive customers and what makes these projects unique. Pinto also highlights mold remediation trends and COVID-19 disinfection.
What’s new and notable with the IICRC as we embark on a new year? We invited Michael Dakduk, CEO of the organization, to share key IICRC accomplishments, goals, challenges and more in this Ask the Expert episode. He explains the IICRC’s four key areas of focus in serving restoration and cleaning professionals. Two of them – advocacy and research – are new. He also highlights RIA collaboration, and trends in technology, talent and regulations within the restoration industry.
We asked restoration industry professionals to answer one question as we embark on a new year: What is your top goal for 2022? Listen to this episode to hear nine industry peers share their focus areas for the next 12 months, from educating the industry, to philanthropy, to attracting top talent, to elevating the customer experience, to embracing technology for increased efficiency.
We asked restoration industry professionals to answer one question as we close out the year: What is your biggest takeaway from 2021? Listen to hear 10 industry peers reflect on what will stick with them most from the past 12 months, from pandemic-induced pivoting, to professional development, to business growth, to family, to personal health and wellness.
R&R Editor Valerie King shares four first impressions of the restoration industry that stand out six months into her role. She points out that joining a new industry is humbling, and discusses the potential of fresh perspective to breathe new life into established entities when harnessed properly. She challenges restoration professionals to embrace an outside-in lens, even if they are seasoned veterans.
The “M” in NORMI no longer stands for mold. It now represents a broader view of the indoor environment, which is the theme of this Ask the Expert interview with NORMI CEO Doug Hoffman. He discusses contaminants, beyond mold, that restorers and remediators should be knowledgeable about. He also outlines the regulatory landscape for mold remediation licensure in the U.S., separating remediation from assessment, and top indoor air quality trends and tools for 2022. Additionally, Hoffman speaks to notable NORMI developments including FEMA partnership, new and free course offerings, strategic industry alliances, and an on-the-ground disaster resource called Norma.