The numbers are pointing to this being a solid year for restoration and remodeling contractors. Despite new home construction being a bit sluggish, remodeling and maintenance spending grew as expected thanks largely to storms and continued recovery efforts from hurricanes in 2018.
Something occurred to me while watching TV the other night. My favorite game show was on - you know the one – a long-running hit game show that features families feuding with each other by guessing how 100 men or women responded to a given question.
The RIA’s Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee continues to roll full steam ahead. In case you have not heard of us, the AGA is on a mission to advocate for the best interests of restorers, and to achieve a fair and level playing field, both legally and financially, with insurers and their partners. Each month, we report on our progress and recent developments.
Have you ever said about your business, “I just need somebody to answer my phones”? Maybe you consider that a lowly position that anyone should be able to manage, just a warm body talking into a piece of plastic.
Regardless of whether you’re a longtime service provider or a novice in the industry, disinfection of dangerous pathogens in the healthcare industry can be a daunting task consisting of numerous variables.
I enjoy reading entry level job advertisements for the restoration industry. They remind me of a simpler way of living. Pack a lunch every night, wake up earlier than you want to, perform physical labor before 7 a.m., break for 15 minutes at lunch, and come home tired.
Since the 1990s, experts have been declaring burnout levels are reaching epidemic proportions among North American workers (Maslach & Leiter, 1997). Since that time, most people would probably agree that work related stressors have only intensified with the proliferation of metrics, technology, and the need to be “on” all the time.
The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) committee has made major strides to build unity within the industry and is moving aggressively to level the playing field for restorers, both legally and financially.
During the IICRC’s fall Shareholders meeting, four members were elected to the 2020 Board of Directors. New members include Craig Kersemeier and Leslie Morrow, while Joe Dobbins and Robert Pettyjohn were re-elected for an additional term.
Check out the January 2020 edition of Restoration & Remediation: Burnout in the restoration industry, mold remediation round table discussion, odor removal, changes in the insurance business and much more!