Check out the December 2019 edition of Restoration & Remediation: 2019 Year in Review, 2020 Suppliers Directory & Buyers Guide, burnout in the restoration industry, cleaning up after a garage fire, tech training and much more!
Most people do not like change. While some forms of change can be exciting, most associate it with risk and uncertainty—especially project managers. Managing change in a project can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job.
In most restoration and remediation firms, the (techs) front-line guys and gals are the money. Yes, other departments play a role, but the dollars are realized with production techs. They produce the work, fill in forms; either paper or digital, create sketches, write estimates, set, monitor, move and pull equipment and smile for the customer who sometimes isn’t always peachy.
On a beautiful Friday morning in the quiet little country town of Pine Island, Minn. (population 3,263) a family welcomed their new infant son. When life is so brand new and so tiny you become very aware just how fragile and dependent that life is.
Since its inception, the RIA Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee has been moving forward like a freight train. Month after month this movement gains momentum in a way that is unprecedented in the property repair industry.
In recent years, the restoration industry has increasingly explored the use of drones, commonly known as unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). Hurricanes, wildfires, and other weather-related events have served as a beta test to offer a glimpse into the potential capabilities of drones for use in restoration efforts following emergency situations.
There is no doubt that the hardest line of business to write going into 2020 is Commercial Auto. For years, insurance carriers underpriced auto premiums and it caught up to them, resulting in auto being unprofitable for many carriers.
This is the second article of a multi-part series on employee burnout in the restoration industry. Part one introduced the nature of burnout, and summarized findings from a study on burnout in the restoration industry.
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!