When Disaster Strikes Are You Really Ready?

When Disaster Strikes Are You Really Ready?

A lot of restoration companies see big dollar signs when they hear on the news that there is a big hurricane or storm about to hit land. But what they don’t see is all the work that needs to be done before you even consider taking something like a CAT loss on. Here is my latest article in Restoration and Remediation Magazine Contents Restoration In Extreme Conditions where I go into detail about what resources you will need to have…

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The Two Things I Have To Have On Every Initial Call Out

The Two Things I Have To Have On Every Initial Call Out

When I go into a home there are two things I would never leave behind. My booties and a chemical/dry sponge. The following links I do receive compensation for. I wouldn’t want to be caught at a job site without either of them. Putting booties (shoe covers) on before walking into someone’s home after a fire seems kinda strange until you think about exactly what that says about your level of respect for that home and its owner. I have…

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Getting The Job Is Easier Then You Think

Getting The Job Is Easier Then You Think

Too many times in our restoration businesses we get so focused on the “marketing” and signing the job that we miss the much bigger picture. When someone has just been thru a loss of some kind the last thing they care about is the wrap on your work van or the catchy slogan on your business card. What they really want and need is to be heard and to feel that you are there to take care of them.

So You Want To Get Into CAT Losses Do You

So You Want To Get Into CAT Losses Do You

Here is a four part series that I recently put together addressing the four things that you should know when it comes to Catastrophe Losses and what you need to avoid. Let me know what you think by commenting below and if you have any questions:) Part !: Is there fire cleanup work on CAT losses? Part 2: Do you have what it takes? Part 3: Dealing with the Adjuster on a CAT loss is very different. Part 4: Show…

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A Great Resource For Your Business

A Great Resource For Your Business

Time is by far our most precious resource. And I don’t know about you but I am very protective of my mailbox as well as my inbox for this very reason. I don’t want to clutter either of them with junk that will suck my time and energy weeding thru to determine what is trash and what has value for me. Restoration & Remediation Magazine has a lot of resources for the Restoration Contractor of today and is definitely worthy…

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Hiring Employees – How To Avoid The Nightmares

Hiring Employees – How To Avoid The Nightmares

  Problem employees or problems with employees is one of the biggest complaints that I here from business owners. And I am not going to lie, employees can be one of bigger challenges of being in business. How do you hire good trustworthy employees? Once you have hired them, how do you keep your employees motivated? I would ask you to consider that maybe the “problem” isn’t the employee. I’ve been hired by companies to help in this department and…

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