Industry Headlines for January 15

First Priority DKI Opens New, Larger Location in Gilberts

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 13, 2020, 12:50 pm.

First Priority has plans to continue to grow the new facility, which will result in a 22,000 square foot building, containing a new classroo… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


BSR/IICRC S500 Revised Draft Standard Available for Public Review

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 13, 2020, 12:47 pm.

The draft S500 Standard is available from January 10 to February 24 for review…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Garbage In, Garbage Out (Part 1) | The Intentional Restorer Vol. 3

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 9, 2020, 1:40 pm.

Investing in internal consistency leads to better output at all levels of your organization…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for January 8

Virtual Reality: A Fresh, Exciting Look at Training Future Restorers

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 7, 2020, 2:16 pm.

With VR training at the click of a button, new hires can be assigned to watch a series of courses or short videos on a variety of industry-s… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Australian Bushfire Facts | January 2020

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 7, 2020, 11:18 am.

Baseline things to know to better understand the scope of the fires…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


How to Negotiate with Insurance Adjusters

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on January 5, 2020, 11:00 pm.

Working with insurance adjusters in the restoration industry can be like walking a tightrope. You have to balance the needs of your clients … Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for January 1

R&R Roundtable: Mold Remediation

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 31, 2019, 11:00 pm.

The R&R Roundtable was designed to bring a number of viewpoints on restoration-related topics together in one place. This month, five co… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Changes in the Insurance Business That Will Affect You In 2020

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 30, 2019, 11:00 pm.

The fortunes of every restoration firm are inextricably linked to the fortunes of insurance companies…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Four Quarters in Football and Business

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 29, 2019, 11:00 pm.

Football season is wrapping up with bowl games and playoffs—both college and pro. The business year, on the other hand, is just beginn… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for December 25

Meet Jon: The Intentional Restorer

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 19, 2019, 10:10 am.

Meet the man behind R&R's newest web-exclusive column, The Intentional Restorer…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Ask Annissa: Handling Contents Losses Around Christmastime

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 19, 2019, 9:54 am.

Annissa lays out some strategies for effectively and appropriately helping customers and handling their contents affected by a loss during t… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Garage Fire: A Father’s Worst Nightmare

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 18, 2019, 11:00 pm.

On a beautiful Friday morning in the quiet little country town of Pine Island, Minn. (population 3,263) a family welcomed their new infant s… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for December 18

AGA Blueprint: The Best is Yet to Come

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 16, 2019, 11:00 pm.

Since its inception, the RIA Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee has been moving forward like a freight train. Month after month… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Best Practices for Drones in the Restoration Industry

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 15, 2019, 11:00 pm.

In recent years, the restoration industry has increasingly explored the use of drones, commonly known as unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV). H… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


A New View on Change Orders

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 12, 2019, 11:00 pm.

Most people do not like change. While some forms of change can be exciting, most associate it with risk and uncertainty—especially pro… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for December 11

Burnout in the Restoration Industry: Managing Workload | Part 2

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 10, 2019, 11:00 pm.

This is the second article of a multi-part series on employee burnout in the restoration industry.  Part one introduced the nature of b… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


2019 Year in Review: The Restoration Tech Age

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 8, 2019, 11:00 pm.

When you think restoration technology, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Several years ago, it likely was job management soft… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


SteamMaster Raises $32,600 for Local Charities

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 5, 2019, 1:50 pm.

In the 15 years organizing the charity event, SteamMaster has over $532,000 for local charities and non-profits…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for December 4

Attack Odors with New TerminOdor™ Spray from Oxy-Gen Powered

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 3, 2019, 12:52 pm.

TerminOdor harnesses the power of the company’s proprietary malodor eliminator, Neutra-lox™, to quickly neutralize odor molecules rathe… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Synergy Response Launches Contents Cleaning and Mold Remediation Services in Texas

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 3, 2019, 12:35 pm.

Synergy Response is pleased to announce that they are offering restoration contractors that do not have the equipment to offer this service… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Complete DKI named Employer of the Year by Studer Community Institute’s Entrecon

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on December 3, 2019, 12:15 pm.

Complete DKI is the largest restoration company on the Gulf Coast providing restoration and remediation services to both residential and com… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for November 27

VIDEO: Bill Loveland (Xactware Founder) Responds to Questions from RIA Advocate Ed Cross

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 26, 2019, 11:42 am.

Loveland responded to pointed questions about the accuracy and/or stagnation of Xactimate prices, their system, Xactware’s commitment to w… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


RIA Names New Association Management Company, CEO

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 26, 2019, 10:21 am.

The Restoration Industry Association has chosen Restoration Headquarters as its new management company…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Facts + Stats: Wildfires

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 22, 2019, 1:29 pm.

Fifteen of the 20 largest fires in California history have happened since 2000…. Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for November 20

Interstate Restoration Acquires St. Louis-Based CATCO

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 19, 2019, 2:06 pm.

This 50-person company has established a reputation in the St. Louis and Kansas City markets since 1981 for its high level of customer servi… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Back to Basics: 10 Easy Ways to Ensure Your Company is Ready for Anything

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 18, 2019, 5:45 pm.

When your company is facing a deluge of projects, whether that’s due to seasonal flooding or burst pipes, it’s easy to lose sight of th… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


SERVPRO Franchisee Hires Kassandra Valerio to Lead Insurance Industry Sales Efforts

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 18, 2019, 11:29 am.

Valerio will be responsible for generating new business and meeting sales goals for the SERVPRO franchises in Boston, Weymouth, Mass., and P… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.

Industry Headlines for November 13

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Technical Assistance Guide For Construction Industry Contractors

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 13, 2019, 9:21 am.

The guide will assist contractors meet their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violatio… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Tools in the Media Blasting Tool Chest

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 12, 2019, 11:00 pm.

Something occurred to me while watching TV the other night.  My favorite game show was on – you know the one – a long-running hit… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.


Delta Restoration Services Appoints New VP of Franchise Development

Story from Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed. Originally posted on November 11, 2019, 11:07 am.

Chip Baranowski has an extensive background in franchising and business development, bringing 30 years of experience to the fast-growing pro… Read the full story on Subscribe to R&R Magazine’s RSS Feed.