The DYOJO Podcast, Ep. 60
The Industry Standards Panel Discussion - Part 1
LIVE Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 9am - 11am
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We will revisit some of the relevant discussion brought up on IAQ Radio Ep. 426
Part 1 - the Wild West of Property Restoration
Our distinguished guests had a front row seat to the emergence of the property restoration industry. They share their perspectives on some of the relevant and interesting history leading up to documenting norms and discussions of consensus industry standards in the years from the 1970s through the 1980s. As someone interested in the history of our industry, I anticipated we would steam slowly down the tracks, but I also tried to help keep your fantastic voyage on the rails.
My question for our guests included what would the industry, resources, and standards look like to an intentional restoration professional in this era? I wanted them to share their recollection of key figures, resources, and of course the development of industry standards from era to era. We discussed (briefly) key figures such as:
Key topics such as:
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Katie Smith joined The DYOJO Podcast to briefly discuss her experience:
This year, the RIA celebrates 75 years, "The Diamond Anniversary", at their International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo. Mark Springer drops in to share his excitement for how RIA is finally having important conversations and making traction through outlets such as the Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) Committee. Katie shares some of the highlights that she is looking forward to for this years in-person event.
Restoration Industry Association Convention
June 28-30, 2021
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
South Sound Connection (SSC) LIVE 018
Season 2 "Made in the South Sound"
Recorded LIVE - Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9am PST
SSC LIVE is brought to you by The DYOJO Podcast and All American Restoration Services (Tacoma, WA).
Josh Dunn, Premier Media Group (Tacoma, WA)
This is National Small Business Week - you can still register for the 6th Annual South Sound Business Summit (FREE) - We discussed this event with Paul T. Long for SSC 017
South Sound Connection (SSC) presented by The DYOJO Podcast and All American Restoration Services (AARES).
Josh Stearns, a local writer for South Sound Business Magazine based in Tacoma, Washington, contacted us in early 2021 as he was researching what local businesses were doing to maintain workplace culture. We are honored that he found portions of our conversation to be of value and included us in an article with local business leaders who are being intentional in these areas as well.
Josh also interviewed:
In a segment of the article Josh titled, "Creating a Positive Impact Internally, Externally," he said:
Jon Isaacson, vice president of operations for All American Restoration Services in Tacoma, which repairs homes and businesses after fire or water damage, said he and fellow employees are fortunate to work in an essential business and take pride helping people recover in the safest way possible. They’re dedicated to that mission, and that’s rewarding. They’ve also tried to be involved in positive community efforts, including a sock drive in September to help people in the community who are less fortunate. The business reached out to companies it works with, plus some competitors, to see who could collect the most new socks, part of a drive called “Socktember.” Collectively, the teams — including The Contents Specialists, Merit Construction, 3 Kings Environmental, and Home with Kelsey Isaacson — collected more than 5,500 pairs, he said. Socks were delivered to the Tacoma Rescue Mission and other organizations, and recipients’ gratitude was rewarding for teams who collaborated, he said. “
We did something good, and it made an impact, a very positive impact,” Isaacson said. More broadly, he noted Pierce County’s community efforts to unite during hard times and noted hashtags like #supportlocal and #lovelocal to support local businesses and keep people working. Isaacson tries to promote that through his The DYOJO podcast at thedyojo.com. Socktember represented the idea that, “It only takes a small spark to get a fire going,” Isaacson said.
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, we will be discussing "Made in the South Sound" Premier Media Group, with president Josh Dunn. You can participate LIVE via YouTube at 9am PST.
Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, is a 19 year veteran of the property restoration industry and a business coach through his organization The DYOJO.