Contractors face many challenges. Friend of the show, Michelle Blevins, returns for Episode 102 of The DYOJO Podcast to discuss some creative ways employers and managers can better engage their community as they build a local brand. Michelle discusses authentic leadership, the importance of marketing TO the team as consistently as one markets to clients, and the unique opportunity to join with other restoration contractors for Restoring Kindness during the month of May.
IN THIS EPISODE:
0:00 Guest Michelle Blevins of C&R Magazine
2:02 Local, Regional, and National Contractor Networking
7:24 What the heck is Restoring Kindness?
14:09 The Do's and Don'ts of Contractor Marketing
18:26 Simple Budgeting Tips for Project Managers
24:22 Authentic Leadership and Engaging Your Team
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Join local water damage contractors as we discuss the use of technology for remote readings for structural drying, creative solutions for unique mitigation scenarios, and how to avoid common mistakes made during insurance claims.
TUE 06/13/23 F019
Water Damage Mitigation Mini-Symposium
Time: 1000am - 200pm PST
THANK YOU to our host: Andrea Florescu and Marin Caba from American Water Damage Restoration (Edmonds)
945am - Doors Open
1000am - Opening Remarks
200pm - Clean up and tear down
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Water Damage Technology
Colby Wynn has owned and operated a local mitigation company, Affordable Restoration, for 3 years. With a great eagerness to perform water damage restoration at the highest levels he has attained many industry certifications including IICRC WRT (Water Restoration), ASD (Applied Structural Drying), AMRT (Microbial Remediation), FRST (Fire Restoration) as well as safety certifications for AHERA (Asbestos) and RRP (Lead based paint). Colby is also a Council Certified Indoor Environmentalist with the ACAC and provides IEP consulting services.
Colby will discuss creative ways that his company has been using remote monitoring technology to help them maintain compliance with the industry Standard of Care. He plans to quote specific references and standards while discussing the challenges contractors face with compliance. Colby believes that remote monitoring equipment provides part of the solution to achieving the standard of care while serving clients with excellence, his presentation will include real world examples from his own field experiences.
Creative Mitigation Solutions
Joyce Gabriel is a mitigation specialist who was leveraged her experience, training, and zeal for ongoing education to elevate her roles as well as her teams. She has over 10 years in the industry with exposure to many challenges and complexities on projects that require unique and creative resolutions. She currently serves as the the General Manager of Landall Restoration (Tacoma, WA) while she is building her own entrepreneurial dream as the owner of Expert Restoration (Olympia, WA).
Joyce will share some of the challenging scenarios that she has come across in her water damage experiences and how she has helped prepare her teams to form creative solutions to address various structural needs. Joyce places a high value on knowing and applying the industry Standard of Care. She will share how modern property restoration contractors can learn to see their roles through a new lens and source unique ways to fulfill their responsibilities to the customer, the structure, and best practices.
Insurance Claims Litigation
John Walker, Jr. is the COO of MAS Solutions. MAS was founded on the premise that their clients depend on MAS to represent them to the parties in a loss. Their professional adjusters, appraisers, and consultants engage with loss stakeholders – actively listening, gathering data, and providing comprehensive assessments. Relying on years of experience in their respective fields, the MAS team of property, auto and liability experts deliver quality reporting and reliable results daily.
John will be sharing from his unique perspective as an independent adjuster (IA), public adjuster (PA), and appraiser. John will share many of the issues he observes on water damage restoration scenarios and how property restoration contractors can better equip themselves and their teams to avoid unnecessary litigation.
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