For the 4th Annual DYOJO Podcast SOCKTember NEW sock-raising competition in support of local charities, we've joined forces with C&R Magazine
Restoring Kindness and many teams throughout Canada and the United States are working together with the goal of raising over 100,000 pairs of new socks in the month of September. Find out more about this charitable event and how you can help from our SOCKTEMBER PAGE.
SOCKTember 2023 will be kicking off soon. Join The DYOJO and Restoring Kindess for a Zoom call to discuss how you and your team can be involved with this community event.
Stay tuned via the Restoring Kindness website for more information. Please reach out to Jon Isaacson (The DYOJO) or Sarah Guastaferro (Restoring Kindness) for questions and information.
What is SOCKTember?
It’s simple really. Most local community services NEED socks. It is one of the highest demand items for people in need of all ages. SOCKTember was started with the idea of picking up an extra pack of new socks whenever team members go to the store. If teams of contractors, customers, and community members did this we could raise a lot of new socks for local agencies.
READ MORE about this great event in the C&R Magazine article
LEARN MORE and get your team inspired by hearing about our haul of NEW SOCKS donated to LOCAL community organizations and the WINNER of SOCKTember 2022 (below)
Are you a contractor in the Pacific Northwest (PNW)?
We are hosting our first half-day water damage and insurance claims symposium in Edmonds, Washington on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.
This event will feature three Ted-talk style presentations from subject matter experts.
If you'd like to know more about that or how you can support that you can go to thedyojo.com/events
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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
Be sure you are on our MAILING LIST for the calendar invite.
Please use EVENTBRITE to RSVP and acquire location details
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.
Contractors who specialize in property restoration and insurance claims are invited to join the Fellowship of Construction Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Development (FoCKED) for a monthly networking meeting. On Tuesday, April 11, 2023 the group will gather at Arken Restoration in Tacoma, Washington to discuss Valuing Your Business (Even If You Aren't Selling). This construction focused discussion will be facilitated by guest presenter Ryan Hemmert of Washington Business Brokers (Seattle, WA).
Find out how you can be invovled and more events for contractors by checking out the FoCKED Events Calendar.
MEETING 017 April - Valuing Your Business (Even If You Aren't Selling)
PLEASE RSVP through EVENTBRITE
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 10-1130am PST
THANK YOU to our host: Andrew Park of Arken
Guest Presentation by Ryan Hemmert of Washington Business Brokers
Ryan Hemmert partners with privately-held business owners to think strategically and position for a successful sale of their most valuable asset – their business. As a business owner, he shares an owner mindset and can relate to the ups, downs, hard work and grit entailed in building a business. He welcomes the opportunity to partner with business owners and help them accomplish their goals.
Be sure you are on our MAILING LIST for the calendar invite.
417 99th St E #201
Tacoma, WA 98445
On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 the Fellowship of Construction Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Development (FoCKED) plans to host a mini mitigation summit in Washington state. We are working out the details of this education and networking event but here is what we know so far:
We will be working with the June FoCKED host American Water Damage Restoration to secure a location in the Edmonds, Washington area.
Topics and Presentations from local water damage mitigation professionals:
Training The Next Generation of Restorers
Hiring and retaining quality staff is consistently listed among the toughest challenges in the skilled trades. Restoration owners and managers will share their experiences recruiting, hiring, training, and developing the next generation of water damage professionals.
Using Technology In To Elevate Restoration
How can modern restorers utilize technology to increase their ability to deliver quality service in their local markets? Restoration owners and managers will share their experiences with which technologies have been effective in elevating the services within their companies.
Creative Solutions For Challenging Scenarios
It’s one thing to learn how to dry a structure within a controlled environment, but how do restorers train their teams to problem solve for an endless variety of complications on the job site? Restoration owners and managers will share their experiences with sourcing creative solutions from the industry and within their own teams to meet challenging water damage scenarios.
Understanding and Implementing Industry Standards
Restorers express frustration over the lack of knowledge from many service providers claiming to be water damage mitigation experts. Restoration owners and managers will share their experiences with understanding and implementing standards within their organization as well as ways they have worked to help their peers do the same.
If you are a contractor, property restoration business owner, or water damage professional, please reach out to The DYOJO to hear more about our monthly education and networking meetings for contractors in Washington State. We look forward to meeting with you on the second Tuesday of every month. Check out our FoCKED Events Calendar for more information on our regular meetings and special events.
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