Our friends at C&R Magazine and KnowHow are joining forces once again to gather input from YOU our industry peers and will be sharing the data in the 2nd Annual State of the Industry Report.
This ANONYMOUS survey gathers critical data to establish trends, habits, and benchmarks for the restoration industry.
Survey Opens: Aug. 2, 2023
Survey Closes: September 8, 2023
Results will be revealed in a Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 1. We will also host two additional webinars doing deep-dives on two key areas of the report (TBD based on the results) on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 15. All webinars are at 1 p.m. ET.
If you’d like to review the questions and prepare your answers before entering into the survey, click here: 2023 State of the Industry – Questions!
At a local meeting for restoration and insurance claims contractors in Washington, someone brought up a new "health hack" shared by actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Contractors may be encouraged to add on a revenue stream for their business with their existing equipment, i.e. ozone machines and wall drying systems. The actress says, "It's pretty weird," but, "It's been very helpful." The procedure she was discussing was ozone insufflation or rectal ozone therapy.
Listen to Episode 100 of The DYOJO Podcast to hear more about this concept.
Paul Donald (Encircle) and Shane Bailey (BSA) made special technology and creative solutions presentations for our Lessons Learned from Storm Response and Hurricane Recovery workshop.
Shane Bailey presented creative ideas for helping property owners and managers get ahead of disasters by mapping out their structure as well as their response plan. Shane reminded the audience that the building does not have a contingency plan.
Paul Donald shared data they gathered from members of the Encircle network who responded to Hurricane Ian. He made the comment that contractors should consider the third-party reviewer or the adjuster as their accountant.
Thank you Encircle and Building Science Authority for sponsoring this event.
Pete Consigli, the Global Restoration Watchdog, and Jon Isaacson, The DYOJO, are joining forces to produce a one-day workshop offering education and networking on the topic of Lesson Learned from Storm Response and Hurricane Recovery.
Tickets are available for in-person attendees as well as online via Zoom for remote participation.
Lessons Learned from Storm Response and Hurricane Recovery
Winter Break 2023 Post-Conference Hurricane Workshop
Hilton Naples Florida: Thursday, January 26th, 2023
5111 Tamiami Trail North - Naples, Florida
Workshop Host: Jon Isaacson - thedyojo.com
Program Facilitator: G. Pete Consigli - Industry Adviser & Historian
Storm Response Workshop Speaker List
Hurricane Recovery Workshop Agenda
7:30-8:30am: Registration, Sponsor Set-up, Continental Breakfast
8:30am: Welcome, Opening Comments, Introductions
Pete Consigli, CR, Jon Isaacson, Cliff Zlotnik, CR, and Ashley Easterby
First Round Morning Sessions:
The Legal and Risk Management Panel: On Zoom from Orlando!
“The Legal Eagles: David Popper & Justin Petersen:
“The Risks and Legal Requirements to Contracting in Florida”: DPBR Licensing &
Regulations for “Storm Chasers”!
The Remediation Panel; In Person
Michael Symula, IEP (Assessment) & IAQ Josh Winton, CIE (Remediation)
“Hurricane Ian Case Studies an IEP Perspective: “What we had, what we did, what
happened and what we learned?”
“Working with IEP’s & 3rd Party Consultants: Best Practices for Secure Containment &
Clearance on PRV the FIRST Time!”
10:15-10:30am: Mid-Morning Break
Second Round Morning Sessions:
The Restoration Panel: In Person
Bob Blochinger (Flooring Consultant) & Casey Clark (Full-Service Contractor)
“Effectively Working with a 3rd Party, Roles & Goals, A Road Map to Win-Win!”
“A Restoration Contractor’s Insider Secrets: Mobilizing, Responding, Mitigating,
Recovery...AND getting Paid; after a Catastrophic Storm!”
“A Special Preview and Industry First by Kris Rzesnoski, CR: In Person”
A Ted Talk, Encircle Research Data on: “Lessons Learned from Hurricane Ian”
“Shane Bailey on Marketing to Property Owners & Managers”: In Person
“Using a Before the Storm Strategy to get a Foot in the Door: A Mechanical
Contractor’s Perspective to Documentation of the Building Envelope and Systems”
Noon to 1:00pm: Intermission: Buffett Lunch, Networking & Sponsor Demos On-site
1:05pm: Welcome Back!
First Round Afternoon Sessions:
“The Restoration Lawyer, Zooms in from Southern California!”
RIA’s Advocate Ed Cross: A National Perspective to Chasing Storms, Risks vs.
Rewards, A Do and Do Not Do Checklist to Avoid Pitfalls & Get Paid On Time!”
Moderated Interactive Q&A: The Restoration Lawyer: In person and On-line chat Log
The Science Panel: In Person
Ralph Moon, PhD, and Jeremy Beagle, CIH,” Just the Facts on Research, Being
Deposed and Dealing with Experts and Plaintiff’s Sharks!
“You Finished the Remediation Project with a Happy Client...Until you get the Call,
Houston We Have a Problem!”: A presentation of a peer reviewed IICRC Journal
article on, Mold Growth After Effective Remediation!
“A Certified Industrial Hygienist’s Perspective on: Qualifying IEP’s, Complying with
Industry Standards & Strategies for Sampling, PVR, and Project Oversight & Clearance”
Moderated Interactive Q&A: The Science Guys: In person and On-line chat log
3:15-3:35pm: Mid Afternoon Break
3:40pm: Welcome Back!
Second Round Afternoon Sessions:
The Insurance Perspective:
Peter Crosa, AIC, RPA: On Zoom from Ft Lauderdale!
” An Independent Insurance Adjuster’s Perspective: The State of the Property
Restoration Industry, Middlemen, Hitmen & Widow Brown, What is a Restorer to Do?”
Moderated Interactive Q&A: “Addressing “Hard Questions!”: live & on-line chat log
The Round-up: IAQradio+ & The DYOJO Collaborate with the In-person and On-line
attendees for an Open Forum with the In-Person Speakers.
Round-up Facilitator: Pete “Restoration Global Watchdog” Consigli
Special Guest Moderator Panel: “Radio Joe” Hughes, Cliff, “Z-man” Zlotnik, Jon
‘Intentional Restorer” Isaacson and Ashley Easterby, The Aussie from Down Under!
5:20-5:30pm: Wrap-up, Closing Comments and Adjournment; Consigli and Isaacson
Winter Break 2023 Events & Specials
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS:
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:
PLEASE NOTE this workshop follows the Andrew Ask Building Science Symposium (AABSS2023), aka Winter Break 2023.
If you are planning to attend Andrew Ask, you will want to book your room at the Hilton Naples with the AABSS2023 Room Rates ASAP - After Dec 31st, the Andrew Ask conference registration fee goes up $100 and the room block rate will go up per market price and availability
Disaster Response Workshop Sponsors
Thank you to our SPONSORS, reach out to The DYOJO if you are interested in sponsorship:
Lessons Learned Workshop Media Partners
Jon Isaacson's best-selling book How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes has been adapted into an internet course that is now available through Restoration Technical Institute.
Jon Isaacson hit the nail right on the head again with this one. So many tips for both "seasoned" and new estimating professionals. I thoroughly enjoy the fact that in all his books I find myself totally relating to his scenarios. Keep it up Jon! I cannot wait to see what books are to come.” - Lisa Atkins, reviewing the book
Construction Estimating Course
Features of the How To Suck Less At Estimating course:
Unlike any course you have ever taken before. If you like to be overstimulated, to learn, and estimating, this is the course for you! Jon Isaacson delivers practical knowledge and demonstrations in his signature "INFOtainment" style." - RTI course description
Insurance Claims Estimating Course
How to Suck Less At Estimating by Jon Isaacson
Description: Interactive eLearning Course
Duration: 6 Hours
The Six Modules of Habits For Better Project Outcomes:
LEARN MORE and register for this course at Restoration Technical Institute
ANNOUNCEMENT: On Monday, January 23, 2023, the night before the Andrew Ask Building Science Symposium (aka Winter Break 2023), The DYOJO and Pete Consigili will be hosting a Happy Hour like no other.
This event is designed to build bridges between the OGs of property restoration, such as the Restoration Watchdogs Pete Consigli and Cliff Zlotnik, together with the New Gs. We are calling it The Watchdog Neighborhood (aka The Cardigan Party) as we intend to bring a Mr. Roger's vibe to kickoff parties for industry events from here-on-out.
JOIN US THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2023
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