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)
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
Thursdays are for The DYOJO Podcast - helping contractors shorten their DANG learning curve.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification and standard-development non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.
Advocate Claim Service was founded to provide policyholders, brokers, and attorneys with a dedicated claim professional to develop a comprehensive claim presentation strategy. Read David Princeton's column, Dear David, in C&R Magazine.
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Convention and Industry Expo is the industry’s premier event designed to bring together restoration and reconstruction professionals and vendors for networking, education, and discussing the latest industry trends. You won't want to miss this event on April 24-26, 2023 in at Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando, Florida.
Author Jon Isaacson, The Intentional Restorer, shares his two decades of professional experience to help anyone involved with, or interested in, the art of estimating to shorten their DANG learning curve for improvement. How To Suck Less At Estimating: Habits For Better Project Outcomes.
Theme Music - It's Only Worth It If You Work For It by NEFFEX
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.
Josh Winton (IAQ JOSH) (remediation) and Michael Symula (assessment) helmed the Remediation Panel for our Lessons Learned from Storm Response Workshop.
They shared how important safety is for all involved as well as setting clear and grounded expectations. Assessors and remediators should work with, not against each other.
Thank you to sponsor AEML, Inc as well as all of our sponsors, presenters, and participants.
Watch the pre-workshop interview with Jeff Cross and Cleanfax magazine
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