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
The DYOJO End of Year Survey 2022
We would like your feedback on the content that The DYOJO creates to help contractors shorten their DANG learning curve. You can fill this out anonymously if you prefer.
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I just wanted to make you aware, if you are on The DYOJO mailing list, I have sent out an end of year survey. We'd love to get your feedback what we're doing well as well as what we could improve in our content delivery.
If you consume podcasts, especially those that are for free, one thing you could do that helps any podcaster out, whether it's our podcast, one of the many great podcasts from within our industry; whether it's YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, all of the above,
On The DYOJO Podcast Episode 94 I read a review. The input advised that we should be more like all the other podcasts. I do take in the input. I know for the longest time, we've had a lot of trouble getting the audio correct. I have fixed I believe most of that.
Currently a lot of the feedback from the most vociferous listeners of our podcast are asking for us to dial it back on some of the craziness. Their voices are going to be the ones that get heard and I will have to consider and contemplate whether I need to alter anything. So, if you listen to The DYOJO Podcast and you like the craziness, now is the time to speak up.
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Remember, we are creating content delivered to you for free. Your feedback is appreciated. Your feedback is read and listened to. I already have several people that have reported back in from The DYOJO End of Year Survey that we sent out. So thank you for that. Your input is helpful. You can find the link to this survey above.
SOCKTember 2022 Champions
Next year our goals are to:
SOCKTember fits well into the fall plans for those participating in Restoring Kindness as a means of team building as well as community involvement. Keep your eyes and ears open as The DYOJO and C&R Magazine will continue to share the plans for SOCKTember 2023.
CONTACT The DYOJO about getting involved with SOCKTember 2023!
2022 SOCKTember Champions
The winning team this year joined the competition in 2021 and raised a total of 36 pairs of NEW socks. This year, their team returned to the competition with their eyes on the prize and were able to raise a current record of 11,160 pairs of NEW socks. The team behind the Laval office of On Side Restoration are the 2022 SOCKTember Champions! Their record-breaking efforts bring the total quantity of NEW socks raised and donated to local charitable organizations throughout the United States and Canada to 57,791.
The Top 5 Sock-Raising Teams of 2022
Were those valiant Sisters for Socks able to three-peat? The answer is no. This back-to-back (2020 & 2021) winning team is led by Allstars Lindsey Ward (Reliable Contents Services) and Sarah Roberts (ServiceMaster of Tacoma). We know they will be back next year with a vengeance.
Rounding out the Top 5 for 2022 are:
The Top 10 Sock-Raising Teams of All Time
In our third year of competitive sock-raising the leader board for most socks raised in a single season by a single team looks like this:
Sock-Raising Leaders by Category
CONTACT The DYOJO about getting involved with SOCKTember 2023!
SOCKTember 2022 Champions Announcement
Join Us For SOCKTember 2022
The DYOJO Podcast SOCKTember is an annual competitive community involvement event (see video). It was designed as a team-building exercise as well as a great outreach tool for local restoration contractors. Would you believe that SOCKTember started with four teams in Washington State raising over 5,500 pairs of NEW socks for local charities in 2020?
Each team leader reached out to their local vendors, clients, team, and community members to raise as many pairs of NEW socks as they could. During the shutdown, this event provided us all with something to talk about and safely interact with each other. Socks came through physical donations and via Amazon wishlists. They were counted and distributed to local charities selected by each team. As you are likely aware, NEW socks are a huge need for many local community members in need including shelters, care closets, and other outreach programs.
Join The 66 Companies That Participated In SOCKTember 2021
In 2021, we were excited to see an increase in interest by contractors and entrepreneurs across the United States as well as every office for On Side Restoration in Canada. For the second annual DYOJO SOCKTember, we grew from 4 local teams to 66 teams in 2 countries. The competition elevated intensely and combined we were able to raise over 66,000 pairs of NEW socks for local charities. The top five teams of the 2021 event were:
Reach out to Jon Isaacson, The DYOJO Podcast, if you would like to START, JOIN, or SUPPORT a local sock-raising team. Our goal is to raise OVER 100,000 pairs of NEW socks for local charities this year and we need your help. Read the prior article from C&R Magazine for more information and check out the 3rd Annual SOCKTember webpage.
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