Posted by:  12:54 PM CST

FCC AV is the Xactmate code for Floor Covering Carpet Average Grade. It's important because it's the grade of carpet installed in 80% of US households. In Chicago, Xactimate pays $21.98 per SY and in San Diego $22.52 for FCC AV. What if you could buy this carpet for $10.99 per SY? That (more)

Posted by:  6:19 AM CST

A contractor recently said this to me. I accept that not all contractors know how to make a good profit on rebuild, but the right question is whether there is good money to be made. We all have experienced that moment when the light comes on, and we suddenly understand something we (more)

Posted by:  6:24 AM CST

In my company this Tuesday morning, 90-minute meeting included: Owner Managers Project Managers Estimators Office Manager Collections Agent That's about everyone but your techs. We reviewed every job whose status was just Received through Not Completed. In our company we coded all jobs: W = Water M = Mold R = Rebuild The list was sorted by code. At the meeting, we started (more)

Posted by:  4:32 PM CST

I'm a construction and roofing specialist. As a Restoration contractor, I was a: Licensed General Contractor Haag Certified Residential Roof Inspector Colorado General Abatement Contractor Certified Aging in Place Specialist I know construction management and quality matters when it comes to helping you add the #1 money generator in the industry – rebuild services. I'm happy to (more)

Posted by:  12:48 PM CST

Every performance evaluation begins with an assessment. Using a spreadsheet number top to bottom 1 – 10 and across the top, the name of each technician. Use this grid to record your assessment. Is your technician below average, average, or above average in the following areas: Docs/Measurements Psychrometrics & Moisture map (more)

Posted by:  12:46 PM CST

Here are the best reasons to add roofing to your rebuild services: High volume of work – Hail storms produce tens of thousands of damaged roofs and could lead to hundreds of jobs for you High revenue – the average size of roofing assignment is $12,000+ with some exceeding $50,000 High profits – (more)

Posted by:  9:14 AM CST

I have coached scores and scores of Restoration Business startups. Many of those contractors came out of Information Technology, Real Estate, or Corporate Finance and knew nothing about the industry and were armed only with their interest to get into business for themselves. They chose restoration work because it's recession-proof, and (more)

Posted by:  9:10 AM CST

Every full-service restoration company is structured the same. There are four divisions: Mitigation Division Rebuild Division Sales Division Administration Division MITIGATION DIVISION The mitigation division has these positions: Mitigation Manager is needed once there are three field technicians. The mitigation manager dispatches, trains, inspects the job site, is the chief technical advisor, and may prepare the invoice of (more)

Posted by:  9:07 AM CST

The only certification required in our industry is the 3-day Water Restoration Technician Certification (WRT). This provides the foundation knowledge base for our work. Some course sponsors combine Water Restoration Technician with the Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course in a five-day course. What makes this course so valuable is the use (more)

Posted by:  9:04 AM CST

Now that you've decided to start your new restoration business as a full-service provider (see How Much Money Does a Restoration Company Startup Make?), including both mitigation and rebuild services, what more needs to be done? You need equipment. Plan on financing or leasing $20,000 of equipment. This is enough to (more)