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Case Study: Restoring the Historical Old Georgetown City Hall

Share a little bit about your company – its background, location, etc. Charter Construction, based in Seattle, has been building, renovating, remodeling, and providing disaster response in the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years. Their service offerings include remediation, disaster solutions, commercial, custom homes, and senior living. Charter Construction has been a part of the Georgetown neighborhood for nearly 20 years. Charter Construction recently partnered with NeighborCare Health to restore the Old Georgetown City Hall building, a historic landmark that has served the community for 114 years. When did you first get the call

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Case Study: Restoring Art & Collectibles

Share a little bit about your company – its background, location, etc. We are an art restoration company in Holbrook, NY who services “Brooklyn to Montauk” – the physical “Long Island”.  We have been in business for six and a half years and have a team of nine people. When did you first get the call about the loss? How did you land this job? Did you have a prior relationship, referral, online search, etc? Paul Davis of Long Island called us in on the loss, while we did not have a prior relationship

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Case Study: Restoring a High-end Restaurant

1. Share a little bit about your company. Zolman Restoration was established in 2013 by Todd Sachse. As a sister company to Sachse Construction, a renowned national commercial general contractor, we bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With two convenient locations in Walled Lake and Sterling Heights, Mich., we are well-positioned to serve the southeast Michigan region. However, we are always ready to expand our reach across the nation to meet the needs of our valued clients. 2. When did you first get the call about the loss? How did

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Abatement Technologies Helps Century Building Materials Rent Smart

Century Building Materials, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Batson-Cook Company, captures the rental market with Abatement Technologies’ reliable indoor air quality products Abatement Technologies, a manufacturer of specialized construction containment products designed to help protect those in and around construction in occupied spaces, announces it is supplying temporary containment products to Century Building Materials, a subsidiary of Batson-Cook Company. Century Building Materials rents containment options to contractors working in critical environments, and Abatement’s Technologies proudly offers products clients need to protect indoor air quality. This collaboration success story is detailed in a new case study,

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Cashing in on Casinos: Commercial HVAC Cleaning (with VIDEO!)

Publisher’s Note: We LOVE sharing interesting case studies in C&R! In this article, David Hart shares his knowledge from years of experience in HVAC and duct cleaning, and as an inventor and innovator in the cleaning and restoration industry. We are sharing this story with you in multiple formats! You can read the case study below, and also dive deeper in the how-tos of the work itself, plus selling and marketing these services, in the podcast! Enjoy! After 30 years in the industry, 25 years of business ownership and 15 years of equipment engineering

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Complexities in Estimating High Net-Worth Building Fire Damage

This 3,900 square-foot, single-family beachfront home in Southern California — with a glass railing and an observation/party deck — suffered extensive fire damage when a homeless person set fire to the adjacent residence under construction. Intense heat, soot and ash-related damage necessitated a complete interior gut down to the studs. When it comes to estimating damages incurred in a fire loss, multiple complexities and nuances must be considered. From structural mitigation and materials to costs of systems and a timeline for the renovation. Estimating a high net worth fire loss reconstruction takes experience, skill,

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When Shopping Must Go On | A C&R Case Study

Publisher’s Note: We love sharing restorer’s stories of interesting losses you and your team have tackled! In this C&R Case Study, Chad Holland, from Paul Davis Restoration of S.E. Wisconsin, shares the journey of restoring a mall heavily damaged by a tornado. Paint a picture of the loss – when did the tornado happen, and what was the overall damage to your town? Was your franchise affected?  The mall in Richmond Indiana was hit by a EF0 tornado on June 15, 2019. It had a short and narrow path of destruction mainly in the general vicinity

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Weathering the Storm

It was Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The high temperature for the day was 95; the evening low was 84 with an overnight low of 70—a typical summer night in Oklahoma. If there was any rain in the forecast, no one thought a thing about it. It would likely be just a shower that the morning sun would dry out and we would be baking by mid-morning. There was no threat of severe weather. In fact, there had not been an August tornado in Tulsa since 1958.1 But as Will Rogers once said, “If you

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A Mould Problem: Cleaning 650,000 Damaged Books

Publisher’s Note: We are thrilled to bring a case study from Down Under into this issue of C&R! We are pre­serving their terminology – like mould vs. mold – and hope you enjoy their incredible story! When AllAces Cleaning and Restoration was faced with the challenge of a lifetime, their team banded together – and got in­novative. In 13 weeks, they cleaned 650,000 mouldy books; that’s one every three seconds. Scope of Work This story started with a simple email. A project manager reached out to AllAces Cleaning and Resto­ration because a university in

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Cleaning a Produce Distribution Plant | C&R Case Study

Publisher’s Note: We love sharing stories from the field of the interesting, challenging, and unique jobs cleaning and restoration companies tackle everyday. This case study involves cleaning a massive produce distribution facility from top to bottom. Aaron Fischer, owner of Rainbow International of Richmond/Charlottesville/Fredericksburg/Staunton, shares what it took to get this job done. Do you have a job you’d love to share! Email us! 1. Tell Us About the Loss! The client reached out to us needing assistance for cleaning their facility to pass the yearly inspection by the state of Virginia and

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