Restoring Kindness

Restoring Kindness was founded in 2015 by A&J Property Restoration in of DeForest, Wisc. C&R is proud to partner with A&J to take this movement to the next level. To learn more, visit

Inside every issue of C&R, we will feature restoration companies who are restoring kindness in their own communities. Once a year, these features will be gathered into one place, and the industry allowed to vote on their favorite. That winner will be honored in a future edition of C&R.

Premier Restoration Restores Communities after Largest Fire in Hawaii History

On July 30, 2021, the largest fire on record for the entire state blazed through the Big Island of Hawai’i, scorching between 40,000-50,000 acres. It burned for several days before it was contained and put out.  Severe drought conditions and winds of up to 50 mph created the perfect storm that pushed the fire faster than resources were available to put it out quickly. Much of the west side of the Island of Hawai’i was impacted by a blanket of thick black smoke that resulted in the evacuation of three communities, including the Pu’u

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Woodard 75 Anniversary

Founded by a War Hero: Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Woodard’s story is best told by those closest to it. In conjunction with Woodard Cleaning & Restoration celebrating 75 years of serving the St. Louis area, C&R sat down with third generation owner, Justin Woodard. He shares a story unlike any other – of a war hero shot down over France, a harrowing mountain escape, and a journey to America. Earl Woodard and his wife, Nancy, started a carpet cleaning service out of a trailer pulled by the family car. In time, they grew and grew – and attribute their success to their “unrelenting

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BluSky Event Raises $105,000 for ALS Research

BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a leading national property restoration company in the U.S., today announced it raised $105,000 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research through its fourth annual Rakers Classic charity golf tournament. In 2017, BluSky’s philosophy of “Making Our Communities Better” hit home when one of its employees, Lyle Rakers, was diagnosed with a rare form of ALS called Brachial Amyotrophic Diplegia (BAD). This ultimately led to the establishment of the Lyle Rakers Charitable Foundation in 2018.The Rakers Classic is the Foundation’s signature fundraising event. The BluSky Foundation is also a major supporter

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K-Tech Helps Raise Money to Feed Local Families

The sun was bright and spirits were high as golfers and donors gathered on  Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Trapp River Golf Course in Wausau to raise funds for feeding area families  for the Holidays. K-tech Charities, Inc. partnered with Chatterbox Charities to hold the 17th Annual Fairways  Fore Food Big Cup Tourney, attracting 102 golfers (34 teams). A total of over $40,000 was raised to fund   K-tech Charities’ Holiday Food Baskets, Chatterbox Charities’ Meals for Vets, and other community food  programs.  Every Holiday season, K-tech Charities and their volunteers deliver over 400 large

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BluSky Philanthropic Event Raises $18,000 for “Rewritten” in San Bernardino

BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a leading national property restoration company in the U.S., today announced it raised $18,000 for ReWritten, a nonprofit organization in San Bernardino, California, through a fundraising event held September 17, 2021. “We applaud the work ReWritten does in providing a support system to fatherless and underserved young people,” said Brian Edwards, BluSky vice president. “We share a common goal of making our communities better.” Since 2012, ReWritten has served over 400 at-risk youth ages 5-18 in Southern California and nationwide through its scholarship and mentoring program. “While it’s true BluSky’s

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BluSky Raises $100,000 for Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a leading national property restoration company in the U.S., raised $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in Denver, Colorado, through its annual Clays for Kids sporting clay fundraising tournament. Clays for Kids is one of the firm’s signature community service events and is held annually in several cities where BluSky operates. In the past seven years, the firm has raised over $350,000 benefiting more than 10,000 active Denver Boys & Girls Clubs members. “We’re committed to making our communities better,” said Kent Stemper, BluSky CEO. “I’m

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