Restoration Master Class

Dive into the essential non-technical skills crucial for success in today’s dynamic world in season THREE of our Restoration Master Class series. This year, we’re focusing on Power Skills, in partnership with our sponsor AnswerForce! This series features a wide range of guests and conversations twice a month, focused on developing key personal and professional abilities such as:

  1. Emotional Intelligence:Manage and understand emotions for better interpersonal relations.
  2. Effective Communication:Sharpen your listening and speaking skills for clear, impactful interactions.
  3. Critical Thinking:Enhance your ability to analyze and make reasoned decisions.
  4. Adaptability:Build resilience and flexibility in changing environments.
  5. Leadership:Learn to inspire and guide others effectively.
  6. Creativity and Innovation:Unlock new ways of thinking and problem-solving.
  7. Problem Solving:Tackle complex challenges with effective strategies.
  8. Collaboration:Excel in teamwork and leverage diverse perspectives.

Join us to enhance these intertwined skills, paving the way for a successful, adaptable, and fulfilling career and personal life.

Also, check out our PAST seasons of the Master Class!
Season 1: M&A – sponsored by Restoration Brokers of America
Season 2: Profitability – sponsored by Encircle!

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Genuine Care & Staying Present | Restoration Master Class Episode 2

Dive into the essential non-technical skills crucial for success in today’s dynamic world in season THREE of our Restoration Master Class series, in partnership with our sponsor AnswerForce! Two times each month, we will drop quick, new episodes on different topics related to Power Skills – with different industry guests! In the second episode, Mandy Rewis, Business Development Leader at Answerforce, talks Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, about: The extensive experience in the industry and at FRSTeam Speaking at INTRConnect on Navigating the workforce Most important power skill in franchising Advice & tips for

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Relationships & Power Skills | Restoration Master Class Season 3 Debut!

Dive into the essential non-technical skills crucial for success in today’s dynamic world in season THREE of our Restoration Master Class series, in partnership with our sponsor AnswerForce! Two times each month, we will drop quick, new episodes on different topics related to Power Skills – with different industry guests! In this first episode, Mandy Rewis, Business Development Leader at Answerforce, and Michelle talk with Scott Severe, SVP, Alliances and Industry Relations at Corelogic, about: What’s new at CoreLogic What the Contractor Advisory Council is, and how it’s helping in an era where contractors

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Overall Profitability from Contractors to Technology | Restoration Master Class Episode 18

On this final and 18th episode of season 2 of The Restoration Master Class, sponsored by Encircle, Michelle talks with Rachel Stewart, CEO of Xcelerate Restoration Software to talk about overall profitability from the contractor side to the technology side of restoration. They discuss: Where Rachel sees restorers doing WELL as it relates to profitability What areas need improvement? Are there blanket margins that are “normal” or is profitability a much bigger spread than people think? How much does software/technology affect a company’s ability to be profitable? …and more!   Miss an episode? Check

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Purpose & Power of Software Implementation for Profitability | Restoration Master Class Episode 17

On this episode of The Restoration Master Class, sponsored by Encircle, we have Ryan Pritchard, Sales Manager at PSA to talk about software and how to properly adopt and implement your software to get the most out of it for your business. Ryan and Michelle talk through: What the #1 issue is when encountering software adoption How restorer’s have improved their profit margins through software usage How a lack of proper implementation and team adoption can affect a company’s profitability What software components/features are most important as it relates to profitability and growth …and

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Overall Business Acumen & Profitability | Restoration Master Class Episode 16

Today on the latest episode of The Restoration Master Class, sponsored by ⁠Encircle⁠, we have Phil Rosebrook, of ⁠Business Mentors⁠, to talk through business acumen and what restorers REALLY need to know to have a profitable, forward-driving business model. This episode will cover: What the top 3 things Phil see’s successful restoration companies doing that increase their overall profitability How important industry acumen and involvement to overall profitability is The best way for restorers to tap into the industry and stay up-to-date on trends …and more! Miss an episode? Check them all out below!

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Proactive Profitability of Project Managers | Restoration Master Class Episode 15

Today on the latest episode of The Restoration Master Class, sponsored by Encircle we have Rod Cruce, retired Army Green Beret & Ranger, world-class skydiver, and founder of Trifecta Growth Institute to talk about profitability and walk through: What is the #1 profit killer in restoration companies? How much does ineffective project management affect a job’s overall profitability? What are qualities of the best PMs in the industry? One piece of advice for restoration companies on increasing their profit margins  …and more! Miss an episode? Check them all out below! Each is 15 minutes

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The Role of GMs in Profitability | Restoration Master Class Episode 14

Welcome to season 2, episode 14 of the Restoration Master Class! Our 2023 Master Class series on Profitability is sponsored by Encircle! What does it look like when a company grows large enough that there are multiple people in command and how does that fit into the profitability puzzle? On today’s episode Tim Hull, GM of Violand Management Associates, joins the Restoration Master Class to talk through profitability and talks through concepts he outlined in his article “Second in Command, First in Line” and talks through: – Is there a revenue point where a

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Culture for Growth | Restoration Master Class Episode 13

Welcome to season 2, episode 13 of the Restoration Master Class! Our 2023 Master Class series on Profitability is sponsored by Encircle! In this episode, we are joined by Mammoth Restoration‘s Chief Culture Officer Mike Bevilacqua. Since recording this episode, the company merged with BluSky – and part of the driving force behind the sale and valuation was the overall culture of the company. Through his years of ownership, Mike worked hard to create a place people wanted to work – and a place where people were recognized and well-compensated for the work and talents

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Achieving Profitability through Strategic Growth | Restoration Master Class Episode 12

No matter your company’s size, goals, or affiliations, growth should almost always be strategic and purposeful. Growing for the sake of growing, without goals or purpose, can pave a difficult road – especially when it comes to the bottom line and overall profitability. Andy Zavodney, CEO of Kustom US, shares valuable insights and first-hand knowledge on the value of purposeful and strategic growth, the role that plays in the ability to run a profitable company – even while growing, and where culture fits into this whole profitability + growth puzzle. Miss an episode? Here is what

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Estimating & Technology Meet Profitability | Restoration Master Class Episode 11

Technology, pricing, and estimating combine into a hot topic for any restoration-related conversation. While some companies rely strictly on Xactimate pricing, others have erred toward other options – including creating their own price lists. No matter what pricing methodology you use, technology can make or break your profit margins. As Anthony Nelson, a partner in Pivot My Biz, explains in this episode: accurate estimating/pricing coupled with the right technology to document jobs can make a huge improving your company’s overall ability to make a profit. Anthony explains how. Miss an episode? Here is what

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