The Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award is presented to one C&R contributor each calendar year. Named for former C&R Editor-in-Chief Patti Harman, the Golden Quill Award celebrates outstanding educational contributions by restorers and cleaners that help move the industry forward through their thought leadership, forward-thinking, factually sound article.
To qualify for consideration, articles must appear in a print issue of C&R. Article series are eligible in the year where the majority of the articles were published.
The award is presented at the RIA’s International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo each spring. The 2024 event will be in Dallas, Texas! Click here to register.
Based on data, engagement, and criteria listed above, the C&R editorial team has narrowed it down to these finalists. From here, voting is open to the entire restoration industry to select a winner.
Please click the links below to read the articles, then scroll to the bottom of this page to vote for which one you find to be the most worthy of the award!
Please only vote ONCE! Duplicates will be removed during final tallying.
Voting closes on March 8, 2024!
2023 Restoration Industry Predictions
By Phil Rosebrook Jr.
O&P: Two Letters, Endless Frustration
By Ben Justesen
Fragmented NAICS Codes and Their Negative Impact on the Restoration Industry
By Mark Owens, Jeff Moore, Marco Flores
Free Estimates? Can You Spot the Policyholder Who Merely Intends to Cash Out?
Edward H. Cross, Esq.
The Profitable Restorer Series
By Kris Rzesnoski
The Lost Art of Back and Forth
By Robert More
Allstate Pays Contractor $335,000 to Settle Dispute Over $33,000 Restoration Invoice
By Edward H. Cross, Esq.
Objectivity in Restoration
By Christopher Yanker
You Want More Control of Your Life? Let Go.
By Thomas Licker, Scott Vogel, Eric Morse, Norris Gearhart
Let Go to Grow
By Eric Sprague
What Custom Pricing Is, And Is Not Series
By Anthony Nelson
By Darren Hudema
Did Science Fail During COVID-19?
By John Downey
The TPA Success Algorithm
By Rod Cruce