Golden Quill Award

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 Nominees

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

Trauma Cleanup: The Intersection of Professionalism & Empathy
Leslie Anderson

You Want More Control of Your Life? Let Go.
Mike Bevilacqua

Lethal Dose
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

Why Clean?
By Darren Hudema

Did Science Fail During COVID-19?
By John Downey

Add a Zero: Proven Strategies for Growing Your Restoration Business Series
By Jeff Moore

The TPA Success Algorithm
By Rod Cruce


The 2022 Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award went to
Jeff Jones for his article,  Acquisitions from the Employee Perspective

The 2021 Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award went to
Timothy Hull, CR, for his article Second in Command, First in Line.

Voting has now closed! The award will be presented at the RIA’s International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo April 8 - 10 in Dallas, TX.

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