Paul Davis is There After a Disaster

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HOME BUSINESS & HOME SERVICES FEATURE COVER STORY SEPTEMBER 2016

And Before With Their First Priority Program

The aftermath of a disaster can be as traumatic as the disaster itself. And unfortunately there has been no shortage of natural disasters in the past year. The notion that a business, a home, information, data and even personal property can be gone forever is jarring and painful. Paul Davis is where consumers can turn to look to the future and a return to normal. The company helps homeowners and businesses restore property after a multitude of potential misfortunes. Paul Davis is the authority in recovering, reconstructing and restoring after damage caused by fire, water, mold and natural disaster.

“Paul Davis has an international training facility located in Jacksonville, Florida, that includes a best-in-class “flood” house, training modules for water, fire, mold and biohazard cleanup, as well as advanced classrooms to learn the latest in technology and equipment.” says Rich Wilson, CEO of Paul Davis.

The process following a disaster can be incredibly complex and the experts at Paul Davis know all the ins and outs of recovery. They provide complete services, meaning there is no need to hire, and keep track of, multiple contractors, contractors that may have never worked together previously. The professionals at Paul Davis are certified in emergency restoration, reconstruction and remodeling and they are also nearby; the company has over 375 locations in North America. Whether the disaster was a fire, natural disaster, flood or even toxic mold, Paul Davis professionals are experts in restoring businesses and homes.

Paul Davis Emergency Services is the first on the scene. They focus on the mitigation process and preventing further damage from occurring in the immediate aftermath. If reconstruction or remodeling is required they bring in the Paul Davis Restoration arm to complete the job.

All Paul Davis technicians are professionally trained in the use of state-of-the-art techniques and equipment. Crews are supervised by IICRC-certified personnel. The non-profit Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the standard in the cleaning and restoration industry. They operate in over 20 nations and work with trade organizations to set these standards.

“Paul Davis prides itself on a 50-year heritage of outstanding customer service, expertise and craftsmanship in property damage recovery,” stated Wilson. “All of our trained professionals are supervised by IICRC-certified personnel to ensure every industry standard is met. With over 375 offices in the U.S. and Canada, we have a commitment to the highest quality of service while demonstrating an unwavering compassion for all involved.”

Post disaster services provided by Paul Davis include:

- 24/7 Emergency Response

- On-site within Four Hours

- Emergency Board-up and Structural Stabilization

- Soot and Residue Removal

- Odor Removal

- Water Cleanup and Structural Drying

- Mold Remediation

- Debris Removal

- Full Service Household Goods Cleaning and Restoration

- Complete Documentation as Required

Another way to make disaster recovery less traumatic is to prepare.

Paul Davis provides assistance before a disaster through their First Priority (note trademark) Program, which was created to anticipate emergencies and respond to the needs of property managers, facilities directors, risk managers and strategic practice groups. Proactive planning, expert execution, comprehensive communication and project management are all part of First Priority. Businesses that are members of First Priority are several steps ahead should an emergency occur.

Benefits of First Priority ® Program

- Fast mitigation work to prevent further damage

- Reduction in loss of business

- A response tailored to your company’s needs

- Pre-disaster planning that saves time and money

- No need to manage multiple contractors (single-source accountability)

- Peace of mind, knowing a plan is in place

- Storm tracking advanced alert system

- Online First Priority communication portal

There are plans and services for virtually any emergency a business or homeowner may face. Consumers across North America have taken advantage of the opportunity.

Remodeling magazine listed Paul Davis as # 1 in revenue among insurance restoration companies in 2015. Qualified Remodeler magazine had them at #2 on their yearly Top 500 list for the same year. This translates to over $750 million in revenue. This revenue came from the work of over 125,000 commercial and residential projects in the USA. They employ over 126,000 specialists at their 375+ offices. Paul Davis is the first network to partner with the insurance industry and the first national company to have a three-day drying guarantee.

Entrepreneur Magazine has consistently ranked Paul Davis among the Top 500 Franchises on their list of the same name which runs every January in the magazine.

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