DKI Ranks #2 on Qualified Remodeler Magazine Top 500 List

September 23, 2014 – (Elk Grove Village, Ill., Sept. 23, 2014) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that it claimed the #2 ranking on Qualified Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 List for 2014, in addition to being ranked #1 in the state of Illinois.

Founded by Qualified Remodeler Magazine more than 30 years ago, the Top 500 List has become a tradition in the remodeling industry.  The list is a comprehensive look at the largest and most accomplished remodeling firms throughout the nation.

“DKI prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and building long-lasting relationships with our customers,” stated Dan Cassara, President & CEO of DKI.  “We’re extremely pleased DKI has once again, ranked highly on the Top 500 and continues to exemplify outstanding service and continued growth in the restoration industry.”

With this year being the 37th year that Qualified Remodeler Magazine compiled the Top 500 ranking, it is currently the longest established recognition program in the remodeling industry.

About DKI

Headquartered in Chicago, DKI is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI has been providing full-service restoration to customers since 1974 and has returned damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly to its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers across the U.S. and Canada.  With over 400 service locations and over $1B in system-wide revenue, DKI is committed to providing services such as disaster response planning, emergency response services, and much more.  DKI is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information about DKI, visit our website at or contact Mary Smith at (630) 350-3000.

Be Prepared…When Disaster Strikes

Sept 18, 2014

By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC

In observance of National Preparedness Month, here are a few tips to prepare your place of business for an emergency disaster.

Emergencies can strike at any time, and can range from fires and floods to tornadoes and earthquakes. It’s important to be prepared – know your region and have a plan.

Be Informed

  • Where do you live?
  • What kind of natural disasters have occurred in the past?
  • How did these events affect your location?

Make a Plan

  • Know your evacuation routes throughout your building.
  • Hold drills pertaining to natural occurrences (fires, earthquakes, etc.)
  • Train your employees to know which roles each person has in the event of an emergency.

Create a Kit

  • Try to assemble in advance. Some significant services might not be available for some time after an emergency. Obtain items to help you survive during these outages.
  • Some necessary safety equipment to include in your kit:
    • Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    • First Aid kit
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Food and Water Supply
    • Flashlight (don’t forget the batteries)
    • Dust Masks
    • Emergency Contact Information

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Bay Area DKI Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with October Donation Campaign

October 7, 2014 – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that one of its member companies, Bay Area DKI, of Tampa and Jacksonville, FL, is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a donation campaign.

To honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bay Area DKI is holding a charity campaign for the entire month of October.  For every property owner that brings Bay Area DKI on board for property restoration repairs during October, Bay Area DKI will donate $25 directly to Moffitt Cancer Center to help support their efforts in breast cancer research.

 “We are extremely proud to participate in this awareness campaign by donating to a local institute that is making a global impact in the fight against cancer” said Mark Spicola, president of Bay Area DKI.

Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control.  Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999.  For more information, visit and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Bay Area DKI 
Bay Area DKI is a full service damage restoration company providing Tampa Bay area with quality restoration services for over 28 years.  The Bay Area DKI team is specialized in restoring and rebuilding properties that have been affected by water damage, fire and smoke damage, wind, mold or sinkholes.  As a full service, licensed General Contractor our highly trained professionals can repair property damage of all kinds, from cleanup to reconstruction.  For more information visit or contact Kara Benson at (813) 835-1445. 

About DKI 
DKI, headquartered in Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI Franchise Member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to our consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit our website at or contact Jessica Nielsen at (630) 350-3000.