DAVID REGESTER JOINS DKI

David Regester(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill., Mar. 20, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced its newest addition, National Director of Business Development for DKI Commercial Solutions David Regester. Regester joined the team on March 16, 2017.

Regester brings to DKI over 20 years’ experience in sales management and customer support. Included in his background, he has dedicated 11 years to the property restoration industry for large-loss and residential sales, project management and disaster pre-planning.

In his new role with DKI, Regester’s primary responsibility will be to drive growth across the national Commercial Solutions segment by building relationships with new and existing customers, and continually working to identify potential areas of opportunity where DKI can provide value and solutions.

“I believe strongly in service after the sale and rank very highly the importance of continuing to touch the customer and maintain that old-school ‘belly-to-belly’ relationship with each one of them,” Regester said.

Regester resides in Spring, Texas, and enjoys family cookouts, shooting and playing Xbox with his three children.


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 their consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit www.dkiservices.com.

Ken Copeland Joins the DKI Team

KenCopeland_2(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill., Mar. 7, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced their new Director of Business Development for DKI ProSupply Ken Copeland.  Copland began on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Copeland brings to DKI 15 years’ experience in different aspects of the construction industry, including plumbing during his most recent profession as a regional sales manager for Apollo Flow Products. He started his career during high school working with the Dwyer Group, where he learned about flood restoration and cleaning. Later, he opened his own business in Phoenix, Arizona for carpet dyeing, cleaning and restoration, bathtub refinishing and kitchen remodeling.

In his new DKI role, Copeland will manage relationships with DKI ProSupply sponsors, expanding their partnerships and promoting their programs to DKI members. He will report to Sharon Marvin and work with Bill Boyce during a transitional period.

Copeland remains in Phoenix with his wife of 27 years, Judy, and has one 25-year-old son, living in Denver, Colorado. During his free time, Copeland enjoys cooking and riding the windy Arizona mountain roads on his motorcycle.


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 their consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit www.dkiservices.com.

DOUG HEIFERMAN JOINS HUDSON VALLEY DKI

Doug_HudsonValley(New Hampton., N.Y., Mar. 2, 2017) – Hudson Valley DKI, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced they hired Doug Heiferman on February 1, 2017 as their director of training to help develop Hudson Valley DKI’s new Training and Learning Center.

As an industry approved instructor and educator from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC), Heiferman has trained and motivated thousands of professionals throughout the United States in the fields of textile cleaning, restoration services and facilities maintenance. He also holds certifications from the Flooring Consultants and Inspection Training Services (FCITS) and OSHA. Heiferman is a master textile cleaner.

“Hudson Valley DKI is honored to have Doug Heiferman join our team. Doug brings a very diversified business background to the team. His 25 years of experience as an educator and industry consultant will add great value to our management team. We can’t be more excited to have Doug join DKI,” said President Angelo Ferrante.

Heiferman’s primary responsibility is to establish and promote Hudson Valley DKI’s new educational center through his hands-on, technical training courses. Through his IICRC instructor courses, he ensures that the team is up to date on the latest technology to effectively mitigate and restore property damage after a natural disaster strikes.


About Hudson Valley DKI

With over 35 years of experience in disaster restoration, Hudson Valley DKI is a leading restoration contractor in the Hudson Valley area of New York. They provide full service property restoration for commercial and residential clients. When disaster strikes, Hudson Valley DKI”s catastrophe team is ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week , 365 days a year. DKI restoring lives one job at a time. For additional information, call 845-294-8919 or visit www.dki-hudsonvalleyrestoration.com.

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 their consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit www.dkiservices.com.

UDK Earns Angie’s List “Super Service Award” for the Third Year in a Row

AL_UDK(Draper., Utah, Feb. 27, 2017) – Utah Disaster Kleenup (UDK), a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, proudly announced they received Angie’s List’s “Super Service Award” for 2016.

This is the third consecutive year UDK has earned this award for Salt Lake’s leading Water and Fire Damage Clean Up and Restoration Company, representing their consistently high-level customer service to members of Angie’s List, a local services marketplace and consumer review site.

“UDK is proud to have the Angie’s List members once again speak out on behalf of our services, and we are very proud to win this award for the third year in a row,” said Keri Jones, director of sales and marketing for UDK.

The Super Service Award is the highest honor given annually to the top five percent of qualifying businesses on Angie’s List. The winners are determined by consumer reviews and ratings, updated daily. They must meet strict eligibility requirements, including being in good standing with Angie’s List, passing a background check, abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines and scoring an “A” rating, based on price, professionalism and punctuality.

“Companies that can meet [these] higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers. Only a fraction of the water and fire damage clean up and restoration companies in Salt Lake were able to do it,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.


About Utah Disaster Kleenup

UDK is the largest disaster and restoration service company in Utah, offering 24/7 emergency residential and commercial response. Their advanced restoration technology, equipment, and facilities provide them with the resources needed to restore a customer’s property, so the customer can re-establish normalcy in their life. The central location allows for an immediate response time. UDK can reach you quickly, and start work fast. To learn more, visit www.calludk.com.

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 its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit its website at www.dkiservices.com.

Hammer Restoration Expands Service Portfolio

(Saginaw., Mich. Jan. 12, 2017) – Hammer main level chairRestoration Inc., a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is expanding their services to modify properties for barrier-free access, customized to help its customers navigate better throughout their homes.

Hammer Restoration has over 50 years of experience serving its community to minimize or prevent disasters and emergency situations.

Recently, Hammer Restoration’s project manager, Tom Placher completed his certification for home modifications through the University of Southern California. With this new knowledge and experience, Hammer Restoration can design the specific modifications required to make a home fully accessible for its owners to continue their daily activities with ease and self-confidence, and prevent relocation.

“We recognize the unique requirements of the physically challenged, and are excited for this new opportunity to help our clients age safely in their own homes,” said Roger Thornton, Hammer Restoration’s director of marketing.

Hammer Restoration’s team has extensive experience modifying, designing and building these barrier-free buildings. Their home modifications include ADA, wheelchair accessible, universal design, and barrier free-home remodeling to support all areas of the home, including bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and more general areas.


About Hammer Restoration, Inc.

Hammer Building & Restoration, Inc. is a family owned and operated 24-hour emergency restoration services company, with locations in Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw, Michigan. For over 50 years, the Hammer Restoration Team has been serving people’s needs, offering a full range of commercial and residential restoration services, throughout the Great Lakes bay region and surrounding areas. For more information about Hammer Restoration, visit www.hammerrestoration.com.

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 its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit its website at www.dkiservices.com.

DKI’s New Website to Provide Support in Your Time of Need

(ELK GROVE VILLAGE., Ill. Jan. 9, 2017) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is pleased to announce its redesigned website: www.dkiservices.com. The site has a fresh, new look, designed to enhance usability for residents and businesses searching for local property restoration services in their time of need.

DKI’s upgraded website is both desktop and mobile-enabled, showcasing large, recognizable icons to navigate through its services. It has been optimized to link all DKI platforms under one site, providing a “user-friendly” experience across all channels. Whether the visitor is a home or business owner or a property restoration contractor looking to join a national organization, the completely redesigned site offers streamlined navigation and allows the visitor to easily browse information based on their needs.

Visitors can easily locate a local contractor by searching for their address, city and state or zip code. The search function pulls up a list of contractors in their area, providing an emergency phone number, location and website. Each DKI member website has also been revamped to display a similar look and feel of the DKI organization’s enhanced site.

This unified look follows DKI Commercial Solutions’ motto, “National Solution. Local Response.”

“We are very pleased with the newly released DKI Services site, which reinforces our DKI members as a unified group of qualified contractors. Whether our clients are looking for a national response solution, or a local presence, dkiservices.com is their one-stop resource for all their emergency service, disaster restoration or general contracting needs,” said DKI Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Matt Wright. “We will continue to update the site with new content and information to ensure a user-friendly experience, as well as the latest blogs, news stories and case studies that help our clients make the best choice in their time of need.”


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 its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers.

Tom Placher of Hammer Restoration Earns New Certification in Home Modification

(Saginaw., Mich. Jan. 6, 2017) – Hammer Restoration Inc., a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is excited to announce its project manager, Tom Placher, has completed the Executive Certified Home Modification Provider Program from the University of Southern California.

Placher has over 20 years of construction project management experience, scoping, estimating and bidding commercial projects. He has served as a member of the Army National Guard for the past 18 years, where he has earned numerous awards and recognition from the U.S. Military.

With this new achievement, Placher and Hammer Restoration have more opportunities to help home and businesses owners design and build barrier-free buildings, as well as upgrade and complete home and building modifications to provide barrier-free spaces.

The Hammer Restoration Team has extensive experience modifying existing homes, assisting owners and families to age in place, and give them barrier-free access to their homes, allowing them to continue living in their own home and avoid relocation.


About Hammer Restoration, Inc.

Hammer Building & Restoration, Inc. is a family owned and operated 24-hour emergency restoration services company, with locations in Mt. Pleasant and Saginaw, Michigan. For over 50 years, the Hammer Restoration Team has been serving people’s needs, offering a full range of commercial and residential restoration services, throughout the Great Lakes bay region and surrounding areas. For more information about Hammer Restoration, visit www.hammerrestoration.com.

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 its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit its website at www.dkiservices.com.

Local Companies Work Together Once Again to Keep CT Warm

CoatDrive_2016January 3, 2017 – Disaster Restoration Services (DRS), a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, announced that its team worked with Sal’s Clothing Restoration for the second consecutive year to sponsor the annual Button up Connecticut coat drive for those throughout Connecticut in need of winter clothing. Together, they gathered and dry cleaned 505 coats for Button Up Connecticut.

Button Up Connecticut is an organization that collects coats from various donors and distributes them to those who are in need throughout Connecticut. It was started in 1992 by Siracusa Moving and Storage Owner Dan Siracusa when he heard that on colder days of the school year, fewer children in CT came to school since they did not have the proper winter gear.

According to GOBankingRates, CT came in at number 9 on the top 10 list of the most expensive states to raise a family. With the high taxes, cost of living, and the ever changing New England climate, raising a family in Connecticut can surely be a struggle.

DRS and Sal’s reached out to local companies about Button Up Connecticut, and set up donation boxes at their properties. The businesses that brought in the most coats were awarded by having donations made in their names. The first place winner was Bouvier Insurance from West Hartford, CT, with 47 coats donated, awarding them a $300 donation in their name to the Connecticut Food Bank. The Michael Keating Insurance Agency from West Hartford, CT came in second place with a donation of 40 coats, awarding them a $200 donation in their name to the Salvation Army. State Farm Agency-Anne Coppola from Ansonia, CT earned third place, donating 34 coats, awarding them a $100 donation in their name to the Connecticut Humane Society.

To learn more about the organization, visit www.buttonupconnecticut.com


About Disaster Restoration Services

Disaster Restoration Services is available 24/7 and services all of Connecticut and Massachusetts. DRS provides services for: Water Damage, Fire Damage, Storm Damage, Mold Remediation, and Repairs. For more information, visit www.drscleanup.com or call (877)-280-7961 to find out how they are “Doing Restoration Strong.”

About Button Up Connecticut

Button Up Connecticut’s mission is to collect clean, new and gently used coats and distribute them to residents in need all across Connecticut. The coats are received from individuals and various companies, schools, churches and other organizations throughout the state, who run their own coat drives and donate the coats they receive to Button Up Connecticut for distribution. The coats they collect are provided to local non-profit agencies (schools, churches, children’s homes, shelters, food pantries, and other social service agencies) by appointment only for distribution to their clients. Agencies can set up appointments to get coats for their clients by emailing Kara Lucht at [email protected] or calling the Button Up Connecticut Hotline at 860-259-0239.

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 its consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about DKI, visit its website at www.dkiservices.com.

About Sal’s Clothing & Restoration

Sal’s Clothing Restoration specializes in restoration dry cleaning. Whether damaged from fire, soot or water, Sal’s is here in your time of crisis to take care of your family like one of their own. Sal’s handles losses quickly, efficiently and with the utmost compassion. They are family owned and operated and cover all of New England and the metro New York area. Call toll free (877) SAL–SOOT and see why they are “A Trusted Name in Dry Cleaning.”

About Siracusa Moving and Storage

Siracusa Moving & Storage has been helping New Britain families and businesses move across town and across the country for more than 25 years. Family-owned and operated with several affiliates nationwide, helps them provide their customers with high-quality moving services at affordable prices. For more information, visit www.siracusamoving.com or call (860)-225-9144.

 

 

ProTech Water Damage Joins DKI

(Elk Grove Village, Il, December 20, 2016) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that Protech Water Damage of Elk Grove Village, IL has joined the DKI network.

By virtue of its DKI Franchise Member, Protech Water Damage can employ DKI’s 24-hour call center, claims tracking technology, and other tools to enhance its ability to serve its insurance and corporate customers. Protech Water Damage also gains access to DKI’s training seminars and workshops, which ensure that it remains abreast of all changes in this rapidly evolving industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Protech Water Damage into the rapidly growing DKI network,” stated Charles Ebersole, DKI’s chairman. “Protech Water Damage’s commitment to quick response, superior workmanship and outstanding customer service reaffirms DKI’s position in the marketplace as The Source for Quality Restoration. We look forward to a long and rewarding association.”

Protech Water Damage owner, Sherry Featherstone, is pleased that the company has been recognized by DKI as a Quality Restoration firm, meeting the high standard of DKI.  Being a part of the DKI network, provides  the opportunity to work in partnership with other quality firms. The DKI network allows Protech Water Damage to expand their scope of service, introduce them to new markets and ensure the company’s success long into the future.

In addition to the benefits of DKI’s technology and training capabilities, Protech Water Damage will also be able to utilize the DKI branding in its marketing efforts, participate in its various co-op programs, and leverage DKI’s corporate marketing efforts.


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 www.dkiservices.com or contact Matthew Wright at (630) 350-3000.

Craig Kersemeier of K-tech Kleening Honored for Jefferson Award

Craig_-_Jefferson_AwardNovember 29, 2016 – K-tech Kleening Systems, a member company of DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, is excited to announce President Craig Kersemeier was one of the local Jefferson Award winners honored at the Jefferson Street Inn banquet on Thursday, November 17 in Wausau, WI.

The Jefferson Award is a prestigious national recognition to honor achievements and contributions through public and community service throughout America. Its recipients are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward.

Kersemeier won the Jefferson Award on the local level in March 2016 for his efforts through K-tech Charities, which was established in 2006 to give back to the communities in which they serve. He was also chosen to represent North Central Wisconsin in the national awards competition in Washington, D.C.

Kersemeier commented on being an ordinary individual doing extraordinary things. “Don’t ever sell yourself short by saying, ‘I am just one person; I can’t make that big of a difference.’ You’re wrong.”

Since its inception, K-tech Charities has distributed over $800,000 in financial aid and countless hours of volunteer services from employees and business partners, including their fundraisers supporting breast cancer patients: Pink Ribbon Open and Cleaning for a Reason.

In addition, each year, the group collects and purchases food items for local underserved families during the holidays. In 2015, K-tech Charities and several volunteers distributed over 400 food baskets to prequalified local families in need. To date, this annual volunteer project has resulted in the collection and distribution of eight to ten tons of food annually to Central Wisconsin families.

“If you have a group of people together, you are pretty powerful,” Kersemeier added.

To learn more about the Jefferson Awards Foundation, please visit www.jeffersonawards.org.


About K-tech Kleening

Headquartered in Weston, WI, K-tech has been serving Central and Northern Wisconsin customers since 1975. It still thrives today as a 2nd-generation family-owned business with superior commercial and residential cleaning and restoration solution services. Through its K-tech Charities division, conceptualized in 2006, K-tech prides itself in giving back to the community in which it serves. For more information, visit its website at www.k-techkleening.com or www.k-techcharities.com.