May 26, 2015 – (ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., May 26, 2015) – DKI, North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that one of its Franchise Member companies, Werner Restoration Services, Inc. in Colona, Ill. recently launched the new 1-800-BOARD UP franchise in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

1-800-BOARD UP will operate as a division of Werner Restoration. Services provided by 1-800-BOARD UP include:

  • Victim assistance (providing toiletries, shelter, clothing and more)
  • Board-up
  • Roof cover
  • Emergency power
  • Temporary fencing
  • Shoring and stabilization

“This complements what other organizations are doing with disaster recovery, and most importantly it allows us to do more for victims of disasters,” explained Brent Werner, operations manager at Werner Restoration, Inc.

“After a fire is extinguished, there are some things the fire department can’t do,” said Mike Whitson, local director of emergency services for 1-800-BOARD UP and retired fire investigator inspector from Galesburg. “1-800-BOARD UP helps put some order back into the victims’ lives.”

About Werner Restoration Services, Inc.

Werner Restoration Services has been serving the Quad Cities as the premier restoration company since 1988. The Werner team prides itself on being the morally-sound restoration company that property owners can count on in their time of need.  Contact Brent Werner at 309-792-0912.

About 1-800-BOARD UP

1-800-BOARD UP is a values-focused organization that provides comprehensive recovery services to fire victims in need. While each office is independently owned and operated, 1-800-BOARD UP is the largest franchise company that specializes in emergency response services for disasters.  If needing Emergency Services, contact us at 1-800-262-7387.

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 and download DKI’s Red Cross Emergency App