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Protecting your business during the COVID-19 pandemic
With Kris Rzesnoski, Ed Cross, Norris Gearhart, and, Michael Pinto

These are unprecedented times as the world hasn't seen a pandemic in decades. Our industry is looking for some clarity as we work collectively to fight the spread of COVID-19. This expert panel is going to take a closer view of the challenges of the workflow restorers may encounter. 

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APR 8  /  1 PM ET
APR 8  /  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET


"With Encircle, we were set up in an hour and sharing updates in real-time. Encircle was critical in bridging communications between the field and all involved,"

Director of Operations, J.C. Restoration

Josh Bachman

Everything from organizing your office to responding to COVID-19 "hot" jobs

In this session, you'll learn:

Preparing for the job - contracts, training, products, procedures, pricing, testing/medicals, insurance, constraints, and pressures

Things to consider while working - site prep, Decon, work protocols, PPE, vehicle/equipment handling, insurance for a specific site, handling normal claims and "hot claims" digital workflows

Clearing the job - testing, clean-up procedures, documentation, completion certificates

Getting paid - closing files, executing on contracts, limiting your liability, and next steps

Kris Rzesnoski
Vice President, Encircle
With over 15 years of experience in the restoration and insurance industries, Kris is committed to driving Encircle’s delivery of intuitive, easy-to-use solutions that improve productivity and profitability. Kris currently sits on the RIA’s Restoration Council, Canadian Education Committee, and is the Chairman of the Estimating Committee.

Ed Cross
The Restoration Lawyer
Mr. Cross has drafted hundreds of cleaning and restoration contracts, and has represented over 200 local and national restorers in contract disputes, collection matters, workmanship claims and standard of care issues. He was a contributor to the RIA’s WLS examination, and the IICRC Water Damage and Mold Standards. He has been a lecturer for the Kent State University Restoration Project Management program for eight years. He has published over 60 articles in restoration industry trade journals and has given more than 100 invited presentations to the restoration industry nationwide.

About the speakers:

Norris Gearhart, CR
President/CEO at Gearhart and Associates, LLC
Norris has been a council member for the National Institute of Disaster Restoration and on the Board of Directors for the Restoration Industry Association. He has participated as an instructor for the Restoration Industry Association's (RIA) highest professional designation; Certified Restorer (CR), the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and, a Master Trainer for the Construction Infection Control Training Institute (CICTI).

Michael Pinto, CMP
CEO, Wonder Makers International
For over 40 years Michael A. Pinto has provided professional safety and industrial hygiene services related to a wide variety of indoor contaminants. From asbestos to mold he has been on the forefront of industry trends and shared expertise related to lead control, IAQA and sick building syndrome, radon, and chemicals. Recently, he helped to develop forensic restoration as a separate subcategory of the general restoration field.