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Why Attend

Learn about key issues in the industry as a whole (and your area of interest in particular) as articulated by successful industry experts.

Become familiar with the city and/or culture where the summit is held.

Initiate relationships with others that you can continue by social media and/or meetings in person.

Learn about job, internship, project and other revenue channel opportunities.

Gain insight into the experiences of others who face challenges similar to yours.

Learn about innovative technologies and other resources relevant to your area(s) of interest.

Demonstrate your commitment to the profession and organization sponsoring the summit.

Forge partnerships with colleagues who address key common issues/concerns.

Identify opportunities for service within the profession as a whole, and possibly through the professional association (if any) that is sponsoring the summit.

Is your business prepared for a success?

Being a successful restoration company.

In 2015, there were 10 weather and climate disaster events in the U.S. with losses exceeding $1 billion each.  Being prepared for these events separates business that are able to profit from such events to those who won’t.  The Disaster Summit is aimed to arm you and your business with the knowledge and resources to make you profitable.  Participants will learn about cutting edge technologies used in the industry to manage and grow your business, revenue opportunities, using social media as a marketing platform, and industry updates to name a few.

Learn From Experts

Learn from industry experts on how to develop effective resiliency tactics to sustain your business operations and communities during critical times.

Networking

Engage in valuable peer to peer collaboration with professionals like yourself.  Exchange ideas and gain a global perspective on restoration management programs.

Key Benefits of the Disaster Summits

Just by attending you’ll gain access to a vast amount of knowledge and resources regarding restoration planning and management.

Your takeaways:

  • How to better work with and understand the insurance claims process.
  • How to position your company to be a to be competitive.
  • How to maximize weather technology to maintain and maximize business.
  • How to scale up your business using technology.
  • How to prepare for participating in a Managed Repair Program.
  • How to harness social to communicate with consumers.
  • How to use proven project management tools.
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Program

Our full day summit will be featuring a large variety seminars on restoration management

Registration Opens. Breakfast Served. Exhibitor Hall Opens.

1 Hour

Moderator: Orientation and Introduction of Event’s Speakers

15 Mins

Dave Carlson, Co-Founder/President MetLoop Precision Weather Technologies

What You Can You to Get An Advantage Over Your Competitors

Utilizing weather technology to maintain and maximize business.

  • Where are you focused when severe weather is approaching.
  • Protecting your customer base.
  • Use weather technology as a significant marketing advantage.

30mins

Dave Carlson, Co-Founder/President MetLoop Precision Weather Technologies

Jim Thompson - Jim Thompson Company, LLC. & Ryan Peacock, RPI, LLC

The Difference Between Commercial-Industrial Losses and Small Losses

Setting up your company’s systems to perform on large loss projects.

  • What is a large loss – What is large to one restoration contractor is not to another.
  • Do you really want to jump into the large loss end of the pool?
  • Who are the real clients on large losses and who do they listen to?
  • Marketing large commercial losses. How to position your company to be a player.

1hour

Jim Thompson - Jim Thompson Company, LLC. & Ryan Peacock, RPI, LLC

(10 MIN) BREAK – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

15 Mins

Anurag Jain, Senior Principal Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Structure Performance during a Disaster

Understanding how buildings respond to environmental and man-made loads.

  • Interaction of buildings with extreme winds, earthquakes, flooding and other hazards.
  • Looking beyond the obvious to properly investigate damage from an event.
  • Interface between repairs and building code / local regulations.
  • How to interpret the engineers reports and challenge the findings when inaccurate.

30 Mins

Anurag Jain, Senior Principal Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Robert Storment CIH, CHMM SRP Environmental, LLC.

Industrial Hygiene Post Catastrophe: The mission critical importance of a Qualified CIH Firm

The liability associated with what you can’t see.  What a qualified CIH firm with large loss experience brings

  • Moisture mapping, thermal imaging, asbestos, lead and other hazardous material testing.
  • Looking beyond the obvious to properly investigate water-fire-smoke-soot damage from an event.
  • Interface between restoration contractor, public adjuster, insurance adjuster and clients.
  • Protocol Development, Project Management for pre, monitoring and post loss assessments.

30 Mins

Robert Storment CIH, CHMM SRP Environmental, LLC.

(12:00pm – 1:00pm) LUNCH – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN – DRONE DEMONSTRATION

1 Hour

Barry Morris Co-Founder/CEO Drone University USA

Understanding and Using Advanced Aerial Technology in Disaster Response

Learn what it takes to get FAA certified and leap ahead of the competition

  • How can a drone benefit your operations and increase your bottom-line.
  • How to take the proper steps to insure safety, insurance and compliance in all air space.

1 Hour

Barry Morris Co-Founder/CEO Drone University USA

Steve Thomas – Robert Wright

Roofing and Waterproofing Forensics Expert Panel of Speakers

Finding and hiring the right consultants to insure a properly documented impact analysis.

  • Credibility is critical on each and every claim.
  • Testing processes and material testing labs available in the industry.
  • Hiring the right people to handle your project when the storm is over.
  • Challenging the reports of other engineers and when appraisal is not an option.

30 Mins

Steve Thomas – Robert Wright

Jeffrey Major, President - Wade Tutt, President – Bob Levin, President Skyline Adjusters - Paramount Adjusters – Adjusters International

When to Hire a Public Adjuster, Demand Appraisal and the Insurance industry response to limiting storm claims (Panel Discussion Q&A)

  • UPPA---Adjusters v. Contractors---Aren’t we all on the same side?
  • The value proposition---what is the value added by hiring a PA?
  • Appraisal—Is it a quicker way to resolve claims? How do you properly invoke it?
  • Must you litigate to receive top dollar?

30 Mins

Jeffrey Major, President - Wade Tutt, President – Bob Levin, President Skyline Adjusters - Paramount Adjusters – Adjusters International

Wade Baughn, Vice President American Home Specialist – GAF Consultant

Xactimate Estimating Techniques that can Drastically Impact Your Bottom Line

Looking beyond the repair to identify what you have been missing on your scopes every day.

  • When replacement is necessary and a repair will not do.
  • The art of line item estimating, supplementing to time and material pricing.
  • How codes, manufacturer specification and material testing is your friend.

30 Mins

Wade Baughn, Vice President American Home Specialist – GAF Consultant

(15 MIN) BREAK – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

15 Mins

LC Nussbeck MadSky, Inc.

Catastrophe Managed Repair – Are You Up to the Challenge

Participating in a Managed Repair Program focused on catastrophes.

  • Difference in daily and catastrophe Managed Repair.
  • Damage assessment skills.
  • Customer experience is #1.
  • Quality installations and maximizing profit.
  • How managed repair is changing the future landscape.

30 Mins

LC Nussbeck MadSky, Inc.

Doug Uneberg - Storm Nation – National Insurance Restoration Directory

Storm Nation Education Platform – Building Your Future Empire

Finding and hiring the right people that match your core values.

  • Hiring and training a winning sales team to insure maximum results.
  • Aligning your company with the right organizations for your business development.
  • Hiring the right people to handle your warranty work when the storm is over.
  • Training your sales team to handle the sale, build and collect model.

30 Mins

Doug Uneberg - Storm Nation – National Insurance Restoration Directory

All Speakers Panel Discussion

What keeps you up at night – Ask the Experts

This is your opportunity to ask the questions you always wanted.

  • Typical coverage’s and exclusions relative to fire, water, hail, wind and other peril losses.
  • Proper steps in becoming an independent insurance adjuster or public insurance adjuster.
  • How the MRP are impacting the restoration industry, the good the bad and the ugly.
  • Assignment of Benefits – Power of Attorney – Lien and Collection Procedures.

30 Mins

All Speakers Panel Discussion

(4:15 – 4:30pm) CLOSING REMARKS

15 Mins

(4:30 – 6:00pm) EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN DURING COCKTAIL HOUR

1.5 Hours

Jim Johnson - Jim Thompson and Co., LLC

Two Day Large Loss Marketing Workshop – $1295 (A $200 savings)

Subjects to be covered:

  1. Where am I going? Company Large Commercial/Industrial Losses Goals,
  2. Area of Control-Services
  3. PR Area Control for large commercial/industrial losses.
  4. Where to Market to obtain major losses, RIMS, PLRB, Disaster Recovery etc.
  5. Sales and Sales Prospecting for major commercial/industrial losses.
  6. What training and equipment is needed to prepare for major water, fire and mold losses
  7. How to Mobilize for major losses
  8. Estimating major losses & Pricing
  9. Contracts signed on Major Losses. How clean is clean?
  10. Job Site Hazard Analysis on Major losses
  11. Crew Safety and OSHA Requirements
  12. Pecking order.  Who is my real boss?
  13. Pricing and verification
  14. Handling both the Technical and Job Site Political aspects of major losses
  15. Emergency Invoicing (Use their money for your job expenses)
  16. Who is going to clean up this mess?- Job manpower.
  17. What size of equipment and generators are required.
  18. How to run the jobs. How dry is dry?
  19. Sign-offs. Who did I make happy?
  20. Certificates of Sat
  21. Demobilizing
  22. Decontamination
  23. Billing of the job & Getting Paid!
  24. References and referrals
  25. Continued business

May 26th-27th

Jim Johnson - Jim Thompson and Co., LLC

Barry Morris - Drone University USA

Small UAV/Drone Commercial, Remote Pilot Training & Certification Course – $595

The 107 SUAS Remote Pilot license is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement to fly drones commercially for inspections and is the only FAA license that does not require a practical flight (proof of flying skills) test. Preparing for and passing the part 107 Remote Pilot exam is only the beginning, you must understand how to operate in different airspace, changing weather conditions, aircraft limitations, distractions and more. How are you going to learn the skills to really be able to show up at a job and be ready to fly in different conditions? Taught by a nationally recognized and award winning FAA certified flight instructor with over 32 years and thousands of hours of flight experience, Drone University USA is offering a one day training to be much more than just giving you the information you need to pass your 107 test, that’s just the beginning.  With DUU, you’ll learn how to apply the 107 in the real world to become a safe and profitable UAV Remote Pilot.  After completion of the training, we’ll help you enroll at your home location to take the test and get flying legally right away.  Here’s what you’ll get in our 1 day course:

  • 9 hours of intense classroom training
  • Applicable regulations relating to sUAS rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
  • Airspace classification, operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small UAV operation
  • Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small UAV performance
  • Small UAV loading and performance
  • Emergency procedures & protocols
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Radio communication procedures
  • Determining the performance of small UAV’s
  • Physiological effects of drugs and alcohol
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM) and judgment
  • Airport operations
  • Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures of your UAV
  • Real life scenario training
  • Privacy & legal issues you need to know including insurance requirements
  • Drone University USA Certificate of Compliance & Completion

May 26th

Barry Morris - Drone University USA

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