Words of inspiration from the past…

I have always found inspiration in this quote from Theodore Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

~Submitted by Kris Cuozzo, Senior Project Manager

Mold Growth in a Basement?

As a Project Manager with a damage restoration company, I see a lot of basements with mold issues.  All basements are prone to elevated humidity which can lead to mold growth.

Cement walls transpire moisture and humid air is heavier than dry air.  Therefore, nearly all basements are predisposed to elevated humidity in the summertime which can lead to mold growth.

If you do have a basement you should be running a dehumidifier set at 55% during the summer months.  This will lower the humidity and minimize mold growth.  The fan should be set to high and placed in an area that allows good circulation to as much of the basement as possible.  You will be surprised at how often your machine fills up.

PS – This is condensed water and good for watering plants.

~Submitted by Kevin Faller, Senior Project Manager

Congratulations Howard White – 20 years with Maxons!

We want to offer our most sincere congratulations to our Executive Vice President Howard White who just celebrated his 20th anniversary with Maxons Restorations!

Howard began his career here as a Project Manager and was one of 4 employees.  Since then he has had experience directing operations and major losses in one of the most complex markets in the world, overseeing thousands of restoration projects in the region for insurance companies, brokers, property managers and owners.

Howard is a nationally recognized expert and has earned the highly regarded distinction of Certified Restorer from the National Institute of Disaster and has lent his considerable restoration knowledge and expertise to handle complex projects including managing many high-profile projects following 9/11. Also recognized as an expert for high end property losses, Mr. White has worked for many of New York City’s most rich and famous clientele.

Cheers Howard!

Howard receiving recognition for 20 years of service during the 2012 Maxons Summer Outing!


Congratulations “Grandpa” Evan Seltzer

Maxons would like to congratulate Evan Seltzer on the birth of his second granddaughter over the weekend!  Jessica Seltzer Drummond (also a past Maxons team member!) gave birth to her second daughter, Olivia Rose, 7 pounds, 19.5 inches.  Both mom and baby are doing very well!

Olivia Rose Drummond

Evan with granddaughters Olivia and Gianna!