Toga, Toga, Toga! Throwback to our holiday party two years ago at Stitch Bar and Lounge. Always a good time with this crew!
Last night we held our first annual Kick-ball game vs our IT company The Lloyd Group! It’s always so great to get out and mingle with our vendors. Thanks to everyone who joined us and also a huge thanks to all of our amazing cheerleaders during the game! We look forward to the next time we get out on the field.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for our Client Appreciation Party at Tiki Bar in Rye. We could not have asked for better weather and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Also, thank you to our Westchester office for putting together such a great event! We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!
Damon Gersh, Max Gersh and Howard White all in matching floral ties. How great did they look?
MAXONS has an opportunity for a business developer to join our White Plains team! The role has a focus on developing revenue and a client base in the tri-state area. We are looking for someone with drive and determination who will be motivated in an outside sales role!
This position involves prospecting and maintaining referral sources by creating, building and maintaining relationships that can provide repeat business. Existing relationships in the restoration, insurance and/or real estate industries is a plus.
The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of three years sales experience with the proven ability to promote new business as well as establish and maintain relationships with clients. An energetic, enthusiastic self-starter with professional communications skills and a strong sense of urgency and organizational skills are a must for follow-up and managing of existing accounts. Must demonstrate a record of reliability and a strong desire to learn & grow and work as part of a cohesive team.
Travel will be required within the metro area. Car and Driver’s License necessary.
Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification issued on 7/15/14 at 2:20 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the metro area until 5:15 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.
[WASHINGTON, DC] July 15, 2014 – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and ThermaPure, Inc. have successfully settled a patent lawsuit that RIA began in January 2013. The agreement, in part, calls for ThermaPure to provide a covenant not to sue RIA members unless the member heats a structure to an ambient temperature in excess of 105°F while practicing the other limitations of claims of ThermaPure’s U. S. Patent 6,327,812 (‘812 patent). RIA, in turn, acknowledges the validity of the ‘812 patent and will encourage the adoption of the ThermaPure technology to its members when using temperatures in excess of 105°F.
The litigation settlement is a win/win for RIA and ThermaPure, ending a long standing dispute between the parties wherein ThermaPure sought to protect its patents while the RIA sought certainty as to the scope of ThermaPure’s infringement charges. After a decade of challenges, the validity of the ‘812 patent has been stipulated to by RIA and two RIA member firms. Restoration firms can embrace the ThermaPure® technology not only for its environmental benefits but also to expand their business opportunities. Now RIA members will not have to fear these patent infringement lawsuits, as long as the ambient air temperature inside a structure is not heated above 105°F during water damage recovery and other restoration services. The veil of legal uncertainty is lifted from the membership who can return their focus to running their companies.
This ‘105°F safe-harbor’ clause is exclusively for RIA members. Current members, in good standing, receive immediate and automatic benefit from the terms of the settlement. Non-member restoration contractors receive benefits effective the date they join the association.
ThermaPure has broad patent protection, with numerous patents, and RIA members are encouraged to review ThermaPure’s patents on its website at: http://www.thermapureheat.com to clarify many common misconceptions of what is included in this patent.
“Many RIA members gave countless hours and thousands of dollars to support the Restoration Industry Legal Fund (RILF), and resolution of the lawsuit solves the problems RIA set out to fix,” said RIA President and President of Regency DKI, Scott Stamper, CR. “This was not an easy decision, and many hours went into the negotiations. Without the open-minded win/win approach embraced by everyone involved on both sides, the deal would never have gotten done. As a restoration company executive, I will sleep better knowing RIA has put this patent issue to bed. This settlement removes the fear exclusively for our members and allows RIA to develop best practices for our membership, adding a new layer of professionalism in our ever-evolving field.”
David Hedman, CEO of ThermaPure stated, “ThermaPure is enthusiastic about this new relationship with RIA and its members. It is clear the restoration industry is moving toward high temperature processes. This agreement provides an opportunity for RIA members to license the ThermaPure technology to dry rapidly and sanitize structures, simultaneously. Our desire is to help RIA restoration companies broaden their scope of work and grow their businesses to new levels of success.”
RIA is in the process of developing a dedicated page on its website with details, including the full agreement, pertaining to the settlement. Additionally, RIA President, Scott Stamper, CR, has appointed a committee to formulate an RIA best practices document with recommendations for our member companies to successfully operate within the settlement agreement terms.
The Restoration Industry Association is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy, standards & professional qualifications for the restoration industry. To learn more, visit http://www.restorationindustry.org.
ThermaPureHeat is a structural pasteurization technology that is revolutionizing how we dry structures and remediate mold, bacteria, viruses, indoor air quality concerns as well as treat insects such as bed bugs and dust mites. To learn more, visit ThermaPureHeat.com or call 800-366-2022.