Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join
Community Search
Sign In

Sign In securely

Join RIA Now


March 2017 Webinar: New Restoration Technologies

Phoenix Award

Phoenix Award

Phoenix Award LogoSince the dawn of history, fires and floods have wreaked destruction on the homes, possessions, and lives of human beings. Even today, with all our modern advances, natural disasters still destroy our most precious possessions. The people who restore damaged property have a unique role in a setting of personal tragedy and stress; they strive to restore damaged property in the most effective way possible. Professional restorers respond to these crises every day, performing an essential human service. In order to recognize conspicuously high achievement in the area of disaster restoration, the Restoration Industry Association has established the RIA Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. Phoenix Award recipients are announced at RIA's annual convention. In addition to earning the respect of fellow RIA members, this award provides a vehicle for winners, challengers and the entire RIA membership to achieve recognition in the media and in the insurance industry for their contributions.

2017 Phoenix Award Entries

Many thanks to all who entered for our 2017 Phoenix Awards. The Call for Entries is now closed.The 2017 awards will be presented at the 2017 RIA Convention in Palm Springs on April 6, 2017. 

2016 Phoenix Award Winners

BELFOR Property Restoration - Dallas

On October 15, 2015, a two-alarm fire sparked patient evacuations at Odessa, Texas’s Medical Care System (MCH) Center for Women & Infants. An isolated electrical fire stemming from a third floor physician room, created significant fire, smoke and water damage throughout the main facility. Belfor – Dallas rose to the challenge and, following a critical timeline and adapted to vital project guidelines. The building was re-certified for patient care by the Texas Department of Health and BELFOR was able to reopen the MCH Center for Women & Infants just five weeks after the fire.



Excellence in Reconstruction – HarenLaughlin

HarenLaughlin Restoration (HLR) was invited by a property management firm and their client, the Homeowners Association of Ravello at Briarcliff, to bid for repairs to two, four story condominiums in Kansas City, Missouri with construction defect related damages.   Although only 17 structural beams and no columns were originally identified for replacement, HLR found significant damages that resulted in the replacement of 37 beams and 19 columns, as well as multiple floor joists, OSB sheathing, and structural hangers throughout the project.  The structural repairs were far more extensive than the Homeowners Association originally anticipated, yet HLR was able to promptly reconstruct the buildings while maintaining the ability of home owners to live in their residences throughout the reconstruction process. They were able to cut the costs of the project by  nearly $220,000 through the utilization of more cost-effective and efficient stucco and waterproofing techniques in the bodies of the buildings, balconies, and patio stone walls.

Past Phoenix Award Winners

  Reconstruction     Restoration
2016  HarenLaughlin    BELFOR Property Restoration - Dallas, TX
2015  Charter Construction, Inc    Kelmann Restoration
2014  Sharp & Robbins Construction, LLC    ACR, Inc.
2013  Platinum Restoration    Kelmann Restoration
2012  Belfor USA - Exton, PA    The Integrated Team
2011  Alliance Disaster Kleenup    Mellon Certified Restoration
2010  Johns Lyng Group    Spotless Carpet Cleaners and Janitorial Services, Inc
2009  Belfor – Columbus    Rolyn Companies, Inc.
2008  Sharp & Robbins Construction    Kelmann Corporation
2007  Belfor USA - Exton, PA    Begal Enterprises, Inc. - Rockville, MD
2006  N/A    Rolyn Companies, Inc. - Rockville, MD
2005  Belfor USA    N/A
2004  Kelmann Corporation - Wauwatosa, WI    A & I Fire and Water Restoration - Myrtle Beach, SC
2003  Eastern Diversified Services - Souderton, PA    Kelmann Corporation - Wauwatosa, WI
2002  Belfor    Insurance Restoration Services
2001  Woodard Cleaning & Restoration - St. Louis     First Restoration Services - Charlotte, NC
2000  N/A    Joe Arrigo Construction & Restoration
1999  First General Services    First Restoration Services - Charlotte, NC
1998  Advanced Restoration Technologies    Disaster Kleenup/Better Floors & Restoration
1997  Kelmann Corporation - Wauwatosa, WI    First Restoration Services - Charlotte, NC