Restoration Industry Advocacy Updates

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How to Produce Xactimate Industry Trend Reports
RIA's Advocacy & Government Affairs (AGA) Committee is excited to share this great video from Ben Justesen, President of JRCC and Chair of the AGA Pricing Task Force, on how to access Xactimate Industry Trend Reports.

RIA Releases New Position Statement on Deviation from Standardized Price Lists
The Restoration Industry Association recently released the first pricing position statement for restoration contractors. Titled, “Deviation from Standardized Price Lists,” this peer-reviewed statement examines the issue that many restorers face when insurance carriers and their partners attempt to prohibit deviations from standardized price lists. The position statement will help restorers respond to these challenges when they arise. Read More...

RIA Receives Investment from ATI Restoration, LLC
Mount Laurel, NJ, January 2021 – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce a generous $30,000 investment from ATI Restoration LLC, the nation's largest family-owned restoration contractor. These funds will be used to support the association's Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) initiatives to advance the voice of contractors in the industry. Read More...

RIA Receives Investment from Restoration Affiliates
Mount Laurel, NJ, September 2020 – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce a $25,000 investment from Restoration Affiliates (RA). This significant investment will be used to support the association’s Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) initiatives to advance the voice of contractors in the industry. Read More...

2021 Restoration Industry Trends
Phillip Rosebrook discusses AGA's work in this two-part trend series with R&R.
Part 1 | Part 2

 


Advocating for the Industry R&R Editor-in-Chief Michelle Blevins spent some time catching up with The Restoration Lawyer, Ed Cross. These days, he has another official title, The Restoration Advocate, after being hired by the Restoration Industry Association's Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee to advocate for a more equal and level playing field for restoration contractors. Read More...

AGA Thrives in 2020, Advances the Voice of the Restorer
The year 2020 has been one for the record books, and even though a pandemic has changed how we live, work, and learn, it certainly has not changed the RIA’s mission to educate, advocate, and elevate the restoration industry. Read More...

 

R&R's 2020 Restoration Industry Year in Review 
Industry leaders look at what’s happened in 2020, and predict what’s ahead of the restoration industry. Read More...

 

 

Session Shows How to Make Xactimate Work for YOU
Ben Justesen, a Xactimate Affiliate Trainer, held a virtual session during the RIA 2020 Virtual International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo to build upon attendees’ knowledge of Xactimate and how to apply it. The ultimate goal was to improve user’s skills in estimating, creating better job budgets, and work orders. Read More...

AGA Third Party Consultant Position StatementRestoration Industry Association (RIA) Announces a Release of Third Party Consultant Position Statements

The Restoration Industry Association has released a comprehensive series of position statements that address some of its members’ most-asked questions. Each of these statements have been written and peer-reviewed by experts in the restoration industry, in order to assure that the information in them is accurate and reliable in every aspect. By creating and distributing these position statements, the RIA hopes that members will be equipped with the knowledge they need to deal with some of their more delicate, on-the-job situations. Read More...

Restoration Industry AGA Town Hall Q&A Webinar

Stream the RIA Town Hall Q&A featuring Mark Springer, CR.

 

Restoration Industry Advocacy Publications & Reports

Restoration Industry Advocacy Article

Our Greatest Need
First Quarter 2019
Mark Springer, CR, CEO Dayspring Restoration and RIA board member

Mark outlines his case for a proactive approach to advocacy and how that will strengthen and sustain the restoration industry, including his seven step plan to accomplish this.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report

Restoration Advocacy Report #1 
June 1, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report outlines the AGA mission and the major steps taken by RIA to advocate for the legal and financial interests of restorers

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 2

Restoration Advocacy Report #2 
July 15, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report outlines the AGA mission and the major steps taken by RIA to advocate for the legal and financial interests of restorers.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 3

Restoration Advocacy Report #3
August 20, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report outlines updates from the AGA's Pricing Subcommittee, TPA Subcommittee, Investment Subcommittee and TPC (Third Party Consultant) Subcommittee.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 4

Restoration Advocacy Report #4 
September 20, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report outlines the major strides the AGA Committee as taken to build unity within the industry and move aggressively to level the playing field for restorers, both legally and financially.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 5

Restoration Advocacy Report #5
October 16, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report outlines how the AGA committee continues to make strides and move forward.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 6

Restoration Advocacy Report #6 
November 13, 2019
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report features information about how, month after month, the AGA Committee's movement gains momentum in a way that is unprecedented in the property repair industry.

Restoration Industry Advocacy Report 7

Restoration Advocacy Report #7
February 2020
Ed Cross, Esq. President of Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Associates and Restoration Advocate

This advocacy report features information about AGA's positions on key issues that are adversely affecting restorers' bottom lines.