Restoration Industry Advocacy Updates
Check out the latest news & updates about AGA!
Pricing Platform Feedback
The RIA's Advocacy & Government Affairs (AGA) Committee and Independent Pricing Task Force recognize the importance of restoration contractors being able to provide actionable feedback to various pricing software platforms. Check out the following resources to show you how to provide actionable pricing feedback for Xactimate and Claims Connect.
RIA President Mark Springer and Restoration Advocate Ed Cross Discuss Implications of the Acquisition of Next Gear by CoreLogic
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...
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...
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...
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
Our Greatest Need
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 Advocacy Report #1
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 Advocacy Report #2
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 Advocacy Report #3
This advocacy report outlines updates from the AGA's Pricing Subcommittee, TPA Subcommittee, Investment Subcommittee and TPC (Third Party Consultant) Subcommittee.
Restoration Advocacy Report #4
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 Advocacy Report #5
This advocacy report outlines how the AGA committee continues to make strides and move forward.
Restoration Advocacy Report #6
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 Advocacy Report #7
This advocacy report features information about AGA's positions on key issues that are adversely affecting restorers' bottom lines.