First Time Contractor Member Discount
The RIA is excited to offer a new First Time Contractor Member discount program making it more affordable than ever to become a member! Eligible companies receive a discounted rate of $299 USD / $25 per month for the first year of membership with the RIA.
See below for a FREE sample of one of our many exclusive member benefits!
A company whose primary activity is directly providing services involving the restoration, cleaning, mitigation, reconstruction, remediation, abatement, environmental or similar services to the built environment or its contents that has never been a member of the RIA or whose contractor membership has been lapsed for three or more years is eligible for the discount. Note that membership dues are nonrefundable.
How RIA Membership Benefits Your Business
Membership with the RIA is an investment in your business. It’s an effective way for business owners to increase their bottom line, stay up to date on the latest training and technology, and shape the future of the industry. As a member, you'll have access to all of the AGA advocacy tools, resources and position statements to help you navigate challenges related to pricing, working with TPAs and TPCs and more. You'll also be part of a broad network of industry peers with shared experiences that you can tap into for support and guidance.
- RIA Convention & Industry Expo
The RIA Convention is the industry’s premier event bringing together over 800 restoration professionals for networking, education, and to discuss the latest industry trends. The expo hall has over 120 exhibit booths with the industry's latest and greatest products and technology. You will leave this event with industry knowledge and connections that will take your business to the next level. RIA members save $200 off of convention registration.
- Advocacy (AGA) Resources
RIA's Advocacy & Government Affairs (AGA) advocates for the interests of restoration contractors, while working collaboratively and fairly with insurers and the other stakeholders involved in the restoration process. RIA members have access to AGA resources including position statements, videos and resources that will help you get paid and better navigate challenges in the insurance claims process.
- Advanced Designations & Training
RIA members receive discounted rates (over $300 in savings) on advanced designation training courses to help restoration professionals achieve the industry's premier designations: Certified Restorer (CR), Fire Loss Specialist (FLS), Content Loss Specialist (CLS), Water Loss Specialist (WLS), and Environmental Risk Specialist (ERS). On-demand and in-person training are available on a variety of technical topics.
- Regional Networking Events
Join fellow restorers in your region to network, gain business insights from industry leaders to help improve your bottom line, hear from RIA's Restoration Advocate, Ed Cross, on the RIA's advocacy efforts on behalf of restorers and much more. RIA members receive discounted rates on registration.
- Labor Calculator
RIA membership provides you free access to the Labor Calculator created by JRCC and Enlightened Restoration Solutions to help contractors understand pricing (a $100 value). This proprietary labor rate calculator will help you create your own price list.
- Discounts on Products & Services
The RIA's Affinity Partner Program leverages the association's buying power to acquire significant savings for RIA members on the products and services they use every day. Thanks to the following Affinity Partners, RIA members can save thousands of dollars through discounts and rebates on products and services. In addition to saving RIA members money, Affinity Partners provide financial support back to the RIA based on the participation achieved in these programs.
- Actionable Insights
- AiME Instant Estimate Review
- Large Loss Mastery
- One Claim Solution
- Reets Drying Academy
- Restoration Brokers of America
- Sunbelt Rentals
- Violand Management Associates
- Find a Pro Directory Listing
Set yourself apart from the competition and help consumers find your services through RIA's Find a Pro Directory.
- Restoration Blog & Industry Updates
RIA members receive the latest industry news, AGA updates (including our new legislative updates) and information through the RIA Industry Insights e-newsletter and Restoration Blog.
Check Out this Special Offer!
Are you experiencing insurance carriers and their partners attempting to prohibit you from deviating from standardized price lists like Xactimate and Claims Connect? The RIA is offering our peer reviewed Pricing Position Statement on Deviation from Standardized Price Lists for FREE to nonmembers as an example of just one of the many tools available to RIA members. Join today to gain access to the full portfolio of RIA resources and benefits!