- About RIA
Since 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.
2014 Phoenix Award Winners
Excellence in Restoration – ACR, Inc
A plumbing-related failure released water that affected 3,200 sq. ft. of a 6,400 sq. ft. gym and resulted in significant cupping and warping. Moisture content was restored to normal levels in 5 days and the floor restored to pre-loss condition, saving 80% over the cost of replacement.zzz
Excellence in Reconstruction – Sharp & Robbins Construction, LLC
A 200-foot portion of a building’s brick façade fell from the second floor of a condominium. An inspection revealed severe degradation of the wooden structural members and many defective practices. Sharp & Robbins was able to return the building to a safe, saleable condition without displacing the residents of the 39 occupied units.