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RIA Awards

RIA Awards

Phoenix Award

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.

Innovation in Restoration: The Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration is awarded to a contractor or firm for a residential or commercial restoration project, which does not include building reconstruction, but may include the restoration and/or remediation of a structure and its contents. 

Innovation in Reconstruction: The Phoenix Award for Innovation in Reconstruction is given to an individual contractor or firm for work on a project that may encompass some restoration, but generally requires significant rebuilding of the structure.



2019 Phoenix Award Winners:

Innovation in Restoration – Regency DRT/DKI

Innovation in Reconstruction – Charter Construction


To view a list of past award winners, click here. To read a full feature article on the winning project, visit the C&R Hub.

The 2020 Call for Entries is not yet available. Check this website regularly to see when the 2020 Call for Entries is posted. Additionally, the Call for Entries will be included in C&R UpdateClick here to sign up for C&R Update.


Martin L. King Award

Presented to individuals who are recognized for their exceptional service and dedication to restoration.

2019 Award Winner:

Jack A. White, CR, WLS from Rainbow International 

For a list of past recipients of the Martin L. King Award, click here


Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award

Presented for the best article submitted to our award-winning publication, Cleaning & Restoration.

2019 Patricia L. Harman Golden Quill Award Winner:

Jeffrey Gross for his article Estimating: An Art or a Science?

 Read his article in the January 2018 edition of C&R Magazine