RIA AGA Networking Events

Network with Fellow Restorers & Improve Your Bottom Line 

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.

2023 AGA Networking Events


MSPCA March 2023 Regional Meeting
March 16 - 17, 2023

Grandover Resort
Greensboro, NC

Registration Now Closed


MSPCA is partnering with RIA and Mikey's Board, to bring the most relevant topics to cleaners and restorers for the March meeting taking place at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC from March 16- 17! This will be a two-track meeting - one for cleaners and one for restorers, running concurrently. 

Thursday, March 16 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Restoration Track

Join Ed Cross, RIA's Restoration Advocate, for this regional focus group and deep-dive event. This is a full day of topics focusing on the rising costs of doing business and issues impacting your bottom line and in the future. This track is ideal for owners and upper management.

  • Denial of charges "for the cost of doing business"
  • Adjusters dictating restoration charges
  • The role of TPAs and Consultants and how to handle requests to modify pricing, etc.
  • Overhead and profit: the 10&10 myth
  • Regional focus group/roundtable - industry challenges & the support you need

Cameron Porter, Manager, Pricing/Property Estimating Solutions at Verisk will discuss critical issues on pricing trends, feedback mechanisms and how Verisk and restorers can work together to remedy the underlying issues in the pricing process.

  • How to effectively share pricing feedback from your market for Xactimate
  • How to generate industry trend reports to monitor Xactimate pricing in your market
  • Information on Verisk's Certified Xactimate Pricing Consultant course
  • Q&A with attendees

Leighton Healey, CEO, KnowHow will dive into the critical data uncovered in the State of the Restoration Industry survey, why restorers get 1-star reviews and what you can do.

  • How survey results will impact your business
  • The 7 reasons companies get torched online and what you can do

Friday, March 17 - 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Roundtable Discussion: IICRC Standards S700 and S300

Event also includes a cleaning track with Mike Pailliotet of Mikey's Board and Mikey's Fest, optional activities including golf, networking and Casino Night!

AGA Networking Event at ATI Restoration
February 15, 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ATI Restoration
3360 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806

Registration Now Closed

Q&A with Mike Fulton, President, Verisk Property Estimating Solutions
Whatley, President of sureti
Mike Fulton, President, Verisk Property Estimating Solutions

Innovation & Diversification
O.P. Almaraz, Allied Restoration Services Inc.

Scaling & Diversifying Your Restoration Business
Ryan Moore, ATI Restoration

How Slow Deaths Accelerate: The Fear of Artificial Intelligence
Seth Harrison & Cole Marting, Actionable Insights

Updates Impacting the Restoration Industry
Jeff Moore, ATI Restoration

RIA Advocacy Initiatives & Resources for Restorers
Ed Cross, RIA Restoration Advocate

Event also includes a facility tour, lunch and networking

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Thank you to our RIA Regional Networking Group Chairs for their support in developing these new regional AGA networking events!

Regional Networking Task Force Chair
Mitch Heitman, FIRST ONSITE

East Coast
Jay Van Deusen, 
Rainbow International of Northeastern Maryland
Jeff Jones, Violand Management Associates
Shawn Folks, Guarantee Restoration

Great Plains
Russ Palmer, 
Titan Restoration of AZ
Jon Isaacson, The DYOJO