Share Your Experience Working With Our Disaster Restoration Network
“Undoubtedly, Atlas has benefited from the limited partnership that we have with CDR in our role of associate member / provider of environmental consulting services. Each year our role seems to expand with Atlas having involvement in a few significant projects that occur outside of the hurricane season. Looking back in time to the point when I received general information about the CDR organization, I had my reservations about becoming fully committed to an organization that was primarily represented by major contractors in the restoration industry. However, being allowed to attend the annual conference in Panama City a few times, witness firsthand the networking, technical presentations, and other abundant opportunities to grow professionally, has eliminated any apprehensions that I initially had about the organization. Most importantly, I have personally benefited from my direct involvement with CDR members. The camaraderie, networking, and professional atmosphere maintained during meetings, is notable. Thank you Jason and Nathan for making me feel comfortable in the presence of industry leaders from the restoration industry. Atlas will always value being an associate member of your organization.”
George T. Sceniak (Atlas)
“The key to my company’s success was getting fully involved with CDR; being a part of its growth, health, and wealth; and not just attending a meeting once a year and hoping for hand-outs. I volunteered to help at all functions; join open committees; pass on information to other CDR members without strings. When my revenues increased, due to my CDR partners, I helped sponsor events financially, as well.Now, ESNJ has become one of the Key Members of the Coalition of Disaster Responders (CDR).
I personally sit on the CDR Board/ Ethics Committee and consistently try to be a part of CDR’s integrity and prosperity. Bottom line is that my efforts in CDR have been paid back sevenfold.
Beyond the growth and money, I have also been blessed with developing some of my closest, deepest and life-changing friendships with my fellow CDR members. Many of the people that you will meet within CDR are rare individuals with integrity, compassion and morality; who truly want to see others succeed in all areas of life. Joining CDR as well as embracing all that it stands for has been the most life-altering business decision that I have ever made.”
Craig Alsodrf (Emergency Services New Jersey)
“Being a part of the CDR has been life-changing. It allows for scalability to any size job without sacrificing our high standards of integrity and quality of work. The training and leadership provided by the Coalition of Disaster Responders have raised the bar for everyone in the industry. We trust coalition members with our reputation and work diligently to uphold the reputations of the great companies under the CDR banner. The CDR is like family and we are truly honored to be a part of it.”
Nathan Barnhill (Priority Response Restoration)
“I was fortunate enough to join the CDR in 2017 and at the time I did not fully understand the impact it would have on my family and our company. We were a young company eager to learn and grow within the restoration industry and I can honestly say being a member has allowed us to do just that. This industry can be tough to navigate and grow for a small business, but what is so unique about the CDR is that you have a multitude of talent, knowledge and resources at your fingertips, which gives you the confidence to take on jobs that you may otherwise not feel ready to take on. I am humbled to be part of such an amazing group of restorers, or as I often refer to it, “FAMILY”
Jason Richardson (Royal Restoration)
“My experience with my friends from CDR has been such a rewarding experience over the years. Over the past decade, we have helped countless amounts of people and businesses in their time of need. The coordination of resources from all over the country has allowed us to help people that may have not been able to find the help they needed. My colleagues have become brothers and sisters over the years and is something I cherish deeply. This has been an experience I have been honored to share over the better part of my career.”
Josh Rafter (One Way Property Restoration)
“Since the formation of CDR 10 years ago, it has been instrumental in the success of Clean Pro. Clean Pro has received the support of many peers, completing very large projects, and utilizing people who show great dedication and care when dealing with Clean Pro clients. Clean Pro has enjoyed and been successful in helping support our fellow CDR members when their area has catastrophic events. Many great friendships have been developed over the years in CDR. I take great pride in being a CDR member.”
Keith Orth (Clean Pro Restoration)
“I have been a member of CDR going back to 2015. The friendships, support, and education provided by our organization are second to none. On top of that, we have world class meetings in the spring and fall to continue to shape the organization and provide industry best practices and planning. Pulliam Restoration has grown steadily in our local market and we have traveled to most every named storm to support our fellow members. With integrity and professionalism at the forefront, it is easy to do business with members of CDR. CDR has been a big part of our overall success.
Robert Pulliam (Pulliam Restoration)
“CDR has changed our team forever. 3 years ago, Haynes and I drove down to Panama City, FL, where we met Nathan Brooks with Southern Cat Inc. The following 3 years have been such a successful run of commercial mitigation projects, and we have enjoyed being on the front lines with most of the CDR. It’s about top-notch service, brother and sisterhood, and being accountable. From the CDR supporting us to us supporting CDR members, we are forever grateful for this special opportunity.”
Putt Putman (Putman Restoration)
“The restoration profession is fast-paced, pressure-filled, and time-sensitive, because of this, partnerships are a crucial and vital part of being successful in this industry and SoCat/CDR is the one partner that I want on my team. Not only are they exceptional and top performers in their field but they bring an element that is lacking in many businesses these days. “Ethics” Restoring each property is what they are good at and called to do, but there is more to SoCat/CDR. They care! Not just about the job but the people. There have been countless times when SoCat/CDR has gone above and beyond for customers who needed more than just structural repair. When called into communities that have been devastated by disaster SoCat/CDR also takes the opportunity to fill a need where one is presented, from correcting a job that was done inadequately, to providing services to someone who paid for a repair that was never started. The word“repair” comes in many forms with SoCat/CDR and that is the true measure of their success.”