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04/21/2017
When it comes to selecting a disaster restoration provider, decisions often quickly gravitate toward price. Of course, price is an important consideration in any business decision, but usually you get what you pay for. And it’s important to remember that cost savings can disappear in the face of shoddy work, accidents or other issues. Moreover, when insurance is paying the bill, what’s most important is that you are getting a fair price and your insurance company recognizes the...
04/17/2017
Interstate is looking forward to seeing you at RIMS in Philadelphia next week. Be sure to come by our booth 743 in between your sessions to say hello and re-energize with our oxygen bar. We will have our dedicated team on hand to help you with any questions you may have about large loss recovery and general contracting services in your area. In addition, this year we will again be donating to Mercy Housing – a national nonprofit working to build affordable, service-enriched housing for...
04/10/2017
Be the first to get an insider’s look into the how’s and why’s of the latest 2017 hurricane season predictions. We invite you to attend our free webinar on Wednesday, April 12th at 12:00 PM PST to hear from Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist with the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Phil will discuss the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions, released just last week, in a short 30-minute webinar. In addition, Dr. Phil will expand...
04/06/2017
With the 2017 hurricane season officially beginning in a just a few short months (June 1st), The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU) has released its first official forecast of what we can expect to see this year. Be sure to sign up for Dr. Phil’s upcoming webinar on 4/12 to delve deeper into the below predictions. The April 6th report details the number of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes we may see this year. To better understand the most...
03/28/2017
Spotting hail damage can be tricky. If you don’t know what to look for, you can easily overlook some important vulnerabilities, leading to additional damage and expenses. With an already active hail season underway in a number of states throughout the U.S., now is the time to start planning your “what if” hail scenario.  Watch our latest video to see how Interstate can help you with the hail claims process: Sources: A Year in Review: 2016 Notable Weather Events 2015...
03/21/2017
We look forward to seeing you at PLRB in Boston next week! Stop by the Interstate booth, #1407, to say hi and grab a free cup of hot coffee. Not a fan of coffee? Plug-in to one of our complimentary device charging stations and relax while you recharge. See you soon! Five Fun Facts about Boston: Boston is home to the oldest public park in the United States which dates back to 1634. "Happy Hours" are against the law. Boston was home to the first US...
03/13/2017
While hurricanes typically only occur in the Atlantic from June thru November, tornadoes are a year-round threat. On average, approximately 1,250 tornadoes occur in the United States every year. The most active month is May with about 275 tornadoes on average, while the least active month is February with an average of about 30 tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day, although their frequency tends to peak between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time. Every state in the United States has...
03/06/2017
“Life is full of surprises” is one of those phrases that’s tough to hear when you’re already having a bad day. It can be especially frustrating after a disaster, when simply processing what just happened is more than enough to deal with. Yet the reality is that after a disaster, the surprises usually come fast and furious at a time when you’ll want to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible. That’s why we wanted to share a few things...
02/27/2017
Interstate Restoration is thrilled to announce our latest acquisition of American Builders in Toledo, Ohio. American Builders is a well-known fixture in the Toledo area providing professional service, extensive experience and timely response for over 30 years. “We are excited to welcome another reputable company to the Interstate family,” said Interstate EVP Adam Becker. “American Builders has a long history in the Toledo area and will provide our clients with additional...
02/20/2017
If one of your important suppliers experienced a disaster, does your business have a backup plan in place? If you answered no, you’re definitely not alone. Most organizations lack clear visibility into their supply chain, let alone a plan for addressing supply chain disruptions.1 Why it’s Time to Take a Close Look at Your Supply Chain We all know that the global economy is more interconnected than ever. And the fact that it runs relatively smoothly most of the time may be giving...