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Working with Insurance Carriers to Grow Your Restoration Business

As a restoration contractor, working with insurance carriers is a highly beneficial way to grow your restoration business. The fact is, insurance carriers need your services as much as you need their referrals. So, cultivating the right relationships can take your business to the next level. Your partnerships with carriers can boost profits, and also […]

Restoration KPIs for Quality Compliance

How do you know what’s truly working well if you can’t measure it? Everyone from the insurance carrier to the restoration contractor needs Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to determine whether to keep doing more of something when the numbers are good or less of some things when the numbers indicate that the outcome will most […]

Podcast Episode 1: The Business of Restoration with Coastal Restoration

Welcome to The Business of Restoration by Next Gear Solutions, a podcast exploring technology and best practices in the restoration industry. Today’s episode features Next Gear Solution CEO, Garret Gray and Chris Corder, the President of Coastal Restoration and Gearhart, Oregon. We hope you enjoy listening in as Garret and Chris discuss what life is […]

The Essential Guide to Drying Chambers in Water Damage Restoration

When it comes to water damage restoration, it’s unfortunate that one of the best techniques in the industry is also one of the most underused. No matter whether water damage has affected the walls, flooring, or other structural assets, there’s one method that’s powerful and delivers rapid results for drying areas: drying chambers. If you […]

Restoration Industry Expert Shares 2018 Highlights, 2019 Predictions

Conducting annual business reviews is essential to any company, but in the restoration industry, it’s the key to success. When your business thrives on disaster, you need to ensure you’re providing the best service possible, and that you’re learning from each job. Unfortunately, this is a point many companies miss. They stick to “the way […]

5 Reasons DIY Restoration Can Cost More Than It’s Worth

There’s an appealing quality to completing a task yourself. The sense of accomplishment boosts your confidence and feelings of self-worth. But when that project goes wrong, the opposite hits you ten-fold. You grow frustrated. You waste time trying to make it right. But worst of all, you spend more money than you thought you’d save […]