Oakville, ONTARIO – On Side Restoration grows again in Ontario with the acquisition of STRONE. Craig Hogarth, President and CEO, On Side Restoration shared that “We’re very pleased to announce that as of this week, On Side has reached an agreement to acquire STRONE Restoration. We’ve been seeking to make a greater impact on our Ontario footprint versus just green fielding as we have been over this past year. By having the STRONE team join forces with our staff, On Side is well on its way to becoming even stronger in this Eastern market. Our customers are demanding a larger national presence so this is a very positive next step for us. Growing branches in other provinces, such as in the Atlantic, are on the horizon as well.”
Montréal, QUÉBEC – On Side Restoration has expanded its reach yet again in Eastern Canada, this time in a completely new province with the acquisition of Groupe Meridian, a Québec-based restoration company. “We’re very pleased to announce the purchase of Groupe Meridian,” stated Craig Hogarth, President and CEO, On Side Restoration. “Quebec is of course a completely new market for us and with it will come new lessons to be learned. However we will start in Montréal and expand in the province as quickly and effectively as we can to best offer the national presence that our customers are demanding.”
Nanaimo, BC – On Side Restoration Services is pleased to share the good news that Russell (Rusty) Hashimoto has joined their organization as their Nanaimo Branch Manager. “My diverse background encompasses operations of all kinds, field property claims and emergency restoration across Vancouver Island. In working with On Side Restoration as a field adjuster on multiple projects, I was reminded of the personal satisfaction I get from performing a hands on, exceptional job for the end customer. Home and business owners need a team they can believe in when a loss takes place. The On Side team truly cares and ensures that the customer comes first. I’m excited to now be leading the Nanaimo Branch,” stated Russell Hashimoto, Branch Manager Nanaimo.
Surrey, BC – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce they’ve moved their Surrey Branch to a new, larger, and more modern facility located in the Port Kells’ neighbourhood. Peter Duhault, Branch Manager for both their Surrey and Abbotsford Branches claims that “We’ve been searching for a new location that would strategically offer us the location and space needed to expand and further support our greater community. Setting down roots in Port Kells will allow us to service a large geographic area encompassing Surrey, Delta, District of Langley, Pit Meadows and Maple Ridge. On Side’s Vancouver and Abbotsford Branches will still continue to service the Lower Mainland as well.
NIAGARA, Ontario – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that their new Niagara Falls/ St. Catharine’s Branch, which serves the Niagara Peninsula Region is now open as of late July 2018. The On Side Niagara Branch reports to Brandon Boyd, Hamilton Branch Manager, and is taking on business at their newest location. On Side’s full service Niagara Region Branch is located at 6537 Kister Road, Niagara Falls with over 4,500 square feet to handle all residential and commercial emergency property restoration challenges.
Truro, Nova Scotia – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that their new Truro Branch, to serve the Colchester County and Pictou County, will be open as of July 15, 2018. This follows the very successful opening of On Side’s Halifax branch earlier this year. The new Truro location will allow On Side to provide the same high level of coverage to central, mainland Nova Scotia.
VANCOUVER, BC – Supporting NAOSH Week this year (May 6-12 2018) On Side Restoration also has reason to celebrate. The North American Occupational Safety and Health Committee selected On Side’s own Justin McConville as a recipient for the 2018 NAOSH Safety Champion award. Mr. McConville has worked for On Side Restoration for the past 14 years in the hazardous materials field as well as the health and safety environmental divisions. Mr. McConville was nominated because of his high level of commitment to safety and the industry experience he has brought to the Fire and Flood Restoration Program, Technical Advisory Committee (FFRP-TAC). Just last month, Justin also presented a valuable presentation on Asbestos at the Occupational Disease Symposium.
LONDON, Ontario – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that as of late April 2018, Steve Vafiades has joined their London team, reporting into Derek VanGeffen, Branch Manager. “I’ve been in this industry since I was 16 years old and basically with the same company for the past 19. Although shifting to another company was a difficult decision for me, I just felt I needed a change. When I looked across the industry at emergency property restoration providers, On Side stood out to me given their technological strength and advancements to gain continued process efficiencies,” explained Steve Vafiades, Senior Project Manager. “I love that On Side is growing its Eastern Canadian presence and I feel I can grow with it.”
LONDON, Ontario – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that Derek Van Geffen has joined On Side as Branch Manager for the London, Ontario branch. Mr. Van Geffen, a London Ontario native, shared that “Having forged new ground on the claims side, managed large property loss projects, and having led business development initiatives, stepping into this key role for On Side London now is a logical next step.”
HAMILTON, Ontario – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce their continued Ontario expansion with a new Hamilton Branch led by Brandon Boyd, Branch Manager. The Hamilton Branch will service the Greater Hamilton Region, Brantford, Burlington and St. Catharine’s/Niagara. “I’ve been searching for my next career challenge within the emergency property sector and On Side fit the bill on multiple levels: a strong national player, healthy corporate culture and growth focused. Having handled large complex losses in my prior roles, the next natural step for me is to manage a new branch from the ground up. Our solid team is growing weekly and we look forward to accepting claims in our branch starting April 15th” stated Brandon Boyd, On Side Hamilton Branch Manager.