HAMILTON, ON – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is happy to announce a couple of changes that have taken place in their Hamilton Branch. Chris Stone has been appointed the Hamilton Branch Manager and Brandon Boyd has taken the reins in their commercial large loss division, as Senior Project Manager. Chris Stone originally joined On Side in November 2018 with the acquisition of Strone Restoration where he worked for almost 15 years. Chris has learned from various leaders over his 20 year restoration career and has held various positions including technician, estimator, coordinator, project manager, branch manager as well as regional roles. Chris said “My move to the Hamilton Branch marks a new chapter in my career and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We have excellent staff in this office and I’m excited to help grow this branch together with them.” Chris holds his IICRC certifications in AMRT, ASD, WRT, FSRT and OCT. “We’re excited to have Chris move into this management role at the Hamilton branch where he can stretch and challenge our staff supported by the continued inroads we’ve been achieving in this region,” said Jay Kielt, Regional Director Ontario and Atlantic. Jay continued, “It’s also great having Brandon now shift into a more hands-on, large scale projects role. Brandon is talented in making our customers feel at ease in the thick of an emergency. His technical expertise and crew alignment skills provide incredible support for our valued clients. The branch is only a year old and he’s been instrumental in getting our thriving branch to where it is today.” Brandon Boyd started out as a water and environmental technician and naturally evolved into project management roles, adding more complexity as he built his career. He holds numerous certificates including: Type 3 Asbestos Remediation Technician, Level 3 Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Water Restoration Technician as well as Health and Safety Technician. On Side’s Hamilton is located at Unit 9, 680 Tradewind Drive, Ancaster, ON and offers 7,000 square feet to handle all emergency property restoration challenges within the Greater Hamilton Area. The Hamilton Branch will continue to service the Greater Hamilton Region, Brantford, and Burlington areas. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned restoration companies, with 33 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Since 1979 On Side has been restoring damaged homes and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Proprietary internal systems include eClaim, a transparent web-based file management software program, and On Side LiVE, their 24 hour, customizable emergency call centre. On Side has over 680 emergency response vehicles, over 1,200 experienced and certified staff members, and 10,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca Sonia MansonOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager(905) 474-3710, x5112 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris StoneOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Hamilton Branch Manager (905) 357-2543 email@example.com
Montréal, QUÉBEC – Amandio Contreiras, Chief Operating Officer with On Side Restoration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Robitaille to the position of Regional Director, Québec. In his new role with On Side Restoration, Mr. Robitaille will provide key senior leadership and direction to achieve the strategic goals for growth and operational excellence in Québec. Emmanuel’s expertise in sales, operations, change management, strategic planning, talent development, and financial analysis will be invaluable to On Side as the organization continues to grow within the Québec marketplace. “I am excited about leading On Side’s Québec Region, continuing to build upon the company’s solid culture of delivering quality, customer-centric work. On Side has built an enviable reputation as the leader in the industry, consistently investing in technology and its people. It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented team,” says Mr. Robitaille. Mr. Contreiras shared that “We continue to strengthen our strategic management team to manage our growth targets and allow our branches to maintain their focus on project requirements as well as best in class customer service customer care. Emmanuel adds further depth to our already talented roster of management personnel.” To fulfill his mandate, Mr. Robitaille will draw upon his knowledge and experience developed via previous senior leadership roles. Prior to joining On Side Restoration, Mr. Robitaille held several senior positions in the restoration industry including VP Business Development with GUS Group, National Director, Business Development with Paul Davis Canada, as well as ownership of a building maintenance and renovation/mitigation business. He holds a BBA from HEC Montréal. Mr. Robitaille will be based out of On Side’s Montréal office. About On Side Restoration. On Side Restoration Services is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned restoration companies. Since 1979 On Side has been restoring damaged homes and businesses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Proprietary internal systems include eClaim, a transparent web-based file management software program, and On Side LiVE, their 24 hour, customizable emergency call centre. Today with its head office located in Vancouver, BC, the Company operates 33 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 600 emergency response vehicles, 1,100 experienced and certified staff members. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca Sonia MansonMarketing & Communications Managersmanson@onside.ca(905) 474-3710
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.
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.”