Announcements

Oct 31 2018

On Side Restoration Acquires STRONE

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.”

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Oct 26 2018

Groupe Meridian is now Restauration On Side (Qué.) Ltée.

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.”

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Sep 20 2018

On Side Restoration Nanaimo Welcomes Russell Hashimoto

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.

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Aug 14 2018

Moved and Bigger! On Side’s Surrey Branch now located in Port Kells

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.

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Aug 01 2018

On Side Restoration Announces New Niagara Branch Open as of July 2018

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.

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May 14 2018

On Side Employee, Justin McConville, wins 2018 NAOSH Safety Champion Award

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.

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May 09 2018

Steve Vafiades Joins On Side Restoration as Senior Project Manager

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.”

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Apr 23 2018

On Side Restoration Announces New London Branch Manager, Derek Van Geffen

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.”

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Apr 02 2018

On Side Restoration Announces New Hamilton Branch Opening April 15, 2018

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.

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Mar 23 2018

ON SIDE RESTORATION – Riding the wave of change

As published in the 2018 March Issue of Insurance People Magazine: On Side Restoration is poised for a good year in 2018. Branch expansion plans are in full swing, technological advancements are evolving, and the company is getting attention for its unique Canadian ownership model. Craig Hogarth, president and CEO of On Side Restoration Services, said, “We’re excited to turn our attention to growth after a few years of hunkering down, re-evaluating our processes and improving our internal efficiencies. Although we’re still strengthening our project-management technology and interface with Xactimate, we’re now at a level where our accomplishment is getting recognized – and more work is the result of our collective diligence.” Hogarth continued, “It’s a good feeling to stretch out again and begin to extend our reach into more parts of the country.” The company is set to open several new locations in Ontario this year, as well as a branch in Halifax, N.S., as was announced last November. The company is also looking for acquisition opportunities to supplement its expansion plans. This growth responds to insurance providers committed to supporting these new locations, which is a validation of the company’s structure and special capabilities. Despite operating over 22 branches, the company can act as one during a CAT situation. One owner, one executive team, one operations team and one system have resulted in improved communication and consistency. In the end, the company sees this focused capability as better for its clients. On Side consistently demonstrates during catastrophes that it can swiftly bring in additional resources, while its proprietary internal project-management system allows for transparent, hands-on administrative support, communication and backup – no matter where the CAT is taking place. With no shortage of challenges facing the industry, On Side has been encouraged by healthy NPS scores and climbing KPI scores. Branch by branch, On Side continues to work hard to put customers first and keep the lines of communication open. Given its growth, On Side is looking for qualified personnel who hold customer-centric values. Jobs of all types can be found at onside.ca/jobs

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