Announcements

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. Doug Irwin, VP Western Canada stated, “We’re delighted that Mr. Hashimoto has embraced On Side as his own. We welcome his in-depth technical background and very positive approach to management. We know our Nanaimo staff and customer base are in good hands.” Mr. Hashimoto has more than 23 years of emergency restoration and remediation experience including standard IICRC training as well as environmental hazardous materials assessment and background in ESA investigation. Hashimoto has also participated in numerous in-situ and ex-stu soil remediation and ground water investigations across the country and internationally. On Side Nanaimo and their other Vancouver Island branches are also hiring. To apply for a position in Nanaimo, Victoria or Duncan, please visit On Side’s website at www.onside.ca/jobs About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 currently operates 27 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 350 emergency response vehicles, 850 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca Sonia MansonOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager905-474-3710 smanson@onside.ca Russell HashimotoOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Nanaimo Branch Manager250-753-1088 rhashimoto@onside.ca  

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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. “This 18,000 square foot contemporary building and operations centre allows us to expand our carpentry/millwork shop, implement a comprehensive contents division including fire-line and ozone chamber, as well as an expanded storage area. We now also have a dust-free paint room making us capable in providing higher quality trim, doors and specialty custom finishings. It’s really a wonderful new space for our management and operations team to convene and reach out to the public as needed.” With the move and growth the company is experiencing, On Side has indicated that the Branch has several open employment opportunities. To learn more about these roles please visit the careers section of On Side’s website www.onside.ca/jobs/ or forward your resume to hr@onside.ca  On Side’s NEW Surrey branch is located at Units 102 & 103, 9780 – 188th Street, Surrey BC. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned restoration companies, with 26 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 300 emergency response vehicles, over 800 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,500+ 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 smanson@onside.ca Peter DuhaultOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Surrey and Abbotsford Branch Manager604-501-0828 pduhault@onside.ca  

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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. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned restoration companies, with 26 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 300 emergency response vehicles, over 800 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,500+ 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 smanson@onside.ca Brandon BoydOn Side Restoration Services Ltd., Hamilton Branch Manager(226) 792-7299 bboyd@onside.ca

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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. Justin McConville, manages the in-house asbestos testing laboratory and leads the specialty remediation department. He’s attended the McCrone Research institute in Chicago Illinois to obtain asbestos identification and testing training, and has also earned his Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Victoria. Justin provides consultative support and presentations to affiliated organizations like BC Construction Safety Alliance and the FFRP (Fire, Flood, Restoration Program Technical Advisory Committee), Work Safe BC and Insurance Institute credits program. Video of the award presentation and interview with Justin can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SafetyInConstruction/videos/10155655862752861/  Ten recipients received awards this year, five individuals and five teams that make safety and health a priority in their workplace. For more info about NAOSHBC: https://naoshbc.com/ About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 currently operates 24 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 750 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ 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 smanson@onside.ca

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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.” Derek VanGeffen, London Branch Manager stated, “We’re very excited to have Steve join our London Team. His biggest strengths lay in commercial and large loss projects. Steve will also be invaluable in assisting our staff with water, fire, biohazard, and technical service related matters.” Steve Vafiades’ industry certifications include Water, Fire, Mould, Asbestos Awareness, Asbestos Worker, Supervisor, Commercial Drying, Advanced Structural Drying, Odour Control, Infection Control in Construction, & Trauma Clean Up. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 currently operates 24 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 750 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ 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 smanson@onside.ca Derek VanGeffen On Side Restoration Services Ltd., London Branch Manager (519) 652-1152 x5218 dvangeffen@onside.ca

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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.” “We’re very happy to have Mr. Van Geffen join us. His depth of expertise and knack for business development are great assets that complement our already strong and growing team. And the timing couldn’t be better, as we continue to ramp up our coverage throughout Ontario,” shared Jay Kielt, Regional Manager Ontario and Atlantic. Mr. Van Geffen’s background also includes experience gained during the 2016 Fort Mac CAT, where he spearheaded a claims support program for a team of appraisers and clients. Van Geffen proudly holds the following training certifications: OCT, AMRT, FSRT, WRT, ASD, WHIMIS, Asbestos Worker and Supervisor, with Xactimate certifications, Levels 2 & 3, already underway. Long-time industry colleagues can also attest that he plays golf with almost the same intensity as he works in the field. On Side’s London branch is located at 10-150 Exeter Road and offers 8,800 square feet to handle any fire, flood, wind or biohazard property challenge within London and its surrounding counties. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 currently operates 24 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 750 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca Sonia Manson On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager (905) 474-3710, x5112 smanson@onside.ca Derek Van Geffen On Side Restoration Services Ltd., London Branch Manager (519) 652-1152 x5218 dvangeffen@onside.ca

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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. Jay Kielt, Regional Manager Ontario and Atlantic shared “We’re excited to bring Brandon onboard to our On Side team. His depth of experience leading and orchestrating admin and service teams, as well as his technical background, are all great additions to our already strong team here in Ontario.” Mr. Kielt continued, “We’ve been ramping up our coverage across Ontario with our 6 branches, and this will continue through to 2019. Keep your eye out for more announcements as we continue to expand.” 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. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 currently operates 21 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 750 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca Sonia Manson On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager (905) 474-3710, x5112 smanson@onside.ca Brandon Boyd On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Hamilton Branch Manager (226) 792-7299 bboyd@onside.ca

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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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Jan 21 2018

On Side Restoration Ice Rinks Sponsors Family Day Weekend at Evergreen Park and Troyer Town

Grande Prairie, AB – On Side Restoration is pleased to give back to the community and host a Family Day weekend festivity at On Side Ice Rinks, complete with complementary drinks and hot dogs on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Jason L. Waine, Grande Prairie Branch Manager shared, “On Side Ice Rinks are a great place to take your family for a free skate anytime, but especially on the Family Day weekend! Our staff will be handing out food for about 3 hours from 11am to 2pm. You can also skate with The Storm between the hours of 11 and 3! And now with the RV Sport Show taking place here the same weekend, we expect this to be the place to be in city.” On Side staff will be cooking and serving up toasty hot chocolate and 500+ hotdogs for hungry attendees, as well as a few prize giveaways. Come by for a free skate and something to warm your belly! The On Side Ice Rinks are located at Evergreen Park and Troyer Town. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 22 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 700 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca For more information Sonia Manson Communications Manager (905) 474-3710, x5112 smanson@onside.ca Social Media: FB @OnSideRestoration TW @onsiderestore

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Oct 30 2017

On Side Restoration Renews 3-Year National Sponsorship Agreement with WICC

We’re In This Fight Together Vancouver, BC – On Side Restoration is pleased to announce their continued partnership as a Platinum National Sponsor with Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC). “On Side Restoration has always had a very close connection with WICC back in Western Canada. Generally we support our employees to give of their time to charitable causes, but especially to WICC. On Side staff have held positions on the WICC Board from Chair and Director roles, to volunteers on event day. We also helped originate and run the golf fundraiser for over 10 years that now proudly sports WICC’s name. Giving back and fighting alongside the insurance industry for such an important cause is what keeps us returning as a National Sponsors” stated Craig Hogarth, President and owner of On Side Restoration. This past year On Side also stepped up by entering a team in the Toronto Relay For Life (RFL) event that took place at Downsview Park in June. The On Side Allies comprised of 20 individuals made up of both On Side employees and family members. The company hopes to have even larger team turn out in 2018 and their fingers are also crossed for good weather. Marketing and Communications Manager for On Side and Communications Director for WICC Ontario Chapter’s Board of Directors, Sonia Manson stated, “It was definitely a wet relay this past summer but our spirits for the event were not dampened in the least. If anything our group was excited to share with other staff what took place and what they’re looking forward to next year. The new event format is much more family friendly with a 6pm-12am run time.” Ms. Manson, RFL Team Captain continued, “Although we raised additional funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, even more importantly we helped to raise awareness for cancer. As I get older I see more of my friends and family members being negatively impacted by this intrusive disease. It is not affecting ‘them’, an unknown individual that we’re not aware of or close to. It is affecting ‘us’ and we need to help each another. With enough focus, energy and resources, finding a cure for cancer in our lifetime is a possibility. To this end, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to take action through WICC.” As per the standard National Sponsor commitment, On Side pays $15,000 per year, for a total of $45,000 over a three year period. This is On Side’s second term committing as WICC National Sponsors. About WICC (Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade). Since the inception of WICC in 1996 over $13.7 million has been raised in support of cancer research and education. This has been achieved via industry support at WICC functions, including dinners, learning breakfasts, concerts, relays, and golf tournaments. Many individuals, companies and associations related to the insurance industry also hold or sponsor events to raise funds for WICC or directed the proceeds of their annual events to WICC. WICC’s MISSION: To mobilize the Canadian Insurance Industry in the fight against cancer by focusing on cancer research, support and education. About On Side Restoration Services. On Side Restoration 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 21 branches coast to coast from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. On Side has over 300 emergency response vehicles, 700 experienced and certified staff members, and 7,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. Further information about the Company can be found at www.onside.ca For more informationSonia Manson, Marketing and Communications Manager, On Side RestorationChair, Communications, Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC)(905) 474-3710, x5112 smanson@onside.ca Social Media:                                                                                       FB @OnSideRestorationTW @onsiderestore FB/TW @WICCOntario

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