Feb 05 2018

On Side Restoration Announces Crystal Graveson, Branch Manager of NEW Barrie, Ontario Branch

On Side Restoration is excited to announce their new branch opening as of mid-March 2018 in Barrie Ontario with industry veteran Crystal Graveson taking the helm as Branch Manager. Jay Kielt, Regional Manager Ontario and Atlantic shared, “We’re thrilled to be in expansion mode within the Ontario marketplace. The next step for On Side is to secure more work in Barrie, the Orillia region and into cottage country.” Mr. Kielt continued, “Ms. Graveson comes to us with in-depth insurance restoration experience and strong industry relationships. We couldn’t ask for a better match as we start to permeate this niche area. Our staff have quickly embraced Crystal as we’ve secured our office/warehouse space and brought her into the On Side fold.” Crystal Graveson was happy to add that she’s looking forward to “the challenge of opening a new branch with new staff and customer base.” Ms. Graveson also stated, “To orchestrate work in my own backyard with trusted trades and customers that are like family to me is a really like a dream come true.” Crystal Graveson holds her IICRC WRT, AMRT and ASD. She’s formally trained in project management and has over 21 years of industry experience. Ms. Graveson is a member of the Barrie community along with her family of five, two dogs, two pot belly pigs and a dozen chickens. Now on a mission to hire the right crew for the Barrie Branch, Ms. Graveson is accepting resumes for experienced project managers, project management assistants, operations personnel and general labour roles. Resumes can be sent to or . Their Barrie office is located at Unit 27-28 220 Bayview Drive.

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Nov 14 2017

On Side Restoration Announces New Halifax Branch Opening 2018

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is excited to announce their further expansion into the Canadian Maritimes with a new Halifax branch led by industry veteran Alex Williams, branch manager. With a successful On Side branch already in St. John’s Newfoundland, and strong contacts throughout the Maritime area, the company sees opportunities now to grow within the Nova Scotian market. Jay Kielt, regional manager Eastern Canada, shared “On Side has been in the wings for a while now waiting for the right time to enter this market. We’re pleased to report that 2018 is the year we stretch and grow. First Halifax, and next we hope to further expand within the Atlantic Provinces.” Mr. Kielt is pleased to welcome Alex Williams, branch manager, to the eastern seaboard. Mr. Williams has been with On Side over a six-years, and has over 12 years industry experience. Kielt continued, “Mr. Williams took over our Grande Prairie branch back in 2014 and quickly turned it into one of our best performing locations. We look forward to Alex’s strategic approach being applied to this new market for On Side.” “It’s very exciting for myself and my wife to be returning to the Maritimes. Born and raised not far away, we look forward to the east coast community-knit lifestyle and a fresh place to put down roots. I look forward to reaching out to the business and insurance communities in Halifax and getting to know new faces. Our office location is still getting scouted out but I’ll have boots on the ground ready to go in early 2018,” explained Alex Williams. Mr. Williams is well-versed within the emergency restoration sector. He’s worked in several positions including the field, operations manager, project manager, as well as his latest role as branch manager. Alex Williams also holds his Master Water Restorer through IICRC. Considering On Side’s growth plans in Halifax, please share the news and visit On Side’s website at to apply for project management, project management assistant, operations and general labourer roles. 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 Sonia Manson On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager (905) 474-3710, x5112 smanson[at] Alex Williams On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Branch Manager (587) 298-0353  awilliams[at]

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May 05 2016

Industry Cooperation needed in response to Fort McMurray Wildfires

Vancouver, BC – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is developing a plan to respond to the situation in Fort McMurray and the company would also like to assist with a larger mobilization of cross-industry personnel. Given the sheer scale of the Fort McMurray Wildfire event, and the pending need to get as many skilled resources on the ground as is possible, the community would strongly benefit by a cooperative approach to help bring in as many resources as possible. In reality, many companies in eastern and western Canada have been experiencing below normal claims levels. As a result, many companies may have been forced to reduce hours for experienced staff. Now with the Fort McMurray wildfires the dilemma facing these companies now is: do we send our already scarce resources north to help? Can we afford to give up these valuable and limited resources such as Management, Project Managers and Field staff? Although responding to Fort McMurray’s needs may mean increased revenue in the short-term, it could also mean falling behind with their home market needs. Failure to serve this core business could have long-term and lasting negative impact on the enterprise. For organizations that want to participate in the Fort McMurray response, but don’t currently have the capacity to release ‘teams’ of people, On Side Restoration is proposing to provide temporary employment for these company’s under-employed and available staff for work in Fort McMurray. There is potential for significant work with considerable overtime during the response effort. In return, On Side would offer compensation for referring or loaning these workers. Further, On Side would enter a non-solicitation agreement with your company where On Side would agree to not hire these employees after the Fort McMurray assignment was complete. On Side would also inform clients of the resource source to ensure the various restoration companies would receive recognition for their efforts in the response. With this arrangement, On Side would receive access to skilled field resources that support a broader coordinated industry response. Resources needed are field supervisors, carpenters, water technicians, contents and cleaning, as well as skilled restoration labour. The companies providing resources will be recognized for helping respond to this unprecedented disaster while still being able to retain their focus on their home market. Under-utilized or available resources can be fully utilized which can help staff retention, without risk of competitor recruitment. On Side Restoration sees this as a positive and plausible coordinated effort and the company asks for your input on how to make this program work. Interested companies or parties should contact Samantha Barton with On Side Restoration. CONTACT: Samantha Barton, On Side Restoration Services Ltd. or 888-663-6604

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May 26 2015

Crescent Beach Neighbourhood House Receives Facelift Complements of BCAA and On Side Restoration

Surrey, BC – In support of BCAA’s fourth annual Volunteer Day held on Tuesday, May 26th, On Side Restoration partnered with BCAA to lend a hand in beautifying the Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Crescent Beach, Surrey BC. 

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Dec 16 2014

St. John’s Branch is now registered for Asbestos Remediation Abatement in Newfoundland

St. John’s, NL – New skills and upgraded training are among the latest changes taking place at On Side Restoration’s St. John’s branch. Specialties now include asbestos handling to make emergency mitigation and rebuild requirements faster and easier for their clients and customers.

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Dec 10 2013

Amandio Contreiras, COO in Vancouver Office

Amandio Contreiras, COO in Vancouver Office

Amandio Contreiras joined On Side Restoration Services in their Vancouver head office as their new Chief Operating Officer.

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Sep 16 2013

Announcement – Peter Duhault, NEW Medicine Hat Branch Manager

Native to the Medicine Hat area, Peter brings home town knowledge and a valuable construction-related background to support him in his new role with On Side.

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Jul 15 2013

Rescheduled! – On Side’s 4th Annual Ladies-Only Okanagan Golf Tournament – July 25th

July 25th is the rescheduled date! Thank you to those who did the sun dance – it worked! On Side Restoration is pleased to announce their SOLD OUT 4th annual Okanagan, Ladies-Only 9-hole Golf Tournament. This fun event, fully hosted by On Side as our thank you to our Industry Ladies, is happening recheduled for Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club. Registration will take place between 1:45pm-2:45pm with a 3:00pm shotgun start. Ladies please don’t forget to bring your toonies and bills for raffles, putting contents, a 50/50 draw and more! Any money raised will be put towards our Christmas Fund, used for families in need. The Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club is located at 9401 Highway 97 North, Vernon, BC Thank you to everyone who has signed up. On Side looks forward to spending the day with you! Any questions or transportation enquiries please call Julie Raine at (250) 491-8232 or email her at

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Jul 11 2013

Temporary Village Houses On Side Restoration Workers After Calgary Flood

On Side has brought in approximately 200 skilled sub trades to assist their already large workforce serving the Calgary area.

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Jul 11 2013

CTV Reporter Kathy Le interviews On Side Restoration

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for flood related scams and schemes. Kathy Le checks it out. Read more:

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