Industry News

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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Jun 24 2013

On Side Restoration Ramps Up to Support Southern Alberta

“The loss in Calgary and surrounding areas is significant. We are doing everything we can to move available resources for aid and remediation for the homes and businesses in this region”, stated Craig Hogarth, President of On Side Restoration.

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May 06 2013

On Side’s 14th Annual Ladies-Only “It’s all about fun” Vancouver Golf Tourney

On Side is thrilled to host our Industry Ladies as a huge thank you for all their hard work! In our 14th year, although we have the same vibe, we have a whole new location: Quilchena Golf & Country Club 3551 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC. Registration will take place on T-off day, Monday July 8th between 11:00am- 1:00pm with a 1:15pm shotgun start. Anticipate a fun-filled day with other ladies in the industry! Please email for further information. Hurry! This tournament fills up quickly.

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