KITCHENER/WATERLOO, Ontario – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that as of March this year Colin Harwood has been appointed Branch Manager for their Kitchener/Waterloo location. Jay Kielt, Ontario Regional Director shared that “Over the past several years Colin has been a leader and huge contributor to the growth of On Side within the Kitchener/Waterloo marketplace. We’re excited that he’s now formally moved into this strategic role, overseeing the management of our people and projects in our new, larger location.” Mr. Harwood’s 15 year emergency restoration experience spans large loss, residential, multi-residential, commercial and intuitional work. He holds his WRT, MBL and FRST certifications. “I’ve worked with On Side for over 5 years as a branch leader and project manager. We’ve seen challenging times when we’ve experienced smaller work volumes to now when it seems that we’re almost bursting at the seams with projects and new opportunities. We’re enjoying working out of our new space, just across the street from our old location, and also seeing our team’s diligent hard work and relationship building pay off,” said Colin Harwood, Branch Manager Kitchener/Waterloo. On Side’s new full service Kitchener/Waterloo Branch is located at Unit D, Washburn Drive, Kitchener, ON with 7,700 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 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 900 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 Manson On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Communications Manager (905) 474-3710 firstname.lastname@example.org Colin Harwood On Side Restoration Services Ltd., Kitchener Waterloo Branch Manager (519) 896-6700 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.
Truro, Nova Scotia – On Side Restoration Services Ltd. is pleased to announce that their new Truro Branch, to serve the Colchester County and Pictou County, will be open as of July 15, 2018. This follows the very successful opening of On Side’s Halifax branch earlier this year. The new Truro location will allow On Side to provide the same high level of coverage to central, mainland Nova Scotia.
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.”