April 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

Derek VanGeffen
On Side Restoration Services Ltd., London Branch Manager
(519) 652-1152 x5218