December 5, 2023

On Side Expands in Ontario


On Side Restoration Ltd. (“On Side Restoration”, “On Side” or the “Company”) is excited to announce the acquisition of Superior Disaster Services Ltd. (“Superior Disaster”) that closed December 1, 2023. Welcoming Superior Disaster to the team as the 17th and 18th branches in Ontario, the Company will strengthen its capacity along the 401 and will extend its service offering across the province.

Superior Disaster was founded as “Superior Cleaners” in 1959 by Leonard and Wanda Martin. When Leonard retired in 1981, Andrew Martin, and Robert (Bob) Webb purchased the company and renamed and expanded it to become Superior Disaster. With more than 60 years’ experience between them, Andrew and Bob have focused on the development of their company since 1981. In addition to the 24/7 emergency response services, Superior Disaster utilizes the expertise of two specialized divisions operating under the same umbrella – Superior Cleaners and Superior Restoration and Contracting – to offer a full range of services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

Part of their uniqueness is their reputation for handling specialty and large losses, and On Side Restoration is very pleased to welcome their team to the company and to continue to innovate for customers within the Ontario market.  With the transaction, On Side welcomes 12 employees from Superior Disaster Services. Kate Sully, Regional Vice President of Ontario and Atlantic with On Side Restoration says, “with these acquisitions, it’s so much more than acquiring a brick-and-mortar location, to us the exciting part is bringing over the employees. The best and most notable part is the dedication and expertise of this group, and what that means for our shared future success at On Side.”

Andrew Martin, prior owner of Superior Disaster, and whose father and mother founded the business, looks forward to joining On Side Restoration as a Project Manager. His vast industry experience and unique skillset with specialty losses are undoubtedly an asset to the Company. He has a reputation for taking on work that others in the industry won’t. Bob Webb, prior co-owner since 1981, will temporarily join On Side Restoration as a consultant to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for both the employees and customers of Superior Disaster. When ready, Bob looks forward to retirement in the coming year.

Through the acquisition, On Side Restoration will operate out of both Superior Disaster warehouses located in Cobourg and Peterborough. These facilities have resided in the same service area for the length of time they’ve been in operation and have been a vital piece of the community and industry. The Cobourg branch is located at 578 Victoria Street, and the Peterborough location is at 666 The Parkway.

To join their growing team, the Company’s job postings can be found at https://www.onside.ca/en/careers


On Side Restoration is the nation’s leading Canadian-owned restoration company with 45 branches from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. For the past 45 years the company 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. Experienced and certified crew operate On Side Restoration’s extensive fleet of emergency response vehicles and leverage their 13,000+ pieces of specialty equipment. On Side Restoration is a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).

Sonia Manson
Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs