DRI: If we're good enough for Dr. Phil . . .

TV’s most famous doctor, Dr. Phil, known for helping those in need, called on the experts at DRI when a shoot was in danger due to flooded basement.

“Dr. Phil called us up and asked if we could help out,” a spokesperson for DRI said. “We were happy to do it.”

DRI’s staff responded, cleaned up the basement and even helped the woman find a company to replace her water heater. The taping of the segment went on as scheduled.

“Our new motto is, ‘If we’re good enough for Dr. Phil, we should be good enough for you,” joked a DRI spokesman.

Dr. Phil’s team gave a shout out to DRI during the show that aired in mid-February.

Don't Get Frozen Over!

January 11, 2011 Info

Call DRI and get your cold weather water problems solved!

DRI crews are standing by 24/7 to assist you in drying and repairing cold weather water damage. We are Colorado’s #1 water damage restoration company. Working with DRI will save you time and money. Plus, we’ll be on your site in an hour or less!

Give us a call at 303-657-1400 or 1-800-475-FIRE (3473) Toll Free.

Once again, DRI is a stalwart of 2010 Fire Leadership Challenge

The Annual Colorado Fire Leadership Challenge was recently held at The Keystone Resort & Conference Center in scenic Summit County and Disaster Restoration, Inc. was proud to be involved. In fact, DRI was the only vendor to host a social reception for all participants.

The conference drew Fire chiefs, personnel and staff from more than 30 Colorado fire departments.

During the reception DRI sponsored two giveaways: one for a package of Omaha steaks and another for a day of golf at The Ranch. The golf package was so popular DRI ended up offering three.

Chief Chuck Wisecup from Oak Creek Fire near Steamboat was the winner of the steak package. Fire departments in Littleton, Milliken and Cunningham won the golf outings.

DRI also continued its tradition of kicking off its 2011 Scholarship campaign. You can read more about that here.

DRI is proud of its public/private partnership with emergency service workers and looks forward to many more years of continued good work.

Restoration Logistics now accepting applications for 2011 Colorado Fire Service Scholarship

For six years now Disaster Restoration, Inc. has provided scholarships to outstanding children and grandchildren of Colorado’s active fire service personnel.

We are pleased to announce that tradition will continue in 2011.

“Having been on scene too many times to count and witnessing first-hand this repeated dedication, devotion to duty and, in many cases, outright heroism, DRI set out to find a way to recognize those vast efforts,” DRI spokeswoman Jamie Bruce said. “The Colorado Fire Service Scholarship Fund is a perfect way to do just that.”

The goal of the fund was to provide scholarships not only to good students, but to those who exhibited exceptional achievement, going above and beyond their peers, just as their firefighter family members go above and beyond the call of duty.

To date, DRI has helped fund the higher education dreams of 13 students. In all, DRI has awarded more than $75,000 in college scholarship funds.

To apply, find out more about the scholarship or to read about past recipients, please click here.

Restoration Logistics' Jamie Bruce brings aid to Haiti

January 12, 2010, 4:52 p.m.: Life is normal on the small island nation of Haiti.

January 12, 2010: 4:53 p.m.: Nothing is normal about life on the small island nation of Haiti.

Seared into the vernacular on that date and time are words Haitians already knew but seldom contemplated: words such as epicenter, Richter scale and homeless.

Now, almost a year after a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake tore through the capital (the epicenter was a scant 16 miles from Port-au-Prince), many in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation are trying still to put their lives back together.

Conservative estimates say the quake affected three million people. The Haitian government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless. They also estimated that 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings, including the presidential palace, had collapsed or were severely damaged.

Click here to find out more about Christian World Outreach. To see a video of the Haiti trip click here.

Disaster Restoration, Inc.’s Jamie Bruce spent a week in Haiti as part of a group from Centennial, Colorado-based Christian World Outreach. DRI along with other family and friends generously donated money for building materials, for Jamie and her group to build a house for a Haitian cook and her children and to repair the drainage system at a Christian School. The team also delivered school supplies and shoes for a rural school of 200 children.

The sights and sounds Jamie encountered in Haiti left a lasting impression.

“The people of Haiti just want the same basic things we want,” Jamie said. “They want a chance to work, provide for their family and an education for their children so they can make a better life for themselves.”

“Unfortunately, some people have a misconception when they see the rioting that these people just want a handout,” she said.

Fresh water is scarce. Jamie and her group went on daily excursions to find bottled water to purchase. She saw street vendors selling chickens with the butchered remains at their feet. Cholera is rampant.

“These are people that are living in a civilized western country but are forced to live in uncivilized conditions,” Jamie said. “More than 1 million are still living in tent cities.”

Many feel the government, which by even the most liberal standards would qualify as corrupt, hasn’t done enough to help its citizens recover. The cholera outbreak, many feel, could have been prevented had the government stepped up. “They really haven’t provided since the earthquake,” Jamie said. “There’s no sanitation (in the tent cities). Most of the tents are surrounded by garbage. Everything is sold in the streets. People don’t want to go back into the buildings because they are afraid.”

Jamie said this trip, made possible in part through the generosity of DRI, has taught her many things, but one of the most important is this: “The more you have, the less resilient you are. These people are so resilient and the children are really happy.”

If you have a sewer backup or other sewage problem call Restoration Logistics Boulder immediately.

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Horrible Situation Made Effortless

November 10, 2010 From Clients

Dear DRI,

I want to thank everyone in your company for the work that was completed at our house.  I especially want to thank Kevin and Josh for their kindness and patience.  You made a horrible situation effortless on my part.  I really appreciate a job well done.


Kat Priest

"Recommend Without Reservation"

August 9, 2010 News

Dear DRI,

I am writing to commend your staff for a job well done. In December 2007 we had a major flood in our crawl space from a broken pipe. Your representatives responded to our call immediately. They were professional and engendered our confidence.

I particularly want to mention Justin Blackburn, Dan Travers and Dan O’Callahan. These gentlemen were outstanding in their expertise in dealing with the situation. Mr. Blackbird’s ability to deal with the insurance company was especially helpful. He clearly understands how insurance company people think and was able to guide the situation in a direction that ultimately benefited me.

During the process of figuring out how to proceed and whom to believe, I interacted with several companies who ultimately proved themselves to be inferior, lacking in expertise, or just plain dishonest. Mr. Blackburn made many observations which withstood critical scrutiny and kept me on the right path. This was all before we decided with whom to entrust our remediation.

Mr. Blackburn was also helpful to me in sharing his understanding of how things get done within the insurance world. I feel his input resulted in maximizing my reimbursement from the insurance company. I was present with the insurance company’s representatives and Mr. Blackburn while they discussed various aspects of our remediation. He was artful in his interactions with them.

In summary we were very pleased with all aspects of our remediation and would recommend DRI without reservation.

Sincerely yours,

Gerald Kirshenbaum, MD, MHA

Aurora, CO

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