FirstOnSite Restoration recognized as one of Canada’s best-managed companies

Toronto, ON (Feb. 26, 2013) – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s largest independent disaster restoration company, today announces it has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2012. This annual award recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the Best Managed Companies in Canada,” said Dave Demos, Chief Executive Officer, FirstOnSite Restoration. “Over the years we have strived to meet our commitment to excellence in customer service, employee engagement and innovation at every touch point. At FirstOnSite our core strength is our team and this prestigious award is testament to all their hard work.”

FirstOnSite is a restoration company that provides remediation, restoration and reconstruction services nationwide to residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company has developed operational processes that ensure costumers receive consistent, superior service from coast to coast. FirstOnSite has unmatched capabilities to respond to large-scale catastrophic (CAT) events such as the F3 tornado in Goderich, Ontario and the wild fires in Slave Lake, Alberta.

In addition, FirstOnSite is committed to innovation in technology. In 2012, FirstOnSite released mobileCT, a proprietary software for use on mobile tablet devices. This new software empowers Project Managers to gather information, develop site reports and drive the restoration job cycle directly from the field. mobileCT is FirstOnSite’s most powerful customer experience initiative to date, ultimately increasing efficiency and reducing the time to job completion.

As a result of the company’s focus on customer and employee engagement, FirstOnSite has grown year after year, expanded to the United States, and become recognized as a leader in restoration services.

“Today’s market place is not just about the investment in the product or service; it is also about the investment in people,” explained John Hughes, National leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte. “FirstOnSite invests in their team to build up a strong and sustainable company. Canada’s Best Managed Companies carries this attribute and we are pleased to say FirstOnSite is one of this year’s recipients.”

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is a national awards program, recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

About FirstOnSite Restoration

FirstOnSite Restoration is an independent emergency restoration company serving the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It has unmatched capabilities to respond when disaster strikes with both manpower and equipment calling on more than 1,100 employees, than 40 Canadian branches and the ability to provide service to commercial customers in the U.S. FirstOnSite’s corporate structure provides scale, stability and 24/7 emergency services support. The core strength of the company is its team. It looks for the best and the brightest in the industry. It invests in its people and in the communities where they live and work. FirstOnSite is an approved vendor for many leading insurance companies and commercial clients. For more information visit or call 1-877-778-6731, and follow @firstonsite on Twitter at

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Best Managed winner (one of the 50 new winners selected each year); 2) Requalified member (repeat winners retain the Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully reapplied for the designation. Companies may requalify for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review; 4) Platinum Club member (winners that maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums. For further information, visit

Source: FirstOnSite Restoration