On Side Supports Restoration Industry Association with Enterprise Canada Membership

Mt. Laurel, NJ (July 1, 2024) – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is pleased to announce and formally welcome the association’s newest Enterprise Canada Member, On Side Restoration. RIA Enterprise Canada Membership is open to regional, national, or international companies who have single or multiple locations who are engaged in providing services involving the restoration, mitigation, reconstruction, remediation, abatement, environmental, cleaning, or similar services to the built environment or its contents. The financial support provided by RIA Enterprise Members helps support programs and services for restoration professionals including the association’s advocacy work. The RIA advocates for the interests of restoration contractors and helps create and maintain equity between restorers, insurers, and their partners.

Across Canada, On Side Restoration has been expertly restoring damaged homes and businesses, 24/7, every day for over 45 years. They are the nation’s leading Canadian-owned restoration company with 45+ branches from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Since 2018, On Side has operated within the province of Quebec where the company continues to expand and offers property restoration solutions, particularly in the large loss/commercial sector. Nationally, On Side operates as a complete contractor by leveraging their highly versatile Special Projects team who quickly mobilize to support all types of construction, from major loss events in health care and multi-family, to commercial and industrial settings.

The company responds to property challenges related to fire, flood and wind damage, hazardous materials remediation, vandalism, accident and trauma sites, for both residential and commercial properties. Proprietary internal systems include eClaim, a transparent web-based file management software program, and their 24-hour emergency call centre. Experienced technician and trade level certified crew of 1,750+ operate the company’s extensive fleet of emergency response vehicles and leverage over 15,000 pieces of specialty equipment.

Doug Irwin, Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations shared, “For over four decades On Side has been about people. We pride ourselves in getting our customers back to experiencing their worlds as they know them and right siding the chaos that comes with property loss. But to do this right, we rely on our people who are steeped in empathy and are driven to make things right for those in need.” Mr. Irwin continued, “Amping up our membership to become an Enterprise Canada Member with RIA is an important next step in broadening our reach and supporting the families and businesses who rely on us every day.”

About RIA

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy, standards & professional qualifications for the restoration industry. With an extensive network of professionals working towards similar goals, RIA has become a trusted resource of knowledge for those involved in cleaning and restoration. For more information, visit www.restorationindustry.org.

About On Side Restoration Services

On Side Developments Ltd. (“On Side Restoration”, “On Side” or the “Company”) has been working alongside those in need with unparalleled service since 1979 and is the nation’s leading Canadian-owned restoration firm with over 45 branches from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The company is driven to get families back to family time, businesses back to doing business, and communities back to being a community. With a belief grounded in the fact that restoration is not about things but about people, the company continues to expand its footprint across Canada to better serve their loyal customer base. On Side Developments Ltd. is a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC). For more information, visit www.onside.ca.

Source: On Side Restoration Services Ltd.

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