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The Claim Clinic

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Insurance Claims and Restoration focused program. The Claim Clinic aims to educate the property damage restorers of the world through interviews with legendary Disaster Recovery experts.

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Insurance Claims and Restoration focused program. The Claim Clinic aims to educate the property damage restorers of the world through interviews with legendary Disaster Recovery experts.

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Great show production

By MommyMalia - Apr 29 2015
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It's nice to hear a fresh point of view.

Wonderful Material!

By Natasha0312 - Apr 29 2015
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Great job Andy, there’s some in depth and valuable information here!

iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
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1

Great show production

By MommyMalia - Apr 29 2015
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It's nice to hear a fresh point of view.

Wonderful Material!

By Natasha0312 - Apr 29 2015
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Great job Andy, there’s some in depth and valuable information here!
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The Claim Clinic

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Insurance Claims and Restoration focused program. The Claim Clinic aims to educate the property damage restorers of the world through interviews with legendary Disaster Recovery experts.

Rank #1: Xactimate Training with Alena Wilson and XM8 Mastery

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Xactimate plays an integral part in everything we do as Insurance Claims Professionals. Alena Wilson teaches this old dog some new tricks.

I'm having problems uploading to my podcast host, so I'll come back to fill in the show notes.

Dec 03 2016

29mins

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Rank #2: Restoration Rebel Roundtable for 8/7/18 - How Rebels Get Paid

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Restoration Rebel Roundtable 8-7-18: How Rebels Get Paid
Restoration Rebels don't mess around when it comes to getting paid for the work they do. So why should you?
Another RRR brought to you by The Claim Clinic
YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/c8_qqcRoT0s

~ Andy McCabe runs an Xactimate estimating and property claims consultancy called Claims Delegates. He is currently accepting new client applications from contractors needing help with Xactimate: http://www.claimsdelegates.com/ClientIntake
www.ClaimsDelegates.com

Claims Delegates writes Xactimate estimates for contractors across the country. They also consult on Large Loss and CAT events.
http://www.claimsdelegates.com/xactimateestimates/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaimsDelegates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/claimsdelegates

The 24HR TECH mitigation documentation system: www.waterdamageprofit.com This training system and documentation package will help you train techs faster and get paid more for mitigation projects. The 24HR TECH on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NVpZ9Y

The Claim Clinic Podcast: www.theclaim.clinic
iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-claim-clinic/id982839824?mt=2

#RestorationRebels http://restorationrebels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RestorationRebel
Rebel Country Store: https://restoration-rebel.myshopify.com
www.AIRestore.org
What is Restoration 2.0 https://youtu.be/VlocUcn-L6g

Aug 08 2018

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Rank #3: Xactimate Estimating with Jerry Colosimo & Bidwrite Consulting

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Jerry Colosimo with BidWriteConsulting.com sat down with me to talk shop. Jerry works for restoration contractors performing on-site scope takeoffs and writing estimates in Xactimate.

It was great to talk with Jerry. He has more experience in restoration than I do and I appreciate that he didn't rub it in.

He and I mostly talked about what it means to hire someone to write your insurance repair estimates for you. I've written about the subject a couple times here and here, so I won't repeat myself.

What I will say is that it was real nice to sit down with Jerry and talk about the things we do. The struggles of entrepreneurship are the same, whether you are running a restaurant or a consulting business. There are a lot of ups & downs and a quite a bit of wondering whether what we're doing is right or wrong.

Both Jerry and I started our estimating businesses without knowing for sure whether the market would be receptive. I can say that my reception from the "establishment" was less than cordial at first. But we both pushed through, due in no small part to a group of restoration contractors and mentors who also believed what we believe: that there is more than one way to do things.

I would be remiss not to mention my good friend, George Simon, with Craftmaster Restoration. George hires Jerry to write his Xactimate estimates for the restoration projects he runs. George is also the reason I met Jerry in the first place. Craftmaster Restoration and George Simon are both wonderful examples of running a business from the heart based on principle and strong ethics. Thank you George and Jerry.

And thank YOU for reading and listening. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, please head over to Twitter and/or Facebook and let me know.

This week's prescriptions from Jerry Colosimo:

  • Do Good Work
  • You have to market - get involved in organizations like BOMA
  • Give marketing person the time it takes to build business in your market

How to Contact Jerry:

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerry-colosimo/b/852/87a

Phone (Bidwrite Consulting) - 440-596-9228

Email (Bidwrite Consulting) - jerry@bidwriteconsulting.com

Jun 14 2015

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Rank #4: Gerry Edtl Consulting and the NEW Agent Marketing

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http://gerryedtl.com/
WHAT WE DO: Since 2007 we’ve helped Disaster Restoration owners and key leaders all over the United States transform insurance agents into life long referral sources to generate leads, add clients and increase revenue.

HOW WE DO IT: We provide a new Insurance Agent Marketing system that enables you to change your POSITION from an outsider, to a Member Of The Agents Team!

WHO WE WORK WITH: Disaster Restoration Businesses who want to Break-free from Claim Department TPA’s, Break-into Insurance Restoration even more, or Break-out from the “Herd” of competitors.

Gerry Edtl literally grew up in the Disaster Restoration industry. His dad owned a franchise in Oregon, and his formative years were spent doing door-to-door sales, cleaning, and working as a technician.
Gerry came to uniquely understand the international franchising business by serving 34 years with ServiceMaster. For nineteen years he worked as a franchise turnaround specialist. His unique ability to bring out the highest levels of productivity in each team member has made him a highly sought after business development leader. In fifteen years as a business consultant, international speaker, educator, and seminar presenter, Gerry developed multiple sales and customer service programs that earned him the respect of business owners and their key managers.
Gerry’s ability to work with teams has enabled him to successfully turn around every business he has worked in during his career.
Gerry’s hobby is volunteer umpiring for Little League Baseball and Softball. He was selected to umpire at the 2013 Little League World Series, Junior Softball in Kirkland, WA. He has been married to his wife Lynn for 40 years.

http://gerryedtl.com/services/
615.948.3065

Apr 19 2018

44mins

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Rank #5: EPS18 - Modern Marketing with Dan York of Stellar eMarketing

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Why is your marketing and advertising program not generating the results you want? Is it working for a friend of yours company but not yours? Why is that? This seminar undercuts all of the modern online marketing technologies and teaches you the fundamentals that none of were ever taught. Fundamental that can make or break the success of your marketing program.

Company Blurb: Stellar-eMarketing, Inc, @ www.water-damage-marketing.com has specialized in marketing the water damage industry online for almost a decade and is one of the most recognized in the industry having delivered successful programs to literally hundreds upon hundreds of water damage restoration companies all over the world.
“Internet marketing is cramped with faceless companies that have forgotten about the business basics that made American Business great. Not us. We actually take your calls, know who you are, care about your ROI, set real & achievable expectations while actually doing the industry-leading work that we’ve sold you. While this all sounds obvious, we’ve all experienced otherwise with companies we’ve used out there.

No one lasts long on our team if they don’t share those same ideals. Call other companies first, or better yet, use them. Then come to us. You won’t need our sales pitch to see that we’re the leaders in local SEO. Promises about “overnight, magical results” in a sales call may get a foot in the door, but constantly winning the long-term marketing race like my team does is what separates the boys from the men.”

Company Contact info: Shana Randell - VP of Sales, (866) 863-8452, shana@stellar-emarketing.com

Claims Delegates http://www.claimsdelegates.com/xactimateestimates/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/claims-delegates
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaimsDelegates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/claimsdelegates

The 24HR TECH mitigation documentation system: www.waterdamageprofit.com

The Claim Clinic Podcast: www.theclaim.clinic

Jun 14 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #6: EPS3: Tim Bauer and O.P. Almaraz on Hiring for Fit and Continuing Ownership Education in Restoration

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Tim Bauer tim@restorationmastery.com

OP Almaraz op@restorationmastery.com

www.restorationmastery.com

http://restorationmastery.com/videos/

Sponsor: The 24-Hour Tech http://www.the24hourtech.com/

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #7: Jack Dennison, The Restoration Entreprenuer

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Jack Dennison is an incredible wealth of knowledge on all things restoration and insurance. He shared his coaching skills as well as industry insights. The entire episode breakdown will be at www.TheClaim.Clinic soon.

Jan 25 2016

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Rank #8: Restoration Rebel Roundtable 8-21-18: Mission, Values and Warriors

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Restoration Rebel Roundtable 8-21-18: Mission, Values and Warriors
Tonight we got our WARRIOR on with special thanks to Restoration Mastery and the Warrior Bootcamp. Let them help you CRUSH your limiting beliefs.
http://restorationmastery.com/

YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/qk9KzRH0NwU

~ Andy McCabe runs an Xactimate estimating and property claims consultancy called Claims Delegates. He is currently accepting new client applications from contractors needing help with Xactimate: http://www.claimsdelegates.com/ClientIntake
www.ClaimsDelegates.com

Claims Delegates writes Xactimate estimates for contractors across the country. They also consult on Large Loss and CAT events.
http://www.claimsdelegates.com/xactimateestimates/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaimsDelegates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/claimsdelegates

The 24HR TECH mitigation documentation system: www.waterdamageprofit.com This training system and documentation package will help you train techs faster and get paid more for mitigation projects. The 24HR TECH on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NVpZ9Y

The Claim Clinic Podcast: www.theclaim.clinic
iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-claim-clinic/id982839824?mt=2

#RestorationRebels http://restorationrebels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RestorationRebel
Rebel Country Store: https://restoration-rebel.myshopify.com
www.AIRestore.org
What is Restoration 2.0 https://youtu.be/VlocUcn-L6g

Aug 22 2018

44mins

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Rank #9: Mike Capilli - Public Adjusting from his perspective

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Mike Capilli is an adjuster for Metro Public Adjusting who works in Orlando, Florida. He was gracious enough to share his time and unique perspective on the profession of Public Adjusting property damage claims.
Metro Public Adjuster's Website
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelcapilli
http://michaelcapilli.com/

Xactimate Estimates Written for Contractors by a Licensed Adjuster

May 03 2016

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Rank #10: Restoration Rebel Roundtable 6/12/18: Free Estimates and Plumber Kickbacks

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Do you still give free estimates? Why you should rethink.
Company culture and employee rewards.
The infamous plumber kickback.

#RestorationRebels http://restorationrebels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RestorationRebel
Shopify: https://restoration-rebel.myshopify.com
www.AIRestore.org

Claims Delegates http://www.claimsdelegates.com/xactimateestimates/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/claims-delegates
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaimsDelegates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/claimsdelegates

The 24HR TECH mitigation documentation system: www.waterdamageprofit.com

The Claim Clinic Podcast: www.theclaim.clinic

Jun 13 2018

59mins

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Rank #11: Restoration Rebel Roundtable for 7/17/18 - Competition and Xactimate Pricing

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A reminder that we are not in competition with each other, and UNITY is our biggest asset. Andy McCabe does an overview of custom pricing in Xactimate.

Claims Delegates writes Xactimate estimates for contractors across the country.
They also consult on Large Loss and CAT events.
http://www.claimsdelegates.com/xactimateestimates/
https://mailchi.mp/claimsdelegates.com/xm8foru
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/claims-delegates
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ClaimsDelegates
Twitter - https://twitter.com/claimsdelegates

The 24HR TECH mitigation documentation system: www.waterdamageprofit.com This training system and documentation package will help you train techs faster and get paid more for mitigation projects.
The 24HR TECH on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NVpZ9Y

The Claim Clinic Podcast: www.theclaim.clinic

#RestorationRebels http://restorationrebels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RestorationRebel
Shopify: https://restoration-rebel.myshopify.com
www.AIRestore.org

Jul 18 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: EPS4: Josh Solloway on Storms, Seasonal Labor and TPA's

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Josh Solloway, the host of The Restoration Nation podcast, talks about his experience in the restoration industry at Soil Away. We touch on Third Party Administrators, temp labor and education.
Joshua Solloway
Dir. of Client Svs. for Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration & Host of The Restoration Nation Podcast
Hooksett, New HampshireEnvironmental Services
The Restoration Nation Podcast,
Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services
LinkedIn
josh@therestorationnation.com
jsolloway@soilaway.com

Apr 13 2015

19mins

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Rank #13: New IICRC S500 with Jeremy Reets

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New IICRC Drying Standards
Instead of talking about Reets Drying Academy, Jeremy and I went off on the new S500 Air Mover calculations. I thought it turned out great. :)

Born Into Restoration
Jeremy has been working full-time in the restoration industry since 1990. There is very little he doesn't know about drying and insurance repairs.

#1 Piece of Advice

Set Realistic Objectives - Don't allow yourself to divert from them

Changes to the S500 - R&R Magazine

Reets Drying Academy - Reets TV

Violand Management - Violand.com

Dec 29 2015

27mins

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Rank #14: EPS5: Ivan Turner talks about inbound marketing and soliciting to agents and adjusters

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Carpet cleaner turned restoration professional. Teaching agent & adjuster marketing for the past ten years. Has written programs to teach restoration companies to properly marketing themselves to the insurance industry.
Direct marketing is not a simple as it used to be. Inbound marketing is very important, but unless you know how the industry works it is very difficult to sell.
Education starts with the basics: WRT, ASD and other IICRC and RIA technical training. OJT and time in service are key to mastering the ins & outs of restoration.
Certified Restorer’s school is the top certification.
Continuing education should continue beyond initial certs. LinkedIn is a powerful learning and networking tool for ALL business people as well as restoration contractors. Understanding more about your target market, whether it’s agents or plumbers, begins with getting involved in niche groups on sites like LinkedIn.

http://showmemarketingsolutions.com/
Disaster Brigade USA
LinkedIn: Ivan's Profile

Apr 14 2015

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Rank #15: Sean Michael Lewis and Restoration Social Media

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Sean Michael Lewis dishes the goods on what it takes to do "social media" right in the restoration industry.
Free Webinar for Restoration Owners and Marketers: http://www.seanmichaellewis.com/free-webinar-increasing-social-media-engagement-restoration-business/

Apr 11 2016

34mins

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