American Red Cross 2017 Centennial Chapter Awards
Kristen R. Dreher emceeing the event with Past Chairman, Jim Schulte during Central and Northern Missouri - 2017 Centennial Chapter Awards.
The Central and Northern Missouri American Red Cross Chapters held their annual volunteer recognition event. Last year's Spirit Award Recipient, Kristen R. Dreher, emcee'd the event with the Past Chairman of American Red Cross Board of Directors, Jim Schulte. She felt honored to be able to co-lead the ceremony.
Kristen is the marketing representative for SERVPRO of Columbia. She began volunteering about four years ago, when SERVPRO started a partnership with the American Red Cross in 2013. Her passion for the organization has shined in her work towards the Hero's Dinner.
Awards given during the event for exceptional volunteers were Blood Services, Disaster Services, Preparedness & Health & Safety Services, Services to Armed Forces, and Support Services. Philanthropist Award, American Red Cross Spirit Award, and Volunteer of the Year were awarded to deserving recipients.
IICRC Certified Firm
We are an IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Columbia is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Columbia
SERVPRO of Columbia specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Are You Ready for a Disaster?
An emergency plan in the palm of your hand.
SERVPRO® of Columbia knows how important it is for a business to have minimal interruption and an immediate plan of action. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® is a quick reference of vital building and contact information. It contains the information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.
The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile® Advantages:
- A no cost assessment of your facility.
- Access emergency plan through smart phone, tablet, and internet.
- A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
- Guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
- Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
- Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
Call SERVPRO® of Columbia to get started and know you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 573-449-1999
Boone & Howard Counties 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Columbia provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Boone & Howard Counties.
SERVPRO of Columbia is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 573-449-1999
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Columbia has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Columbia
SERVPRO of Columbia specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
When Storms or Floods hit Boone & Howard Counties, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Boone & Howard Counties.
SERVPRO of Columbia specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost to your property.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms or floods hit Boone and Howard Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. We are here to help!
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 573-449-1999
American Red Cross Spirit Award Recipient
Kristen R. Dreher receiving the 2016 American Red Cross Spirit Award.
The spirit award is given to an individual, donor, or group who has demonstrated outstanding support of the American Red Cross – expanding the Red Cross mission and vision to the community.
Kristen R. Dreher has been volunteering with the Red Cross for the past three years. She has served on fundraising committees and a lead role in the 2016 Heroes Dinner for Central and Northern Missouri.
When receiving her award, the following was stated: "Her dedication to the Red Cross mission really inspires others to put their best work forward. Her passion really took this year's Heroes Dinner to the next level, making it one of the best dinners we have had yet. Her attitude and commitment to the American Red Cross set a gold standard for other volunteers."
Congratulations on the spirit award Kristen! SERVPRO of Columbia is proud to have you on our team.