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FirstOnSite Restoration Reinforces Leadership Team in Alberta

March 29, 2017   by FirstOnSite Restoration

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MISSISSAUGA – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has strengthened its leadership team in Alberta with a second round of appointments. Aaron Deines has been named Branch Manager – Edmonton, Kevin McNeill has taken on the role of Branch Manager – Grande Prairie, William Elliott is Branch Manager – Calgary.

Aaron Deines

“The strength of our branch leaders in Alberta reinforces our determination to provide the very best in restoration service to homes and businesses in times of crisis,” says Dave Demos, Chief Executive Officer, FirstOnSite Restoration. “We are confident that with this talented team in place, we will continue to deliver the highest standards of customer experience in our industry.”

Aaron Deines brings more than 13 years of restoration experience to his new role as Branch Manager – Edmonton. He brings significant business leadership to the branch and his personal commitment to providing high quality and efficient service for his customers will drive the company’s work in the Edmonton marketplace. Aaron, who joined FirstOnSite in 2014, has significant experience in leading both residential and commercial restoration, as well as business operations themselves, and in doing so has developed long standing relationships with many claims adjusters and insurers throughout the city.

Kevin McNeill

Kevin McNeill has taken on the role of Branch Manager – Grande Prairie. Kevin’s experience, which stretches from hands-on construction and restoration work in both residential and commercial properties, through to successful business ownership and franchise growth, provides him a wide-ranging perspective from which to run his branch. He holds strong connections to the insurance industry and to the Grand Prairie community itself. He has been with FirstOnSite since 2012, and has already provided exemplary management to his team.

With more than 20 years of restoration and insurance industry experience William Elliott has taken on the role of Branch Manager – Calgary. With a comprehensive understanding of residential and commercial claims processes, extensive expertise in project management and branch management, Will has been a key asset to FirstOnSite since 2015. Accustomed to effectively leading multiple large loss projects, he is responsible for supporting the team in Calgary, and to drive the ongoing success of the branch.

William Elliott

All three Branch Managers will be supported by Ian Newman – Business Development Manager – Alberta. Newman already works closely with FirstOnSite’s insurance and commercial customers in the region and will continue to act as an additional direct point of contact between FirstOnSite customers and branches.

These announcements come on the heels of leadership appointments released last week. FirstOnSite recently appointed a new Senior Vice-President, Director of Operations and District General Manager to further support their commitment to enhancing the customer experience in the Prairie Region, which includes Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

About FirstOnSite Restoration

FirstOnSite Restoration Limited is the leading independent Canadian disaster restoration services provider, providing remediation, restoration and reconstruction services nationwide, and for the U.S. large loss and commercial market. With approximately 1,000 employees, more than 35 locations, 24/7 emergency service and a commitment to customer service, FirstOnSite proudly serves the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

In May 2016, FirstOnSite joined forces with U.S.-based Interstate Restoration, expanding its resource base, and extending its customer service offering and collectively becoming the second largest restoration service provider in North America.

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Stephanie Turner
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