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FirstOnSite Continues to Expand in Western Canada

June 22, 2012   by FirstOnSite Restoration L.P.

Canada’s leader in disaster restoration opens sixth BC branch in Cranbrook

June, 2012– FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s largest independent disaster restoration company, today announced the opening of a new branch in Cranbrook, BC. In addition to providing disaster restoration services, the new location will also offer construction and renovation services to businesses and residents of Cranbrook and the surrounding area.

Since its inception in 2007, FirstOnSite has grown to operate more than 40 locations from coast to coast. The Cranbrook branch is FirstOnSite’s sixth in British Columbia, complementing established offices in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Fort St. John, Surrey and Vancouver. An experienced team of project managers, emergency operations and technical staff will manage client claims and projects.

“We are pleased to now be able to meet the restoration and renovation needs of residents and businesses in Cranbrook,” said Doug Irwin, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director for Western Canada. “This new location not only extends our services in British Columbia but it will support our efforts in Alberta as well.”

The new branch will be led by Kevin Smith, a nine-year year resident of Cranbrook. Kevin has been leading construction and home renovation efforts for over 15 years. Prior to joining FirstOnSite he successfully ran his own home renovation business, where his entrepreneurial drive, construction management experience and commitment to customer service turned it into a highly regarded leader in design build quality homes.

The FirstOnSite Cranbrook location is now open and is located at 560 Industrial Rd D Crescent. Clients are encouraged to stop by and visit the team and facility. Call 250.489.1111 for more information or visit

About FirstOnSite Restoration

FirstOnSite Restoration is the largest independent emergency restoration company in Canada serving the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. With 1,100 employees and more than 40 branches coast-to-coast, it delivers 24/7 emergency services when a disaster strikes. FirstOnSite’s corporate structure provides scale, stability and unsurpassed capabilities in Canada. 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 majority-owned by TorQuest Partners Inc. and is an approved vendor for many leading insurance companies. For more information visit: or call, 1-877-778-6731.

Margo Malowney: Director, Marketing

Ph 416.586.3799 — Cell  416.427.4006    

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