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FirstOnSite Restoration strengthens its Business Development team in Prairies region

June 27, 2019   by FirstOnSite Restoration

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 27, 2019 /insPRESS/ – FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s leading independent disaster restoration services provider, has reinforced its Business Development team in their Prairies Region with the addition of Colleen Lavery and Ben Soutar. Colleen will take on a newly created role of Business Development Manager, Prairies, and Ben will be the new Business Development Manager, Alberta. Together, they join Ian Newman, who has led the company’s business development efforts in the Prairies region for the last eight years.

In their new roles, Colleen and Ben will focus on managing and maintaining existing business and customers, as well growing the roster of clients. Together they will further strengthen the ability to provide exceptional customer experience across the Prairie region.

Colleen has been in the insurance industry for more than 20 years and brings with her a history of exceptional customer service and client management. Her reputation and rapport within the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba insurance community will align with both FirstOnSite’s business objectives and its client-focused culture.


Ben Soutar joined FirstOnSite in May. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, where he has earned a reputation for building solid and respected relationships with commercial clients and insurers alike. He is focused primarily on the Alberta market, and is already bringing his customer centric approach to new and existing clients.

“Colleen and Ben will make exceptional additions to our team during a time of great growth,” said Bill Moorman, Senior Vice President of Western Operations, FirstOnSite Restoration. “Their experience and reputations are valuable assets to our company as we continue to build partnerships in our industry and provide customers with first-class service.”

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 close to 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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Dana Sharman
416-640-5525 x 242

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