February 26, 2013 by STRONE-Itech
The National Post today, announced that STRONE, emergency restoration and remediation professionals, are 2012 winners of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program. Established in 1993, this national awards program recognizes Canadian companies who implement world-class business practices and create value in innovative ways.
STRONE triumphed over hundreds of applicants to demonstrate that they have improved efficiencies, sought new opportunities and created an emphasis on culture and people. The management team and staff alike at STRONE have worked tirelessly in recent years to surmount challenging economic and environmental conditions. Their core philosophy still centres first and foremost around their staff and customers alike.
Neil Blinco, Co-CEO, Marketing and Sales says, “While we are pleased to be recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies, we believe it is our people and their dedication to our vision of ensuring STRONE continues to set and maintain a position of leadership within the disaster recovery and restoration industry. As good as we are today, we all, as a team, strive to be better tomorrow.”
Steve Blinco, STRONE’s Co-CEO, Support Services, believes that it is their dedication to training and improvements that differentiates STRONE from their competitors. “We have a central management structure that assists our production branches with HR, IT, accounting, legal, health and safety, and procurement. This allows our branches to focus on our customers and be much more attuned to their needs. In the past eight years, we have developed a web-based proprietary software that connects our branches with real-time data and defines a process tracking procedure to ensure consistency across the board.”
A major part in STRONE’s success has been their ability to be the industry benchmark of customer service. The majority of STRONE’s competitors in the disaster cleanup industry are a network of franchise organizations. Being Corporately owned, STRONE can ensure that their best practices are applied throughout their branch network. To foster their core values and to maintain their strategy of growth, STRONE recently acquired “Itech Precision Cleaning,” and “TCR of Muskoka” further widening their field of specialist services.
STRONE’s head office is located in Oakville, Ontario, with 17 other locations throughout Ontario and Quebec. Each corporately owned branch provides superior local customer service, excellence in workmanship and rapid mobilization of personnel and equipment.
STRONE provides a complete suite of emergency, restoration and remediation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with in-house response, restoration, and remediation services. They offer a range of services including environmental emergency responses, fire/water/wind restoration, structural drying, document recovery and restoration, electronics and equipment cleaning, spill remediation, asbestos and mould abatement, demolition services and more. STRONE‘s centralized management allows for full mobilization of staff and equipment during a catastrophic event, while providing both insurers and disaster victims with the level of consistency and service expected from a preferred contractor.