When I heard about the UASRC and realized that there was an organization that was attempting to genuinely legitimize an industry that has for so long been plagued by the stereotypical “storm chasers”
Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
The United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors (UASRC) is pleased to announce the addition of founding member, AREI, LLC to the organization. American Roofing & Exteriors has been in business since 1994. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, they also have branches in El Paso, Chicago, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Kansas City, Houston, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City.
“Throughout our history, AREI, LLC has gone to great lengths to ensure that our customers’ satisfaction is maintained as a top priority. We do that by serving our customers with honesty, integrity and compassion.” said Matt Woods, National Operations Coordinator for AREI, LLC
“We realize that the restoration business is heavily affected by storms and the damage they bring. We also realize that many companies use those times of chaos and confusion to prey on unsuspecting home and business owners. They take advantage of the owners’ inexperience with the insurance claim process and leave a lasting impression of dishonesty and unethical business practices. When I heard about the UASRC and realized that there was an organization that was attempting to genuinely legitimize an industry that has for so long been plagued by the stereotypical “storm chasers”, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I consider it an honor to be selected as a founding member of the UASRC, and I look forward to the strides we will be making together in elevating this essential industry”. said Woods.
The UASRC was formed as a non-profit organization with the goal of inspiring positive change in the storm restoration industry. The mission of the UASRC and its initial founding Members is to promote the highest ethical standards in the roofing and restoration industry. Our Members adhere to a code of professional conduct, educate property owners about the insurance claims process, and give back to the community through outreach and charitable programs.
The founders now consist of the following companies: Hoffman Weber Construction, Mastercraft Exteriors, Canopy Construction, Reroof America, PGRS, Kaiser Roofing, Precision Roof Contractors, American Home Specialists, Infinity Roofing and Siding, Grace Homes, Cedar Valley Exteriors, ProTouch Exteriors, Ideal Roofing and Exteriors, Aspenmark Roofing and Solar, Storm Guard Franchise Systems, Craftsmen Restoration and Remodeling, NMC Exteriors and AREI, LLC.
With over 130 years of combined experience in the roofing and restoration industry, our founding members look to make a positive impact on the industry by providing the best in-class service to homeowners affected by storms. The UASRC will also work closely with legislators, insurance companies, and both local and national media to improve the practices and image of the storm restoration industry.
After storms hit an area, homeowners are often approached by transient roofing companies to assist with insurance claims and repairing the damage. UASRC members will be instantly recognizable with their credentials and UASRC identification badges. As a best practice, you should look for the following to identify a legitimate roofer:
- Clearly represents their products and services, including adequate disclosures of all material terms in writing
- Provides proper information on their insurance coverage
- Openly identifies the nature, location and ownership of the business and clearly discloses all policies, guarantees and procedures relevant to the customer
- Abides by all written agreements and verbal representations
- Does not offer or agree to cover the insurance deductible
The UASRC was formed in part to give property owners the information they need to make an informed decision in regards to their storm related repairs. Our facebook page UASRC Facebook has a lot of great information on the storm restoration industry. The UASRC also serves as a resource for property owners and contractors that have fallen victim to disreputable contractors, and insurance claim related issues.