Myron Blankenbaker Named Senior Vice President of Business Development for First Choice Repair, a Division of Triage Management Services, Inc.

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Myron Blankenbaker has been named Senior Vice President of Business Development for First Choice Repair, a Florida-based Third Party Administration (TPA) organization of restoration specialists serving the property claims industry.

A 25-year industry veteran, Blankenbaker will be responsible for leading business development initiatives for First Choice Repair. First Choice Repair offers an array of full service daily claims solutions for insurance carriers, including its Premier Managed Repair Program for all trades, in addition to a unique catastrophe roofing restoration program. This is accomplished by managing a highly qualified and credentialed network comprised of more than 1,000 service providers.

Prior to joining First Choice Repair, Blankenbaker spent 16 years with the Paul Davis Restoration Home Office where he was responsible for marketing, national sales and other senior level development responsibilities. Most recently, Blankenbaker served for the past seven years as Vice President of Business Development for the Certified Restoration Dry-cleaning Network (CRDN).    

“The addition of this proven, successful executive to our leadership team will enable First Choice Repair to significantly increase our focus on national, regional and state development efforts, as well as enhancing the coordination of our marketing efforts” said Jay Southerland, CEO of First Choice Repair. “Importantly, Myron brings a wealth of talent and a very successful history working with carriers defining solutions for specific business needs in the property claims channel. Myron’s expertise and experience in leading and managing companies in our industry is obvious, as evidenced by his track record. We are very excited to have Myron join our leadership team,” Southerland added.

“As we continue to grow our organization at all levels, this new position will become increasingly important,” stated Steve Rausch, President of First Choice Repair. “Myron’s background of organizational development and management will expand our capability to meet the unique needs of the insurance industry as we continue to deliver consistent and high quality professional restoration services across the United States.”

Blankenbaker received bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University. He is a recognized industry leader and is an active member in a number of industry associations.

About First Choice Repair
First Choice Repair, a division of Triage Management Services, Inc, based in Jacksonville Florida, is a Third Party Administrator offering a Managed Repair Program that provides a network of credentialed national, regional and local service providers to assist property insurance carriers and their policyholders with restoration services (general contracting, roofing, mitigation, flooring, tarping, board-up, and numerous other restoration services) after damage involving an insurance claim. First Choice Repair’s unique daily and catastrophe solution offers claim adjusters and policyholders a certified contractor. This combined with their broad extended warranty to ensure customer satisfaction, provides a turn-key, quality and expedited restoration solution.

For more information, contact Deborah Cox at 904-346-5831 or visit

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