Rolyn Receives 2009 Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration

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The Restoration Industry Association presented its highest honor, the Phoenix Award, to the Rolyn Companies, Inc., for Innovation in Restoration. Rolyn received the award for its restoration efforts on the Tabernacle, a historic music venue in downtown Atlanta, after the facility had been seriously damaged by a tornado.

Front view of Tabernacle after Rolyn's recovery efforts

At its 64th Annual Convention in Palm Springs, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) presented its Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration to the Rolyn Companies, a disaster recovery firm headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

The Phoenix Awards were developed in order to recognize high achievement in the area of disaster restoration. The awards are presented yearly, and winners must demonstrate value through a conspicuous reduction in the amount of the loss to the insurance carrier and/or the property owner, focus on effective problem-solving in a catastrophic situation, and identify innovative procedures that provide a good example for the industry.

The Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration can be awarded to any RIA member contractor for a restoration project, personal property or building, which does not include building reconstruction. The Rolyn Companies received the award for its restoration efforts on the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.

The Tabernacle is a 100 year old historic landmark building. The Tabernacle suffered significant storm and tornado damage to both the exterior and interior of the building. Recovery efforts encompassed both original historic details and modern concert hall technologies and amenities. Rolyn's scope of work included repairing and replacing the roof deck, original stained glass window, and distinctive maple flooring; preserving the hand-crafted plaster details and custom faux paint finish; cleaning an antique chandelier; and upgrading the building's lighting and sound equipment.

Rolyn had only five weeks to complete the restoration process before the next programmed music event at the Tabernacle. Rolyn's quick and effective response enabled the Tabernacle to resume performances on time and without any cancellations.

Rolyn was previously awarded the prestigious Phoenix Award for their recovery efforts on a 27-story office building in Florida that was damaged during Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

About Rolyn Companies, Inc:
For over thirty years, Rolyn has been providing disaster recovery, restoration and compliance services to clients of all sizes and industries. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Rolyn provides disaster response services throughout the continental United States. For more information, visit http://www.rolyncompanies.com.

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