Cumberland County Employee Spotlight: Colleen Dennis
Colleen Dennis, Cumberland County Business Development Consultant
Colleen joined the SERVPRO® of Cumberland County team in July, 2016 as a Business Development Consultant and has been involved in the emergency restoration business since 2015.
Prior to joining SERVPRO® of Cumberland County, Colleen was employed for eight years in operations management for a medical management vendor and spent 15 years in corporate travel.
Colleen is active with the Chambers of Commerce for Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland and Southern New Jersey. She is a member of several professional groups in Cumberland County and Southern New Jersey.
Colleen is originally from the Pine Barrens and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has two sons, Evan and James, who are both active US Military and engaged to be married. Colleen currently resides in the blueberry capital of the world, Hammonton New Jersey, with her husband Everett.
Stay Safe This Summer, Cumberland County!
Summer means vacation, outdoor activities, and fun in the sun! But don’t let the sunny days and warm nights fool you, Cumberland County!
Summer also holds significant weather and water hazards. Heat waves can be lengthy and deadly. Lightning deaths are at their peak during the summer. Beach hazards such as rip currents can catch the unprepared. And, it’s the start of hurricane season.
This summer, the National Weather Service (NWS) wants you to be prepared for the following weather and water hazards:
But you’re not powerless in the face of these hazards. With just a few simple steps, you can become weather-ready. Stay safe this summer: Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature!
Follow this link for more information from the National Weather Service, and have a great summer, Cumberland County!
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can Restore your Cumberland County Home or Business.
SERVPRO of Cumberland County is an IICRC firm.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must:
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO® of Cumberland County
SERVPRO of Cumberland County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
•ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
•RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
•UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
•OSHA - Other Training
•OSHA - 30-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
•AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
•WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
•RRT - Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician
•IICRC Certified Firm
•CRT - Color Repair Technician
•HST - Health and safety Technician
•ABRA Certified Biorecovery Technician course
•SSI - Substrate Subfloor Introduction
•ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
•CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
•SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
•OCT - Odor Control Technician
•RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician
•OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
•National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)
•American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA)
•Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
•New Jersey School Building & Grounds Association (NJSBGA)
•American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
For more information about your SERVPRO of Cumberland County professional cleaning and restoration company, please call 856-692-0041.
SERVPRO Named to Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchise List for 7th Consecutive Year
SERVPRO retains top ranking in restoration services category and climbs to #4 ranking overall in the 2016 Franchise 500 rankings
SERVPRO, maintains its hold on the top ranking in the Restoration Services industry for the 13th consecutive year and moves up to the number four spot overall in the 2016 Franchise 500 rankings from Entrepreneur magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year SERVPRO has been included in the magazine's Top 10 list, standing out in a group of more than 951 franchises that qualified for inclusion in the list.
"This recognition affirms that SERVPRO is a dynamic organization that continues to grow and strives to always provide superior support for its franchisees, and by extension, its customers," said Sue Steen, SERVPRO Industries, Inc., chief executive officer. "The recognition that the company earns year after year in this prestigious list is confirmation of a commitment to excellence that starts at the top and is evident in the service that each franchisee provides to each and every customer."
According to Steen, a number of differentiators set SERVPRO apart from the competition and fuel the attractiveness of the company to both existing franchisees and would-be entrepreneurs looking for a strong business opportunity. Key among these are:
•SERVPRO's strength as a brand with a national footprint, and the ability to create national partnerships with organizations such as the PGA TOUR and the American Red Cross.
•SERVPRO's commitment to being a learning organization, which keeps training and support at the forefront of the company's culture and philosophy of success and helps franchisees plan, track, and deliver best-in-class services to consumers.
•SERVPRO's focus on continued development and support for proprietary software and systems to allow the company's operational capacity to keep pace with an aggressive growth strategy.
"Today, as a mature franchise organization with more than 1,700 locations under a single brand, recognition like this makes it clear we are reaping the rewards of having laid a solid foundation and a framework to handle quick growth. As our brand continues to grow, we will continue our winning strategy of supporting and improving upon our infrastructure and investing resources in training and support."
SERVPRO specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, helping both commercial and residential customers recover from property damage emergencies "Like it never even happened." For more fire prevention tips and information about fire and water damage restoration services, please visit SERVPROofCumberlandCounty.