Hotel Registration Ends Friday, April 3 for the RIA 2015 International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo

Get ready for the RIA 2015 International Restoration Convention and Industry Expo, May 6-8, 2015, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Experience timely sessions designed specifically to help with your continued success in the restoration industry. The Convention and Industry Expo features an exciting array of sessions focused on current issues and topics facing the restoration industry. Read More.

Phoenix Awards Call for Entries Closed- 3/2/2015

RIA has closed nominations for the 2015 Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Innovation in Reconstruction. The Phoenix Awards are presented each year at the RIA International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo to recognize achievement in the industry and the winning projects exemplify the skills and talents required to return a structure to pre-loss condition. The application deadline was February 27, 2015. Best of luck to all those that applied! Read more about the program and plan to apply for next year's awards in 2016.

Register for RIA’s Next Webinar

If you have questions on RIA’s upcoming webinars, feel free to contact Bill Prather at wprather

Virtual Town Hall Held on ThermaPure Settlement w/ RIA President Scott Stamper - 11/6/2014

RIA hosted a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. EST with President Scott Stamper, CR to discuss RIA's settlement with ThermaPure, Inc. All RIA members and non-members were welcome to attend and submit questions about the settlement agreement. Please click here for information.

RIA and ThermaPure, Inc. have successfully settled a patent lawsuit that RIA began in January 2013. The agreement, in part, calls for ThermaPure to provide a covenant not to sue RIA members unless the member heats a structure to an ambient temperature in excess of 105°F. Please click here for more information.

Marc Selvitelli, CAE, Named RIA Executive Director - 6/2/2014

The RIA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Marc Selvitelli, CAE, has joined the association as Executive Director. Selvitelli will work directly with RIA leaders and volunteers to help guide and execute on the organization's strategic initiatives, programs, and policies.

Exciting Changes for RIA - Transition to New Management Company

Information about RIA's transition to a new management company and answers to frequently asked transition questions.

The Restoration Industry Mourns the Loss of Rea Jones, loyal and longtime member of the Restoration Industry Association.

Read more about Rea and his dedication to the industry in Cliff Zlotnik's eulogy, as read on IAQ Radio March 14, 2014. Make a donation to RILF in Rea's name by following the link above.

RIA Releases Asbestos Fact Sheets - Documents provide guidance for restoration industry professionals

Rockville, MD – The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has released two fact sheets addressing asbestos issues restoration contractors may encounter in the course of their restoration projects. The fact sheets were developed by RIA’s Environmental Council to educate and protect contractors from the dangers of mishandling asbestos-containing materials.

The comprehensive version of the fact sheet addresses asbestos-containing materials, health issues, regulations, classes of asbestos work, hazard communication, training, control measures and resources. The abridged version covers health issues, regulations and some training information.  Both versions may be downloaded for free through the RIA Store.

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