1st Annual Ladies Luncheon
Our SERVPRO team pictured with Terri Jenkins, the Red Cross Director of South Georgia.
Our First Annual Ladies Luncheon was a HIT!
We had over 75 women attend on Friday, June 9th. The venue was absolutely amazing and the food was delicious. Starting at Noon we had our sponsorship reception with champagne and appetizers. The appetizers were braised beef crostini, salmon spread on toasted bread, and white bean puree and olive tapenade on flat bread.
All other guest arrived at 1 PM for networking and lunch. For lunch, you had a soup choice of traditional gazpacho topped with pistou yogurt & butter croutons or chilled potato and leek vichyssoise finished with olive oil. The entree choices were a greek style salad with shrimp or a chicken salad tartine. White and red sangria were served and for dessert you had a choice of chocolate or lemon cake.
Mr. Tillman was our pianist and he played a variety of songs for each generation to enjoy. After lunch we listened to Terri with the Red Cross of South Georgia speak on the Red Cross in our area and ended the event with handing out door prizes.
American Red Cross Ladies Luncheon
This year we are switching things up just a little. In the past we have hosted a Golf & Give tournament to benefit the American Red Cross of South Georgia. This year we will be hosting a Ladies Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at South Eden Plantation on June 9th. South Eden Plantation is a beautiful historic, boutique resort located in Thomasville, Georgia. The luncheon will be held in the Harvest House from 1pm-2pm. A champagne reception will be served from Noon to 1pm for those who have sponsored a table. Along with perks for 8, the sponsors will receive a tour of the plantation and have national recognition through the Red Cross Clara Barton Society. Individual tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through Eventbrite below or by calling our office at 229-236-1902.
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Ringing in the Holidays!
This year's theme for Thomasville's Christmas Parade was "Ringing in the Holidays". We at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties decided to decorate our float according to the theme, taking a patriotic approach. We decorated our float with a 10-foot-tall Liberty Bell, American flags, red and blue streamers, a Christmas tree with red, white, and blue lights as well as with miniature American flags strewn about, an adornment of lights, and of course our giant Santa Claus hat, which was placed on top of the green SERVPRO truck. We also had employees and their children dress up with jingle bells and American flag capes. Other employees dressed as famous American figures, such as Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty. It was a joy for all involved to see the kids' faces light up when noticing our decor and costumes, though some of them were uncertain about the actual names of the characters and addressed them as George Washington or The Big Apple. Nonetheless, the countless hours of decorating and preparation paid off, because we ended up placing second overall - out of 103 floats! It was the first time in our franchise's history that we actually placed in the Christmas parade. Needless to say, we were very proud to end up getting first runner up and are looking forward to hopefully taking home the first place title next year!
Life as a new SERVPRO SMR
I have surprisingly completed my first month of working as a new SERVPRO Marketing Representative. I cannot believe it has gone by so fast, as at the end of a typical day I am flabbergasted at how the time has gone by while I'm at work, though I do not feel as though I am actually "working", due having a day spent being in and out of offices chit-chatting with clients and catching up with what's new in their lives as well as with business. The past few weeks working as the SMR for SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt, and Grady Counties has far exceeded my expectations for the threshold of this career start. I have been able to learn a significant amount about my own community and the surrounding areas we cover, meeting an abundance of people and learning the ropes of SERVPRO along the way. Everyday brings about a new lesson to be learned, as well as a new connection built among those I have come into contact with. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know people in the area and more about SERVPRO as I start this journey.
Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Flooding and water damage events at Thomas, Colquitt or Grady commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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.
Meet Our Crew
When Storms or Floods hit, SERVPRO is Ready!
SERVPRO ofThomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit our area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 229-236-1902
IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties 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 Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties 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.
Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 229-236-1902
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (229)236-1902
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO 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. 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.
WE ARE HIRING A SERVPRO SMR!
We are hiring a SERVPRO Marketing Representative. Below is the job description & responsibilities:
Promote and sell franchise services in assigned territory, which results in meeting or exceeding assigned sales goals. Grow and develop customer base by utilizing a systematic process to identify new prospects and to routinely contact and follow-up with customers. Conduct repetitive contact calls to build relationships and educate the customer on why SERVPRO® is the best cleaning and restoration company. Use the quarterly Marketing Media Kit to market SERVPRO® services and to sell the benefits. Provide and communicate clear and accurate pretesting, scoping of services, and job estimates. Monitor and follow-up on all assigned jobs ensuring customer needs are met.
1. Executive: Customer Satisfaction
- a. Communicate with centers of influence (COIs) on resolving concerns: face-to-face, phone, or e-mail.
2. Marketing: Generate Revenue
- a. Meet or exceed assigned sales quota.
3. Marketing: Sales and Marketing Activity
- a. Set up closing appointments. b. Maintain assigned contact lists (additions/deletions). c. Conduct objective-to-objective daily marketing contacts, compile and maintain center of influence (COI) information, identify “Target 25” (Top 25 contacts to develop into clients), and complete documentation, as appropriate. d. Participate in professional associations, provide Lunch-and-Learns, and promote continuing education courses. e. Complete Emergency Ready Profiles (ERPs) and discuss benefits of emergency event preparation.
4. Marketing: Professional and Personal Development
- a. Develop sales skills. b. Understand production and estimating. c. Understand SERVPRO® Enterprise resources and industry knowledge.
5. Executive: Safety and Risk Management
- a. Attend safety training, as appropriate. b. Understand and comply with safety and risk management guidelines in the office and while traveling.
6. Additional: Other Duties, as Assigned
- a. Take ownership of Roles and Responsibilities. b. Handle recurring and unique tasks, as necessary.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 229-236-1902 or send your resume to lleverette@SERVPRO9816.com