24 episodes

A real and raw discussion on property restoration topics that vary from best practices, stories, guests, and industry trends.

Each Friday at 10am

Disaster Podcaster Klark Brown

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A real and raw discussion on property restoration topics that vary from best practices, stories, guests, and industry trends.

Each Friday at 10am

    S1:E25 "I didn't know Walleye had fingers!"

    S1:E25 "I didn't know Walleye had fingers!"

    We finish up our inaugural season with EP 25 talking about a restoration project at a power plant that caught fire in a small town in MN. 

    One of the guys on the job was a brilliant guy... that was a little slow sometimes. He didn't realize that Walleye fish had fingers. You have to listen to EP 25 to figure out (in the words of Paul Harvey)... The Rest Of the Story.

    We wouldn't be able to put together this podcast without the help of Kevin Dooley and his folks at Kahi.
    Their equipment tracking is taking the restoration industry by storm. Not only do they track equipment that helps dry the job... they have dash cams for your vehicles that have built-in AI for driver-specific feedback and vehicle diagnostics. 

    Visit their website to learn more! https://kahi.io

    Find our other episodes at www.disasterpodcaster.com

    Join our community! www.restoration-nation.net

    Looking for a book to take you to the next level of development? Our book vault contains a growing list of incredible resources. www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault

    Our new e-course: "45 days to build a STRONG restoration business"



    Happy New Year everyone! 



    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/

    • 49 min
    S1:E24 Billing Clients Direct - LIVE CALL IN show!

    S1:E24 Billing Clients Direct - LIVE CALL IN show!

    We took a discussion in one of the industry Facebook groups and unpacked it a little. 

    It was about billing clients (insured) directly, and not negotiating with adjusters and/or carriers.  
    We spiced things up a little bit and had live call-ins from folks that had some thoughts on the subject.
    Just like old-school talk shows!
    We had so much fun!  

    EP23 was with Kevin @ Kahi. 

    https://kahi.io  

    They have industry-leading equipment tracking with CRM integration and are the gracious sponsor of the Disaster Podcaster. They are also hinting at come releases coming soon along the lines of drying logs, and project reporting. 

    Nothing official, so STAY TUNED!  

    We introduced some exciting new stuff we are working on for 2022! 

    Restoration Advisers Book Vault: This is where our library of books is held. 

    We are asked often what book we are reading, or what books we recommend... well... here you have it!  https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault  

    New E-Course launching in Jan 2022! 

    This one is BIG!
    45 days (hint: there will be a lot more than 45 days) to build a STRONG restoration business. This will be the fundamentals of building and growing a business and will cover all of the pertinent topics from business planning to education and everything in between. This course is for people interested in starting a restoration business or those who have been at it a while and want a refresher.  https://www.restorationadvisers.com/45days  

    Restoration Workshops We have 4 specific topics that we are going to be addressing individually with groups of up to 20.  
    - Sales/Marketing -  The Power of Who
    - Building an SOP Playbook for your business
    - Creating your own pricing model
    - Client Onboarding - You have permission to stop talking to carriers!  

    If you want to do more than one, you are welcome to... just check the dates in the description of each one to ensure there are no conflicts.  

    Also note: we will be repeating these 4 every quarter in 2022. You can do one per quarter if you like. 

    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/restorationworkshops2022  

    Restoration NATION - The official online community of Restoration Advisers and Disaster Podcaster 

    We have launched our official online community.
    We will be migrating away from Facebook and will be directing our content to this platform. This community is where to infamous Restoration RoundTables will happen from now on. 

    All subscription clients and students will gain automatic access to the community. 

    We have made a space for anyone who wants to join.
    Find out more here: https://www.restorationadvisers.com/offers/JnAC8do4


    Check out our other resources on our website: www.restorationadvisers.com
    All of our podcasts can be found at www.disasterpodcaster.com
    And our sponsor https://kahi.io

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S1:E23 **Our Sponsor** Kevin Dooley with Kahi

    S1:E23 **Our Sponsor** Kevin Dooley with Kahi

    We take a few minutes to learn more about Kevin Dooley with Kahi.  We've talked about Kahi for several weeks now, and we thought it would be fun to bring the mind behind Kahi onto the podcast to discuss his roots, his experience, and the reason for his pursuit of technology within the restoration industry!

    www.restorationadvisers.com

    www.disasterpodcaster.com

    Contact for a FREE demo

    https://kahi.io

    • 44 min
    S1:E22 Restoration Markup and Profit - Know your numbers!

    S1:E22 Restoration Markup and Profit - Know your numbers!

    Today we talk about the subject that is often overlooked. Markup and Margin. Knowing your numbers. This is about as critical a business topic as you can think. 

    The restoration industry is plagued by this idea that restoration companies are just being greedy when they bill for O&P (Overhead and Profit). That is usually driven by the opposing party, the carrier. We are here to tell you that it is absolutely essential for the health and wellbeing of your company. You MUST cover your O&P if you expect to build a business that you can accomplish your goals with. 

    We highlight a book called Markup and Profit (A Contractors Guide) by Micheal Stone. Get the book here. It will change the way you look at your business! 

    We also chat about some other books that are front of mind for us this week. Toby talks about The Power of Who by Bob Beaudine. Klarks love for music drove him to get the book by the infamous David Grohl titled The Storyteller - Tales of Life and Music. Both have takeaways that you can implement TODAY. Check them out! 

    Thanks to our sponsor Kahi. Kahi provides an incredible service of hardware and software that help you and your team make more profit by tracking and maximizing the use of your assets. This automated system has some incredibly efficient and powerful tools for your equipment, fleet, and even personnel. 

    As part of the O&P conversation and some of the talking points from the book Markup and Profit, the conversation obviously ties in Xactimate. We did a mini-course titled “The Truth about Xactimate”. Everyone needs to see what this course uncovers that is hiding in plain sight. We provide some resources within the course that you can provide to adjusters that will help you get your overhead and profit justified. Follow this link for that workshop Truth about Xactimate Pricing 

    We also have a robust Document Packet that will help you with properly onboarding your client, documenting your work, providing your client and workers with a safe working environment, and so much more. https://www.restorationadvisers.com/restoration_documents 

    We hope these assets and training help. If you are looking to make running your restoration company simpler, better, and more profitable, contact us for a call to learn more about what your goals are! 

    www.restorationadvisers.com 

    Disaster Podcaster Page (all episodes): Click HERE. 

    Restoration Advisers Official Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/restorationadvisers

    Disaster Podcaster YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS5Md9ifRA-AD6dpG_kK4DQ

    • 1 hr
    S1:E21 Asbestos in Restoration

    S1:E21 Asbestos in Restoration

    In today's episode, we shift to a little more of an educational format. But one I feel everyone will get a lot of value from.

    Asbestos is a very HUGE issue in the work we do and we see VERY often so many misunderstandings and myths surrounding its hazards.

    We wanted to have a clear and direct conversation about this and include some links and resources for your team to begin to build a real system around this extremely important topic.

    Thanks to our sponsor https://kahi.io/.
    Kahi provides an incredible service of hardware and software that help you and your team make more profit by tracking and maximizing the use of your assets. This automated system has some incredibly efficient and powerful tools for your equipment, fleet, and even personnel.

    -EPA- Clean Air Act link https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview

    -Free Download of the OSHA 2254 Training Requirements +A Sample JHA https://www.restorationadvisers.com/OSHA_guide

    -OSHA Due Diligence Clause https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/oshact/section5-duties

    We hope these assets and training help.

    If you are looking to make running your restoration company simpler, better, and more profitable, contact us for a quick call. www.restorationadvisers.com

    Disaster Podcaster Page (all episodes) https://www.restorationadvisers.com/p...

    Restoration Advisers Official Facebook Group
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    • 44 min
    S1:E20 Reets Team visit with Disaster Podcaster

    S1:E20 Reets Team visit with Disaster Podcaster

    If you know the great group over at Reets, you know that besides providing some of the most dynamic and engaging education, they have a great time doing it.
    As Merideth states in this event...it's CULTURE. 

    Toby and I want to thank each and every member that shared their valuable time with us. We hope this short time we spend gives you a brief insight into how powerful not only certification and education are to your business, but not all academies are created equal.

    We also want to strongly encourage you to check out Reet's TV. We here at Restoration Advisers are subscribers and have found it incredibly useful in our coaching business with restorers. Links for everything will be listed in the bottom session.



    As always, we hope you enjoy it. 




    We want to thank our incredible sponsor- Kahi Asset Management Software
    Kahi Homepage https://kahi.io/




    Visit Reets Drying Academy for the huge schedule of both Live (In-Person) and Virtual Classes. Both restoration technical certifications as well as a strong Xactimate class taught by Nick Sharp. You will find something here for all your training needs.
    https://reetsdryingacademy.com/
    Contact Rebekah Beilan to get an intuitive demonstration of Reets TV; https://reetsdryingacademy.com/tag/reets-tv/

    Thanks for tuning into our podcast. If you enjoyed this one, we think you will find many of our past episodes equally as entertaining. They can be found here: https://www.restorationadvisers.com/podcasts/disaster-podcaster-2https://www.restorationadvisers.com/podcasts/disaster-podcaster-2





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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Shamrock Eric ,

Klark just gets it

Klark does such a great job with his podcast. His years of experience and easy conversational style make this podcast both a joy to listen to and very educational for the restoration contractor.

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Klark speaks from the industry to encourage professionals to raise the bar.

He has a clear passion to help entrepreneurs elevate their performance and achieve their dreams. Klark shares real world insights and lessons learned from his own experiences and working with contractors nationwide.

If you want to shorten your DANG learning curve as a restorer, give Klark a listen.

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