The Business of Restoration
Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

Your Business Culture is not an Accident with OP Almarez and Tim Bauer

July 9, 2020

We’re talking today with O.P. Almaraz and Tim Bauer of Los Angeles-based Restoration Mastery. Stay with us for a conversation about key-man insurance and how it works with a buy-sell agreement to ensure the continuity of a business partnership; the courage needed to execute on goals; the power of a leader’s strong vision for a company in times of crisis; the value of building a positive company culture, and so much more.

Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

Adjusting to the New COVID Reality: Talking with Holly Murry, President of FRSTeam, Inc.

May 27, 2020

Garret Gray (President/CEO of Next Gear Solutions) and Holly Murry (President of FRSTeam, Inc.) discuss the effects of COVID and how it is changing the restoration industry.

Talking COVID-Related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

Talking COVID-Related Stimulus Dollars and Financial Planning

April 30, 2020

Garret Gray and Chris Pegg (Senior Director of Planning at Wells Fargo) discuss the latest financial programs designed to help restoration companies thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Garret and Chris discuss everything from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Tax deferment options that help contractors conserve cash during a difficult time to transferring generational wealth and business continuity planning. 

Walk Before You Run - How to Grow Your  Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

Walk Before You Run - How to Grow Your Restoration Business, Go Paperless, and Get More Out of Your Tools

October 9, 2019

Welcome to episode 3 of The Business of Restoration Podcast! In this episode, Next Gear’s CEO Garret Gray sits down with Jerry P of GraEagle Restoration in Las Vegas to share stories of growth, and you’ll learn about what a path to a paperless office looks like, protecting yourself with proper documentation, and how to identify what’s falling through the cracks.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to maximize your gross profit margin

  • How to navigate the transition from paper-driven to paperless

  • Why documentation is essential for protecting yourself and your business

  • How to use reporting to identify what’s falling through the cracks

  • How to manage common growing pains

 

Resources:

Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 2

Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 2

August 29, 2019

Garret Gray, CEO: Next Gear Solutions, and Chris Corder, President: Coastal Restoration – Part 2

Garret and Chris are back to talk about how technology is changing the restoration game. Between setting up your compliance manager to increasing your VPASS score, there are a lot of tech decisions to make in your restoration business. Chris Corder shares his own experience of going through the cultural transition to adopt more advanced technology in his company. Chris’ story will make you a lot more confident to make those changes. Enjoy!  

Key Takeaways:

  • What determines your business growth in your specific market
  • How to hold your staff accountable for compliance tasks
  • How technology is impacting the restoration industry 
  • Where the restoration industry is going
Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 1

Garret Gray (CEO: Next Gear Solutions) and Chris Corder (President: Coastal Restoration) - Part 1

July 31, 2019

One of the most common questions we get from our customers is how to build and manage a team to support their growing restoration company. Chris Corder from Coastal Restoration, a Next Gear Solutions customer, believes you should hire in-house versus outsourcing, and in this interview, you’ll learn some of the ways he’s found great people and created a full-service restoration business from a team of two (including his dad) over the past ten years.

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