GTA Construction Report special feature
Founded in 1966, Paul Davis is a rapidly growing network of more than 370 independently owned and operated franchises in Canada and the United States. Paul Davis focuses on professional residential and commercial emergency response and restoration services for property damage disasters of all sizes and types.
Paul Davis Niagara/Haldimand has been in operation for more than a decade and is a flourishing part of the community. Reinhold “Red” Klassen and Suzanne Klassen took ownership in January of 2018. They identified in the company similar goals and values and a strong foundation that would support their community and their family, and the ability to build a business that they would be proud to pass down to a second generation.
When speaking to Red about his decision to purchase the franchise, he says they recognized the company’s high level of sophistication in training and operations. He thought it was a good opportunity to support and expand the capabilities of their long-standing professional experience in construction, the trades, and business and financial management, while helping the community during property damage emergencies.
Red says: “Being part of such a great organization makes my job that much more enjoyable, knowing that at any time you can reach out to over 300 franchises to find answers, look for best practices and to ensure we are giving the best service to provide extraordinary care while serving people in their time of need.”
Paul Davis Niagara/Haldimand specializes in rapid emergency services such as board-ups, water and storm damage mitigation, fire and smoke damage mitigation, mould remediation and many others. The team also provides restoration work from damage due to crime and trauma scenes, vandalism, biohazard remediation, wind and storm damage, contents cleaning, repairs, reconstruction and renovations.
“We also offer electronics cleaning, in house laundry, the Fire-Line system (for faster and more specialized contents cleaning), on-site storage, and a drying room for water damaged items,” says Red Klassen.
“We are an innovative company that stresses the importance of ASD (applied structural drying). We will use this type of drying process whenever possible as it saves time during mitigation, saves materials from going to landfill and minimizes the restoration required on a property. All of this saves money, down time and gets the business and or homeowner back up and running in a much faster timeframe.”
The 19 person Paul Davis Niagara/Haldimand team has experience in all types of property damage scenarios such as flood and sewer back-up, from smaller property damage incidents to large commercial projects.
The staff of full-time restoration professionals hold certifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Damage (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Fire Mitigation (FRST), Applied Microbial Remediation Tech (AMRT),Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS), and Fire and Odour Restoration, guaranteeing that their technicians follow industry guidelines and best practices.
You can also contact Red if you are interested in assistance with “Pre Loss Planning” (regarding property damage) for commercial clients.
“We’re here to help you create an emergency preparedness plan for your home or business, and should something happen and you experience property damage, we hope you’ll put your trust in us to help you get things back on track.”