This summer Soil-Away sent two operations managers, Tommy and Cam, to Philadelphia, PA to attend Applied Structural Drying (ASD) school. This advanced course is a three-day, hands-on water damage restoration experience that culminates with a certification exam. During the course a house is flooded so that attendees can experiment with different drying techniques and approaches. Applied Structural Drying school is designed for experienced water damage restoration technicians who have years’ experience in the industry and are already IICRC Water Damage (WRT) certified.
The 20+ full time employees at Soil-Away recently honored company founder and president, Jack Solloway, at the year-end meeting in December. Senior technician, David Buck, presented Jack with a gift from the entire staff in recognition for 25 years in the cleaning and restoration industry. The customized gift was a desk-clock with a plaque that reads, “25 Years of Leadership – Jack Solloway.”
Friends of Soil-Away,
Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support in 2015. It was a great year and we look forward to keeping the positive momentum going.
With that said, we thought it would be fun to share with you some meaningful quotes and thoughts. Our team is not perfect, but we are always working to improve. We found a lot of wisdom in the text below and are looking to apply it to our everyday lives.
It is our hope that these thoughts inspire you in the new year as well! Print the list. Put it on your desk or refrigerator. Review it often.
Team Soil-Away wishes you the best in 2016!
Soil-Away has recently expanded their air duct cleaning operation. What started as a small part of their operation in 2012, has expanded into one of the company’s largest services. “We have doubled our air duct cleaning business year over year since we started it,” explains Soil-Away founder, Jack Solloway. “We applied our company emphasis on quality and value to duct cleaning and it has just boomed.”
Soil-Away team members and their families recently gathered at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. The event was part employee appreciation and part celebration. It was full-fun for all who participated. Between staff and family, nearly 50 people were in attendance (not all captured in picture) representing Soil-Away. The entire group enjoyed a catered BBQ lunch followed by a full day in the historic theme park.
This month Soil-Away has been working to update logos on its entire fleet. The company fleet comprises of several box trucks, cargo vans, trucks, cars and trailers. They are all getting outfitted with the celebratory 25th anniversary logo. The process is expected to take roughly one month as the vehicles are methodically rotated through the process.
“The 25th [anniversary] logo really stands out on the trucks,” explains business development manager Neil Mishkit.
Soil-Away was recently recognized by two different industry trade magazines in June. Both Cleanfax and Restoration & Remediation (R&R) featured Soil-Away in their respective publications. “It was a lot of fun to be acknowledged by our industry peers,” states company founder- Jack Solloway. “I am proud of what our team has been able to accomplish over the years.”
Recent expansion of Soil-Away’s contents restoration division has prompted the addition of a new management position. Soil-Away is excited to welcome Morgan Lawrence to the family. Morgan will be overseeing the contents restoration services the company provides to its clients. With the addition of the Esporta Soft-Contents Restoration process in 2014, work volume has increased significantly. This pushed Soil-Away to find a leader for the division of the company. “Morgan will help streamline our contents restoration operation,” explains company owner Jack Solloway. “She is a great addition to the team.”
Morgan’s management responsibilities within Soil-Away’s contents restoration division include
Hooksett, NH – Two members of the Soil-Away team recently completed the IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (ARMT) training. The technicians spend four intense days in class studying mold and sewage remediation techniques. The procedures and practices learned during the course equip attendees to perform proper remediation services on mold and sewer damage jobs.
Happy New Year to Soil-Away clients, vendors and friends! We are very excited about 2015 as it marks the 25th Anniversary of Soil-Away. We would not have made it without you, so thank you for all your support throughout the years. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to build relationships and to do business with all of you.
Below is a letter recently composed by Soil-Away carpet cleaning technician and friend: Rob Christenson. Rob was a vital part of the Soil-Away operation for 14 terrific years. Many of our clients specifically requested (and still do) to have Rob scheduled to perform the carpet/upholstery cleaning at their home or business. We thank Rob for all the great years of service and wish him the best with current endeavors! Please support Rob and his son’s plumbing and heating company- www.christensonph.com.
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