We’ve now held the fourth edition of the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference and, toward the end of the latest session, one of the contractor attendees (I’ll call him John) asked a question: “When should we expect to see the results of our efforts?” While that query is quite valid, it is also very difficult to answer. Jeff Hendler, the current administrator of the Collision Industry Conference (the 35 year old, elder sibling to our infant venture) provided a crisp answer to those in attendance in Salt Lake City, but I think it only touched one aspect of the impact that PIRC can have and, I might argue, already has. Let me offer a perspective across a few dimensions.
Check out the full meeting recap below, including topics discussed and summary information:
Here is the presentation used for the meeting:
Document for website research into Top 10 Insurance carrier consumer information about homeowners' claims and restoration information:
Presentation from Cole Stanton with ICP Construction and IAQA about Legislative / Regulatory happenings around the country and in the industry:
Pasco, Washington – January 23, 2018 – The fourth meeting of the industry start-up Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) has released the preliminary agenda for the upcoming meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Grand America Hotel on February 12, 2018 beginning with an all-day meeting followed by a reception. Though the two events are not connected, PIRC will be held just prior to the Xactware Elevate Conference.
The PIRC, a uniquely-formatted conference held in the restoration industry, to be interactive and discussion-based for attendees. Where most other conference attendees participate in learning-type environments, this format is meant to have topic-led discussions between all industry segments that lead to issue identification, transparency, and possible solutions where applicable.
The full meeting recap will be uploaded soon, but in the meantime here is the presentation shown:
Reference: CIC Work Products
Pasco, Washington – October 9, 2017 – The third meeting of the industry start-up Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) has released the preliminary agenda for the upcoming meeting in Fort Worth, Texas at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel on November 14-15, 2017 beginning with an evening reception and followed by the next day meeting. Though the two events are not connected, PIRC will be held just prior to the PLRB Large Loss Conference.
Covering topics like consumer views, new technologies such as drones and regulatory updates, the meeting is set to be a discussion not to be missed. Coming off of recent catastrophic disasters in Texas and Florida, the group will do a deep dive into what the industry can do to improve response, industry perceptions, and practices. The PIRC Agenda Committee put forth the topic line-up which frames the considerations all attendees will get to provide feedback on, and be a part of what the Conference intends to push forward in the future meetings or even work products such as “Best Practices”.
Pasco, Washington – April 12, 2017 – The second installment of the industry start-up - Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) – recently held its March meeting in Boston, Massachusetts beginning with an evening networking reception and followed by the next day meeting. Now available for industry review is the overall meeting “Recap” of the event. In this recap, the topics outlined in the agenda are given a summary of the discussions which took place. Those in attendance had positive sentiment for the future of the meetings’ capabilities to work toward the intended mission (outlined below).
Including a brief history of the conference’s start, and how it parallels the collision industry for capacity to affect change, the group looked at possibilities of “Best Practices” for various correlations to restoration processes. Talking through buzzing trend topics like Virtual Reality and Drones, the group also watched the collision industry version of implementing “smart home” technologies and what that means for the claims landscape if those technologies become more prevalent. The Drone technology also led to questions about privacy, both for that of the home or business owner in addition to the neighboring structures.
Pasco, Washington – March 9, 2017 – The second instalment of the industry start-up - Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) - will hold its upcoming meeting in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hilton Boston Back Bay on March 29-30, 2017 beginning with an evening reception and followed by the next day meeting. Though the two events are not connected, PIRC will begin just after the close of the PLRB Claims Conference.
Inaugural Property Insurance & Restoration Conference Sucessfully Advances Forward
Pasco, Washington – October 6, 2016 – After much anticipation, the first Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) concluded with success its inaugural meeting in Chicago, Illinois at the DoubleTree Magnificent Mile on October 4, 2016.
With the primary goal to confirm the industry desire to push forward on the forum, the attendees pushed through the agenda of assessing the conceptive mission, vision, and future meeting format.
Pasco, Washington - August 10, 2016 – The greatly anticipated industry start-up - Property Insurance & Restoration Conference (PIRC) - will hold its inaugural meeting in Chicago, Illinois at the DoubleTree Magnificent Mile on October 4, 2016 beginning at 12:00 pm. Though the two events are not connected, PIRC will conclude just prior to the kickoff of the PLRB Large Loss conference.
Based upon the conceptive mission to have a forum where property insurance and restoration industry stakeholders come together to discuss issues, enhance understanding, find common ground and communicate possible solutions to their industry, this conference promotes a framework that boasts an open dialogue followed by setting future initiatives and subsequent conferences. Rather than traditional speaker-learning conferences, this is a community forum for discussion of what the various industry segments would like to see as common-ground solutions for the betterment of their entire industry.
“Several segments of the industry came to us to create this forum, including restorers, insurers and other vendors,” stated Jeff Hendler, co-founder of PIRC. “The opportunity to find mutually-beneficial solutions in the restoration and insurance industries is great, and to help foster this idea forward is an absolute honor. We hope that by the grace of all those individual segments striving to make a difference, we have started down the path of giving everyone a viable platform. Based on feedback received thus far, we anticipate full involvement from insurers, third-party administrators and restorers.”
“This is great news! An open forum where restorers, insurers, and other interested parties can come together and discuss all the nuances of our industry in a professional and collaborative environment is long overdue. I am excited for the future of this organization.” - Steven V. Lowry, Director of Emergency and Environmental Services for Jenkins Restorations / Jenkins Environmental Services.
The PIRC vision is a property insurance and restoration industry in which all segments work together to enable a complete, safe and quality restoration.
Registration is open online at [www.gotopirc.com]. Room reservations can be made for this meeting through the DoubleTree Magnificent Mile using the code “JDH”. For those planning to attend the PLRB Large Loss conference also in Chicago, Illinois, beginning on the evening of October 4, registration and room reservation information is on their website.