Agenda for Upcoming Property Insurance & Restoration Conference Aiming to Gain Momentum

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”.

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.

TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL AGENDA: http://gotopirc.com/schedule/

Registration is open online at www.gotopirc.com. Room reservations can be made for this meeting through the Sheraton online reservations or phone 617-236-1100. For those planning to attend the PLRB Large Loss conference also in Fort Worth, beginning on November 15, registration and room reservation information is on their website.

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Press Release: Recent PIRC Meeting Shows Much Accomplishment in Recap of Event

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.

The participants wanted to capture the pain points and efficiency issues throughout each topic of the meeting, and hope to gain further momentum through PIRC at the exposure and potential addressment of each. Covering an opportunity to bring forward consumer experience videos, the group recognized that many industry consumers are “survey fatigued” but yet there are not very many useful insights coming from the traditional methods. It was obvious from the attendees that the conference needs to incorporate the customer experiences as the missing voice in the room.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL RECAP

The PIRC, unlike any other conference held in the restoration industry, is formatted to be interactive and discussion-based. 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 mission of “a forum where property insurance and restoration industry stakeholders come together for discussions, enhance understanding, heightening transparency, find common ground and communicate possible solutions and/or best practices to improve their industry” leads the way for a continual effort of getting industry issues the attention deserved in this important forum.

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Press Release: Agenda Buzz for Upcoming Property Insurance & Restoration Conference Provides Much to Discuss

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.

The PIRC, unlike any other conference held in the restoration industry, is formatted to be interactive and discussion-based. 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.

Who doesn’t want to talk about buzzing trend topics like Drones, Lemonade Insurance, a recent JD Power study, possible Legislation or EPA changes, Relationship Processes between Restorers-Insurers-TPAs, and How the Consumer Sees the Restoration Industry? 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, committee focuses or even work products such as “Best Practices”.

TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL AGENDA: http://gotopirc.com/schedule/

The mission of “a forum where property insurance and restoration industry stakeholders come together for discussions, enhance understanding, heightening transparency, find common ground and communicate possible solutions and/or best practices to improve their industry” leads the way for a continual effort of getting industry issues the attention deserved in this important forum.

Registration is open online at www.gotopirc.com. Room reservations can be made for this meeting through the Hilton Boston Back Bay online or phone 617-236-1100. For those planning to attend the PLRB Claims Conference also in Boston, Mass., beginning on March 26, registration and room reservation information is on their website.

Press Release: First ever PIRC made a success by participants!

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.

PIRC is purposefully intended to be a meeting of open dialogue and a place to resolve industry friction points. In an effort to have beginnings to future solutions, both restorer and insurer white papers were presented, giving opportunities to establish the working committees for the promulgation of work products to give minimally transparency or even documentation of best practices. Also important is the capacity of the meeting to bring forth emerging trends of the industry to the forefront.

RESTORER WHITE PAPER (click to next slide):

INSURER WHITE PAPER (click to next slide):

As presented in the meeting by Jeff Hendler

PIRC was openly moderated by PIRC administrators Jordan Hendler and Jeff Hendler, longtime conference organizers in the paralleling collision repair industry. After giving background of their 40-year endeavor into improving the lives of all those in the collision repair industry, they gave the synopsis of findings they have encountered for the advancement of this conference and the hope for an overall better restoration industry using the tested format.

Rather than traditional speaker-learning conferences, this is an industry forum for discussion of what the various industry segments would like to see as common-ground solutions for the betterment of their entire industry. Future meeting dates are yet to be announced.

Press Release: Inaugural Property Insurance & Restoration Conference Announced for October 4 in Chicago, Illinois

 

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.