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AWARDS & RECOGNITION







ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2002
DAMON GERSH, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF Advanced Fire & Flood RESTORATIONS, INC. RECEIVES AWARD IN ERNST & YOUNG'S NEW YORK CITY 'ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR' 2002 PROGRAM.


The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. The year long program culminates in an annual conference each year during the month of November in Palm Springs, California. Founded and produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young, the EOY award is nationally sponsored by USA Today, CNN and CNNfn, The Nasdaq Stock Market, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The EOY program, which originated in 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now in its 15th and most successful year. The event took place in the New York Marriott Marquis. Click here to view video from the event.







INC. 500 AWARD PROFILES OF BUSINESS SUCCESS
Advanced Fire & Flood RESTORATIONS, INC. NAMED A WINNER OF THE 2003 INC. 500 LIST OF AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES.
September 11th was a defining moment for the nation. It was also one for disaster recovery company Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations, which mobilized 1,500 workers to clean Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel, 3,000 apartments, and 50 office buildings in downtown Manhattan in the weeks following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Quality Assurance: CEO Damon Gersh learned the importance of quality work from his late father, Max, with whom he started working in the company when he was 21. He once turned down a million-dollar contract to restore a hotel after a fire because he was required to use hotel labor and thus couldn't control quality.





FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE'S FAST 50 CHAMPIONS OF INNOVATION
DAMON GERSH NAMED WINNER OF THE 2001 FAST 50 AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP, SENIOR EXECUTIVES WHO CREATE VALUE THROUGH THE POWER OF THEIR IDEAS, THE AUTHENTICITY OF THEIR CHARACTER, AND THE INTENSITY OF THEIR COMMITMENT.
Rise to the Occasion - September 11th brought out the best in countless New Yorkers -- including the people of Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations. The company was stretched as it worked to restore the historic Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel for services and cleaned more than 50 office buildings. The call for entries went out four months ago. The global response was overwhelming: more than 1,650 entries (and more than 10,000 comments on those entries) representing more than 30 countries. Has the economic slowdown got you down? Get charged up by this remarkable collection of leaders, change agents, disrupters, trendsetters, and social entrepreneurs.





CERTIFIED RESTORER, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DISASTER RECOVERY
CERTIFIED RESTORER DESIGNATION ACHIEVED BY Advanced Fire & Flood' PRESIDENT/CEO DAMON GERSH, Advanced Fire & Flood' EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT HOWARD WHITE, AND Advanced Fire & Flood' VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS JEFFREY GROSS.
In the face of an overwhelming need for qualified professionals in the restorations arts, the NIDR started, in 1976, the Certified Restorer (CR) Program. The objective of the program was to develop standards of skill, knowledge, and ethics that would immediately distinguish the certified restorer from other cleaning and reconstruction contractors. Candidates face stringent entrance requirements and a demanding program of training and testing. The Certified Restorer Certification program is an intensive study in damage repair offered to experienced contractors and restorers. The program's objective is to raise committed restorers to a master's level of professional ability. The program of study addresses both buildings and personal property and is based on the structure and nature of materials, with the effects of various perils. Restoration theory addresses the mechanisms by which residue odors are removed, and covers toxic contamination, allergic response, water damage, contracts and insurance.





GATHERING OF TITANS ADVANCED EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
DAMON GERSH, CO-FOUNDER OF EXECUTIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM 2006
The Gathering of Titans program is specially designed for graduates of the MIT/EO/Inc. program.  The program takes learning and social interaction to a whole new level; by introducing you to world-class speakers and learning opportunities that take you beyond balance sheets and toward life balance and perspective.




THE ENTREPENEURS ORGANIZATION NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER

DAMON GERSH, ELECTED EO-NYC CHAPTER PRESIDENT 2002 - 2004.
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,000 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the premier peer-to-peer, global community network and resource for entrepreneurs and is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.


EO/MIT/INC. BIRTHING OF GIANTS EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
DAMON GERSH, 2003 GRADUATE
Jointly hosted by the world-renowned MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc., The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and Inc. Magazine, this unique executive educational program has been designed with the purpose of: identifying and bringing together the next generation of entrepreneurial giants, and providing the kind of intense blending of practice and theory that is absolutely necessary to excel in this decade.


YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

 HOWARD WHITE, 2002 AWARD RECIPIENT
The PIA's New York Young Insurance Professionals is an organization dedicated to building tomorrow's insurance leaders today. By providing members with a variety of opportunities for networking and education, it provides the tools to develop the industry's future leaders.





Advanced Fire & Flood is proud to have received recognition for so many prestigious honors. However what makes our work so fulfilling are the smaller, everyday accomplishments. We are rewarded every day by helping get our customers' lives back to normal the trauma of having their home or business visited by unwelcome disaster.







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