The Red Cross’s New Social Media Campaign Motivates 1-800-BOARDUP to Join the Cause

givewhatfiretakesSince March is Red Cross month, the American Red Cross has launched a new social media campaign with the tagline #GiveWhatFireTakes. It was created in conjunction with its Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and it’s meant to put emphasis on supporting the survivors of home fires. 

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1-800-BOARDUP Helps to Kickoff Red Cross Month

On the weekend of March 7-8, the 1-800-BOARDUP home office volunteered alongRedCrossVolunteers3 - editedside the Eastern Missouri Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross and St. Louis firefighters to install smoke detectors in “at risk” residences in the St. Louis area.

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1-800-BOARDUP Develops A Top-Notch Leadership Team

President of Disaster Recovery Relief Organization Ramps up his Leadership Team

michaelST. LOUIS, MO, (FEBRUARY 6, 2015) –  Michael Hosto, President of 1-800-BOARDUP, has enhanced his Leadership Team this year by using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and putting more emphasis on culture and leadership.

“My single biggest goal for 2015 is to enhance the culture of the organization,” Hosto said. “To do this I have to start at the top with the leadership team.” Continue reading

A Restorer’s Dilemma, Choosing a Focus: 1-800-BOARDUP Model vs. CodeBlue Model

A Position Paper Advocating Progressive Growth Strategies Over Price Driven Growth Strategies as a Pathway to Profits and Independence.

Since it’s Thursday, I figured I would “throw it back” to a position paper I wrote in 2008 for RIA’s Fall Conference. I almost forgot I had written this until a contact over at RIA asked me to write a new position paper to weigh in on how the restoration industry has evolved since 2008. In honor of that request, I thought I would post my last position paper to inspire myself and others. I hope you enjoy!


First of all, I would like to state very clearly for the record that I appreciate and respect the many honorable professionals in the insurance claims community, and the opposition expressed in this position paper does not reflect any conflicting principles with the insurance claims industry or the professionals who work within it. Continue reading

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