Woodard’s Certified Restorers

A Certified Restorer is the most qualified professional the industry has to offer for those seeking restoration and damage repair services. To become a Certified Restorer, one must complete the Certified Restorer Program, which is widely recognized as the pre-eminent training program in damage repair. The Certified Restorer Certification Program focuses on damage repair and raising committed restorers to a higher level of professional ability. There are only around 500 Certified Restorers in the world and Woodard employs THREE of the 500! Vice President of Restoration Services, Scott VanDover, and Project Managers Jeff Owens and Jim Feltz, have all completed the Certified Restorers program.

Working with a Certified Restorer guarantees that you have the most qualified professional in the industry! Their knowledge is unlike anyone else’s in the field. They know the best equipment and methods to be used during any kind of restoration job. When working with a Certified Restorer, you are guaranteed to have the job done right!

In order to become a Certified Restorer one must complete a rigorous course of study, research, certification exams, and submit a formal report and final paper. Below is a glimpse at the 4 steps each Certified Restorer must complete:

  1. Meet the Pre-Qualifying Requirements

One must have a high school diploma or an active Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Certified Mold Professional (CMP), or Water Loss Specialist (WLS) Certification. Plus, five years of verifiable work experience or three years of supervisory experience. 

  1. Complete the Certified Restorer’s Prerequisite Courses

To be eligible to take the exam, one must take a course in each of the follow categories:

  • Basic Skills in Fire, Smoke, & Water Damage Restoration
  • Structural Restoration
  • Contents Restoration
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Project Management
  1. Take the Certified Restorer Prep Course and Exam
  2. Complete the Certified Restorer Formal Report and Paper

Once these steps have been completed and the applicant’s formal report and paper have been approved, they are now a Certified Restorer!

Scott, Jeff, and Jim are a true representation of The Woodard Way and they embody our core values of Do What’s Right, Serve Others, and Learn Every Day. Woodard is honored to have Scott, Jeff, and Jim on our Restoration Services team.