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Church Bell
By Candace Johnson Highlighted Projects posted May 23, 2017

On the Job: Church Bell Restoration

In this edition of On the Job we take you (literally) inside a church bell.

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Fire in downtown Raleigh
By Candace Johnson Highlighted Projects posted April 21, 2017

On the Job: fire in downtown Raleigh

BluSky responded to the largest fire in Raleigh since the 1920s, providing restoration for fire, smoke, and water damage for a large apartment building.

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted April 14, 2017

BluSky is honored to be featured in BOSS Magazine

We thank our team members who make us everything we are and we appreciate the recognition from BOSS Magazine! The darkest day for a business often arrives in the form of a catastrophe. For facility managers and building owners, tenants, and residents, dealing with structural damage after a fire, flood, or another disaster is a […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted April 07, 2017

BluSky employees receive Certified Restorer® certification

Two BluSky employees have attained the Restoration Industry Association’s coveted Certified Restorer® (CR) certification. Often called the “Ph.D. of damage repair,” this advanced certification is widely recognized as the pre-eminent restoration training program.

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 22, 2017

Hiring for Character

By Kent Stemper, CEO My career allowed my family and I to live 4 years in Japan. When we first moved there we would email our friends with all of the interesting observations we had about a culture so different from the U.S. After about six months, our friends would say “what happened to all […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 22, 2017

Blind Spots

By Dan Flanagan, CSO My first recollection of the term, “Blind Spot,” was at 14 years-old on a sunny, summer morning in the middle of central Iowa. Taking the driver’s seat of Horizon Hatchback and my driver’s education teacher seated to the right in the passenger seat, he was ready to apply his heavy leg […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 22, 2017

Fundamentals of a Remarkable Culture

By Kent Stemper, CEO One of the most common questions I get as CEO of BluSky Restoration is about our culture. They notice it’s unique, it’s special, and they’d like to understand it better. Point #1: Culture is very, very important. When the iPhone was at its peak, it sold itself. There are certain products […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 02, 2017

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that most home fires occur during the winter? Here are some tips courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association and the United States Fire Administration to help you stay safe these last few weeks of winter. Keep anything that can catch fire at least 3 feet from heating equipment Never use an […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

Codes and the Elusive Perfect Sheet

As Jacks of All Trades, and Masters of Few, we are always searching for that perfect sheet, that perfect property damage estimate. An estimate which captures all the damage so precisely, with just the right pricing, that we can hold it up and say to all “here it is, an estimate that’s so perfect, it […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

Business Continuity Management Series I

There are spectacular, real life events that will heighten the awareness of an organizations’ resiliency to operate at standard capacity. A retail store, apartment or hospital can be affected to varying degrees ranging from massive, long-term shutdowns due to natural disasters through minor interruptions from isolated property damage. Waiting for the 1000 year flood to […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

Business Continuity Management Series II

In the first installment of the BluSky Business Continuity Management (BCM) blog, we covered the high level factors that contribute to the importance of establishing a business continuity program within your organization. We kicked off the first step for establishing the framework for a successful BCM program: the Program Initiation and Management. This first step […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 02, 2017

Indoor Air Pollutants You Should Be Aware Of

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is defined by the EPA as “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” IAQ can be compromised by pollutants from some seemingly innocent sources that you can control. Minor health effects can show up soon after exposure […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

Entrepreneurship – Start, Grow and Maintain a Successful Business

I was recently asked to do a blog on entrepreneurship, and honestly, I wasn’t sure where to begin. I’ve never considered myself an entrepreneur, but by definition, I have to admit I do qualify. It is a safe bet to say I’m not defined by the label and am surely not a serial entrepreneur or […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

BluSky Growth Prompts Organizational Changes

President Announcement BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC is pleased to announce the following organizational changes. As BluSky is focused on how to best organize to support the next stage of our growth, the decision was made that now was the right time to have a full time President to oversee daily operations. Effective November 1, Kent […]

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By Candace Johnson Blusky posted March 02, 2017

BluSky Announces Recapitalization and Partnership with KLH Capital

Centennial, CO, May 4, 2015 – BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC is pleased to announce the successful recapitalization & investment by KLH Capital of Tampa, FL. This additional capital will enable one of the country’s leading restoration, renovation, environmental & roofing contractors to accelerate its growth and continue to expand its service offerings throughout the US. […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 01, 2017

Change your smoke detector batteries when you “Spring Forward” or “Fall Back”

It’s a good habit to form. If you use battery-powered smoke detectors in your home or business, change the batteries each spring and fall as you turn your clocks forward or back when Daylight Saving Time starts and ends. No, there’s nothing magical about doing these tasks at the same time – it’s just an excellent […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted March 01, 2017

Top 13 ways to prepare for spring

Spring is almost here. After enduring the long cold winter, it’s finally time to start thinking about warmer temperatures again. Now is the time to prepare for spring and fix any issues that have surfaced due to winter storms. The BluSky team shares these tips to help you inside and outside your home or business. Replace […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted February 15, 2017

BluSky expands into Myrtle Beach

BluSky continues to expand its presence with the opening of its newest office in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, effective February 15, 2017. We’ve been providing disaster restoration services in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas in South Carolina from our Wilmington, NC office for several years and this new office will allow us to serve our […]

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By Candace Johnson Tips & Info posted January 04, 2017

Frozen Pipes: How to Avoid a Disaster

Want to join the nearly half million American homes and businesses that suffer water damage from frozen pipes? Want the expense of dealing with flooding, structural damage, and possibly even mold? We didn’t think so. As winter cranks up and temperatures fall, we’ve entered the frozen pipe season again. But you can dramatically reduce your […]

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By Candace Johnson What's New at BluSky posted October 26, 2016

Our Response to Hurricane Matthew

BluSky mobilized storm teams before Hurricane Matthew arrived and began responding to hundreds of calls for help while the storm was still in progress.

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