Reynolds Restoration Services Launches PREP Program

Harrisburg, PA – Reynolds Restoration Services, a disaster restoration and reconstruction company, is proud to announce the launch of the Proactive Restoration and Emergency Planning Program, or PREP, for businesses in the region. PREP is designed to help businesses prepare to respond to an emergency or disaster related to flood, fire, storm or other related incidents and events. “We know that 40 percent of businesses do not reopen following a disaster, and of those businesses that do reopen, 25 percent will shut their doors within two years. The PREP Program is designed to help businesses proactively prepare for a disaster or emergency, minimizing their risk and downtime,” says Anthony Worrall, president of Reynolds Restoration Services. “Our goal is to help businesses be ready to respond to events from the smallest emergency to the largest disaster.” As part of the PREP Program, a Commercial Restoration Specialist will work with a business owner to review and finalize their emergency response procedures and protocols, ensuring a proper emergency and disaster plan is ready and in place. The no-cost program documents emergency procedures in a centralized location and is accessible to facilities and maintenance teams and business leadership utilizing cloud-based software. Other features of […]

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Reynolds Restoration Services Promotes Holstein

Donald Holstein

King of Prussia, PA – Reynolds Restoration Services, a disaster restoration and reconstruction company, has promoted Donald Holstein to branch manager of its King of Prussia, PA, location. In his new role, Holstein will guide quality control of the branch, from initial emergency response to reconstruction to project closeout. “In his four years with Reynolds Restoration Services, Don’s knowledge of emergency services and dedication to Reynolds have helped create a family atmosphere in the office that contributes to a higher quality of work from our staff,” said Anthony Worrall, president of Reynolds Restoration Services. “Don has big goals to grow and further develop his team and enhance the quality of our customer service.” Holstein, who previously served as Project Manager/Estimator and Emergency Services Manager, has 19 years of experience in restoration and is certified as a Water Damage Restoration Technician by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). About Reynolds Restoration Services Reynolds Restoration Services is the premier disaster restoration and reconstruction company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, D.C. and Maryland service areas. Our qualified and dedicated staff are always on call to respond to fire, smoke, water, mold, and wind damage. With over 14 years of […]

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Project Spotlight: Mold in Schools

mold in schools, mold behind bookshelves

Project Spotlight: Mold in Schools The summer of 2018 was one of the wettest on record. Frequent torrential rain created challenges for many school districts, most notably an increase in moisture and humidity and, consequently, mold. Wet Weather Challenges While the wet weather contributed to ideal conditions for mold growth, many districts mistakenly helped the mold spread through their buildings by shutting down HVAC systems for the summer months to reduce utility costs. Properly functioning HVAC systems help prevent mold growth by removing humidity and moisture from a building. Several districts discovered mold issues in late August and early September as school administrators and faculty reported back to work to prepare for the school year. RRS to the Rescue Reynolds Restoration Services responded within an hour to all mold issues, and within several hours full crews were on-site to begin remediation. The sites were contained and put under negative pressure to prevent spreading, followed by a thorough cleaning of all surfaces and removal of soft goods that could not be   cleared of mold. For several districts, our team performed structural repairs, such as installation of new drywall and casework in addition to mold remediation. Challenges & Solutions One common challenge […]

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Summer School Health: Preventing Mold in Your School

mold in schools, ceiling mold

Summer School Health: Preventing Mold in Your School School’s out for the summer! While it might seem as though summer is the perfect time to give your school’s HVAC system a rest, a little bit of air conditioning and some preventative maintenance can go a long way in keeping your unoccupied school healthy. As schools sit idle, mold growth can become an issue and impact the overall learning experience for students, teachers, and administrators, particularly those with a sensitivity to allergens, when they return in the fall. Mold can cause adverse health effects such as throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing, and wheezing, and in some cases, skin irritation. These health issues lead to missed attendance by both students and faculty, impacting the quality of education. The key to controlling mold growth is to identify and address moisture issues immediately. Where Does Mold Grow?  Mold is a result of excess moisture in an environment and requires oxygen and a source of food to grow. Mold thrives in warm, dark, and humid spaces and grows most commonly on porous surfaces in a school, including: Wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation On roof materials above ceilings Around windows Walls, ceiling tiles, […]

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Employee Spotlight: Rich Commo

Rich Commo

Meet Rich Commo Describe what you do at Reynolds Restoration Services. I am the Director of Emergency Services. I oversee the emergency response efforts in our three locations: Harrisburg and King of Prussia, PA, and Elkridge, MD.   How long have you worked in the restoration services industry? I have been in the restoration and recovery industry for about 20 years.   How has the industry changed since you first started? The industry was driven by insurance adjusters when I first started. It has become more end-user and third-party administrator driven.   What is unique about working in the restoration services industry? Since you never know where the next loss will take place, your plans for a day, week, or month could change in one phone call. You never know where you will be at any given time.   What is your favorite thing about working for Reynolds Restoration Services? There is a really great group of people that I work with. I enjoy interacting and working alongside them.   What is something that people would be surprised to know about you? Although my family is from the Philadelphia area, I was born in Texas. My father was stationed there […]

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Reynolds Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Building Solutions

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Marking a quarter century of providing innovative building solutions to public and private clients, Reynolds is celebrating its 25-year anniversary throughout 2019. Established in 1994 to pursue public sector agency construction management opportunities, Reynolds has become a full-service provider of construction, construction management, hybrid construction, restoration, energy, and commissioning and engineering solutions. “Reynolds has achieved this milestone because of the hard work and dedication of our employees and our culture of innovation, flexibility, integrity, and quality,” said David Angle, chief executive officer of Reynolds. “Reynolds’ mission since our inception has been to provide creative building solutions that deliver value to our clients, and our team continues to find new ways to fulfill that promise every day.” The Reynolds Timeline In 1994, with 28 employees and an office in Harrisburg, Reynolds was established as Reynolds Construction Management to provide construction management services in Central Pennsylvania. Three years later, Reynolds expanded its portfolio of services and formed a general construction division that has, over its lifetime, completed over $500 million of at-risk construction. In 1999, Reynolds Consulting Engineers was added to the company to provide clients with consulting services, including commissioning and design engineering. Reynolds Restoration Services was established in 2005 to […]

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Employee Spotlight: David Angle

Dave Angle

Meet David Angle, CEO, Reynolds Enterprises As Reynolds celebrates 25 years in 2019, we asked CEO David Angle to reflect on the last two and a half decades with the company. Describe the early days of Reynolds. How many employees were there? When Reynolds was established in 1994, there were 28 employees. Four of those original employees (Jerry Myers, Jeff Merritt, Todd Buzard, and I) still work with Reynolds today. Three others (Damion Spahr, Ken Baker, and Rick Evans) started with Reynolds, left briefly, and came back. What were the company’s first projects? Reynolds Construction Management, as Reynolds was known in 1994, was solely focused on agency construction management until 1998 when Hershey Lodge & Convention Center hired us as construction manager at-risk for a $21 million project. Our first agency CM project was with Cornwall Lebanon School District. [read more about this project here] What roles have you served at Reynolds? Describe your journey to CEO. I have served as project manager, project executive, vice president, and president prior to becoming CEO in 2014. My first project working with Rick Reynolds, the founder of Reynolds Construction Management, was as the project manager at Carbon County Prison. We both worked […]

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Growing Together: Cornwall-Lebanon School District and Reynolds Construction

Ground breaking at Union Canal Elementary School

When Reynolds Construction was established in 1994, the company focused on agency construction management, particularly for public projects in K-12 education. The leadership was committed to helping Pennsylvania school districts realize their construction goals while keeping future growth and education objectives at the forefront of new construction, addition and renovation projects. The first agency construction management project for the firm was for Cornwall-Lebanon School District in Lebanon County, just 35 miles from the Reynolds office in Harrisburg. The District was planning an addition to Union Canal Elementary School to help accommodate the growing student enrollment. “We were excited to have our first agency construction management client,” says Jeffrey Merritt, President of Reynolds Construction. “At the time, I was a sales engineer for the firm, and worked closely with the administration to help the addition project come to fruition. Looking back, this was a flagship project for the firm, and set Reynolds on a path to become long-term partners with the District.” Growing Relationships As Cornwall-Lebanon School District grew over the years, so did the relationship with Reynolds. After the renovation project at Union Canal Elementary, the District focused on a new elementary school that would have higher capacities for students […]

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Reynolds Promotes Rickard, Kautz, Kindya

Adam Rickard, Jim Kautz, Nik Kindya

In recognition of their contributions to Reynolds’ growth and success, the company has promoted Adam Rickard to building information modeling design manager, James Kautz to superintendent, and Nikolas Kindya to assistant superintendent. In his new role as building information modeling (BIM) design manager, Rickard will oversee Reynolds’ transition from AutoCAD®-based software to Revit®/BIM software. Since joining Reynolds in 2012, Rickard has served as a computer-aided drafting and design technician and a mechanical commissioning associate. He received an associate degree in computer-aided drafting and design from York Technical Institute. “Transitioning to BIM software is an exciting development for the company, one that will benefit clients, develop skills for employees, and aid in recruitment of technical staff,” said David Angle, chief executive officer of Reynolds. “Adam has effectively delivered mechanical documents for design projects and has the technical skills and vision that will help him succeed in this role.” As superintendent, Kautz will maintain oversight of at-risk construction projects and proactively resolve construction issues to reduce construction costs and impacts. He joined Reynolds in 2012 as a carpenter and foreman for Reynolds Restoration Services and was most recently an assistant superintendent on projects at UPMC Pinnacle. Kautz received OSHA 10-Hour Construction Training […]

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Employee Spotlight: Gary Marshall

Gary Marshall

Meet Gary Marshall Briefly describe what you do. As an on-site construction manager, I represent the owner (school district) as the point person between the owner, architect/engineers, and contractors. I oversee quality of work, scheduling, risk management, coordination, conflict resolution, documentation, cost control, and student education. What’s the best thing about your job? Building relationships with those involved on projects and being a part of team efforts to overcome obstacles and provide a project that we can all have pride in. What is your proudest moment at Reynolds? Although I don’t have a specific moment in mind, I really enjoy leading a team and watching complex projects progress and come to successful completion. What do you like to do when you’re not at the office? I am a volunteer firefighter and captain of fire police for Union Township Station 40. We are involved with many community fundraisers and events. I also enjoy attending NASCAR and local dirt track stock car races. What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? Doing high tower work (600-foot free climb) and being an ironworker. What are your biggest pet peeves? Laziness and lack of self-discipline. Share your favorite line from a […]

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