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DKI release 11.23

November 23, 2010
Kelmann Corporation’s Achievement to be Highlighted at 2011 RIA Convention
Wood Dale, IL – Disaster Kleenup International, Inc. (DKI), North America''s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, today announced that DKI Member Company, Kelmann Corporation, who received a record four Phoenix Awards, will be the topic of a break-out session at the 66th Annual Restoration Industry Association Convention in Colorado Springs, March 9th, 2011.
In its company history, Kelmann Corporation has won four Phoenix Awards for Innovation in Restoration and Reconstruction. The Phoenix Awards presentation, entitled The Winners Circle, will include three other award winning RIA contractors. The session will allow RIA members to look “behind the scenes” on several unique, award-winning projects that illustrate how the knowledge and experience of restoration professionals turned disaster into triumph.
For 15 years, the RIA''s Phoenix Award Program has showcased the best in restoration and reconstruction projects, and this panel of winners will identify the challenges involved in their projects, how they were addressed, and the various unique processes used.
“The Phoenix Awards illustrate the best aspects of the restoration industry,” explained RIA’s Director of Communications, Patricia Harman, who coordinates the competition. “The projects entered are prime examples of the creativity, knowledge and ingenuity required by restoration professionals on a daily basis.”
"We are proud to be a member of RIA and humbled to receive the Phoenix Award four times. We thank and credit God for blessing us with the skilled and dedicated employees that made the awards possible. We look forward to sharing our story with our industry partners,” said Jerry Kelly, Vice President of Kelmann Corporation.
"We are delighted to see Kelmann Corporation recognized for its outstanding workmanship and commitment to providing superior customer service. We are proud to have them as part of this organization," stated Dale Sailer, DKI''s president.
Kelmann Corporation has provided insurance restoration to the Wisconsin market since 1973, and has been a DKI Member since 2009. Kelmann has received the prestigious award for projects performed in 1997, 2003, 2004 & 2008.
About Kelmann Corporation
For over 37 years, Kelmann Corporation''s trained and certified experts have dried water damaged buildings, repaired homes, rebuilt fire damaged structures and restored lives. Experts in insurance matters, their award winning team of professionals has the experience and technical insight to deal with virtually any catastrophe. When disaster strikes, Kelmann Corporation responds to Wisconsin''s water, fire and restoration needs. Kelmann is an expert renovator of many types of buildings. Locally owned, they have enjoyed working in the community since 1973. For more information on Kelmann Corporation, please visit
About DKI
Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., headquartered in suburban Chicago, is the largest disaster restoration contracting organization in North America. DKI member companies provide full service restoration to their customers: emergency response, water damage mitigation, fire and contents cleaning, mold remediation, complete reconstruction and much more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. DKI returns damaged property to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, delivering complete satisfaction to our consumer, insurance, and corporate customers. For more information about Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., visit our website at or contact Michele Donahue at (630) 350-3000.