I started out as an owner of a building inspection company and as an adjuster working with several local and national carriers. My specialty was large loss residential and commercial claims and managing projects for the carriers. What I started to see was the insurance companies starting to use tactics to bring down the restoration invoices of the contractors whether it was for mold/water/fire or reconstruct. I once argued the estimate was tight and was told that may be but see if the contractor will cut their invoice anyways. In 2008 while working for a international third party administration company handling claims we lost one of our large accounts. This lead to almost 30 of being left without a job within days afterwards. Some of us were asked to say at a huge discounted rate. At that time I formed General Building Consultants and started writing estimates for these same contractors and showing them how to capitalize on getting the carriers to pay based on our industry knowledge of how to write and how to present the estimate to the carrier. Recently we went through a change in policy and re named the company Restoration Insurance Billing Source LLC.
Restoration Insurance Billing Source LLC. takes pride in our associates that work with us as they all have successful estimating, insurance adjusting, water/mold mitigation, appraisal and construction backgrounds.
Our associates are proficient in Xactimate as well as other industry programs and our team members are employed by RIBS LLC full-time and have extensive insurance experience either as restoration contractors, adjusters, or examiners.
Gordon Cohen- President Restoration Insurance Billing Source LLC..
All Lines General Adjuster for the last 17 years though no longer a practicing adjuster.
Current and past Certifications in Mold Remediation, Mold Evaluations, Water Restoration, Property Appraisal, Umpire Services.
Experience in estimating and appraising residential/commercial construction estimates up to $3 million dollars and commercial claims and estimates up to $22 million dollars.
Worked as a project manager and estimator for several different full restoration contractors. Prior operator/owner Central Building Inspections and Infrared Thermal Inspections and also a certified FLIR Infrared Thermographer utilizing the FLIR T400 infrared camera.
Mike Ritchie – General and Operations Manager
Over 25 years of restoration industry experience which includes upper management, senior project management and senior large loss estimating and consulting utilizing these skills to efficiently coordinate and oversee staff and outside professional sub trades to provide turnkey services in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
Mr. Ritchie is a licensed mold remediator and licensed mold assessor in the state of Florida and holds multiple IICRC and industry certifications (including Hazwoper and TWIC).
Mike has a proven track record in commercial, catastrophic large loss, residential mitigation, remediation and reconstruction. Projects completed range from a few hundred dollars in damage to over 8 million. Mr. Ritchie has traveled extensively working multiple catastrophic events such as hurricanes, major floods, fires, etc.