Art has been in the cleaning & restoration industry since 1988. He grew from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of a company with almost 200 employees. He has served from the roles of a one-man technician to being the Senior Operations Manager of a large, very successful restoration company.
He is certified by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) as a Water Loss Specialist and a Certified Restorer, and by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, as a Master Restorer and Cleaner. He is also a Certified Value Builder Advisor.
With the RIA, Art has proudly served on, and for a time chaired, the Water Loss Institute. He co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA (ASCR). He was on the RIA Board of Directors, was the first Chair of the RIA Canadian Council, and currently serves as Council Chair on the Canadian Education Committee.
He has served on the Executive Committee of the BC Association of Restoration Contractors, which is dedicated to improving workplace health and safety in the BC restoration industry.
Art has been published in many industry journals, featured on numerous news and talk show programs, and has been presented to various groups including the insurance industry, property owners and managers, and industry specialists. He has also been a leader in dealing with Hoarding claims and has taught this subject across Canada.
Art is the proud recipient of the 2011 Industry recognized, Martin L. King award for outstanding service to the industry.