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By Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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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Winter Fire Safety Tips
By Chip McCraw Tips & Info posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Tips & Info posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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 Chip McCraw Blusky posted Mar 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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