An In-Depth Guide To Cavalry’s Certifications
Customers trust disaster restoration companies like Cavalry in some of the toughest times of their lives. It’s not easy to know what your next steps are in wake of a fire, storm, or other natural disaster. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to be the restoration contractors you can count on.
If you’ve read our other blogs or about our services, you might have noticed that we sometimes reference our business certifications. Those include:
- BBB-accredited business
- GAF certified
At Cavalry, we aim to instill trust and demonstrate our deep-rooted restoration and reconstruction expertise to our clients. Part of how we do that is by accumulating numerous certifications that display our competence, expertise, and dedication to what we do. In this article, we’ll explore our various certifications, what they mean, and why they’re important to look for in your restoration contractors.
Cavalry is proud to be a BBB-accredited business. But what does that really mean?
BBB stands for Better Business Bureau, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote ethical business practices and consumer trust in the marketplace. A BBB-accredited business has met certain standards of trust and reliability set by this organization.
To become BBB-accredited, a business must undergo a thorough review and evaluation process, including an assessment of the business’s reputation, customer complaints, and advertising practices.The BBB also verifies that the business meets licensing and bonding requirements, if applicable.
Once a business is accredited, it can display the BBB seal on its website and marketing materials, indicating to consumers that it is a trustworthy and reliable business. BBB accreditation provides consumers with a level of assurance that the business operates in a transparent, ethical manner.
Ultimately, a BBB accreditation is a mark of trustworthiness and reliability. It signals to potential customers that a business is committed to ethical practices and has a track record of resolving customer complaints. Because the BBB is a trusted resource for consumers, being accredited can increase customer confidence in a business.
The BBB also offers dispute resolution services to consumers. If a customer has a complaint against a BBB-accredited business, they can file a complaint with the BBB, which will work with the business to resolve the issue. This can help prevent negative reviews and improve customer satisfaction.
Moreover, BBB-accredited businesses have access to a range of resources, including training, webinars, and networking opportunities. This can help businesses stay up-to-date on best practices and connect with other businesses in the industry.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, is a federal agency that operates under the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA’s primary mission is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing safety standards, providing training and education, and conducting research on occupational safety and health.
OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which requires employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA is responsible for enforcing workplace safety standards and investigating workplace accidents and injuries.
OSHA sets safety and health standards for a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture. These standards cover topics such as hazard communication, respiratory protection, fall protection, and electrical safety.
In addition to setting safety standards, OSHA provides training and education to employers and employees on a variety of topics related to workplace safety and health. OSHA also offers consultation services to help businesses identify and correct potential safety hazards.
So, where does Cavalry fit into all of this? While OSHA doesn’t actually certify businesses, it does provide training and education programs that can result in a certificate of completion. These programs are designed to educate workers and employers on the hazards present in their workplace and how to avoid them.
OSHA offers a variety of training programs, including 10-hour and 30-hour courses on general industry safety and construction safety. These courses cover topics such as hazard recognition, fall protection, electrical safety, and personal protective equipment. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate of completion.
Some employers may require their workers to complete OSHA training as part of their job requirements. Additionally, some industries or employers may prefer to hire individuals who have completed OSHA training as it demonstrates a commitment to safety and may reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries. We care about the safety of our customers, and we care about the safety of our employees. There’s no better way to do it!
The IICRC — the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification — is a non-profit organization that provides certifications for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. The IICRC establishes the standards for these industries and offers a range of courses on topics like water damage restoration, fire and smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, carpet cleaning, and upholstery cleaning.
To become certified by the IICRC, individuals and organizations must complete a training course and pass a certification exam. Certification is maintained through ongoing education and training, ensuring that certified professionals stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and industry standards. Hiring an IICRC-certified professional gives assurance that the job will be done to the highest quality and standard in the industry.
GAF certification refers to a program offered by the roofing materials manufacturer GAF. The GAF certification program is designed to provide training and certification to roofing contractors who install GAF roofing products.
To become GAF certified, a roofing contractor must meet certain criteria, including having a valid business license and insurance, a satisfactory rating with the BBB, and completion of GAF’s training and certification program. At Cavalry, we require every employee to complete the 10 hour training.
GAF certification indicates that a roofing contractor has received training on how to properly install GAF roofing products and has committed to following best practices and quality standards set by GAF. GAF certification can also provide homeowners with confidence that the roofing contractor they choose has the knowledge and expertise to install their roofing system correctly.
In addition to its certification program, GAF also offers a range of support services to its certified contractors, including marketing support, access to exclusive products, and ongoing training and education.
Call Cavalry As Your Trusted Texas Reconstruction Contractor
Cavalry has been helping communities restore, rebuild, and revive their properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, and Austin areas since 1989. Whether you’ve experienced a fire, water damage, storm damage, or any other kind of peril, our expert team knows exactly how to manage your property restoration.
No matter the time of day, we respond with the urgency and dedication each specific case deserves. We work hand and hand with the insurance company to make this process as easy as possible for you. If you have questions about reconstruction or restoration, working with insurance, or any other disaster mitigation services, give us a call at 888-601-3473. Our team is here for you 24/7.