Joe Dobbins

Joe Dobbins

Joe Dobbins teaches with a background of over 26 years in the cleaning and restoration industry. His experience included daily experiences in direct operations of construction, professional cleaning, restoration, inspection, and consultation allow him both practical as well as education help to individual cleaners and business owners. He also had experience as a consultant to insurance companies and was employed as a property claims adjuster with a major insurance carrier. Joe is a Master Textile Cleaner, Master Smoke Restorer, Master Water Restorer, and Senior Carpet Inspector. Being one of the industry’s foremost authorities on restoration topics, he is a licensed general contractor and his firm processed hundreds of fire, water and mold losses annually. The combination of working as a contractor and later as a claims adjuster allow him to bring a perspective to the classroom that enables insight into both areas of restoration work.

Previous designations with the IICRC include member of development task force for Applied Structural Drying and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, Certification Division Chair over Restoration Division and Maintenance Cleaning Division Technical Advisory Committee Chair for ASD, FSRT and WRT, and Chair of the Certification Council/ Executive Officer for six years overseeing the technical development for all five divisions – cleaning, inspection, restoration, hard surface/maintenance cleaning and apprentice/basic skills. These divisions consisted of 26 different Technical Advisory Committees for all the different certification courses. Today, Joe holds the position as Chair of the Technical Advisory Committees for Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT) and is also certified in all divisions of the IICRC.

Joe teaches many training classes as an IICRC-approved instructor with Schaper’s Supply. He is also approved in approximately 20 states to teach continuing education to the insurance industry in water, mold, fire and odor classes. He has a teaching style of down-to-earth yet with a dynamic personality. As an IICRC-approved instructor since 1993, he currently teaches classes in Water Damage Restoration, Fire/Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Carpet Cleaning, Color Repair, and Applied Structural Drying. Until 2007, he oversaw 4 divisions of a previously-owned company including construction, cleaning, fire/water/mold remediation, distribution, and personally taught and administered the training facility.

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Joe teaches with a background of over 30 years in the cleaning and restoration industry. His experience included daily experiences in direct operations of construction, professional cleaning, restoration, inspection and consultation allowing him both practical as well as education help to individual cleaners and business owners. He also has experience as a consultant to insurance companies and was employed as a property claims adjuster with a major insurance carrier during 2007 and 2008. Joe is a Master Textile Cleaner, Master Smoke Restorer, Master Water Restorer, and Senior Carpet Inspector. Being one of the industry’s foremost authorities on restoration topics, he is a licensed general contractor and his firm processed hundreds of fire, water and mold losses annually. The combination of working as a contractor and later as a claims adjuster allow him to bring a perspective to the classroom that enables insight into both areas of restoration work.

Certification, held in all divisions of the IICRC, he served as an Executive Officer of IICRC also holding the position of Certification Council Chair for the IICRC, overseeing all five divisions cleaning, inspection, restoration, hard surface/maintenance cleaning and apprentice/basic skills. These divisions consisted of 26 different Technical Advisory Committees for all the different certification courses.

As an approved instructor with the IICRC and with Disaster Academy for 20 years, he is currently an approved instructor in Carpet Cleaning, Odor Control, Upholstery Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration, Fire/Smoke Damage Restoration, Color Repair, and Applied Structural Drying. As past owner of Disaster Academy, prior to selling his business after 25 years to pursue a career during 2007 and 2008 as an insurance adjuster, he had built a fully furnished 1250 sq. ft. house as a training facility house. He is also approved in approximately 20 states to teach insurance CE courses.

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