Note from the President of Jenkins

Polar and vortex are two words that I would guess were not in your daily vernacular prior to 2014. Now they are conversation starters with friends, neighbors and even total strangers. By some reports the advent of extreme cold across such a large portion of the country may shape up to be the single largest insurance event, superseding even Katrina and Sandy. While losses are not nearly as catastrophic, the damage is vast as it has occurred from Minneapolis, MN to Naples, FL.


This has been unprecedented for Jenkins as well. In Water Mitigation we have been able to serve three times as many customers in January than any other month since we began offering the service. We've had the opportunity to help many folks in every location with frozen pipes, some even on our own staff! We've also had a large number of fires where we've been able to be of service. We are blessed indeed.


All of that translates to a very busy and sometimes stressful work environment. I believe it's worth acknowledging the diligence of our employees in working through the task at hand. Prioritizing what needs to be done is always a challenge and more so with the large influx of work. I recently attended a meeting where three principles were introduced and I think they are appropriate to share with our staff with our current load:

  1. Sabbath Principle - you can not gain by effort what God does not chose to give by grace.
  2. Tithing Principe - you can not gain by hoarding what God does not choose to give by grace.
  3. Accountability Principle - It is hard to stay on a twisting road when there are no guard rails.

While I'm sure each of the above deserves at least an 8 week intensive study, I ponder these points as a reminder to keep Him in focus and allow Him to direct my efforts. He gives what we can manage. And no more.  I ask our employees to maintain a balance and ask for wisdom. And, I offer thanks.  For it is through Jenkins working as a whole that it all gets done!

2013 Packing Event / Christmas Party
On December 7, 2013 Jenkins had their 2nd Annual Packing Event with Servants With A Heart. The event was an amazing success. We packed 89,856 meals that were boxed and distributed to Northern Virginia and Nicaragua. Thanks to all Jenkins employees and business partners who helped to make this a success.
The packing was followed by the Jenkins annual Christmas party in our new Sterling Branch/Corporate facility. We had over 250 employees and their families attend the event. We all had a great time with food and fellowship. Chad Grover and his packing teammates won the prize for most meals packed. The evening concluded with Contra Dancing with a live folk band. Fun was had by all.
Operation Homefront for Military Families
The Virginia Beach Office did something a little different this year to celebrate Christmas.  Adopting a family through the organization Operation Homefront , this Branch was able to provide Christmas for a family in need. Pictured here are some of the employees, their wives and children, wrapping and praying over the gifts which were delivered to the family a few days later.
New Department Heads Positions Named

As Jenkins Restorations continues to grow, we felt it necessary to create these positions to oversee crucial areas of business.  Please join us in congratulating our 3 new Department Heads! Although many applied for these positions, we chose these 3 based on tenure and proven performance. We look forward to the positive change at Jenkins that will come from this!


Mike Peters, Department Head of Large Loss Estimating

Mike began his career with our parent company, Jenkins Construction Management, upon graduation from Virginia Tech, with a B.S. degree in Building Construction, on July 1, 1986. He was hired as a Laborer/Carpenter's Helper and 9 months later, promoted to Superintendent. In the Spring of '95, Mike was promoted to Estimator/Project Manager. In these roles, he built 8 churches, worked on several fire restoration projects, wrote and managed both Core and Large Loss claims. Away from work, Mike enjoys attending all Virginia Tech home football games, golfing, fishing and coin collecting.
Jared Jenkins, Department Head of Large Loss Project Management
After graduating high school, Jared went straight to work as a plumbing apprentice. After 8 years of working in the Wisconsin winters, he decided he needed to make a change.  He accepted the job at Jenkins in June of 2005, and has been a Large Loss Project Manager ever since. He enjoys time with the family, and fishing in his spare time.  He is looking forward to what is in store for him in the future at Jenkins.
Mike Hussa, Department Head of Core Claims

Mike has been with Jenkins Restorations for a little over two years. He started in the Program Compliance Department and moved from there to work as a Core Claims Project Manager. Before coming to Jenkins, Mike worked for several construction companies; TKC Inc., Ridgeline Construction, Centennial Construction, and Van Metre homes. He currently lives in Reston, VA with his wife Danielle. They have no kids yet...

Jenkins University Enrolls More Students

Jenkins University entered 2014 with equal fervor to 2013. Does "pipe burst" sound familiar? As a new round of Core Claims hires entered the Sterling office for training at the first of the year, we also welcomed three new Jenkins University students.  A few words about our Jenkins U Students:


Drew Bradley found his way to the Jenkins doorstep through another employee of ours, Pete Demorest. They are related.  Drew has spent many years in the concrete trade in Indiana.


Nathan Tobler came knocking through the connections of Aaron McCleary and Aaron Holmes. He is a Northern VA native. While Nathan was not working directly in the construction or restoration industry (he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton) he proved he had completed many projects prior to becoming a great hire for Jenkins.


Matthias Maines is a relative of Jon Masterson. Matthias is not unfamiliar to sales. While Matthias was leading the way with Toyota of Bristol he was also ready for a change. Jon gently nudged Matthias our way and we are happy to have him.


While the snap shot above is of existing Jenkins U hires (who have yet to be permanently placed) there have been many more new hires that have joined the "Jenkins Family tree" over the past few months. It's great to see the enthusiasm that individuals bring with them when they start here at Jenkins Restorations.

Honorary Corner:
Adam Cubbage

Adam has been with Jenkins Restorations Rockville Branch ("the Rock") since January 2013, serving as a Core Claims Project Manager. He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1998-2009 in a variety of leadership and staff assignments. Notably, Adam served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and was a part of 'Operation Northern Delay', conducting a parachute assault into Iraq during the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and then as a company commander in Afghanistan in 2005 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom where he commanded the Combined Joint Task Force 76
Quick Reaction Force. Adam has been awarded two Bronze Star medals, the Combat Action Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal and other decorations.


Adam has been happily married to his lovely wife, Lisa, for 13 years and they have two awesome boys: Adam, Jr (8) & Matthew (6). He continues to stay active in his community and teaches the middle-school Sunday School at
Calvary Chapel of Frederick, MD.

Adam pictured with

his sons, Adam Jr.

and Matthew.

Jenkins Planted a Branch Where?


Early 2013 brought Jenkins Restorations to the Southwest with our first branch opening in San Antonio.  San Antonio Branch has gone from an office staff of 3 to an office staff of 7.


With the opening of this branch, came the opportunity, as well as a need, to open another location in the Southwest. Our Corpus Christi location, located at 5449 Bear Lane, Suite 312, opened its doors in December of 2013.  Jose Alvarenga, Jenkins Water Mitigation Technician, who is in his 11th year with Jenkins Restorations, became our first Corpus Christi Team member. 
San Antonio Project Manager Jon Sonnenberg has relocated to join him in serving our clients there in Corpus Christi . 


Virginia native John Herr, nearing his ninth anniversary with Jenkins Restorations, recently relocated to act as
Large Loss Estimator for these locations in the Southwest.

Here we catch one of Jenkins crew on a roof helping an adjuster do an inspection. No, John Herr is not being accused of building violations, the news crew just happened to be there on a totally separate issue filming at the same time Mr. Herr was serving our carrier. 



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