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Paul Davis Women in Restoration Group

Sunday, June 7, 2020  
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Paul Davis Restoration of Greater MSP is a franchised office of one of North America’s top restoration companies, Paul Davis USA. The company has always been known as a leading provider of fire, water, mold and biohazard damage restoration for residential and commercial properties.

They are also leaders in the industry when it comes to gender equality and have started Women in Restoration, a group that consists of all their female team members at their locations.

“We meet every month to problem solve, collaborate and build relationships with one another. We support the females of the company and lift each other up,” shared Angela Anderson, Team Lead for Paul Davis Restoration of Greater MSP.

The restoration industry has always been a male dominated industry. American female construction workers in general only make up 9.1% of the workers, and fewer than 1 in 20 construction trades workers are woman. Paul Davis feels it is so important to support women and let them know they are needed and wanted in the construction/restoration industry. Paul Davis Restoration of Greater MSP strives to have their business match the current female to male ratio of workers in the US.

One of their Women in Restoration group’s main goals is problem solving ways to recruit and retain women in the industry. We want to empower women and provide them with great opportunities!

How long has PDR of Greater MSP been in business? How many employees are there?
PDR has been in business since 1966. We have 376 franchises. Paul Davis Restoration of Greater MSP has been around for 10 years. We currently have 75 full time employees ranging from mitigation technicians, carpenters, estimators and team leads.

Why do you feel it is so important to encourage women to join the trades?
The restoration industry has been male dominated for many years. We want to provide equal opportunity for women to have the same roles, responsibilities, and become leaders of the industry!

What are some things you’ve seen women bring to restoration that have helped, specifically, your company grow and thrive?

Women have a different perspective and expect timeliness. Women are solid leaders who can empower the team. Bring a new level of collaboration and accountability to working as a team.

What are some techniques you use to attract women to your company? And once they are there, why do they stay?
We attract women to our company by providing a Women in Restoration group, a team specifically to benefit them and their ideas/work. We provide female uniforms so they can feel comfortable when
working. Women stay because they feel empowered by the owner, Caleb Brunz. Caleb wants to promote women within the workplace and for them to exceed in the industry. Women stay because the overall leadership and they feel supported by the team.

If you or you know of anyone that is interested in being a part of our team, please reach out to us at 651-243-0737 or visit our website