First Priority DKI

First Priority is a proud member of the Disaster Kleenup International (DKI) Network. DKI is the largest property damage restoration organization in North America with over $1billion in restoration work annually. Being a DKI member allows us to have full access to cutting-edge technology and provides us with resources to handle any job, no matter how large or complicated. DKI membership also ensures that the First Priority team provides customers with the highest quality service and follows a strict code of professional ethics.

First Priority DKI’s state of the art services include fire damage repair, structural drying, soot/smoke/odor removal and mold remediation. We specialize in the restoration, cleaning and remodeling of commercial, industrial, residential and multifamily structures.

Since 1981, owners of properties damaged by fire, flood, wind and other unfortunate catastrophes have looked to First Priority DKI for support. Our staff is empathetic to the sense of loss and anxiety felt during difficult times and will assist you each step of the way by providing the leadership and experience needed to get households, businesses and lives back to normal.

Whatever you need, whatever is right for you, First Priority DKI pledges to handle your projects with compassion, focus and professionalism.

Mar 25, 2018
The Construction Estimator is responsible for developing a definition of a project loss, in conjunction with the Property Owner, Adjuster, or Insurance Company. The Construction Estimator ensures that the project is delivered on time and to the required quality standard within agreed specifications. Focus is on scoping and estimating the work required to restore properties to their pre-disaster state. The Construction Estimator will head projects, manage work crews, subcontractors and suppliers related to each project. Responsibilities: Manage the day-to-day operational activities of assigned projects, personnel and programs. Educate the client on the process of reconstruction, the timing of service delivery and realistic expectations for this process Meet and work closely with all clients and adjustors to discuss loss restoration efforts. Build, lead and deploy the best quality team to achieve the objectives of our corporate strategic plan (production crews and subcontractors). Ensure each job is completed in accordance with ANSI/IICRC Standards and Company and Program protocols for reconstructioin. Ensure project requirements and schedules are being fulfilled and deadlines are achieved. Manage job progression and fully document each job in detail. Build and maintain strong, trustworthy relationships with our existing /new clients, Adjuster, Agents and all in the industry. Maintain professionalism, sensitivity, and tact to portray the company in a positive manner at all times. Ensure delivery of excellent customer service and quality controls. Focus team efforts to teach, improve, and practice mitigation techniques. Generate new leads and new business through relationships with adjusters, property managers, commercial and residential property owners. Introduce our restoration services to adjustors, agents, brokers, commercial and residential prospects. Skills & Knowledge Detailed understanding of restoration and reconstruction practices for property that has suffered water, wind, mold, fire or biohazard damages. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, to assist clients, adjustors, vendors and agents in a professional manner. Strong problem solving and negotiating skills. Proficiency in MS Office Skills (Excel, Word and Outlook). Proficient in using Xactimate Basic accounting competency with an understanding of invoicing, billing procedures. Experience in preparing and monitoring construction budgets Additional requirements: Excellent leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Analytical, detail oriented, hands on, and a team player. Must be able to work with and manage others in a fast paced environment while providing excellent service to our clients with integrity and passion. Customer service orientated with the ability to deal with customers under stressful situations. Skilled at management of multiple projects, opportunity analysis and decision-making. Some evening and weekend hours are necessary as we are a 24/7 disaster response company. Participate in 24-hour emergency on-call phone rotation (nights, weekend, holidays) Must be highly organized Clean DMV record, possess a valid Illinois Drivers’ License and own reliable transportation. Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug test. Be able to bring an upbeat, energetic, “can-do” attitude to work every day. Proactive nature with in-depth ability to coordinate and effectively handle multiple tasks efficiently. Professional appearance and demeanor. Establish priorities and meet prioritized schedules, deadlines and goals. Complete projects and achieve corporate set goals within given timeframes. Motivated to advance within our growing company. Never stop improving and be relentlessly proactive. SEND RESUME WITH “ CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR ” IN THE SUBJECT LINE
First Priority DKI South Elgin,US
Mar 25, 2018
Rapidly growing fire and water restoration firm seeks full time career-oriented Board-Up Responder. We specialize in residential and commercial disasters: water damage remediation which consists of water extraction, drying services and restoration; fire damage cleaning of contents and structure; mold remediation and Board-Up services. We are looking for individuals with excellent interpersonal and communications skills and a highly professional image who can promote our services, who are hard-working and trainable, and who work well in a team-oriented setting. Requirements: - Must have experience with carpentry tools and general framing. - Must not be afraid of heights or working on roofs. - Must have a professional appearance and great attitude. - A valid driver's license with a reasonable driving record. - Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft. - Must be able to pass a drug test. - Because we provide 24-hour emergency service, must be willing to be on call as needed. - Some night and weekend work is required. - Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Additional Requirements: - Applicant must have Excellent Customer Service skills. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Basic math skills, able to calculate sq. ft., cubic ft., lineal ft., etc. - Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. -Excellent opportunity to earn commissions in addition to hourly pay. - Must live within 10 miles of Elgin. SEND RESUME WITH "BOARD-UP RESPONDER" IN THE SUBJECT LINE
First Priority DKI South Elgin,US