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Hurricane Response Time

An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: How long does it take first responders to arrive at my property after a hurricane? Jeff Chester: Well one of the nice things about hurricanes, if there are any, is that you get plenty of...

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ACT Response Time

ACT Response Time An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: How long does it take first responders to arrive at my property after a disaster with no forewarning? Jeff Chester: Well with our network of 350 first responders, we are...

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Creating a Disaster Plan

Creating a Disaster Plan An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: How do I put together a disaster plan in advance? Jeff Chester: Well that’s a great question. One of the things that I’ve done is realize that I’ve got my areas of...

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Hurricane Building Damage

Hurricane Building Damage An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: What can I expect to happen to my business during a hurricane? Jeff Chester: Well if you think about what is happening during a hurricane, you have...

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Disaster Preparation

Disaster Preperation An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: How can I prepare myself for any type of disaster? Jeff Chester: That is a great question and that is the way a risk manager or an operations manager needs to be...

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What gets overlooked

What gets overlooked An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: What often gets overlooked before a hurricane? Jeff Chester: Looking into your insurance policy is vital. We’ve had clients that were hit by major hurricanes that...

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Why ACT

Why ACT? An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: Why ACT? Jeff Chester: I would just say that at ACT we consider it a privilege to serve people. I mean yes, we’re a for profit company, but it’s very rewarding to us to come into...

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Why prepare early?

Why prepare early? An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: Why should I prepare for a disaster ahead of time? Jeff Chester: Well, you know if you don’t prepare for a disaster you have a disaster before the disaster strikes. Risk...

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Who to Trust

Who to Trust An interview excerpt with Jeff Chester, Vice President Interviewer: Who do you trust when a disaster happens? Jeff Chester: Well I always say that the worst time to exchange business cards is in the middle of a disaster. You have a lot of...

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How ACT prepares

How ACT prepares An interview excerpt with Joe Rothwell, CEO Interviewer: How do restoration companies prepare for hurricane season? Joe: Well for one, our operations team make's sure that all of our equipment is properly working and all our vehicles are...

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