I don't want to go out on a limb here, but it sounds to me like he was joking.
:blink:I don't want to go out on a limb here, but it sounds to me like he was joking.
very informative. :clap:Storm Damage Specialist, Insurance Recovery Expert, Hail Inspector, Blah, Blah, Blah.....
He is an out of town Storm Chaser, who just mobilized into your area and will set up shop with the pretense of being able to handle the work with their specialized Storm Damage Roofing and Siding Crews.
Who are those crews and workers and the sales personal?
They will first have a canvassing manager and multiple van loads of canvassing teams hit any neighborhood that was any where near where the storm was reported. These flier droppers and door knockers will go to every door on every street with high concentrations of homes.
They will inform the home owners that they may have Hail Damage and are entitled to a new roof and siding.
Would you like to find out if your home has any damage?
Sign here to give us permission to check out your roof. (Oh, by the way, don't read all of the fine print, because what we will do, is wait for you to call your insurance adjuster and when 1,000 or more home owners all cal at once, the insurance companies will dispatch out their independent Cat Team, [Catastrophe Adjusters], and since they typically get paid a percentage of the claims that they write if the total dollar amount exceeds around $10,000.00, more than half of the initial people who file a claim will be automatically accepted AND you will be on the hook for using our company because now you have committed to using our services for the roofing and siding work, even though all we did so far, is have you sign a piece of paper, AND if you decide to use someone else, we will lay claim to 20% to 30% of your claim payout for out troubles)
There, that is what a Hail Inspector does.
The "Claims Specialist" will mostly be new recruits, all promised 40% to 50% of the split of the Net profit, who mostly will not last long enough to ever get their pay.
The "Storm Restoration" crews will mostly be al subcontracted immigrants working on a reverse auction to see who will do the most roofs for the cheapest prices.
The manager will make really good coin.
The person who runs the claims through Xactimate will either be a decently paid or commission paid employee, squeezing every last nickel out of the line item costs, try as hard as possible to get 3 trades worth of work into the claim, so the "General Contractor---HA!!!", can them supplement the claim fpr the OH & P, which could be anywhere from 20% additional to 49% additional on top of the line item amounts.
The company will either advertise that they are a nation wide contractor doing business for XX amount of years, but in reality, just applied, if they actually went through the trouble, of getting licensed and registered in that State, OR, they will sign up some Dupe that owns a local business name and use their company as their shelter, promising about 3% of al of the Gross volume that comes in.
One year to the date of the Storm Date, or after the last roof is instaled, the Storm Company will be out of business and cease operations in that State, leaving the local contractor to handle the swarm of warranty claims, which will wind up putting him out of business and giving him the black eye and bad name.
Read the thread I posted last night about the Illinois Court case and their findings on the validity of the Contingency Contract that was just ruled on, which is in the Roofing Sub-Forum.
So would it be cool if I followed him to Taco bell and when he went inside I slaped a F.B.I. (Female Body Inspector) sign over the passenger side door one, so he won't see it but it will face the customers houses when he parks in front of them?
You can think of something better than that for the sign, maybe something more distasteful? :shifty:So would it be cool if I followed him to Taco bell and when he went inside I slaped a F.B.I. (Female Body Inspector) sign over the passenger side door one, so he won't see it but it will face the customers houses when he parks in front of them?