Restoring Smiles: One Toy at a Time

From Right to left: Maddie Starr, Jennifer Boyer, Keith Wiles, and Amanda Negri with their #RestoringKindness Post cards. Making a Difference Every Day In the restoration industry, we are fortunate to make a difference in someone’s life each day we show up for work. Acts of kindness and service are not just part of our job—they’re a way of life. […]

Spring Maintenance Tips & Checklist

Springtime means warmer weather, gardening, and green leaves. Unfortunately, it also means a high risk of home water damage. Prepare your home for warmer weather and enjoy all the fun things Spring has to offer with Berks · Fire · Water Restorations, Inc.℠ Maintenance tips and checklist. Inspect for Leaks or Pipe Damage: Until you […]

Disaster Restoration, Reconstruction, & Preventative Cleaning – Coronavirus Precautionary Measures

As we unite as a community and a world in the war against COVID-19, the BFW team remains committed to provide you all the services that you have come to rely on us for in times of need.  Our team has been training and retraining on our infectious disease control and decontamination services to best […]

It’s All in the Family: Brothers

Brothers Brother: Robert (Bob) Detweiler, Project Manager, 15 years Brother: Patrick Detweiler, Construction Manager, 4 ½ years Who was here first? Bob Relationship to family member? RD: Pat is my brotha from anotha motha Why did you want to work with a family member? RD: Honestly I just wanted the incentive and Pat needed a […]

It’s All in the Family (Newsletter intro)

Letter From The Lavenders: It’s All in the Family! by Lisa Lavender, COO and Ted Lavender, CEO The Family Owned Business Institute Reports that “ There are 5.5 million family businesses in the United States. Family owned businesses contribute 57% of the GDP and employ 63% of the workforce (Family Enterprise USA, 2011).  That means family owned businesses employ […]

How To Manage Troublesome Salt Stains

Our friend and carpet expert, Mark Violand, of Violand Flooring Inspections, Inc. recently shared some timely advice about troublesome salt stains, and we couldn’t help but share it with you! Troublesome Salt Stains Salt, salt and more salt. Salt on sidewalks, salt on floors, salt on entrance matting, and salt on carpet. Although this winter in Northeast […]

BFW Spotlight: John Perella

“It is a family.” This is how Team Leader John Perella, affectionally known as JP, described BFW when asked what he enjoys most about working here.  All the better for him, as he is no stranger to family life. He grew to love construction at a young age after helping his father renovate their home in […]

The Great Cookie Delivery: BFW’s Dedication to our Supportive Circle

Each year sometime early in the fourth quarter we begin checking our list, even going as far to check it twice, to see who’s really been nice! For over 14 years, the team at Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc. has shared one of the most cherished holiday traditions with our customers, vendors and […]

Letter from the Lavenders: Respective Perspective Meters

During the holidays we had the opportunity to reflect and express our thankfulness for friends, families, abilities, opportunities and more. Ted and I believe in order to be grateful for things in life we must have an internal meter of sorts. I still remember an evening in junior high.  A book report was due the […]

Letter from the Lavenders: We Live By Continuous Improvement

At BFW, part of our culture is continuous improvement. We take it upon ourselves to constantly evaluate our performance in our service to others while challenging the status quo. This past summer our region experienced ongoing flooding and severe weather. With over 18 years of responding to disasters, this was like nothing we ever experienced. […]

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