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Alicia DeCant Appointed As VP of Human Resources

May 21, 2021

Alicia DeCant has joined the CodeBlue | MadSky team as VP of Human Resources. In this role, Alicia will be accountable for the firm’s people strategy, including talent acquisition, performance & talent management, culture, and total rewards. “I’m honored and thankful...

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Ed Jones Awarded IICRC Badge Of Service

March 10, 2021

Ed Jones, VP of Education and Operational Excellence, was awarded an IICRC badge for serving the last three years on the S500 Consensus Body Committee developing new standards. The IICRC Standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that...

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Jennifer Hevelone Appointed As Chief Claims Officer

March 8, 2021

CodeBlue | MadSky, together the leading provider of whole-home restoration and claim management services, have announced the appointment of Jennifer Hevelone as Chief Claims Officer. Jennifer will lead the company’s inspection and estimating strategy and seek to drive continuous...

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Desk Review Service Evolves Into Technical Review

March 2, 2021

CodeBlue|MadSky's industry-leading "Desk Review" solution has evolved into "Technical Review," reflecting the service offering's extraordinary expansion. "Technical Review" includes Fire & Water Mitigation, Contents Pack-Out, and in March,...

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Joe Kislo Named As Cheif Technology Officer

January 16, 2021

We are excited to announce that Joe Kislo has joined our team as Chief Technology Officer. “We are thrilled to have Joe lead our technology vision,” said Hunter Powell, CEO of MADSKY and CodeBlue. “Appointing Joe affirms our commitment to innovate the claim management...

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Getting Ed-Ucated: Drying Cabinets

September 10, 2020

The ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 reference guide states that when practical, restorers may dry cabinets in place by circulating air in the interstitial space (beneath & behind). Many cabinets (built-in or attached) are manufactured out of wood veneer, plastic laminated over...

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CodeBlue Hosting Virtual Job Fair

June 17, 2020

CodeBlue will hold a virtual job fair on Tuesday, June 30th, and Wednesday, July 1st between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. both days. Contrary to the recent economic trend, CodeBlue has been fortunate not to reduce its workforce. Instead, we're expanding and creating...

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Getting Ed-Ucated: Selective Investigation

June 9, 2020

When we're not sure how long materials have been wet, and we're trying to determine the category of water, it may be beneficial to perform a "Selective Investigation" to look for signs that might indicate how long materials have been in contact with water. I...

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Getting Ed-Ucated: Sump Pump Malfunctions

April 14, 2020

In the water restoration industry, sump pump losses have generally been considered a category 2 water loss. That’s because the level of microorganism risk -though the water came through the ground- does NOT meet the criteria listed in the category 3 definition guidelines...

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Virtual Claims Management: The Future Is Now

March 11, 2020

CodeBlue and Livegenic proudly announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership that leverages the amazing strengths of both organizations, including CodeBlue’s expertise and manpower along with Livegenic’s cutting-edge Intelligent Automation technology in a...

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Dual Job Fairs May Create Nearly 30 Positions

January 27, 2020

CodeBlue held two successful job fairs last Wednesday and Saturday at the command center in downtown Springfield, OH. A team of interviewers met with an average of ten applicants every hour. The turnout was so successful that nearly thirty positions could be created...

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CodeBlue Says Goodbye to a Friend

December 3, 2019

We are sad to announce the passing of Gary Turner on Sunday December 1st after a battle with cancer. Gary was a friend to every person he met. Whether you knew Gary for one hour or 20 years, he treated you with respect and made you feel important to him. He spent the last...

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Getting Ed-Ucated: Cabinet Inspection

November 13, 2019

If you think about the way kitchens and bathrooms are typically constructed, it’s where you’ll find the most water supply and drain lines, cabinets and vanities. That means when there’s a water loss in those rooms, it’s important to inspect underneath and behind the cabinets...

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Getting Ed-Ucated: Using Biocide and Antimicrobials

October 11, 2019

Ed Jones is CodeBlue’s Vice President of Education & Operational Excellence. He has over 30 years experience in the industry and his expertise has helped develop the standards that the industry uses today. This article is the first in the “Getting Ed-Ucated” series....

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Gary Michicich Has Been Named the New VP of Sales

October 4, 2019

Gary is joining CodeBlue with over 22 years of insurance claims industry experience. He most recently served as an Executive Leader for Audatex, a Solera company. Gary’s early career involved working auto and property claims, evolving through various aspects of the business...

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Paul Gross Featured in the Dayton Business Journal

September 17, 2019

CodeBlue Founder Paul Gross is featured in a Dayton Business Journal article. Paul discusses CodeBlue’s steady expansion and the importance of identifying the right talent to fill the new positions. Since acquiring CodeBlue in February 2018, CodeBlue's business has...

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CodeBlue Named As A Top 10 Claims Management Company

July 15, 2019

CodeBlue was named as one of the Top 10 Claims Processing and Management Companies for 2019 by Insurance CIO Outlook magazine. CodeBlue was recognized for our unique virtual claims solution for carriers, policyholders and contractors. CodeBlue takes a proactive approach...

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CodeBlue's 2019 Summit Focuses on the Value of Communication

June 20, 2019

CodeBlue’s 2019 Contractor Summit was held in downtown Springfield, OH on June 18-19. The summit was hosted by CodeBlue’s owners, Dan Wilson and Paul Gross One hundred and fifty contractors attended and were given a tour of the scientific, state-of-the-art Flood House educational...

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June Job Fair a big success for CodeBlue

June 6, 2019

Tuesday, June 4th was an exciting day at the CodeBlue headquarters, located in the historic Bushnell building in downtown Springfield. CodeBlue coordinated with the Clark County branch of Ohio Means Jobs for the June 2019 job fair. This is the first step to creating over...

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CodeBlue To Add Over 150 Jobs

April 8, 2019

Springfield News-Sun - April 08, 2019 Code Blue, a water mitigation firm in downtown Springfield, is looking to bring more than 150 jobs to the city. Code Blue founder Paul Gross said the company is already in the process of hiring its first 70 employees. Jobs include water...

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Jason Manns To Join CodeBlue As COO

January 18, 2019

Jason Manns has been named CodeBlue’s Chief Operating Officer. Jason brings a wealth of experience and formerly served as the Chief Claims Office at Ameriprise Insurance and VP of Personal and Commercial Lines Claims at Grange Insurance. Jason holds an MBA and BS degree...

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Why Wet Surface Temperature is Important when Drying

July 12, 2016

In the new ANSI/IICRC S500-2015 industry standards for professional water damage restoration it says the following: Controlling Temperature Restorers should manage ambient surface temperatures in the drying environment dependent upon the drying system employed. While...

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Engineered Wood Flooring – To Dry or Not To Dry

June 14, 2016

We all know there are three main types of wood flooring we are typically faced with in the water mitigation industry: Real hardwood flooring, which is generally ¾ of an inch thick and is made entirely of real wood. Restorers with good knowledge and equipment can...

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Using Heat Effectively to Speed Up Evaporation

November 5, 2015

Using heat to assist with drying has long been known to be a valuable tool. Unfortunately, many of the heat delivery systems have either been expensive, required too much labor for setup and tear down, have been potentially dangerous due to high temperatures that could cause...

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CodeBlue Elite SWOT Visits Update

October 7, 2015

CodeBlue’s Elite SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses & Opportunities for Training) Visits have been a great success.  To date we have completed close to 100 SWOT visits with our elite contractors.   Our major goal was to “listen” to our elite contractors to see...

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October 1, 2015

Springfield, Ohio (October 1st, 2015) - HSG | CodeBlue, the leader in water mitigation, is releasing their cat plan to their customers in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. The company is on high-alert and has been tracking Hurricane Joaquin as it moves closer to the US. ...

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August 18, 2015

When composing the title for this month’s article I tried to come up with a tricky acronym for performing additional investigation when trying to determine category of water loss, such as the popular CSI or NCIS, but just couldn’t make it work… So I settled on SII. ...

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July 21, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO (July 18, 2015) – CodeBlue, the leader in leader in water mitigation, is a sponsor at the Springfield Arts Festival at Turner Pavilion in Veteran’s Park, where they will also host their annual company picnic.  The event will feature live music throughout...

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July 14, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO (July 14, 2015) – CodeBlue, the leading technology innovator in water mitigation, has announced a Contractor Spotlight, which will highlight one contractor each month in the CodeBlue Elite Newsletter.  The first Contractor Spotlight will be announced...

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Top 6 Ways For Contractors to Go From Good to Great!

July 13, 2015

CodeBlue tests drying equipment and methods at our two IICRC ASD approved flood houses each month with our clients, the insurance professionals, our CodeBlue employees and our elite contractors participating in the experiments.  That testing combined with what we see...

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June 18, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO (June 18, 2015) – CodeBlue, the leader in water mitigation, has partnered with 4 Paws for Ability, through Wittenberg University, to assist in the training of Pilotte; a four month old Black Labrador/Golden Retriever mix who will ultimately provide assistance...

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June 4, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, OHIO (June 4, 2015) – CodeBlue, the leader in water mitigation, has extended their Flood House training dates.  Training classes for WRT, ASD and combo classes are now available through September 2015. “The Flood House is a great educational tool for...

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May 19, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (May 19, 2015) – CodeBlue, the leading innovator in the water mitigation industry, is celebrating the first anniversary of its contractor network, CodeBlue Elite. The network is made up of CodeBlue’s premium contractors that serve policyholders who call...

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March 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (March 16, 2015) - CodeBlue, the technology leader for water mitigation, announced that Nick Allar has been named Manager, Affiliate Services at CodeBlue.  “Nick brings innovative ideas, a sense of urgency and a can-do attitude to Affiliates,” said...

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March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (March 9, 2015) - CodeBlue announced today that Director of Operations Mike Smith has been named Director of Affiliates and Procurement.  “CodeBlue has some of the finest water mitigation contractors in the industry,” said CodeBlue CEO Wayne Sharrah....

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March 10, 2015

AUSTIN, TX. (March 6, 2015) - CodeBlue hosted more than 175 guests, including 90 Elite contractors, in Austin at the annual Innovation Summit Feb. 23-27 at the Renaissance Hotel.  Insurance Executives and Code Blue Elite Contractors were invited to hear from high profile...

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March 5, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (March 5, 2015) – Maureen Dakesian joined CodeBlue as a National Account Coordinator. “Maureen will focus her abilities on our booming Contents business,” said Senior VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Walsh. “She is brilliant at tracking, monitoring...

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December 15, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dec. 9, 2014) – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announced that Paul Gross of London, Ohio has been elected to the organization’s National Board of Directors.  A lifelong outdoorsman and farmer, Gross is the current President and CEO of Insurance...

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December 11, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Dec. 9, 2014) – The leading trade publication in the restoration industry – Cleaning & Restoration – released a question and answer segment featuring CodeBlue President Paul Gross as an industry thought leader. Cleaning & Restoration is the official...

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November 26, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2014) – CodeBlue, which is a leading innovator in the emerging water mitigation industry, today announced that it was pursuing new programs with three universities: Purdue University, Kent State and Wittenberg. With Purdue, CodeBlue has been...

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November 24, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (Nov. 14, 2014) – CodeBlue, which is a leading innovator in the emerging water mitigation industry, today recognized VP of Education, R&D Ed Jones, who had a presentation published by Purdue University, which has partnered with the company on several...

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