How ATI Trains and Retains Skilled Disaster Recovery Teams

As a service-based company, our people are our number one asset. In this month’s newsletter, we share some insights into how we train — and retain — the industry’s best talent to provide clients with nationwide support in response to catastrophic events like Hurricane Ian. 


Hurricane Ian Response  


On September 28, 2022, Ian, the fourth-strongest hurricane in Florida history, made landfall. As we tracked the storm’s progress, we mobilized our National Response Team to Florida to orchestrate response efforts and conduct critical path planning to support ATI’s Tampa and Orlando offices.  

Through our weather monitoring tools, ATI reached out to our clients before the Hurricane. After impact and as soon as we received safety clearances, we chartered a boat to survey the damage to structures on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island. With roadways blocked from floodwaters, ATI chartered barges, fishing boats, yachts, and ferryboats to begin work and minimize business disruption. ATI was the first restoration contractor to reach these islands and the first to begin work there.  

ATI had 260 workers supporting 139 jobs, including 79 employees who traveled to assist in this massive response effort. Throughout the restoration efforts, we had zero safety incidents and zero OSHA violations. One reason for this success is ATI’s focus on developing top talent. 

Employing the Best Talent  


The truth is, any restoration company can be hired to do the job, but how we provide these services to clients makes all the difference. ATI’s mission is to always deliver more than is expected. For attracting and retaining top talent, we focus on: 

At ATI, our business is about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve. That is why we create a culture of caring. We offer our team members internal and external developmental opportunities that help them advance in their careers. 


Investing in People 


ATI invests heavily in training to keep employees up-to-date on the latest technology, equipment, and disaster recovery strategies. Employees have 24/7/365 access to 700+ online courses on everything from OSHA standards to proper safety procedures to water mitigation through ATI University, our in-house training platform.  

We ensure that our employees know how to provide effective, efficient restoration services, which results in faster project completion times, lower costs, and greater customer satisfaction.  


ATI Celebrates Women in Construction Week

Women in Construction Week runs from March 5-11 and is a time to celebrate and recognize the achievements of women in the construction industry. Although the restoration industry has traditionally been a male-dominated field, women are breaking barriers in our industry and are making significant contributions. Our latest blog honors talented women across the country at ATI dedicated to driving our industry forward. 

For restoration, environmental remediation, and reconstruction support from a dedicated team of qualified professionals,       contact us today. 

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