BELFOR is Ichiban
Rusty Amarante, CR, has over 40 years of experience in the restoration industry. He is the Director of Operations for BELFOR Property Restoration, the global leader in disaster recovery and President of BELFOR Franchise Group, the world’s largest residential and commercial services franchise group including well-established and fast-growing brands: 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Delta Restoration Services, DUCTZ International, HOODZ International, N-Hance Wood Refinishing, PACKOUTZ and Z PLUMBERZ. Whether handling a loss that affected a family of three or a major catastrophe requiring teams of 3,000+, he knows every situation is its own unique challenge. Rusty is responsible for coordinating the BELFOR National Catastrophe Team’s logistics, workforce, equipment and resources in the aftermath of national disasters on a daily basis.
Tom Yacobellis is the founder and Director of National Operations for DUCTZ International a BELFOR subsidiary conducting HVAC remediation, restoration, and diagnostic services. The firm has 80 locations nationwide. Tom has 38 years’ experience in the design, installation, and restoration of HVAC systems and 29 years, specifically in the HVAC remediation industry and Building Diagnostics. He is a 30-year Florida State licensed HVAC, Mold Assessment, and Mold Remediation, contractor.
Ichiban is a Japanese adjective meaning: number one, first or best.