Holiday Inn Conference Center 

1208 East Douglas Road Mishawaka, IN  46545

Lunch served at 12:00 pm


This course will serve as an introduction to issues dealing with water damage claims. The support material includes information on proper handling of drying as it relates to insurance losses. The key to this topic is the urgency in which it is addressed, the financial implications, and the health and safety issues discussion. Typically, insurers are among the first contacts with the property owners when these losses happen. They have the ability to help minimize the impact on the property owner. 

Conversely, should the insurers not be aware of the issues and remedies associated with these issues, the property owners might suffer unnecessarily. Their response can help determine the level of hardship to which the property owner will be subject.


Bryan Brainerd

IICRC Approve Instructor, Education Director 

IICRC Instructor and Schools Committee Member

IICRC Restoration Division Chair


Bryan has been involved in the restoration industry since 1994 and instructing seminars since 2000. Prior to starting Restoration Academy, he worked for ServPro and Paul Davis Restoration Inc., consulting on a wide variety of restoration jobs. He has developed training programs for employees, managers and owners of several restoration firms. After leaving Paul Davis Inc., Bryan was General Manager of Paul Davis of Indianapolis North until starting his school in 2012.

Bryan spent five years instructing in the Air Force. This combination of experience and training greatly benefits those who take his class or use a manual that he has helped to develop.

Bryan has been approved by the IICRC to instruct the Water Restoration Technician (WRT) Fire Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) and the Applied Structural Drying (ASD) Courses. He is an IICRC Master Water and Fire Restorer and serves as a company representative to the IICRC certification board. Bryan served as an OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer and served as an authorized Instructor for Residential Roofing Assessment for HAAG Engineering.

Bryan is an approved instructor for Continuing Education Courses in Indiana for Agents and Adjusters.

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Registered Number 49283

Certifications held:

MFR Master Fire Restorer

MWR Master Water Restorer

CCT Certified Carpet Cleaning

UFT Certified Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning

JCT Journeyman Textile Cleaner

WRT Water Damage Restoration

ASD Applied Structure Drying

FSRT Fire & Smoke Restoration

RRT Carpet Repair & Reinstallation

AMRT Applied Microbial   Remediation Technician

TCST Trauma & Crime Scene Technician

OCT Odor Control

HST Health and Safety