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    STRONE Aquires TCR of Muskoka

    May 4th, 2013

    Effective February 1, 2013, STRONE, an emergency, restoration and remediation company headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, has acquired TCR of Muskoka, with its full scope of restoration services.

    “This acquisition increases STRONE’s service coverage in the Muskoka area, with additional personnel, experience, and equipment,” explains Steve Blinco, Co-CEO Support Services for STRONE. “It also provides TCRs customer base with additional services, gaining the Complete Emergency Solution for restoration and remediation offered by STRONE and Itech.”

    With this acquisition, STRONE also adds soft contents restoration to its service line-up, gaining the Esporta wash system, offered by TCR.

    “Both companies share a common commitment to ensure absolute customer satisfaction for our clients,” comments Neil Blinco, Co-CEO Sales & Marketing for STRONE. “We remain dedicated to this purpose and will therefore operate TCR within STRONE under the continued leadership of Mark Augustine.”

    STRONE will invest in this new STRONE Bracebridge Branch with additional qualified people and greater geographical reach to support and grow its relationships.

    Operating in its 26th year, STRONE is Your Complete Emergency Solution, providing in-house emergency response, restoration, and remediation services. With corporately owned branches throughout Ontario and Quebec, STRONE provides superior local customer service, excellence in workmanship and rapid mobilization of personnel and equipment.


    January 14th, 2010

    Storms of 2009

    Storm Damage - Click to view more photos

    Some of the storm damage - Click the photo to view more

    The storm of the year happened Thursday, August 20, 2009 starting just before 7pm and ending around 7:45pm.  With torrential downpours in Bracebridge and an F0 Tornado hitting the south end of Gravenhurst, TCR was up all night.  The first call came in at about 7:25 pm for flooding in Bracebridge.  The next call came in at 7:32pm for another flood in Bracebridge and for the next 4 hours calls just kept coming in.  Field staff worked until almost 4:00am extracting water, setting up air movers, dehumidifiers and scrubbers.  August 21; Friday morning was much the same but with wind and tree damage claims coming in.  Claims averaged about 1 every 20 minutes that day; estimators, field staff and our sub contractors worked well into the evening again assessing damages and performing any emergencies that were required.

    And Saturday August 22, it happened all over again!  Although the claims were coming in much slower there was still plenty of work to do; roofs were patched, windows were boarded, hydro masts repaired, water extracted, equipment set up.  By Sunday our staff was able to have a break.  Emergencies were completed and home owners were temporarily secure in their homes and happy.  Come Monday August 24, morning our staff was busy again, with preparing estimates for repairs and from a few more calls coming in from home owners who were away for the storm but came home to discover water in their basement or a tree on their roof.

    Winter Storm Damage - Click to View More

    Winter Storm Damage - Click to View More Photos

    For December of 2009 Muskoka received one of the worst winter storms.   Starting December 10 and ending December 12.  High winds and snow squalls left many people stuck in their homes as travelling was not recommended, highways were closed, many businesses were shut down and power outages were reported across Muskoka.  Snow accumulated close to 95 centimeters throughout Muskoka, but hitting Bracebridge and Huntsville the hardest.  Due to such the rapid rate of snow and heavy winds…trees were coming down, landing on homes, sheds and garages.  TCR was first to many sites once roads were clear and safe for travelling.  Trees were taken down, and the homes were secured once again.

    It is TCR job to help families in situations like these and to get them back to a point where they are comfortable in their home.  TCR is able do this with the technology, expertise and great staff employed and nothing is more rewarding to them than to be able to do so in an efficient and professional way.

    Introducing the Esporta Wash System

    July 14th, 2009

    The Esporta Wash System at TCR

    The Esporta Wash System at TCR

    TCR is now able to help you one step further in your disaster restoration with the Esporta Wash System. The Esporta is able to clean, sanitize and disinfect almost any type of soft content that has been through flood, fire, sewage. Soft contents make up about 25%-35% of everyone’s home and previously these precious items were disposed of and deemed unsalvageable. Now with the Esporta we can restore, not replace. Check out our Esporta page for more information.