Early Saturday morning several semi trucks left Harrison Township, Michigan filled with water damage cleanup and hurricane repair supplies.
Jarvis Property Restoration, a national disaster recovery company, headquartered in Harrison Township, has committed resources from several company locations, including Illinois and Florida, to assist property owners in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York from destruction caused by Hurricane Irene. The semi trucks will help supply dozens of team members already en route with roof tarps, water damage drying equipment, board up materials and non perishable food items.
Jarvis expects to have upwards of 50 team members on the ground by Aug. 29, and the company says it has committed all of its resources to helping property owners recover from the storms associated with Hurricane Irene (which was downgraded to a tropical storm).
Jarvis will focus repair and recovery efforts for commercial and industrial properties. The company’s large fleet of power generators and desiccant dehumidifiers will enable it to tackle projects in excess of one million square feet.
Jarvis Property Restoration in a privately held company founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1979 by Sheryl and Bill Jarvis. Jarvis presently has offices in the States of Illinois, Iowa, Florida and Michigan. Jarvis has worked extensively in FEMA declared emergency zones including New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina and is registered through FEMA as a first responder. In the summer of 2008, Jarvis spent over six months in the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa leading a team of 1600 workers to cleanup flood damaged government buildings after the Cedar River flooded the entire city and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.