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Jacob Spain

J.S. Held expands Surety Practice in Western United States with the acquisition of Benchmark Consulting Services.

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Jacob Spain
 

Senior Consultant

 

832-446-3905 (Work)
601-331-9346 (Mobile)
1888 Main Street, Suite C, #407
Madison, MS 39110

Jake is a large loss fire, water, mold, and bio-hazard expert specializing in structural drying, fire cleaning, decontamination, odor control, mold remediation, air system cleaning, and inspections. Jake’s experience comes from over 11 years within SERVPRO Industries. Starting off as a Sales Representative for six SERVPRO franchises in 2007, his sales growth and business development quickly moved him into the role of Sales Manager. Jake’s knowledge of emergency response, restoration, and the SERVPRO franchise systems allowed him to accept the position of Mississippi State Manager.

Within this role, Jake acted as a consultant for all Mississippi SERVPRO franchises as well as assist in managing SERVPRO’s Large Loss Response Team, Disaster Recovery Team, and Storm Response Team. With his vast knowledge in restoration, Jake purchased a SERVPRO franchise in 2011 where his responsibilities included, but was not limited to: project management, estimating, and hands-on experience working in residential, industrial, commercial, multi-family, and healthcare facilities.

Jake has also worked on several projects involving hurricane, wind, flood, tornado, hail, fire, and mold in various locations ranging from small to large loss. He has performed large-scale mitigation in almost every major storm event since 2007. With his extensive experience evaluating losses and scheduling needed mitigation and repairs, Jake has been called upon numerous times for advice regarding the potential for subrogation, and best practices for performing project preparedness and execution.

All the years in restoration has allowed Jake the opportunity to use a variety of technology to quickly and accurately analyze complex structural drying and cost estimating. This includes the use of moisture measuring and thermal imaging equipment, performing calculations to determine the proper amount of equipment to be used, analysis of structural components to define the best procedure for rapid drying versus demolition, estimation with Xactimate and Symbility, and determining the cost to clean and repair instead of replacement of structural and personal property items.

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