Adrian Frank has played an instrumental role in the strategic expansion of J.S. Held’s operation throughout the United States and has spearheaded the development of multiple offices in the Western region in response to the growing demand for the company’s services. While his more recent focus has been the management of company operations, Adrian has previously managed multiple regions in the company and quarterbacked both our National/International Restoration Consulting Practice as well as the growth and expansion of our Roof Consulting Services.
With more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in construction management, cost estimating and claims analysis, Adrian’s wide ranging background includes being the Principal of AKF Associates, which offered consulting services such as dry-down and infrared evaluations, project and restoration monitoring, including interaction with hygienist and remediation companies to assist in building restoration. Adrian has developed repair scopes and cost evaluations for both fire and water damage, provided Clerk-of-the Works services, invoice evaluations and cost analyses.
Prior to founding AKF Associates, Adrian was the Regional Manager of a national consulting company. As head of Water Restoration Consulting Services, he provided expertise on construction and restoration projects ranging from single family residences to resorts and office high rises devastated by fire, water, vehicle, hurricane and other causes. He assisted with claims involving government, private and public entity projects along with water front and other specialty types of construction.
Earlier in his career, Adrian worked as the Operations Manager of a general contracting company and went on to own multiple construction and restoration companies. His duties included inspecting, estimating, project management, cause and origin evaluations, and overseeing a crew for construction and insurance restoration projects throughout southern California. His early work experience has also included adjusting large and complex insurance property claims covering fire damage, water damage and mold infestation.
Ultimately, Adrian’s diverse knowledge in the industry from both the general contractor and adjuster viewpoints, give him an advanced insight into scoping, estimating, and investigating property losses.