Dave Demos joined FirstOnSite in July 2009 as a member of the Board of Directors. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2010.
Dave has extensive expertise in organizational management, with a focus on the integration of entrepreneurial businesses. He has held senior leadership positions in the property and furniture restoration industry for over 30 years.
In 1989, he founded Action Fire Restoration, later a subsidiary of InStar Services Group, Inc., a United States-based disaster restoration company. Prior to joining FirstOnSite, Dave was President and Chief Executive Officer of InStar. Under Dave’s leadership, from 2003 to 2009 the business was integrated from four separate entities with 15 branches into a single, multi-platform company with expertise in commercial restoration and large-loss catastrophe work. With offices in 12 states, Dave was instrumental in expanding the company’s operations into 38 states through services offered by his dedicated Catastrophe Team.
While with InStar Services, Dave led hundreds of team members in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Texas and Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, undertaking critical restoration and rebuilding projects.
Dave sold InStar Services Group in 2006 to ServiceMaster, at the time a Fortune 500 company. He became part of ServiceMaster senior management and worked closely with the company’s largest commercial franchises.
As an active participant with industry associations, Dave was a founder of the northeast division of Disaster Kleenup International, the restoration industry’s largest trade association, serving as Vice President from 1992 to 1995. He has also served as a member of the Association of Cleaning and Restoration Specialists and of the National Institute of Disaster Restoration.
Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for AAA Pioneer Valley and is a lecturer for the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum. He previously served on the Director’s Group for Shriners Hospitals for Children®—Springfield, and as Chairman of the Board for the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dave earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
As Executive Vice President of Branch Operations, Kevin is responsible for the ongoing support of our people and operational leaders while building best practices across all our branches. He has been a partner with FirstOnSite since July 2007.
Kevin formed his own company, K.B. Clarke Construction Ltd., in 1994, after years of working for several general contractors, where he first became a Journeyman Carpenter and then a Supervisor. After venturing on his own, Kevin led his business to become one of the leading restoration firms in the Maritimes. Kevin has served on a number of boards and committees within and outside the restoration industry, and was President of Disaster Kleenup Canada for four years.
Kevin currently holds industry designations of Master Restorer and Mould Remediation Supervisor from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a Master Estimating Certification from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), and is a Certified Inter-Provincial Journeyman Carpenter.
Joe is responsible for implementation and evaluation of the region’s strategic direction in alignment with FirstOnSite national priorities, as well as operational oversight, stakeholder management and people leadership & development in the West.
Joe has been with FirstOnSite since early 2011 as the VP and General Manager of our BC region. In his first two years he and his BC focused team have produced some of our most remarkable metrics and customer KPI results, which is now his focus across Alberta and a broader western geography.
Joe brings over 40 years management experience to FirstOnSite; from originally acting as general manager for a family run general contractor, through to executive level management and business development history for venture backed companies and international Fortune 500 global organizations. He has a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design – Boston Architecture College; Boston, MA, an Advanced Professional Certificate in Corporate Strategy – NYU Stern School of Business, New York, NY. He has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing & Finance – Suffolk University Sawyer School, Boston, MA and did his Bachelor of Arts in Economics – College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
He can be reached at jdeangelis(at)firstonsite.ca
Barry is responsible for the development of new business in the commercial and large loss marketplace nationwide. He has been with FirstOnSite since its inception, and until recently was President of PremiereAction, FirstOnSite’s operating business in Quebec and the National Capital Region (formerly known as the Rosco Group).
Barry has been in the restoration industry for over 30 years, and he and his brother Robert co-founded the Rosco Group in 1979. They led the company through its evolution from a specialized cleaning group to a full-service insurance restoration company and solidified its place in the insurance restoration market. Following the disastrous Quebec ice storm of 1998 and the resulting pressure on the province’s insurance providers, the company expanded its restoration services into the field of construction.
In 1983, after significant investments in research and development, they opened a sister company specializing in document salvaging and restoration using leading-edge technology, providing specialized service in Canada and the United States. Both companies now operate as FirstOnSite.
Barry studied management at McGill University in Montreal, and brings over 30 years of experience to FirstOnSite Restoration.