Welcome Joshua Smith and Justin Bazzle!
We would like to welcome our newest managing operator and general manager to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!
Please meet Joshua Smith, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of SE Tulsa.
Joshua first became interested in 1-800 WATER DAMAGE because of the brand name itself. The unique color combination of the logo and the fact that the phone number is in the name helped the brand stand out, and led him to find out more. After conducting his own research and speaking with other franchisees, Joshua decided to visit the home office to learn more about the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE opportunity. During his visit, Joshua discovered the huge support system that would be available to him as a franchisee, which helped him realize that 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was a great fit for him.
With his new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of SE Tulsa location, Joshua will be serving Tulsa, Oklahoma and the outer metro area. His goal is to establish a strong presence in his territory and grow the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand to become a household name in Tulsa. In his first year, Joshua would like to hit $500,000 in sales and be able to add a second truck by the end of 2019.
Joshua has been married to his beautiful wife, Nicole, for 8 years. Nicole is in the commercial real estate industry, and she and Joshua first met when one of her buildings flooded!
Joshua and Nicole have 5 wonderful kids: a 15-year-old named Allyson, a 6-year-old named Cannon, a 4-year-old named Casen, a 2-year-old named Lilah Jo, and a 1-year-old named Lennyn. Their family lives on a small farm, where they have four horses, two pigs, two dogs, and a few chickens.
Joshua is all about family. Not only is his family the reason he purchased a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise, but they’re also the reason he knows he will succeed. Outside of work, Joshua’s hobbies tend to be pretty much anything his five children are involved in. As a family, they enjoy spending time at the beach or going on cruises. When he does have free time, Joshua likes to play golf as often as possible.
Joshua can be reached at email@example.com, and by phone at 918-872-0864.
Please meet Justin Bazzle, general manager of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Poconos.
Justin has been in the restoration industry since 1991. In that time, he has worked on all types of commercial and residential properties, including government bases and medical facilities. He’s also worked in catastrophe zones with tornadoes, hurricanes, polar vortices, and large scale fires. With his extensive experience in the industry, Justin was well aware of the BELFOR brand and culture, which is what led him to the opportunity with 1-800 WATER DAMAGE. In addition to having the backing of BELFOR, the simplicity of the brand name and the increased access to disaster response work also stood out to Justin, which helped solidify his decision to join the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family.
Justin enjoys serving his community when disasters do occur. He understands that this line of work is not only about restoring damaged homes, but it’s also about bringing safety and trust back to the individuals who are impacted by disasters. With this understanding and his extensive experience, Justin will continue providing superior service to Stroudsburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the rest of the communities within the Poconos region of Pennsylvania. In order to build his new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE business, Justin’s goal is to build solid relationships with community decision makers by providing the best restoration services they can offer. He also plans to implement and take part in community outreach that demonstrates 1-800 WATER DAMAGE’s commitment to the health and safety of the local community and their homes and businesses.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys outdoor activities with his family, including hiking, biking, and fishing. Justin and his wife Debra have been married for 20 years and they share five wonderful children: Jasmine (19), Abigail (17), Zach (15), Hunter (12), and Claire (3). Debra is a beautician, and Jasmine and Abigail both share her passion and will be pursuing similar trades in hair and makeup. Justin and Debra’s son Zach enjoys restoring old trucks, while Hunter loves to fish. Their youngest daughter, Claire, loves to play kitchen and is a chef in her own mind. Justin and his family also have an 11-year-old white Labrador named Tonto, who still thinks he’s three and “will play ball with you until your arm wears out.”
Justin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at 570-216-5711.
Please join us in welcoming Joshua and Justin to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!