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Welcome Scott Kretchmer, Brian Hill, and Rob Hinckley!

We would like to welcome our newest managing operators to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!

Please meet Scott Kretchmer, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of South Bend/Elkhart.

Scott Kretchmer, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of South Bend/Elkhart

Scott first learned about 1-800 WATER DAMAGE during his search for franchise opportunities. He spent nearly three months researching similar types of franchise options prior to deciding 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was the right fit. Scott and his wife, Michelle, were invited to attend the 2018 BELFOR Franchise Group convention in San Diego so they could meet the team and get a feel for the brand. They were very impressed with all the team members and other franchise owners that they interacted with while in California, and it showed them that 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was where they needed to be.

With his new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE business, Scott will be serving the South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Granger, Goshen, and Osceola areas of Indiana. His goal is to exceed $5 million in gross revenue within seven years of opening. Upon successfully establishing his first territory, Scott also hopes to purchase an additional territory and build his business into a true family operation.

Scott has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 27 years. They have a 25-year-old son named Nick, a 23-year-old son named Alex, and an 18-year-old son named Dylan. Scott and Michelle also have three rescue dogs named Charli, Roxy, and Diesel, a ferret named Vivian, and a goldfish named Bubbles. Outside of work, Scott's hobbies include stock car racing, hunting, camping, and fishing. Scott also enjoys "serving the Lord in any way" and teaching his sons "how to be good upright men of the community."

Scott can be reached at scott.kretchmer@1800waterdamage.com, and by phone at 574-314-6222.

Please meet Rob Hinckley, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of the Quad Cities.

Rob Hinckley, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of the Quad Cities

Prior to joining 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, Rob worked for BELFOR in Jacksonville, Florida, and he felt it was the best company he ever worked for. When family matters took Rob "back home" to Davenport, Iowa, there was not a local BELFOR office for him to join, but he realized the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE territory was available. Rob and his wife, Sandra, began looking into the opportunity, and when they recognized the growth of the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand and the support they'd still have from BELFOR, they decided to pursue the opportunity. They're honored to be part of the BELFOR family again.

1-800 WATER DAMAGE of the Quad Cites will serve the Davenport, IA and Quad City area. With his new business, Rob's goal is to serve customers with integrity and the heart of a teacher. Rob also plans to build his team members and set them up for success so they all can grow and operate a profitable 1-800 WATER DAMAGE franchise.

Rob is happily married to his wife Sandra. Rob has a daughter named Carmen and a son named Aaron, both of whom are married and have blessed Rob and Sandra with seven grandchildren. Rob also has two stepsons, Jacob and Alex, who still live at home with him and his wife. Their family has a miniature dachshund named Obie and a cat named Amos. When he's not working, Rob enjoys dirt track stock car racing, traveling, playing with his dog, and spending time with his family. He also likes to volunteer at his church as much as possible.

Rob can be reached at rob.hinckley@1800waterdamage.com, and by phone at 563-554-6858.

Please meet Brian Hill, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Greenville.

Brian Hill, managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Greenville

Brian's background in insurance is what brought him to 1-800 WATER DAMAGE. During the time Brian spent working in the insurance industry, he became very familiar with the BELFOR name. The association and backing of BELFOR led Brian to his decision to join the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family.

As managing operator of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Greenville, Brian will be serving the communities in and around Greenville, South Carolina. Brian's main goal with his new business is to become the "1st call on the list." He plans to do this by building a strong professional relationship with local insurance agents.

Brian is happily married to his wife, Natalie, who is a talented artisan maker. She works from home crafting personalized jewelry, which has been featured in magazines like InStyle and Good Housekeeping. Brian and Natalie have two wonderful children, a 19-year-old son named Tyler and an 11-year-old daughter named Tatum. Their family has three Cane Corso dogs named Izzy, Lily, and Neo. Outside of work, Brian has many hobbies. He enjoys playing pool, darts, and going golfing, and he's also a hobby breeder of the Cane Corso.

Brian can be reached at brian.hill@1800waterdamage.com, and by phone at 864-501-2141.

Please join us in welcoming Scott, Rob and Brian to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!