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David Jess

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David Jess specializes in property restoration projects with an emphasis on water, smoke, fire, and mold losses. With over 25 years of construction experience, David provides consulting and expert services to a diverse clientele including losses associated with large commercial properties, health care facilities, restaurants, high-net-worth residential homes, private schools, public schools, and industrial properties.

David was responsible for estimating and project managing over 1,000+ restoration projects over his 10 years working for Belfor Property Restoration, one of the largest restoration companies in the world. David has hands-on experience with ground-up construction, remodels and repairs, tenant improvements, water extractions, content pack-outs, demolition, drying equipment, mold remediation, hazardous waste removal, smoke cleanings, structural damage, COVID-19 cleanings, trauma and crime scene cleaning and reconstruction projects. David provided dry-down and infrared camera evaluations, and frequently interacted with industrial hygienists and environmental remediation companies to assist in the overall building restoration process for his clients. David has worked in the commercial roofing industry. David is proficient in the use and implementation of multiple estimating and valuation methods throughout the industry. David is a licensed FAA drone pilot.

David is involved in estimating, project management, and onsite project monitoring. He has extensive involvement in numerous major loss assignments throughout the United States and has consulted on large complex insurance losses, including malls, schools, high-rise apartments, and condominiums. As an owner and builder for 12 years, David has extensive experience in residential home improvement and repair.