Jim Hirsch - President

President@mcraonline.org

Jim has been in the cleaning and restoration business for 26 years. He lives in Madison, WI and has been the owner of a Paul Davis franchise for the past 20 years. 

Jim currently holds the following positions and certifications:

  • President - MCRA
  • RIA - Certified Restorer
  • IICRC - FRT, WRT, ASD, ORT

Beth McBride - Past President, Current - Treasurer

PastPresident@mcraonline.org

Beth McBride started her career in the cleaning and restoration industry in 2001 when she and her husband purchased their firstcarpet cleaning business in Jackson Hole, WY. After moving back to the Mid-West, The McBride’s opened their second company, All American Cleaning & Restoration in 2007 before converting to the PuroClean Franchise in 2013. Beth holds many hats which include Business Development, Human Resources, Book Keeping and Estimating to name a few. Beth also assists in the field when necessary. She has a passion for helping people and for the industry. In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, boating, fishing, snowboarding, reading and relaxing.

Beth currently holds the following positions and certifications:
  • Past President - MCRA
  • State of Wisconsin Individual Insurance License
  • American Red Cross Community Volunteer Leader
  • Golden Sands Homebuilder's Association Board of Directors

Jeff Edmunds - Vice President

Originally from Madison, WI, Jeff Edmunds currently resides in Oshkosh, WI. He is the President of Aquire Restoration, Inc. and has locations in Oshkosh, Madison, Kaukauna along with an office in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He earned an associate’s degree in business management and has been in the insurance property restoration industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining the insurance restoration industry he built custom, new construction homes for three years. There are not too many projects or damages he hasn’t seen with over 15 years of building and restoration experience. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, two children, friends, family and enjoys any outdoor activity…his favorites are golfing, snowmobiling, boating, hiking, biking and snowboarding.

Jeff currently holds the following positions and certifications:

  • Vice President - MCRA
  • Past Director - MCRA
  • IICRC - AMRT, ASD, CCT, FSRT, HST, OCT, UFT, RRT, & WRT
  • IICRC Master Water Restorer
  • IICRC Master Fire/Smoke Restorer
  • Lead Safe Renovator License
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Francis Balthazor - Secretary/Treasurer


Howard Wolf - Director

 Howard has been involved with the Cleaning and Restoration industry since 1984. He started as a Cleaning and Carpet Technician in West Bend, WI. While attending the University of Miami, he worked his way from Crew Chief to Vice President of Operations holding various positions on the way. Howard has extensive disaster and large project experience, with particular expertise in institutional, industrial and hospitality  facilities. He has been involved in many national disaster events since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, including recent events  throughout the United States and the Caribbean.

In 2001 Howard  started HW3 Group, LLC., a firm committed to serving the restoration industry in the areas of investigation, research, operations, field management and project management. He served on the Association of Wisconsin Cleaning Contractors board as well as the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification board for 8 years in several positions.

Howard currently holds the following positions and certifications:

  • Board Member MCRA
  • Chairman of IICRC Standards Committee

Jamie Wenzel - Director

Jamie has been in the Restoration Industry for the past 6 ½ years in a multitude of positions from Sales/Marketing, IICRC Certified Technician to his most recent position as Project Manager. He was a licensed Insurance Agent at one time which is very beneficial in his current profession. He received his B.S. from UW River Falls in 1998 and currently lives in Stratford, WI with his wife Heather and 4 children.

Jamie currently holds the following positions and certifications:

  • Board Member MCRA
  • Stratford School District Board Member
  • Board Member on NTC Paramedics Advisory Council
  • IICRC Certified in WRT, FSRT and OCT

 

Midwest Cleaning and Restoration Association

PO Box 14558

Madison, WI  53708-0558

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