Jim Hirsch - President


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

Beth McBride - Past President, Current - Treasurer


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. located on Hwy 41 next to The Outlet Shoppes in Oshkosh.  He earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and has been in the insurance property restoration industry for over 17 years.  Prior to joining the insurance restoration industry he built new homes for over three years.  There are not too many projects or damages he hasn’t seen with over 20 years of building and restoration experience.  In his free time he enjoys spending time doing anything outdoors with his two children, friends, and family...his top leisure activities are golfing, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling and snowboarding.

Jeff currently holds the following positions and certifications:

  • Vice President - MCRA
  • Past Director - MCRA
  • RIA - MR211
  • IICRC Master Water Restorer
  • IICRC Master Fire/Smoke Restorer
  • Lead Safe Renovator License
  • OSHA Safety Certification

Francis Balthazor - Secretary/Treasurer

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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