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History of Expert Water Removal

As a seasoned engineer and corporate M.B.A. business professional, Barry Nicks, Jr. transitioned his career in 2004 after experiencing first-hand the frustration and set-backs associated with personal loss from water damage. Passionate about elevating the industry, Barry immersed his professional talents into IICRC water restoration, advanced structural drying and anti-microbial remediation. He currently serves as President of Expert Water Removal, specializing in complete property damage restoration.

Early on in his career, Barry dedicated over a decade to Monsanto Chemical Company in various positions of increasing responsibility including business development and senior management. During his time spent as a professional trainer for Statistical Process Control, Mr. Nicks was invited to speak at Oxford University in England for the 2001 International Furniture Manufacturer’s Technology Conference. After many professional years in the insurance property and casualty claims industry that followed, Barry continued to network and share his methods for gaining professional success. Taking part in continuing education opportunities, Mr. Nicks traveled to locations that offered the highest standards of IICRC certified water restoration including Atlanta, Indianapolis, Miami and Seattle.

Today, Expert Water Removal continues to grow, but remains an independent business. Started in 2001 and headquartered in Sarasota, FL, Barry’s fleet of equipment and professional certified technicians provide efficient, cost-effective and friendly, residential and commercial drying applications. Additional services include dehumidifying, water damage remediation and sewage removal. With several trucks, vans, drying equipment and 5 dedicated emergency service vehicles fully equipped and capable of repairing any situation, the company has expanded to offer clean-up after fire and is also equipped to address water damage and mold.

With integrity a top company value, Mr. Nicks has successfully led his company from a small business A+ BBB to a full service restoration and repair business that is fully contractor-licensed and has gained the ability to perform for top home builders, major insurance carriers and the area’s most reputable air-conditioning and plumbing companies. Expert Water Removal uses leading-edge technologies including infrared imaging and business software that allows them to engage completely and quickly with claims adjusters, insurance companies and our number 1 priority, our customers.