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Welcome to the Pursuit Restoration Family

We are looking to add outstanding employees to our team! Pursuit Restoration is steadily growing which means plenty of opportunity for personal growth in a Great company. We continuously educate our employees with the most up to date education in their field of interests. Not only do we train you in your position, but you will have the opportunity to be a part of a training program that pays you along the way. The training you receive will enhance your confidence and you will continue to build your career here at Pursuit Restoration.

As we are continuing to grow, we are accepting resumes for dedicated technicians and professionals who want to provide quality work in the home service industry. Making quality service for our customers a priority, we constantly develop our skills and experience to efficiently and professionals deliver unbeatable service.

About Pursuit Restoration

Pursuit Restoration is Treasure Valley’s top IICRC Master Water, Fire and Smoke restoration company. Founded right here in Idaho, we are local owned and operated.

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Field Technician

Main Job Duties

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A RESTORATION TECHNICIAN As a Restoration Technician, you are the first responder to job sites where structures have been damaged by water, fire, mold, and more.
  • You’re the calm after the storm, and your helpful demeanor eases worried homeowners. In an effort to save belongings, heirlooms, and buildings, you do a lot of heavy lifting to clean, demolish, pack out contents, and prep for rebuild.
  • Your goal is to bring homes and businesses back to their pre-loss state which occasionally requires you to wear a full-face respirator.
  • You are a get-it-done person who likes to be active and isn’t afraid to jump right in and make things happen.
  • You take pride in your work and feel good about being able to “save the day” for people in our community while helping us build a loyal customer base!
  • QUALIFICATIONS WORK SCHEDULE The typical work schedule is Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. You’ll be on-call one week every other weeks (commissions are paid after hours & on weekends.)

Job Requirements Perfect Candidate

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug testing.
  • Ability to lift odd shapes up to 75lbs and pass a physical exam
  • Available for on-call/emergency rotation
  • Experience in the restoration industry, or in a related field is preferred but not required.
  • Must have a valid driver license and clean driving record to operate company vehicles
  • Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Are you ethical and trustworthy?
  • Are you also a team player who takes accountability for your own decisions?
  • Do you project a professional appearance and attitude?
  • Are you service-oriented? If so, then you might just be the Restoration Technician that we’ve been looking for!


  • Hourly Pay: starting at $14 to $24 depending on prior IICRC certifications
  • Weekly Hours: Typically 40 or more hours. Overtime is expected

Project Manager

Main Job Duties

  • The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize restoration and reconstruction projects according to strict deadlines and within budget
  • This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan
  • The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.
  • Specific responsibilities include: Direct and manage project development from beginning to end. Define project scope, goals for each project assigned and execute. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and customers in a timely and clear fashion. Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Draft and submit estimates using Xactimate.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personal
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

Job Requirements Perfect Candidate

  • 5 + years in project management role for an emergency service restoration or reconstruction company
  • In-depth experience using Xactimate software rebuilds
  • Advanced drying certification and experience
  • Experience in Mold mitigation procedures
  • Must have residential and commercial reconstruction experience
  • Excellent presentation and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate subcontractors/vendors on projects
  • Flexible during times of change
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Exceptional customer communication and service skills
  • Ability to sell and present contracts to the client and close deals
  • Knowledge of the property/insurance industry
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Taking project manager on-call shift 14 days per month (evening/weekends). This includes taking calls from the answering service, dispatching crews and EMS site visits for commercial, board-up and large profile losses

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • Professional Training – In-house and Third Party
  • Supportive Team 
  • Team Lunches and Team breakfasts
  • Paid Vacation after 90 days
  • Open Communication with Management
  • Company phone
  • Company Supplied Uniforms
  • Company Vehicle – Can Drive Home
  • Compensation and benefits: Project Managers are commissioned employees. Starting project managers earn between $45,000 – $60,000 in their first year at Pursuit Restoration.

Office Assistant

Main Job Duties

  • Answering inbound calls as the main priority and assisting the customers
  • Booking customer service calls with accurate information and data entry
  • Responding to customer emails with professional email etiquette
  • Responding to customer chats and assisting in office duties
  • Making outbound calls to coordinate scheduling and information

Job Requirements Perfect Candidate

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2 Years Minimum Office Experience
  • Inbound and Outbound Call Taking Experience
  • Friendly and Professional Phone Voice
  • Multitasker
  • Adaptable to Change
  • Dependable
  • Positive Attitude


  • Hourly Pay: $14 to $16
  • Weekly Hours: Between 35 hours and 40 hours

Office Manager

Main Job Duties

  • Answering inbound calls and assisting the customers
  • Booking customer service calls with accurate information and data entry
  • Responding to customer emails with professional email etiquette
  • Invoicing customers and Quickbooks entries
  • Overseeing office 
  • Making outbound calls to coordinate scheduling and information

Job Requirements Perfect Candidate

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2 Years Minimum Office Experience
  • 2 Years experience with Quickbooks Online
  • Inbound and Outbound Call Taking Experience
  • Friendly and Professional Phone Voice
  • Multitasker
  • Adaptable to Change
  • Dependable
  • Positive Attitude


  • Hourly Pay: $16 to $22
  • Weekly Hours: Between 35 hours and 40 hours
  • On call rotation for inbound job receiving and dispatching

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IICRC Certified

IICRC Certified Employees

One of the Priorities at Pursuit Restoration is to invest in our Employees and their future! Nothing makes for better customer service than “smiling, happy and nice” technicians making an awful situation seem less chaotic. 

Victoria P. – IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician) and ASD (Applied Structural Drying) 

Joey D. – IICRC WRT (Water Restoration Technician) 


Joey D – Our Newest member to the Pursuit Family! He has been with us for a short time and already has made a huge impact into daily operations. Before working at Pursuit, Joey was in the hardwood floors industry. He has over 7 years of flooring experience, which brings an added benefit to already existing services we provide. Here are fun facts about Joey; He LOVES tacos! (He could eat them everyday) He is a “Streamer” playing with some of the top players as well. He snowboards, golfs, softball and many more sports. His favorite football team is New England Patriots. 

Joey recently passed his WRT (Water Restoration Technician) making him officially certified!

When asked How has the change in career affected you? “It was scary changing careers at 30 years old. I’m not going to lie but now I couldn’t be happier where I am at!”

Joey is a father and husband. He loves to spend his free time building and creating things for his family. One goal he expressed that we here at Pursuit would love to help his family obtain is… Vacation to Ireland with his family. 

Victoria P – She has been with Pursuit Restoration from the beginning. She is IICRC certified in WRT (Water Restoration Technician) and ASD (Applied Structural Drying). She is one of the key aspects to the growth in customer relations and employee growth. She has helped train many “MEN” in the industry. 

One of my favorite things when pointing a “MAN” with Victoria for the first week you will hear how hard she works and its hard to keep up with her. 

This is a trait Pursuit looks for in future employees.

Victoria enjoys snowboarding, softball, hiking, hot tubs, hot springs, BMX and many more! She has 3 wonderful children. She loves SUSHI! 

We appreciate her more than words can express!! 

Tony Pearce – I am the owner. I oversee day to day activities throughout the business. Our specialty is being Idaho’s Premier IICRC Master Water and Master Fire Certified Restorer. With over 10 certifications and continuing to grow my focus is on continuing education! Education is powerful. Here at Pursuit Restoration we will be empowering our employees to have better lives all around! Nothing is more contagious than a happy family smiling!

About me- I race BMX to encourage and help grow our youngest son’s drive for BMX racing as well. I enjoy learning and teaching. I have come to realize the time we have is meant to be spent bettering those around us. Through this Pursuit will BUILD a community of HAPPY FAMILIES!!

Common Restoration Questions

How Does the Water Damage Restoration Process Work?

The first step is to remove standing water from flooring, wet carpet and other affected materials. Once all the water is removed, dehumidifiers, air movers and other specialized equipment are used to dry the affected area. This typically takes 2 to 5 days, depending on but not limited to saturation time, type of materials and atmospheric conditions. We use moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to determine when your home is thoroughly dry.

How Long Should the Water Cleanup Take?

Full restoration consists of two major phases. The first, mitigation, consists of demolition, cleaning and drying the structure. This phases typically takes 2 to 5 days. The second phase, repairs can take anywhere from a couple days to 4 weeks depending on the degree of damage and lead time for materials. Certain materials like Cabinets, Custom Wood, High End Floorings can take extended time to ship. We will work with and your insurance provider to get your property back to normal as quickly as possible.

How Much Does it Cost to Fix Water Damage?

The cost of water damage cleanup depends on the size of the flooded area and amount of time needed to handle the water repair. If your insurance policy covers the water damage you are only responsible for your deductible. The average water loss is just over $7,000. When properly dried in a timely manner you can prevent secondary damages or more costly issues, like mold.

What are the Different Categories of Water?

  1. Clean water – Category 1 – Poses no harm to people. This includes water damage caused from any fresh water supply, water heater, sink overflow, appliance malfunction.
  2. Gray water – Category 2 – Can cause harm and illness to people. This includes water damage which has significant amounts of contamination, biological, chemical, or physical.
  3. Black water – Category 3 – Can cause severe harm or illness to people. Black water is highly unsanitary and contains pathogenic agents. Black water typically comes from beyond the trap, sewage backups, ground water, etc.

Can Water Damage Cause Mold?

Water damage certainly has the potential to cause mold growth. Mold thrives in moist environments with any moisture, especially high humidity areas. In order to keep energy efficiency, modern homes are insulated to reduce loss of energy. This also allows for moisture to stay hidden and not dry if not inspected properly.

Can Water Damage be Hidden? If so, What are the Signs?

Water damage is most often hidden. Some common signs of water intrusion are paint peeling, MDF base swelling, particle boards swelling, condensation, musky odors, damp or wet carpet, etc.

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Celebrating 1 Year

One Year in Rewind

Pursuit Restoration has accomplished EVERY GOAL that was set out prior to starting. We have a shop with a full service EMS vehicle, utility trailers, dump trailers, and enough equipment to handle any size loss! 

We also specialize in Fire restoration and have the top of the line equipment to get your property back to new. We are Idaho’s Premier IICRC Master Fire and Master Water restoration companies. This prestigious position gives Pursuit restoration the advantage in properly restoring all properties back to new condition quickly. 

Property Management Company's Praise

Pursuit Restoration's way of saying Thank You!

  • Senior Giveaway (4 lucky Seniors were presented with induvial gift baskets.)
  • Shore Lodge Giveaway (Winners-Jack and Audrey Kingsley)
  • Sponsored Vehicle Wrap (Jeff Upshaw BMX Pro/Olympian Team)
  • Halloween Costume Giveaway

We will be doing regular giveaways and opportunities to participant. Feel free to follow our FB page to follow our future giveaways. 

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Home Safety Tips Against Intruders

How to Protect Our Assets from Intruders

The thought of a home intrusion or burglary is something that is everyone’s worst nightmare. Our homes are not built to be completely intruder-proof. The good news is you can take action to minimize the chances that your home will be attacked. Check out some home security tips below.

  • Look for weaknesses around your home- Inspect the outside of your home for anything that could make it vulnerable to burglars. For example, ensure that screens are secured, windows don’t easily pry open, or left open. While you’re outside, look through your windows to check if your valuables, such as electronics or jewelry can be easily spotted. By moving them out of view this  could deter thieves from entering your home.
  • Trim shrubs and trees in your yard- Burglars can use untrimmed shrubs around your house to cover and hide. Trees and bushes can be used to gain access to the second level as well. Robbers could use long tree branches to break into your home. Thus, keep your shrubs and vegetation trimmed ­– under two feet in height and at least two feet away from the house. 
  • Install a fence- Intruders rarely want to jump over fences while carrying stolen goods. If you don’t have a fence already, build one to keep unwanted visitors at bay. Choose a style like an open chain-link or ornamental metal fencing that’s secured into concrete. If solid fences are installed it may be easier to climb and may offer thieves a place to hide.
  • Use curtains or blinds on windows- Keeping your goods inside is a good idea, but you also need to ensure they can’t be seen from the outside. Put up curtains or blinds in your home, in your garage, and in front of basement windows for privacy and protection.
  • Keep windows, doors, and gates locked- Never leave your garage door open even if you’re at home!! Invest in a quality padlock for your outside entrances. On the outside fences install latches with locks on top and bottom. This will ensure the fence wont be able to pry open. To reinforce your doors, install deadbolts in addition to locks on the door handle itself. Don’t leave your home without locking the windows and doors, even if it’s a short trip.
  • Have large numbers for your house- Install large and reflective numbers on both your house and mailbox. This helps police easily identify your home in case of an emergency. Crooks prefer homes that are hard to identify as it can buy them time to run. 
  • Secure valuables in a safe- A good safe not only keeps your valuables safe from theft, it also keeps them safe from flooding, fire or other disasters. If you have a small safe or lock-box, consider bolting it to the floor to prevent thieves from taking it. Also, keep your safe in an area of your home that’s hard to access.
  • Install a home security system-  In today’s market home security systems are not only affordable but very easy to use! Home security system can be customized with tons of features. From the basic doorbell wireless camera, to the intricate full home security system with door and window sensors and 12+ camera systems. In addition to the security system, install sensor lighting outside your home. This can help deter thieves as it gives light to the area occupied. 
  • Get a dog- A large breed such as a German Shepherd is the ultimate security system. They provide advanced warning of thieves and can be reliable during power outages. Thieves hate noisy and protective dogs. (Please train your dogs to respect your local ordinances. We Love all animals!) 
  • Befriend your neighbors- It helps a huge deal to know that your neighbors are on the lookout for suspicious activity around your home. You should do the same for them! Get to know your neighbors so you can tip each other off in case a thief sneaks into your neighborhood.

By putting these tips into practice, you’ll hopefully discourage unwanted intruders from entering into your home. The fewer weaknesses your home has, the less likely it is to get robbed.

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Don't Wait for Water Damage to Happen to You

Water damage always happens when we least expect it! That is why it is so IMPORTANT to identify water damage before it causes significant damage to the property. Water damage can happen for a variety of reasons. 

We are now offering individual inspections for your PEACE of mind, as well as annual inspections for the COMFORT of knowing you are protected!

Inspections include moisture testing of all areas that have water supplies and inspection of attics and crawlspaces. Infrared cameras can be used to assist in showing existing water damage. This is a non invasive inspection which will help identify moisture issues before they become LARGE water losses or worse mold damage! Photo reports can be provided at customers request. 

Each inspection includes Moisture testing of all water supply areas including but not limited to; bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, utility room, etc. As well as the attic and crawlspace. These inspections are to help identify and prevent water damage or mold damage from occurring.
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Coronavirus Cleaning

Coronavirus Cleaning & Disinfection

The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their homes, and businesses from potential contamination. The effects of the biohazard situation can last up to a couple weeks and the continued spread of the disease has led to a growing number of fatalities in the U.S. Pursuit Restoration is your industry leader in biohazard and infectious disease remediation, including Coronavirus disinfection. We deliver the highest professional standards as possible. We are ready to respond to any emergency 24/7 throughout the Treasure Valley.

How Do We Clean Coronvirus?

Coronavirus has quickly gained a reputation for being infectiousness and quickly spreading. It can survive on surfaces for up to a couple weeks and people who get infected may not show symptoms for up to 2 weeks after the infection. This makes it extremely difficult to track and isolate the spread. This is why having a trusted professional and biohazard remediation company on your side is important. 

Pursuit Restoration strictly follows all OSHA regulations, is certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification)and follows the most up to date and current procedures when it comes to COVID-19 cleanup or any other hazard. Coronavrus is still novel, therefore we are continuously consulting with the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention for up to date solutions. We utilize CDC and the EPA approved disinfectants.

Disinfecting Coronavirus

  • We use EPA and CDC approved industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum bacteria killing claim.
  • All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed of as a biohazard.
  • Full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including a full face respirator. 
  • We adhere to strict coronavirus decontamination process for our equipment, trucks, and all disposal bins.

Disease outbreak is an extremely serious situation and we understand that your health and safety is the number one priority. Call Pursuit Restoration to make sure your home has been properly disinfected at 208-515-6503.

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When selecting a company to provide Coronavirus Disinfection services, it is important that you select a company like Pursuit Restoration, that is OSHA compliant and follows the most up to date CDC guidelines for Coronavirus. 

“Each employer shall furnish to each of its employees and a a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to its employees.”

This is stated from OSHA under the General Duty Clause, 29 USC 654, section 5(a)(1)

The coronavirus is not listed as an exception to recording illness in the 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2). This means that if an employee contracts Coronavirus from another employee or through exposure on a job site it must be recorded for that business with OSHA.

There is a requirement to contact OSHA to actually REPORT a fatality or hospitalization if it is from Coronavirus. In the case of a death, an OSHA inspection and investigation would follow and could result in a fine if the company didn’t take measures when they knew about it and should have.

What is Remediation?

Biohazard remediation  could sound like standard cleaning to some. In reality, the two services are very different. Biohazard remediation refer to the removal, cleaning, and disinfection of blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially harmful pathogens in the affected areas after a death, accident, or communicable disease spread. The high exposure risk to pathogens makes Biohazard remediation a specialty service that requires proper training, equipment, certification, and licensing. Without the proper training, equipment and certifications the risk of spreading a pathogen is very high.

3-STEP Remediation Process

Pursuit Restoration follows a 3-Step remediation process. 

  • After a thorough inspection has been done proper containment is set up with an AFD( Air Filtration Device) with claims to clean air up to 99.97% microns. This is smaller than smoke particles. 
  • All Technicians wear complete PPE, including but not limited to a full suit, gloves, full face respirator. 
  • Then the cleaning and removal process starts which includes the use of cleaning products and cleaning agents approved for health and safety remediation.

We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction. We are diligent and thorough because we understand that the health and safety of you and your family are on the line. Contact us at 208-515-6503 for immediate Coronavirus disinfection.  

Disclaimer: Though Pursuit Restoration follows the CDC and EPA guidelines for disinfection and cleaning of the Coronaviurs at this time there is no testing to confirm with certainty total elimination of the coronavirus. Pursuit Restoration guarantees that its cleaning will reduce the spread and threat of the infection. However, it can not guarantee with 100% certainty complete eradication. 

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