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Meet your Maui Fire & Flood DKI Team
Our certified, experienced team of professionals is trained and prepared to complete your project.

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Steve Blinder
President
Phone: 808-242-8884
Email: steve@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2003
Certifications: AMRT, BST, CCT, CRT, FSRT, HST, MTC, MWR, OCT, RCT, RRT, SMT, UFT, WRT
Enjoys: Family, Working, Camping, Brewing, Boating

Anthony Nelson
Operations Manager
Phone: 808-633-3259
Email: anthony@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2009
Certifications: AMRT, ASD, CCT, FSRT, FST, HST, OCT, RRT, UPH, WTR
Enjoys: Disc Golf, Hiking, Brewing beer, Adventure

Francine
Office / HR Manager
Email: francine@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2012
Certifications: WRT
Enjoys: Spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, reading, arts & crafts, and event planning

Patti Souza
Financial Coordinator
Email: patti@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2013
Certifications: WRT
Enjoys: Canoe paddling, hiking, running, beach, and family

Minerva (Manny) Moreno
Customer Care Coordinator
Phone: 808-242-8884
Email: manny@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2014
Certifications: WRT
Enjoys: Golfing, Kayaking and fishing

Michele Blinder
Webmaster
Email: michele@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2003
Certifications: AMRT, ASD, CCT, HST, MSR, MWR, OCT, RRT
Enjoys: Sailing, Dog Training, Exercising, Family, Traveling

Alexander Stuart
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 808-385-3071
Email: alexander@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2006
Certifications: AMRT, ASD, CDS, CPT, FSRT, OCT, SMT, UFT, WRT
Enjoys: Surfing, Diving

Bill Cunningham
Reconstruction Manager
Phone: 808-269-8947
Email: bill@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2012
Enjoys: The "Beats", Abstract impressions and math

Brian Sutherland
Estimator / Project Manager
Phone: 808-866-8831
Email: brian@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2013
Enjoys: Surfing, painting on canvas, dining out, and camping

Greg Gaudet
Business Development Manager
Phone: 808-446-0880
Email: greg@mauiDKI.com
Member Since: 2016
Enjoys: Family, Fitness, Camping, Surfing
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Certification Descriptions
The IICRC is the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and standard-setting body within the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry. The IICRC sets and promotes high ethical standards, and advances communication, collaboration and technical expertise.

AMRT
Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in WRT) The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques to individuals engaged in property management, property restoration, IEQ investigations or other related professions. Emphasis will be placed on teaching mold and sewage remediation techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Course graduates will be adequately equipped to perform remediation services, while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants. (4 day course; 28 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

ASD
Applied Structural Drying Technician
(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in WRT) The IICRC-approved Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course is designed to teach the effective, efficient and timely drying of water-damaged structures and contents, using comprehensive classroom and hands-on training, in order to facilitate appropriate decision making within a restorative drying environment. (3 day course; 21 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

CCT
Carpet Cleaning Technician
The IICRC-approved Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) course is designed to teach the art and science of carpet cleaning to professional service providers, as well as others in related industries. Emphasis is placed on practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning science and methodology, and other issues and concerns faced by individuals who maintain and clean installed broadloom carpet. When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be adequately prepared to perform carpet cleaning techniques and procedures. They also should be adequately prepared to accomplish further training in other IICRC-approved courses, which require CCT as a prerequisite. The course is designed to cover pre-inspection, fabric identification, basic cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques and procedures with a residential and light commercial emphasis. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

RRT
Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician
The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching. This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile. This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered. (2 day course; 16 hours, not including lunch and breaks, exam time is included)

CRT
Color Repair Technician
(Prerequisites: IICRC Certification in CCT or CCMT) The Color Repair Technician course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

CDS
Commercial Drying Specialist
The Commercial Drying Specialist course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE). Resources for this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources. (4.5 day course; 32 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

FSRT
Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician course concentrates on technical procedure for successfully completing the restoration of a fire and smoke damaged environment. Students will learn how to combine technical procedures with a practical approach to managing the job site and how that relates to pricing the job. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

HST
Health and Safety Technician
The Health and Safety Technician class is a must for anyone performing restoration or mold remediation! This course is provided to increase safety in your workplace and reduce your company's risk of costly fines and penalties. It is also designed to put you ahead in the restoration industry to show insurance companies you and your staff are ahead of the competition regarding health and safety. Topics to be covered are: OSHA standards, Inspections, Citations and Penalties, Record keeping, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hazard Communication, Hazardous Materials, Confined Spaces, and Bloodborne Pathogens. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

OCT
Odor Control Technician
The Odor Control Technician course covers olfaction and odor, odor sources, detection process, theory of odor control, equipment, chemical options and applications. The student will learn how to address odors caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, and mold, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills or volatile organic chemicals. (1 day course; 7 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

RFI
Resilient Flooring Inspector
(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in SSI or ISSI) The Resilient Flooring Inspector course is intended to teach a basic understanding of resilient floor covering inspection. This course was developed for individuals engaged in inspecting, installing, creating and/or interpreting specifications, and for other related professions. Emphasis is placed on teaching participants an overview of resilient floor covering. (4 day course; 28 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

WRT
Water Damage Restoration Technician
The Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept of water damage, it's effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold. (3 day course; 19 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)

WRT/ASD
Water Damage Restoration Technician/Applied Structural Drying Combination Course
This course must be attended in its entirety along with passing both WRT and ASD exams during that same five (5) day period. If any portion of the course and exam are not completed during the five (5) day period, the student is required to re-attend the entire five (5) day course to receive both certifications. No portion of the five (5) day course can be applied to either a WRT or ASD course being taught separately. See course description of WRT and ASD for further details of subject coverage. (5 day course; 31 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)