Andrew McCabe is a writer and restoration professional based in Bend, Oregon. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the disaster recovery industry. He began his career in Portland, Oregon with a company called DowColumbia. Andy has performed every function of a restoration professional from mold and water technician to marketing and estimating. He applies his knowledge and experience helping contractors navigate the strange world of insurance claims. He is a licensed insurance adjuster in the State of Oregon and holds several industry certifications including Applied Structural Drying, Certified Restoration Technician and Mold Remediation Technician. After working for several contractors in three states, Andy opened the independent Xactimate estimating & consult-ing company Claims Delegates. Claims Delegates helps contractors and property owners alike, navigate the world of insurance claims. Andy has started several new ventures in 2015 to further help the Restoration Industry as a whole, including: TheClaim.Clinic - Podcast dedicated to disaster recovery education Andy is always open to making new connections and helping out whenever he can. Feel free to reach out on LinkedIn: http: //www.linkedin.com/in/andymccabe."