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Irondequoit Post
  • Rainbow Restoration returns families to homes after disasters

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  • ‘Down to Business’ is a feature that spotlights local businesses and the people who run them. If you’d like your business to be featured or know of a business that should be, contact Linda Barry at lbarry@messengerpostmedia.com for submission guidelines.
    Name of business: Rainbow Restoration
    Street address: 22 Flint Street Rochester, NY 14608
    Name of owner(s): Bob Cobb & Mike Cobb
    Contact information: Call 585-458-1111 or visit www.facebook.com/rainbowintlrochester. Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/rainbowintlroch.
    Days and hours of business: 24/7
    Town or village where owner(s) live: Irondequoit, NY
    Number of full-time employees, excluding owners: 20
    Number of part-time employees, excluding owners: 3
    Month/Year business opened: February 2004
    Services: fires, water damage, sewage backup or mold
    The movie, TV program or song that best portrays what your business is like: We’re like Sunshine Cleaners, which is about two girls who opened a restoration company with no training or knowledge and worked their way to become a very successful restoration company.
    Stroke of luck or moment of inspiration that made your business possible: Met my previous business partner at a restoration job at a fast food restaurant. That turned into a partnership which launched the start of Rainbow Restoration.
    Besides your business, the community's best kept secret is: Genesee River
    This item is always in your fridge at home: Fresh-cut pineapple
    If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, you'd choose: Benjamin Franklin. He’s the most interesting founding father because he gave half of his inventions for the public good versus personal gain.
    As a disaster restoration company, we play an integral role in helping families and businesses return back to their daily lives and routines after disaster strikes. From fires, water damage, sewage backup or mold, our job is to ease the transition back to their normal activity. Rainbow Restoration's reputation has always been to service our customers with honest and professional service in the restoration industry. Integrity, honesty, and ethics have always been principal concerns of mine, and when it comes to my company, I lead by example. When I began searching for a business to buy, these three elements became the centerfold of my search. Rainbow Restoration's Code of Values was not only admirable, but a testament to the morale and heart of the company. We shape our daily interactions and operations around our Code of Values and weave this philosophy into every facet of our business. It is a living part of our company that extends well beyond just the written words that we distribute to employees and customers. Respect, integrity, and customer service prevail in all of our operations, from internal interactions to communication with customers. We all work together toward a common cause, and each of us possesses a valuable skill set that makes us unique.
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