CORE Launches Groundbreaking University for the Property Restoration Industry

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CORE University will feature exclusive content in an effort to elevate the industry for all property restoration contractors

AUSTIN, Texas – CORE Group, North America’s fastest-growing contractor network, is pleased to announce that it has officially launched its new educational platform for the Property Restoration Industry, CORE University.

“We are thrilled to partner with a phenomenal group of vendors & thought leaders to provide a well-rounded training system for both in-person and online courses,” said Dan Cassara, CEO at CORE Group. “What we have developed and will continue to develop will equip contractors with outstanding tools for their employees, to retain & attract better talent from across our industry and many others.”

While CORE University will cover everything from technical IICRC certified restoration courses to estimating and safety classes, it was designed for anyone in a contractor’s organization. This includes but not limited to senior staff, project managers, sales & marketing reps, estimators and technicians.

Additionally, through aptitude-based testing and position-based training, courses will be made available that allow companies to get new hires field competent faster than ever. This will benefit any new hire, especially those that may not come from the restoration industry.

“We started CORE University with the uneasy fact that in restoration, there is no simple correlation between certification and competency,” said Jason Gilstrap, Executive Director of Contractor Operations at CORE Group. “We understood for quite some time that we needed to do something extraordinary when it comes to professional development and surround ourselves with the brightest and most respected names in the industry. We’re excited to help drive better outcomes and decisions for these organizations.”

With a focus on leadership, operational efficiency, sales & marketing tools, financial acumen and much more. CORE University is the first of its kind platform for true employee development in the restoration industry. The system will feature unique badges and designations for companies to track as they advance through the program. Participants will also be able to access articles, webinars, podcasts, white papers, special subscriptions and best practices through CORE University partners.

“Growth in our industry should not begin and end with the traditional learning resources available today, “ said Andy Neiman, Vice President of Operations at CORE Group. Given the complex universe that contractors are operating in, we must provide employees with a path for success from the administrators up through the executive level. Thanks to the incredibly hard work of many team members here at CORE and institutional partners who truly care about elevating the industry, we have been able to put together a program that is exceptional, yet absolutely obtainable for all.”

CORE plans to offer a limited number of courses in the months ahead, with content that will be produced exclusively through CORE University. The new university styled program and its select partners will officially be unveiled at CORE’s annual convention & trade show, The Collective happening August 30 – September 1, 2023 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Austin, Texas.

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If you are interested in becoming a partner through CORE University, please email

About CORE

CORE Group Restorations Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is home to the property restoration industry’s most exclusive contractor network, as well as its family of companies that include: an industry buying program, world class networking events & educational programs, full-service contractor solutions and so much more. CORE also specializes in High-Net-Worth & Commercial opportunities through its claims division, and produces an annual convention and trade show, The Collective by CORE.

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