(Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians)


Charleston, South Carolina- The CREST Network is pleased to announce that Dick Wagner has been installed as President of the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Professionals (SCRT).  Mr. Wagner was elected to his new position at the organization’s annual meeting, held in Charleston, SC on April 21, 2021.  Previously, Wagner has served on the Executive Committee of the SCRT Board of Directors as Vice President.

The SCRT is the nation’s largest restoration trade organization, representing thousands of carpet cleaning and restoration professionals across the United States.  Dick’s status as a leader in the restoration industry has been evident for 25 years, and this new position recognizes both Dick’s talents and abilities and his commitment to excellence.

We at The CREST Network congratulate Dick on this incredible honor and look forward to great things from his tenure.

Dick Wagner has served the Restoration Industry for over 25 years. He brings expertise in Structural Drying, Environmental Inspection, Remediation, Fire/Smoke Restoration, as well as Contents Inventory and Pack-out. He spent the first three years of his restoration career teaching Insurance Adjusters on how to audit personal lines claims (especially Contents) for potential fraud. 

Later, he realized contractors needed a more formal and unified pre-disaster program to help them get more steady and repeatable commercial work. So, in 2009 Wagner began offering an exclusive pre-disaster program to select independent contractors around the US. Clients all across the US have attended his specialized classes and implemented an exclusive commercial program.

This well-known national PREP™ – (Priority Response Emergency Plan) has helped hundreds of contractors implement this commercial Sales program into their restoration business with now thousands of Commercial end-user clients.

RAMP IT UP NOW – His exclusive sales training program is focused on helping residential contractors move into the commercial arena serving the large-loss disaster needs of commercial end-user clients without using agents, adjusters and TPA’s.

Dick serves on the executive board of Donate4Kids Foundation – a non-profit foster children program in Florida. He is also a Florida State appointed Guardian ad Litem as a foster child advocate.

His unique and trademarked Marketing training programs also include: 

“Selling to Commercial Prospects”

“Understanding the Different Commercial Verticals”

“How to be an Ultra-High Sales Performer”

“Weathering the Storm”

“Your Sales Differentiation”

“Developing A Personal Brand”

“Compromise Can Hurt You”

“Successful Sales Negotiations”

Dick lives in Southwest Florida with his wife of 35 years.