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The Sinclair family has been in the heavy industrial business since the early 1920's and commercial construction since 1970. Being taught by a carpenter and lathe operator, Jay became a professional engineer. First working at one of the local paper mills, and then opening up his own contracting business in 1970. Early on was engineering work and office buildings, migrating to shopping malls and arenas. Commercial was soon set aside with the offer to work on the paper mills he grew up on. After proving himself, a few years later came a $400 million project to build a whole paper mill. The family business has been building, expanding and repair paper mills, power plants and mines since then. Generalities include conveyor belt systems, multi story heavy frame buildings, paper mills, pump systems, and turbines.
Specialties include precision millwrighting and ironworking. Specialty welders help provide the quality of pipefitting in the fabrication plant that creates demand all around the world.
Dan Sinclair, the company's President and qualifier, started in industrial construction in the 1970's, with a dual path in computer engineering starting in the early 1980's. Dan opened his first residential construction business in 1985, after working in the electrical department in a local paper mill for a few years. By that time he had already learned to program robotics and implementation. He went on to complete three years of computer/electrical engineering, with a general first year, before going to work for a large electrical manufacturer at the plant, handling distribution.
After completing an accounting degree from ACSB accredited SCSU in Minnesota, Sinclair moved to Florida to work for a commercial real estate developer. He acquired a title insurance, mortgage broker, and real estate licenses while taking the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) courses and studying for the CPA exam. He worked in commercial real estate and finance, while also serving as IT Director for the entities he worked for, or started.
Sinclair was routinely a leader by necessity, rather than by choice. When local builders without financial or management experience began failing at the peak of the market, Sinclair was forced to step in and take care of the needs of existing clients. He obtained his General Contracting license in Florida and began building hurricane resistant homes that were certified green (Florida Green Building coalition), Energy Star Compliant and Fortified for Safer Living. During this time, Sinclair researched a number of ways to make homes stronger and more efficient, while shortening the building cycle to reduce costs for clients. He filed for a number of patents on homebuilding processes.
After the homebuilding industry came to a screeching halt in Florida, Sinclair was pulled back to his roots, industrial and commercial construction. He worked in both finance and management for manufacturing plants, power plants and mining projects. Types of plants ranged from energy independence for the US to his history in paper mills, powerplants and mines.
His background as an insurance agent and adjuster for large losses, has given him a unique perspective on the devastating impact of hurricanes. He is committed to helping people reinforce their plants, businesses and homes to withstand the impact of hurricanes, and outfit them with energy independence so they are not waiting weeks to months to have their power restored, and get their lives back to normal. Sinclair has made his business focus helping hurricane survivors get back on their feet quickly from Pensacola to Naples.
Sinclair holds a number of certifications including Haag Certified Commercial Roofing Inspector (201903521) and Xactimate Level 2/Proficiency. Xactimate is the estimating program used by 85% of the insurance companies (wind, P&C) and their adjusters. For a full list of certifications, licenses and other information, go to www.DanSinclair.com
Mike Affendakes is a born and raised Florida boy. Growing up in Florida he has seen his share of construction. He has been helping people rebuild their homes after devastation since 2005 with hurricane Katrina. He learned his love for the business and enjoyed the process of helping people who did not know the process for rebuilding. Mike learned construction first hand from his step-father growing up who was a General Contractor. Mike’s meticulous nature helps make the construction process a breeze. His gift for working with numbers helps the budget and efficiency of time.
Mike has worked in the insurance industry since 2001. He has worked with residential and commercial projects of all sizes. He is married to, Liz Affendakes, who takes care of the design aspects. She has a degree from Florida State University in Housing, with a minor in Disabilities. She is also a Floridian born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. Together as a couple they enjoy helping others build to their needs and wants.
Mike's knowledge from working with his partners in the industry and bring together a community of sub-contractor's pulling from the local market first in the area of devastation and out sourcing from additional area's if needed, is what helps re-build communities fast.
Troy Moore has twenty four years of helping people recover from roof and building storm damage from 1995 in Dallas to present in the Florida Panhandle. His skill sets range from roofing to management to purchasing to sales. He obtained the original Haag certification in very first class offered in 1997 and currently holds their Commercial, Residential and Wind Damage certifications. Troy’s TPO certifications cover Johns Manville, Versico, Carlisle which is now Mule Hide, Mule Hide, Firestone, and IB Roof systems. He holds SPF certifications with Alliance SPFA, SprayFoam.org, Lapolla, Demolec, JM and the Icynene University. On the residential side, Moore is GAF Master Elite certified and Hydrostop certified.
To give an idea of the number of projects Troy has worked on, he has worked every major storm in the US from 1995, on, managing multiple offices for companies for others and managing his own companies. In a typical storm he would manage around 1,000 claims with his numbers running from $18 million to $22 million in work on the construction side.
Troy worked handling claims, sales, construction, and installation across the country for over 17 national companies. He has also held multiple types of insurance licenses in the state of Texas. Troy's better half ran a construction company and has also worked handling insurance claims. She currently works for a large insurance carrier and they typically bounce situations off each other. This interaction gives Troy a unique and very current perspective on the insurance industry.
In the realm of remediation, Troy has held IICRC and IAQA certifications. His most recent remediation project was a highly secure government location, was in excess of one million dollars.
Troy leverages his decades of relationships with highly skilled subcontractors, project managers, suppliers and salespeople across the country to scale up with much needed resources during crises. As his partners quickly realized, Troy is an asset to any organization. His soft spoken and refreshingly honest and direct approach is recognized and appreciated. Troy’s background owning and running manufacturing businesses and work as a commercial pilot with a heavy focus in logistics management, brings a very well rounded and knowledgeable approach to situations.
Justin has been in construction for all of his life. His father is vice president of a metal fabrication company in Texas, and his family also owns another metal fabrication company. Justin has been a welder for 18 years, including stainless, aluminum, and mild steel, and a fabricator for 15 years. He has owned his own metal building and steel erecting company, and handles Sinclair Construction’s metal building and metal roofing segment. Green is a GAF and Mule-Hide certified professional roofer.
The company brings partners together with over three decades of roofing experience, three decades of hurricane recovery experience, four decades of construction experience, three decades of estimating experience, and three decades of working effectively with insurance companies to the mutual benefit of the client and insurance company. With scalability up to 2,000 mechanics to work on hurricane damage from roofing to mold remediation, the company has the resources to ramp up quickly for disasters. Sinclair leverages local resources first, pulling from out of town and out of state to fill in the rest. While Sinclair brings on local sub-contractors first, and hires local people first, it has a vast staff ready to supplement it's in-house team, at a moment's notice.
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