New disaster restoration benefiting veterans is formed

New Disaster Restoration benefiting Veterans is formed


Disaster Brigade, U.S.A. has launched an initiative to restore the lives and dignity of our veterans through advanced training, networking and delivering opportunities to veterans who want to learn how to become self-employed through Disaster Restoration and Preparedness services. Jefferson City, Missouri has been selected as the National Head Quarters for Disaster Brigade.  The mid-Missouri full service disaster restoration business is operated by Ivan Turner, Co-founder and past president of AERODRY for 23 years. Between the National Initiative support team and the mid Missouri Disaster Restoration services unit, the company expects to hire 15 to 20 employees within the first year, according to Turner.

Purpose for the initiative:

·         Veterans are experienced in rapid mobilization. Who better to mobilize than our Vets?

·         The veteran unemployment rate is embarrassing and totally un-acceptable.

·         Veterans bring the discipline, leadership, and drive to MAKE AMERICA THE BASTION OF ENTRENPENUERIALSIM LIKE IT ONCE WAS.  

America is responding to the plight of our warriors who have answered to the call of duty as they transition back into civilian life. They have protected us, honored our nation and in far too many cases, our men and women in uniform have made the ultimate sacrifice for each of us and the Country that they valiantly fought to protect.

Disaster Brigade, U.S.A. stands ready to accept veterans, able-bodied and disabled alike who are wanting to join our National Leadership Team and become productive in the civilian workforce. We have designed Disaster Brigade to couple veterans with established disaster restoration operators, and offer an advanced training platform that exceeds any other of its type. This will ensure that they get the right training to meet their personal goals and help DISASTER BRIGADE, U.S.A. build Leadership Teams in every state in America.

Much of the training cost may be financed through the GI Bill program, and for those that do not qualify, financial assistance is available through our lending partners. Our brave Americans have experience in dealing with tough situations and are willing to fight for their futures. Our goal is to help our veterans become self-employed. This is our way of giving back to those who gave so much!

The company will be major contributors to  and  as part of the initiative $250 of every deductible collected from insurance related projects will be earmarked to go to these groups. These donations are made in the name of the customer that we are serving.

Rudy will be leading the national charge for Disaster Brigade, USA;


Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success.

Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school's history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders.


Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph.

His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy shares the speaking platform with great leaders and speakers including President George Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, Peter Lowe, Joe Montana, General Colin Powell, Christopher Reeve, and Zig Ziglar.

Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant RU-DY, RU-DY!  A few of Rudy's media appearances include: People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, US Magazine, Readers Digest, Inside Sports, The 700 Club, NFL Films, CBS Good morning, ABC Good Morning America, NBC Talk Live, Regis and Kathy Lee, Montel Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight.


In addition to his motivational speaking, Rudy has co-authored several books, including: RUDY'S INSIGHTS FOR WINNING IN LIFE, RUDY'S LESSONS FOR YOUNG CHAMPIONS, and RUDY & FRIENDS, and has produced the DREAM POWER tape series.  He has recently established the RUDY FOUNDATION, whose mission is to help children of all ages around the world reach their full potential. The Rudy Foundation develops and supports programs that positively impact the lives of children cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The RUDY AWARDS TM Program was created by the Rudy Ruettiger Foundation to recognize children who make an outstanding, exceptional effort to do their personal best every day, overcome obstacles, set goals, stay on track to reach their Dreams and build the qualities of Character, Courage, Contribution, and Commitment into their lives every day.

Rudy is a Naval Veteran and Resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.


As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, Mark Ehrlich offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding personal and professional growth through study and practical leadership applications. Mark brings real world business experience to the table for some of the world’s most recognized organizations and business leaders. His clients have included major sports agents, medical professionals, sought after inspirational lecturers, global leadership gurus and self-made billionaires.


As a founding member of the Franchise Community Foundation. Mark has served on the board of the Educational Foundation of the International Franchise Association (IFA), on the advisory council of the IFA’s Supplier’s Council, and on the organization’s Minority in Franchise Committee and Public Relations Committee.


He has also worked as the national co-vice chair of the National Federation of Independent Business Association Foundation (NFIB) and was a delegate to the International Small Business Council in Toronto, and served as the president of the Oakland Raider’s Lineman’s Club (which was the culmination of his extensive relationship with the NFL). 


Mark is a Naval Veteran and resides in Palm Dale, California.


Ivan Turner’s distinguished career and experience in the Disaster Restoration Industry span more than 25 years, with notable achievements on several fronts.

As the co-founder and past President of AERODRY Restoration, Ivan built a highly successful operation through his never ending thirst for education, coupled with his grit and hard work.

While serving in the capacity of owner/President of his previous business, Ivan developed and personally delivered multiple Continuing Education programs for the mid-Missouri Insurance Community. His programs have been used by restoration companies from coast to coast.
• The effects of Fire and Smoke Damage
• Water Damage
• Mold Remediation
• Thermal Imaging – FLIR

Ivan took his knowledge on the road and presented at several out of town venues for the insurance community, including one of his most memorable FLIR demonstrations at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Ivan has written the following – comprehensive “How to Programs” for active restorers and aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to enter the field;
• Marketing to Plumbers
• Marketing to Insurance Agents & Adjusters
• Building a Successful Restoration Business

As the CEO of ShowMe Marketing Solutions he is a respected speaker and business coach specializing in the services industry. Ivan has spoken in Tampa Florida, Clear water Beach, Florida, Charleston South Carolina, St. Louis Missouri, Langhorne PA, Roselle Illinois, Frisco Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Ivan has been retained as an expert witness in multiple cases related to water damage, mold and property construction with an emphasis in;

• Litigation Support
• Claims Support
• Storm Restoration
• Insurance Dispute

Published Works
• Featured in Millionaire Blueprints
• Cleanfax (Trade Publication)
• Restoration & Remediation (Trade Publication)
• Authored “I Broke The Code, So Can You”! A story of one man’s rise from obscurity to a place of prominence in the Cleaning & Restoration Industry. Amazon ISBN #

Civic Works

• Chamber of Commerce Leadership Jefferson City Graduate Class of 1998
• Ran for 3rd Ward Council in 1998
• Past President of local Toastmaster Club #503
• Served on the Board of Directors HBA Home Builders Association
• Served on the Board of Directors Mid-Missouri Regional Library
• Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson City Boys & Girls Club
• Member of the Jefferson City Missouri Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the Eastside Business Association
• Member of the Westside Business Association
• Member of the Jefferson City Rotary Club West
• Founding Committee Member of Start-up Jefferson City

Ivan is a Naval Veteran and honorably served from 1979 through 1983 as a Boatswain Mate aboard the Helicopter Carrier U.S.S. Tripoli.

For more information on joining Disaster Brigade, USA contact Ivan Turner at 573/291-0234 or toll free at 1-844-291-0234 or visit our website at


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