The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award honors
entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work and perseverance have created
and sustained successful, growing business ventures. The year long
program culminates in an annual conference each year during the month of
November in Palm Springs, California. Founded and produced by
professional services firm Ernst & Young, the EOY award is
nationally sponsored by USA Today, CNN and CNNfn, The Nasdaq Stock
Market, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The EOY
program, which originated in 1986 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now in its
15th and most successful year. The event took place in the New York
Marriott Marquis. Click here to view
video from the event.
500 AWARD PROFILES OF BUSINESS SUCCESS
MAXONS RESTORATIONS, INC. NAMED A WINNER OF THE 2003 INC. 500 LIST OF
AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES.
September 11th was a defining moment for the nation. It was also one for
disaster recovery company MAXONS Restorations, which mobilized 1,500
workers to clean Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel, 3,000 apartments,
and 50 office buildings in downtown Manhattan in the weeks following the
attacks on the World Trade Center. Quality Assurance: CEO Damon Gersh
learned the importance of quality work from his late father, Max, with
whom he started working in the company when he was 21. He once turned
down a million-dollar contract to restore a hotel after a fire because
he was required to use hotel labor and thus couldn't control quality.
COMPANY MAGAZINE'S FAST 50 CHAMPIONS OF INNOVATION
DAMON GERSH NAMED WINNER OF THE 2001 FAST 50 AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP,
SENIOR EXECUTIVES WHO CREATE VALUE THROUGH THE POWER OF THEIR IDEAS, THE
AUTHENTICITY OF THEIR CHARACTER, AND THE INTENSITY OF THEIR COMMITMENT.
Rise to the Occasion - September 11th brought out the best in countless
New Yorkers -- including the people of MAXONS Restorations. The company
was stretched as it worked to restore the historic Trinity Church and
St. Paul's Chapel for services and cleaned more than 50 office
buildings. The call for entries went out four months ago. The global
response was overwhelming: more than 1,650 entries (and more than 10,000
comments on those entries) representing more than 30 countries. Has the
economic slowdown got you down? Get charged up by this remarkable
collection of leaders, change agents, disrupters, trendsetters, and
RESTORER, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DISASTER RECOVERY
CERTIFIED RESTORER DESIGNATION ACHIEVED BY MAXONS' PRESIDENT/CEO DAMON
GERSH, MAXONS' EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT HOWARD WHITE, AND MAXONS' VICE
PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS JEFFREY GROSS.
In the face of an overwhelming need for qualified professionals in the
restorations arts, the NIDR started, in 1976, the Certified Restorer
(CR) Program. The objective of the program was to develop standards of
skill, knowledge, and ethics that would immediately distinguish the
certified restorer from other cleaning and reconstruction contractors.
Candidates face stringent entrance requirements and a demanding program
of training and testing. The Certified Restorer Certification program is
an intensive study in damage repair offered to experienced contractors
and restorers. The program's objective is to raise committed restorers
to a master's level of professional ability. The program of study
addresses both buildings and personal property and is based on the
structure and nature of materials, with the effects of various perils.
Restoration theory addresses the mechanisms by which residue odors are
removed, and covers toxic contamination, allergic response, water
damage, contracts and insurance.
OF TITANS ADVANCED EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM DAMON GERSH, CO-FOUNDER OF EXECUTIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM 2006
The Gathering of Titans program is specially designed for graduates of
the MIT/EO/Inc. program. The program takes learning and social
interaction to a whole new level; by introducing you to world-class
speakers and learning opportunities that take you beyond balance sheets
and toward life balance and perspective.
THE ENTREPENEURS ORGANIZATION NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER
DAMON GERSH, ELECTED EO-NYC CHAPTER PRESIDENT 2002 - 2004.
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)is a dynamic,
global network of more than 7,000 business owners in 38 countries.
Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the premier
peer-to-peer, global community network and resource for entrepreneurs
and is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from
each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal
BIRTHING OF GIANTS EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM
DAMON GERSH, 2003 GRADUATE
Jointly hosted by the world-renowned MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc., The
Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and Inc. Magazine, this unique
executive educational program has been designed with the purpose of:
identifying and bringing together the next generation of entrepreneurial
giants, and providing the kind of intense blending of practice and
theory that is absolutely necessary to excel in this decade.
YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
HOWARD WHITE, 2002 AWARD RECIPIENT
The PIA's New York Young Insurance Professionals is an organization
dedicated to building tomorrow's insurance leaders today. By providing
members with a variety of opportunities for networking and education, it
provides the tools to develop the industry's future leaders.
MAXONS is proud to have received recognition for so
many prestigious honors. However what makes our work so fulfilling are
the smaller, everyday accomplishments. We are rewarded every day by
helping get our customers' lives back to normal the trauma of having
their home or business visited by unwelcome disaster.