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June 2016

A new member of the family

As the manager of the brand new Soresto branch in Québec, Jean-Philippe Brousseau brings with him solid experience in construction and restoration. A construction painter by training, Jean-Philippe also has a general contractor licence and is trained in construction business management. He is also IICRC-certified, which means he has a comprehensive knowledge of the industry's most rigourous standards.
 
Jean-Philippe got his feet wet in the construction business thanks to his father, who also works in the field. For years they worked side by side and became a powerful team, criss-crossing Quebec to for major projects in all corners of the province: from Sept-Îles to Montreal to Malartic, Quebec has no more secrets for Jean-Philippe. "We really racked up the kilometers," said Jean-Philippe, laughing. "But it was worth it to travel so much distance and be able to work on such wide-scale projects." Among their projects, the father-son duo were involved in the construction of Faubourg Boisbriand and an enormous real estate complex in Malartic. 
 
A few years ago, Jean-Philippe entered into the world of disaster restoration. He serviced the Montreal and Quebec City areas, learning first-hand that each region is more prone to one type of disaster than others. "In Montreal, you see a lot of fires, but in the Quebec City region, you get a lot of calls to clean up after water damage," said Jean-Philippe.
 
His lengthy experience in construction gives him an edge in the restoration field. For example, when he's called in to estimate damages, his knowledge of construction techniques and materials give him valuable insight into the method and amount of time required to dry out a property after flooding.
 
Soresto Québec's general manager, Serge Forcier, is pleased to have successfully recruited Jean-Philippe. "It was important to us to entrust this new branch to someone who was already familiar with the business and who understood all the facets of a disaster," he said. "With his construction background and restoration experience, Jean-Philippe was the perfect candidate.  He has a true 360° approach and is a real natural working with clients.
 
Jean-Philippe is happy to join the Soresto team and participate in the opening of a brand new branch. "We're starting from scratch. There's a ton of things to do," he says about the Lévis office. "But I feel that I have the support of the other members and that the team members are keen on mutually helping each other. And I have to admit that it's really great to have brand new offices!"
 
When he's not serving his new clients in the Quebec City area, Jean-Philippe spends his time in his hometown of Beauce, where he enjoys the outdoors and contemplates the Chaudière River that so often overflows. "As a kid, I witnessed more floods than I could count on my two hands. You could say I fell into floods when I was just a boy!" At Soresto, we are very happy to welcome our own "Aquaman" and wish him all the best at the Lévis branch! 
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