Leadership Team

The URI Leadership team consists of founders and principals Gerry Rogers and Rodney ONeal. Both individuals have more than 29 years of experience in the emergency restoration services industry and are “hands-on” managers involved in day to day URI restoration operations.

Gerry Rogers, CR

Based at the corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania, Gerry Rogers is a Certified Restorer, which is the pre-eminent designation in the restoration industry, and raises committed restorers to a higher level of professional ability and commitment to their customers.

Certified Restorers must complete a rigorous training program in multiple disciplines including fire, smoke & water damage restoration, structural restoration, contents restoration, and health & safety training. Upon completion of these pre-requisites, Certified Restorers must attend a week-long course and pass a certification test to earn this designation.

Gerry is also a Certified Mechanical Hygienist, and a licensed, trained Supervisor for Asbestos Remediation.

Rodney ONeal

Rodney ONeal is based at the Maryland office and has an extensive background and experience in structural drying, selective demolition, machinery restoration, specialty blasting such as sponge jetting and sodium bicarbonate, electronic restoration, reconstruction, fire and water remediation, mold remediation, duct cleaning, document remediation and recopying services, and data retrieval.

Derek Dixon

Director of Sales and Marketing

Derek has more than 30 years of sales and sales management experience predominantly in the commercial business to business marketplace. He has a long successful track record of developing and building sales organizations including field and classroom sales process training. This experience ties in directly to the URI future growth plans in expanding market share and driving profitable results.

Derek has achieved individual sales success achieving President Club, Diamond Level, and CEO Platinum status and his sales teams have consistently led the way in achieving aggressive sales targets while part of large multi-million dollar corporations. Prior to joining URI, Derek led sales teams at Stanley Security, Cintas, and Rentokil Initial. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in advertising and business.

“Our business interruption was kept to a minimum, which we really appreciate. In the years that I have done business with your company, I have had nothing but great results.”

Stan PawloskiGeneral Manager, CSK Management, Inc.

“Your response time was excellent and the way you worked with our team can be described as second to none. A fire is a traumatic experience to anyone and to have your company as a support in helping us recover was very comforting and helpful.”

Duane BergeyVice President – Tire Operations, Bergey, Inc.

“From first contact until completion of the work, I was impressed with professionalism and experience. I will definitely use them again when I have further need of restoration services.”

Penny M. MinichGeneral Manager, Baypoint Commerce Center