SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – A trio of Valley commercial landscaping and restoration professionals has pooled its expertise to launch a woman co-owned firm, Elevated Emergency Restoration.
Services offered by the Scottsdale-based firm include water mitigation; mold and asbestos removal; fire and smoke damage; and reconstruction. Elevated ER is a qualified and equipped company with the required training and protocol to clean any facility affected by a pathogen outbreak.
Co-owners include Mai Vu, Brittany Trotter and John Garigen.
“For the past 3 years I’ve been wanting to start a business in the commercial real estate space,” Vu said. “I was determined to do so; my proudest moment is believing in what I wanted and launched Elevated ER with my business partners.”
Vu’s primary responsibilities will include networking, driving in new business, maintaining business relationships and helping the company to continually grow.
Vu, a native of Vietnam, was raised in the Central Phoenix corridor and in a family of eight children. She was a pre-dental student but soon transitioned to commercial real estate. She worked with Garigen at Integrated Landscape Management in 2016 as its business developer.
Vu is involved with Valley industry groups including BOMA Greater Phoenix, NAIOP Arizona and BD Guild.
A native of Canada and raised in Detroit, Trotter now calls Gilbert home. She began her career in restoration in 2013 as an administrative assistant to the water mitigation department at ECI Services.
Trotter’s primary duties at Elevated ER include overseeing all aspects of operations including walking jobs, writing estimates, creating social media content and creating processes and procedures to ensure client satisfaction and proper job safety protocol. Trotter is active in the Arizona Insurance Claims Association.
As the third co-owner and partner, Garigen will focus on client retention, business development and company vision/direction. He developed his skills of running businesses while co-owning the area’s largest commercial landscape maintenance company for 20 years.
Garigen is involved with industry groups including the Phoenix Thunderbirds Y.P.O (Young Presidents Organization).
“I'm excited to help a woman-owned construction company get started in a predominantly male industry,” Garigen said. “I’m also excited to have the opportunity to play a role in improving the reputation of restoration work in this industry. Change is easy – improving can be a challenge.”
For more information, visit elevateder.com.