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Dave Kummerow


Phone:    815.378.2845


Commencing with DFK Finishing in 1967, continuing as Kummerow & Associates in 1975 and Image Restoration Services in 1985, David has not only expanded his skills and resources, he also fine-tuned his business practices to address the ever evolving needs of the Household Goods Moving , Storage and Insurance Industries.


During a career spanning 45 years Mr. Kummerow has visited an astounding 61,000 homes and offices in a geographic region encompassing Chicagoland and Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. David has additionally worked with local storage and Insurance agents and traveled far from his home base to survey major loss and damage exposures across the country. Responding to assignments involving a single piece of damaged goods all the way up to the contents of shipping containers arriving from International destinations, David brings unparalleled experience to the task.


His keenly retentive mind, sensitivity to the business concerns of the corporate clients as well as the emotions of the claimant, comprehensive knowledge of household goods and highly developed communication skills are but a few of David's attributes.


Professional Memberships:

• Chicago Area Conservation Group

• Claims Prevention & Procedure Council (CPPC) since its founding, 
serving as Guest Speaker, Board Member, 
President and now Committee Chair for Member Benefits

• Past Member of International Society of Appraisers

Classes attended at:

• Philadelphia Museum of Art

• Milwaukee Art Museum

• Smithsonian Workshops

• Winterthur Museum workshops

Still committed to Progressive Education

About Image Restoration Services

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