About Us
Management Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our executive team of Buddy Barrows, Don Ney, Tommy Stanley, and Johnny Whitted with over 80 years of combined experience in the restoration and remediation industry has successfully helped clients with substantial adjustments benefits.

Tommy Stanley

Tommy brings over 35 years of management experience to Meridian through his responsibilities with prior companies in the roles of general manager, vice president and currently as partner. His early career was in regional sales of restoration services specializing in residential and commercial fire, water and storm damage recovery. His scope then expanded to national coverage with special emphasis on attracting the best talent in the industry to his company and providing clients competitive cost on restoration processes from drying water damaged structures, smoke damaged equipment/contents to freeze drying water damaged books and valuable papers. With Disaster Recovery Services, Tommy honed his company’s skill set to deliver expert services to an industry that was sensitive to over pricing.

As V.P. National Marketing at BMS Catastrophe, Tommy was responsible for marketing to insurance companies, brokers, independent adjusters and national corporations. Other responsibilities were directed toward scope preparation on losses from commercial buildings to manufacturing losses due to natural disasters, fires or water damage. Much of this restoration experience was dual purposed, from working on restoring buildings and their contents to also utilizing special knowledge in recovering books and papers from water/natural disasters.

Currently, as Partner at Meridian, Tommy is engaged in consulting services to the insurance industry from invoice review to scope preparation, negotiating with restoration vendors, and assisting insurance adjusters in monitoring all restoration work on projects. At Meridian we recognize the importance of having subject matter experts on the loss – the progress – the accuracy of all work – the accountability – and in confirmation of the final billing.

Don Ney

Don Ney’s background consists of over 30 years in the field of commercial property recovery and restoration. Beginning in 1974, Don’s work with a national restoration company taught him how to deal with complex issues relating to property recovery. In addition, Don directed training in loss recovery and restoration, both for in-house personnel and for property adjusters. He’s experienced with a wide variety of commercial property losses, including post 9/11 clean-up, high-rises, industrial, manufacturing, and other types of commercial property losses resulting from flood, fire, mold, and other natural disasters. Don has served in a variety of roles with national cleaning and restoration companies; as a national operations manager, project manager, and various sales and marketing positions.

He is licensed by the State of Texas as a Mold Assessment Consultant. He also is a certified thermographer, and is IICRC certified in various disciplines. His knowledge of effective property recovery and pricing is available to the commercial property insurance community.

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Buddy Barrows

Clifford (Buddy) Barrows has been in the commercial and industrial restoration industry for the past twenty years. His areas of expertise include project management, disaster management and recovery, critical path coordination, mold evaluation, quality control, operations and commercial insurance consulting. He has an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certifications in various disciplines), Infrared Thermographer Level 1, CRMC (Certified Restoration Mold Consultant), Hazardous Waste Operation 40-hours, and Confined Space Entry certifications. Meridian Restoration Consultants is licensed in the state of Texas as Mold Assessment Consultants. He has worked with national and international catastrophe management companies specializing in facility and content restoration following fire, flood, and other disaster situations. Buddy has conducted seminars on disaster recovery at conventions throughout the country for national and regional organizations, such as PLRB and RIMS. He has worked with Fortune 500 Companies in developing comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plans. Buddy has consulted in diverse industries including power plants, manufacturing facilities, water treatment plants, hotels, hospitals, schools, food processing plants, high-rise office buildings, restaurants and other types of commercial properties throughout the world. Buddy worked actively for seven months with responsibility for securing and overseeing restoration and remediation efforts at multiple commercial buildings following the 9ll disaster in New York City. He has overseen large restoration projects on an international level and spent eight months in Israel facilitating the restoration of an electric power plant.

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Johnny Whitted

Johnny's background consists of a cumulative of 12 years in the commercial and industrial restoration business. He has an in depth knowledge of equipment supplies and chemicals used in the restoration industry, having been involved in a family owned cleaning and janitorial equipment and supply company. Johnny has worked as an on site project manager on a variety of commercial property losses. These losses include fires, floods, mold remediation and other natural disasters. He spent six months in New York City, involved on multiple projects, following the 9/11 disaster. Johnny has continually reaffirmed his dedication to serve this industry by completing professional development courses and independent studies in structural drying, document recovery, infrared thermography, OSHA hazardous waste operations and emergency responses, and mold remediation. He is recognized by the IICRC, Emergency Management Institute – FEMA, is a Certified Level 1 Thermographer, and is a member of the Southern Loss Association. Johnny has been on board with the Meridian team since May of 2005.

With offices located in Chicago, IL, Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX and Greenville, SC, we are strategically located to respond in a timely manner, to any domestic or international site of commercial loss.