Our Team

Darren Foote

Darren Foote was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where he currently resides with his wife of 31 years. They have 5 children. 


He owned and operated a property maintenance company while still in High School. In 1988 he became the co-founder of a construction company specializing in insurance-related repairs (wind/water/fire/smoke) with offices in Reno and Las Vegas. Responsible for the company’s 24-hour emergency water and smoke damage cleanup services, Darren received his IICRC WRT certification in 1994. This opened his eyes to the exciting potentials of water damage remediation using the proper equipment and science, which, coupled with his experience in the construction industry, gave him a passion for structural drying which has never left him. 


In 2007, after over 20 years as owner/operator of Foote Brothers Construction and Water Extraction Technologies (W.E.T.)  a Restoration/Construction company with offices in Nevada and Utah, W.E.T. was acquired by BELFOR Property Restoration, the largest restoration company in the world with offices throughout the United States and Canada and a presence in 31 countries worldwide. Darren became the General Manager for Remediation in Reno and Salt Lake City for BELFOR, and has since become the Head of Technical Training for BELFOR USA. Current responsibilities include providing and overseeing staff training and quality assurance implementation for existing and acquired offices, as well as training for Insurance Adjusters, Facility Managers, and other industry professionals. Darren also owns and operates Remediation Training Institute, an IICRC approved school and provides industry training throughout the United States and Canada.


Darren has personally completed thousands of successful water damage jobs with clients ranging from individual homeowners, to large homebuilders, hospitals, hotels, school districts and government buildings. His knowledge and passion are evident in his presentations. Darren has presented many classes, workshops, and seminars to a variety of industry-related professional groups, including insurance adjusters and agents, realtors, facility managers, and risk managers. He has also been retained in numerous cases as an expert witness or to provide job/estimate analysis and review



Credentials and Designations
RIA Certified Restorer (CR) #526

RIA Water Loss Specialist (WLS) #107

ACAC Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS)  #702117

ACAC Council-certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDS)  #1201024

ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC)

IICRC Approved Instructor Water Damage Restoration (WRT) & Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
IICRC Certified Master Water Restorer (MWR)

IICRC Certified Master Fire/Smoke Restorer (MSR)

IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration (WRT)

IICRC Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT) 

IICRC Certified Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT)

IICRC Certified Applied Structural Drying (ASD)

IICRC Certified Health & Safety (HST) (10 hour OSHA)

IICRC Odor Control (OCT)

IICRC Carpet Repair and Reinstallation (RRT)

IICRC Carpet Cleaning (CCT)

IICRC Certified Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT)

IICRC Certified Journeyman Textile Cleaner (JTC)

IICRC Trauma & Crime Scene (TCST)

CTS Successful Subrogation I & II (and approved Instructor)

EPA Certified Renovator (RRP) #R-I-18599-10-00290 (intentionally lapsed)

OSHA 30 Hour Trained #600463310

EPA AHERA Accredited Asbestos Inspector #25473IR (intentionally lapsed)

Accepted/Designated Expert Witness

Industry Service

IICRC WRT Technical Advisory Committee Vice Chairman

RIA Education Sub-Committee Chairman

Listed Contributor ANSI/IICRC S500 2015 4th Edition

Consensus Body Member ANSI/IICRC S500 5th Edition

Major Project / CAT Response

Roseville Mall Fire/Water Damage 2010
Nashville Floods 2010

Superstorm Sandy 2012

Boston Blizzard 2015

Hurricane Matthew 2016

Hurricane Harvey 2017

California Wildfires 2017