Rolyn is now FIRST ONSITE.
Rolyn is now FIRST ONSITE, where we have united the best brands in restoration across North America to better serve you. With more knowledge and resources, and genuine human power, we are ready to take on any job, any place, any size – no matter what.
“We’re in the business to keep you in business”
Since 1979, Rolyn has provided a full range of disaster recovery, restoration, remediation, and decontamination services to industries of all types. Ronald Bergman founded Rolyn in 1979, as a company providing estimates and scope of work documents for building losses. As the client base increased, Rolyn’s range of capabilities expanded to include commercial and residential emergency, mitigation, and remediation services, with a focus on water, smoke, fire, and mold. Rolyn added infection control services for healthcare construction and renovation projects in the early 2000s, as regulations for infection prevention became more stringent and became the “go to” infection control and bio-hazard decontamination contractor for 100’s of hospitals around the US. In the early 2000’s, the company name became Rolyn Companies, Inc. to better reflect the broader range of services offered.
From the start, Rolyn understood the importance of company culture. Rolyn has taken pride in keeping up with what employees value while providing a positive work environment for the team. This created a great record of employee retention. In fact, some of the earlier employees who began with Rolyn over 30 years ago are still active and dedicated employees of the firm. The team has been instrumental in leading Rolyn’s growth. One of Rolyn’s strengths has been understanding that work is a reciprocal relationship – meaning it is not just about what employees can do for the company, it’s also about what the company does for the employees.
As a result of the incredible efforts and a testament to the outstanding team Rolyn assembled, the rapidly scaling business we created, and the cutting-edge emergency response, disaster recovery, restoration, remediation, and decontamination service solutions we have developed, Rolyn became a national company and clients from all of the country looked to us as their “go to” restoration contractor. In order to continue to provide the excellent services our clients expected, we needed to expand and began exploring buying other companies and merging. Many other companies have approached us in the about merging or buying us, but we never saw a future together with these companies for many reasons. After Interstate approached us to merge with them, over the course of months and months of conversations and meetings, we got to know Interstate better as a company and, more importantly as individuals. And every interaction we have had with their team, has reinforced that we share a common vision and view – doing right for employees and clients. During our meetings and conversations leading up to the merger, Interstate indicated they had great respect for our incredible team, for the service lines we’ve built and taken to market, and for our culture. They made a compelling case that together we would be stronger together and after learning more about them, we agreed that we would be stronger together. Reflecting on the almost 2 years since the merger and all the benefits it has brought our employees and clients, we remain incredibly excited about the potential this unlocks for us in the years to come.
When your needs go beyond water damage cleanup, so do our services. See how our breadth of expertise can help you overcome whatever comes your way.
Ronald Bergman and his wife, Lynne, founded Rolyn in 1979. In fact, the name of the company comes from the merging of their two names. Mr. Bergman currently serves as the Chairman. He brings decades of experience in supervising the reconstruction of damaged properties, estimating, appraising, and restoration of properties of all types. He has extensive experience in settlement negotiations and has served many times as an expert witness. In conjunction with his staff, Ron establishes successful company-wide systems and procedures for reporting, project controls, financial controls, and employee relations. Ron has a solid background in operations, construction, and sales, and clearly communicates the company’s status and direction to staff.
Mr. Bergman is on the Board of Directors for Tanager Holdings, LLC, a unique global company that enables the best sustainable building and resource efficiency technologies in the world to achieve scale and scope, and to play a crucial role in directly reducing the destructive effects of carbon dioxide and other noxious emissions into the atmosphere and oceans.
Giving back to the community is a large passion of Mr. Bergman. He and his wife Lynne have made several contributions to different charities in efforts to improve the lives of people affected by illness, raising awareness, advocating prevention, and supporting research.
Mr. Bergman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.
After the merger, Ron took the opportunity to retire, and pursue some other business opportunities and travel to see his kids and grandkids.
Mr. Bergman serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Rolyn. He is nationally recognized for his over thirty years of expertise in the following: disaster recovery, reconstruction, appraising building damages, restoration, settlement negotiations, firefighting, and building codes. He is frequently called upon to speak at industry events and educational seminars, and serves as an expert witness in court cases.
Sam joined the company in 1981. As Rolyn’s business has grown, he has consulted and joined with many of the nation’s top contractors and subcontractors to form strategic partnerships to better serve Rolyn’s clientele. His experience includes all aspects of business operations, including, but not limited to, supervision of reconstruction, estimating and appraising building damage, and participation in settlement negotiations.
Sam is a Life Member of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad and former First Assistant Chief. He is a former President of Restoration Industry Association, past Vice President of the Indoor Air Quality Association. Sam is currently a board member at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Sam has been married for over 30 years and has three sons and a daughter in law.
As a Senior Consultant for First Onsite, Mark Futrovsky helps improve First Onsite’s efficiency by implementing new systems and finding ways to improve existing ones dealing with reporting, project controls, financial controls, and employee culture/relations.
Prior to joining First Onsite, Mark served as Rolyn Companies’ President for almost twenty years where he was responsible for the development of Rolyn’s strategic direction and the implementation of its corporate vision. Before that, Mark served as Rolyn’s outside general counsel for over twenty years, as the senior partner of the Maryland law firm Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree from the University of Baltimore, School of Law. In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling and hanging out with his growing family and longtime friends.
Mark is actively involved as a board of member of a number of local charities and civic organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Suburban Hospital/ Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes where he regularly enjoys calling bingo for the group home residents. Recently Mark just got back from Poland and Ukraine with Operation White Stork/Ukraine Friends – a volunteer organization that is assisting in evacuating Ukrainian refugees and distributing lifesaving I-FAK kits (individual first aid kits) to Ukraine’s armed forces.
As a Regional Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic, Vince is responsible for overseeing all department operations within the Mid-Atlantic, ensuring efficiency at all times. He will primarily be responsible for participating in implementing First Onsite’s vision, mission, and goals.
Prior to First Onsite, Vince served as Rolyn Companies’ Chief Financial Officer, he handled all the financial decisions made at Rolyn. In addition, he is also involved in the business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts for the company. During his time at Rolyn he has streamlined the invoice approval process and improved the way financial reporting is conducted. Vince has worked in public accounting for six years, and in construction for eight. Vince also served as General Manager of Rockville, playing a vital role in the day-to-day operations, monitoring the flow of production to ensure timely emergency response to sensitive projects as well as client satisfaction.
Vince earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. He wrestled during college and still enjoys the sport. For seven years he volunteered as a coach for his son’s wrestling team and has also coached several youth lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball teams. Vince is an active member is his church—serving on their finance committee and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. During his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his wife and five children at Smith Mountain Lake.
In 2000, Trent Darden was hired as Project Manager, where he worked exclusively on large loss insurance claims, handling all related estimating and general project management. In 2007, Mr. Darden was named the Vice President of Rolyn’s Estimating and Consulting Department. In his capacity as Vice President, he is involved in emergency response, negotiation of contracts, construction implementation, field staff and contractor management, as well as the development and infrastructure management of Rolyn’s Virginia Beach office. Currently, as Rolyn’s Regional Chief Operating Officer, Trent works with all of our offices working to ensure we continue to deliver the quality service our clients know and expect
A Virginia native, Mr. Darden has lived in the Tidewater area for over forty years. He began working in construction immediately following high school, and throughout his college career at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University where he pursued a degree in business.
Trent enjoys spending time with his family. He has enjoyed many years as a volunteer youth coach for his sons’ football, basketball, and baseball teams, as well as assisting with his daughter’s marching and orchestra bands. Trent’s hobbies include fishing, boating, travel, and furniture making.
Rolyn started in Rockville, MD and serviced the entire United States. By joining forces with FIRST ONSITE, we are now able to service all of North America.