The Importance of Limited Power of Attorney for Restoration Contractors

One important legal tool for restoration contractors to use is Limited Power of Attorney. When your customers sign a Limited Power of Attorney document (LPOA), they give you the authority to act on their behalf. This can simplify and speed up restoration work. Here is what One Claim Solutions general counsel Josh Ehmke and paralegal Samantha McCreedy have to say about it.

Limited Power of Attorney Speeds Up Restoration Work

Restoration contractors wearing hard hats and yellow vests shake hands with homeownersWithout Limited Power of Attorney, contractors sometimes have to put their work on hold while they spend time chasing down their customers for their signature or approval. When it comes to restoration work, time is of the essence, and pausing to get signatures can really slow down your team’s workflow. 

When you get your customers to sign a Limited Power of Attorney document, it gives you permission to sign on behalf of your customers. “It just expedites the whole process,” Josh says. One Claim Solutions recommends always asking your customers to sign a Limited Power of Attorney document at the beginning of your work with them.

Limited Power of Attorney Speeds Up Payment

Maintaining cash flow is crucial for the success of restoration contractors and businesses. But it can take a while to get paid for your work when you’re dealing with insurance carriers. Fortunately, getting Limited Power of Attorney can help you get paid faster. If contractors with LPOA receive a multi-party check that lists both the contractor and the homeowner, they don’t have to spend days to weeks tracking down the homeowner for their signature. Instead, the contractor can endorse the check on the homeowner’s behalf and deposit it the same day.  

Limited Power of Attorney Improves the Contractor-Customer Relationship

Getting Limited Power of Attorney can go a long way to improve a contractor’s relationship with their customer. It can make the process of recovering from property damage less stressful for property owners. “LPOAs… really allow the homeowner to not have to worry. It keeps them really hands-off,” Samantha says. “It’s a sense of ease for these homeowners. They don’t have to worry about money that’s coming and going. [The contractor] can handle it all for them.” 

How to Explain Limited Power of Attorney to Your Customers

An important part of how LPOA impacts a contractor’s relationship with their customers depends on contractors properly explaining it before asking their customers to sign. Sam’s advice for contractors is to just be upfront about what LPOA is. Customers tend to appreciate how Limited Power of Attorney benefits them when they understand it. Share with them the information we’ve outlined to help them understand how they’ll benefit from signing a LPOA.

Need More Help with Restoration Legal Matters?

If you’re a restoration contractor who wants to learn more about how Limited Power of Attorney can benefit your business, reach out to the restoration legal experts at One Claim Solutions.

Connor Trahan

Account Executive

Hi there! I’m Connor, the Account Executive for One Claim. My goal is to guide our contractors through the sales process, ensuring you’re equipped with all the information you need to make your decision and hit the ground running once aboard. We view ourselves as an extension of your business and I strive to make the process an enlightening and consultative one.
My career has primarily been focused in software sales over a few different industries but the last few years were spent helping general contractors solve similar problems to what we’re doing here at OCS! Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, cooking and boating during the summer months.

Nicole Liesenfelt

Director, Human Resources

Hello! I’m Nicole, and I’m here to champion for our employees, recruit for new talent, and impact culture at One Claim Solution. I find satisfaction in supporting a memorable employee experience and bring innovation, problem solving, and strategic view to the process. Nothing is more important than our people, and a healthy culture is my top priority! I have had the pleasure of building my career in various sectors, specializing in small to medium size firms focused on high-growth. My experience is centered around driving and implementing change, leading high-performing teams, and driving process improvements. I am excited to make an impact at One Claim. Outside of work, my family and I enjoy getting outdoors as much as possible to explore beautiful Colorado!

Elizabeth McGlone

Demand Generation Manager

Great to meet you! I’m Elizabeth, and I’m the one behind all the emails and advertisements you’ve been seeing. As the Demand Generation Manager at One Claim Solution, my mission is to connect with contractors like you who need our services. I’m passionate about having an impact on others and I bring a wealth of experience in demand generation and marketing strategy to create moments of delight, curiosity, and education for you.

Prior to One Claim Solution, I had the privilege of building marketing departments from the ground up at companies in a variety of industries, including IT consulting, first protection, and healthcare. Personally, I love being outdoors, playing Dungeons and Dragons and board games, singing, and traveling.

Alisha Yartzoff

Director of Contractor Success

Welcome! I’m Alisha, and I’m here to champion your success as the Director of Contractor Success at One Claim. With a passion for helping contractors thrive, I bring a wealth of experience in onboarding, customer service, and account management to ensure your journey with us is nothing short of exceptional.

Prior to joining One Claim, I had the privilege of scaling SMB and Enterprise Customer Success teams at fast-growing SaaS startups. With over six years of experience at companies like Mavenlink, Teamwork, and ServiceTitan, I honed my expertise in building high-performing teams and fostering proactive, consultative relationships. This background has equipped me with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by businesses like yours, and I’m dedicated to helping you overcome them.

Eric Terry


Hi there, my name is Eric! I am the Chief Technology Officer here at OCS, spearheading our technical strategy. I have a background in computer science, graduating cum laude from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Technology.

Before coming to One Claim, I served as the Director of Engineering at Slingshot Technology, Inc., a company later acquired by WorkWave in 2021. My professional journey has spanned both emerging startups and established corporations, with a steadfast focus on cultivating high-trust, low bureaucracy teams and innovating technology using agile methodologies.

In my free time, you can find me flying drones, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with my family.

Cam Smith


Hello, my name is Cam, I’m the COO of One Claim Solution! I come from a management consulting background (Bain & Company) and hold an MBA from the University of Michigan. I have worked at a wide variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 to small-cap, in an equally wide variety of industries. I have over 15 years of experience in operations and strategic growth, and I have spent much of my career focused on developing high-performing tech-enabled service organizations through early stage and high growth phases.

Outside of work, my wife Brittny and I have four kids, ages 13 to 6. As residents of Mesa, Arizona, we love to ski and explore the national parks of the southwest!

Dan Doud


Hello, my name is Dan, and I am the CEO of One Claim Solution. I am super excited by everything we are doing at OCS to be the market leading insurance billing specialist that advocates on behalf of our restoration contractors. 

My professional experiences are predominantly corporate in nature. My career started at General Electric in finance and accounting. Immediately prior to joining OCS, I spent time as an investor at Bondcliff Partners and management consultant with Bain & Company. I also hold an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and got my BS in finance and accounting from Northeastern University.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife, two young children, and our family dog, Whiskey. We live in Charleston, SC and take advantage of the beautiful weather by spending as much time as possible outside at the beach or adventuring around town

Josh Ehmke

Co-Founder and General Counsel

Hi, I’m Josh! In 2016, I co-founded One Claim Solution with my partner Jeremy Traasdahl, and I serve as General Counsel of One Claim Solution. Working in the restoration industry, Jeremy and I saw contractors struggling to get paid quickly and fairly and we knew there was a need for change. We founded One Claim Solution to be this change and it’s been my privilege to see our company grow and to advocate for our clients as general counsel.

Outside of my passion for helping the restoration industry, I enjoy spending time outdoors, fly-fishing, hunting, skiing, and coaching my kids’ baseball teams. I’ve been married to my amazing wife for 20 years and we have a beautiful family of 5 children.

Jeremy Traasdahl


Hey, I’m Jeremy! In 2016, I co-founded One Claim Solution with my partner Josh Ehmke. Working in the restoration industry, Josh and I saw contractors struggling to get paid quickly and fairly and we knew there was a need for change. We founded One Claim Solution to be this change and it’s been my privilege to lead our amazing team.

Prior to One Claim Solution, I started my career as an inside sales rep for Avnet, then moved to Pepsico as a district sales manager. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and four children, two boys and two girls!