The Quebec Water Damage Prevention Association is born

By February 16, 2018News

The Quebec water damage prevention association is born


The founding members of the Association for the prevention of water damage (PREVDEQ), namely Mathieu Lachaîne, Gilles Fréchette and Jean-Hugues LaBrèque | Photo: Réjean Meloche

Three entrepreneurs put their competition aside to set up the Association for the prevention of water damage in Quebec (PREVDEQ). The three founding members of PREVDEQ are Gilles Fréchette , president of Sécurité AquaDétect , Mathieu Lachaîne , president of Ubios , and Jean-Hugues LaBrèque , president of Inflotrolix .

The association was created to bring together the various stakeholders in these fields, but also to be their spokesperson. These entrepreneurs also wish to inform the public of reliable solutions that exist on the market and to act with damage insurers and government authorities when the need arises. The Association also aims to provide its members with tools to improve the quality of services offered to the public.

Intact Assurance, the fourth member

The three founding members have recruited another member to join them. It is the largest insurer in Quebec: Intact Assurance . In an email, Nick Cinotti , Senior Director, Quebec Loss Prevention, Commercial Lines, explained the reason why the insurer agreed to join PREVDEQ.

“We want to allow our policyholders as well as the whole of society to benefit from the association’s know-how in relation to the prevention of risks related to water damage. Being aware of the impact of these on the Quebec economy, we would like to put our vast expertise at the service of initiatives like PREVDEQ “, he commented.

First official release

The first official PREVDEQ outing will be on Tuesday, March 13, at Damage Insurance Day , at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The Journal of Insurance will publish a full report on PREVDEQ in one of its next editions. “

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