BluSky Restoration Contractors LLC, a leading national property restoration company in the U.S. and a 2023 Top 100 contractor, announced last week that Kent Stemper, current vice chairman of the board, has rejoined the company as chief executive officer. Stemper, who previously served as BluSky’s CEO for seven years from 2014 to 2021, will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to re-join management as the industry remains as attractive as ever and as the company continues to grow and expand," said Stemper. "Our team of 1,550 people across 61 locations share a relentless passion to serve our customers at the highest satisfaction level possible; every day making positive and lasting impacts on the lives of people in the communities in which we live and work. A culture I’m proud to have had a part in building, and now again leading.”

Stemper succeeds Drew Bisping, who will remain a senior advisor to BluSky as well as a continued significant equity investor in the company.  

“I am proud of the team at BluSky and the goals we have achieved over the last several years. I look forward to supporting the company as an advisor,” said Bisping.

In his role as CEO, Bisping oversaw significant geographic expansion and technology investments to enhance service delivery and staff productivity.

“On behalf of the entire BluSky family, we owe Drew Bisping an enormous debt of gratitude for the company’s success under his leadership, and I wish to thank him for his invaluable contributions," said Jon Ward, chair of the Board of Directors.

In announcing Stemper’s return, Ward said in a written statement that over the last two years, Stemper has remained an active as a member of the board.

"We are confident that his deep expertise and familiarity with BluSky, as well as the strong relationships that he has maintained with our employees, will support a seamless transition," Ward said.

BluSky has been jointly owned by leading private markets firms Partners Group, acting on behalf of its clients, and Kohlberg & Company since October 2021.