The Real Contents Restoration Training course was a great investment for the company. I’ve personally had nearly 7 years of contents restoration experience and still found the training to be extremely helpful. It was simple enough for my newest employees to easily follow along with and soak in the information, while at the same time being just as detailed for the longer tenured employees to get plenty of value as well.

David was a fantastic instructor and it was easy to see right off the bat he really knew what he was talking about. David was always willing to stop and answer any questions in ways that was easy for everybody to understand and relate to. The best part of the course in my opinion is Dave was very interested in how WE operate and what works for us. He was able to adapt his training in way that made sense for our process and focused on what tweaks could be made to improve our system rather than spending a lot of time on areas we already do really well. This was hands down the best contents training course I’ve ever participated in and would HIGHLY recommend it to anybody who is serious about being at the leading front of contents restoration professionals.

Jason Boulton
Contents Branch General Manager
Hays + Sons Restoration

Referral Letter to David Gavilanes


David Gavilanes entered the contents restoration industry at a pivotal time when ultrasonic technology and inventory software became the standard for quality. It was at the Contents Team in Raleigh NC where David quickly ascended to Field Services Manager after successfully overseeing the transition to inventory software and along the way created field standards which drastically cut pack out times. Sales and marketing assignments soon followed and David hit the road to meet with agents, adjusters and contractors to create relationships that are still in place today.

In 2013, David became the Director of Advertising and Public Relations for the Contents Industry Review.  The job entailed more than the title suggested. Responsibilities included laying out the magazine from scratch, soliciting advertisers and articles while occasionally contributing as a writer himself.

In the summer of 2016 David departed the CIR to start Real Contents Training. One of his earliest responsibilities at the Contents Team was to train all staff on software and then Pack Out procedures. David knew there was not a training program out there that taught as efficiently as he did when he had to train for real life situations. David went back to Raleigh to harness the information needed to develop Real Contents Training. Now, in addition to his program, David Gavilanes is also the trainer for Omegasonics.