BELFOR CEO Sheldon Yellen probably has the most caring and supportive employees ever featured on 'Undercover Boss--and it appears he gave them more compensation in the end than has ever been given away before. BELFOR may be comprised of roofers, painters, plumbers, cleaners and carpenters, but it's important to note that BELFOR is the world's largest disaster restoration company. Employees are dealing with people who have experienced great (often tragic) loss, on a daily basis.
BELFOR employees go into people's homes to erase signs of damage and sometimes death. "It's very emotional," says Yellen. "Our people are trained to deal with people who have suffered great loss. Employees spend as much time dealing with emotion as they do with construction."
Yellen has been building the company since 1984, and BELFOR now operates in 29 countries, providing post disaster relief and reconstruction services after fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters. About 6,000 employees assist both residential and commercial customers with losses from the small, like leaky roofs, to the major, like those caused by Hurricane Katrina. BELFOR employees are about to have their work cut out for them in Australia (as soon as the flood waters subside) -- but in the meantime, Yellen tried his hand at some lesser jobs for 'Undercover Boss.'