The Spring of 2011 saw one of the worst tornado seasons in U.S. history, and no place was harder hit than Joplin, Missouri. When the EF-5 tornado rendered several public schools little more than a mass of twisted girders, the Joplin School District turned to NFA to help them evaluate the seemingly intractable amount of damage. Said Paul A. Barr, Chief Financial Officer of the Joplin Schools, “… your herculean efforts will enable us to obtain a much better settlement than we ever would have achieved on our own or working with a less-qualified insurance adjusting firm.”