Our Mission & Values

Empower restoration contractors to embrace innovative technology by making it simple and accessible


We encourage trying new approaches. If they work, we've done something awesome! If we've failed, we learn from it!


We want to create a network through which we can all grow personally and professionally together.


As a company, we strive to maintain honesty and transparency with our customers, our partners, and others.

Social Responsibility

We believe in being cognizant of the impacts we may have in our market and take responsibility over this.


We encourage each and every team member to ask "what if?" and to openly collaborate with one another.

There is a story behind our unique name, which may help you understand who we are and what motivates us! In essence, it is all about family and business, and the two are one and the same.

Our Founders

Alex Duta (CEO)

Alex Duta [CEO]

A former co-founder of an 8-figure fire & water restoration company based out of Chicago, IL. Alex is passionate about propelling the insurance damage restoration industry into the future. In addition to Albi, he partners with restorers to accelerate and scale their restoration business.

Shamoil Soni [CTO]

A well-versed full-stack senior developer. He spent his professional life working his way up through a software market leader in the assisted living industry. Shamoil specializes in building efficient software systems and manages the entire engineering department at Albiware.

Our History
March 2020
Alex & Shamoil partner up and hire Albi's team of developers.
October 2020
Albi officially launches to market for their first 5 Beta customers!
January 2021
Albi officially launches to the market and onboards its first non-Beta clients!
February 2022
Albi is a prestigious YC Company. Y Combinator is an American technology startup accelerator.
Our Vision
Bring REAL artificial intelligence (AI) to contractors.
Many existing platforms claim they have “AI”; however, they are referring to basic data algorithms. Albi is the first software with a data model structure designed for AI. Imagine a platform that actually thinks and learns. Albi will then highlight these critical areas that need attention, and give you immediate recommendations to improve your business.

Albi actively listens through …

  • Call-tracking leads & customer interaction.
  • Geolocating employees & vehicles
  • Listening to customer & staff email

What Does "Albi" Mean?

restoration project manager

A lot of clients and prospects ask “Why Albi?”. Albi is a name very dear to us here with a lot of meaning. When they were coming up with the name of their new venture, Shamoil and Alex were looking for a female futuristic name to incorporate with their future AI mission.

As they were bouncing around names, Albi stuck out to them. 2 years ago, Alex made a promise to the mother of his soulmate in a letter while she was on her death bed that he would take care of her daughter, protect her, and be there for her.

“Alby” was her nickname. She was innovative – the only one out of 7 sisters that took the initiative to get her driver’s license. She raised her three children alone, was passionate about what she did, and loved helping people. She was a firm believer in social responsibility and helping others.

The name still lives with us today – we need more people in the world like her. Albi is an innovative product as a restoration project manager; it listens to employees’ behaviors and reports on that. Albi will be the first product with advanced AI in the restoration industry. Albi is a product created by a passion for change.

In addition to their daily 9 to 5 jobs, both founders have spent sleepless nights creating something new. Both founders have a history of passion within the restoration and software industries. They harbor a passion for meaningful change. Here at Albi, we believe in social responsibility. We put the well-being of our clients, employees, and vendors before our profits.


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