About Disaster Reconstruction Services
Property Disaster is Not the Time for a Typical Construction or Remodeler Guy!
You Require a Top Contractor That Understands the Full Scope of the Situation
Don’t risk hiring an inexperienced repair company with no clue how much damage happens when spreading environmental contaminants such as bacteria, mold, soot, and hazardous chemicals throughout a structure.
Disaster Reconstruction Services follows stringent protocols and procedures designed to contain, remove, and prevent the spread of contaminates during controlled demolition and construction. Your property and the health of its’ occupants are always protected. We safely return residential and commercial properties to pre-loss (or better) condition by working with insurance adjustors, industrial hygienists, and building inspectors. Sometimes, when property damage happens, it’s the right time to make upgrades and enhancements that will add beauty, functionality, and value. We’ll help you with that too; after all, we are builders!
After his military service stationed at Fort Carson in the early 80s, Tom Miller began his career in construction with a company specializing in remodeling and building custom homes. Tom fine-tuned his construction talents for a decade before relocating to Salt Lake City to start his own construction business. For five years, Tom continued with residential remodeling, building spec homes, and adding commercial construction to his skillset.
As Tom started his young family, he soon realized he wanted to raise his children in a smaller community. He returned to Colorado to Durango and continued to offer construction services for another 15 years. Tom is an outdoor enthusiast; the mountains are his playground; it’s only natural that he has made Colorado his home!
While running his construction business in Durango, Tom worked on projects with SERVPRO, a property damage cleanup company. He found he had a passion for the restoration industry. In 2014 he opened his franchise operation as SERVPRO of Montrose/Telluride, located in Montrose. Today, as the owner of Disaster Reconstruction Services, Tom combines his diverse skills to provide remodeling, especially reconstruction services for residential and commercial properties that have suffered all kinds of environmental structural damage.
Jehromy is a master carpenter and a seasoned construction manager approaching three decades of experience working in the construction industry. He has done it all, framing, highly detailed finish work, and several years of construction and project management in the fire and water damage restoration/reconstruction industry. Jehromy brings valuable knowledge and a special real-world awareness of customer expectations gained through many years of hands-on craftsmanship, management of people and projects, and several years of business ownership.
Jehromy’s extensive work experience explains why he says, “The best way to fully understand a project is to be able to see it from the perspectives of all involved: the client, business owner, subcontractor, employee, building inspector, insurance adjuster, supplier, etc.” Decades of both hands-on and supervisory experience have given him a deep insight into each of those perspectives. He loves the creativity of the building process. As the Construction Manager at Disaster Reconstruction Services, he derives satisfaction in serving clients by executing determination, organization, and communication, so projects of various sizes and types are brought to a satisfactory completion on time and within budget.
In 1995, Joe took a semester off from college and worked in construction. He realized he had found his career and never looked back. Joe started a framing company within three years and worked on super mansions and show homes in gated communities throughout the Denver area.
Following the downturn in the US economy and the housing market crash in 2007, Joe moved to Colorado to work with a construction company that served the insurance industry. Joe started as a carpenter, then worked all the trades, and quickly became a superintendent, where he learned the ins and outs of the insurance restoration and property damage repair industry.
At Disaster Reconstruction Services, Joe practices his passion, turning traumatic events into opportunities to make people happy by restoring and improving their property. Joe is IICRC-Certified in Water Damage Restoration. Having years of hands-on construction experience and in-depth knowledge of restoration reconstruction from the policyholder, insurance company, and the direct claims perspective, Joe knows how to help his customers through a challenging event. Joe has this to say, “In most construction, you’re working for people. In this business, you work with people to provide silver linings, and that’s way more rewarding to me!”.
Disaster Reconstruction Services is excited to have Brad Knauer as our Production Manager. He brings over thirty years of experience in the mitigation and reconstruction industries to our company. Originally from back East, he was an owner/operator who garnered extensive knowledge and hands-on performance in his chosen field.
Brad has earned many certifications, as depicted in the below list, from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.
- WRT – Water Damage Restoration
- ASD – Applied Structural Dryings
- CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technician
- FSRT – Fire & Smoke Restoration
- OCT – Odor Control Technician
- UFC – Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
- JTC – Journeyman Textile Cleaner
- JSR – Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer
- CRT – Color Repair Technician
Brad is invaluable in maintaining a seamless process once the project’s mitigation stage has been completed. His construction background and talents offer our customers build-backs to pre-loss conditions and remodeling to enhance a commercial or residential property’s value.
Brad states that the Colorado Countryside is his playground when not rebuilding or remodeling a DRS project.
Daniel was born and bred in Montrose. He knows and understands all the ins and outs of construction and remodeling in this Rocky Mountain area. His repair and maintenance work (15 years) at the quaint Canyon Creek B&B and Vacation Resort afforded the guests top-notch service and comfort. His expertise spanned from roofing to finish carpentry which he carried over to his own remodeling business for ten years. We are pleased that Daniel has joined our team at Disaster Reconstruction Services, where his many talents can improve our projects.
Jake, our Project Manager at DRS, hails from Olathe, CO. Since he was raised in a construction family, it runs in his blood as he has dived into new construction and remodeling projects since 2018. His specialty and passion are Framing/Trim Work/Flooring, though his well-rounded knowledge and experience allow him to lead by example.
Jake enjoys hunting and fishing when he is not helping our Disaster Reconstruction Services customers.