Property Restoration History
This is a labor of love. We are working to track down and piece together elements of the history and rise of the property restoration industry. This effort will include aspects of carpet cleaners becoming water damage mitigation specialists, the evolution of fire damage restoration, integration of insurance claims repairs, and the emergence of what we now call property restoration professionals.
We are working to track down and share the people, innovations, movements, and stories from the evolution of the property restoration industry. The goal of this site is to be a collection of shared memories, photographs, videos, audio segments, documents, relics, and stories. We want to learn from and honor our past and we need your help. Please reach out if you have something to add or a lead on an interesting fact.
The Early Years of Water Damage Restoration (1970s & 80s)
The Founding Fathers of Restoration
Link to an article from Cleaning & Restoration (C&R) Magazine from March 2007 written by Pete Consigli
- Martin "Marty" L. King
- Lloyd Weaver
- Cliff Zlotnik
- Claude Blackburn