In order to provide you with the highest quality service, the staff at Hammer Restoration receives ongoing training in the latest disaster restoration technologies and other industry innovations. Our team of experts includes IICRC-certified smoke damage cleaning and electronics cleaning professionals, IICRC-certified water damage restoration leads, licensed builders, and project managers with extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction and restoration. As the Hammer Restoration team grows, we carefully select new personnel using strict hiring guidelines.
Branch Manager - SaginawPaije has worked in the restoration industry since 1999. She has worked in the office, also as a Project Manager, later moving into the Hiring Manager position. Paije was promoted in 2009 to Branch Manager for the Saginaw location. She holds several certifications through IICRC, including the Master Fire & Smoke Restorer designation, as well as her residential builder’s license.
“At Hammer we have the people and the technology to deal with jobs both big and small. We are a hard working team that all have the same goal – to get people’s homes and businesses back to normal as quickly, accurately and efficiently as possible.”
PresidentSteve has worked in Restoration since 1987. In addition to his residential builders license, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Building Construction Management. Steve has taken advanced courses in fire restoration, cleaning and water remediation. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter in Saginaw Township from 1993-2003.
As the president of Hammer Restoration Inc., Steve is committed to providing his workforce with the latest technology available and ongoing training to ensure that Hammer customers receive the best service possible.
“Being around restoration work my whole life, I’ve learned this business from the ground up. We are committed to taking care of our customers and conducting our business with integrity. The quality and training of our people is one of our greatest strengths and has played a critical role in building our reputation for excellence over the past 45 years.”
Branch Manager - Mt PleasantJoe joined Hammer Restoration in 2008 as Branch Manager for the Mt Pleasant location. He moved to the area in the mid-1980’s and has been a resident of the area since. He has been in the construction and lumber industry since the early 1990’s. Joe holds a residential builders license from the state of Michigan and IICRC certifications in Fire and Smoke Restoration, Odor Control, Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying and Applied Microbial Remediation.
“I am honored and privileged to work for Hammer Restoration. The strong ethics and values that every employee possesses, along with the commitment to helping those in a time of need, make for a very rewarding career.”
Project Manager - SaginawChris has been in the restoration/construction business since 1996. He holds his IICRC Applied Structure Drying/Mold certification and handles mold projects for the Saginaw Branch. He also holds his Michigan Residential Builder’s License. In addition to his construction experience, Chris worked in the insurance claims industry for 12 years. As project manager, Chris uses this knowledge and training to help commercial and residential property owners in difficult situations.
“I have worked with and observed many construction and restoration companies over the years. I enjoy working for Hammer because of their integrity and strong values.”
General ManagerBrenda has worked in the restoration industry since 1996. As General Manager she oversees all aspects of the company.
“My main concern is to empower our staff to provide exceptional customer service to our clients, whether your damage is a minor inconvenience or a major disaster.”
“Our staff presently holds over 75 certifications in a wide range of specialties so that we can provide appropriate and skilled service in your time of need. Beyond that, I personally am committed to hiring high caliber individuals. Believe me, they do not come a dime a dozen, so that’s why we go the extra mile to find them. I want you to be fully confident that you are hiring the most professional, reliable, courteous and experienced disaster restoration specialist available to you.”
“With a proven track record of growth since 1964, you know we will still be here, should you or your friends or family need us in the future. I’m old-fashioned when it comes to values. That’s the type of company I appreciate doing business with, and I wouldn’t expect you to feel any differently.”
Marketing ManagerRoger has worked in the restoration industry since 2001. He works with agency partners and the community to ensure we are meeting clients’ needs and to support Hammer’s continued growth.
“It is truly a pleasure to be part of the Hammer team. It’s been over 40 years in the making, but our company statement, ‘Rely on the people, the technology, the experience – the strength of Hammer’ truly represents the essence of the company and the heart of the company’s owner. It is great to work with a team that fully understands the value of professionalism, quality work and true integrity.”
Project ManagerHammer Restoration is excited to announce the opening of our newest branch in Houghton Lake. Jeremy Wagner has been named Project Manager for our new location. Jeremy is a lifelong resident of Houghton Lake and brings a wealth of local knowledge to the business. Jeremy comes to Hammer with over 10 years of Construction experience and 7 years of Restoration proficiency. During his time in the Restoration industry, Jeremy has earned certifications in both Water Restoration and Applied Structural Drying. “The level of professionalism Hammer delivers will be a welcome addition to the Houghton Lake area and I am looking forward to providing that service”.
Project ManagerRoss has worked in the construction industry for over 12 years and has been working for Hammer Restoration in our Mt. Pleasant office as a Project Manager since 2010. He holds several certifications including IICRC WRT, CCT and Lead safety for renovation, repair, and painting.
Project Manager/Co-OwnerAmy has worked in restoration since 1986. Amy has her residential builders license and she has taken advanced courses in specialty drying, cleaning and mold remediation. Amy is a strong advocate of continuing education for all Hammer department managers and technicians.
“Our family launched Hammer Restoration over 40 years ago. I am very proud of how we have worked in our community helping families and businesses recover quickly from a time of crisis. And I am proud to continue the tradition with an outstanding team of professionals who bring so much skill and care to their work.”