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Serving Northeast, Ohio - Residential & Commercial

Why Choose Cleveland Water & Fire Restoration? 

Red checkmark icon 24/7 LIVE CALLS - Always speak with an ACTUAL team member.

Red checkmark icon On our way in 60 minutes or less - Crews are standing by!

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Red checkmark icon We bill directly to insurance.

Red checkmark icon Fully trained IICRC certified technicians with full background checks on every job!

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Red checkmark icon Locally and family owned and operated.

Red checkmark icon Fully bonded and insured

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About Cleveland Water & Fire Restoration

We know that our clients have a large selection of water damage and cleanup contractors in The Greater Cleveland Area to choose from, and we are truly blessed and thankful every time we are chosen. A large percentage of our business comes from previous satisfied clients who refer us to their friends and family. We are often told how different we are to work with compared to other companies and we take a lot of pride in hearing these types of remarks.

The reason we’re different is simple…our team members strive to embody the following guiding principles:

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Diligence
  • Teamwork
  • Honor
  • Positive Attitude
  • Value to our Clients
  • Dedication to Quality and Service

Our Cleanup & Restoration Team

Zakhar Keselman

Zakhar was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to the United States in 2001 where he became a general contractor in 2004. In his career as the owner of Keselman Construction Group, Inc., he has completed over 2500 construction and remodeling projects. Such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basement remodeling, new homes and additions constructions, as well as waterproofing, insulation and exterior improvements. Because of his vast construction and remodeling experience, Zakhar has developed a good understanding of building envelopes, venting, water intrusions, and air quality issues. As well as how to mitigate buildings from water, fire or mold damages, and restore them into healthy dwelling places.  Zakhar is a huge believer in constant investing and improving his and his team’s skills in the construction and restoration industries. Zakhar holds certificates through Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT), Odor Restoration Technician (OCT). He also holds Micro’s “Certified Mold Inspector” certificate.

Zakhar has been married to his wife Laura since 2002 and together they have two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, attending church, spending time outdoors, camping, CrossFit and traveling.

Michael Doerrer
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Doerrer is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business.  He is focused on executing the company’s business plan and creating an organizational foundation for sustained and continued growth.

As an innovative, performance-driven senior executive with 15+ years’ experience in operations management and business development, Doerrer is known for leading, training, and mentoring cross-functional teams for execution of business-critical tasks and performance enhancement.  Before joining Cleveland Water and Fire Restoration in February 2021, he was the Regional Operations Lead, directing a $1B North Central Region, for Veritiv, a $8B Fortune 500 North American B2B distributor.  He was responsible for operations, logistics and supply chain solutions as well as expansion efforts into high-growth markets and new opportunities.

Doerrer holds a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Bowling Green State University.

Michael is the proud father of 3 successful and talented children; a daughter and 2 sons.  When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, boating, skiing, traveling, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Randy Verdi
Business Development Director

Randy Verdi has operated as a Financial Advisor, Business Manager, Owner Operator of franchise and independent owner of businesses. He has a profound respect for business owners, as he knows of the pressures and challenges that they face daily.

Randy loves to spend time with his wife and family, he enjoys CrossFit as an avenue for fitness. The sun rises and sets on his grandkids and he seeks opportunities to serve people in need. Randy was involved in setting up two bakeries in Haiti to help feed hungry children and create jobs for Haitians. What is required of us? To seek justice, love mercy and walk humbly.

    Randy Tabor
    Project Manager / Estimator

    Randy was born and raised in Williamsfield OH (Pymatuning Lake Area) on a Dairy/Horse Farm. Graduate of Hiram College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and played football there as well. He has been married to his beautiful wife since Oct. 2019 and father to his first child born Jan 2021. His first job out of high school was a part time Radio Personality at WYBL 98.3 Country Radio Morning Show. He holds certifications in WRT, ASD, RRP and FSRT as well as being an IICRC member.

    Larry Dickman
    Crew Chief Manager

    Larry was born in Cleveland and grew up in Westlake. He is passionate about serving others. He is a deacon at his church and loves doing mission work. Larry plays the violin in his churches’ worship band and enjoys writing and playing music. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and camping. Larry is happily married to his wife Kimberley and has five kids. Larry holds the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration’s certificate as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD).

    Josh Paynick
    Crew Chief

    Joshua was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He is an avid problem solver, and sees challenges as opportunities to learn, grow, and help others. As a manager he sees himself as a coach; developing and empowering those around him to succeed in their roles. When not at work, Josh enjoys rock climbing and any activity he can do outside. He also loves reading and cooking for family and friends.

    David Baisden
    Crew Chief

    David started his post military career with BWXT as the 3rd shift Quality Assurance Foreman, and then as a manager at Lowe’s for 3 years while holding serval QA certifications, and most notable served in the United States Marine Corp from 2001-2009.  He is a father of a 9 going on 10-year-old son Oliver.  Recently re-married last August to Katie.  Hobbies are music, golfing, and fishing.  An interesting fact about David is that he played saxophone for 8 years through high school and was in concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, marching band and pep band for Wadsworth High School.  Music was a big portion of his life growing up. David holds the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration’s certificate as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD).

    Governor Rowell
    Field Tech

    Governor was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the father of six, grandfather of fourteen, and great-grandfather of two! He loves spending time with his family and with God. Governor has been a member of Antioch Baptist for ten years. He is also a Men’s Ministry Leader – 4Square, and a member of Men’s Ministry of Antioch and The Joshua Generation. Governor is a retired runway fashion model. The Holy Spirit inspired him to assemble a team of young male models called “The Young Kings,” they are his grandsons. He is certified in OSHA, Lead Abatement, and is a Certified Water Restoration Technician (WRT).

    Rosalio Morales Pacheco
    Crew Chief Apprentice

    Also known as Chalio or Charlie, Rosalio is from Guanajuato, Mexico and came to the United States in 1999.  He is married and has one son.  He is Christian, and in his spare time likes to read the bible, listen to music, cook work out, and work on home projects.  He enjoys spending time with his family and being surrounded by nature.

    Colton Mason
    Project Manager

    Colton was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  He has lived many places including Las Vegas, Alabama, and Austin Texas.  He was previously a chef for a fine dining restaurant in Valley View called Lockkeepers, as well as chef for Sunsations Casino in Las Vegas.  He is very family orientated and enjoys helping people.  Some of his hobbies include hiking, traveling, and making music. Colton holds the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration’s certificate as a Water Restoration Technician (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD).

    Edward C. Stallworth IV
    Field Tech

    Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Edward served in the Air Force 8 years as a Security Forces Response Force Member.  Aspiring author, artist, movie director, and he also G.S.D (Gets “Stuff” Done)!  Hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, cooking, and being lazy after he G.S.D!

    Trish Turska
    Office Admin

    Born and raised in Connecticut, Trish has moved across the Midwest numerous times treating each move with her family as a new adventure.  Dedicating her career to the service industry, originally traveling as a new hotel opening manager, then settling in with her favorite role of wife and mother of two now wonderful adults. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and good quality time with the newest fluffy, chatty addition to her family, Zoë.

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    What Our Clients Are Saying

    5-star review

    "The day after Christmas we had a major ice dam form and water pour into the house from multiple locations. After trying to manage as best we could, we gave up and called at 8 PM the day after a major holiday, and they sent someone within half an hour to assess the situation, come up with a course of action, and put our minds at ease about what was happening. They worked directly with insurance which made a complicated situation much easier. In a tight spot you can rely on these guys to get the job done!"

    - John G.

    5-star review

    “Cleveland Water & Fire Restoration has done a wonderful job restoring my home after a destructive electrical fire. We reached out to them in the aftermath of the fire, and immediately had a meeting scheduled with Zak, the owner of the company, and Petr, their restoration lead. During our initial meeting Zak and Petr made it very apparent that they are highly skilled in their work and were also extremely compassionate. We also appreciated their company model: having started as a construction company, we could hire them and work with a single company throughout the entire home restoration and rebuild process. Within a few hours of agreeing to work with Cleveland Water & Fire Restoration they had multiple crews at our home beginning work.

    - Kathy P.

    5-star review

    "Had a sewage back up in the basement. Got a hold of Cleveland Water and Fire and they came out to assess the situation the same day. Everybody at the company that we encountered was incredibly kind and professional. On top that of that they did a great job of cleaning up our basement. Would highly recommend to anyone."

    - Steffan W.

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    Our Customer Promise

    blue check mark icon large We will respect you and your property.

    blue check mark icon large We will listen to your needs.

    blue check mark icon large We will answer our phones LIVE all day, every day.

    blue check mark icon large We will use industry standard pricing.

    blue check mark icon large We will employ a professional, trained and helpful staff.

    blue check mark icon large We will arrive in uniforms and marked vehicles.

    blue check mark icon large We will maintain clean and safe job sites.

    blue check mark icon large We will perform only jobs where we are trained & equipped to properly complete.

    blue check mark icon large We will stand behind our work.

    IICRC, MICRO and Lead-Safe badges

    Experience You Can Trust!

    Our company and technicians have successfully completed IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certificationremediation course with the following certifications:

    • IICRC Water Damage Restoration course (WRT)
    • IICRC Applied Structural Drying course (ASD) 
    • IICRC The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician course (AMRT)
    • IICRC The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician course (FSRT)
    • IICRC The Odor Control Technician course (OCT)

    In addition, we are also MICRO Certified (Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization) and a "Lead-Safe Certified Firm", which means you can trust the work we do the results we provide! 

    Our Water & Fire Cleanup & Restoration Services

    Emergency Service Available 24/7 to residents of Northeast Ohio

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    Water Damage

    Water can cause a lot of damage to a home, some of which is not always visible. We won’t just clean up the mess, but help identify the areas that need restoration and help you rebuild…Learn More About Water Damage Services

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    Sewage Cleanup

    Sewage backup is a serious health concern and failure to clean up quickly or properly can expose you to dangerous bacteria. We have emergency cleanup teams standing by waiting for your call…Learn More About Sewage Cleanup Services

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    Fire Damage

    The damage caused by fire and smoke creates a terrible mess and often requires a complex demolition and cleanup process before the rebuild can begin. Let our experts help you from start to finish…Learn More About Fire Damage Services

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    Storm Damage

    One of the most common types of storm damage we see occurs to the roof of the home. From missing shingles to severely damaged roofs caused by falling trees or large branches, we can help…Learn More About Storm Damage Services 

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    Mold Services

    Fast, affordable mold inspection, remediation & removal services in Northeast, Ohio. Whether you are looking for mold testing, need mold remediation or require post-remediation verification, we can help…Learn More About Our Mold Services