Jim Gagliardi has come full circle since his days serving in the U.S. Air Force.

The Southern California native was a weather observer when he was active duty, which kept him busy analyzing and forecasting atmospheric and environmental conditions for military decision makers.

I was basically a weatherman, Jim said.

Today, instead of predicting the weather, he helps families and businesses get their lives and their properties back to normal after extreme weather events create disaster. Jim is on the team at Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville, the premier restoration services provider in Southeast Coastal Georgia and Northeast Florida, where he relishes the opportunity to put his extensive restoration experience to work for local folks.

Helping people is by far the best part of Jim’s job.

We get to help people in their time of need, when they’ve had a disaster and devastation, he said.

Jim and the team at Restoration 1 are the one-call solution for disaster mitigation, whether in the aftermath of a hurricane or a tornado, or after a flood or a fire. And they don’t just tear out what was damaged. Restoration 1 also offers rebuild services from sheetrock repair, painting, and flooring to minor construction repairs where needed.

Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville are also certified experts by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, making them Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville’s No. 1 source for mold remediation and air duct cleaning. Jim and the team know how important it is to keep the air you breathe in your home or business clean, so you and your family stay healthy and happy.

Jim brings a wide range of experience to Restoration 1. He has worked in restoration services for nearly a decade and has traveled the country helping restore and rebuild after disasters.

I’ve done everything from flood damage to fire loss to traveling for jobs that encompass entire communities, Jim said. I’ve worked the wildfires in California, worked Hurricanes Matthew and Irma locally, and worked on major jobs after devastating storms in Nebraska and St. Louis.

Jim has enjoyed using Restoration 1’s straightforward approach to disaster mitigation to put people’s minds at ease when the situation seems dire. He joined Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville when it started a little more than a year ago and has already helped dozens of families and businesses.

We clearly explain our restoration and cleanup plans, so people have no unknowns to worry about, Jim said. We understand you need to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible, and that’s why we’re here.

Restoration 1, among other things, removes damaged components, treats for odor and contamination that can occur following flood or fire damage, removes flooring to prevent the collection of harmful elements, evaluates structural framing, removes and restores HVAC systems, and cleans salvageable material.

Jim and the team also provide free estimates, clear and easy to understand restoration plans, and are industry certified in safe, EPA-approved treatment solutions using state-of-the-art equipment. They are also licensed and insured and offer direct insurance billing.

The best part of the job for Jim is shaking hands with someone and seeing the smile on their face after restoring their property to its like-new state. Smiles are rarely on faces when the trauma of a recent disaster is fresh, Jim said.

We relieve a lot of stress, he said. When we leave, we see a lot of smiling faces and hear a lot of thank yous. It makes you feel good and we are so happy to be able to help people in their time of need.

If you’ve experienced a disaster, need to remove mold from your property, or want to breathe cleaner, healthier air, make Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia and Coastal Jacksonville your one-call solution. Call Jim and the crew at 1-912-325-9131, 24/7, and quickly get expert emergency cleanup services.

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