Palm Industries Inc. originally started as a cleaning company called Palm Cleaning. It was born out of a need for a young husband and father seeing the need to provide for his wife and young growing family. Over the years Palm Cleaning expanded and grew to having dozens of employees on the southern Oregon coast with the team running around cleaning carpets, floors, windows and basically anything they could.
In 2013, the team expanded into Disaster and Restoration services. In 2018 Palm Industries Inc acquired Golden State Construction in Del Norte County California and A1-Commercial Cleaning in Grants Pass Oregon to continue the expansion of our services to be able to better provide our services to a larger area. Palm Industries now currently services the coastal towns from Klamath, California to Bandon, Oregon, over to the entire Rogue Valley and surrounding areas.
Disaster Cleanup and Restoration is now our core focus where we are dedicated to being the best Disaster and Restoration contractor to our team and our communities!
Our mission is to provide emergency services and restoration to structures with care, quality and precision.
I started Palm Industries Incorporated out of the need for my community on the Oregon Coast to have a local company that provides restoration services in their time of need. The company has now expanded into serving Northern California and the Rogue Valley. I have always liked an adventure/challenge and restoration provides that, with every loss being different than the last, with ups and downs. I thrive on guiding our customers and providing support to my team. My biggest drive and accomplishment is providing opportunities for the Palm Team and seeing them succeed in providing our local communities top notch care, quality and precision in restoring damaged structures. When not at work you will find me enjoying time with my wife, Melissa, and our 4 teenagers exploring the outdoors, travelling or enjoying being at home and watching a movie together.
Since Joining Palm Industries, Inc. I have had the opportunity to operate in a few different capacities from Estimator to Project Manager, Regional Manager, and now Vice President. What I enjoy the most about working at Palm Industries is the variety each day brings. Each and every claim is a new challenge and I have the privilege of working with an awesome team that consistently rises to the occasion to see the project through to the finish with quality, care, and precision. I like to spend my time off with my wife and our three boys, exploring all the beauty that Southern Oregon has to offer!
I began working for Palm Industries in 2015 as the office manager. I am a real nerd at heart so I love digging into financials and costs versus budgets, and comparing estimates, but I also love learning and experiencing new things so this is the perfect industry for me. Every project is different, and every customer has different concerns and needs, so that makes every project a new adventure of sorts. I have recently started accumulating restoration certifications, and I look forward to working with you and our team to put your home back together.
I serve as my team’s facilitator and number one helper. I believe in giving each team member the opportunity to perform their best and achieve their goals. Communication and accountability are the two most important aspects of my position. I pride myself on having achieved lasting relationships with my clients and coworkers that extend beyond the time we work together. You can usually find me outside, hiking and exploring with my family. I do not, and will never, eat bananas. We are so lucky to live in such a wonderful place as Southern Oregon.
My involvement with the Client:
I make sure that our teams have done all they can to deliver a high-quality experience for our Clients. Because of our people, I have the easiest job in the company!
An impressive and relevant experience:
I was Co-Editor in Chief of a magazine called, “Face the Current.” We were distributed in over fifty countries, and I got to interview many interesting people. These included controversial physicist Nassim Haramein, solo female sailor and environmental activist Liz Clark, and Cinderella drummer Fred Coury!
One quirky fact as a fun closer:
I lived off-grid in a tipi or off-grid cabin for a decade – most of it in Central Oregon. Cold winters? Check.
Every time I meet a client, I thank them for entrusting us with their home and possessions. I also assure them that both myself and my team will be the positive force in a negative situation. Since joining Palm Industries in May of 2020, I have acquired many hats. I am the Contents, Cleaning, AND Warehouse Manager, and each hat comes with its own set of challenges. Outside of work, my wife and I have an online plant nursery. Fun Fact ALERT!: I used to be a Sound Tech Supervisor, and a Member of Leadership for a church in Southern California.
As the Construction Supervisor, I am on the front lines when disaster strikes. Being in this position allows me to utilize my servant’s heart and help restore your home. Being with Palm Industries since June of 2015, and having been in the construction industry for over 30 years, I have seen and done just about everything, but that doesn’t take away from my passion of helping others! In my spare time, you can usually find me tinkering, fixing, or building stuff for friends and family, and at times, even strangers.
I work with customers to develop a detailed inventory of their personal belongings that we will clean and restore. I am IICRC certified in fire and smoke restoration and look forward to additional certifications. Although this can be a tough job, I find it very rewarding being able to help people through this process.
My outside endeavors recently include growing the feathers back on my rescue bald Macaw parrot.
I oversee the project from start to finish and establish clear communication to the homeowners about mitigation timelines, our work procedures and plan the demo and rebuild processes . I take pride in the quality of work that my team and I perform and the good attitudes that we all maintain in the workplace. Also, I only go to the gym so I can eat more.
As an estimator, I have the opportunity to work closely with a vast scope of people, from homeowners to large corporations, and the excitement and flexibility that can bring keeps things fun! When estimating each customer’s project, I strive to promote communication, integrity, and precision throughout every step of the process. I love Jesus, I love my wife, and I love hiking or relaxing at any one of the coastal beaches in Brookings.
As the project estimator, I work closely with customers to provide quality care and integrity to meet their restoration needs. Having served 10 years in the USAF and completing my bachelor’s degree in Technical Management, Palm Industries has provided me with the opportunity to provide service before self and excellence in what we do. When I am not working, I can be found enjoying time with my beautiful family and friends.