Always Provide the Highest Level of Service

The very nature of disaster means that the victim is in a vulnerable spot and their life has been disrupted. That’s why we created Apex Disaster Management – to be the kind of company you can trust when disaster strikes. It’s a simple idea, but one that defines us and guides us as a company each and every day.

Do the job right – no matter what.

We provide an estimate that is 100% honest and do the job the correct way each and every time. We don't cut corners, and we keep you apprised of your job status so you know what to expect and when your life will be restored to normal.

Always take care of the customer.

We say this a lot – while we work with the insurance company, we work for you. This means that your needs are at the center of the work we do, and the service we provide, at all times. Whether it is a home or commercial building, we will take care of you.

Our Executive Team

At Apex Disaster Management, we don't just hire anyone. We seek out people with deep expertise in repairing and remediating the damage caused by fire, water and mold. But we also look for people who have a service mind-set, care about doing a great job and want to be part of a growing enterprise. 

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Jim Clarke

Owner, Founder & President

Jim founded Apex Disaster Management in 2013 with a vision of providing the highest level of customer service in the business. While he is responsible for business development and managing the overall direction of the company, he also gets his hands dirty helping his team on assignments.

Jim has more than 15 years of experience and is active in the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians (SCRT) serving as the Vice President of membership and president of the Georgia Chapter. He is also actively involved with the Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors Association and is IICRC-certified in water mitigation, mold remediation and commercial structural drying.

When he is not working, he indulges with coffee ice cream, is an avid guitar player and dreams of one day attending the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

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Chad Miller

Operations Manager

Chad Miller is an operations manager at Apex Disaster Management who loves seeing a disaster turn into a masterpiece while bringing comfort to the client throughout the process. With 17 years in the industry, Chad has worked as a general manager, estimator, and superintendent. He is certified in water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation.

Originally from Douglasville, Georgia, Chad now resides in Paulding County, Georgia with his four children. When he isn’t working, you can find him hunting, fishing, golfing, and traveling. He is also a singer/songwriter and has his own band!

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Toya Raney

Business Development Manager

Toya Raney brings over 13 years of experience to her role as Business Development Manager at Apex Disaster Management. Licensed as an agent and mortgage loan officer, Toya excels at relationship building and is driven by her passion for helping others.

At Apex, Toya uses her skills to develop valuable connections with clients, leaders, and peers in the disaster management space. Her expertise in project management, contracts, and proposal development makes her a pivotal figure in driving response initiatives and ensuring seamless communication with clients.

Outside of her professional life, Toya enjoys swimming, planting, and basking in the sun and cherishes time spent with her large family. Toya proudly supports HOPE for Domestic Violence, a non-profit organization in Metro Atlanta that aids victims of domestic violence, abuse, and neglect, and wants her love of Jesus to shine through all she does.



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Lesa Clarke

Chief Financial Officer

As our CFO, Lesa is responsible for running the financial side of our business. This includes planning, implementation, managing and running of all the company's finance activities, including business planning, bookkeeping, budgeting and forecasting. Additionally, she also serves as our risk manager, seeing to it that we are properly insured and covered for the work we do for our customers. With 30 years of experience as a licensed insurance agent and commercial insurance account manager, she understands the often complicated world of insurance and keeps us covered at all times.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors biking and playing tennis. She wanted to be a ballerina when she was a child and is still a pretty good dancer. She hopes to one day visit Scotland.

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Patricia (Trish) Wright

Mitigation Estimator

Trish Wright has carved a unique path. Before breaking barriers in the male-dominated field of disaster management, Trish worked as a correctional officer and a researcher at the medicinal herb garden at Tuskegee University. Trish is proud to be one of the few women in the disaster management industry, having started as a technician and quickly ascending to her current role as a Mitigation Estimator. Her passion for the industry and determination to succeed have made her an invaluable asset to the Apex Disaster Management team.

One of Trish’s notable achievements includes a remarkable walk from Tuskegee, Alabama, to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about Agnihotra. This ancient Vedic practice is scientifically proven to purify the atmosphere, soil, and water sources while fostering peace and prosperity. She developed this interest after her work with the Tuskegee Institute, where she researched natural remedies to alleviate high blood pressure, mouth pain, joint pain, and migraines.

Originally from Ahoskie, North Carolina, Trish now calls Duluth home. Outside her professional life, she is an avid basketball player and nature enthusiast. Trish is also a devoted churchgoer, attending services every Sunday with her wife, Olivia, and their daughter, Raelyn.

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