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.
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.
Ashley is a born problem solver, which is one of the reasons why she is so good at her job of general manager. With more than 10 years of experience in the restoration industry, and 20 years experience in construction, she appreciates being a part of a team that spends every day working to make those that have been hit by a disaster whole again. Her strong customer service, project management and communication skills allow her to keep all involved parties aware and always informed, so the work is done efficiently and thoroughly.
She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University, which she uses daily in her work with customers, insurance adjusters and contractors.
Outside of work, Ashley enjoys playing ALTA tennis, going to concerts and spending time with her family. Her favorite vacation is relaxing on the beach and looks forward to making it to Hawaii one day soon.
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!
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.
Zach loves meeting people and building relationships which makes him the perfect person for our sales director. He lives by the professional philosophy that sales shouldn’t be about pushing people to do what you want but to put you in a position to help when they need you. This dovetails perfectly into our core tenet of always taking care of our customers and putting their core needs at the center of everything we do.
Zach comes to Apex with 12 years of sales experience in both the events and fire protection industries. Originally from Loganville, he now lives in Jackson County with his wife, two beautiful daughters, and 12 chickens. When not at work, he enjoys gardening, hunting, coaching his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams, and watching UGA sports (Go Dawgs!).