Arizona First Response garnered some media attention for its restoration work following the widespread hail storm that damaged thousands of homes in the Valley in 2010 and for its work during the Wallow Fire in 2011.


December 22, 2010 – The Arizona Republic

Mesa restoration company, insect expert, others eradicate bed bugs from men’s center

PHOENIX – Inspired by a leadership training class, Mesa business owner Shane Orlando used his construction skills to help others and learned about the East Valley Men’s Center through a Google search.


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December 6, 2010 – ABC 15


Insurance adjusters busy after Arizona storms

PHOENIX – Insurance claims adjusters are scrambling to assess damage from Tuesday’s storms and get homeowners back on their feet.

Allstate is putting a “mobile claims unit” in the hardest hit areas and State Farm set up an emergency call center. Some insurance companies are initiating contact with policy holders in Arizona to try to hone in on problem areas.

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June 13, 2011 –

Why E. Arizona homes may make some sick
PHOENIX – Restoration experts say evacuees are moving back into Eagar and Springerville homes that could be making them sick.

Perry Howard with Arizona First Response, a Valley-based restoration company, says smoke from the Wallow Fire may leave behind harmful contaminants in people’s houses that aren’t necessarily visible to the naked eye.”A lot of people think their home is OK,” said Howard. “But (contaminants) can be all throughout the house.”

Left untreated, the contaminants from the Wallow Fire’s smoke and soot pose a serious health hazard, Howard claims.

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