About Blaze Restoration
Blaze Restoration - Restoring Property, Restoring Lives.

When disaster strikes and causes structural damage to your home or business, rely on Blaze Restoration, recognized as the leader in full-service disaster-restoration in the region. President Michael Simons is proud to have served East Central Iowa and West Central Illinois for over 30 years. Our comprehensive operation can handle everything from emergency board-up services to demolition and reconstruction of property back to pre-loss condition. Whatever the disaster, we are ready to respond 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Maintaining a focus on minimizing not just the financial and physical, but also the emotional impact associated with a property loss, is an integral part of the business philosophy that makes Blaze Restoration unique.

From our beginnings as a small, family-owned enterprise years ago, in the more than 7,000 homes and businesses that we've touched, we're committed to setting the standard for property restoration services in the Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa regions.


History of Blaze Restoration

Blaze Restoration, Inc. was established in 1995 by Michael and Danette Simons, as a full-service disaster restoration company. Mr. Simons had been performing restoration services in the Quad Cities for over 15 years when he decided to open Blaze Restoration in response to the area's need for a comprehensive, one-stop source for disaster-recovery services.

From modest beginnings, in an office on the second-floor of the Simons' garage, Blaze immediately emerged as the area's premiere disaster-recovery firm, and embarked on a swift growth-trajectory. 

Just three years later in March, 1998, when an explosion and fire ripped through the brick structure that housed the former corporate offices of Hungry Hobo Restaurants in Moline, IL. Blaze had grown to over 15 employees. Despite the opinions of many that the smoldering Hungry Hobo building appeared to be a total loss, the Simons purchased the property and performed a complete gut, restorative cleaning and re-construction. The process spanned almost ten months, and resulted in the lovely suite of offices that today continue to serve as our Corporate Headquarters. 


Blaze Timeline
  1. Blaze Restoration, Inc is established by Michael and Danette Simons.
  2. Blaze Corporate Headquarters built from the rubble of a total structural loss that once housed the former Hungry Hobo corporate offices.
  3. A 13,000 square foot building-expansion is completed, including a climate controlled content cleaning and storage facility.
  4. Professional carpet cleaning services added through the acquisition of Abbey Carpet Cleaning.
  5. The Simons' purchase a new ServiceMaster franchise.
  6. A second Blaze Restoration location is open in Galesburg, IL.
  7. Mold Remediation services added.
  8. Biohazard Response services added.
  9. A state-of-the-art education center is built to meet the continuing educational needs of Blaze employees and other professionals in the insurance industry.

 

  

 

 

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Blaze Restoration - Restoring Property, Restoring Lives.

When disaster strikes and causes structural damage to your home or business, rely on Blaze Restoration, recognized as the leader in full-service disaster-restoration in the region. President Michael Simons is proud to have served East Central Iowa and West Central Illinois for over 30 years. Our comprehensive operation can handle everything from emergency board-up services to demolition and reconstruction of property back to pre-loss condition. Whatever the disaster, we are ready to respond 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Maintaining a focus on minimizing not just the financial and physical, but also the emotional impact associated with a property loss, is an integral part of the business philosophy that makes Blaze Restoration unique.

From our beginnings as a small, family-owned enterprise years ago, in the more than 7,000 homes and businesses that we've touched, we're committed to setting the standard for property restoration services in the Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa regions.


History of Blaze Restoration

Blaze Restoration, Inc. was established in 1995 by Michael and Danette Simons, as a full-service disaster restoration company. Mr. Simons had been performing restoration services in the Quad Cities for over 15 years when he decided to open Blaze Restoration in response to the area's need for a comprehensive, one-stop source for disaster-recovery services.

From modest beginnings, in an office on the second-floor of the Simons' garage, Blaze immediately emerged as the area's premiere disaster-recovery firm, and embarked on a swift growth-trajectory. 

Just three years later in March, 1998, when an explosion and fire ripped through the brick structure that housed the former corporate offices of Hungry Hobo Restaurants in Moline, IL. Blaze had grown to over 15 employees. Despite the opinions of many that the smoldering Hungry Hobo building appeared to be a total loss, the Simons purchased the property and performed a complete gut, restorative cleaning and re-construction. The process spanned almost ten months, and resulted in the lovely suite of offices that today continue to serve as our Corporate Headquarters. 


Blaze Timeline

  1. Blaze Restoration, Inc is established by Michael and Danette Simons.
  2. Blaze Corporate Headquarters built from the rubble of a total structural loss that once housed the former Hungry Hobo corporate offices.
  3. A 13,000 square foot building-expansion is completed, including a climate controlled content cleaning and storage facility.
  4. Professional carpet cleaning services added through the acquisition of Abbey Carpet Cleaning.
  5. The Simons' purchase a new ServiceMaster franchise.
  6. A second Blaze Restoration location is open in Galesburg, IL.
  7. Mold Remediation services added.
  8. Biohazard Response services added.
  9. A state-of-the-art education center is built to meet the continuing educational needs of Blaze employees and other professionals in the insurance industry.