During a major storm a few years ago, Oak Grove Healthcare Center had a storm sewer backup.  Then the worst thing imaginable happened—water flooded the 46-bed skilled nursing/rehab facility, from the hallways to the rooms. When Oak Grove called the restoration company they’d worked with previously, they were told they’d have to wait 4 days before this […]

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Toledo’s Huntington Center, an 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena, is one of the premier spots in town for sports, arts, music, and other events (including the local professional hockey team games – go Walleye!). So when a roof seam at the Huntington Center went out one evening in February 2014 and water subsequently damaged eight suites and a common area […]

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The night before the first day of school one semester at the University of Toledo, a boiler line broke in University Hall, the famous collegiate Gothic building which dominates the main campus.  Five floors were majorly affected by the break, and the university staff knew they had to get this issue resolved quickly. Cousino Restoration Project Manager […]

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Chances are, even if you’re not from the Toledo area, you’ve heard of Tony Packo’s.  A local staple since the 1930s, this Hungarian restaurant, known for its hot dogs, pickles, and peppers, was made world-famous by actor Jamie Farr in the TV show M*A*S*H. But fame can’t prevent accidents.   And in the restaurant world, when an accident […]

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When fires occur in historical buildings, the restoration process itself can be a whole different ballgame. Building codes, historical artwork and furnishings, preservation—the most extreme care and attention to detail is needed to restore historic properties back to normal…or even better than before. Challenge In early June 2016, a fire broke out at the popular PerrysBurgers restaurant […]

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Several years ago, a roofing contractor was working on the manufacturing facility of a Campbells Soup factory in Northwest Ohio when a small fire started in the canning department. The sealing joints near the roof access soon caught on fire, creating a lot of soot. Since their assets were at stake, this factory needed restoration services immediately.  […]

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Ron Miller of Grand Rapids, Ohio, has one of the most architecturally unique homes in his town.  Designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, his home is made of entirely of stones, stacked and mortared, and sits near the Maumee River. So when his wood cedar shake singles caught fire one day, he knew he […]

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