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Oak Grove Healthcare Center

Greater Toledo, Healthcare, Water Damage

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 […]


Woodmore Local Schools System

Education, Sandusky, Water Damage

A few years ago, the elementary school in Woodmore Local Schools in Elmore, Ohio, experienced $650,000’ worth of water loss. Water flooded the gymnasium and 40-50 rooms.  Woodmore Local Schools officials turned to Cousino Restoration to help mitigate the loss. After 3-4 months, everything was back to business as usual—just in time for their annual Halloween Party […]


Lyman Harbor

Commercial, Restaurants/Retail, Sandusky, Water Damage

Sandusky’s Lyman Harbor is not only the premier waterfront entertainment complex in the area, but a historic site going back as far as the 1920s.  Originally founded in 1875, the Lyman Boat Works company relocated to Sandusky in the early 20th century and produced popular boats designed specifically for Lake Erie.  Today, many of the buildings are retrofitted […]


Spring Arbor University, Gainey Hall

Education, Southeast Michigan, Water Damage

When you look back on the winter of 2014 in Michigan, the one word that probably comes to mind is cold.  It was one of the fiercest and iciest winters on record in the U.S., so much so that it was later coined the “Polar Vortex.” On January 7th of that year, a big snowstorm hit the […]


ALRO Plastics

Fire Damage, Industrial, Southeast Michigan

As anyone who works in the manufacturing world will tell you, safety is of the utmost importance, and it takes a truly team effort to address any disasters that occur within a manufacturing setting.  So when a hopper filled with plastic caught fire in the back of a two-story warehouse one day in 2013, southeast […]


Flood Damage Restoration at the Huntington Center

Commercial, Greater Toledo, Water Damage

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 […]


UT Bell Tower

Education, Greater Toledo, Water Damage

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 […]


Tony Packos

Commercial, Greater Toledo, Restaurants/Retail

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 […]



Commercial, Fire Damage, Greater Toledo, Residential, Restaurants/Retail

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 […]


Campbells Soup

Fire Damage, Greater Toledo, Industrial

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.  […]


Grand Rapids, OH Residence

Fire Damage, Greater Toledo, Residential

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 […]


Elida Middle School

Education, Lima, Mold Removal

Mold can be one of the biggest fears—and epidemics—in the education system.  In September of 2015, the Elida Middle School in Elida, Ohio, experienced a mold problem that needed to be resolved immediately. Their restoration partner, Cousino Restoration, ordered an air test, completed the testing and performed cleanup services without disrupting the school’s operations.


Faith Baptist Church

Commercial, Lima, Water Damage

When a line in a water heater broke at Faith Baptist Church in Ottawa, Ohio, the whole structure was affected as water flooded the entire building. Cousino Restoration was called to assist, and a team of four were dispatched that night for emergency services. After working throughout the entire evening and the following day, they […]


Bexley, Ohio Residence

Lima, Residential, Storm Damage

After a thunderstorm hit Bexley, Ohio, on July 13, 2013, a tree from one resident’s yard fell on the house of their neighbor. The result was damage to the chimney and the lower portion over the home where the homeowner sat reading a newspaper. While the homeowner was thankfully unscathed, their property was not. Branches […]


House Fire in Westerville

Fire Damage, Lima, Residential

On August 8, 2014, in Westerville, Ohio, a home caught on fire, leading to extensive damage.  After being called through Disaster Kleenup International (DKI), Cousino Restoration went onsite two days after the fire department had put the fire out. Brian from the Cousino Restoration team set to work with his crew of 10-12 workers to […]


Restoration of Unique Ottawa Lake Residence

Fire Damage, Residential, Southeast Michigan

What’s a homeowner’s #1 fear? Well, that happened one day in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, when an exterior fire caused smoke and soot to infiltrate homeowner Dale Schroyer’s house. Because of its unique architectural design, including custom plaster and other intricacies inside the home, Cousino Restoration completed their work with the utmost care and detail so […]