We’re Retiring!


GREENSBORO, NC  27407-2128

June 21, 2023

Dear Friends,

It is with great excitement that I am announcing our company (and my) official retirement as of Monday, June 19, 2023. As of that date 1st Aide Restoration. Inc. will no longer accept new work as we are taking future time to care for our existing projects, customers and their needs.

We have faithfully served the Triad for 23 years and it is now time to take a rest. I am proud to have called many of you my friends and to have had the opportunity to provide you a level of service that we think has never been surpassed.

This is also a bittersweet time as our focus will be more personally oriented. Our company has always been in my soul, being involved in almost every aspect.

The employees of 1st Aide Restoration, Inc. are the true heroes and I am grateful to each of them for enabling this company to deliver the service to you and your customers that you have come to expect.

I will be eternally grateful for the part each of you has played in our success. It is now time for the next chapter so I bid you –


Doug Watkins

Another Compliment!

Ronald McDonald House has always held a special place in our hearts. We feel honored that they think we’re pretty special too!


We’ve been so busy restoring all the homes in this area affected by the tornado in April, we almost forgot about this week’s rain!  Just a few tips from us and WFMY News 2:https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/9-ways-to-prevent-water-damage-to-your-home/83-578846835

Recent Storm Damage

Recent storms have created severe damage to many homes in our area.

Please call us if we may help you.

These folks did.RAH RoofRAH Exterior

Just a Thank You!

Once in a while, we encounter extraordinary customers with extraordinary damage issues.  After repairing an upstairs water damage, this very sweet couple went to the trouble to complement us!   minix-testimonial

Driveway Car Fire Creates Both Interior and Exterior Damage

Exterior fire damage as well as interior smoke damage resulted from a car fire in the driveway of this upscale 3 story town-home.  One of our main concerns was to protect the neighbors and surrounding exterior area from soda blasting debris.  Soda blasting or dry ice blasting is commonly used for certain areas to remove the fire soot.  Just like a physician, “first, do no harm.”  Although in this business, we may have to “break a few eggs to bake the cake,” our goal is total customer satisfaction and exceptional quality.  Stay tuned for updates!


Banner uprightRhonda and Danny

Recent Fire Job Thank You!

Leonard 5

Without our dedicated, loyal and qualified team, we’d never receive a note like this!

Prepare for Spring Storms!


As spring approaches, we found something through AAA which needs to be passed along – might be helpful in reminding everyone that we need to remain diligent!


Check gutters and downspouts in early spring to make sure they are pointing away from your home. It’s a good rule of thumb to check the entry points where rainwater enters to ensure the area is free of leaves and debris, which may cause water to back up and flow in an unintended direction – towards or into the home. Install splash blocks at the water outlet points of downspouts or install underground piping to further direct water away from your home.
Familiarize yourself with flood insurance because heavy rain often has fast rising water. Many people are not aware that flood damage is not provided by a common homeowner’s insurance policy.

Two or three consecutive rainy days combined with windy conditions typically cause trees or limbs to fall. Spring is a good time to inspect trees, fences and other structures as proactive measures to avoid something from landing on your home. If extreme storm warnings are communicated in advance, always move any unsecured patio furniture, sports equipment or items that have potential to blow into your house or property. And, should trees or limbs happen to fall, remember to move your automobile out of striking distance to avoid potential damage.
Lastly, it is always a good idea to trim back branches and foliage encroaching the home’s roof area, windows, outside walls, fences and decking.

It’s fascinating to see frozen balls of ice falling form the sky when it is 80 degrees outside. However, hail is extremely damaging to homes and automobiles. Pull your vehicles inside a garage or carport, if available, to prevent damage to the finish and glass. Notify your homeowners’ insurance company as soon as storm damage occurs and seek an expert opinion to assess the situation. If someone uninvited comes to your home and claims you have damage, consider this a red flag and proceed with caution before entering into any repair contracts.
– Jim McCafferty, Senior Vice President of AAA Insurance Services