ROC 349012


About Disaster Recovery Restoration

Meet Our Team


Brad Johnson Owner/Business Management

Brad Johnson

Owner/Business Management – Sales Management Expert

With over 30 years of expertise in Sales Management, Brad Johnson is a seasoned professional known for his dynamic leadership and proven track record. As the Owner/Manager of Disaster Recovery Restoration, LLC, a multi-million dollar restoration company, Brad specializes in handling diverse challenges including water, fire, mold, asbestos, lead, lithium, and bio-hazard materials for both commercial and residential clients.

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Key Highlights:

  • Sales Leadership: Successfully managed and mentored sales teams of up to 150 representatives across multiple states, achieving breakthroughs in wireless communications, telecommunications, and technology sales.
  • Business Development: As the National Business Development Director at Gamification Marketing, Brad pioneered a highly effective marketing program for restoration contractors, driving success for companies across the USA and Canada and currently uses the programs today.
  • Commercial Sales and Leasing: Demonstrated expertise in commercial sales and leasing, playing a pivotal role in leasing spaces for Veterans Administration and other small businesses, exceeding $40 million in revenue.
  • Previous Roles: Held significant roles such as Director of Sales at World Vision Marketing and EZ Street Wireless, Director of Sales at Airwave Communications, and Regional Sales Manager at US Cellular, Business Development Manager at both national and local restoration companies in Arizona.
  • Education: Holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and Brigham Young University. IICRC Certified

Brad’s commitment to driving sales growth, increasing market share, and developing high-performance teams has consistently yielded remarkable results throughout his career.

Eduardo Ruiz - Owner – Operations

Eduardo Ruiz

Owner – Operations

Eduardo began his journey in 2006 as an HVAC cleaning technician in the water and fire restoration business. Swiftly advancing and managing pack outs for residential and commercial projects and expanded my capabilities to cover various facets, including water and fire damage, mold remediation and asbestos abatement, commercial HVAC cleaning, electronics cleaning, and document restoration during catastrophic events. 

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As the Director of Operations at Disaster Recovery Restoration, Eduardo plays a pivotal role, guiding new personnel in estimating, procedures, and production to ensure excellence in the company’s operations. Eduardo is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Eduardo is Certified in the following:

  • AHERA Building Inspector -Issued by The Asbestos Institute
  • AHERA Contractor/Supervisor -Issued by The Asbestos Institute
  • HASWOPER- Issued by The Asbestos Institute
  • Applied Microbial Remediation- Issued by IICRC
  • Commercial Drying- Issued by IICRC
  • Water Damage Restoration- Issued by IICRC
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning- Issued by IICRC


Michelle Graney - Controller-Business Development

Michelle Graney

Controller-Business Development

In the ever-evolving realm of Water Damage Restoration, Michelle is a trailblazing professional with over a decade of experience in the Restoration Industry, specializing in contracts, accounting, project management, customer relations, and business development.

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One of the aspects Michelle most about her work is the constant change. In an industry where no two days are alike, she thrives on challenges and sees each obstacle as an opportunity to innovate and excel. Adapting to new technologies, methods, and trends, she remains at the forefront of the industry, leading by example and inspiring her peers.

However, it’s not just the dynamic nature of her work that fuels Michelle’s passion. It’s the relationships she builds with her customers that truly sets her apart. Understanding the distress that a catastrophe can cause, Michelle approaches each project not just as a professional duty but as a mission to alleviate the concerns of her clients. Her empathetic approach and dedication to customer satisfaction have earned her not only trust but also countless heartfelt testimonials from those she has helped.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Michelle wears another significant hat—that of a hard-working mother of four wonderful girls. Balancing the demands of a challenging career with the joys of motherhood, she epitomizes the essence of multitasking. Her ability to juggle the responsibilities of a demanding job and a loving family showcases her unparalleled strength and determination.


  • Associates Degree Accounting
Wayne Smith - CFO

Wayne Smith


Wayne Smith, a proud Arizona native with roots deeply embedded in Mesa, not only grew up in this vibrant community but also chose to raise his own children there. This commitment to his hometown reflects Wayne’s strong ties to the local community and his desire to contribute positively to its growth.

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With a wealth of experience in the insurance industry, Wayne’s journey has been marked by dedication and success. For an impressive 32 years, he owned and managed a local insurance agency, becoming a cornerstone in the sector. During his tenure, Wayne’s agency earned numerous awards, a testament to the exceptional customer service and outstanding sales volume that became synonymous with his name.

Beyond the realm of insurance, Wayne has also made a significant impact in real estate management, accumulating valuable experience over the years. His diverse skill set positions him as a seasoned professional capable of navigating both the insurance and real estate landscapes with finesse.

Away from the business world, Wayne finds joy in the great outdoors. His love for nature is complemented by quality time spent with his beloved wife Kathy, children, and grandchildren. This balance between professional success and a fulfilling personal life exemplifies Wayne Smith’s holistic approach to business and family, making him not only a leader in his field but a cherished member of the community he calls home.

Project Managers

Cristian Padilla - Project Director

Cristian Padilla

Project Director

Cristina has over six years of hands-on experience in the dynamic world of restoration. His journey has been marked by an unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch customer service, ensuring projects not only meet but exceed expectations, all while staying on schedule and within budget.

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In 2022, he found home with Disaster Recovery Restoration, where his dedication and skills quickly earned me a promotion to the role of Project Director. Here, he has the privilege of overseeing multiple projects simultaneously, leading teams of skilled technicians, and collaborating closely with clients to ensure their expectations are not just met but surpassed.

Cristian is Certified in the following:

  • AHERA Contractor/Supervisor -Issued by The Asbestos Institute
  • Applied Microbial Remediation- Issued by IICRC
  • Water Damage Restoration- Issued by IICRC
  • OSHA 10
Anthony Martinez - Project Director

Anthony Martinez

Project Director

Anthony’s journey in the restoration industry began in 2012, with a primary focus on water and mold remediation. Over the course of the next four years, he honed his skills and expertise in addressing these critical aspects of Restoration, building a foundation for the challenges that lay ahead.

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In 2016, Anthony embarked on a new chapter by diversifying his specialization. This phase consisted of roof tarps, board-ups, water damage, mold, fire, and CAT-related restoration work. Dealing with large-loss incidents and asbestos became integral aspects of his role, showcasing his versatility within the restoration field. The inclusion of hazmat work during this period underscored his commitment to managing hazardous materials effectively.

Anthony later made a strategic decision to shift his focus towards hazmat and fire-related restoration projects. Specializing in large-loss fire incidents and board-ups, he dedicated three years to mastering the intricacies of these challenging scenarios. This transition not only allowed him to deepen my expertise in hazmat situations but also reinforced his commitment to addressing large-scale fire restoration projects.

Anthony’s journey in the restoration industry reflects a continual commitment to learning and adapting to the evolving demands of the field. With a solid foundation in water and mold Restoration, He has expanded his skills to encompass a broad spectrum of challenges, from handling hazardous materials to managing large-scale fire incidents. Each phase of his career has contributed to shaping me into a versatile and experienced professional in the restoration industry.

Anthony is Certified in the following:

  • AHERA Contractor/Supervisor -Issued by The Asbestos Institute
  • Applied Structure Drying- Issued by IICRC
  • Water Damage Restoration- Issued by IICRC
  • LEAD- Issued by The Asbestos Institute

Project Coordinators

Jose Soto - Project Coordinator

Jose Soto

Project Coordinator

Jose holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and boasts four years of experience in restoration. Currently, he serves as a project coordinator, managing various aspects of operations. Additionally, Jose oversees the Matterport technology implementation and heads the contents department, showcasing his multifaceted expertise and dedication to the company’s success.

Who Is Disaster Recovery Restoration?

40+ Years Of Restoration Experience

When you deal with the owners behind the brand, Brad, and Eduardo, you are getting a dynamic pair of restoration contractors dedicated to returning your life and your property to its pre-disaster state. Brad brings a long history of commercial and industrial restoration experience, while Eduardo brings deep knowledge into the management and execution of restoration jobs.

When you work with Disaster Recovery Restoration, you are dealing with a team of trained professionals with extensive restoration experience and are ready 24/7/365 to get your life back to normal..

restoration team of trained professionals

Contact Us

ROC 349012

927 W 23rd St, Tempe, AZ 85282, United States

1901 E University Dr, Suite 333, Mesa, AZ 85203

(480) 534-7140