SERVPRO of South Hills Employee Photos

Team SERVPRO South Hills

Team SERVPRO South Hills

Team SERVPRO Metro-Pittsburgh, South Hills, and Monroeville 

We have our leadership, administrative, production crew, and estimators - Here To Help....

Emergency Services available 24 hours a day - 365 days a year, covering the entire Pittsburgh region 

Office: (412) 825-5480 / 1-877-824-0565

Harold Katofsky

Harold Katofsky

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner with wife, Lynn -- Harold Katofsky provides the organization edge with his extensive, life-long dedication to fire and safety experiences. As a member of Monroeville Fire Department #6 for 43 years, and Fire Chief since 1981, Harold lives his work. He has managed more than 75 volunteer firemen, who are part of a dynamic system boasting highly skilled emergency response teams that provide fire protection, search and rescue, pre-hospital care, and other critical public safety services to residents.

Harold's background is mobile health services and fire equipment. He leads his three SERVPRO franchises as the resident trainer and maintains numerous certifications in the clean-up and restoration industry, as well as fire and safety.

Harold is a former Monroeville Councilman, and has an extensive professional affiliation and community service profile. Connect with Harold on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harold-katofsky-14203629

Reconstruction Division

Reconstruction Division

SERVPRO Metro-Pittsburgh * South Hills & Monroeville/ eastern suburbs is unique that it offers the comprehensive SERVPRO mitigate and rebuild model (residential and commercial). Services to consider:

~ Board-Ups (crime scenes, accidents) ~ Brick, Block & Cement ~ Roofs ~ Windows ~ Painting ~ Plumbing ~ Electrical ~ Custom Plaster ~ Ceramic ~ Carpet ....

CONTACT Reconstruction Manager Ben Pettinato @ (412) 525-3747.

Pete Akey

Pete Akey

Pete Akey has been with SERVPRO Metro-Pitt since February 2003, first as the Marketing Representative for South Hills and currently serving as General Manager. He takes care of daily operations and corporate compliance.

Pete is a wealth of information with solid emergency disaster experience. He was identified by the SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division as “subject matter expert” on the Corporate Time and Material Estimating program. He serves on a related Advisory Panel.

Pete served in the U.S. Air Force and has been a volunteer fireman for more than 30 years, as well as a paramedic. He holds various certifications in the restoration industry and leads Metro-Pitt's Storm Response Team.

Vincent Matthews

Vincent Matthews

Production Manager "Vinnie" Matthews keeps constant pace 24-7, 365 with the jobs of SERVPRO Metro-Pittsburgh. Crews are dispatched, monitored, and supported through the planning and communications of this wise-cracking, knowledgeable leader. He keeps his cool under pressure and is the first one to help anyone out. Vinnie started working at SERVPRO in 2005 and was named a crew chief a year later. Vinnie has a roofing and construction background; and has been a volunteer fireman for 28 years.

Adam Boehm

Adam Boehm

South Hills Marketing Representative Adam Boehm joined the SERVPRO team in early December 2015. He is a native of Dormont and lives for anything hockey. He previously served more than six years at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh as an analyst for loss mitigation and consumer default. Prior to this he was a loan officer and quality assurance specialist.

Adam is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College where he earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in history. He currently is certified in fire, odor, and water loss. You can connect with him on LinkedIn or call (412) 335-6786.

Note that SERVPRO offers businesses free Emergency Ready Profiles. Please talk to Adam about performing this service for your facility.

Jim Teti

Jim Teti

James "Jim" Teti is one of our Marketing Representatives here at SERVPRO Pittsburgh. Not only is Jim a marketing and sales representative, but he is also one of our best crew chiefs, and can handle your job from start to finish! 

Chad Keller

Chad Keller

Assistant Production Manager Chad Keller has been with the SERVPRO Metro-Pittsburgh family for more than 12 years. He has been a steady force in the growth of three franchises. On the rare occasions when he is not on the scene, he can be found in Cabelas or Gander Mountain, but make no mistake - Chad provides supervision to our SERVPRO crew members, performs site walk-throughs, and focuses on quality assurance. Regarding community service, he is a former EMT, and currently is a volunteer fireman -- 19 years and counting.

Jim

Jim "JB" Bane

Repair and Warehouse Manager JB Bane started with SERVPRO in the summer of 2014 after more than 35 years as a service manager for an equipment supply company. Prior to this he was involved in sales and training for cleaning and restoration. JB's meticulous work transfers well to his wonderful hobby of wood carving.

Ellie the SERVPRO Metro-Pitt Mascot

Ellie the SERVPRO Metro-Pitt Mascot

Ellie isn't just a rescue dog, she's a loved family member here at our SERVPRO office.

Ellie loves spending her days, hanging out in the office with our team members, especially when they order lunch. 

Dan Olson

Dan Olson

Crew Chief and Mold Inspector Dan Olson has been with the company since 2002. Prior to SERVPRO Dan worked at another restoration organization for six years. He found his niche in training for and leading mold remediation because he enjoys the investigative aspect of what causes mold, and how to rectify the situation for residents and business owners. Dan enjoys weightlifting and fishing in the region's lakes, as well as spending time with his wife, son and daughter.

Jermaine Jones

Jermaine Jones

One of Six Crew Chiefs: Jermaine Jones started at SERVPRO New Town-Yardley-Blue Bell back in 2006, went to SERVPRO Bensalem-Langhorne and transferred to Metro-Pittsburgh-South Hills-Monroeville in September 2014. He is a motivator and always the first to bring a team together. Most of Metro-Pitt client reviews reference Jermaine for his knowledge and work performance. He says, “SERVPRO allows me to help people, solve problems, and do something different every day.” When he is not working he writes code, putters with various house projects, attends Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh, and enjoys international travel. Jermaine studied psychology at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Pete Ivaska

Pete Ivaska

One of Six Crew Chiefs: Pete Ivaska joined SERVPRO in November 2013 and specializes in controlled demolition. He served for 13 years in the National Guard, First/107 Field Artillery and has a background in radio-active asbestos removal (certified in abatement), demolition, roofing, and construction. Pete is the Building Trustee for VFW Post 188 in Duquesne and is active with his son in the Port Vue Boy Scout Troop 53. Pete and his wife have three sons and two grandchildren. Outside of SERVPRO he enjoys camping, fishing, target shooting and softball.

Abbey Smola

Abbey Smola

One of Six Crew Chiefs: Abbey Smola joined SERVPRO in May 2014 and was named crew chief in 2015. Abbey is the first female crew chief for fire and water clean-up. She primarily covers water loss, sewage and commercial loss. She is working towards a biochemistry degree with a focus on immunology; and was named into the IUP Honor Society of Leadership and Success (2012). Abbey is a dedicated and committed production worker, always the positive reinforcer. She cross-trains in all restoration areas, and absolutely loves to work and help others. Last year, Abbey led our community service work with sheltered animals.

Matt Kimmel

Matt Kimmel

One of Six Crew Chiefs: Matt Kimmel came to SERVPRO in July 2014 after serving as a security manager for several years. He quickly moved to his current position of Crew Chief for water and fire mitigation, as well as biohazard jobs. His education background includes criminal justice and culinary arts. Matt has been a volunteer firefighter for 16 years, and currently serves as treasurer for the Grapeville Volunteer Fire Company in Westmoreland County.

Debbie Cope

Debbie Cope

Debbie Cope is the Cleaning Crew Chief who started with SERVPRO in March 2014. She supervises the full-service cleaning team, while promoting a safe work environment and detailed documentation of before and after job sites. She upholds all SERVPRO cleaning techniques and practices, and adapts to all the job scenarios in a seamless manner. Her upbeat, positive attitude is infectious and her work ethic unmatched.

Joey Ivaska

Joey Ivaska

Joey Ivaska, production technician, joined SERVPRO Metro-Pittsburgh in June 2014. He thrives on the team atmosphere and loves being a part of a project from initial crisis to completion. He is always there to roll up his sleeves and jump in on any job work. In his free time, Joey can be found playing playing basketball or skakeboarding around town.

Titus Hampton

Titus Hampton

Titus Hampton, production technician, joined the SERVPRO team in July 2014. He covers all types of disasters and brings his extensive electrical training background to the job. Titus is a student at Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he studies electronics engineering. He will complete his degree in 2017. Titus enjoys going to the gym, playing pick-up basketball games, and claims to make the best steaks in town.

John Dell

John Dell

John Dell, production technician, joined the SERVPRO Metro-Pitt team in September 2014 and holds steady with the same reputation since day 1: hard worker. John has the western PA work ethic down to a T and we appreciate his team approach. He currently is training to become a crew chief. Prior to SERVPRO, John worked in masonry for four years and served as a junior fireman at Coulter Volunteer Fire Company. He loves fishing in the region's lakes and rivers.

Production Technicians

Production Technicians

SERVPRO South Hills' production team is cross-trained and prepared to support our crew chiefs in fire, water, mold, biohazard, and other emergency disasters, including national storms/large loss. SERVPRO provides certified training through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR), The TMC Group, The Vortex Drying System School, Professional Training Associations, Inc., IAQ Training Institute, U.S. Micro-Solutions IDL Training Center, Micro-Consulting, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among others.

As we catch our crew members, we will post their bios....