SERVPRO of South Hills Employee Photos

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

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 -

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.

Dan Olson

Production Manager 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.

Vincent Matthews

Construction 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.

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.

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.

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.

John Dell

Crew Chief, John Dell, 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.

Chad Keller

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.

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....

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.