water damage restoration service

Our Story

Every restoration business has a beginning and, oddly enough, Restore Pros of Athens started out in electricity!

Co-owner Ross Kesterson was born and raised in Athens, and got his start in the restoration business in the 1990s as a licensed electrician. He has wired approximately 2,000 homes in Athens and Northeast Georgia, along with performing commercial service work. From there, Kesterson built his first home in 1994, and started officially building homes in 1998.

In 2008, he and co-owner Joe Godfrey started Restore Pros, LLC., which started out refurbishing foreclosed homes. They saw first hand how catastrophic home and business damage could be on the customer, and they wanted help. This is how their experience with safe and affordable water damage and mold damage cleanup, tree removal, and home repairs came about. This is also when Kesterson developed his skill in the insurance claim restoration business.

After building over 100 homes, developing three subdivisions, and restoring thousands of houses and businesses combined, there aren't too many residential or commercial issues he isn't familiar with. Kesterson has spent decades building trustworthy relationships with his clients and developing reliable partnerships with other business owners.

This is why Restore Pros of Athens is the best choice for your removal and repair work.

Our Approach

Restore Pros of Athens offers service to commercial and residential clients in need of restoration services in Athens and around Northeast Georgia. Whether you have a leak from a water heater, refrigerator, dishwasher or a frozen pipe that has burst or a basement that has flooded, or have had a leaky roof that led to water damage in your home or office, Restore Pros can help get your home or business restored.

Water Damage Restoration, Flood Damage, Smoke Cleanup, Storm Damage Repairs, and Fire Damage Restoration services to the cities and surrounding areas of Athens, Jefferson, Flowery Branch, Braselton, and Commerce, Georgia.

Meet the Team

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Ross Kesterson


Athens Restoration


Restore Pros of Athens

The best in Georgia!


Joe Godfrey