About South QLD Restoration’s Staff

Meet Our Team

David Hall

David Hall

Managing Director

David has worked in the Cleaning & Restorations industry since 1989. He started in Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control and has continued to expand on his skills and experiences in the industry for over 20 years.

In 1999, David started working in Water Damage Restoration. He travelled from the United States to Australia, project managing water damage restoration companies during storm seasons and natural disasters.

When Davids’ not providing floor cleaning, drying and restoration services, you can find him barracking for both Parramatta and North Queensland in Rugby League.

Qualifications:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Health & Safety Certificate
  • Journeyman Textile Cleaner
  • Odour Control
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Fire & Smoke Restoration
  • Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer
  • Master Fire & Smoke Restorer
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Working with Heights
  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • Tile Restoration Trained
  • Licensed Pest Control
  • White Card & Blue Card
  • Trained/Certified by ITI and Coach8
Jesse Drost

Jesse Drost

Operations Manager

Jesse started out in the restoration industry in 1996 and since moving to Queensland from Denver, Colorado in 2004, he has been involved in every major weather event in Northern NSW and Queensland since Cyclone Larry in 2007.

With over 25 years’ experience in fire, flood, storm and mould remediation, Jesse brings to South Queensland Restoration a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Specialising in inspection and reporting on mould damage, project managing large, complex loss claims, supervising jobs, training, and inducting new employees as well as implementing and enforcing OH&S procedures to ensure both the safety of employees and clients.

Whilst managing jobs in a streamlined and efficient manner Jesse is committed to providing high quality customer service and doing all he can to reassure and guide clients through what is often a stressful situation.

IICRC Qualifications in Carpet Cleaning, Asset Maintenance, Advanced Structural Drying and Applied Microbial Technician Training.

Colin Bayer

Colin Bayer

Restoration Technician

Not long after moving to Australia from New Zealand in 2015, Colin started his employment with South QLD Restoration. A jack of all trades, working primarily in steel fabricating and concreting Colin was looking for further opportunities to grow and broaden his knowledge in construction and restoration. Coming from a sport orientated family when Colin is not working on mould and water restoration jobs, he is spending time with his daughters cheering them on at their Rugby Union and League games. About working at South QLD Restoration, he says that he “enjoys the different variety and challenges of the job”.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration

Brayden Wanklin

Brayden Wanklin

Restoration Technician

South QLD Restoration have afforded me a lot of growth opportunity within the industry in the way of training and furthering my knowledge in restoration. Every day is different working in restoration you never know what is in store for you for the day whether that be attending a fire job, mould, or water damage. I feel that in working with South QLD Restorations I am working with industry professionals that I can learn from and push me to take on new and challenging opportunities.

I love tattoos, cars, and racing. In my spare time I enjoy going for drives out bush with my family, helping people, making them laugh and having fun. Prior to working at South QLD Restoration, I was a stay-at-home father to my 4 children.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration

Steve Carslake

Steve Carslake

Restoration Technician

New to the restoration industry, previously having worked as a Production Manager for a retro reflective plastic company, for the past 15 years working also in purchasing and customer service.  Originally from South Australia, I am a busy father of three kids and two grandkids. When I am not busy working, I enjoy watching the AFL, horse racing (I also have a small share in a racehorse) and cricket. I also enjoy cooking, especially on my BBQ. I get great satisfaction from helping to see people get through a difficult time in their restoration journey and know that I have played a part in making their lives a little bit more happier and stress free.

Josh Prosser

Josh Prosser

Restoration Technician

A carpenter/ joiner by trade with 20 years industry experience. Prior to working with South QLD Restoration, Josh had been busy working in playground installation, general home maintenance as well as framing and fit out carpentry. Josh has joined the team at South QLD Restoration to gain a broader base of knowledge and job opportunities. Never one to knock back a challenge the best part of working at South QLD Restoration is restoring our customers’ homes back to a liveable condition if not better than restoration works being undertaken. Outside of working hours, Josh enjoys relaxing at home watching movies or playing guitar in his band.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration.

Shane Hegedus

Shane Hegedus

Restoration Technician

Previously working as a kitchen cabinetry installer for the past 15 years, with experience also in demolition and as a construction labourer. Passionate about providing a high level of customer service every job. I enjoy meeting new people and working on a different variety of jobs in all different locations throughout Brisbane – Gold Coast. Outside of work I enjoy fishing and any type of water sports.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration.

Zach Hegedus

Zach Hegedus

Restoration Technician

Newly appointed within South QLD Restoration with no previous experience, this is Zac’s first paid job after leaving senior schooling. Bringing a fresh perspective to the team, a high level of motivation and willingness to learn we are excited to have Zac on board and see what the future holds in terms of his employment here at South QLD Restoration.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration.

Peter Pettman

Peter Pettman

Restoration Technician

After working as a Production Supervisor for a leading Dairy factory, looking to set himself new challenges Peter has recently joined our team and started employment with South QLD Restoration as a Restoration Technician. Peter enjoys the diversity of different jobs in which he attends varying from cleaning, fire, and water restoration jobs. In his spare time Peter enjoys spending quality time with his kids and wife at the beach. He is excited to welcome his third grandchild on the way in the upcoming months.

Certification: Water Damage Restoration.

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