Serving South Bend, IN and Surrounding Areas.

Our History


For decades, we have served thousands of satisfied customers and clients. Our history begins with The Sergio Corporation, founded in 1980 as a small, family-owned business in the Midwest. Founder Tony Sergio established the early service businesses with a true entrepreneur’s vision. Later, he was joined in the business by his brother-in-law Al Scott and his brother Joseph Sergio. The strategic direction of the company changed, with a focus on establishing First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists as an elite national full-service disaster restoration company and network.

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As the company grew, it was recognized in 2001 as the regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. In 2004, as the First Response Restoration Network of restoration contractors and specialty service vendors grew, along with the local, regional and national client base, the company was recognized with the prestigious “Phoenix Award for Innovation in Restoration” by the National Institute of Disaster Restoration. And in 2005, one of the largest transportation corporations in the United States mobilized First Response to respond to 100 damaged facilities in two states after Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in the country’s history.

Today, the award-winning national company First Response remains one of the elite restoration companies in America, providing a wide range of restoration services to local, regional and national clients in the continental United States. First Response works with more than 100 insurance companies and is a preferred provider for many of them, and serves high-profile clients like Mutual Bank, CSX, McDonald's, Walmart, and the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs to name a few, as well as individual residential and commercial clients who need fast, cost-effective help. First Response still functions with the same entrepreneurial vision it started with to provide the highest quality of service to customers and clients at the lowest cost possible.


Contact First Response Today for Superior Restoration Services

First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists is a family owned company with an expert team that has the experience needed to provide quality restoration services. Whether your property is residential, commercial or industrial, we’d love to show you why we are one of the area’s leading choices for restoring places back to suitable conditions. Contact us today for services, and you'll receive professional assistance for all your restoration needs.