Tony Sergio is the founder of the first series of Sergio family businesses that now comprise The Sergio Corporation. He currently coordinates the large loss and catastrophe disaster restoration division of the corporation, and has been a driving force in the rapid growth of First Response for more than 30 years. Tony’s extensive background in reconstruction, structural drying and disaster response make him a strong asset on any job site. Tony has overseen expert luxury residential restoration projects, and his vast commercial experience extends from flood restoration services in Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Cedar Rapids in the Heartland to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast states. He is an active member of Disaster Kleenup International, as well as many other professional industry-specific associations. Tony is a lifelong resident of the Michiana area, and is active in his church as the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Tony has also served on multiple short-term mission trips with his family. Tony and his wife have five children.
Al Scott has been a partner with The Sergio Corporation since 1989 and serves as the President of First Response, overseeing all operations. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Ball State University and served as an assistant basketball coach for four years, during which the school won the Mid-American Conference Championship and posted the best record in the school’s history. Al served as the Varsity Basketball Coach at Trinity School at Greenlawn for many years as well, holding a lifetime 71% win rate. Al has applied his coaching style to First Response by motivating employees to achieve their potential through teamwork in a goal-oriented environment. He holds the title of Certified Restorer, which distinguishes an elite group of professionals who have received advanced training covering all aspects of the restoration industry and has been awarded to fewer than 300 individuals. Al and his wife have four children and three grandchildren.
Bret started his career with First Response in 2005 as a Superintendent for the Structure Department. Bret oversees the reconstruction of current jobs and organization of structural employees. Bret’s duties include everyday operations of repairs, keeping customers informed of the status of their projects and moving the employees in the right direction at job sites. Bret has over 30 years of experience in building construction.
Brad started at First Response in 2002. He is the Superintendent for the Contents Department and oversees a staff of seven. He is responsible for the packing out, cleaning, storage, and packing in of all contents deemed salvageable at a loss. All contents are stored at the contents facility until the repairs have been completed. Brad and his wife have two children and are very active in their church community.
Reid joined the First Response team in 2014. After a brief time in the contents department, he found a home in the water department for several years, ultimately becoming IICRC certified and taking a lead technician role. Now as part of the estimating team, Reid focuses on writing accurate estimates and working for our clients and with insurance adjusters in order to help get our customers back to pre-loss condition, without missing the little things. In his spare time, Reid enjoys spending time with his cat and chinchilla, and tinkering in the garage.
Email: MichaelS@FirstResponseDRS.com Michael joined the First Response team full-time in 2016 as an Account Executive specializing in sales and marketing, and was promoted to Director of Business Development in 2018. Michael oversees the Business Development office and concentrates on pre-disaster planning and implementation with large commercial clients. Michael had previously worked with First Response throughout summers in high school and college before permanently relocating to Louisville, Kentucky where he was an assistant men’s basketball coach for six years. Michael helped lead Bellarmine University to their 2011 National Championship, as well as Final Four appearances in 2012 and 2015. In his free time, Mike enjoys watching and attending sporting events and attending Broadway shows. Michael is married with young twin boys and with a daughter due in September of 2019.
First Response Disaster Restoration Specialists is a family owned company with an expert team that has the experience needed to provide South Bend with 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 in South Bend, and you'll receive professional assistance for all your restoration needs.