About Restore Pros


Your Local Certified Restoration Experts

We may not be a franchise but we can respond to your loss like one. We perform mitigation services, we can restore, rebuild, repair, and remodel homes, and commercial buildings affected by disasters. Working for property owners, and not insurance companies, Restore Pros has been able to separate ourselves apart from the others. Providing the highest quality craftsmanship and customer service in Athens has allowed us to grow through referrals and word of mouth. Not paying fees for referrals, franchises, and third party insurance administrators allows us to focus on quality instead of quantity.

Ross Kesterson

Founder & CEO

Ross was born and raised in the Athens, Ga area and founded Restore Pros in October of 2008. He has over 30 years experience building and remodeling homes. Ross is a GA Licensed General Contractor and Electrical Contractor. He is certified by the IICRC in water, fire, and mold restoration. One of his passions is helping those in need. In 2022, he was awarded Extra Special People’s most prestigious award, The Wyllie Big Hearts Award.

Alan Hankins

General Manager

Alan brings over three decades of construction management experience to Restore Pros and our clients. He has a broad base of knowledge in commercial construction, residential construction, home remodeling, and insurance restoration. He brings expertise in several areas of leadership through Six Sigma and EOS Operating Systems to improve our business processes and reduce inefficiencies to enhance the customer experience.

Chris Eberhardt

Project Manager

Chris is originally from Washington and graduated from Jackson County High School. He has been with Restore Pros since 2019 and uses his 15 years of expertise in cabinetry and woodworking. He has 8 years of experience in residential and commercial electrical background. He prides himself on quality work ethic. His favorite thing about Restore Pros is the team he works with daily. He enjoys spending time with his family at the lake, fishing, and playing a round of golf.

David Hankins

Mitigation Coordinator

David is a graduate of Commerce High School and currently lives in Comer, Ga. His specialties are in mold mitigation and fire remediation. He prides himself on his knowledge since being part of the Restore Pros Team since 2016. He loves working at Restore Pros because of the complexity of each project.

Jeff Davis

Project Coordinator

Jeff was born in Athens and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He has been in construction management since 2015. Previously, he had worked in construction finance for 9 years. Jeff’s driving goal is to keep his projects on schedule and on budget while delivering excellent customer service.

Luis “Jose” Ortega


Luis brings over 20 years of experience with the longest tenure at Restore Pros. His expertise is in crawl space encapsulation. Luis is the first to jump in wherever he is needed to exceed all customer expectations. In his free time, he is found spending quality time with his children.

Morgan Barnett

Design Manager

Morgan, who joined our team in 2023, is our talented Interior Designer from Athens, GA and brings over a decade of experience in transforming spaces into works of art. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, ensuring her designs are beautiful and functional for all ages. When she’s not creating stunning interiors, Morgan enjoys cherished moments with her husband and two boys. Morgan brings creativity and warmth to every project she undertakes.

Robert Gutierrez


Robert is a dedicated and experienced professional with a decade of expertise in construction. Known for his hardworking nature and punctuality, he is a valued team player who thrives in collaborative environments. Outside of work, Robert cherishes quality time with his family, reflecting his friendly and approachable personality.

Shellie Sullivan

Office Manager

With more than 35 years of experience in customer service, Shellie takes pride in treating all clients as part of the family and providing understanding and empathy with each project. Her favorite thing about Restore Pros is the dedication to quality by the entire staff and the minute details others may not offer. She is a native of Morgan County and currently lives in Athens, Ga. In her spare time, she enjoys following all UGA Sports, tailgating with family and friends, and cheering on the Dawgs.

Tate Massey

Project Manager

Tate is a native of Jefferson where he attended Jackson County High School. He currently resides in Commerce where he moved 13 years ago. He has been employed with Restore Pros since 2017 and shares his craftsmanship specialties and expertise in cabinetry and woodworking. When he is not working, you will find Tate spending quality time with his family.

Tim White

Project Manager

Tim is a local Athenian with 40+ years of construction experience. His expertise is in building high-end custom homes and his motto is to lead the project with integrity by doing everything it takes from beginning to end and never cutting corners. Tim plays keyboard for local recording artists such as Widespread Panic, Holman Autry Band, Normaltown Flyers, and T Graham Brown.

  • They’ve become a trusted member of our team

    ESP exists to create transformative experiences for people with disabilities, changing communities for the better. It has been a true gift for ESP to work with RestorePros as a partner for many of our projects to expand our mission. RestorePros was instrumental in supporting the creation of a Miracle League field and playground, providing an addition to our already existing gym building, renovating a cabin and dining hall on our camp property, and providing continued maintenance and upkeep support for all of our properties. Each time we’ve worked with RestorePros, they’ve become a trusted member of our team in how…

    ESP of Watkinsville
  • Restore Pros repaired everything from top to bottom.

    Daughter caught bedroom closet on fire with a standing lamp. Destroyed the entire room before fire was put out. Restore Pros repaired everything from top to bottom. Couldn’t be happier. 

    Liam Tucker
  • You won’t regret calling Restore Pros!

    Restore Pros is a great company to work with. Ross is a great guy and takes awesome care of people. He’s honest and upfront. You won’t regret calling Restore Pros!  

    Jared Norton
  • Restore Pros guided me through the whole process.

    My home received storm damage from a large limb which punctured my roof and also damaged the ceiling of my garage. Restore Pros guided me through the whole process of dealing with the insurance company and repaired my roof and garage. They were good people to deal with and got my damage fixed for me. Though I hope to not have to use them again I certainly would if the need arises.  

    Joel Logan
  • Great service.

    Great service. I had a moldy crawlspace and they cleaned it up and replaced the vapor barrier. They cost a lot less than the foundation company and also gave some great suggestions on other improvements that would prevent my problem from coming back.  

    Eugene L.
  • So very happy and proud of our beautiful custom built home built by Restore Pros!!!!

    Professionalism, punctuality, quality, responsiveness, and value. “So very happy and proud of our beautiful custom built home built by Restore Pros!!!! Enjoyed working with Ross, his crew, and the subs. All very professional, helpful and genuinely nice folks. Highly recommend Restore Pros!!!!!

    David Forney
  • Restore Pros gets it done right.

    I’ve worked with Ross and his team on multiple occasions. Whether it be working together with a mutual customer or from a personal standpoint, Restore Pros gets it done right. I wouldn’t look to anyone else for my remediation, repair, or construction needs. As a matter of fact, my wife and I recently finished working with Ross to build our dream home. We couldn’t be more pleased. Ross has a great attention for detail and is creative when faced with a challenge. Whatever repair, remediation, or general construction need you may have, RestorePros is who you should call.  

    Joel Harbin
  • 5 Stars!

    5 Stars! [Restore Pros] has professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value. 

    Gaby Cayia
  • We will definitely call on Restore Pros in the future.

    Ross and his team are professional, kind, knowledgeable, punctual and care.We were having trouble with a over flowing air conditioner. We had water coming out of our ceiling and the ceiling was about to cave in.We called Ross and his team were out within an hour and fixed the problem.We will definitely call on Restore Pros in the future.  

    Vicki Sykora
  • Very professional, thorough, and easy to work with.

    I’ve used Ross and Restore Pros on two occasions and have found them to be very professional, thorough, and easy to work with. Unlike some people and companies in the service industry, you can count on Restore Pros to communicate well and do what they say they will in a timely fashion. I recommend them highly.  

    Hugh Watson
  • Highly recommend!

    Crew was fantastic! Very helpful, professional and competent! Responds very quick. Highly recommend! Our kitchen remodel is awesome!  

    Janis Ellis
  • We are so pleased with the work they did! 

    Restore Pros just finished a kitchen remodeling job at our home and we are so pleased with the work they did! Jeff Davis was our project manager and he was incredibly responsive and helpful with any and all questions we had throughout the process. Our job was small but it needed a lot of different trades. Bryan did the tile and electrical work and everything looks better than we even imagined. Tate and Chris did a cabinet modification and you wouldn’t even know that the piece was not original to the kitchen. Power Plumbing did the pot filler work and…

    Meghan Riggs
  • Ross & his team were amazing

    We had just moved into a new residence and the master bedroom/bathroom flooded. The very next morning the team was out at the house and working to fix the problem. Ross and his team were amazing. Very professional and great at communicating what was going on throughout the restoration of the master bedroom and bathroom. I highly recommend their services. Thank you Ross and team for all you did for us!

    Rileigh Gamboa