Mihalko’s adds 12,000 Sqft. Restoration Contents Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Looking to double employees at location that specializes in insurance restoration services.
Mihalko’s General Contracting, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Lou Mihalko as handyman business and has developed into a full-service property renovation and insurance restoration contractor. In 2003 Mihalko’s expanded into their office location along Rt. 219 in Cambria County, which will remain their headquarters. The company added additional locations in Altoona, State College, and most recently has decided to expand their property insurance and restoration services into a 12,000 sq ft contents center located at 136 Jaycee Drive, Johnstown, PA.
Mihalko’s currently employees over 45 skilled craftsmen, supervisors, estimators, and technicians with the goal of doubling the number of employees at the restoration services group. The company has developed a specialty in serving customers that experience emergencies related to fire, smoke, water, storm and other property damage caused by accidents. Mihalko’s began servicing the insurance industry in the late 1990’s and has since developed relationships with the largest insurance carriers in Pennsylvania. Chelsea Mihalko, Vice President of Mihalko’s General Contracting said “The increased demand for restoration services and the commitment we have to our region is the driving force behind
the expansion. “A business that started in the back of a station wagon has become one of the largest independent property insurance restoration companies in Pennsylvania. We felt it was appropriate to expand our operation in the region that has supported us for the last 44 years.”
The Mihalko’s Contents center resembles that of a clean manufacturing facility that houses water extractors, commercial dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and fans. The company also invested in a state-of-the-art ultrasonic cleaning line. The machinery uses high-frequency sound waves transmitted through liquid to scrub immersed contents. After cleaning, all materials are transitioned to a stainless-steel heating oven and dried. The equipment can clean smoke ridden items and damaged electronics in a way that is far superior to hand cleaning. Forklifts inside the building move fire damaged goods to and from the ultrasonic line, and then back to a designated ozone room to remove the smell of smoke.
Chelsea added, “We want the area to recognize that Mihalko’s is continuing to reinvest in our people, process, and business. Our goal is to see the company continue to be a quality employer for the next 40 years.”