Berken holds a B.A. degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fl. and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Florida International University in Miami, Fl.
He spent ten years as an executive in the New home/community construction from 1992 to 2005. He was instrumental in the building of over 20 master planned communities. This included over 10,000 homes, condos, and townhomes throughout the state of Florida.
Paul Davis has served customers in Broward County since 1985. Berken acquired Paul Davis Restoration in 2006. Berken and his staff are certified from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in water, fire, smoke and mold damage restoration. He has more than 20 years of experience in residential and commercial construction as well as remodeling.
Berken has been a resident of south Florida since 1970. His office enjoys customer service rankings in the top 5% of the industry, is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 1992, and was awarded the “Life Spike” award by the NAHB. Berken is a former member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and his pedigree as a seasoned home builder native to South Florida is impressive.
Vice President Emergency Services
Josh was born in Worcester, MA but only lived there until he was about 3 years old, when his parent Valerie and Richard moved him down the South Florida like most.
Josh worked in the Homeowners insurance Industry as an Underwriter for Peoples Trust Insurance in Boca Raton. Peoples Trust is where Josh became interested in getting out in the field to see the claims in person. After going out and seeing them, he decided that he wanted to test his skills and knowledge, combine with his drive to learn and work on the other side.
Josh researched the industry and all of the qualifications needed to become a Water Tech. He found the Paul Davis National training center and put himself through school. After passing his first 2 courses, he began work as a tech at Paul Davis Restoration of Broward County and North Miami. Josh has been with PDR for 2 years now hold the Title of Emergency Services Manager. He holds certifications through the IICRC for WTR, ASD, CCT as well as through the RSA for CCT, Bio Hazard and Trauma Clean Up. Josh would like to complete as many certifications as possible to not only get certified but to learn everything there is to know about the industry.
Josh is becoming a groom on June 27th 2015 to Joann Brown a Florida native. They share beautiful dog Diesel that is 6 years old. In his free time Josh loves to do anything outdoors especially fishing and golfing.
Karen Killen has over 30 years of experience in the real estate, legal and insurance industries as an Operations Manager, Human Resources Director and Controller. Karen is currently the Controller and oversees all human resources, office management and accounting functions. Karen holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting from Northcentral University.
Lucas Berken has been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward since 2017 and is currently an Estimator for the Reconstruction Division. Lucas is currently sitting for the General Contractor examination and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Florida State University.
Tyler Powell has recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as the Construction Coordinator. Tyler has extensive experience in Customer Service and we are looking forward to working with him.
Christian Daza had been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward previously as a technician and has recently rejoined the company as an Estimator. Christian now has extensive experience as an Estimator and we are looking forward to working with him in his new capacity.
Juan Manjarres has recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as a Project Manager where he will be overseeing the majority of the restoration projects. Juan has extensive experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Tony Peralta has been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward since 2017 and has been an Emergency Services Technician fielding water, fire, mold and bio-hazard losses and has over 11 years of experience in the reconstruction industry. Tony holds IICRC certification in Water Damage Restoration.
Eric Torres had been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward previously and has recently rejoined the company as an ESD Technician fielding water, fire, mold and bio-hazard losses. Eric has over five years of experience in the restoration industry and holds IICRC certifications in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation and Trauma & Crime Scene.
Ricardo Velozo recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as an ESD Technician. Ricardo previously owned a company performing sub-contracting services for restoration companies. Ricardo will continue to work as an ESD Technician as well as perform in-house restoration work.
Malcolm Wilkie has recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as an ESD Technician performing mitigation for water, mold and fire jobs. We look forward to working with Malcolm.
Alkeny Cid has been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward since 2020 and has been an Emergency Services Technician fielding water, fire, mold and bio-hazard losses. Alkeny has over 10 years in the restoration industry.
Ryan Johnson has been with Paul Davis Restoration of Broward since 2017 as an ESD Technician and has recently been promoted to Mitigation Manager. Ryan holds IICRC certification in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying.
Rene Fortun has recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as an ESD Technician. Rene has extensive experience in Mitigation and Restoration industry and we are looking forward to working with him.
Mitigation Assistant Manager
Gustavo Rios has recently joined Paul Davis Restoration of Broward as the Mitigation Assistant Manager. Gustavo has over five years of experience in the restoration industry and holds IICRC certifications in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Microbial Remediation and Carpet Cleaning. Gustavo also served in the Colombia Marines and holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Sciences.
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