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Highest Quality Workmanship and Superior Results

We have the knowledge, the equipment, and the commitment necessary to handle the most challenging situations. As a residential and commercial contractor, we consider no job to be too big or too small. Reinforcing our commitment to honesty and excellence, we offer up-front pricing and a warranty on all our craftsmanship. Call our team today at 304.562.7001 to discover how we can handle all your remodeling needs. Because at First Response, from start to finish, we do it all.

We’ve Got You

We are strategically located in Putnam County, WV. We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured contractor specializing in emergency response, restoration, construction, remodeling, renovations, and general home improvement, PLUS mitigation and remediation services as a result of water, fire, smoke, mold, wind, or sewage damage.

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The Quality Shows
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No one tells our story better than the people we've worked with.

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Jack and Delores Sampson

A company that is truly knowledgeable in restoration & mitigation. Thanks for your help, First Response!

Ashley Willard

First Response is incredibly efficient and kind! Their work is amazing. Very considerate.

Skyler Barnhart

I used to work for first response as a crew leader . They payed me well, and treated me right . All around they are good people to work for. I only left because I opened up my own construction company. You won’t find a better company to work for in wv . I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dependable and trustworthy company to work for or to have work preformed by them.

Michael Mulla

Worked for this company for the last month. Andy does an out standing job of getting the job done right. They really care about the customers needs during a hard time. These guys work really hard to please everybody. Top notch company all the way around!!!

Kevin Ragland

Barbara & John are the best!!!!

Karen T.

Dear Mr. Kyle, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done of the restoration of water damaged bedroom. Your men were able to remove the wet insulation, plaster and dry out the wooden structure in short order. This operation required the removal of all furniture, drapes, lighting and ceiling fan before they were able to remove the wet material. It took several days to dry out the wooden structure. Your men returned and installed new insulation, drywall and plaster mud. Your men are very careful to keep the dirty and dust to a minimum. They covered the floor with protective clothes and plastic sheeting. New paint was applied in two days. The final day before Thanksgiving, the men returned all fixtures, furniture to restore the room to its original state.

Thank you gentlemen for a fine job.

Robert J. Cruickshank

Dear First Response,

Just a note of appreciation to Barb, Andy & Jeremy for their efforts to restore our kitchen. Although we did not anticipate this project, Barb and her crew made the process less overwhelming. They were courteous, prompt and professional. They came as scheduled, worked diligently and skilfully, answered questions and took great care to leave our home neat and clean. I feel they all went above and beyond our expectations. Thank you for a job well done!

Charles & Barbara Wilson

We are very satisfied with the work done by the First Response employees Michael Glenn and John Griswell. They were very good workers and polite people and we enjoyed them being here. They did an excellent job and we highly recommend them. They went step by step by doing the job right. I was very impressed by the work of Michael Glenn and John Griswell – they worked great together.

Douglas & Deborah Tyree

We are writing to say thank you for an outstanding job your company did and in particular, John Dial in repairing damage to our house in Barboursville, WV. The efforts by everyone within your organization went beyond expectations. The quick responses dealing with the insurance company to the courteous and supportive assistance those working our claim was not the standard support one finds in today’s business climate. The First Response employees were genuine in their interest to help and continuously exceeded expectations. In all my experiences, I have never had such a sincere and positive business interaction. You made our damage recovery process a positive experience in such a stressful time.

Above and beyond all the positives we experience working with your company, we cannot express how grateful and appreciative we are to John Dial. Mr. Dial went far above anything we could have ever expected in helping ensure everything was done and done right. He is an amazing asset to your organization. We cannot thank him enough for all he did to help us. read more

David & Cheryl Jonese

Steve, thank you for all of your efforts in putting my building back post-fire.

Best always,


I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work the staff and workers from First Response Restoration accomplished in the assessment and repairs of the water damage at my home. John’s assessment work was exacting and efficient. Michael’s repair work was flawless and perfect. Although I am very happy with the end product, I was most impressed with the conditions my home was in everyday at the end of the work cycle. The work was clean, nothing was damaged or moved (beyond reasonable moving of things in the process of repairs). In closing, I would strongly recommend First Response Restoration to anyone for repairs assessment and repairs, I am honored to have had such professionals in my home.

Lieutenant Charles P. McCormick