• Mud damage.
  • Stains.
  • Mold.
  • Fire damage.
  • Extreme weather.

Welcome Ileana, Richard, & Richard Jr.!

Please meet Richard Gherardi, Richard Gherardi Jr., and Ileana Giambone, the owners of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Suffolk County.


The three owners were familiar with the BELFOR name and the strong reputation that follows. Several of them had the opportunity to attend one of the annual franchise conventions hosted by BELFOR Franchise Group. The convention was extremely beneficial and allowed them to meet a majority of the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE team members. They were provided great information related to the brand and immediately became interested in opening up their own 1-800 WATER DAMAGE location. There were several things that encouraged them to finalize their decision, but the company culture, immense resources, and high standards ultimately became the deciding factors.

As the owners of the new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Suffolk County location, Richard, Richard Jr., and Ileana are eager to build a great reputation for their brand in Suffolk County, NY. They all share a common goal to continue to expand their business in hope to service most of Long Island.

Richard and his son, Richard Jr., prefer to stay active in their free time. They enjoy working out at the gym, boating, fishing, and cooking. Ileana has a husband named John who is very supportive. John plans to join Ileana and work as a technician for 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Suffolk County. Ileana and her husband John have two children named Leana Monika and Angela Karina. She also has a beautiful grandson named Caden. When she is not busy with work, Ileana enjoys traveling, working out, and many other outdoor activities.

Richard Gherardi and Richard Gherardi Jr. can be reached at richard.gherardi@1800waterdamage.com or by phone at 631-324-7883.

Ileana Giambone can be reached at ileana.giambone@1800waterdamage.com or by phone at 631-324-7883.

Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!