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

Welcome Jim, Donna, and Cole!

We would like to welcome our newest owners to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!

Please meet Jim Abramson and Donna Collova, owners of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Tampa Bay.

Jim Abramson and Donna Collova, owners of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Tampa BayJim and Donna weren’t newcomers to the industry when they first started considering opening their own restoration business. Jim spent many years in the restoration industry as the owner of a general contracting business specializing in building restaurants around the country. During that time, he grew familiar with BELFOR and its strong reputation, which is what led him and Donna to 1-800 WATER DAMAGE when they began looking into franchises. Understanding the importance of brand recognition in such a competitive industry, Jim and Donna realized the opportunity to own a 1-800 WATER DAMAGE business and be backed by BELFOR was the perfect fit for them.

With their new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE location, Jim and Donna will be serving Tampa Bay and the surrounding area. Jim is looking forward to using his extensive experience in the industry as a foundation for forming strong relationships with local insurance agents. Jim and Donna anticipate these relationships will help gain immediate traction for their business and build brand recognition throughout their densely populated territory.

Jim and Donna have three Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs named Alvin, Irma, and Harvey. In their spare time, Jim and Donna enjoy staying active, playing tennis, horseback riding, and taking trips to northern states to go skiing.

Jim and Donna can be reached at jim.abramson@1800waterdamage.com, donna.collova@1800waterdamage.com and by phone at 813-514-8426.

Please join us in welcoming Jim and Donna to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!

Please meet Cole Miele, owner of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Lawrenceville/Norcross.

Cole Miele, owner of 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Lawrenceville/NorcrossCole began searching for the right opportunity to open a reputable franchise business several months ago. His family had a familiarity with and an interest in the restoration industry, which helped guide Cole’s search. During his research, the BELFOR name and reputation led him to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE brand. Cole and his father, Barry, made a trip to the Home Office where they saw the extensive resources and high level of support each team member was willing to offer to help them succeed. Shortly after the visit, Cole knew 1-800 WATER DAMAGE was his ideal business and became eager to join the team.

Cole has always been intrigued by the opportunity to help people in their time of need. Now, as the owner of the new 1-800 WATER DAMAGE of Lawrenceville/Norcross location, Cole will have the chance to help customers on a daily basis. He’s looking forward to growing a successful business while also making a positive impact within the community.

Family is a big part of Cole’s life. His parents, Barry and Gina, have been married for 26 years. Cole has two brothers, one older and one younger, and they’re all two years apart. The biggest joy of Cole’s life, though, is his 5-year-old son named Aiden. Outside of work, Cole enjoys the outdoors by fishing and hiking. He also likes to cook and attend concerts.

Cole can be reached at cole.miele@1800waterdamage.com or by phone at 678-619-5848.

Please join us in welcoming Cole Miele to the 1-800 WATER DAMAGE family!