Restoration 1 of Metro Detroit Earns the Department of Labor Platinum Award

November 8, 2023 - Belleville, MI - Restoration 1 of Metro Detroit has been selected for the 2023 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award for the 3rd year in a row!  The owner, Chris Kushmaul and Operations Leader, Gabe Arreola served together in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Together, through Restoration 1, they have a personal mission to attract and employ as many Veterans as possible to serve their local community.  

Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs.  The HIRE Vets Medallion Award program is proud to recognize businesses committed to recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans.

"Every day as a veteran, I value having purposeful work,” says Chris Kushmaul. “I'm fortunate to be in a position to be able to hire veterans and genuinely serve our community. Restoration 1 is a direct match with my personal and professional objectives." 

Recognizing our veteran support means a lot to our business and community. At Restoration 1, the spirit of service runs deep. Specializing in addressing water, smoke, mold, and other damages, the company mirrors the selflessness seen in military service. Their team of veterans continues to channel their dedication to aid, serving the community in times of distress.

Restoration 1 is dedicated to restoring normalcy to the lives of community members impacted by water, mold, or fire damage. Understanding the distress and chaos that such incidents bring, we are committed to alleviating the associated stress. One call to our local experts sets in motion a straightforward recovery process designed to return your property and life back to the way you remember. Our emphasis is on swift, efficient, and compassionate service, ensuring that, even in trying times, you have a dependable partner to lean on. With a 24/7 Rapid Response system, we prioritize timely assistance, aiming to minimize disruption and get your life back on track as seamlessly as possible.

Restoration 1 will continue to serve our customers, hire our veterans, and be an integral part of making our community run well. The company is here to serve.


About HIRE Vets Act

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting the criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.” Over 1,650 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award. To learn more visit:  

About Restoration 1®

Founded in 2008, Restoration 1 is an award-winning franchise that specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigations, restoration, and reconstruction services. An industry innovator, the Texas-based company uses advanced technologies and tools to perform restoration for both residential and commercial properties that have been damaged due to water, smoke, fire, mold, storms, and more. Restoration 1 of Metro Detroit has been in operation for over five years, serving the Metro Detroit communities. For more information about Restoration 1 Metro Detroit visit and to hear more from their military veteran team check out. We are Military Veterans at Restoration 1 of Metro Detroit - We have Proudly Served Our Country!.